There seem to be several more free to play games on their way to PS4, but I'll get to that in a minute. I have a story about a terrifying crisis.
Late Wednesday night, technically the wee hours of Thursday morning if you want to be like that, I was having trouble getting to sleep. That's a thing that happens. I was maybe just drifting off when I heard a burst of high pitched beeps. Strange sounds and half consciousness are like rocket fuel. Wide awake, I listen and hear them again. I know that sound. It's the sound it makes when you try to eject a disc from a playstation when there isn't one there. Maybe there are other things that use the same beep, but I only know of two devices in my possession that make it and they're both black videogame machines. I go check it out to find my PS4 is in a state of FOREVEREJECT, repeating the process over and over. Fortunately, the cause is simple and the fix is easy. There's a manual eject screw on the PS4 and it apparently can become loose. You can pop off that shiny plastic segment and tighten it a little and the problem goes away. The purpose of the screw, if the name didn't give it away, is to allow you to spit the disc out of your PS4 even if it's a brick. Counterclockwise ejects the disc. If you find your PS4 constantly ejectulating when you don't want it to, all you need to do is go the other way. Tighten the screw down and teach it a lesson. That went to a weird place…
Anyway, free to play games! Whether you like the free to play model or not is your business. We have a hobby that's expensive no matter which way we go with it. What really matters is the quality of the game being offered. If they want your support in the form of paying for dress up bits, or if they demand money for a product you haven't had the opportunity to test and for which they bent over reviewers with the threat of no more free games should they put up a review before the game is on shelves. Loadout looks… something. I don't know that it's what I'm into. It has a sense of humor about it, but it doesn't fit me. The gameplay might be able to make up for that, and I love building weird guns. War Thunder, on the othunder hand, looks like it could be pretty intense. It will have to strike the right balance between sim and fun though. The stakes being high and things being difficult is what makes a game engaging. I don't know how I feel about these hand-me-down PC games, but if they're good and I can play them without being at a PC, I guess that's pretty good. I sit at a PC all day. I don't want to do it at home, for entertainment.
It is, however, important to note that the quality of a game can be brought down by an impolite F2P model. I haven't heard War Thunder's is all that great.
Welcome to the Playstation side of Friday Night Fights! Every Friday, members of the community get together online to play games and all you need to join is a user account. Down below, you'll find a list of games that we'll play tonight along with the times they'll start, the people that you should hit up for invites, and any other information that you may need.
If you want to play, leave a comment with the games from the schedule you want to play and your PSN name. You should also send a PSN friend request to the host and mention your username here in the message so they know you're one of the cool people and not just some random friend request.
If your favorite game isn't on the schedule, host it yourself! You just need to give us the game, start time, and your PSN name so people know what, when and who. It's also wise to list DLC requirements, game or server names, and anything else people might need to join just so you don't need to message it to everyone individually. Last minute additions in the comments here are fine, but games can also be added earlier in the week by visiting the forums and finding the thread with the coming Friday's date. Adding a game there ensures it's on the blog from the moment it goes up.
Soul Sacrifice Delta with Trev Time 8:00pm
Please have Revised Memories Remain unlocked so we can try the most difficult pacts. We need those +++'s!
Watch Dogs with Foolashi Time 9:00pm
Didn't make the doge reference. Couldn't find an image that was the right size.
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma with Trev Time 10:00pm
Battlefield 4 with Scield Time 11:00pm
Time is a little up in the air, but Scield will make it as soon as he can. I don't think he'd mind if you did a round without him at 11 if you saved him a seat in the chopper. If you want a warm up, Kim will also be on BF4 starting at 10:00pm (PSN: KimikoLoco).
Warframe with Trev Time 12:00am
Bow string, ten space biscuits.
Dragon's Crown with Somebody Time 8:00am JST
PSN FAAAAAAAAASSSST DOOOOOOOOOOOOOON'T LIIIIIIIIIIIIIE
Oh gosh! What happened? The timezone is more eastern than ever now!
About PS FNF One of us since 12:46 AM on 09.05.2011
Welcome to the home of PlayStation Friday Night Fights.
Friday Night Fights is a weekly event where we, community members, cooperate with or murder each other online. There is a forum thread for planning and then a blog post here with the final schedule. Keep an eye out for both them if you want to play some games.
• Keep yourself up to date on the schedule. The list in the forums can change several times throughout the week.
• Leave a message with your PSN name and which games from the schedule you want to play. More people will play if other people are playing, so speak up.
• Send a PSN friend request to the person hosting the game which includes a message with your Dtoid name. If you leave out who you are on the site, they might think you're just a random friend request and ignore you.
• If you want your game listed on the schedule, we need the game, the time, and your PSN ID. We need the specific game, not an abbreviation that applies to more than one; a start time, even if you're playing "all night"; and we need your PSN ID even if you think we know it already.
• Don't worry about hosting the same game or hosting a game at the same time as someone else. Instead, think of it like a movie theater; more than one game can run at the same time.
• Make sure you have at least an hour to play. That's only two or three matches of the average shooter and those go by pretty quick.
• Check the comments, on both the forum post and the cblog when it goes up on Friday, to see if someone has said they'll play. You might have missed their PSN message or your friend list might be full.