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This week’s PlayStation Plus update has its head in the clouds, offering up a free copy of BioShock Infinite to all subscribers, as well as a bunch of additional discounts including the 14 in ’14 lineup.

BioShock Infinite found its way onto many-a game of the year list in 2013, and for good reason. The voice acting was phenomenal, it features one of the best-realized worlds in video game history, it has a lot to say (even if much of what it says is a bit cryptic) and, most importantly, it was a heck of a lot of fun to play.

As Booker Dewitt, the player travels to the floating city of Columbia in order to recover a very special young woman. “Get the girl, wipe away the debt,” Booker says, setting up what evolves into a complex narrative with the most simple of premises. Don’t worry, I’m not going to venture into spoiler territory here. Just know that, after you arrive in Columbia, you’re in for a rip-roaring good time full of hectic gunplay, high-flying platforming and Tonic abilities that let you set dudes on fire. What more could you ask for?

Honestly, I was a little shocked when it was announced earlier this month that Infinite would be included in the January Plus lineup. The game isn’t quite a year old and, let’s face it, it’s a pretty massive AAA title to just be passing around to all of those subscribers. I’m not complaining here. I think it’s fantastic that Plus is rolling out the big guns and I’m even more delighted by the prospect of folks getting to play the game who otherwise would have never given it a second look.

If you’re picking up what Infinite is putting down, then you might also want to look into the DLC season pass. It’s 20 bucks and includes three bits of content, two of which are already available. The first DLC pack is all about throwing you into combat scenarios, letting you enjoy the shooting and Vigor-slinging without worrying about progressing the story. I personally felt the combat in Infinite was much better than many were giving it credit for, and this new mode gives that combat a chance to display its best strengths

What you’ll really want to keep your eye out for, though, are the Burial at Sea DLC packs. A two-part story expansion, the first chapter is already available for players to enjoy. The second is inbound, meaning this is the perfect time to grab Infinite on Plus and get caught up.

Also coming from Plus this week are the 14 for ’14 discounts we talked about yesterday, offering deeper discounts on 14 PS3 and 14 Vita games once the virtual store update goes live later this afternoon. Proteus (a cross-buy title) is also being discounted to $5.94 for Plus subscribers.
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