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Sony’s ‘Vote to Play’ Plan Changes the PS Plus Game… Kinda Sorta

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chris-littlechild - August 4, 2015

Whether you're Team PlaysStation, Team Xbox or a bit of both (there are boobtastic cheerleaders-amundo on each, so it doesn't matter too much really), there's one thing we can all agree on: our monthly PS Plus/Games With Gold offerings are a hell of a mixed bag.

On the one hand, you can get yourself some of the best in recent game-age for free. The last few months have seen the likes of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag made available for download. But for every gem, there are three or four poncy, artsy platformers from indie developers that you don't give a rat's ass about (your opinion may differ). Or just some completely nondescript filler game you'd never heard of before, and now you have you're sorry you did.

But no more, declares Sony. Throw off those shackles of shitty games, and join us in a glorious new utopia where we can all be entitled and choose our freebies! Behold... Vote To Play. It's not nearly as awesome as it sounds, mind, but come behold it anyway.

Details of this fancy new initiative hit on Friday. Here's Kotaku with the skinny:

 â€˜Players can't pick which games qualify for PlayStation Plus out of thin air, so it's not like Fallout 4 is suddenly going to become "free." Instead, Sony's promising a selection of games for the community to vote on, and the one that wins out will become part of the following month's set. The games that don't win, however, will become discounted for PS Plus members.'

It's a very limited scheme (it also seems that Vote to Play will just determine one of the month's games), all told, but still quite a neat idea. It's better than a kick in the scrote, as Grandpa used to say.

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