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PS Plus Games For January Include Day of The Tentacle Remastered

The lineup for next month's PS Plus games have been revealed over at PlayStation Blog. Here's the full listing:

  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
  • Blazerush, PS3
  • The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
  • Azkend 2, PS Vita
  • Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

Editor Elise Favis reviewed the remastered version of Day of the Tentacle and found it to be a worthwhile revisit, scoring it an 8.25 and saying "Day of the Tentacle is largely removed from the adventure genre’s shortcomings, such as obtuse puzzle design, though it lacks a certain depth to its story. Nonetheless, its strange premise, witty one-liners, and brain-teasing puzzles help it remain something special."

You can also check out our review for Titan Souls, which received an 8.5, here.

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Update: Dishonored 2′s New Game Plus Update Out Now

Update: The free update that adds custom difficulty settings and a new game+ mode to Dishonored 2 is out now on all platforms.

Original Story: Bethesda has announced that a free update is coming to Dishonored 2 next month, adding custom difficulty settings and something that's bound to make life worth living for the completionists out there.

In addition to the new difficulty settings, which Bethesda says will let players further customize the game according to their specific playstyles, the update will also add a new game+ mode. That's a great way for players to roll into a fresh game with their current powers and unlocks intact, letting the more ambitious players out there max out every skill tree and see everything the game has to offer.

The publisher says that further details on the update will be coming soon, including a better idea of when we can expect to see it. In the meantime, take a look at this new trailer for the game, which features the developers at Arkane Studios talking about how they approach the game's "Play your way" philosophy. 

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And if you haven't already done so, be sure to check out Matt Bertz's review for the game. Spoiler: He liked it a lot.

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Dishonored 2′s New Game Plus Free Update Gets Release Date

What better reward for finishing Dishonored 2 than a New Game Plus mode and the ability to combine Corvo and Emily's considerable powers?

The game's free update – out December 19 for all platforms (and in beta now on PC), rewards players with access to both characters' full arsenal of abilities, the ability to combine them, and all the Bonecharm traits and Runes (which can be reassigned) previously collected. 

Bethesda has also announced that the title's second free update (in January) includes mission select and custom difficulty features.

For full notes on the first free update's features, including fixes, click the source link below.

[Source: Bethesda]

 

Our Take
It's hard to think that you'll have even more options at your fingertips. 

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Invisible Inc., Stories: Path of Destinies Headline December PS Plus Titles

Sony has revealed the last set of PlayStation Plus games for the year., featuring a host of well-received indie titles. Thanks to Sony's cross-buy functionality, the PS4 is the real winner this month, picking up five new titles. Here is December's full lineup, which will be released on December 6:

PlayStation 4
Invisible Inc.
Stories: Path of Destinies

PlayStation 3
Hyper Void (cross-buy on PS4)
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (cross-buy on PS4 and Vita)

PlayStation Vita
Color Guardians (cross-buy on PS4)
VVVVVV

Don't forget to snatch November's PS Plus titles before they expire on December 6.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
I've been wanting to try Invisible Inc. but haven't picked it up yet because I'm not good at rogue-likes. Those kinds of questionable purchases are perfect for PS Plus and other comparable services, as they get players to take the plunge. Also, VVVVVV is great and you should play it. It's short, cute, and fun – just like me on a Saturday night.

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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture And Dirt 3 Are November’s Free PS Plus Games

Sony announced its PlayStation Plus free game line-up for November 2016. Here's the full list:

PlayStation 4
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
The Deadly Tower of Monsters

PlayStation 3
Dirt 3
Costume Quest 2

Vita
Letter Quest Remasterd, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
Pumped BMX+, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4 and PS3)

Don't forget to grab October's games before the month is up, which includes Resident Evil HD And Transformers: Devastation among others.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
I'm especially interested in The Deadly Tower of Monsters. It's a strange looking game from a company that has historically made strange-looking games like Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages, and it passed by me when it originally released.

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Latest Pokémon Go Update Improves Plus Functionality, Adds Notification Filters

Although it's hard to find due to its massive popularity, the Pokémon Go Plus accessory could use some work. It doesn't notify you of Pokémon you haven't seen before, and it can sometimes be difficult to catch more rare Pokémon you've already seen, since the device doesn't do a great job of distinguishing PokéStops from Pokémon, or Dragonites from Pidgeys.

The latest update to Pokémon Go doesn't fix all these issues, but it makes it easier to stratify what you're running around for. After this update, Pokémon Go Plus users will be able to specify whether they want to receive notifications for only Pokémon, PokéStops, or both. This means that if you're only interested in loading up on Pokéballs during your morning jog, you can make it so all the Rattatas that would usually pop up will now fly under your radar.

The update also improves the connection to the Plus by making sure the device stays connected even after entering the Pokémon encounter state, or while interacting with gyms.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
This should address many people's issues with the Plus, though it doesn't address other, more important issues like not being able to catch new Pokémon. They also need to fix the issue where I still haven't been able to find one of the dang things.

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Pokémon Go Update Shows You Where Pokémon Were Caught, Makes Incense Compatible With Pokémon Go Plus

The latest Pokémon Go update makes it easier to map your journey as a Pokémon Go trainer across the world, while making Pokémon Go Plus a bit better.

The update adds the city a Pokémon was caught to the bottom of their information screen, along with the date. It also allows players to catch drop an incense item (which attracts Pokémon to their location) and catch any Pokémon who approach using the Pokémon Go Plus accessory.

Finally, the update fixes a few minor bugs, including one which would get some players stuck at the game's loading screen.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
Adding a Pokémon's location is a relatively minor update, but for people who travel regularly (or move from location to location frequently), it's a pretty cool feature. And I would love to use incense and catch Pokémon while jogging every morning, if I could find and buy a damn Plus to do it with.

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Pokémon Go Update Brings More Stability To Pokémon Go Plus

Niantic recently released an update (1.7.1 on iOS, 0.37.1 on Android) for Pokémon Go. Albeit being a smaller update, it nonetheless adds some improvements, mostly related to Pokémon Go Plus.

The wearable accessory that notifies you of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops became available as of last week. However, some users had problems pairing their device to the game, while others were receiving errors related to the device without actually owning one. This update aims to fix those issues.

You can read the patch notes below:

  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
  • Minor text fixes

You can read about the previous update, which introduced the Pokémon buddy system, here.

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Pokémon Go Plus Is Available As Of Today

The anticipated Pokémon Go Plus is available today at several retailers. The wearable accessory, which pairs with the popular Pokémon Go iOS and Android app, will notify you about nearby PokéStops and Pokémon.

Whenever one of these is nearby, the device will flash and vibrate. It is currently purchasable for $ 34.99 at stores such as Amazon. GameStop also has a listing for it, but it may already be out of stock online as its labelled as "not available."

You can read more about Pokémon Go by checking out our round-up of the craziest news stories, or how the game had a huge impact on editor Andrew Reiner's life.

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The Pokémon Go Plus Arrives Next Week

The device was originally meant to launch in July, but got pushed back to September. We now exactly when it will be available.

Pokémon Go Plus will be available next week, Friday, September 16. If you're unfamiliar with exactly what the device does, Niantic outlined its functions on its blog post announcing the release.

As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. You’ll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokémon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught).

Yesterday, during Apple's keynote announcing the iPhone 7, it was revealed that Pokémon Go would be receiving substantial Apple Watch compatibility. You can learn more about that here.

[Source: Pokémon Go]

 

Our Take
The Go Plus is still an attractive piece of hardware for preventing you from staring at your phone while playing Pokémon Go, but after yesterday's Apple Watch details, I think I am more interested in going that route.

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