That’s Pretty Neat #2: “Shut Up and Take My Money”
Whew, already been through a week of neat stuff. Â This time, everything sort of had one common theme; it all made me really,Â reallyÂ want to buy stuff. Â Let’s check out some of the neatest stuff from around the web.
A+ for PS+
I’ve told people this before, and I won’t hesitate to say it again: PlayStation Plus isÂ the bestÂ deal in gaming, period. Â That’s even to say it’s better than Steam sales (oh snap, I WENT THERE).
Sony decided to prove this point by rolling out an extremely hefty and utterly awesome June update. Â Not only did they find it in their hearts to include two AAA titles (the superbÂ Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the unstoppably chaoticÂ Saints Row: The Third), but they even tacked on an award winning downloadable title (Machinarium) and two beloved handheld titles (Zero Escape: Virtueâ€™s Last RewardÂ andÂ Gods Eater Burst).
Unfortunately, they removed three mainstay titles inÂ InFamous 2, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One,Â andÂ LittleBigPlanet 2. Â Don’t be discouraged, though: replacing them this Tuesday will beÂ Uncharted 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown,Â andÂ LittleBigPlanet Karting. Â There’s a lot to love about PlayStation Network’s subscription service.
Injustice: Scorpion’s Among Us
Coming this Tuesday, you can relive your glory days of the amazing fight game… Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe! Â The DLC characters have been pretty strange for Injustice. Â Lobo was first up, and a rather odd addition to the roster of A-listers. Â Then came the 328th character (rough estimate) to appear from the Batman comics, Batgirl. Â And finally, for another five bucks, you can be yelling “GET OVER HERE” in Superman’s face.
Screw it, where do I sign up?
Gotta Name ‘Em All
Cartoonist Rich Moyer put together this little collage of geekiness you see above. Â Filled with gaming references, comic book heroes, cartoon characters, fantasy legends, and anything else you could imagine someone cosplaying, this is truly a work of art.
You can click the picture to enlarge it, and order for a limited time from etsy. Â If you can name everyone there, you have my respect. Â Which, admittedly, doesn’t come very often.
<3 4Â TLOU
The Last of Us, the Sony exclusive that is making Xbox junkies everywhere jealous, is showing no signs that its popularity will ever come down. Â With the review embargo lifted last week, the game has jettisoned to the top of metacritic with an oustanding 96/100, with 30 perfect scores.
It comes out this Friday. Â This is going to be the longest week EVER.
My Understanding Is Dead
The latest game from Suda 51â€”better known as the crazy/possibly-on-drugs guy who brought us Lollipop Chainsawâ€”is a cell-shaded, spiritual successor to one of his earlier titles, Killer 7.
It’s titled Killer is Dead. Â The trailer is below, and you should really watch it. Â Because it’s bonkers.
I recommend not trying to understand what you just saw. Â You’ll only end up hurting yourself.
With a ton of neat stuff going on this week, most of it made me want to spend money. Â Even when it seems like the cost of gaming is going up, though, just be reassured that there’s still plenty of free stuff out there to enjoy. Â Like the fact that free-to-play titles DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Warframe have all been announced as PS4 titles.
Shut up and take my free time!