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We've got 5,000 keys for Organic Panic on Steam! photo
We've got 5,000 keys for Organic Panic on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: And just like that, the codes are now gone! Huge members, we still have a few of your codes left. The rest of you, I'll update the post if we can get more!]

Our friends at Midnight City have hooked us up with 5,000 Steam early access codes for their upcoming physics puzzler Organic Panic!

Organic Panic is a produce-pounding physics puzzler where players blast, flood and burn their way to righteous victory. Join a quirky band of super-powered fruit and vegetables against a legion of heavily armed meats and cheeses bent on dominating the world's most bizarre food-fight. Featuring hundreds of brain-teasing levels, destructible environments with fully interactive fluids, fruit and veggie organic powers, and a plethora of game modes, including local co-op and versus, you're bound to have a blast!

Click here to find out more about the game. To claim your key and join in on the fun, follow the instructions below! Better act fast!

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Who wants a code for the Destiny beta?! photo
Who wants a code for the Destiny beta?!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Check your PMs to see if you won!]

We've recently come into a hefty heap of Destiny beta codes, and we're going to hand them out to the Destructoid community!

There are three ways to win:

  1. Comment in this very thread, and we'll be drawing 30 of your names at random! You have until tomorrow at noon Pacific time to enter.
  2. Retweet this and follow @Destructoid on Twitter! 30 of you retweeters will win codes at random.
  3. Become a Destructoid Huge member! I'm going to be sending 20 of these codes to random Huge members at noon tomorrow, so get your name in the hat now!

These beta codes are good for your choice of Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation 4! Good luck!

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Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend photo
Play Mount & Blade: Warband for free on Steam this weekend
by Jordan Devore

If you've been on the fence about Mount & Blade: Warband, here's one way to spend your weekend. Now through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific, the action game and its open-ended multiplayer battles are free to test out thanks to a promo on Steam.

Folks who get hooked -- the top user review for Warband literally has over a thousand hours of play time on record -- can then buy the title to keep for $4.99. That's a savings of 75 percent.

There's something for existing players, too. Steam Workshop support for mods (of which there are many) has been added, and the Mac and Linux ports of Warband are now out of beta.

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Contest: Win a copy of Death Sentence! photo
Contest: Win a copy of Death Sentence!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Titan Comics have hooked us up with three copies of the awesome comic series collection from artist and writer Monty Nero: Death Sentence! Monty is best known by gamers for his work on SSX, Need for Speed, and APB: All Points Bulletin, and his break-out comic series can now be yours for absolutely free!

This hardcover collection includes issues 1-6 of the comic, plus 26 pages of exclusive commentary by the creators. To enter, just leave a comment below! Limit one per person, and you have until this Friday, July 11 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Try us out!

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You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y photo
You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y
by Jordan Devore

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all!

The distribution event has commenced -- with your online-enabled 3DS, choose "Mystery Gift" from the main menu of either game to receive the new 'mon.

This specific Vivillon can't be obtained any other way, so get to downloading. It knows the move "Hold Hands." Battle effect? "Ally Pokémon hold hands. This makes them very happy." Well then.

A Vivillon of a Different Pattern! [Pokémon]

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This month's Club Nintendo rewards include Paper Mario, Kid Icarus photo
This month's Club Nintendo rewards include Paper Mario, Kid Icarus
by Jordan Devore

The Club Nintendo game rewards for this month are in. Hope you aren't averse to repeats:

  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • Paper Mario (Wii/Wii U) - 250 Coins
  • Metal Torrent (3DS) - 200 Coins

I'd be all over Paper Mario if it were possible to play on Wii U without using Wii Mode. Like, how sweet would full-on GamePad support be? The sweetest.

Nintendo hasn't yet announced this year's rewards for Elite members who have obtained Gold or Platinum status at Club Nintendo, but that info should be coming before too long.

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Thomas Was Alone's jetpack DLC is free on Steam photo
Thomas Was Alone's jetpack DLC is free on Steam
by Jordan Devore

Benjamin's Flight, a set of new levels (and music and lovely narration) for Thomas Was Alone, debuted exclusively on PlayStation systems. Now, here the DLC is on Steam, for free.

You get to use a jetpack in it, so, yeah. Nothing more needs to be said about the subject.

Although, it is worth mentioning Thomas Was Alone is on sale. Fund it with the store credit you earned by flipping Steam Trading Cards, if you must. It's a real charmer.

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Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer photo
Free Octodad: Dadliest Catch DLC 'Shorts' coming late summer
by Darren Nakamura

Since its release in January, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 250,000 copies, according to developer Young Horses. The awkward octopus-in-dad's-clothing simulator is a lot of fun for those who take the time to really learn how to control it, and it looks like we will be seeing more content for the game, at no extra charge. Ah, the wonderful world of indie gaming.

Young Horses says that it had too many ideas to fit neatly into the release version of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, but the studio still wants to explore those ideas through downloadable scenarios. Two of these "Shorts" will be released in a few weeks as a title update. They are meant to be "stand-alone Octodad levels which are self-contained stories."

One screenshot from each level has been released. The first shows Octodad and Scarlet on their first date in a fancy restaurant, while the second involves Tommy and Stacy imagining their dad as a character in a television medical drama. Hopefully things do not get quite as messy as Surgeon Simulator 2013, but with Octodad manning the scalpels, it probably will not end well.

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We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Perfect World have hooked us up with 5,000 keys for the closed beta of their new martial arts MMO Swordsman! And in addition to the closed beta, these codes also unlock a Dtoid and E3-exclusive fluffy little lamb that you can hold in your hand and also speaks to you. You know, just what you always think about when you think about Destructoid.

The closed beta ends later this week, so get on it! Thankfully, the unlockables will still be there for you once the game goes into open beta, so you won't be without your fluffy little lamb for long.

To claim your code, click here! (Huge members can snag their reserved codes right here!) Then, just follow the instructions below to redeem. Have fun!

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Keep your eyes on GOG.com to get some free games photo
Keep your eyes on GOG.com to get some free games
by Alasdair Duncan

GOG.com's summer sale format is something that almost single handily justifies tabbed web browsers. Whilst its range of flash deals have been worth keeping an eye on, this 24-hour Adrenaline Rush promotion will be offering free games over the next 19 hours.

If you're reading this now, you've already missed getting Omerta: City of Gangsters for free but there's still plenty of big discounts happening.

There's Hotline Miami, Carmageddon II, and Lily Looking Through for just $1.99 whilst more recent titles like Kentucky Route Zero and Broken Sword 5 are half price at $12.49. As always, just keep refreshing and checking back every 30 minutes to check what's new. 

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Contest: Win The Art of Watch Dogs! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Watch Dogs!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Watch Dogs to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

This hefty hardcover features extensive concept art and detailed creator commentary, which will take you inside Watch Dogs' Chicago like never before. To win a copy for yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Wednesday, June 25 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Not bad for $3 a month!

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Mutant Mudds Deluxe: Tomorrow's PlayStation Plus freebie photo
Mutant Mudds Deluxe: Tomorrow's PlayStation Plus freebie
by Steven Hansen

PlayStation Plus is ending the month with a smaller showing this week, but Mutant Mudds Deluxe actually just came to Vita about six months ago, so it's relatively new, which is nice.

There are also some sales that seem slight against Steam sales.

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Contest: Win your choice of a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U! photo
Contest: Win your choice of a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update: Contest ends in a week. You could be our amazing weiner, dog! Good luck.

Destructoid is giving away a free next-gen console! That's right: one lucky Dtoider will get his or her choice of a free Xbox One (minus Kinect), PlayStation 4, or Wii U (deluxe bundle), and all you have to do to enter is push a couple buttons!

To compete, just push the big blue Enter button below and follow the instructions to earn entries. It's that simple! Of course, our Huge members don't need to do a thing; your membership already grants you automatic entry in full. (You can always enter manually to up your odds, though!) Oh, and one more thing: this contest is open to anyone in the world! (Cash value will be rewarded to international winner. For full contest rules, click here.)

Update: As many of you noticed, votes are verified LockerDome, which (amongst other things) makes sure cheaters aren't creating 9999 Dtoid accounts to win. The app wants permissions to use your social media to post (if you allow) but please note they're a legit company not super interested in spying on all your cat photos. You can revoke access, etc, like any other app that uses social connect.

Good luck!

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We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE) photo
We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE)
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update 2: Codes all gone! If you're a Huge member and didn't get yours, email me and I'll send you one. Everyone else, better luck next time!

Update: Damn, those codes went FAST! Luckily, we've just received another batch of 10,000! This time around, 9,000 are open to the public, and 1,000 are reserved just for our Huge members. If you missed out, think about becoming a subscriber now!

Original story: Our good friends at Hidden Path Entertainment have hooked us up with a truckload of beta keys for their upcoming sci-fi tower defense game Defense Grid 2 to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Following on the success of the 2008 original, DG2 looks to expand on the original in many ways, including user-created content, an updated pathing system, and some very pretty visuals. To try the beta out for yourself, just head on over to our code giveaways page and click the button! (You must be signed in to your Destructoid account first, obviously.) Then, code in hand, just load up Steam and activate the code there. Easy peasy!

Have fun!

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse is free on GOG.com today photo
Magrunner: Dark Pulse is free on GOG.com today
by Jordan Devore

Have a GOG.com account? You should, if for no other reason than to hit up promotions like this. For 24 hours, the digital distributor is offering first-person puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse for free. It's a decent enough game that you might as well add it to your library.

This deal is part of the site's summer sale special, which is also running some tempting bundles today -- the Bullfrog lineup for $9.79, the original Thief trilogy for $5.97, and the Wing Commander series for $9.52, to name a few. GOG.com is doing the hourly flash sale thing, too, so check back in. (Or don't! The Steam sale will be here before we know it -- pace yourself.)

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Contest: Win a bundle of games from Be Mine 13! photo
Contest: Win a bundle of games from Be Mine 13!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update: Contest over! Winners will be PM'd their codes ASAP.

Our friends at Groupees are in the midst of their new Be Mine 13 game and music bundle, and they've given us 10 codes to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Included in the bundle are Legend of Dungeon, Antisquad, Alpha Kimori 1, Journey of a Roach, Mechanic Escape, Nekro, Miasmata, The Longest Journey, Spate, and Fly'n, plus more bonus games and music! To win the bundle for yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Not bad for $3 a month!

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