Week of Jul 6 – 12 Round-up

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was one of my favorite Wii U titles and I’m happy to see it appear on the Switch. I want to get it for Nintendo’s hybrid console but not for its asking price. Once I see it for $9.99 or so, I’ll pull the trigger. In the meantime, I hope this game sells very well on its second life.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

July 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Death Squared

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Virtual Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction

Week of Jun 1 – 7 Round-up

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The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection looks to be quite the deal if you pre-ordered it for the PlayStation 4, PC or Xbox One. I think they should have included Ultra Street Fighter IV in the package but alas what can you do? The only reason I didn’t pre-order it is because of the unknown port quality. I didn’t want to spend $49.99 on non-refundable PSN Store purchase. Oh well, I’m sure this will go sale along with Ultra Street Fighter IV one day and I’ll get my Hadouken fix for less than a large pizza one day.

June 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Smite Gold Bundle

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventures Continues

June 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • XCOM 2
  • Trials Fusion

PlayStation 3

  • Zombie Driver HD
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PlayStation Vita

  • Atomic Ninjas
  • Squares

Week of Apr 27 – May 3 Round-up

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I own Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U. I tried to enjoy it but as a fan of the original Donkey Kong Country of games, I just couldn’t get into RetroStudio’s control scheme. I felt that way with Donkey Kong Country Returns as well but decided to give Tropical Freeze a try regardless. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t won over the second time around. And I doubt a Switch port would change my mind.

May 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Super Mega Baseball 2
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Vanquish

May 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Rayman: Legends
  • King Oddball

PlayStation 3

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords
  • Eat Them!
  • King Oddball

PlayStation Vita

  • King Oddball
  • Furmins

 

Week of Mar 30 – Apr 5 Round-up

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Another Far Cry 5 game debuted and guess what? It’s a Far Cry game. More importantly, it’s a Far Cry game that follows the mould of not quite living up to the pre-release marketing’s story promises; it always seemed provocative but the games end up not saying much at all. The gameplay itself seems to be Far Cry through and through which means if you can stomach another one of those games, you should be satisfied.

March 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Witness
  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Cars 2: The Video Game
  • Dead Space 2

March 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Mad Max
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

PlayStation 3

  • In Space We Brawl
  • Toy Home
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

PlayStation Vita

  • 99 Vidas
  • Q*Bert Rebooted

Week of Feb 23 – Mar 1 Round-up

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A new Metal Gear game is upon us and it could not be any less exciting. It’s no surprise though. After the unceremonious departure of Hideo Kojima, any Metal Gear title coming out of Konami will be scrutinized and/or largely ignored by dedicated fans of the franchise. I also doubt the infusion of micro-transactions will go over well with fans of MGSV either — especially after Konami poisoned MGSV’s Forward Operating Base online mode with them.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

March 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Trials of the Blood Dragon
  • Superhot

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Brave: The Video Game
  • Quantum Conundrum

Week of Jan 26 – Feb 1 Round-up

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the Dragon Ball game I and many others have been wishing for since 1996′ X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Fireball beams, jumping, dashing, and just a lot of over-the-top action. I always believed that a Capcom vs. Dragon Ball should have been a thing. Little did I know, Arc Systems Works would be the ones that brought my dream into reality. You can bet the farm that I am getting this title day 1.

February 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Shadow Warrior
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Split/Second
  • Crazy Taxi

Week of Dec 29 – Jan 5 Round-up

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Assassin’s Creed: Origins is the first Assassin’s Creed game in a long time that legitimately intrigued me. Ubisoft gave this game more time in the oven and all the praise I hear about it has piqued my interest. Comparisons to The Witcher III appear to be superficial but the mere mention of CDProjekt RED’s game is enough to give it consideration. I don’t know if I will find the time for it any time soon but when it reaches that $20 price point? I may give a gander.

January 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
  • Zombi

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Army of Two

January 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Batman: The Telltale Series

PlayStation 3

  • Sacred 3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

PlayStation Vita

  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
  • Uncanny Valley

Week of Dec 1 – 7 Round-up

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I didn’t care for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D which subsequently poisoned the franchise for me. I found their worlds to be incredibly beautiful but I didn’t care for any of the stories and characters. I didn’t play Xenoblade Chronicles X and I doubt I’ll give Xenoblade Chronicles 2 a look but more Switch games is always good. Even if it’s not for me.

December 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • Back to the Future: The Game – 30th Anniversary Edition

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Child of Eden
  • Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death

December 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
  • Forma.8

PlayStation 3

  • Syberia Collection
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories

PlayStation Vita

  • Forma.8
  • Wanted Corp

Week of Oct 27 – Nov 2 Round-up

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Super Mario Odyssey might be my most anticipated game of the year. I’m not waiting for it with bated breath and festering with rage because Amazon.ca isn’t going to deliver it to me tomorrow but I am looking forward to playing it. I’m kinda glad it may not make it to me this weekend because it will give me a few more days to wrap up Breath of the Wild which I’ve been milking for quite some time. 

November 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Tales from the Borderlands

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Nights into Dreams
  • Deadfall Adventure

Week of Sep 29 – Oct 5 Round-up

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The Super NES Classic Edition is here. Let us hope Nintendo will make enough for everyone who wants one. 

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October 2017 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Slime Rancher
  • Trials Fusion

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Bayonetta
  • Red Faction: Armageddon

October 2017 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
  • Amnesia Collection
  • Hue
  • Sky Force Anniversary

PlayStation 3

  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds
  • Hustle Kings

PlayStation Vita

  • Hue
  • Sky Force Anniversary
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