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Free PlayStation Plus for life?

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Here’s an odd one. A gamer has contacted VG247 about a bug in PlayStation Plus’ trail system . According to said tipster, he’s been able to extend his free 14 day trail indefinitely, and now has PlayStation Plus until 2035 – all without spending a cent.


What he did was sign up for the trial – having never subscribed to the service before – and after inputting his credit card details, was allowed to extend his subscription in free 14 day intervals. It’s rather bleedingly obvious that this is a bit of a software glitch

“Once you accept the deal, you are allowed to keep extending the 14 free days for free once prompted after confirmation of the free purchase. All you have to do is keep pressing X and you keep getting 14 free days added to your free subscription. The hundreds of email confirmations from Sony all say $0.00?


In the interests of SCIENCE! we tried this out ourselves using a faux US account and a virtual credit card, and can indeed confirm that it doesn’t work at all – so it’s probably been patched up already. Not that you should do this sort of thing; PlayStation Plus is already tremendous value, giving you thousands of Rands worth of games every month, for R500 a year.

Plus, with you having to input credit card details to do this, Sony could easily make the lucky fellow pay up or, more likely just take away ill-gotten bounty.

Last Updated: February 13, 2014


  1. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 13, 2014 at 14:08



  2. Rock789

    February 13, 2014 at 14:15

    Yarrr… There be pirates in them PS+ waters!


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 13, 2014 at 14:17

    “The gamer was later shocked to find out that the tip he reported & subsequent article about it led to his accidental windfall being rectified by Sony. How did Sony find out you may ask? According to a Sony representative the key to their uncovering the glitch was the ability to read, but we’re not so sure. So much for anonymity on the internet.”


  4. Unavengedavo

    February 13, 2014 at 14:18

    If I was Sony, I would let him keep it for doing the honest thing


    • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

      February 13, 2014 at 14:18

      I’d give him 1 year free.


      • Hammersteyn

        February 13, 2014 at 14:23

        Or a cookie


        • VampyreSquirrel

          February 13, 2014 at 14:53

          chocolate chip?


          • Hammersteyn

            February 13, 2014 at 15:21

            sure why not, Sony can afford to splurge a bit.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 13, 2014 at 14:44

        I’d give him A:CM for free


        • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

          February 13, 2014 at 14:48

          If you did that then the next time someone finds something like this they’ll probably tell their friends and profit rather than letting you know about it.

          It’s like making an awesome game that cannot be played thanks to DRM and expecting people not to get the playable pirated version.


          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 14:53

            lol true… but it’ll make him feel bad for doing it 😛

    • Rock789

      February 13, 2014 at 15:32

      I’d ban him for life and revoke his breathing rights… But that’s because I’m cruel and vindictive! 😉


  5. Hammersteyn

    February 13, 2014 at 14:20

    I always felt Sony undersold PS+. R500 a year is nothing compared to the backlog of games they create when you sign up.


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      February 13, 2014 at 14:54

      I am hoping that they keep the quality games coming. I fear that these freebies may hurt some game devs/publishers and push Sony to stop giving their games out.


  6. AndriyP

    February 13, 2014 at 14:25

    Lol i love the LG “in the interest of science” idea.
    Why did you steal all this money sir, someone did it, and i wanted to see if i can do it too, just to see if i can…


  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 13, 2014 at 14:30

    Imagine how shocked he would be if his CC company called him up and was like “your CC is maxed sir”


  8. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 13, 2014 at 14:35

    Tehehe. We tried this ourselves using a new account… Riiiight, you missed out guys, admit it 😉


  9. Mabenito

    February 13, 2014 at 14:39

    Idiot…, why report such. Free subscription to one or two people won’t hurt Sony at all.


  10. Umar Reborn

    February 13, 2014 at 15:10

  11. .Enigma.

    February 16, 2014 at 06:15

    Doesn’t work anymore.


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