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# 201 - Posted on 7/28/18 21:44:58

So it will be a few more days before we get the August PS Plus games since the first Tuesday of the month is August 7th, but the Xbox Live Games with Gold Games are out:

August 1st: Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition (XB1) and Dead Space 3 (360) rotate in. Assault Android Cactus (XB1) and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (360) rotate out.

August 16th: For Honor Standard Edition (XB1) and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (360) rotate in. Death Squared (XB1) and Dead Space 3 rotate out.

My take: It's the Xbox One games that are intriguing this month. Forza is always welcome for free, but weird how it's Standard, but 10th Anniversary Edition. For Honor had a TON of hype and then really melted down on release. I'm hoping it'll be like people said Absolver in PS Plus was last month: Lots of technical issues on launch that killed release scores and perception, but have been fixed now and it's a lot better. Dead Space 3 is the epitome of meh, as it was a PS Plus game 4 years ago, and has been bundled on Origin as well. I bought Epic Mickey 2 on PS3 and never finished it, and at least this will let me clear some space on my PS3's HD. Good freebee.

Moho: All these games are already in the database.

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# 202 - Posted on 8/01/18 17:37:45

August PS Plus games:

PS4:

  • Mafia III
  • Dead by Daylight

PS3:

  • Bound By Flame
  • Serious Sam 3 BFE

PS Vita:

  • Draw Slasher
  • Space Hulk

My take: Clearly, the big item here is Mafia III, although that game had a ton of DLC that certainly won't be included with the PS Plus giveaway. Dead by Daylight could be fun but will probably become worthless at some point due to no one playing anymore. Serious Sam I already had, but it's a good FPS. Bound by Flame seems interesting. The Vita offerings are a big meh, but that's become par for the course.

My personal winner: PS Plus. Mafia III really outshines Forza Horizon 2 as the big giveaway.

My guess as to public perceived winner: PS Plus

Note to Moho: All games already in the database.

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# 203 - Posted on 8/01/18 19:54:53

I forgot a couple of PS Plus bonus games.

Here They Lie is for PS VR, and will be available for free 8/7-10/2.

Knowledge is Power is a Playlink game (has functionality with the PS app for mobile devices) and will be available for free 8/7 - 11/6.

Moho, it looks like Here They Lie needs to be added.

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# 204 - Posted on 8/04/18 2:00:46

Here They Lie has been added!

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# 205 - Posted on 8/29/18 21:09:51

I'll do a bigger post on next month's offering later, but one of the PS Plus titles for next month is Destiny 2 on the PS4 and it's available early. As in now. Apparently, there's a free weekend for one of the expansions and they wanted people able to try it.

I'm guessing the game isn't doing well since it's been part of a Humble Monthly and now on PS Plus despite not being all that old at all.

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# 206 - Posted on 8/30/18 2:26:28

OK, here's the big post for September 2018:

Xbox Live Games With Gold:

09/01: Prison Architect (XB1) and Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (360) rotate in. Forza Horizon 2 Standard - 10th Anniversary Edition (XB1) and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (360) rotate out.

09/16: Livelock (XB1) and Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (360) rotate in. For Honor Standard Edition (XB1) and Lego Star Wars III rotate out.

PS Plus Instant Game Collection:

All games except Destiny 2 (available now) are available 09/04.

PS4:

  • Destiny 2
  • God of War III Remastered
  • Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut
  • Sparkle 2
  • Foul Play

PS3:

  • Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut
  • Sparkle 2

PS Vita:

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

My take:

Games With Gold: Indieriffic this month on the XB1 front, but Prison Architect is good, and I've heard good things about Livelock. Lego games are always welcome even though I already had Star Wars III. Monster World might be worth a look. It's important to note that the previously offered Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is only the 1st two games and doesn't include this one (or Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

PS Plus: Destiny 2 is great here if you didn't get the recent Humble Monthly with it, but it does seem to be suffering. God of War is also always good, but the original GoW3 is like $5 used at Gamestop. Very crossbuyariffic this month, but most of the other titles don't do much for me. Foul Play seems to be worth a look.

My winner: PS Plus. Having Prison Architect and LSW3 already takes the thunder out of this month's offerings.

Guess as to public winner: Xbox Live.

Note to Moho: All games already in the database, but Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World needs to be added as a compilation of Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV.

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# 207 - Posted on 9/07/18 13:21:45

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World has been added!

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# 208 - Posted on 9/26/18 16:34:05

Here are the new games for October 2018:

Xbox Live Games With Gold:

October 1st: Overcooked! (XB1) and Stuntman: Ignition (360) rotate in. Prison Architect (XB1) and Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (360) rotate out.
October 16th: Victor Vran (XB1) and Hitman: Blood Money (360) rotate in. Livelock (XB1) and Stuntman: Ignition rotate out.

My take: I already have everything except Stuntman: Ignition, which I am interested in. But largely a disappointing month.

My guess as to general take: Pretty indieriffic again on the XB1 front and Hitman: Blood Money was once a PS Plus giveaway on PS3. They've done better.

Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection:

PS4:

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

PS3:

  • Master Reboot
  • The Bridge

PS Vita:

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

My take: I have been wanting to try Friday the 13th, and it's certainly thematic. Laser League looks like it could be fun. The rest seems pretty meh and I don't anticipate anything huge until PS Plus stops offering stuff for PS3 and Vita in March.

My guess as to general take: Pretty much the same as above.

My winner: PS Plus

My guess as to perceived winner: PS Plus.

Note to Moho: All games already in database. No adds needed here this month. :)

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# 209 - Posted on 11/01/18 23:11:43

A little late, but so were the announcements this month:

Xbox Live Games With Gold

  • 11/01/18: Battlefield 1 (XB1) and Assassin's Creed (360) rotate in. Overcooked! (XB1) and Hitman: Blood Money (360) rotate out.
  • 11/16/18: Race The Sun (XB1) and Dante's Inferno (360) rotate in. Victor Vran (XB1) and Assassin's Creed rotate out.

My General Take: Race the Sun is hard not to have by this point and isn't that great at all IMO, but the rest are pretty solid. That's the original Assassin's Creed, which I haven't seen in any bundles outside of one uPlay bundle to this point. Battlefield 1 likely doesn't have any of the DLC.

My Personal Take: I already have all of these! But this will let me avoid uPlay with the original AC, and free some space off my PS3 with Dante's Inferno.

PS Plus Instant Game Collection: (all games available Tuesday, November 6th):

PS4:

  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Burly Men At Sea
  • Roundabout

PS3:

  • Jackbox Party Pack 2
  • Arkedo Series

PS Vita:

  • Burly Men At Sea
  • Roundabout

My General Take: Pretty good PS4 offerings this month. I have Bulletstorm but never played it and might as well just play the Full Clip Edition now. The Yakuza games are pretty cool, and previous PS Plus offerings have left me Yakuza 4 and 5 to eventually play. That looks like a solid PS3 lineup considering we only have a few more months left of PS Plus support of it.

My Personal Take: The only one of these I had was Burly Men At Sea and I just got that in a bundle yesterday. I was likely going to get the Jackbox Party Pack 2 someday. I already have the 1st one on Steam. It would be nice if this turned into a Cross Buy with PS4. I always wanted try Roundabout but it wasn't worth paying for it.

My guess as to General Winner: Games With Gold. If you don't already have BF1, it blows everything else away.

Personal Winner: PS Plus. Just because of what I already have and don't have.

Moho Note: Arkedo Series needs to be added: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP4082-NPUB30703_00-SCEAARKEDOSERIES

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# 210 - Posted on 12/01/18 1:43:59

December 2018 post just in time:

Xbox Live Games With Gold:

December 1st: Q.U.B.E. 2 (XB1) and Dragon Age II (360) rotate in. Battlefield 1 (XB1) and Dante's Inferno (360) rotate out.
December 16th: Never Alone (XB1) and Mercenaries: Playgrounds of Destruction (360) rotate in. Race The Sun (XB1) and Dragon Age II rotate out.

General Take: Meh. Q.U.B.E. 2 was recently a Twitch Prime game and Never Alone has been on PS Plus before. Dragon Age II is nice (especially since the original once came with Games With Gold), but who doesn't already have it? M:PoD could be interesting as it's actually a game from the original Xbox playable on both 360 and the Xbone.

Personal Take: Pretty much the same as the general take. I'm guessing the companies might be expecting Christmas gifts plus Xbox Live Gold and/or Playstation Plus being needed for online play to carry subscriptions this month.

Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection:

PS4:

  • Soma
  • Onrush
  • Iconoclasts

PS3:

  • Steredenn
  • Steinsgate

PS Vita:

  • Iconoclasts
  • Papers, Please

General Take: Not much better. Soma was also recently a Twitch Prime game. Papers, Please is a nice little treat as we're winding down support for the PS3 and Vita from PS+ IGC. Depression and feels on the go.

Personal take: Admittedly, I haven't heard of most of these games before except Soma and Papers, Please.

Guess to Perceived Winner: If I had to pick one, PS Plus.

Personal Winner: Same

Moho Note: Steinsgate needs to be added.

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