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It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 18th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 18th

With “Winter: Part IV” firmly wrapped around half of this country, I can’t help but think the PlayStation Store itself has frozen up. It’s a bit of a slow week is all I’m trying to say.

Trickling through the pipes is another burst of content from Tecmo Koei for Atelier Lydie & Suelle. There’s the Adventurers’ Tales pack offering some new recipes and the Delicacies and Rarities Pack with 5 new special items.

The Surge — aka “Sci-Fi Dark Souls” — is back again with some new content as well. Grab the Cutting Edge Pack this week for three unique, new exo-gear weapons and matching jumpsuits. And if Zen Studios hadn’t already quenched your thirst for pinball and Star Wars mashups, there’s now a free demo of their latest table for Pinball FX3, Star Wars™ Pinball: The Last Jedi.

Happy Spring! No wait, Winter. No… Happy Spinter!

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 11th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 11th

It’s April 11th, 2018 and everything is fine! If I say it loud enough and long enough, that makes it true, right? *ahem* Personal life aside, everything is also fine when it comes to freebies on the PlayStation Store this week. There’s another totally free game (with Trophies), some PlayStation Plus goodies, a new demo, and a variety of add-ons. Let’s go! … also everything is Fiiiiiine!

Free Game
The last free game we got was Don’t Bite Me Bro! which turned out to be surprisingly satisfying, so I’m not going to write off Starlit Adventures so quickly. It’s immediately charming with vibrant colors and lots of animated action on screen. It looks a little bit like Mister Driller except you aren’t totally free to dig whatever path you want. The game’s 64 Story levels look to have tricky paths, enemies, and traps for up to four players to tackle. I played it briefly last night and quickly ran up against its paywall. As long as you aren’t dead-set on having the highest scores I don’t think there’s any reason to worry about microtransactions. It’s a quaint little vertical-oriented, puzzle-platformer that seems fun enough.

PlayStation Plus Subscriber Boosts
Paying members of PlayStation Plus can grab another couple of monthly booster packs this week. GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is offering a bundle of 5 Arena Mirror Shards and 5 kegs (25 cards) while 3on3 Freestyle is back with it’s April pack including 1 Random Card Pack, 1 XP Drink (M), and 1 Coin Buff Ball (1D).

Demo
Crypt of the Serpent King looks a little generic. Like, Xbox Live Indie Games generic. In fact, the game escaped that delisted marketplace in 2016 and has made the jump to Steam, Xbox One, and finally PlayStation 4. It isn’t my kind of game but if you were curious about the “medieval first-person hack’n’slash dungeon crawler with roguelike elements”, you can now try it for free.

Add-Ons
You want two new hair styles for Monster Hunter: World? We got it. You want over 900 new songs for Atelier Lydie & Suelle? Holy cow, that’s a lot of songs! How about a BMW X6 Trophy Truck for Gravel? Step right up.

That’s it for this week gang. Grab ‘n go!

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 4th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for April 4th

It’s early in a new month and that means it’s time for PlayStation Plus members to scoop up some freebies for their multiplayer games: 50 Happy Jewels are all yours for Happy Dungeons, there’s a pack of goodies for Knights of Valor, and the new-to-consoles MMO, TERA, has a bundle of boosters and gear for subscribers. The only other freebie this week is Khalid Young Dumb & Broke VR, a new PSVR experience that I’m a little flabbergasted by. I’ll let the PR copy try to explain:

As part of its Lost in Music campaign, Sony collaborated with Khalid to wow music fans, taking them on a journey through one of his epic music videos. The RIAA certified 3x platinum single, Young Dumb & Broke provides the backdrop for this ground breaking PlayStation®VR piece, one which will transport you through an immersive experience never before seen in VR. Once in the VR world, you are immediately placed in the driver’s seat of a classic car. Khalid, making his first appearance in VR, will then welcome you and take you on an amazing trip through cityscapes, the far reaches of the cosmos and high school football fields. You will encounter swarms of jellyfish swirling rhythmically, gargantuan orbiting planets, as well as many other surprises in a music experience only possible through the power of PlayStation®VR. The Young Dumb & Broke music video will be projected onto this mesmerizing world, transforming it into a unique extrasensory adventure.

So… that should be something to see, at least it’s free. Let me know what you think if you check that out.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for March 28th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for March 28th

Welcome to the last week of March (already!) and another regularly scheduled update on PlayStation Store freebies. For March 28th there’s a demo of Hazelight’s A Way Out which has the rarely seen descriptor: “For 2-2 players”. It’s a co-op only experience so I’m sure the demo is there to give friends a chance to see how the split-screen, prison-break adventure game works.

Ubisoft has a free SHAREfactory theme for spicing up your Far Cry 5 clips, Trion is back with another Trove freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers (the Blocky Bonus: Throne of Games) and NIS America is crowning the U.S. launch of The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 with a plethora of free Day One weapons: Prophet’s LanceRed Lotus SwordOrochi StaffNihilist SpearSacrifice SpearSparkling Hammer.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for March 21st

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for March 21st

There aren’t a ton of individual freebies for the week of March 21st but there are a surprising number of totally free games. The biggest of which is Hitman, returning with the Spring Pack that offers Episode 2: Sapienza free for a limited time. It includes the ‘World of Tomorrow’ campaign mission, Escalation Contracts, and access to Contracts Mode and future Elusive Targets in Sapienza.

Also free this week is Don’t Bite Me Bro, a compelling looking “open-world zombie apocalypse game with local co-op for up to four players”. What looked like yet another boring twin-stick shooter in screenshots turned out to be really interesting in video: there’s crafting, there’s resource gathering, there’s base defending. It’s been on itch.io for a while now but publisher Arcade Distillery has seen fit to bring it to PlayStation 4.

Our other free offering is a bit more dubious. I’ll let the description do the talking but see if you can decipher the clues to find out what kind of game Minefield is: “This is pretty simple game. It includes bombs, flags, and boxes. Do not detonate the bombs. Click boxes to open it. Put flags on the box if you believe there is a bomb there.” Got it, Minesweeper knock-off.

Moving on to free Add-Ons, Capcom is offering a Free Character Edit Voucher for Monster Hunter: World in case you’ve been yearning to remix your character’s appearance (including gender, the copy reads) after so long with the game. That peculiar racing game Gravel is also back with a free car to race around with, the Acciona.

And lastly there’s a pair of free static themes straight from Japan featuring Atelier Lydie & Suelle and Yakuza 6.