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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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11:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Free Pokemon X/Y with purchase of 2DS/3DS XL and game

Let me take another stab at this without pesky character limits: an upcoming promotion will give out a free download code for Pokemon X/Y for folks who purchase either a 2DS or 3DS XL and one of six games: Animal Crossing: Ne...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.18.2014

Rockstar PSN sale has Red Dead + Undead Nightmare for $10

Some truly excellent games from Rockstar are on sale right now on PlayStation Network. You can't go wrong with the Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection ($9.99) or Max Payne 3 ($4.99). Bully ($2.49), a PS2 Class...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Mirror of Fate HD free with LoS 2 pre-orders on PSN

The second part of MercurySteam's Lords of Shadow series, Mirror of Fate HD, can be yours for free if you pre-order Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 digitally on PlayStation Network. A nice little offer for anyon...

Jordan Devore



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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5:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Payday 2 free for PS+ tomorrow, TxK on sale for Vita

PS3 owners should plan for a Payday 2 play date tomorrow. It's the next free game in this month's offering for PS Plus users. It's a great co-op game and it being free for PS+ users should hopefully make it easier to rope yo...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 02.04.2014

Civilization aplenty in the Humble Sid Meier Bundle

The latest Humble Bundle is one to avoid if you've got a bunch of responsibilities to take care of in the immediate future. Featuring the games of veteran designer Sid Meier, this package is broken into three tiers. First up,...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 02.03.2014

PS Plus adds Outlast and Metro: Last Light this week

As of tomorrow, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download two games for free and save on another. Those are Metro: Last Light (PS3), Outlast (PS4), and Dustforce (PS Vita -- $7.99), respectively. That la...

Jordan Devore



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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4:30 PM on 01.30.2014

Humble Weekly Sale bundles Overlord and DiRT

Codemasters is the latest publisher to participate in a Humble Weekly Sale and it's another one worth recommending if for no other reason than Overlord (and DiRT!). Name your price for the first Overlord and its Raising Hell ...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 01.30.2014

Check out the 10 games in this Vita indie game bundle

I've made no secret of my desire to buy a PS Vita soon, mainly as it's one of the cheaper platforms out there. Getting a bunch of games included with your console is always a draw and this upcoming Vita Indie Games Mega Pack...

Alasdair Duncan



The newest batch of PlayStation Plus freebies is amazing photo
The newest batch of PlayStation Plus freebies is amazing
by Steven Hansen

Not happy with a free copy of BioShock Infinite a couple weeks back? Well, Sony is showing PlayStation Plus users the love come February with a showing more engorged than usual.

Spooky horror game Outlast is free on the PS4 side of things, keeping with the trend of the best PS4 games being ones you don't even have to pay for.

Some excellent under the radar games from last year are coming to PS3 in the form of Metro: Last Light, Remember Me, and Payday 2. The first two are some neat, different games -- great choices if you missed them amongst the bigger releases. Payday 2 is also quite fabulous and hopefully an injection of new people playing the freebie will pump up the multiplayer element.

Lastly, Vita owners get Street Fighter X Tekken and ModNation Racers: Road Trip. I'll give the former a whirl, at least. Damn fine haul overall.

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3:00 AM on 01.29.2014

Curve's four game PlayStation bundle is a great deal

Looking for something to play on your PS3 or Vita? Maybe both? Curve Studios is bundling four good games at the budget price of $15. $13.49 for PlayStation Plus members. All four games are Cross Buy as well, meaning you get access to the PS3 and Vita versions. Not bad. The four titles in question are Proteus, Thomas Was Alone, Lone Survivor, and Stealth Inc.

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 01.28.2014

GOG.com Time Machine sale begins

GOG.com has worked up another interesting sale scheme you might want to take a look at. The "DRM-Free Time Machine Sale" started this morning and will be offering deep discounts on games from GOG.com's collection of classic ...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 AM on 01.27.2014

Smart As free for PlayStation Plus members on the Vita

This week's new PlayStation Plus addition to the instant game collection is Smart As on the PlayStation Vita. It's more or less the Vita's answer to Nintendo's Brain Age series as it sees players having to solve math, memory,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 01.23.2014

EU PS Plus: Metro, BioShock Infinite, Dynasty Warriors

Now that we've seen the PlayStation Plus lineup for North America, it's Europe's turn. The next major rotation is happening on Wednesday, January 29 when Metro: Last Light, BioShock Infinite, Dynasty Warriors Next, and ModNat...

Jordan Devore