Week of Feb 24 – Mar 2 Round-up

Week of Feb 24 – Mar 2 Round-up

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Horizon: Zero Dawn looks to be Guerrilla Games’ first universally acclaimed game. Their efforts with the Killzone franchise have been spotty at best. I liked Killzone 2 but I know plenty who hated the way the game controlled. I had Horizon pre-ordered but decided to hold back on it until it got cheaper. (Way too many games in March!) I might be waiting a while if this game ends up selling well which is fine when you consider I have in my backlog and on the way to me.

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  • Until Feb 28: Spend $100 Get $15 on PSN Store via PlayStation
  • Until Mar 28: Buy GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080, choose your free game (sold by Amazon.ca only) via Amazon.ca

March 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Layers of Fear
  • Evolve: Ultimate Edition

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Borderlands 2
  • Heavy Weapon
Week of Feb 10 – 16 Round-up

Week of Feb 10 – 16 Round-up

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I have zero interest in Ubisoft’s For Honor. I actually have zero interest in many of Ubisoft’s slate of 2017 games but that’s a story for another time. For Honor looks interesting but not for $79.99. It looks like a game that occupies the same space as Chivalry: Medieval Warfare or Mount & Blade but polished and fluffed up to justify a higher price tag. I could be completely wrong about this assessment but that’s the impression I’m getting whenever I see footage of it.

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Week of Feb 3 – 9 Round-up

Week of Feb 3 – 9 Round-up

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Team Ninja’s Ni Oh sounds like my kind of jam. I should have taken opportunities to try it for myself but for one reason or another, I never found the time to try one of their many limited time betas. It sounds brutal but fair and unlike other games in this vein, they gave the user the ability to choose between favoring performance (60 FPS) or image quality (30 FPS) on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Allowing users to focus on gameplay and performance is a very appealing feature that I wished From Software offered. The notion that From Software values gameplay so highly when their games frequently stumble down below 30 FPS on consoles was always baffling to me. Unfortunately, like with the numerous betas, I have other games lined up and probably won’t be getting around to it any time soon.

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February 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Not a Hero
  • Starwhal
  • Ninja Senki DX
  • TorqueL

PlayStation 3

  • Starwhal
  • Anna – Extended Edition

PlayStation Vita

  • Ninja Senki DX
  • TorqueL
Week of Jan 27 – Feb 2 Round-up

Week of Jan 27 – Feb 2 Round-up

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Happy Lunar New Year to my fellow asians! Yes, it’s another Overwatch themed week but I just adore what Blizzard have done for this event so much that I just had to feature it this week. Prosperity and good fortune to all the roosters out there!

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February 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time
  • Project CARS

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Week of Jan 20 – 26 Round-up

Week of Jan 20 – 26 Round-up

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Yakuza 0 is nearly upon us and it’s glorious. I don’t have a review yet but I’m loving every moment of what I’ve played thus far. I hold Yakuza 2 and 4 very highly and this might surpass those two entries. I didn’t play 5 due to series fatigue but 0 has reinvigorated me. What I love most about this series is the organic way which I learn about Japanese culture. It’s also a time capsule highlighting the technology and fashion of the time. So if you’re looking to learn a thing or two about late 1980s Japan while stomping heads, give this game a shot. 

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Week of Jan 13 – 19 Round-up

Week of Jan 13 – 19 Round-up

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I wasn’t a fan of Gravity Rush on the PlayStation Vita. I found the controls finicky and imprecise on the handheld. But I enjoyed the game’s aesthetic and theme so I was willing to give the PlayStation 4 remaster a try. I bought the Remaster for less than $10 during one of the holiday sales but I have yet to try it. Gravity Rush 2 looks like a wonderful sequel so I hope I end up liking the original. 

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Week of Jan 6 – 12 Round-up

Week of Jan 6 – 12 Round-up

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Another Overwatch related week? Yes but only because I couldn’t find any suitable Trauma Center images to use. I’ve been out of it with what I thought was food poisoning since the 1st of January. Turns out it’s a stomach virus and I’ve essentially written the week off. I’m on the mend but I continue to struggle with keeping solids down. I hope everyone is having a happier new year than I. 

Speaking of suitable images, Google Image Search’s safe search option is barely containing the lewd Overwatch fan art out there. Stop it, people. 

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Week of Dec 30 – Jan 5 Round-up

Week of Dec 30 – Jan 5 Round-up

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I don’t know what my top 10 games of 2016 looks like yet but I already know that Overwatch is my game of the year. Despite enjoying Valve’s Team Fortress 2, I bounced off it rather quickly and didn’t think those types of games had the staying power that I wanted. I was skeptical of Overwatch at first and it took a lot of good impressions to convince me to check it out. I ended up loving it, investing many hours into the game. It even broke a lot of new ground for me by being the first multiplayer shooter to entice me to use a mic with strangers and the first to employ a competitive mode that I wanted to excel in. Equally remarkable is the fact that I’m still playing it 6 months after release and continuing to learn nuances and tricks. On top of that, Blizzard have been running seasonal events, offered free maps and characters. It’s honestly one of the few games that keeps on giving.

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January 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones
  • The Swindle
  • Titan Souls

PlayStation 3

  • Blazerush
  • The Swindle

PlayStation Vita

  • Azkend 2
  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered
  • The Swindle
  • Titan Souls
Week of Dec 25 – 29 Round-up

Week of Dec 25 – 29 Round-up

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Steep was Ubisoft’s “one more thing” stinger at their E3 2016 press conference and I cannot imagine why. It looks nice and there are a number of shenanigans can be had with all those extreme winter sports but I feel Ubisoft stealth released it. I want to say I heard more about Vivendi Universal’s hostile takeover than Steep from Ubisoft themselves.

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January 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
  • Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • The Cave
  • Rayman Origins
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