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Video Games: Sunset Overdrive Free on Xbox One Today Only!

Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

Here's a pre-Thanksgiving gift to you from Microsoft.  Through today only, the $59.00 rated Mature Sunset Overdrive video game playable on the Xbox one is free.  That's right -- the complete game is free if you are an Xbox Live member.  So, instead of watching gameplays on Twitch, youtube or some other media, you can play the complete game yourself, in the comfort of your own home.

 

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Sunset Overdrive

The caveat is that of course it may take you more than a few hours to complete the game -- so after playing the game free today, you may want to purchase the complete game -- depending on if you enjoyed playing it or not.  The good news is that this is Black Friday Week, meaning you can also check to see if there are any big discounts on the game when the big sales start -- some beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

A minor downside which is becoming routine for some video games is the game may take awhile to download.  Also, if you have not played a game recently on your Xbox One, you will also have to install a quick update and have your Xbox One restart before downloading, installing and playing the game.

Small inconveniences, in my opinion to get a full bonafide video game free to play.

Happy gaming and enjoy!

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:59

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UK Promotion Announces PS4 The Last of Us Remastered Bundle Deal

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The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Bundle

If you hail from the United Kingdom (UK), you may be interested to know that it has been announced that if you purchase a PlayStation 4 video game system now, you will be rewarded with two additional games that will come free with the system.  GAME, one of the leading video game retail stores in the UK is offering a  deal where instead of receiving just one free game, you will receive two free video games with your purchase of the PlayStation 4.

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Joey and Ellie from The Last of Us Remastered video game

The two free video games are not just your run-of-the-mill video games.  Being given away are  two highly acclaimed video games, both of which had raving reviews.   The games that come with the PS4 bundle  are FIFA 15 and the video game that had record breaking sales --  The Last of Us Remastered.  If you have been on the fence about purchasing a PlayStation 4, this is the promotion that may be the one that will sway you to get one.   

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Ellie from The Last of Us Remastered

There has not been any news of if this deal will eventually move outside of the UK. However, anything is possible.

The Last of Us Remastered video game is rated M for Mature, and FIFA 15 is rated E for Everyone.

http://www.allgames.com/forum/mom-s-minute/398148-welcome-mom-s-minute-last-of-us-ellie-joey-snippet

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:27

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Video Games: Silent Hill Mystery Release Date

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P.T. Silent Hills

When will the latest full version of the highly acclaimed Silent Hills video game be released?  Your guess is probably just as good as mine.  Since the August 12, 2014 release of the Playable Teaser (P.T.) for Silent Hill, "mum" has been the word, with Sony being relatively silent regarding the release date -- pun intended.

This silence is surprising in and of itself, given how quickly P.T. became popular within the space of just a few days -- namely -- being downloaded over 1 million times (and counting)  by September 12, 2014.  Furthermore, in August, 2014, P.T. won the video game month of the award from GameSpot and has been received favoably by lots of people in the video gaming community.  I believe it would be an understatement in saying that the Silent Hll game is highly anticipated.

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P.T. Silent Hill gameplay reactions

Understandably, it will take some time for the final Silent Hill game to be finalized to keep the quality of P.T.; however, sometimes it pays to strike while the iron is hot and at least provide a time-frame in quarters, i.e., lst quarter 2015 -- if the specific release date is not yet known.  

The above being said, last month news was released that Konami may be releasing Silent Hills in episodes -- similar to some other video games such as The Walking Dead.

Looks like this idea is not being met with enthusiasm with some saying that the Silent Hill episode angle may be a ploy to stretch out the game with downloadable content that could very well be provided in the full game at the git-go -- without the added episodes.  Others do not prefer the episodic release idea at all.  Then there are others, who are for the game being released in episodes.  So along with the mystery release date of Silent Hill, looks like video gamers and others will have to wait and see how the latest installment of Silent Hill will become available for gameplay.

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P.T. Silent Hill 

What is known is the lastest installment of the Silent Hill horror video game will definitely not be released in time for Halloween 2014 -- which as of this printing is only four days away.  Could the release date be in the Halloween 2015 time frame -- or maybe even later?  For now, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

P.T. Silent Hill that was released in August 2014, is rated M for Mature and is available now exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

http://www.allgames.com/forum/mom-s-minute/398161-welcome-mom-s-minute-halloween-silent-hill-snippet

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 19:04

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Black Widow Rules!

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Marvel's Black Widow of Avengers and Iron Man Fame

 

Black Widow rules. Find out why and more about Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff on Mom's Minute Special Labor Day Video Game Show, Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at http://www.allgames.com or http://www.allgames.com/live .

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It's a show you do not want to miss!

 

http://www.allgames.com/forum/mom-s-minute/398138-welcome-mom-s-minute-avengers-black-widow-snippet

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:24

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Video Games: InFamous First Light vs InFamous Second Son

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InFamous First Light 

It is not uncommon for a strong or engaging character to branch out from a main title, and navigate out on his or her own.  Several television shows come to mind where a minor character was able to successfully move from a supporting to a starring role, based sometimes on how the actor played the character, the character's charisma, other crowd-pleasing qualities, or sometimes simply because the character is  popular.  This is also happening in the video game world.

If you played or heard of the video game, InFamous Second Son, you may know that the main character or protagonist is Delsin Rowe and the minor character is Abigail Walker, sometimes known as  or referred to as Fetch.  Within a few months of  Sucker Punch's release of the highly acclaimed and eagerly anticipated, InFamous Second Son, the video game Infamous First Light has been released.

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InFamous First Light

In the case of InFamous First Light, it could have very well been the dramatic events that happened in Fetch's life as well as her adventurous spirit and nature that warranted her having her very own video game outside of InFamous Second Son. In light of the rise of female video game protaganists, I was excited to learn of this new video game.  Even though InFamous First Light has  a shorter gameplay than InFamous Second Son, the release is considered a complete video game, even though in some circles it is described as Downloadable Content (DLC) or stand-alone DLC.

As a spinout, there are some simiariteis between InFamous First Light and InFamous Second Son; however, there are some differences.  One of the major differences is the make-up of the main characters of each game. It's been said that unlike Delsin Rowe, Fetch has the type of background that propelled her to go on her missions with more of a vengeance than Delsin.  This should translate to more interesting gameplay for the video game player.  

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Fetch and Delsin from InFamous Video Game

Playing Infamous Second Son is not a prerequiste for playing and enjoying InFamous First Light.  This game stands on its own relative to the characters and the storyline. By the way, you do not need to have the InFamous Second Son video game in order to play InFamous First Light.

Sony's Exclusive InFamous First Light is rated T for Teen,  released August 26, 2014 in North America, and is playable on the PlayStation 4.

http://www.allgames.com/forum/mom-s-minute/398151-welcome-mom-s-minute-infamous-fetch-delsin-snippet

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 October 2014 20:36

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