The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an awkward game that feels a little bit like world full of Disney World animatronics. One piece of poison food highlighted the game’s silliness while also forcing players to get intimate with their targets.
I managed to miss Bound when it came out last year, so I’m excited to see it make its way to November’s PlayStation Plus lineup. As always, the following games are only “free” if you have an active PlayStation Plus membership.
Last night, I finished a playthrough of Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. The 2012 sci-fi shooter is rough around the edges but creates meaningful, intelligent interactions between players and their AI companions.
I’ve been playing through Deadly Premonition and Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. One is an offbeat crime thriller and the other is a clumsy shooter about robots. They’re pure pulp. They’re also two of the best games I’ve ever played.
You can get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with your PlayStation Plus membership in October. There’s also the Amnesia collection, which has both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs, two games I’m too scared to play.
Atlus has filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown against the creators of the Playstation 3 emulator RPCS3, previously noted for running Persona 5. With the emulator, the game would be playable on PC, which doesn’t officially run the game.
I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire’s ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.
Infamous: Second Son has always looked pretty cool but I never got around to it, so I’m really excited it’s in this month’s PS Plus lineup. There’s also some extras in this month’s lineup, including a free PSVR game. As usual, these games are only free if you have an active PlayStation Plus account.
Last week, we started playing L.A. Noire on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a 2011 detective game with a lot of cases to solve. Recently, we finished the cases for the traffic detective desk. It’s a good introduction to the game that also has a few problems.
I’m excited to see Just Cause 3 on August’s PS Plus lineup, since I always meant to check it out. There’s also Downwell for the Vita with crossbuy on PS4, bringing my total ways to play Downwell to three, which is not nearly enough.
This week, we finished streaming David Cage’s crime thriller Heavy Rain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a game of astounding highs and disappointing lows, with intense action and awful writing. It’s not as bad as everyone says, but it’s still not very good.
Until Dawn and Game of Thrones headline PlayStation Plus’ games lineup this month. July also sees some add-ons in addition to the usual roster of games. As always, these games are only free if you have a PlayStation Plus membership.
In Japan, currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. Make that, was.
Red Dead Redemption released seven years ago today and remains a triumph. The tale of John Marston’s failure might be Rockstar’s finest story.
Back in 2013, I had some very unkind things to say about the DualShock 3's design. Those points still stand—this is a bad controller for playing video games—but in the years since I’ve grown to appreciate one thing about the DS3: it can take one hell of a beating.
There’s a range of games in PlayStation Plus’ lineup for February, which drops on the 7th. I can’t not “aaww” at the LittleBigPlanet games, and though I wasn’t a huge fan of Not a Hero on PC, I might really enjoy blasting away at foul-mouthed pixel enemies from my couch.