Sony just added a bunch of great games to its two higher-tier PlayStation Plus plans today. While the basic PS Plus Essential tier includes three free games each month, subscribing to PS Plus Extra or Premium will get you even more.

At the Extra level, you’ll get new PS4 and PS5 games each month. If you spring for the most expensive plan, PS Plus Premium, you’ll get new PS1, PS2 and PS3 games (though these don’t necessarily release every month).

The new games headed to PS Plus Premium include classics like Sly Cooper, while Extra subscribers will get the sprawling Assassin’s Creed Origins, Arkane’s excellent roguelite shooter death loop (also out on Xbox Game Pass today) and the charming, poignant Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition which includes several content updates from the base version of the game.

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On an average day about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you sort through every single game that is released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. If nothing catches your fancy this week, we’ve gathered the best PC games (opens in new tab) you can play right now and a running list of the 2022 games (opens in new tab) that are launching this year.

The Outbound Ghost

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Release:‌ September 21
Developer:‌ Conradical Games
Launch price:‌ $16 |‌ £12.39 |‌ AU$23.16

The Outbound Ghost is a Paper Mario-style RPG about freeing ghosts from the meatspace plane. In other words, the ghosts you’ll encounter in

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A fan has just finished a colossal project inside Super Mario Maker 2 – spending seven years (across both Mario Maker games) creating an entire Mario game, which they’ve dubbed Super Mario Bros. 5.

On Twitter (below), Metroid Mike 64 wrote, “I’ve finally finished creating my Super World in Mario Maker 2 and have unofficially named it Super Mario Bros 5. I’ve been working towards this moment since 2015, trying to create a classic Mario game that plays as if Nintendo created it themselves.”

If those dates don’t quite add up for you, it’s because Metroid Mike 64

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Netflix is going all-in on video game development with the establishment of an internal studio in Helsinki, the streaming giant said Monday. It will make original games with no ads and no in-app purchases, Netflix said.

“This is another step in our vision to build a world-class games studio that will bring a variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games … to our hundreds of millions of members around the world,” Amir Rahimi, vice president of Game Studios at Netflix, said in a press release.

Leading the studio is former Zynga executive Marko Lastikka. Zynga is primarily a mobile developer known for making games such as FarmVille, Words with Friends, CSR Racing and other casual titles.

This new internal game studio isn’t Netflix’s first. earlier this year, Netflix purchased Helsinki-based Next Games, maker of last year’s mobile title Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales. Netflix also purchased Texas-based Boss

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A new Silent Hill title has been rated in Korea.

As first reported by Gematsu (opens in new tab) earlier today, Silent Hill: The Short Message has just been rated in Korea by the country’s national ratings board (opens in new tab). The game’s publisher might be listed as “Uniana,” but as Gematsu points out, this company regularly published Konami-developed games in Korea, including eFootball.

The new rating for Silent Hill: The Short Message doesn’t give away anything about the new project itself. There aren’t any plot, gameplay, or even other content warnings with the new rating, such as any use of violence, gore, or swearing. It’s not hard to imagine a Silent Hill game having any of the aforementioned content warnings.

‘The Short Message’ immediately conjures thoughts of a teaser, which is no doubt the hot topic of speculation doing the rounds on social media and forum sites

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It’s another big day for Xbox Game Pass as two new games join the service, including the full release of Obsidian Entertainment’s survival game Grounded.

Grounded and Moonscars are both set to join Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass today and will also be playable using Xbox Cloud Gaming. Grounded first launched into Xbox Game Pass back in 2020 as a Game Preview title, but today finally sees the survival game’s full release, which includes a campaign, new bugs, and a bunch more surprises to be uncovered in the Backyard.


Grounded - Game Preview

Grounded – Game Preview

The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?




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