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PSA: Go check your Wii U Deluxe account for potential free cash! photo
PSA: Go check your Wii U Deluxe account for potential free cash!
by Chris Carter

Do you want more internet money? Well I have a solution for you, buddeh!

Earlier today I was talking to a friend about buying the Wii U version of 1001 Spikes, and he mentioned that he was going to pay for it with his Deluxe Money. In one fell swoop, I realized what he was talking about, and what I had been ignoring for over a year. The Wii U Deluxe promotion! I had $20 just sitting there.

For those who aren't aware, Nintendo is running a promotion for Wii U Deluxe models where you get a portion of your digital purchases back as "points," which can be redeemed for eShop cash once you earn enough for a $5 increment. All you have to do is log into the website here and see if you're eligible to redeem your rewards.

I nonchalantly put the reminder on Twitter yesterday, and found tons of people messaging me that they had redeemed upwards of $30 or more. Check it out! The promotion is scheduled to run until mid-2015.

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Contest: Win a Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse! photo
Contest: Win a Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Logitech have hooked us up with an awesome set of PC gaming gear to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Up for grabs is the G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, which features 11 programmable buttons, in-game DPI adjustment, and a dual-mode, hyper-fast scroll wheel. Oh, and it lights up really awesome blue. Because you'll no doubt need something to put your mouse on, they've also thrown in two different pads to try out: the G440 solid surface pad, and the G240 soft cloth pad. What a sweet bundle! (I'm using the G502 on a G440 myself and couldn't be happier!)

To enter, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, June 8 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US shipping 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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Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download photo
Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download
by Brett Makedonski

We've known for a little while now that Xbox One was finally going to be included in Microsoft's continuing Games with Gold program beginning in the month of June. We just didn't know when in June that was going to take effect. Apparently, the answer is June 3.

Right now, both Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault are free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. They can be downloaded via the console or on Xbox.com. Remember though: Regular Games with Gold rules don't apply to Xbox One titles. You have to maintain an active Gold subscription to be able to keep them.

Halo: Spartan Assault [Xbox]
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood [Xbox]

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Friendly reminder: Dark Souls is free on Games with Gold first of June photo
Friendly reminder: Dark Souls is free on Games with Gold first of June
by Brett Makedonski

It's about that time of month when Microsoft clears its throat and lets everyone know what the upcoming titles in the Games with Gold program are going to be. But, it's already done that earlier in May, and Jordan already told you about it. But, that feels like a million years ago, and chances are you got lost gazing into Jordan's dreamy avatar, so here's a quick reminder.

On June 1, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download Dark Souls for free. June 16 ends the Souls opportunity, and sees Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition take over. Sometime this month, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault will be free on Xbox One, but those dates aren't known yet.

Now go back to staring at Jordan.

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Battlefield 3 is free to download on Origin photo
Battlefield 3 is free to download on Origin
by Jordan Devore

Electronic Arts' On the House program for Origin lets users download free games for a limited time and keep them. It is obviously a way to get the service installed on more computers, and it's EA so some people are going to complain about that, but I'm a fan of the promotion.

Past titles have included Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies. Right now, through June 3, it's Battlefield 3. Go crash some jets, for me. (So I'm not the only one embarrassing himself.)

[Via @Wario64]

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PS Plus members get caught in Limbo for free on PS Vita photo
PS Plus members get caught in Limbo for free on PS Vita
by Brett Makedonski

One of my favorite experiences at a trade show was at E3 in 2010. I was set to have hands-on time with Limbo and time to chat with the guys at Playdead. However, they were less interested in talking about their game, and more interested in mocking me for dying. "That's a bear trap. You're not supposed to walk into that," they'd say a split-second after I already had.

PlayStation Plus members can sort of (not really) live that gratis starting today. Limbo is available for free on PS Vita for subscribers to the service. Just make sure to enlist someone to tell you that it's not wise to get stomped by the giant spider. It makes it all that much better.

PlayStation Plus: Limbo Free for Members [PlayStation Blog]

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Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC photo
Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC
by Jordan Devore

Microsoft Studios and developer Zoë Mode have altered the pricing of Powerstar Golf such that there's now a free demo-like base version of the game and content has been relegated to DLC packs. Your progress made here will transfer over if and when you add premium courses.

It's now possible to pay $19.99 (the original price) for all packs, or buy them individually at $5.99 a piece. Those are City Park, Emperor's Garden, Burning Sands, and Rocky Ridge. If you happen to already own Powerstar Golf, heads up: a bonus free pack, Coyote Canyon, is out today.

Actually, I'm a fan of this. It's a lower-risk way of getting into the game.

[Via Eurogamer]

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Americlap: Freedom is the only way, yeah  photo
Americlap: Freedom is the only way, yeah
by Brittany Vincent

America, f*@k yeah! Americlap is a game where you clap your little heart out to keep the American flag flying proudly. If you stop clapping, you'll probably send a thousand puppies and kittens to their death, you hate freedom, and stand for oppression.

It's also hilariously simple and a free download. Clap into the mic as hard as you can and make sure everyone knows you stand for the good ol' US of A. Download it here and a bald eagle will fly straight in through your window and perch on your bedpost. Watch Jed05 play it for your amusement above.

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PS+ PSA: Puppeteer and Surge Deluxe are free photo
PS+ PSA: Puppeteer and Surge Deluxe are free
by Steven Hansen

Tomorrow's Tuesday, which means today is Monday. I hate Mondays, am I right? But while your Monday is guaranteed to not get any better, well, Tuesday won't, either. Life is pretty bad. But at least you can download some free PlayStation Plus games while you suffer through it!

Free tomorrow are the criminally underrated Puppeteer (PS3) and the 'what else are you playing on your Vita?' Surge Deluxe.

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Get your Magicka: Wizard Wars Early Access keys here! photo
Get your Magicka: Wizard Wars Early Access keys here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone! Hope you got yours!]

Our friends at Paradox Interactive have hooked us up with a bunch of Early Access Steam keys for their upcoming MOBA Magicka: Wizard Wars, and we're handing them out to the Dtoid community!

We've got a batch of codes locked and loaded for our Huge members, plus another 2,500 open to any and all. Huge members, click here to snag yours! The rest of you can claim yours right here! Assuming you were quick enough to the punch, just take your code over to Steam for redemption. Magicka goes into open beta on May 27th, so this should give you plenty of time to get your wands wet before the rest of the world comes flooding in.

Have fun! And please do let us know in the comments how the game is. Not already one of our Huge members? You should really consider signing up! They get automatic entry into all contests, early access to beta keys like this, ad-free browsing, and more. It's pretty great!

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Contest: Win BattleBlock Theater on Steam! photo
Contest: Win BattleBlock Theater on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at The Behemoth are celebrating the launch of their wonderful game BattleBlock Theater on Steam this week, and they're letting us help join in the fun by giving away ten copies of the game to lucky Dtoiders!

For a chance at a free copy, just answer one of the Behemoth-related trivia questions below! The first person to any given question correctly will be guaranteed a copy of the game, and after all questions have been answered the last five codes will be handed out at random (since I know you'll just copy and paste the right answers, you little devils).

You have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can redeem a Steam key. Limit one entry per person, and again, you only need to answer one question! Those of you who get in first will need to pay attention to what's been answered already, because only the first person to answer any given question correctly will be guaranteed a copy. (The rest of your names will be thrown in a hat.) Confused? Good.

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'The Canyon' is the next free Killzone: Shadow Fall map, out today photo
'The Canyon' is the next free Killzone: Shadow Fall map, out today
by Brett Zeidler

It's been over a couple months since the first two free multiplayer maps for Killzone: Shadow Fall dropped, so it's about high time we had another arena to play in, right? Well, have I got news for you! "The Canyon" released today and, as ever, it's absolutely free to download.

The fine folks over at PlayStation also put together a nice little clip to show off "Canyon" in all its demolished glory, and it looks like it's a lot of fun. I honestly haven't played Shadow Fall in quite awhile, so I suppose free additional content is a better reason than any to jump back in.

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Contest: Win Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition! photo
Contest: Win Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition!
by Mr Andy Dixon

We've partnered with our friends at Square Enix to give away a copy of Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition to one lucky Dtoider! Valued at $79.99, only 5,000 copies will be available worldwide, so this is pretty awesome!

Included in the box is the game, soundtrack, poster, a bunch of DLC, and more! For a chance to win, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is only open to those with a US shipping address (unless you're a Huge member). You have until this Sunday, May 18 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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We've got exclusive in-game items for Neverwinter! photo
We've got exclusive in-game items for Neverwinter!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone! See ya next time!]

Destructoid has teamed up with our friends at Perfect World to bring you some exclusive in-game content for Neverwinter!

First up is the Rebel Mercenary Companion, pictured above. Normally a paid companion unlock, this character can now be yours for free courtesy of Dtoid! In addition, we've got a batch of defensive potions (Fortify, Reflex, Healing), portable altars, and identify scrolls to stock your inventory with. Not bad!

To grab your code, just head on over to our giveaways page and click the button! (Must have a Destructoid account to claim a code.) Once you've secured your code, follow the steps below to redeem. Have fun!

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Stick it to the man with two more free PlayStation Plus games photo
Stick it to the man with two more free PlayStation Plus games
by Steven Hansen

Tomorrow's Tuesday, which means more free games (you'll likely never play despite still paying for the service) for PlayStation Plus.

For PS4, we have Stick It to the Man, which I hear is real good and I like for its gross 90's cartoon art style.

On PS3, you can avoid giving EA more money for calcio -- soccer -- games and get PES 2014 instead. Simulate the world cup atmosphere by becoming aggressively nationalistic. Glare sidelong at anyone who appears to be from another country than you and start planning now for excuses for why your country was knocked out.

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Contest: Win a code for Child of Light! photo
Contest: Win a code for Child of Light!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Ubisoft have given us a ton of codes for Child of Light to hand out to the Dtoid community!

I have five codes each for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Uplay in my saucy little pocket, and all you have to do to win is leave a comment in this thread! Be sure to tell me which version(s) you prefer. You have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can redeem the codes. Limit one entry per person.

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

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