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When does PS Plus September games come out?

The release of the September 2021 free PlayStation Plus games is finally here. The next wave of PS Plus free games include Overcooked: All you Can Eat on PlayStation 5, as well as Hitman 2 and Predator Hunting Grounds on PS4. PS Plus subscribers can download the new games on the morning of September 7. FortnitePS Plus September 2021 FREE PS5 and PS4 games release date, time, WARNING and cheap deals

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PS Plus Games for September 2021 Are Available Now on PS5, PS4

Push Square 07 September, 2021 - 09:10am

September's in full swing, and it's looking like a pretty exciting month for PlayStation fans. Not only are there lots of upcoming PS5 and PS4 games over the next few weeks, there's also PlayStation Showcase, which is just around the corner. However, there's one more reason to turn those frowns upside down this month — the new PS Plus lineup, of course.

Yes, September's trio of complimentary titles is ready to roll today. The games are available to download right now in Europe, with North America and other territories to follow very soon. As a reminder, this month subscribers will be able to claim Overcooked: All You Can Eat on PS5, and Hitman 2 and Predator: Hunting Grounds on PS4. All of these can be played on Sony's current-gen console, while PS4 owners will have to settle for just the latter two.

These games replace Hunter's Arena: Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Tennis World Tour 2 starting today. So, which of September's Plus games will you be checking out? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Stephen Tailby

Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed a wide knowledge of video games, from AAA blockbusters to the smallest indie gems. He also has the Platinum for The Witness, so there’s that.

Comments (22)

Time to convince the missus to try overcooked

Can’t wait to jump in and play this excellent selection. Another great month!

Hitman 2 playas.lets go.word up son

@playstation1995 I've already got and polished the whole trilogy, but I'm excited for people who haven't, they're amazing games, and as much as I felt let down by the third one, it's still much better than most other games out there.

Just remember each level is a puzzle with many solutions, so you're going to find yourself exploring, getting caught, and restarting a lot, until you know the level well enough to come up with your own solutions.

Or you can follow the opportunities which are like a tutorial for each target, but I highly recommend then trying out your own thing.

How does this hitman 2 thing work playing it hitman 3s engine is it just import the levels?

@Ssimsim yeah, it entitles you to the hitman 2 legacy pack as free DLC, rather than having to pay for it.

Edit: there's not a huge difference in the engine between 2 and 3, unless you're going to play in VR, which is only possible in 3

I'm might aswel give predator ago

Another month of looking the other way

I’m looking forward to trying all of these. Haven’t played Hitman since PS3 but I always enjoyed the games

@theheadofabroom. No doubt playa.and cant wait for this Thursday PlayStation showcase and the start of nfl season.word up son

Yet another month of being unable to please some people

It’s not easy to just jump on the app and find a section with these games in, I had to search for them all individually.

Will be trying Hitman soon though!

@FinneasGH it usually takes a little while for the games to show up in the "PS Plus" section of the app. If you were to try later today or tomorrow they'd probably be there, but it never seems to get updated at exactly the same time as the deals go live

These games aren’t for me, but I will claim anyway!

Please note: It is not a complaint to say the games aren’t for you. The free games aspect of PS Plus is what many subscribe for and so they are allowed to be disappointed having to wait another month in the hopes of getting a game for them. We don’t all have the budgets to buy all the games we want so getting these games for a couple £/$/€ a month is a real benefit to some of us. Also, I quite enjoy the ‘lottery’ aspect of these games being announced each month. Sometimes my ‘numbers’ don’t come up but I’m happy being part of the fun.

One thing people don’t get with comment sections and polls is don’t tell the whole story of how someone is feeling. We only talk in a few words and often times opposing views on the extremes of those views dominate comment sections. So don’t take it personally as an attack against Sony or that the service is bad. If a poll asks, “Are you satisfied?” My answer this month is “no” (for this month) but overall I am with the service as I’ve had great games made available to me that I wanted and some I never knew I wanted until I played them.

@Kienda I mean it depends on the tone of the comment. Some people clearly come across as entitled whiners who can't conceive of the notion that games that "aren't for them" might still be good games that a lot of people enjoy - and/or they think Sony is out to get them when a PS Plus game turns out to be one they've already bought.

I wouldn't have read your first sentence that way, even if you hadn't elaborated, but some commenters do explicitly whine about such things

@danlk1ng I can appreciate that, people like to whine about something. I think it is human nature to want to have an ‘enemy’ or ‘injustice’ to tackle. Wether that be the side attacking Sony or the side attacking the whiners.

My comment was just my long winded attempt to add some middle ground to the arguments.

@Quintumply "Let's get cookin'" - bit insensitive to the 80m active PS4 users out here.

@FinneasGH if you go into the app,click store, scroll across on the tabs to subscriptions, click the "reedem now" button under ps plus, and you can add to library from there. Took me a while to figure this out as its not very inuitive. Hope that helps.

@Kienda haven't you learned yet that the internet is all about the extremes?

@BoldAndBrash Sure is.

If you’re offended by my comments please refer to my terms and conditions.

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PS Plus Games for September 2021 Are Available Now on PS5, PS4

PlayStation Universe 07 September, 2021 - 09:10am

September's in full swing, and it's looking like a pretty exciting month for PlayStation fans. Not only are there lots of upcoming PS5 and PS4 games over the next few weeks, there's also PlayStation Showcase, which is just around the corner. However, there's one more reason to turn those frowns upside down this month — the new PS Plus lineup, of course.

Yes, September's trio of complimentary titles is ready to roll today. The games are available to download right now in Europe, with North America and other territories to follow very soon. As a reminder, this month subscribers will be able to claim Overcooked: All You Can Eat on PS5, and Hitman 2 and Predator: Hunting Grounds on PS4. All of these can be played on Sony's current-gen console, while PS4 owners will have to settle for just the latter two.

These games replace Hunter's Arena: Legends, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and Tennis World Tour 2 starting today. So, which of September's Plus games will you be checking out? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Stephen Tailby

Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed a wide knowledge of video games, from AAA blockbusters to the smallest indie gems. He also has the Platinum for The Witness, so there’s that.

Comments (22)

Time to convince the missus to try overcooked

Can’t wait to jump in and play this excellent selection. Another great month!

Hitman 2 playas.lets go.word up son

@playstation1995 I've already got and polished the whole trilogy, but I'm excited for people who haven't, they're amazing games, and as much as I felt let down by the third one, it's still much better than most other games out there.

Just remember each level is a puzzle with many solutions, so you're going to find yourself exploring, getting caught, and restarting a lot, until you know the level well enough to come up with your own solutions.

Or you can follow the opportunities which are like a tutorial for each target, but I highly recommend then trying out your own thing.

How does this hitman 2 thing work playing it hitman 3s engine is it just import the levels?

@Ssimsim yeah, it entitles you to the hitman 2 legacy pack as free DLC, rather than having to pay for it.

Edit: there's not a huge difference in the engine between 2 and 3, unless you're going to play in VR, which is only possible in 3

I'm might aswel give predator ago

Another month of looking the other way

I’m looking forward to trying all of these. Haven’t played Hitman since PS3 but I always enjoyed the games

@theheadofabroom. No doubt playa.and cant wait for this Thursday PlayStation showcase and the start of nfl season.word up son

Yet another month of being unable to please some people

It’s not easy to just jump on the app and find a section with these games in, I had to search for them all individually.

Will be trying Hitman soon though!

@FinneasGH it usually takes a little while for the games to show up in the "PS Plus" section of the app. If you were to try later today or tomorrow they'd probably be there, but it never seems to get updated at exactly the same time as the deals go live

These games aren’t for me, but I will claim anyway!

Please note: It is not a complaint to say the games aren’t for you. The free games aspect of PS Plus is what many subscribe for and so they are allowed to be disappointed having to wait another month in the hopes of getting a game for them. We don’t all have the budgets to buy all the games we want so getting these games for a couple £/$/€ a month is a real benefit to some of us. Also, I quite enjoy the ‘lottery’ aspect of these games being announced each month. Sometimes my ‘numbers’ don’t come up but I’m happy being part of the fun.

One thing people don’t get with comment sections and polls is don’t tell the whole story of how someone is feeling. We only talk in a few words and often times opposing views on the extremes of those views dominate comment sections. So don’t take it personally as an attack against Sony or that the service is bad. If a poll asks, “Are you satisfied?” My answer this month is “no” (for this month) but overall I am with the service as I’ve had great games made available to me that I wanted and some I never knew I wanted until I played them.

@Kienda I mean it depends on the tone of the comment. Some people clearly come across as entitled whiners who can't conceive of the notion that games that "aren't for them" might still be good games that a lot of people enjoy - and/or they think Sony is out to get them when a PS Plus game turns out to be one they've already bought.

I wouldn't have read your first sentence that way, even if you hadn't elaborated, but some commenters do explicitly whine about such things

@danlk1ng I can appreciate that, people like to whine about something. I think it is human nature to want to have an ‘enemy’ or ‘injustice’ to tackle. Wether that be the side attacking Sony or the side attacking the whiners.

My comment was just my long winded attempt to add some middle ground to the arguments.

@Quintumply "Let's get cookin'" - bit insensitive to the 80m active PS4 users out here.

@FinneasGH if you go into the app,click store, scroll across on the tabs to subscriptions, click the "reedem now" button under ps plus, and you can add to library from there. Took me a while to figure this out as its not very inuitive. Hope that helps.

@Kienda haven't you learned yet that the internet is all about the extremes?

@BoldAndBrash Sure is.

If you’re offended by my comments please refer to my terms and conditions.

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...

PSN problems fixed after 3 hours or so

How to unlock the Frontier pirate outfit

Stephen sees the situation from both sides

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What To Play: These Are The 10 Video Games To Play In September

UPROXX 06 September, 2021 - 10:43am

While this list doesn’t follow an exact ranking system, we always like to say that the best deal in video games right now is a mix of Gamepass and the PlayStation Plus games. It’s hard to pass up on multiple free games a month and that’s what these two deals give us. With that in mind, these are the games that we think everyone should play in the month of September.

PlayStation owners got a big win this month. Overcooked is one of the most entertaining multiplayer experiences out there and is a must-play for anyone that has a significant other they like to game with. It’s also a really good time for anyone that likes to play on their own. However, this particular deal is only available to PlayStation 5 owners, so PlayStation 4 players beware.

That said, PlayStation 4 owners are still in a pretty good spot with Hitman 2 available for download. One of the best games of the last few years, Hitman 2 is a great time for anyone that enjoys stealth games. Of course, what’s great about Hitman is that every mission can be done, but the player choosing stealth is more a recommended option than an outright requirement.

Finally, there’s a multiplayer game based on the Predator series. Predator: Hunting Grounds didn’t light the world on fire when it came out, but anyone who’s a fan of the movies may want to give this a try since it’s a free download.

Games With Gold continues its trend of giving away two Xbox 360 games alongside two others. This month isn’t quite as strong as the PlayStation lineup, but it does feature Zone of the Enders HD Collection. That’s two games in one, which means that in reality, these are five games available to Xbox Gold and Gamepass Ultimate members. Zone of the Enders is a hack and slash game from the creator of Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima. Since Kojima is involved, that means it’s going to be wacky and out of control, so expect a good time.

Warhammer: Chaosbane is reminiscent to Gauntlet to anyone who ever played it. It’s a top-down perspective action RPG and can be a good time with friends. There is also Mulaka, an absolutely gorgeous-looking game from 2018. It flew under the radar when it came out, but everyone who’s played it can’t speak highly enough about how great a game it is.

Rounding out the Xbox titles is Samurai Shodown II. This is a fighting game that was first released in 1994, so the audience for it will be small, but it has some unique aspects such as weapons and the rage system.

Finally, we’re going to get our hands on Deathloop. This is a game that has been getting teased for more than a year, but multiple delays pushed it all the way back to September of this year. The delays appear to have done the game some good because the last few looks showed a game with some fun mechanics, an intriguing setting, and enjoyable characters. The big hook of the game is, of course, that everyone wants the main character dead and it’s up to them to kill their way off of this island. Fail and they’re looped right back to the beginning, forced to try again.

One of the big questions about Deathloop is how long a playthrough takes. Most loop-based games like this can be finished in one sitting, but if it’s a longer game, then the penalty for failure being that the player is sent all the way back to the beginning feels very harsh. However, the environment looks fun to explore, so maybe being forced to go back to start won’t be too bad. We’ll just have to wait until we can finally get our hands on it.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is one of those games that hooks someone the first time they look at it. The art style is gorgeous, and on next-generation hardware, it’s going to look even better. The trailers have given off a very Legend of Zelda vibe to them, but while those games are more about puzzles, this seems more about combat and exploration. Who wouldn’t want to get super into exploring a game that looks as great as this one does?

This looks like a game with so much potential behind it. The setting and art show a world that someone can get lost in. If it has a story that is intriguing enough to keep us going, then this game could really be something special. We can’t wait to get our hands on it later this month.

The next game in the Yakuza spin-off series, Lost Judgment is the continuation of Takayuki Yagami’s story. There’s a lot of excitement and high expectations behind this one because this is essentially a new franchise for SEGA. The mainline Yakuza series is going off in a more JRPG-focused direction while Judgment is going to follow the action brawler roots that the franchise was built on.

There’s a lot of reason to be excited about Lost Judgment. The first game had an excellent story, a really great cast of characters, and it still had that Yakuza charm that makes the series so beloved. This is going to be more of that with a foundation to build on top of. Unfortunately, there’s also a bit of a cloud hanging over this. A contract dispute between Takuya Kimura, the voice and likeness for Takayuki Yagami, and SEGA could mean an early ending for the series. This might be the final Judgment game, so let’s hope it ends on a strong note.

We actually got to take part in an early preview event for Lost in Random and played the first few hours of the game. This game is a storybook come to life with an art style straight out of any Tim Burton movie. The setting is interesting: What if there was a world where everyone’s fate was decided by a dice roll? Children who roll a six get to live the rest of their life in a land of riches next to the queen, while those who roll a one are forced to live at the bottom of the world’s food chain.

Well, the land of One is exactly where main character Odd lives, and when her sister Even rolls a six, she’s taken away from her. Odd sets forth on an adventure to rescue her sister, and with a little dice block friend of her own, she’s quite capable in combat. Lost in Random has a really unique combat system. The player will have a deck of cards that they can pull powers from, but to utilize them, they need to roll their dice. This creates a fun mix of action-adventure and deck building elements. It all works together really well and makes Lost in Random worth checking out.

The latest game in the NBA 2K franchise! While fans of 2K are growing a little tiresome at the franchise focusing so little on the basketball part of the game, it’s still one of the better-developed sports simulation games out there. NBA 2K22 will also have the advantage of being the first game in the franchise to be developed with next-gen consoles in mind. 2K21 released before the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S were out so it couldn’t dive too deep into the new technology. 2K22 however is coming out with almost a full year of next-gen consoles being available. This means they can utilize all the tricks new technology is allowing them.

Where 2K22 is going to really hit or miss with some fans is the microtransactions. These games have gotten more egregious with their use of microtransactions over the years, and the game now costs $70 so fans are putting up with less. 2K22 is a chance to get back in these fan’s good graces, however.

One of the best party games out there, Warioware: Get It Together was a surprise announcement during E3. These games are always chaotic, but they also feature some of the best minigames of any party game out there. There’s a reason everyone who loves Nintendo lost their minds when they saw it announced.

Of course, these games are also typically light on content. While Warioware is really fun it’s hard to sell people on getting them at pricetag above $40 because usually everything there is to do can be found in only a few hours of playing. Unless you’re someone that really loves the Warioware series this is a game that might be worth waiting on a sale or price drop to get.

The last time Amazon tried to release a game it went so poorly that they pulled it off shelves. New World, the MMO that Amazon has been developing for years, will finally hit the public this September. The Beta received a little bit of praise, but there were a lot of complaints about it not being optimized very well for PC’s that aren’t running the best hardware. This is a problem for a game entering a genre that is currently being dominated by Final Fantasy XIV.

Despite all this, there’s a fascination with New World because of who is working on it. Amazon has the kind of limitless resources that even giants of the video game industry like EA and Activision do not have. If New World is a success that would be a huge first step toward Amazon becoming a legitimate video game developer. If it flops though then we have to question what it is they’re doing in this space.

The Artful Escape has the look of one of those games that really make us think about the role of art in video games. The trailer features a plethora of colors and unique landscapes, but it approaches that setting in a really fun way through music. Anyone that’s ever wanted to play an instrument knows the exact feeling this game is going for.

Anyone who enjoys platformers, music, or really gorgeous looking games is going to want to give The Artful Escape a glance. It doesn’t look like it’s going to change the video game landscape, but it is one of those games that’s going to deserve the attention it gets.

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Willard Scott, ‘Today’ Weather Forecaster and First Ronald McDonald, Has Died

PlayStation Universe 05 September, 2021 - 12:48pm

Scott’s career began in the mid-1950s on radio in the Washington, D.C. area, where he appeared on a comedy series called The Joy Boys. He also appeared as the D.C.-area Bozo the Clown on WRC, an NBC affiliate. (There were different Bozos in different markets.)

In 1963, based on the strength of his Bozo work, McDonald’s hired him to develop a new character for local advertisements, thus giving birth to Ronald McDonald, the Hamburger-Happy Clown. However, Scott was not selected to become the national representative of the fast-food restaurant, due to, in his words, “his corpulence.”

Scott turned his attention to meteorology in 1967 at WRC, leaning into the role of the wacky weatherman. (The New York Times cites a Groundhog Day appearance in which he donned an enormous rodent costume.)

In 1980, he got the call to come up to the big leagues and anchor the weather desk for NBC’s national morning program, the Today show. Scott’s folksy ways are perhaps best represented by how he took time each morning to wish centenarians a happy birthday. The segment later grew into a sponsorship opportunity for Smucker’s, the jam and jelly company, who offered condolences on Twitter late Saturday.

Over the years, Scott read the weather report dressed as Boy George, Carmen Miranda, and while wearing a zany top hat. (Does your DarkSky app do that? I think not.) After taking a look at the national map, he’d kick it over to local with his catchphrase, “here’s what’s happening in your world this morning.”

Scott went into semi-retirement in 1996, handing over much of his weather-related duties to Roker. But he stayed with Today until 2015, holding a kind of entertainer emeritus status. He visited state fairs, wished old-timers a happy birthday, and made corny jokes for people as they went about their mornings, readying kids for school and worrying if the boss was going to be in a bad mood. 

In 1992, he appeared in a series of ads for Burger King, perhaps as quiet revenge for never getting the national Ronald McDonald gig.

He was also a pitchman for Days Inn in the 1990s, appearing in ads with co-stars such as Fred Flintstone.

In addition to Roker’s heartfelt comments, Scott was warmly remembered by colleagues Katie Couric, Jim Acosta, Wolf Blitzer, Maria Shriver, and Janice Huff.

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