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8:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Hah, remember Gex? It's back on GOG.com

Couple of things about Gex. First and foremost, the PC version of the original is now available on GOG.com. It's priced at $5.99 and should be quite the nostalgia trip for some of you. That's the main reason I'm writing this ...

Jordan Devore



Payday: The Heist is free on Steam today photo
Payday: The Heist is free on Steam today
by Jordan Devore

We told you way in advance that Payday: The Heist would be free to download (and keep!) on Steam for 24 hours, but the original date has since been moved up to ... today!

Claim your free copy here.

You know what this game is already, right? If not, it's the one about committing robberies with friends while wearing really creepy masks. Definitely worth adding to the ol' Steam library but it's also a freebie you might consider, well, playing. I know, I know -- crazy thought.

On a related note, Steam is hosting a free weekend for 10 games including the sequel to Payday. That promotion is live now and will continue until Sunday afternoon. Better prioritize.

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2:30 PM on 10.16.2014

Uh, Nintendo? There are now 54 face plates for the New 3DS

Nintendo is showing off even more face plates for the New 3DS and, jeez, there's now more than 50 designs announced. Take a look. See anything you like? Out of the new set, my favorite is the Boo theme (No. 50) but a shout ou...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Always bet on Ganondorf

"Always bet on Ganondorf," you said. I agree. Does that look like a face you'd want to mess with? And those teeth! Nintendo has uploaded a few more "secret fighter" galleries for Super Smash Bros. which you can find over here...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 10.15.2014

If you happen to have EA Access, I highly recommend playing Garden Warfare

I keep forgetting about EA Access. Perhaps you can say the same. It's a $4.99-per-month service for Xbox One that gives unlimited access to select games from you-know-who along with other perks like early demos. One of my fav...

Jordan Devore



GOG.com is giving away Aliens vs. Predator 2000 photo
GOG.com is giving away Aliens vs. Predator 2000
by Jordan Devore

For 48 hours, GOG.com is giving out free copies of Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 to people who register their email address for the GOG Galaxy beta test. Easy enough.

But what is Galaxy, exactly? It's an upcoming DRM-free online gaming platform, as previously described here. Think of Steam as imagined by the GOG.com folks, essentially.

For the beta, "You'll be helping us to analyze and improve the performance of the multiplayer component of GOG Galaxy," hence the free game with multiplayer. Note that keys will be sent in batches so there will almost certainly be some waiting required on your part.

AVP 2000 looks dated but it's possible to get past that after a while. The last time I played -- three or four years back, I think -- it held up fairly well. Still fun after all these years.

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3:30 PM on 10.15.2014

You can now buy eShop games on Nintendo.com

As pleasant as it is to hear Nintendo music while shopping for games digitally, sometimes you just want to get in and get out -- no fanfare needed. Here's our alternative at last. It's now possible to buy certain 3DS and Wii ...

Jordan Devore



XCOM, Payday 2, and eight other games are free to play on Steam this weekend photo
XCOM, Payday 2, and eight other games are free to play on Steam this weekend
by Jordan Devore

I like Steam's Free Weekend promotions in theory but I don't know that I've ever participated in one. That'll likely change tomorrow, beginning 10:00am Pacific, when 10 games become free to download and play on Steam until Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific. Here's the list:

  • Awesomenauts
  • Blade Symphony
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • Don't Starve
  • Grid 2
  • Injustice
  • Killing Floor
  • Payday 2
  • Trine 2
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Some great games, right? I'd be curious to try out Injustice and Grid 2 as a casual player of fighting and racing games, respectively. If Awesomenauts and XCOM are out of your comfort zone, consider giving those two a try. You may just come to dig the heck out of 'em.

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2:30 PM on 10.15.2014

Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!

We've seen a couple images of Link in Mario Kart 8 before but nothing like this. Take special note of the front of the motorcycle. So cool! Hope the vehicle's stats are good. As a reminder, the DLC is coming in two waves. Lin...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 10.14.2014

Killer Instinct Season 2 starts tomorrow with TJ Combo and Maya

Iron Galaxy took over continued development of Killer Instinct for Microsoft following Amazon's acquisition of Double Helix earlier this year. We'll get to see what the studio has come up with starting tomorrow when the firs...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 10.14.2014

I'm so glad I never sold my copy of Mario Paint

I may not replay videogames very often, but when I do get the urge, it feels impossible to ignore. If it's an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii game I feel compelled to revisit, that's no big deal at all -- there's still enough...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.14.2014

Here's how to get the special demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

By now, you've hopefully had a chance to read Steven's words about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Funny guy, that Steven. The Pokémon Company has since sent over some accompanying media showing the new ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 10.14.2014

We could've had Binding of Isaac poop hats in Team Fortress 2

When I clicked on this blog post for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, my eyes went straight to the second image -- specifically, the sobbing Heavy. Love it. Next, they shifted to the Scout wearing a hat that looks like a giant ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 10.13.2014

PlayStation TV is out, wait, tomorrow?!

When PlayStation TV was first announced for Japan, I was fond of the device, at least conceptually, as someone who still doesn't own a PS Vita (sorry, Steven). But I haven't given the microconsole much thought since then -- i...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 10.13.2014

Okay, this Mega Man armor for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is cute

Man, Capcom is killing it with these Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate crossovers. And by "it," I of course mean Sonic the Hedgehog. He never stood a chance. This Palico armor styled after Mega Man is super cute but, admittedly, it'...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 10.13.2014

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK

Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alo...

Jordan Devore