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Contest: Win the Art of Titanfall! photo
Contest: Win the Art of Titanfall!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Themuad, Fawz, and THIRD NAME HERE.]

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

Check out the gallery below to see some of the cool mech art in all its glory. To win a copy for yourself, just tell me the nickname you're going to give your own mech when you finally get one. (THE FUTURE IS NOW!) Limit one entry per person, and you have until next Tuesday, March 4 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. The contest is open to anyone in the US.

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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Civ Rev and Dungeon Defenders are March's Games with Gold photo
Civ Rev and Dungeon Defenders are March's Games with Gold
by Brett Makedonski

Well, we're certainly at the point where we know exactly what to expect from Microsoft's monthly Games with Gold promotion. If you're new to the process, it typically features two games that are generally considered to be good, but a bit too old. That doesn't really change in March.

This month's offerings are Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders -- two games worth checking out if you hadn't gotten to them before. As is the case with these things, Civilization Revolution is free for Gold subscribers through March 16, at which point Dungeon Defenders takes over and is free for the remainder of the month.

Xbox Live Gold Members get Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders Free in March [Major Nelson]

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Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here! photo
Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update! Non-Huge members can now get in on this action. Click here to snag your beta keys before they're all gone!

Our friends at Bethesda are kicking off a massive beta weekend this Friday for their upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online, and we've got a bunch of codes reserved just for our Huge members!

Throughout the beta weekend they'll be running special PvP events in Cyrodiil, so be sure to check those out of you're the fightin' type. The beta starts up again this Friday, February 28 at 12:00pm EST and ends on Monday, March 3 at 11:59pm EST, but you can get registered RIGHT NOW by visiting your membership perks page and clicking the button. Then you just need to head on over the The Elder Scrolls Online site and sign up. So what are you waiting for? DO IT NOW!

Not a Huge member? Why not try it out? For less than the cost of two liters of Mountain Dew Code Red you could browse Dtoid ad-free, get cool freebies, automatic entry into all contests, and more! I promise you won't regret it.

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Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo
Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements
by Darren Nakamura

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid readers can now have that track, free of charge. Stream it below, or go straight to the Destructoid Soundcloud to download it.

"The Merry Village" is a variation of the original "Seaside Village." It has a smoother feel to it than the source material, and it sounds a bit brighter, despite having nearly identical instrumentation, with a focus on piano and strings. Check it out.

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Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today photo
Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today
by Jordan Devore

Criterion has made the Legendary Cars Collection DLC for Burnout Paradise free today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in North America) in memory of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis.

The pack contains four vehicles all of which are references to famous cars in pop culture. There's the Jansen P12 88 Special (Back to the Future), the Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger (The Dukes of Hazzard), the Carson GT Nighthawk (Knight Rider), and last but not least, the Hunter Manhattan Spirit (Ghostbusters). Worth taking the time to download, in other words.

"Harold Ramis was a comedy genius," said Criterion. "He inspired us." A true legend indeed.

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Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal photo
Nintendo confirms free Pokemon X or Y deal
by Chris Carter

Last week, we heard of a rumored promotion that would net you a free copy of Pokemon X or Y if you hapened to buy a 2DS/3DS and one of six applicable games (Animal Crossing: New LeafYoshi's New IslandLEGO City Undercover: The Chase BeginsSuper Mario 3D LandDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7)

Here's how you get your game -- you need to be in North America, have a Club Nintendo account, and register everything from March 1st (not before) until March 31st. Then login to Club Nintendo, look at your "to-do" list, and claim your code before April 30th.

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Download GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free photo
Download GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free
by Jordan Devore

Normally, the Standard Edition for GameMaker Studio costs $49.99 but for a limited time, it's available for free. After downloading, just register an email address and you'll be sent a key.

Also through March 2, 2014, the upgrade to GameMaker Professional Edition is $35, down from the usual going rate of $99.99 -- "simply enter your Standard license key when checking out," according to YoYoGames. Of course, it's the modules that start to add up, but this free version is still one of those offers where there's really no reason not to grab it while you can.

When I think of GameMaker success stories, I think of Derek Yu (Spelunky), Tom Francis (Gunpoint), and Jonatan Söderström (Hotline Miami) -- these three rocked it. In time, you can too.

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition Is Free For A Limited Time [GameMaker Blog]

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New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC seems like a real waste photo
New Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC seems like a real waste
by Jordan Devore

This weekend, Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer will be free to play on Steam and the game is half price ($29.99) to own. There's also double XP being offered, from February 21 at 10:00am to Feb. 24 at 10:00am. These are all things I was somewhat happy to talk about.

Then I got wind of this week's customization DLC for Ghosts, shown in the trailer above, and I'm rather put off. Yes, this stuff is surely going to make money as cosmetic DLC for popular multiplayer games tends to, but I feel obligated to call out its grossness.

First are the personalization packs -- Circuit, Ducky, Inferno, and Space Cats -- at $1.99 each. Kind of sloppy looking, but okay. Next, character skins straight out of Ghosts' campaign are being sold at $1.99 a pop; those are Keegan, Merrick, Hesh, and Elias. That same amount of money can also get you four extra Create-a-Soldier loadout slots in the Extra Slots Pack.

Lastly, there's Captain Price. He's playable in multiplayer with the same sort of personalized items -- a custom player patch, background, card, and reticule -- if you scrounge up $3.99. To each their own, but having bought crap like this before, it almost always ends in regret.

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The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon photo
The Last of Us making-of documentary free on Amazon
by Jordan Devore

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is a documentary produced by Area 5 and if you have cleared the game's story mode already, it's definitely one for the to-watch list. Better yet, it's actually free on Amazon in the US right now, either to rent or own.

According to Naughty Dog, Grounded will be up on the PlayStation YouTube channel "very soon" for everyone outside of the US in addition to possibly coming to more venues later on.

I watched about half of the movie last night and as ever, I was left baffled at the sheer time, energy, and devotion that goes into making these monstrous games. It's scary.

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us Now Available on Amazon Instant Video [PlayStation Blog]

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Forza 5 gets free Road America track today photo
Forza 5 gets free Road America track today
by Jordan Devore

It's a pleasant sight indeed to see "Forza Motorsport 5 DLC" and "free" in the same sentence.

The game, which one in three Xbox One owners have picked up, according to Microsoft, is getting a free track based on Road America today. Beyond the usual, this Wisconsin course presents four alternate ribbons "that will test the limits of each and every player."

Forza 5 Season Pass owners are getting a little something extra in the form of the five-car Road America Booster Pack, also out today. It includes the 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8, 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series.

Forza Motorsport 5 Free Road America Track Add-On Now Available [Xbox]

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Contest: Win the Be Mine 11 bundle! photo
Contest: Win the Be Mine 11 bundle!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners will be sent their codes via Dtoid PM.]

Our friends at Groupees have given us 10 codes for their latest Be Mine bundle to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

Included in the bundle are codes for American McGee's Grimm, Infected: The Twin Vaccine, ÆRENA: Clash of Champions (Early Access), Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe, Redshirt, and IL2-Surmovik: 1946, plus bonus games, music, and other cool stuff! In addition, they're also hosting an awesome tournament to give away an Apple II! Check it out!

To enter, just leave a comment in this thread telling me what the very first video game you ever played was, and on which system. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, February 21 Wednesday, February 19 at 11:59am Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the world.

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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You can play The Witcher franchise for free this weekend photo
You can play The Witcher franchise for free this weekend
by Alasdair Duncan

With The Witcher 3 not to far off and looking pretty darn impressive, now would be a good time to catch up on the earlier games in the series. Steam has you covered by making both The Witcher and its sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, free this weekend. 

If I were you, I'd head straight to the superior sequel to get a quick Witcher fix this weekend. Whilst both games benefited from generous post-release patches, The Witcher 2 is still the better of the two. If the adventures of Geralt are impressing you, then you can buy both games for 80 percent off until late on Sunday. The Witcher is £1.39/$1.99 and the sequel is £2.99/$3.99. 

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Dungeon Keeper is free on GOG.com photo
Dungeon Keeper is free on GOG.com
by Jordan Devore

In light of the negative reactions to the new Dungeon Keeper for mobile, this is too perfect. GOG.com is offering the original game for free in a 48-hour promotion.

Unless you already own the Bullfrog classic, there's no reason to miss out on this deal. It seems many people are taking the site up on the offer -- requesting your copy currently gives the message "You'll get your game soon! Minion, due to high demand, we will tell you when your free copy of Dungeon Keeper is ready via email in a little bit."

GOG.com, you can be my valentine any time. Also, Dungeon Keeper 2 is on sale for $1.49.

[Thanks, Eduardo]

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Contest: Win a PS3/Vita code for Hotline Miami! photo
Contest: Win a PS3/Vita code for Hotline Miami!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been sent their codes.]

Dtoid has just acquired 70 codes for the PS3/Vita version of Hotline Miami and I REALLY WANT YOU TO WIN BECAUSE I LOVE YOU HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

Here's the deal: throughout this romantic weekend, I'll be spreading my sticky love to random commenters here on the site, random followers of our @Destructoid Twitter account, and in chat during our various live shows over on Dtoid TV. Stay tuned to all three places for the most chances to win!

Getting all hot and bothered and just can't wait?! Leave a comment below telling me what kind of mask you'll be wearing while you take your sweetheart out tonight for Valentine's Day dinner and I'll enter you right now. Because nothing says "I love you" like Hotline Miami!

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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Contest: Win a game from the new Flying Bundle photo
Contest: Win a game from the new Flying Bundle
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been sent their codes via Dtoid PM.]

Our friends at Flying Bundle are in the midst of another campaign, and they've given us a bunch of codes to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

We've got three codes each for Not The Robots, Gravity Badgers, Gish, Creavures, BasketBelle, Booster Trooper, Hamlet, and POP: Methodology Experiment One, which means 24 of you will win a random game. Sweet! To enter, just leave a comment in this thread. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the world. You have until Friday, February 7 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Enter enter enter. 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). It's pretty great!

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Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War photo
Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War
by Jordan Devore

Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion is becoming a parody of itself. In February, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are once again getting two free titles, one that is the first installment of a popular franchise, and another that's an enjoyable but perhaps under-appreciated Xbox Live Arcade title. Those are Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War, respectively.

As ever, the first free game -- in this case, Dead Island -- will become free for Gold members on the first of the month. So, tomorrow. You'll then have until February 16 to download it at which point game number two, Cold War, goes free for the rest of the month.

You really should make a note to download that second one, though -- you get to shoot at tanks as an offbrand Rambo toy. It's pretty special. I also much preferred its setting over the first Toy Soldiers, so if you resisted it for similar reasons, consider getting the sequel.

Xbox Live Gold Members get Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War Free in February [Major Nelson]

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