PlayStation Plus Members Getting For Honor, Increased Cloud Storage In February

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PlayStation Plus Members Getting For Honor, Increased Cloud Storage In February

Sony has announced February's free games for PlayStation Plus members – one handles its violence stealthily, the other not so much: Hitman: The Complete First Season and For Honor.

These two games are available starting February 5 until March 5.

Meanwhile, PS3 and Vita owners get Divekick (PS3, cross-buy with Vita), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3), Gunhouse (Vita, cross-buy with PS4), and Rogue Aces (Vita, cross-buy with PS4) until March 8. This batch of PS3 and Vita titles are the last ones for the platforms through PlayStation Plus.

Piranha Plant Is Now Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Piranha Plant Is Now Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 2.0.0 update just went live and, with surprisingly little fanfare or announcement, Piranha Plant is also part of the update. If you redeemed your code already, you can start playing as him as soon as you download the latest update. If you haven't redeemed your code, you have until June to do so, but you must register your copy in the next two days to get your code.

Other new additions include the ability to play Spirit Board matches with up to four players, though the entire match is lost if any of the four players are KO'd. The shop now has Partner Pikachu, Partner Eevee, Dice Block, River Survival, and Golden Dash Mushroom for purchase using in-game coins. Finally, short hops without attacking can be done by pressing both jump buttons at once.

It's a bit off an odd drop for Piranha Plant, with nothing other than last week's Smash Bros. message indicating there was an update even suggesting anything might be coming soon. Nintendo's own wording said the plant-based character would be appearing in February, which we're not quite at yet. Still, earlier is better than later, and perhaps this means we'll be seeing footage of Persona 5's Joker before too long.

French Man Receives Suspended Jail Sentence For Using A Fruit Scale To Change PS4 Price

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French Man Receives Suspended Jail Sentence For Using A Fruit Scale To Change PS4 Price

It turns out that, no matter how clever you think you're being, there's very few workarounds to paying for something at a store. This was the harsh lesson learned by a 19-year-old man named Adel, who went to a Nice, France grocery store and attempted to pull one over on the local staff. Well, two over.

Adel's plan was to grab a PlayStation 4, an item not uncommon in grocery stores in Europe, take it to the self-checkout lane, and use the kiosk's weight scale to certify the item as a fruit. Rather than ringing it up as a €340 retail price, the kiosk weighed the box and instead determined it to be about €9, or roughly $10. The checkout machine spit out a barcode for Adel to slap onto the box on top of the existing barcode, scan it in, and walk off with it. Afterward, he sold the PS4 to someone outside the store for €100 to pay for a train ticket.

It amazingly worked! Then he went back the next day to do it again.

Next Inside Xbox Features Crackdown Campaign Info

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Next Inside Xbox Features Crackdown Campaign Info

Microsoft has announced their first episode of Inside Xbox of 2019, this time mostly focusing on the upcoming Crackdown 3. The console manufacturer has promised that they'll reveal the first details of Crackdown 3's single player campaign, which has mostly not been talked about aside from its usage of Terry Crews, when Inside Xbox airs on February 5. 

In addition, Microsoft will also have new announcements for Mortal Kombat 11, The Division 2, Sea of Thieves, Astroneer, Journey to the Savage Planet, Jump Force, Metro Exodus, and more. It's unclear what the nature of these announcements will be, but they could be anything from reveals they'll be on Game Pass to new characters or trailers.

Inside Xbox was Microsoft's live corollary to shows like the Nintendo Direct, where they talk about their upcoming releases. The somewhat inconsistent schedule hasn't helped, though, so hopefully 2019 can make Inside Xbox some must-see TV, err, streams.

PUBG Tool Lets You Find Streamers That Kill You

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PUBG Tool Lets You Find Streamers That Kill You

The killcam is a time-honored tradition in multiplayer shooters. You need an object to focus all your ire on and then laughingly go "You got me!" When you're killed by a streamer, though, you might want to check out what they thought of you when they got the kill. A new third-party tool tells you when someone who's streaming kills you and gives you a link to their stream so you can watch yourself get killed, or watch yourself kill them.

PUBG Report does exactly what it says on the tin: when you're killed, you can find out who did it to a very specific degree if they're a streamer. The game keeps track of your last 14 kills or deaths, allowing you to click a particular one, find out if a streamer killed you, and go directly to the stream theoretically at the time you were killed. It's a whole new level of kill cam.

It's probably pretty useful if you're really into PUBG and want to see how other people react to you or your tactics or you just want to gloat in your moment of victory. I worry about people jumping into channels to yell at streamers to kill you in the chat, but maybe that's more funny than a worry. 

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Ambush Mode Is Now Live On PS4

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Ambush Mode Is Now Live On PS4

With Blackout mode staying fairly popular, Activision is playing with different ways to keep its battle royale title fresh and to keep people playing it. Last week, they announced Ambush mode, a variation on Blackout mode that restricts weapons to sniper rifles, launchers, and melee attacks, meaning you either kill from a distance or kill right next to someone. That mode is now live on PlayStation 4.

In addition to the weapon limits, the circle also keeps closing in with zero delay between collapses, so you can't just stick around with a sniper rifle and hope someone crosses your field of vision. Strategy will play a vital role in the Ambush mode.

You can find full details in the update notes on the game's subreddit. The Down But Not Out mode, which allows players to come back after defeat in Blackout, is continuing its second week on non-PlayStation 4 platforms, so you can still play that while waiting for Ambush to hit Xbox One and PC.

Take Your First Look At MLB The Show 19 In A Bartolo Colón Trailer

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Take Your First Look At MLB The Show 19 In A Bartolo Colón Trailer

This brief look at MLB The Show 19 may sell you on a new cologne more than the game itself. Our first look at this year's game from Sony San Diego begins with a joke that ends up being a nice tribute to Bartolo Colón, a legend who continues to strike out hitters at the age of 45. He can also crush home runs, and make highlight reels for his glove. Colón is the first player we see featured in MLB The Show 19, and you gotta love it.

This teaser trailer also delivers information on what we can expect next in terms of timing. The game is slated to hit store shelves and PlayStation 4's digital marketplace on March 26. Before that, Sony is releasing the official gameplay trailer on February 5. We're hoping this messaging includes information on the steps Sony is taking to improve the online aspect of the game. Online play was a mess when it launched last year, and stability needs to be a key focus this year if Sony again intends to make it a destination for players.

Xbox Games With Gold Goes Rogue This February

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Xbox Games With Gold Goes Rogue This February

Like every month, Xbox is kicking off February with a new batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members. You'll be getting two Xbox One games and two backwards compatible games. From February 1-15 you can snag a copy of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Assassin's Creed: Rogue. Those are followed up by the original Xbox game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy from February 16-28 and Super Bomberman R from February 16-March 15.

Rogue gave players a brand new character and really dived deep on the sailing mechanics from Assassin's Creed III and where Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a throwback to Koji Igarashi's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Curse of the Moon takes its inspiration from earlier Castlevania games on the NES and SNES.

Then later in the month you and a friend can take on the campaign in Super Bomberman R or choose your path as Jaden Korr in Star Wars Jedi Knights: Jedi Academy.

Farm Together Gets A Switch Release Date

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Farm Together Gets A Switch Release Date

Farm Together, the tractor-riding, crop-growing title by Milkstone Studios, will launch on Nintendo Switch this Friday.

Important news! Farm Together will be released on Nintendo Switch this Friday! https://t.co/L5oamrWZ3x pic.twitter.com/AcapJX4t3V

In Farm Together, you and up to 15 other players can lace up your boots and hit the fields together to grow your farm from a modest garden to an overflowing menagerie of crops and cattle. In our review, we called Farm Together "stress-free crop-growing fun" and said it's a great game for children.

BioWare Will Allow Sprinting In Anthem's Fort Tarsis

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BioWare Will Allow Sprinting In Anthem's Fort Tarsis

Fans who participated in the recent Anthem beta were taken aback by the absence of a sprint mechanic within the game's hub, Fort Tarsis. Mark Darrah, Anthem's executive producer, juxtaposed the slower pacing of the HQ zone with the speed of the greater open world. In an interview with GamesRadar, he explained the need to make players feel weak outside of their armor suits. 

Despite those original plans, BioWare is adding a sprint feature to Fort Tarsis for launch day. For all those frustrated by the mobility issues, your concerns have been heard and implemented! Anthem releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22. Check out our interview with BioWare detailing ideas for the game's future and the studio's intentions to make more fixes based on player feedback. 

[Source: GamesRadar+]