Sony is adding six new games to their already bursting roster of free games for PlayStation Plus members this February.
The roster includes plenty of games that myself and many people I know hadn’t had time to pickup, so it’s especially tantalizing next month.
The games are:
Outlast (PS4) Hell is an experiment you can’t survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret … if you dare.
Metro: Last Light (PS3) It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…
PayDay 2 PayDay 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PayDay crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree.
Remember Me (PS3) Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) A dream collaboration between the two biggest fighting game franchises is now a reality! A deluge of highly demanded characters join the fray in this tag team-based game! The second round of this war begins now!
Mod Nation Racers: Road Trip (PS Vita) Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where competitive racing and community creativity collide. Use common gestures to create or edit your Mod, Kart, or Track. If that wasn’t enough, you will have full access to all creations made on the PS3.
With Nintendo’s recent announcement that their sales forecast for their fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 would miss their sales goals (by a lot), it seems it may be time for Nintendo to branch out and try some new things. So how about a tablet?
Justin Quinn has designed a mini tablet that he thinks would define the next generation of Nintendo’s handheld that is more powerful than the Wii-U, plays most apps, and runs legacy Nintendo hardware—a device that could potentially provide the sales needed for Nintendo to get through their current rough patch.
Here are the specs for Justin’s tablet:
Screen: 5.3” (1080P), resistant to cracks and smudges
Camera: 12mp (rear), 3mp (front)
CPU: 2.4ghz Quad Core
Storage: 16gb flash memory (2GB RAM)
Connectivity: Most current WiFi standards, free 4G (up to 3gb per month)
PLAYSTATION NOW STREAMING SERVICE COMING 2014—STREAMS LEGACY PLAYSTATION GAMES TO A VARIETY OF MEDIUMS
Sony has announced that this summer they will launch the PlayStation Now service which lets you stream PlayStation 1, 2, and 3 games to your PlayStation 4, Vita, and a variety of other devices.
The Gaikai-based service lets you either rent individual games or pay for a subscription. While it hasn’t been disclosed what games will all be made available with the service, Sony has confirmed that the The Last of Us,Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension and Puppeteer will be available and are being demoed at CES.
Considering that it took Microsoft and Sony only two months to nearly surpass the Wii-U’s lifetime sales of 4.3 million consoles sold worldwide (as of November 2013), things are looking a little bleak for Nintendo at the moment.
Today SteelSeries announced their wireless gaming controller for iOS called the Stratus. Last year, Apple provided official support for gaming controllers and they have been slowly trickling out ever sense.
The Stratus has the typical buttons you would find on your current game controller and has up to 10 hours of battery life. I wasn’t able find a list of games that will support this but with a price tag of $99, I hope it’s more than a handful.
At this time there’s no ship date for the controller but I’m actually excited to get my hands on one and test it out.
Microsoft has announced that over 3 million Xbox One units were sold by the end of 2013. While Sony’s numbers are sure to be just as good, if not better, this is great news for everyone, especially gamers.
"Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November.”