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.

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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

Week of Nov 30 – Dec 6 Round-up

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There’s a Just Cause 4? This seemingly just snuck up on me. I was aware of its existence but its arrival seems muted with its lack of fanfare from anyone. I heard the last game was a disappointment for fans. I wouldn’t know because these games always seemed a bit too one note for me.  

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December 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • U.B.E. 2
  • Never Alone

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dragon Age II
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

 

December 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Onrush
  • Soma
  • Iconoclasts

PlayStation 3

  • Steredenn
  • Steinsgate

PlayStation Vita

  • Iconoclasts
  • Paper’s Please

Week of Sep 28 – Oct 4 Round-up

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This is it, right? I’m going to finally play a Forza Horizon game with Forza Horizon 4. Hearing about the 1080p 60 FPS mode for the Xbox One X fascinates me considering this franchises’ pedigree as a 30 FPS title. I haven’t dug into a racing title in a long, long time and this Xbox Game Pass title makes it a very compelling case for me to return to one.

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October 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Overcooked!
  • Victor Vran

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Hitman: Blood Money

 

October 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Laser League
  • The Bridge
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
  • 2064 Read Only Memories

PlayStation 3

  • Master Reboot
  • The Bridge
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
  • 2064 Read Only Memories

PlayStation Vita

  • The Bridge
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
  • 2064 Read Only Memories

Week of Aug 30 – Sep 6 Round-up

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Here comes the friendly neighbourhood Spider-man doing what Spidey does — or at least that’s the hope? I hope this doesn’t end up being a reskinned Batman: Arkham title. I love Rock Steady’s titles but I want them to make their games and not have other studios borrow from their formula too much. I hope Insomniac Games’ ends up carving out their own niche with this one. I didn’t watch many gameplay videos so pardon my ignorance if I’m completely off base here.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

September 2018 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Prison Architect
  • Livelock

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

 

August 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Destiny 2
  • God of War III: Remastered
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • QUBE Director’s Cut
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Knowledge is Power

PlayStation 3

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • QUBE Director’s Cut
  • Sparkle 2

PlayStation Vita

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Sparkle 2
  • Foul Play

Week of Jun 29 – Jul 5 Round-up

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Lumines was a very special game for the PlayStation Portable. I wasn’t very good at it but I found myself playing it over and over again. It came out for the Xbox 360 as Lumines Live but I just didn’t gravitate towards it as a console game. It played fine, looked great and sounded amazing but I associated this kind of game as an easy pick-up and put-down kind of game. I essentially want it on a portable. Lumines Remastered for Switch looks to be the high definition Lumines game that I always wanted. 

July 2018 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Heavy Rain
  • Absolver: Online Melee Action

PlayStation 3

  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

PlayStation Vita

  • Space Overlords
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, PS Vita

 

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