Week of Jan 29 – Feb 4 Round-up

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Dynasty Warriors and Ys are two long running game franchises that I noticed from afar, but never really engaged with. There’s a ninth instalment of Ys coming out on February 2nd for North America and I didn’t even know the Japanese version already launched in 2019. I recognize that Ys has its fans and is well liked by said fans, but there’s something about it that just doesn’t even pique my interest enough to try it.

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February 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Lost Planet 2

February 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Destruction AllStars
  • Control: Ultimate Edition

PlayStation 4

  • Control: Ultimate Edition
  • Concrete Genie

February 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Algobot
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jan 8 – 14 Round-up

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Respawn Entertainment’s Medal of Honor Above & Beyond kinda just snuck in at the end of the year and faded into the background noise as Cyberpunk 2077 imploded on itself. Critics and VR fans don’t appear to be particularly impressed by it. I don’t know if this stumble would even dent the studio’s stellar reputation, but it’s still baffling to me that Respawn decided to embark on this project.

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January 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Little Nightmares
  • Breakdown

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dead Rising
  • King of Fighters XIII

January 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Maneater
  • Bugsnax

PlayStation 4

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Greedfall

January 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Overcooked
  • Sword Legacy: Omen
  • Sheltered
  • Bridge Constructor Playground
  • Alt Frequencies
  • Along the Edge
  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
  • Void Bastards
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Dec 4 – 10 Round-up

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales would have been a game that I would be playing with my PlayStation 5, but I don’t like its price tag. It’s $64.99 and that’s a lot for a video game. It will come down in price and when that time comes, I will be there. I have no idea how this Miles Morales portrayal is, but I hope they borrowed many queues from the Into the Spider-Verse movie.

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December 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Aragami: Shadow Edition
  • Swimsanity!

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Lego Indiana Jones

December 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Battlefield 3 on Origin
  • HyperDot
  • A Knight’s Quest
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • The Spectrum Retreat
  • Bridge Constructor: Medieval
  • Wizard of Legend
  • Lost Horizon
  • Sigma Theory: The Global War
  • Turmoil
  • Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Oct 30 – Nov 5 Round-up

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I started Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, but did not end up finishing it. I enjoyed pieces of it and would have enjoyed it more than I did if I ever got comfortable with the controls. They just did not jive with me.

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November 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Raven Remastered
  • Bleed 2

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  • Stacking

November 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Bugsnax

PlayStation 4

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

November 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Stick it to the Man!
  • The Occupation
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Oct 2 – 8 Round-up

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Star Wars Squadrons looks very pretty. In fact, I can emphatically say that with many of Electronic Art’s published Star Wars titles. Fortunately for fans, this game looks to be a solid game as well. I’m happy for them. I know it hasn’t been the smoothest ride with EA at the helm of console/PC Star Wars games, but maybe they’re turning it around

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October 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
  • Maid of Sker

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Costume Quest

October 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Need for Speed: Payback
  • Vampyr

October 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Dead Age
  • Surf World Series
  • SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell
  • Layers of Fear
  • Silver Chains
  • Bridge Constructor
  • Jay and Silent Bomb: Mall Brawl
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Aug 28 – Sep 3 Round-up

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I like soccer/football. I like some anime as well. I also like video games. So when all three are combined together in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, this should be appealing right? Well, I was until I saw it in action. Yikes!

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

  • FYI: Digital PS4/X1 version of Hitman 3 will receive PS5/XSX next-gen upgrade for free – bit.ly/3bdA52h
  • FYI: Next-generation upgrade paths for physical editions of COD:BLOPS Cold War detailed in FAQ: bit.ly/3hxKecm
  • FYI: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be $89.99 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

September 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Division
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • de Blob 2
  • Armed & Dangerous

September 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • PUBG: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Street Fighter V

September 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • The Inner World
  • Pumped BMX Pro
  • Effie
  • Truberbrook
  • Impulsion
  • Outcast – Second Contact
  • Tempest
  • Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops
  • Autonauts
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jul 31 – Aug 6 Round-up

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Yakuza 2 was my favorite Yakuza title until Yakuza 0 and now I can relive its tiger punching glory with Yakuza Kiwami 2. I have access to the PC version and I think I’ll revisit it sooner rather than later.

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August 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Portal Knights
  • Override: Mech City Brawl

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • MX Unleashed
  • Red Faction 2

August 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Campaign
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

August 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jul 3 – 9 Round-up

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Catherine: Full Body on Switch is the latest option for me to finally check out what that game is all about. It caught my eye during the PlayStation 3 days, and then again when the Full Body version came out for the PlayStation 4. As a fan of Persona and Atlus, I was curious. I wasn’t going to spend over $20 on it though.

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

July 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Dunk Lords

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Saints Row 2
  • Juju

June 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • NBA 2K20
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
  • Erica

June 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
  • Dear Esther
  • GRIP
  • KUNAI
  • Dark Devotion
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of May 29 – Jun 4 Round-up

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The masters of minigame collections is back with Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Nobody gets people as excited for a collection of games like Nintendo. Even I’m curious enough to consider purchasing this digitally for my Nintendo Switch. It could be fun during trips or short power outages? Who knows, maybe I’ll finally learn how to play Backgammon through this. I know I can just pick up and iPad app but that option is too easy and I want to spend money for that Nintendo polish.

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A new Deal Price Tracking feature was enabled. Check the news post for details.

June 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Coffee Talk

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Sine Mora

June 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Call of Duty: WWII

June 2020 Games With Prime

Sign-up For Twitch Prime

  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors
  • Forsaken Remastered
  • Observer
  • Project Warlock
  • Steel Rats
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • Dream Daddy 
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of May 1 – 7 Round-up

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Gears of War and XCOM? That sounds very promising. It sounds like a match made in heaven and I’m all for it. I have access to it via Xbox Game Pass for PC but I haven’t found the time to try it yet. It sounds like it doesn’t have much of a strategic layer like base building or R&D though. That’s a bit of a bummer I’m also very open to the idea of new approaches the for Gears of War franchise.

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A new Deal Price Tracking feature was enabled. Check the news post for details.

May 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • V-Rally 4
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Overlord II

May 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Farming Simulator 19

May 2020 Games With Prime

Sign-up For Twitch Prime

  • TBD
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