For the longest time, I’ve never given PlayStation Plus much thought. Sure, they advertised free games for the service, but after giving up on the Xbox, paid online services seemed abhorrent. At one time or another, I thought that the ability to play console games online was a premium service that was well worth the cost. Later on I realized I can get almost the same experience on just about every other gaming device, but for free. Subscription fees just for the ability to play games online seemed rather silly. As you can imagine, I remained determined not to spend a dime on any sort of subscription service.
However, while watching the E3 2012 Sony conference, I realized there may be some pretty good incentives to try out PS Plus. With titles like Infamous 2, Just Cause 2, and LittleBigPlanet 2 offered for free, I decided to try the service. While I probably would’ve bought Infamous 2 if it never went up for free, I never would’ve bothered giving Just Cause 2 or LittleBigPlanet 2 a chance. And that would’ve been a damned shame, as I’m finding Just Cause 2 to be insanely fun. I can do crazy shit like attach a car to a helicopter, fly high up, swing it around, and fling it. And to think, were it not for PS Plus, I would’ve missed out on this title.