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GOG’s winter sale opens with a Full Throttle Remastered giveaway

The deals deluge begins, and GOG's winter sale opens with free goodies. Swoop on down to the giveaway page here and you can grab Full Throttle Remastered, Double Fine's polished-up version of the classic short-but-sweet Lucasarts adventure. While John wasn't sold on its new (and optional) art, he still had a lot of lovely things to say about it in his review. It was worth…

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Doomworld’s Cacowards showcase a dazzling 25th year of Doom mods

It's Doom's 25th birthday, and Id's classic FPS has grown up along with me. While I've enjoyed modern iterations such as 2016's reboot, the original's ever-mutating open source foundation and lively mod scene just won't let me go. When John Romero announced he was releasing a nine-level Doom episode built to 1993 spec, I shrugged, because that pales in comparison to what the Doom community…

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Company Of Heroes 2 is free if you grab it now

To celebrate Company Of Heroes 2's fifth birthday (its fifth birthday... six months ago?), Sega are giving Relic's World War 2 real-time strategy sequel away for free on Steam. Grab it by Monday and it's yours for keepsies. They did the same with its fourth birthday last year but it's still nice for people who didn't know CoH last year, or didn't know it well…

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Insurgency: Sandstorm preps for launch with open beta weekend

Gritty tactical team shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm launches next week. New World Interactive's dusty game of desert warfare - both competitive and co-op - arrives on Wednesday, December 12th. Those wanting to sample its buffet of harrowing desert war scenarios can try it free right now - currently live and running until 5pm GMT on Monday, the current beta build is open to all, accompanied by…

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Rapture Rejects launches into early access with a free weekend

Based on webcomic and cartoon series Cyanide And Happiness and developed by Galvanic and Explosm, Rapture Rejects is a rude and crude isometric battle royale shooter out in early access today and free for the weekend. The Rapture has happened, and the last idiots alive fight for God's amusement, with the lucky last survivor getting the final ticket to heaven. Up to fifty players run…

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Project Eagle is a Homeworld-tinged model of NASA’s dream Martian base

This is more game-adjacent than anything, but interesting and timely considering today's successful Martian landing. Project Eagle is a free semi-interactive 3D model of a potential Martian colony, as envisioned by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and assembled by Blackbird Interactive, developers of excellent RTS prequel Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Despite its serious, speculative science angle, it's easy to draw parallels between this industrial vision of…

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Snag a copy of Outcast: Second Contact free on Humble today

Who needs sales when people keep giving away neat stuff for free? Coincidentally reviewed by Alyse Stanley here exactly one year ago, Outcast: Second Contact is an exceptionally faithful remake of Appeal's Stargate-inspired open world action-adventure Outcast, first launched in 1999. Some argue that the remake is authentic to a fault, but I reckon that whatever flaws that may imply, this is still the best…

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Bet on love, not war in procedural date-gambler BadCupid

Salty Bet is just a lovely concept for casual, passive entertainment online. Two random fighting game characters enter, one leaves, and you get to bet imaginary money on who for bragging rights. Kitfox Games clearly agree, as they've just launched BadCupid, a less cacophonous, more romantic take on the concept. Two characters with AI personalities go on a date in the locale of the audience's…

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Free fan-racer Sonic Robo Blast 2 Kart is brilliant knockabout fun

I didn't expect to lose most of Sunday to Kart Krew's fan-made racer Sonic Robo Blast 2 Kart, but I did and don't regret a second of it. On a technical level, it's a Doom mod,  but also a completely standalone freeware game. There's full online play, a built-in server browser and a mostly-friendly bunch of players ready for some N64 styled knockabout racing fun. It…

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Co-op alien blaster Earthfall is free for the weekend and cheap to keep

Let's not beat around the bush - Earthfall is Left 4 Dead but with aliens instead of zombies. It's also free to try for the weekend, and very cheap if you want to keep it. Launched in July, Holospark's co-op FPS never quite caught on, despite looking like a perfectly decent way to spend a few hours exploding stuff with friends. In the end it…

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AMD unveil new three free games bundle for RX 590 and Vega graphics cards

It was a sad day indeed when AMD's three free games bundle came to an end at the beginning of November (bye bye, free Assassin's Creed Odyssey), but the good news is that today marks the start of a brand new, and arguably even better, AMD games bundle to celebrate the launch of their new Radeon RX 590 graphics card. If you fancy grabbing free…

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Destiny 2 free for keepsies if you grab it now

Activision are giving Destiny 2 away for free right now, yours to keep if you grab it before November 18th. This is the base edition of Bungie's multiplayer looter-shooter, not including its expansions, but that's still a huge hunk of game. And I suppose handy as a demo to see if you want to keep up to speed by buying the DLC. I never played…

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Kongregate’s new games store Kartridge is open for business

It feels like there's been a flurry of activity recently in PC games stores. Discord recently added a retail section to their multi-chat client, and now browser game hub Kongregate is getting in on the action. Kartridge is their new store, available in both browser and desktop app forms. It's mostly focused on smaller independent studios, as well as supporting a number of free downloadable…

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Deltarune Chapter 1 is the free and surprising start of a new Undertale saga

The dust is now settling on Undertale creator Toby Fox's grand Halloween surprise. Disguised as a spookily-themed survey for a possible future project, Deltarune - a free, hours-long comedy RPG and first chapter in a new Undertale story - was foisted upon an unsuspecting internet. It was accompanied by a polite note asking that people don't discuss it openly until 24 hours had passed. Now I…

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Battlerite Royale slashes its price and dives into a free week of play

Battlerite Royale - a last-man-standing spinoff from Stunlock Studios's arena brawler Battlerite - will eventually be free-to-play, but while it's in early access, you've got to pay to get in. Not today, or through the rest of the week - the game is free to try for the next four days, and a bit cheaper to buy in if it tickles your fancy. Our boy…

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Hunt your friends in Murderous Pursuits, today’s Steam giveaway

It's hard to get a niche multiplayer game going, especially one that requires players to behave themselves. That's probably why Murderous Pursuits, latest backstab 'em up from Blazing Griffin (makers of The Ship) is free on Steam right now. Not just a free weekend (which it had done previously), but a 'grab now, keep it forever' deal. As with The Ship, it's a game of…

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Helldivers reinforces for a free weekend offensive

Got friends free this weekend? Want to end those friendships spectacularly? Because there's nothing quite like 'accidentally' killing your pals with a turret dropped in from orbit in excellent co-op shooter Helldivers, which is free on Steam for the weekend. Developers Arrowhead have also buffed the game up a little for this event - calling the new version "A New Hell". The sharply satirical Starship…

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Post-apocalyptic FPS Metro 2033 is Steam’s giveaway of the day

Up for a claustrophobic tunnel crawl packed full of mutants, marauders and otherworldly anomalies? The Russian underground of Metro 2033 should be your next stop, and it's completely free on Steam today. For the next twenty hours (give or take), just check out its Steam page, click to add it to your account and keep it forever. This is the original version of 4A Games's…

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Feature: The best horrors from five years of Asylum Jam

Priceless Play – 20th October 2018

So often, it can feel like horror is preying on fears of mental illness. How many video games are set in abandoned psychiatric institutions? What about deeming antagonists “criminally,” or otherwise, “insane”? Sure, I love Until Dawn, but I don’t care for its takes on psychotherapy. I am put off by Outlast, despite its clever mechanics and tight design. Comstock’s House in BioShock Infinite somehow…

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition heads up a handful of Steam free weekends

It's the weekend for a lot of you already, so here's a little something free for the next few days. Four somethings, even. Five, if you've got a VR setup. There's probably a few more lurking around that I've missed, but there's a bundle of free weekends running concurrently on Steam right now: RTS spinoff Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, baseball fighter Lethal League, physics puzzler…

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