Any good free downloads?

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Dec 25, 2012

Any good free downloads? by Zarxrax at 5:52 AM (738 Views / 0 Likes) 13 Comments

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    Zarxrax New Member

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    Just got a vita, and it came with some AR cards, but not really any explanation about how to use them, but a card that came with them listed a website to visit for more info and it says you can download a selection of free games to use with them.After checking the website about the AR cards, it lists a few games that can use them, but none of the ones I looked at were actually free.
    So whats the deal, are there any decent free downloads that work with these AR cards? And aside from that, are there any decent free games at all that are worth my time to download?
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    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Table Soccer
    Fireworks
    Cliff Diver

    All of the above are free on the Vita's PSN shop, and use the AR cards. Other AR games have to be paid for.
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    Foxi4 Hey, Einstein! I'm on your side!

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    I'm not be 100% sure about the titles with a * - they appear on the European PSN store as free, but may not be free on the U.S one, so double-check. Not all of those can be considered "good", but hey - it's all a matter of taste, so I'll just round up free content instead of rating it. Here's the list:

    Games:
    Ape Quest (PSP)
    Lemmings (PlayStation Mobile)
    Bullion Blitz (PlayStation Mobile)
    Everybody's Arcade (PlayStation Mobile)
    Ecolibrium (PSVita, Social/Dicovery)
    Frobisher Says (PSVita, Social/Discovery)
    Treasures of Montezuma: Blitz (PSVita)*
    ZEN Pinball 2 (PSVita)*
    Jetpack Joyride (PSVita, Free on European PSN Store, hits N.A December 31st)

    Near-based games and apps:
    Treasure Park (PSVita, Social/Other)
    T@g
    Travel Bug (PSVita, Social/Other)
    Paint Park (PSVita, Social/Other)

    Non-game free downloads:
    Youtube
    Skype
    Facebook
    FourSquare
    LiveTweet
    Flickr

    AR Play (Requires redeeming the voucher that came with the system):
    Cliff Diving
    Fireworks
    Table Football/Soccer

    As for the AR games, they are free as long as you redeem the voucher you got with the system - it should be somewhere among your instruction booklets. ;)
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    Good list there, thanks a lot!
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Is Motorstorm RC still free? That game was fun as hell.
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    Jetpack Joyride was free a little while ago... I dunno if it still is, but there was a Vita-specific version with Trophies (if you're into that sort of thing) and touchscreen support. It's not ezackly the best thing since sliced bread, but it's a nice little diversion.
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    It was free only for a limited time, unfortunately.

    Yes, yes it is. I'll add it to the list.
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    The Vita-specific Jetpack Joyride comes out on New Year's Eve in the US apparently.

    That game's fucking awesome. I put it on my phone even though I beat it entirely on my iPod.
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    I didn't have to redeem a voucher in order to download the Free AR games, and since OP is also from the US I assume he doesn't either.
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    I'd like to note that Jetpack Joyride appears to be available only in select countries on the European PSN Store - I don't have it, for instance. Perhaps it's because the game's being translated, like most PSVita titles. For now, the Polish store only has the Minis version, which is a shame.
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    A little bump, just to say that Jetpack Joyride finally hit Polish PSN. :)
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    Jetpack Joyride isn't so bad actually and is quite fun for some casual play and Youtube is useful but otherwise I tried the rest and its not fun or good at all.
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    Wow I didn't even know that Jetpack Joyride was available for the Vita. Sweet. :)
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    Ecolibrium is quite irritating, like a tamagotchi. If it paused when you left rather than required monitoring it wouldbe pretty good.
    Travel bug is a reasonably good idea poorly executed.
    The mini of lemmings is great, if you aren't bothered about trophies. Get ps plus!

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