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Game Collection Roundtable 01/09/2015: Deadpool, Batman Miniatures, Legend of Korra, PS Plus January Games

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.


Lucard

Batman Miniatures Game:

Alfred Pennyworth

So the preorder for the Batman Miniature Game 2nd Edition went live Thursday. It will be the first time the rules are in print and in actual English instead of Spanglish. You had a choice between the regular version and the limited edition Joker version. Joker came with a free Red Hood figure and the normal version came with an Alfred Pennyworth figure. I went normal because I like Alfred better than Red Hood Joker. I would love to have been able to get both though. I also ordered a Lobo and Nyssa Al Ghul figure to go with it. Lobo because he’s awesome and Nyssa because she is my wife’s favorite character on Arrow. Of course the book is a preorder so none of this will ship for months but I still paid for it, so it counts as an addition to the collection, right?


Mark B.

  • DreadOut (PC)
  • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)
  • NekoPara vol 1 (PC)
  • Dead Effect (PC)
  • The Legend of Korra (XBO)

I also downloaded all of the free games on offer for PSN this month, as well as D4 on the Xbox One since it was free through Games With Gold, but again, if we go through every free thing we downloaded we’ll be here all week; though I will note that eight free games just for owning two online services almost entirely justifies the cost of the consoles associated, so really, if you don’t have at least a PS3, PS4, Vita, XBox One or an XBox 360, you’re really missing out.

My list this week is essentially something of a clean-up list; I jumped on a bunch of sales at the last minute and cleaned up my wishlists a bit, and picked up a few downloadable titles for fun. DreadOut looks interesting (if goofy), but I have to say that picking it up, along with Dark Souls (again) and NekoPara, was done entirely because these will probably be extremely entertaining to stream, and I always try to be conscious of that. Dead Effect, meanwhile, was a review copy that I’m presently working on (it’s okay, so far), but I downloaded it so I think it counts. Finally, I already own The Legend of Korra on 360, but it was on sale on Xbox One, and I’m fine putting a little bit more money toward it, since 1.) it’s nowhere near as bad as reviews have told you, Jesus Christ you guys, and 2.) the ending of Korra was rad and I want to put more money into the project in hopes it’ll spark Nickelodeon to stop being shitheads about the franchise.


Ashe

  • InFAMOUS First Light (PS4)
  • Swapper (PS4/PS Vita)
  • Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition (PS3/PS Vita)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (PS3)

All of what I’m getting this week is PS Plus related because I got a ton of games for Christmas that I’ve barely touched. So what out of this month’s PS Plus am I actually going to play?

InFAMOUS First Light is high on my list, especially as I have InFAMOUS Second Son now and First Light is basically a prequel featuring a different lead character. I was looking forward to this back when they announced it was coming to Plus this month in November, but I’m equally excited now that I have the rest of it to play with.

I’m currently downloading the Swapper to give it a shot, but I have to admit it was not high on my radar to begin with. The fact I can play it on my Vita without having to be near my PS4 is a nice bonus, so if I can figure out what to delete off one of my 2 memory cards to fit it on there it should get some handheld play time.

I may even make room for Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition on the Vita. I admit having had that game on PC since it came out in the 90s I’m fairly less enthralled with Duke Nukem 3D anymore. It might end up on my PS3 along with a few other games form past months I haven’t loaded onto it yet, but my poor PS3 has basically become my Netflix box and the PS4 is handling gaming duties at the moment.

The game out of this month that may change that up a bit though is one I’d considered picking up but ultimately passed on it for lack of time, DuckTales: Remastered. Honestly, out of this month’s offerings for PS Plus, this one may get me back on my PS3 for awhile more than any of the others.


Aaron

  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter (PS3/Vita)
  • Deponia (PC)

I too got me my PS Plus games, but I hardly count them as additions to my collection. If they can be taken away when I don’t pay, they’re not really mine after all. Still, I did grab something new. Ethan: Meteor Hunter is something I’ve been watching for a while. I like platformers, I like collecting things in platformers, and I don’t mind a bit of difficulty here and there. Since Ethan purported to be all three of these things, I decided to give it a shot. As a bonus, I had a few bucks left from a PSN card that covered the cost. And the game is cross-buy. Also, apparently Mark had a coupon for Deponia on steam, so he grabbed it for me without even knowing what it was. It’s a point and click Mark! Thanks!


Madson

  • Funk of Titans (Xbox One)

Check out my review of this new platformer, going live today with the game’s launch!


Matt Yaeger

  • Deadpool (PS3)

More PS3 clearance. Funny and a perfectly acceptable licensed game. Games is decent and the humor, 4th wall breaking, chimichangas and so on help smooth over the rough parts or boring sections.


Widro

  • Duke Nukem (PS3/Vita>
  • The Swapper (PS4/Vita)

A very quiet week for me across the board, I downloaded the PS Plus games I didn’t have already, and played a bit of the Swapper but not much overall.

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