Week of Sep 27 – Oct 3 Round-up

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Untitled Goose Game looks like a mischievous good time. I like the art style for its simple charm. I heard it’s a bit on the short side but that’s alright with me. I don’t know when I’ll get around to picking it up (I just started Red Dead Redemption 2), but it’s right up my alley.

Here are a few things you may have missed

October 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Tembo: The Badass Elephant
  • Friday The 13th: The Game

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Disney Bolt
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

October 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • MLB The Show 19

Week of Aug 30 – Sep 5 Round-up

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I hear Astral Chain is Platinum Games’ best game for a long time. That has my attention but I’m still not convinced enough to pick it up any time soon. My reservation comes from the fact that I haven’t loved anything they’ve done since Bayonetta 2.

Here are a few things you may have missed

September 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Hitman: The Complete First Season
  • We Were Here

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

September 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Darksiders III

Week of Aug 2 – 8 Round-up

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Here’s a game I’ve heard about for years. It’s one of the big Kickstarter success stories that propped up crowdfunding games. I never played it and I doubt I ever will. I never played Baldur’s Gate so my affinity for those kinds of RPGs is non-existent. I keep hearing good things about it though. Add it to the list of games I may check out one day…

Here are a few things you may have missed

August 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Motorsport 6

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Torchlight

August 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection

Week of Jul 5 – 11 Round-up

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If there was a game that may entice me into the block building genre, it would be Dragon Quest Builders 2. I believe I said the same with the first game but I never got the chance. If I’m being honest, I doubt I am going to play this spin-off when I am still working through DQVIII on Nintendo 3DS and DQXI.

Here’s something you may have missed

July 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Inside
  • Big Crown: Showdown

Xbox 360

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Meet the Robinsons

Week of May 31 – June 6 Round-up

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Atlus keeps putting out Persona Q and Etrian Odyssey games and I keep wondering if they’re good. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is the latest Persona themed dungeon crawler but I have grand reservations with these kinds of games. The mainline Persona games are already 80+ hour affairs. Do I really want to get into spin-offs that are similar in length? Probably not.

Here are a few things you may have missed

June 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • NHL 19
  • Rivals of Aether

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Earth Defense Force 2017

June 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Sonic Mania

Week of May 3 – 9 Round-up

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Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age for the Nintendo Switch — on paper — seems like a good fit. In fact, it’s such a good fit that I kinda regret buying the game for the PlayStation 4. I feel doubly worse because I have yet to open my PS4 copy yet.

Here are a few things you may have missed

May 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Marooners
  • The Golf Club 2 Featuring PGA Tour

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Comic Jumper

May 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Overcooked

Week of Mar 29 – Apr 4 Round-up

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These cutesy Nintendo titles like Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Wooly World look phenomenal but for whatever reason I just never got around to playing them — and I own Epic Yarn. I’m changing that with Yoshi’s Crafted World which wooed me with its demo. I’m angling it as a co-op title with my life partner but we’ll see if that pans out.

Here are a few things you may have missed

April 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Technomancer
  • Outcast: Second Contact
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

April 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Conan Exiles
  • The Surge

Week of Mar 1 – 7 Round-up

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I haven’t played a Far Cry game since Far Cry 4. That was a pretty entertaining Far Cry game but after wringing every PlayStation Trophy from it, I felt I had my fill until the next generation of consoles. I’m sure Far Cry: New Dawn is fine but I’m not looking for an incremental update to the formula.

Here are a few things you may have missed

March 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

March 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • The Witness

Week of Feb 1 – 7 Round-up

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I was a Kingdom Hearts fan. I played the first two games along with Birth By Sleep for the PlayStation Portable and 358/2 on the Nintendo DS. I was looking forward to Kingdom Hearts III but then I just lost interest in trying to recap what happened. I also lost track of the Disney-Pixar properties that have debuted since and it all simply didn’t resonate with me any more. I’m glad Kingdom Hearts III finally made it out though.

Here are a few things you may have missed

  • PlayStation Plus cloud storage increasing to 100GB via PS.Blog

February 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
  • Super Bomberman R

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

February 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Hitman: The Complete First Season
  • For Honor
  • Gunhouse
  • Rogue Aces

PlayStation 3

  • Divekick
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

PlayStation Vita

  • Gunhouse
  • Rogue Aces

Week of Jan 4 – 10 Round-up

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Happy New Year! Let’s start 2019 with a little interactive story about young love. The fiancee and I enjoyed our journey through Florence. It was a familiar tale that was beautifully told and experienced through an interactive medium. We related with Florence but not Krish; we concluded boys were stupid.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

January 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Celeste
  • WRC 6

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Lara Croft: Guardian of Light
  • Far Cry 2

January 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Steep
  • Portal Knights
  • Fallen: Flames of Rebellion

PlayStation 3

  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection
  • Amplitude

PlayStation Vita

  • Fallen: Flames of Rebellion
  • Super Mutant Alien Assault
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