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Go PlanetSide for a week for free

As long as you're lining GameSpy's pockets, that is.

Sony Online Entertainment is giving FilePlanet subscribers the chance to play its massively multiplayer FPS PlanetSide free for seven days. This is a great chance to decide if you'd actually like to pay a monthly fee for the privilege of playing what is actually nothing more than a fairly good first-person shooter. Should you happen to be a subscriber, you can get the necessary files and info here - expect a 1435MB download though! While you're clogging up your pipes with that beast, you might like to have a read of our PlanetSide review.