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Drawn To Death Coming Free to PS Plus Owners Next Month

Announced today via the PlayStation blog, ultraviolent online shooter Drawn to Death will be free for PS Plus subscribers when it launches on April 4.

Developed by Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe's studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, Drawn to Death is an over-the-top third-person shooter that takes place inside the twisted world of a high-school student's notebook. Players will be able to choose from a variety of morbid characters, each with unique abilities, and go to war in a variety of online and offline settings. For a full list of features at launch, you can check out the blog post here

With original release-date announcement, the developer also put out a dev diary detailing some of the gameplay options. You can find that right here

 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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See Over 15 Minutes Of Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay, Plus New Screens

Last week, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions revealed Middle-earth: Shadow of War to great delight. Now we finally have a chunk of gameplay to watch, giving us our first big taste of what's in store. 

Shadow of War is building off its predecessor's nemesis system by allowing your allies to rescue you from the clutches of death. The video below showcases nearly 16 minutes of gameplay, showing just how epic and unpredictable the battles can get when you try to overtake a fortress and eliminate an overlord. Also, be sure to scroll all the way down for three new screenshots.

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Additionally, we recently saw Shadow of War in action and interviewed Monolith VP of creative Michael de Plater. You can read our biggest takeaways here.  

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Is Free On Playstation Plus In February

Sackboy is coming to Playstation Plus this month, and he's being joined by a slew of charming indies.

The marquee entry this month is LittleBigPlanet 3, Sony's biggest platforming adventure of 2014. This entry shook up the classic LBP formula by introducing multiple playable characters with different abilities, allowing for greater variety in the action. Back in November 2014, Matt Helgeson gave the game a solid 8.5 review score.

Here's the full list of February's PS Plus offerings:

  • LittleBigPlanet 3, PS4
  • Not a Hero, PS4
  • Starwhal, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • Anna: Extended Edition, PS3
  • Ninja Senki DX, Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • TorqueL, Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

These deals go live on February 7th, which means you have until then to pick up last month's games, which include Day of the Tentacle Remastered and This War of Mine: The Little Ones.

[Source: Playstation Blog]

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Is Free On Playstation Plus In February

Sackboy is coming to Playstation Plus this month, and he's being joined by a slew of charming indies.

The marquee entry this month is LittleBigPlanet 3, Sony's biggest platforming adventure of 2014. This entry shook up the classic LBP formula by introducing multiple playable characters with different abilities, allowing for greater variety in the action. Back in November 2014, Matt Helgeson gave the game a solid 8.5 review score.

Here's the full list of February's PS Plus offerings:

  • LittleBigPlanet 3, PS4
  • Not a Hero, PS4
  • Starwhal, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • Anna: Extended Edition, PS3
  • Ninja Senki DX, Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • TorqueL, Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

These deals go live on February 7th, which means you have until then to pick up last month's games, which include Day of the Tentacle Remastered and This War of Mine: The Little Ones.

[Source: Playstation Blog]

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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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