Get friendly with PS Plus in September

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PS Plus has seen better months than August. Sure there was some Crysis 3 mixed with the infamous platformer FEZ, but that really isn’t enough wind to blow my skirt up. I think we all want to see some improvement in September, and you possibly want to know why I’m wearing a skirt.

Thankfully, I only have to give you one of those answers. Sony has revealed the PS Plus line-up for September, and at first glance you might not even recognise some of the names there. I mean, have you heard of Sportsfriends? How about TxK? Regardless, it’s a pretty great line-up, especially if you’re planning on having friends over this coming month.

First up, PS4. This month the next-generation console will get two games, namely Velocity 2X and Sportsfriends. Velocity 2X is a frantic arcade shoot-em up sequel that looks well worth a try, with Sports friends offering four very different local multiplayer games. One of those happens to be Johann Sebastian Joust, which is probably the best PlayStation Move title out there. Check out some hipsters playing the physical game below.

Looks fun right? It was on show at rAge last year and I’ve played it dozens of times. Just  a pity that you need quite a few Move controllers to get the best out of it.

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Sportsfriends will also be featured on the PS3, along with Super Smash Bros. PlayStation All Star Battle Royale and Hoard. All Star Battle Royale might not be as engrossing as Nintendo’s famed brawler, but it’s still enjoyable enough as a almost free download. Hoard is a bit more unknown, and I had to watch a trailer for the game to understand what it was about. Arcade action mixed with strategy sounds mildly interesting, but incinerating thieves and stealing gold definitely caught my interest. Also, more co-op!

But what about the elephant in the room, the hardware that Sony has forgotten. The Vita will get two games as well in September, with one of the console’s the best titles being made free for the month. TxK is (almost) Resogun on the go, with psychedelic shooting action and a stellar soundtrack. It joins Joe Danger’s debut on the Vita, with the game being made free on release day. Not too shabby for Vita owns then.

Enough words though, here’s a list of what’s happening in September.

Leaving PS Plus:

Entering PS Plus:

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Sound interesting enough? Sportsfriends and TxK really do it for me, but I know not everyone enjoys local hipsterrific multiplayer titles, or shooters that replicate an LSD trip straight from Woodstock.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Great Teacher Umar

    So I get Velocity 2X, PS Allstars TxK and Joe Danger for Vita…Hell Yes! Velocity is easily the best game in the line-up

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Yep, Velocity is the game to get this month. I missed out on PS All stars when it was released, will finally get to check it out.

  • Jonah Cash

    Nope…. Not one of those interest me!!! But I am weird like that….

    • Great Teacher Umar

      Velocity is looking like a great game

      • Jonah Cash

        Not my cup of tea though… Also didn’t play Resogun for the same reason!!

        • Great Teacher Umar

          Ahh….GO PLAY FIFA THEN!! 😛

          • Jonah Cash

            Yeeha!!!! That and Desitny!!
            And I just realized that Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is coming out in September!!! After The Testaments of Sherlock Holmes they have a big fan in me!! Not the best visually but that was some of the most difficult puzzles I have ever had to beat!! Pure bliss for me!!

        • L337J1MB0B

          You didn’t play Resogun?! You filthy scumbag!

          • Jonah Cash

            Hahahaha!!! I don’t get these type of games!! The last game I played that was like that was Space Invaders and the amount of 50c that cost me is probably the reason that I am not a millionaire today!!! Hahahaha

  • Pieter Kruger

    Crap, all crap once again, thnx Sony!

    • Hammersteyn

      I never played PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. It got a decent enough review score and might be fun with friends.

    • Skyblue

      Actually Velocity 2X looks pretty intriguing.

  • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    Ah well

    • Marius Nell

      Perfect description of my feelings

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    GET OUTTA HERE FEZ!!!

  • Xcalibersa

    Can anyone find PS move controllers anymore?

    • Hammersteyn

      Gave mine away

  • Pieter Kruger

    “Get friends with PS Plus in September” This is good, it’s Yoshi forcing Ponies to go out and make real world friends by giving them crappy games….AGAIN! ????

    • Jonah Cash

      I don’t get you…. Why would it even matter what games they give away? I was on Xbox 360 and had to pay for Gold to play Fifa online. I then moved to PS4 and I had to pay to play online…. I don’t see the difference??? I don’t have to get free games, so even if they aren’t my cup of tea won’t make me sit here and get angry over it… There are people who like these type of games, I am just not one of them!! And that is fine!!
      As long as I can play Fifa and Destiny I will be OK, I don’t need 3 year old games because chances are pretty good that I would have played them already or I didn’t want to play them then and still don’t want to…
      My 10c on the matter

      • L337J1MB0B

        Your points, as good or valid as they may be are irrelevant to Pieter. He will try to pick holes in everything that Sony does… it’s how he rolls. Remember when Sony was giving away better free games then he called it “bad business”.

        • Pieter Kruger

          It’s still bad business, giving away a brand new game this month without giving it the chance to generate any income is suicide! Also “remember when Sony was giving away better free games” LOL!

          • L337J1MB0B

            tl;dr

          • FoxOneZA

            Tsk, tsk…Without Indie games, how else would we be able to call it the Indiestation.

          • Jonah Cash

            I am sure Sony will have some form of compensation to the Indie developer to get their games on the “free” games path??? Surely they pay the guy per download or a fixed amount before hand???

          • Hammersteyn

            So what’s good business? Giving no games?

        • Jonah Cash

          Yeah I know, but I still try and get through to him at least once a week… He is like my charity!! 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            Your keyboards letters will have long disappeared much like the WASD from a gamers keyboard.

  • CAE9872

    Cool – very interested in Sportsfriends. Seems like a great little game. And Joe Danger on Vita should be excellent; I nearly bought Hoard the other day so that is good.

    Velocity 2X – perfect!!! Loved Resogun so something in similar vein is brilliant.

    TxK I already paid for so no worries.

    • FoxOneZA

      Velocity does intrigue the ADHD in me.

      • CAE9872

        Have you played Resogun as a matter of interest? Fantastic game! Ironically, possibly one of the 3 best games on PS4 right now.

        • FoxOneZA

          Haven’t played it but is a beautiful looking game.

  • Hammersteyn

    TxK looks a lot like the launch title for the Atari 64. Though I forgot that games name

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