GS News - Borderlands 2 free for PS Plus + Microsoft is anti-NSA surveillance!
PlayStation Plus subscribers can now get Borderlands 2 for free, EA grabs themselves a perfect score on the human rights corporate equality index, and Microsoft groups up with tech giants to call for government surveillance reform.
by Jess McDonell on
EA great place to work... yeah. right. It's obvious if they keep buying smaller companies and firing all the people that are NOT ok with how EA manages their development process... So, yeah, they keep the drones happy with free stuff whereas the real people, the ones that have creativity, may not go with them...
Shame on you EA, shame on you!
Its starting to rub me suspicious why Sony wont tell us what the PS+ PS4 content will be this month.... ive got a bad feeling its gonna be shitty indys for the next 9 months or so, maybe they'll try and give knack away.
The issue with the NSA spying program is they are spying on American citizens in a broad scope, which is already illegal according to the 4th Amendment to the US constitution. An Australian citizen talking about the spying program is a bit odd since technically it is legal for the US government to spy foreigners.
PS+ is great! MS started their "Games with gold" just a few months ago and is giving away crappy and uber old games...
-Fable 3, the worst Fable ever with the worst inventory menu EVER
-Halo 3, yeah, as if people who like shooting stuff haven't already got one of the only 2 great exclusives of the console
-A bunch of arcade games (they are fun, but it's funny how people call the PS the indiestation)
-Assasin Creed 2, now on this one I couldn't be happier, the only tittle I was truly grateful of getting with Gold.
And then you see the PS+ roster and BOOM goes the dynamite <3
It's not free if you have to pay for it.
A subscription bonus is not free, you still have to pay for the subscription.
So things have become so bad in the world that you get an award for doing what you're supposed to do in the first place? I still want EA to die, they consume game companies then ruin them, treat consumers like crap, destroy franchises, and close down studios at the drop of a hat to save their bottom line.
In other news when I look at Jess it seems to make sunshine, blue skies, and song birds appear out of nowhere, even on cloudy days. All of my cares fade away. It's quite peculiar.
I think it's weird that there are corporate awards for LGBT treatment, as if there was something special about the way you should treat certain people. If they work well, very good. If not, not good.
Also, scenes from ME and DA were shown, and the relationship options in those games seemed to be largely utilized (not by me personally) by dirty players to figure out how many creature-gender combinations they could get to sleep with each other on a single playthrough. This is not deserving of some corporate award.
I would like PS+ to offer more to PS4, or hurry up with getting library emulation on it through Gaikai. As only a PS4 owner I want to feel I am getting as good a value for my subscription as PS3 and vita owners.
EA scoring high on the human rights test is actually really good, and despite everything else, makes me view them in a bit softer light. Social justice matters, that said, they are first and foremost a game company, and like a watch that can be a stopwatch and a calendar, it is worth nothing if it can't tell time well, and EA with BF4 hasn't made/published games well in my recent memory so they need to refocus on their core competency imo.
Zen Pinball 2??? I don't even remember that being an option.....just looked it up. THAT WAS IN AUGUST!?!?!? Why would they say that was the last game PS+ subs got for free??? Is it NOT December? The last game we got for free was GRID 2, then before that it was Binary Domain and Dragon's Dogma, all great games. What are you driving at GS?
Also, Xbox Games for Gold offering "Gears of War," which I could get for $2.99 at GameStop, shouldn't even be mentioned with PS+.
lol all the big heads met up to discuss in reality how they will spy on you in a different way now that they got caught lmao
The time's running out, tick tock, like the grains of sand..Every man sharpens man like steel sharpens steel...The threat of war is real...Where the soldiers for the battlefield.
As much as I hate the idea of the NSA spying on me, the fact is that tying the US government's hands to effectively spy in the digital age is stupid. Why? Because other governments sure they hell aren't going to stop spying. The responsibility falls not on Facebook to protect my privacy, but for individuals to protect their own privacy by filtering what they say or do online.
We've known this for ages, but how many people actually do anything about it?
In other news, Some groups in the EU have interesting solutions to the privacy question, including encryption regimes designed to ensure the values of net-neutrality. If you are interested in the topic, I'd recommend checking our your local university library and the works of Daniel Solove for a in depth analysis of privacy and digital society.
The NSA isn't allowed to know everything about everyone. That's the job of big corporations!
Microsoft is just putting on a show. It's just a stunt for people to trust Microsoft again. They have been giving data freely to NSA for years. They know this fight isn't going anywhere so why not put up a show to get people to join in so they gave hand over our data.
Privacy infiltration = bad and enforced (Silly NSA)
Privacy removing implementations = Not yet covered (**FAIR GAME)
Far as I give a crap EA can fall into the pits of hell and be tortured for all eternity. They are a crap company period.
The fact that it's not illegal for the US to spy on foreigners is actually well worth talking about in my opinion. Why wouldn't an Australian citizen want to comment on that?
Yea, but this month you get Gears of War! A game that's only had three sequels and came out in 2006. That's pretty awesome, I'm sure they're next game will be Sneak King, the hard to get Burger King game.
HUMAN rights. Not monkey rights. They still get an F in that regard.
@Verityrant More from PS+ on PS4 at this point seems a bit greedy. The PS4 isn't even a month old yet. PS4 just launched in Europe and won't be out in Japan until early next year. I'd say give them more than three weeks to drown you in free software. I mean you have Contrast and Resogun to play for free right now. That's more than Microsoft and Nintendo offer (and I'm not flame baiting fanboys with that last comment, I own all three systems).
@Skrilla_XS Is it just incompetence? It's hard to believe that Gamespots news desk doesn't know what was the last game for PS Plus. Or that XCom is in there. Or Uncharted 3. Or that Dragons Dogma and Kingdoms of Amalur were there a couple of months ago... It's a bit strange...
@unconquered2222 It's been found, you just need to open your eyes.
@people100 I don't like shooters that much either, but Borderlands is just freaking awesome
@maniacalpoet I'm having whatever you smoked dude
@maniacalpoet Batman fought crime through terror. Not what I want in a government entity.
@Wrathesoul Why? Would you change if people threw money at you? Would you interpret that as a negative reflection of your doings?
Blame the people who give them money, not them.
@unconquered2222 Looks like the USSR changed its name to USA. Who said communism was dead...lol
@sixpin @Verityrant Well Sony is charging me the same as any other PS+ user, there is no PS+ for free or at a discount while they ramp up available service on the PS4 to similar levels as the Vita and PS3, so I disagree. While I am paying the same, I think it is absolutely in line to expect similar service. Greedy would be charging the same and expecting all of us to "bear with them" at a loss.
@maniacalpoet The background of the comments section is white. I therefore claim that Gamespot must also be racist.
Look out! Someone's offended, shut down the site! Cancel the holidays, raise the tax on online forums, ban keyboards, monitor and control all mouse clicks....feel better now?
@sunyatanada76 Last night I saw your mom, all over phub.com and she was actin wrong.
Never heard of that country, I'm Australian so you will have to type upside down for me to understand...
You realize they have continued and escalated under the Obama administration right? Obama could sign an executive order putting an end to it at any time if he was against it like he claims.