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Reminder: This Is Your Last Chance For April PlayStation Plus Games

Tomorrow brings us a new slate of PlayStation Plus games. As you might expect (because you’re reading this story), today is your last day for last month’s games.

Here’s what you’ll miss out on if you don’t lock in your licenses:

PlayStation 4
Dead Star
Zombi

PlayStation 3
I am Alive
Savage Moon

Vita
A Virus Named Tom
Shutshimi

For more on the upcoming games of May, take a look at our previous coverage.

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May PlayStation Plus Includes Tropico 5 And A God Of War Game

Sony has revealed what’s coming for PlayStation Plus members in May. Six games are on the way (as usual), with Tropico 5 on PS4 likely the biggest on the list.

Here is the full rundown of what you can nab starting on Tuesday, May 3:

PlayStation 4

Switch Galaxy Ultra
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tropico 5

PlayStation 3

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Locoroco Cocoreccho!

Vita

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Switch Galaxy Ultra

You have through Monday, May 2 to grab April’s games. You can read up on that list here.

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[Update] Bully Hits PS4, XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus Lands On Vita

Update: Gamers in North America can now purchase two of these games. Bully is available now for PlayStation 4 ($ 14.99). XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus is out on Vita, too ($ 19.99).

We're still waiting to see if Manhunt shows up on PlayStation 4 today. We'll update should anything change.

Original Story (March 21 @ 8:11 p.m. Central):

Isn't today full of surprises? Right now, XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus is available for Vita on the UK PlayStation Store. Better yet? Manhunt and Bully are also playable on the PS4 as PS2 Classics.

We'll have to wait for confirmation on a release on the U.S. PlayStation store, but this is a pretty good sign. 

Bully and Manhunt are selling for £11.99, while XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus has a £15.99 price tag. 

Click on the game titles to visit the UK store to see for yourself: XCOM Enemy Unknown Plus, Bully, and Manhunt

What are you most excited for?

[Source: PlayStation Store UK via NeoGaf via Luke Mears Twitter]


Our Take
This is a good sign for the U.S. getting these games as well. So far, no updates to the store have confirmed this, but remember the UK is six hours ahead. Not to mention, something could be caught up in ESRB. While this doesn't guarantee it, I'd say the odds are staked in our favor. All these things are great. So many people have wanted to play XCOM Enemy Unknown on-the-go. And trophies for Bully and Manhunt? Icing on the cake. 

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Reminder: Get Your February Games With Gold And PlayStation Plus Titles Before They’re Gone

Today is the last day for free games on both console game networks. If you haven’t locked in your Games with Gold or PlayStation Plus offerings yet, make some time for that today.

Here’s what’s rotating out on Xbox 360 and Xbox One:

Xbox One
Hand of Fate

Xbox 360
Gears of War 2

In addition to March’s releases, Styx: Master of Shadows remains available. That rotates out on March 15.

On PlayStation, here’s what’s available this month. Be sure to head over the PlayStation Store to grab the following:

PlayStation 4
Helldivers
Nom Nom Galaxy
Nova 111

PlayStation 3
Grid Autosport
Helldivers
Nova 111
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 

Vita
Helldivers
Lemmings Touch
Nova 111

Tomorrow brings a new list of PlayStation Plus games, too. Here’s what’s coming up in March.

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PlayStation Plus March Titles Include Broforce, Galak-Z, More

It’s that time of the month again when we get to look ahead to next month’s PlayStation Plus games. The offerings include BroForce, which is included based on a community vote.

Here’s the full rundown:

PlayStation 4

BroForce
Galak-Z

PlayStation 3

The Last Guy
Super Stardust HD

Vita

Flame Over
Reality Fighters

You’ve still got through next Monday to grab February’s offerings. For that complete list, check out our previous coverage.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Oculus Rift Plus PC Bundle Pre-Orders Open February 16, Start At $1,549

Oculus has announced that seven different Rift-ready PCs will be available to pre-order beginning next week. The bundle prices start at $ 949, without the accompanying VR display.

Dell, Alienware, and Asus will each be offering at least one model. The least expensive is the Asus G11CD, with an i5-6400, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 970. This model, priced at $ 949, barely exceeds the minimum specifications. Asus’ other two models increase RAM, processor spec, and GPU model.

Dell’s base configuration mirrors Asus’ offering. It is priced at $ 999 (when bundled with an additional Rift purchase at $ 599).

Note that none of the announced models come in at or below Oculus’ $ 1,499 price point. The company is still touting that bundles will be available at that price, however.

The most expensive of the current Rift-ready PCs comes from Alienware. Priced at $ 2,549, the Area 51 includes an Intel i7-5820K (overclockable), Nvidia GTX 980, and 16 GB RAM.

All of the prices mentioned above are before the $ 599 Oculus Rift purchase, which includes an Xbox One controller, wireless adapter, remote, camera, carrying case, and the head-mounted display.

[Source: Oculus]

 

Our Take
As a point of reference, I was able to build my own PC recently with a more powerful processor and video card while spending less than the Alienware Area 51 costs. If you are looking to maximize your dollar, building is the way to go. However, it isn’t without its challenges. 

I’m curious about what other bundles might be coming, given that even the most pared down of these offerings don’t get down to the promised $ 1,499. It seems like the only thing left to reduce is the processor from the i5-6400 to the less powerful i5-4590.

I would strongly urge if you are considering a new PC for a Rift that you attempt to future proof a bit. You don't need the Cadillac, but you should try for something more than the Honda Accord. 

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Reminder: Today Is The Final Day For January PlayStation Plus Games

PlayStation Network has been having some trouble today, and you may not be able to connect right now. If you can though, you might want to take a moment to ensure you locked in your January PlayStation Plus games.

You’ve got until tomorrow when the store refreshes to nab the six January games. They are:

Playstation 4

  • Grim Fandango
  • Hardware: Rivals

Playstation 3

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter

Vita

  • Grim Fandango
  • Nihilumbra
  • History: Legends of War Patton 

Tomorrow, the month begins anew. Not sure what's rotating onto the service? Check out our previous coverage for more info.

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PSA: PlayStation Plus In February Includes Helldivers, Nom Nom Galaxy

Update: The full list of PlayStation Plus games for February is now available. Here's what's coming:

PlayStation 4
Helldivers
Nom Nom Galaxy
Nova 111

PlayStation 3
Grid Autosport
Helldivers
Nova 111
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 

Vita
Helldivers
Lemmings Touch
Nova 111

 

Original Story:

Sony hasn’t yet announced the PlayStation Plus games for February, but we have a good idea of what’s coming to PS4. A banner popped up early on the PlayStation Store giving us a hint of what to expect.

If the image nabbed by Reddit users is accurate, we’ll be getting Helldivers (our review) and Nom Nom Galaxy on February 2. The image (captured by PlayStation user “BloodErgo”), taken from the Polish version of the store, promises these games are coming to the service soon.

We’ll update with the complete, confirmed list as soon as we are able. For now, don’t forget to grab your January games

[Source: Reddit]

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Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Gets Another 11th Hour Delay, No New Date Announced

Vita owners are having the rug pulled out from under them again at the last minute. 2K has announced that the Vita port of Civilization Revolution 2, due to release tomorrow, January 26, has been significantly delayed.

2K does not have an estimated release window beyond “2016.” “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Plus for PlayStation Vita is now launching in North America and Europe later this year,” the publisher writes. “The team is hard at work making sure the title lives up to fans' expectations, and we appreciate your continued patience as we take the time needed to prepare the title for global release in 2016.”

Civilization Revolution 2 Plus was originally due for release in December 2015. 2K announced a last minute delay just a day before intended release at that point, also.

The game was originally designed as a mobile title. You can read our review of that version for more.

[Source: Civilization Revolution on Facebook]

 

Our Take
Vita owners have been taking it on the chin lately. First The Banner Saga was put off for that platform. Then, Not a Hero was canceled altogether. Now 2K has issued a second last-minute delay for CivRev 2. I love my Vita, but it’s hard to believe the handheld has much life left in it.

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PSA: Sony Sends Users PlayStation Plus Extension To Make Up For Outage Earlier This Month

The PlayStation network went down  for nearly the entire day on January 4. Sony has issued a code to PlayStation Plus users containing a code that extends their PlayStation Plus coverage by a single day in order to make up for the outage. If you're a PS Plus user affected by the outage, you should receive this message including a redeemable code:

Hi —–,


Due
to the recent PlayStation®Network interruption we are giving you a
1-DAY extension to your PlayStation®Plus membership.  Please redeem
the following voucher code by March 31, 2016, 11:59 PM PST:


———


Sign in to redeem your code.


The
extension will be applied to the end of your current membership. This
applies to all accounts that had an active PlayStation®Plus membership
on January 4, 2016. 


Thanks for your patience during the service interruption.


Sincerely,
PlayStation®Network

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