Sony Corp. this week said it will offer an extended Playstation Plus membership to users following an attack on the Playstation Network that limited service use.

The company said PS Plus members with an active membership or free trial on Dec. 25 will receive a five day extension.

In addition, all users will receive a 10 percent discount off a one-time purchase at the Playstation Store at a to be determined date.

Sony this week said Infamous: First Light for the Playstation 4 will be available at no cost for Playstation Plus members Jan. 6.

Infamous: First Light is a stand-alone download game that features a new lead character and new features.

Sony this week said Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Prototype 2 for the Playstation 3 will be available at no cost to Playstation Plus members Jan. 6.


Prototype 2 is a third-person action follow-up to the 2009 release Prototype.
The title includes an all-new infected protagonist in a hunt to kill Alex Mercer, the first installment’s hero.


Sony this week said Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita will be available at no cost for Playstation Plus members Jan. 6.

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is a compilation that includes enhanced versions of Duke Nukem 3D, three classic expansion packs, and the original version of the classic game.


Microsoft Corp. this week said it will release the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition and Collector’s Edition SKUs.

The Limited Edition includes the standard edition, new digital items to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items in a steel book at $99.99.

The Collector’s Edition includes the Limited Edition content and a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries at $249.99.

Customers who pre-order the standard edition will receive an exclusive poster.

Halo 5: Guardians is the next installment of the franchise to include Master Chief.

Microsoft this week said the Xbox Live service for the Xbox One is back online following an outage that began Dec. 25.

Sun., the Xbox Live core services social and gaming, and purchase and content usage were up and running.

Xbox Live service outage began Dec. 25 which prevented users from logging into the service.

Microsoft this month said D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die for the Xbox One is now available at no cost to Xbox Live members under the Xbox Live Games with Gold program.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is an interactive mystery title in which a time traveling detective must solve his wife’s murder.

The title typically sells at $14.99.

Microsoft Corp. this month said MX vs. ATV Alive for the Xbox 360 is now available at no cost to Xbox Live members under the Xbox Live Games with Gold program through Jan. 15.

MX vs. ATV Alive is motorcross-based competitive racing title that includes online multiplayer functionality for up to 12 users.

The title typically sells at $19.99.

Nintendo Co.’s Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U held in the top five software sales this week at the Nintendo eShop.

This week, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ranked as the No. 4 best-selling download title across all software at the Nintendo eShop.

The 3D puzzle title allows users to rotate a three-dimensional block to solve puzzles at all angles.

Nintendo this week said Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U held in the top three best-selling software sales this week at the Nintendo eShop.

This week, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ranked as the No. 3 best-selling software across all platforms in the Nintendo eShop.


The title has sold nearly 710,000 units in the U.S. to date.

Duck Hunt for the Wii U Virtual Console division ranked as the top-selling download software this week post release.

This week, Duck Hunt ranked as the No. 1 download software across all platforms in the Nintendo eShop.

The NES classic, released Dec. 25, is compatible with the Wii Remote controller to shoot ducks and clay targets with a hunting dog.

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