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boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 26 - Posted on 8/25/2015 22:26:58

And the Games With Gold are in:

September 1st:
* The Deer God (Xbox One)
* Battlestations Pacific (Xbox 360)

September 15th:
* Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
* Crysis 3 (Xbox 360)

All 4 seem to be in the database already.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 27 - Posted on 8/27/2015 13:40:31

@boff97 - La-Mulana EX should be added now!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 28 - Posted on 9/30/2015 16:49:02

October's Selections

Playstation Plus (all games downloadable on October 6th):

PS4:

  • Broken Age
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Unmechanical Extended

PS3:

  • Unmechanical Extended
  • Kickbeat
  • Kung Fu Rabbit
  • Chariot

Vita:

  • Broken Age
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Kickbeat
  • Kung Fu Rabbit

(Note to moho: Unmechanical Extended and Kung Fu Rabbit not in database. Kickbeat only listed as Kickbeat: Steam Edition)

Xbox Games With Gold:

Xbox One:

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (October 1st - 31st)
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 1 + 400 Days DLC (October 16th - November 15th)

Xbox 360:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (October 1st - 15th)
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 1 (October 16th - 31st)
moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 29 - Posted on 9/30/2015 22:23:12

@boffo97 - Those three missing games should be added now!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 30 - Posted on 10/30/2015 17:47:20

For November,

Playstation Plus titles available Tuesday, November 3rd

PS4:

  • The Walking Dead, Season 2
  • Magicka 2
  • Dragon Fin Soup

PS3:

  • Mass Effect 2
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Dragon Fin Soup (when available)

PS Vita:

  • Dragon Fin Soup
  • Invizimals

Not a good month for me personally as I picked up BG&E a couple months ago on sale, and I have ME2 on PS3... and on Origin... and on Steam. That one tends to be in bundles a lot.

Games With Gold:

It was announced that with this coming month's introduction of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility to the Xbox One, all future 360 GWG titles will also be playable on the good ol' X-Bone.

Xbox One:

  • Pneuma: Breath of Life (Nov 1 - Nov 30)
  • Knight Squad (Nov 16 - Dec 15)

Xbox 360:

  • DiRT 3 (Nov 1 - Nov 15)
  • Dungeon Siege III (Nov 16 - Nov 30)

moho, the only missing games from the database this month are Dragon Fin Soup and Invizimals.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 31 - Posted on 10/30/2015 18:21:50

Lot of "already have"s in this month's offering for me. Oh well, Magicka 2 will be a lot of fun I think if the original is anything to go by!

Hoping Sony starts offering some launch ps4 "AAA" titles via ps+ at some point, (Can't believe Knack still hasn't been given away) since a lot of people complaining about the "indie-fest" that ps+ has turned into for this generation. Mostly because I'm tired of hearing about it (since I actually like indies!) December would be a great month to drop a bomb or two like that to push a few more consoles.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 32 - Posted on 10/31/2015 0:16:17

Yeah, in my more cynical moments, I wonder if PS Plus has slid way down the priorities list for Sony in favor of the PS Now subscription service. I'm mainly just maintaining my Plus subscription for the huge backlog of already claimed stuff I have for it rather than the new stuff, which seems to be very indieriffic lately.

Last Christmas season they did come through with AAA stuff, particularly on the PS4 (which I don't have yet, but I'll have a very nice library for once I get one), so we'll have to see.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 33 - Posted on 11/1/2015 16:58:24

@boffo97 - The ones missing should be added now!

jwcooley Curator Posts: 960 Registered: 2/28/2014
jwcooley
# 34 - Posted on 11/2/2015 2:25:18

I think this is the best month for PS Plus in a while. I've not been particularly impressed for the past several months. I might have to give TWD Season 2 another play through.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 35 - Posted on 11/2/2015 5:12:09

If I had a PS4, I'd feel like I was in a bit of a bind, because I want to play TWD Season 2 (but am waiting for a good sale and for me to have money), but I'd want to play it on the PC, since that's where I played Season 1 and the 400 Days DLC, and they say your decisions carry over into the new season.

I absolutely loved Season 1 and I am emphatically NOT a horror fan. The atmosphere of that game both sat on your head and compelled you on.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 36 - Posted on 11/25/2015 20:07:57

And for December:

Playstation Plus (available December 1st)

PS4:

  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (in DB as Gauntlet (2014))
  • King's Quest - Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (this is Chapter 1 of the recent reboot. Not in the DB. Pretty cheap to only give 1st chapter of 5 only..)

PS3:

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • SSX (in DB as SSX (2012))

PS Vita:

  • Freedom Wars
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

So absolutely no crossbuy this month. Only 2 games per system period.

Xbox Games With Gold:

Xbox One:

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (Dec 1 -31)
  • Thief (Dec 16 - Jan 15)

Xbox 360: (all titles compatible with Xbox One backwards compatibility)

  • CastleStorm (Dec 1 - 15)
  • Sacred 3 (Dec 16 - 31)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Dec 16 - 31)

Yes, 5 games this month instead of 4, which Major Nelson says is a "holiday bonus".

My analysis: Man that kind of sucks for the PS4 owners to get only Chapter 1 of King's Quest instead of a whole game. Far Cry: Blood Dragon should be fun. I've managed to get a ton of the Far Cry series without buying any of it. I already owned SSX. Thief and CastleStorm are PS Plus repeats, but Sacred 3 might be fun.

moho note: Just have to add the King's Quest game this month. I'd say it'd probably be easier to go ahead and add all the chapters while you're at it.

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 37 - Posted on 11/25/2015 20:18:52

Huh, well, I guess that eliminates any further temptation to pick up Gauntlet whenever I see it on sale on PC. Was honestly expecting something a bit bigger and better out of Sony for December given the relatively lacklustre ps+ months of late.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 38 - Posted on 12/26/2015 2:10:58

Games with Gold for January 2016 have been announced. Playstation Plus games will be announced next week.

Xbox One:

  • Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition (January 1st - 31st) -in database as Killer Instinct (2013)
  • Zheros (January 16th - February 15th)

Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One):

  • DiRT Showdown (January 1st - 15th)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (January 16th - 31st) (note: Not Director's Cut)

Looks like Zheros is the only one moho has to add. I'll post once PS+ games are announced.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 39 - Posted on 12/27/2015 23:00:12

Zheros has been added!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 40 - Posted on 12/30/2015 20:21:59

And here's the January 2016 Playstation Plus games (available Jan 5th):

PS4:

  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Hardware Rivals

PS3:

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter

PS Vita:

  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Legends of War Patton
  • Nihilumbra

moho, it seems Hardware Rivals, Medal of Honor Warfighter, and Legends of War Patton need to be added.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 41 - Posted on 12/31/2015 23:50:17

@boffo97 - Those should all be added now!

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 42 - Posted on 1/28/2016 4:05:09

January Games are announced!

Playstation Plus - Available Tuesday, February 2nd:

PS4:

  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back
  • Nom Nom Galaxy
  • Nova-111

PS3:

  • Grid Autosport
  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back
  • Nova-111
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

PS Vita:

  • Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back
  • Lemmings Touch
  • Nova-111

Xbox Games With Gold:

Xbox One:

  • Hand of Fate (February 1st - 29th)
  • Styx: Master of Shadows (February 16th - March 15th)

Xbox 360: (Also backwards compatible with Xbox One):

  • Sacred Citadel (February 1st - 15th)
  • Gears of War 2 (February 16th - 29th)

My analysis: Totally worth it just for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, which I was planning to pick up. It's a sequel to Persona 4 Arena, but you can get DLC to play the story from that game in P4AU. Other than that, some repeats from Steam bundles and Styx was on PS Plus for PS4.

On a weird side note, there are four games that come up if you search for hand of fate, and this will complete my collection of them. The other three are Manos: The Hands of Fate, and Heileen 2: Hands of Fate, which I got through Steam Bundles, and The Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hands of Fate which I got on GOG.

moho: Looks like the missing games this month are Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back, and Lemmings Touch.

Post Edited on 2/2/2016 17:08:11
dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 43 - Posted on 1/28/2016 17:33:30

Looking forward to Helldivers. It looks like a really fun and challenging game.

moho_00 Curator Backer Posts: 5668 Registered: 6/10/2011
moho_00
# 44 - Posted on 1/29/2016 2:42:06

@boffo97 - Those two have been added! Is Lemmings Touch an updated version of the PSP remake from a few years ago? I should probably play a Lemmings game at some point...

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 45 - Posted on 1/29/2016 3:10:52

I think Lemmings Touch is a new game, since it's designed around having a touchscreen, but I'm not sure.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 46 - Posted on 2/1/2016 19:23:28

They're doing another "Vote to Play" thing on PS4 for one of the two PS4 games that will be available on the service next month. Between 2/9 and 2/22, you can vote on your PS4 for your choice of:

  • Action Henk!
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Broforce

Details here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/02/01/vote-to-play-march-2016-voting-begins-february-9th/

dhobo Curator Backer Posts: 1878 Registered: 1/5/2015
darwinsocialism
# 47 - Posted on 2/1/2016 20:42:32

Hrm. Have Broforce on steam already, likely voting for AAC. I love twin stick styled games :D

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 48 - Posted on 2/2/2016 17:09:12

The February PS Plus games are out, and there ended up being a minor change. They gave players all 3 systems' versions of Nova-111 rather than just PS Vita, so I've edited my post above to reflect that.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 49 - Posted on 2/13/2016 4:42:36

Long time PS Plus members might want to check the PS Store.

Just now, I was able to "buy" the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Resogun for free after previously acquiring the PS4 version through PS Plus.

In the same way, I was able to "buy" the PS4 and PS Vita versions of TowerFall Ascension.

Also, this one is unrelated to PS Plus, but I own the PS3 version of Journey, and was able to "buy" the PS4 version free too.

boffo97 Posts: 767 Registered: 1/25/2015
boffo97
# 50 - Posted on 2/13/2016 19:20:44

Also, I was able to "buy" Don't Starve: Giant Edition for PS3 and PS Vita for free, after having the Console Edition on PS4 through PS Plus.