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boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 1 - Posted on 4/27/2015 3:57:38

I'm not a member of the latter, but figured I might as well set a thread up for discussion of both.

May's upcoming Playstation Plus titles may have been leaked. According to a picture purportedly at Germany's Playstation Blog, next month will include:

PS4:

  • Rayman Legends
  • Knack
  • Shovel Knight

PS3:

  • Rayman Legends
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Shovel Knight

PS Vita:

  • Shovel Knight
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Asphalt Injection

Some are doubting the purported leak though, since apparently Shovel Knight just came out on the Sony platforms and those who only recently bought it might be very upset if it came out for free. Usually new games that come out on PS Plus time their release so that they come out same day as their free release on PS Plus.

Also, it's odd that Rayman Legends would be given away on the PS3 and PS4, but not the Vita.

Post Edited on 4/29/2015 3:32:00
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 2 - Posted on 4/27/2015 5:58:31

That list sounds WAY too good to be true. I mean, there's zero chance the list would consist entirely of games I actually want
The usual ps+ offerings consist of 1-2 games I've a passing interest in and the rest are titles I've never even heard of usually. (Not always a bad thing!)

jwcooley Curator Posts: 960 Registered: 2/28/2014
jwcooley
# 3 - Posted on 4/28/2015 2:15:46

I would love to see Knack get on the list. I've wanted to play that for a while but have refused to buy for this very reason.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 4 - Posted on 4/29/2015 4:58:05

I know, right? Knack just screams ps+ to me, and I held off as well!

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 5 - Posted on 4/29/2015 18:53:31

Well, that "leak" turned out to be as incorrect as possible. On the plus side, the real list has some decent looking indie games I've been wanting to try.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 6 - Posted on 4/29/2015 20:52:31

Yep... looking like not too big a PS Plus month.

Then again, I almost stay with PS Plus more for continued access to the past stuff than I do for the current stuff. ;)

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 7 - Posted on 5/27/2015 17:34:15

June's PS+ games were announced a little early. They go on the PSN Store on the 2nd.

PS4:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition
  • Super Exploding Zoo
  • Futuridium EP Deluxe

PS3:

  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Cloudberry Kingdom

PS Vita:

  • Super Exploding Zoo
  • Futuridium EP Deluxe

After quick searches, it looks like only Super Exploding Zoo and Futuridium EP Deluxe need to be added to the database here.

Post Edited on 5/27/2015 17:36:44
moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 8 - Posted on 5/27/2015 17:41:12

Ugh, every time I see "Metal Gear Solid V" it reminds me that I haven't even played the third one yet...soooo far behind, considering I'd like to play some of the portable games too.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 9 - Posted on 5/27/2015 18:16:53

I still need to play the 3rd one too... especially since I have it as part of the HD collection.

It's just that anal-retentive part of my brain wants to play them in order since I have them all through Peace Walker except the weird handheld ones (PS1 version on PSN, HD Collection for 2 & 3, disc for 4, HD Collection for Peace Walker.) and I'm stuck on the 2nd Vulcan Raven fight in the first one. It was much easier with my Gameshark back in the day. ;)

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 10 - Posted on 5/27/2015 23:54:28

Oh man, I still remember buying the first one the day it came out when I was in high school! That was back before the internet was so prevalent (at least for me) and I mainly relied on video game magazines for my news :P I remember the anticipation from month to month until it came out, which is something I don't really see anymore. I guess part of that is because I'm older and have other crap to do, but still.

Anyways, back on topic...The first one is pretty tough, but oh so good. I played through it maybe 5 or 6 years ago (wow, has it really been that long!?!) since I wanted to play through the second one for the first time (which I did). I briefly played the third one after that, but only played for about 20 minutes. It seemed like it'd be great, but I'm sure I just got sidetracked with some other game. I've also wanted to go back and play the VR Missions thing they did on the PS1, I think it's on the Legacy Collection? I've had that in my Amazon cart for weeks now, I should probably just buy it...

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 11 - Posted on 5/28/2015 1:31:19

Also, @boffo97, those PS games have been added.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 12 - Posted on 5/28/2015 3:43:30

Sweet. Thanks, moho. Nothing like getting that taken care of before the games are even available. ;)

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 13 - Posted on 7/1/2015 22:20:36

July's PS+ Games:

PS4:

  • Rocket League
  • Styx: Master of Shadows
  • Mousecraft
  • Entwined

PS3:

  • Mousecraft
  • Entwined
  • Rain

PS Vita:

  • Mousecraft
  • Entwined
  • Geometry Wars 3

moho, Rocket League and Entwined need to be added, but no hurry because the games won't be available for download until Tuesday.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 14 - Posted on 7/1/2015 23:17:35

@boffo97 - I went ahead and loaded those in with tonight's batch! Did anyone play Rain? The previews looked kinda interesting, but I'm not sure I've read anything else about it.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 15 - Posted on 7/2/2015 4:37:08

Bought it a while back on sale, never played it. Backlog hell :/

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 16 - Posted on 7/2/2015 4:53:11

I'd be interested to know if anyone here ISN'T in backlog hell... stupid Borderlands 1 for a dollar... :P

Thanks, moho.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 17 - Posted on 7/2/2015 20:18:46

Haha I've pretty much took up residency in backlog hell. I'd say I have three primary reasons:

1) I really enjoy playing RPGs, but they're often soooo long! I have so many PS1 RPGs that I legitimately want to play, but they can be tedious and take so much time. Then you have the stupid open world games we have nowadays!
2) Steam has made it waaaaay too easy to get good games really cheap.
3) I'm a sucker for nostalgia. I'm always thinking of games I used to see in magazines, rented, played at a friend's house, etc. I snatch them up thinking I'll play them and it almost never happens. I enjoy it for the collection aspect and the nostalgic factor, but I still want to play through them all!

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 18 - Posted on 7/2/2015 20:19:25

Oh and right now I actually have a fourth reason: Clicker Heroes, ugh!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 19 - Posted on 7/3/2015 8:48:58

Make my 4th reason WoW, and I'm right there with you.

Plus, so many longer games these days if you play them for a bit then move on to other stuff, then you might as well start over when you come back to it since otherwise you end up feeling you've forgotten important bits of story or important controls. :)

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 20 - Posted on 7/3/2015 16:31:26

Haha yeah, that was my big issue. I'd play through half or more of a game, then move on to something else... and when I get back to the first game, it's been so long that I just start over. Vicious cycle.

Now I pick a game, focus on that so I can clear it out and be done with it. I still occasionally play other games, but nothing that would be "ruined" for me if I didn't play it for a month or more and feel the need to restart.

edit: The worst offender so far is probably Nier. I think I've restarted playing that game about 6-7 times now.

Post Edited on 7/3/2015 16:31:59
moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 21 - Posted on 7/3/2015 16:35:04

I started playing Nier a few years ago when I first got it. I really enjoyed the story / setting and the gameplay was pretty cool too. I stopped at some point (probably 10 hours or so in?) and haven't touched it since. It's on my list, but I don't know if / when I'll make it back to it...

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 22 - Posted on 7/29/2015 23:40:28

August 2015 PS Plus Titles released:

PS4:

  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Limbo
  • Sound Shapes
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones

PS3:

  • Sound Shapes
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones
  • God of War Ascension
  • CastleStorm

PS Vita:

  • Sound Shapes
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones
  • CastleStorm

Titles will be available the first Tuesday of the month, 08/04/15.

Also for completeness' sake, here's August's Games With Gold:

08/01/15:
Xbox One: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Xbox 360: Metro 2033

08/16/15:
Xbox One: How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
Xbox 360: Metro Last Light

And no work for moho here, because all 10 games are already in the database! ;)

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 23 - Posted on 7/30/2015 3:58:15

Oh nice! I came so close to buying Sound Shapes on a number of occasions, glad I held off. Saved a whole $2.50 or so :P

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 24 - Posted on 8/4/2015 22:56:33

Hope PS3 owning PS+ users aren't running low on HD space.

This month's God of War Ascension? 34 GB!!!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 25 - Posted on 8/25/2015 6:44:59

Since the first Tuesday of September is in fact September 1st, the Playstation Plus games for September are already announced:

PS4:

  • Grow Home (winner of "Vote To Play" campaign)
  • Super Time Force Ultra
  • Xeodrifter
  • Teslagrad

PS3:

  • Twisted Metal (2012)
  • Teslagrad

PS Vita:

  • Super Time Force Ultra
  • Xeodrifter
  • La Mulana EX

moho, it's looking like only La Mulana EX needs to be added, but no hurry of course.

Xbox Games With Gold for next month haven't been announced yet.

Post Edited on 8/25/2015 6:47:15