So when games are FREE??? Oh, I’m the first in line. I watch the Playstation blog like a hawk to see when they update the upcoming PS Plus deals. I keep my eyes on the headlines about Microsoft’s Games with Gold lineup, so I’m ready to start downloading. Could you say that I’m cheap? A tightwad? Frugal? Poor?
Yes, yes, yes, and kinda.
Well, Microsoft and Sony are offering some great deals for subscribers to their online services. While I’m not usually a participant in the “Console Wars” (I love everyone, you guys), it’s interesting to me to see how the perks compare.
Let’s get to it then: How do the services stack up for April, 2015?
In celebration of over 100 million Games with Gold downloads, Microsoft is offering twice the usual number of free games to Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. “We want to celebrate our fantastic Xbox Live community this April, and that’s why we’re so pleased to announce that Games with Gold will offer double the free games.”
Xbox One owners can download the following games FREE all month:
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Today Sony rolled out their latest system update for the PS4. It was 5 months ago that we saw update v2.0 introduce features like the ability to listen to music through a USB connection, Share Play, home screen themes, and YouTube support.
In v2.50, there will be an “onslaught of features,” according to the Official Playstation Blog. The most talked about addition is the ability to Suspend and Resume most games from Rest Mode. This will be a welcome feature for games that take a disproportionate amount of time to get into the actual game world (I’m looking at you, EA Sports games. All of you.)
*Note: This is a gaming & music blog. Occasionally I’ll wander into other avenues of entertainment if I really need to get something off my chest. This is one of those moments.
It all started so wonderfully…
I loved the first season of House of Cards. It was a dark tale of greed and power that centered on the political career of a ruthless senator. Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is more than a politician – he’s an actor. And his stage is Washington D.C.
Season 1 had a charming hook. Every once in a while, Underwood would look straight at the camera and provide commentary for what was happening in the scene. He would either break down the intentions of another character, or slyly reveal how effortlessly he can deceive. There were times that I completely believed his sincerity, only to see him stare coldly into the camera moments later, growling his true thoughts. It was a jarring, but refreshing, way to give us insights into his character.
I came home from work to a surprisingly quiet house. I usually open the door to a cacophony of noises. It’s a glorious combination of celebration and fights to the death. What was wrong today? Why were my children so quiet?
I look at the TV and see that my 8-yr-old (Cale) is playing Super Mario Galaxy 2. Oh, what a glorious game! The kids are enthralled. He is jumping and flying his way through level after level, and the magic of Mario proves to be just as strong as ever.