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Oh! Daisy

Sarasaland's Princess Daisy is the next costume for Super Mario Maker


With annoying sound effects to boot!
Jan 13
// Jed Whitaker
Arguably the best princess in Sarasaland (if Peach isn't visiting) is finally returning to the limelight with a new costume in Super Mario Maker. I'm sure Daisy fans will be rejoicing everywhere. There are many of them,...
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Sony

Sony 'mistakenly' gives away wrong game in January's PlayStation Plus line-up


WHOOPS LOL
Jan 08
// Vikki Blake
Remember when Sony said that PSP strategy game Legends of War: Patton’s Campaign was to be part of this month’s PlayStation Plus line-up? Er, that was a mistake. Apparently. In a tweet today, Sony has confirmed th...
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PS Plus

An oldie but a goodie headlines January's PlayStation Plus free games


And not much else
Dec 30
// Brett Makedonski
PlayStation's ringing in the new year by turning back the clock almost two decades. Double Fine's 2015 remake of Grim Fandango (from 1998) is the game that's meant to stand out in January's lineup of PlayStation Pl...
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Games with Gold

January's Games with Gold are for fighters and other fighters


And racers!
Dec 21
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox has no delusions of ushering in a peaceful new year. Many a punch will thrown by those who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, it's just inevitable. Well, unless you suit up as Adam Jensen and play the pacifist. January's Games...
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Games with Gold

Last call to claim your free Xbox games


And a first call for some new ones
Dec 15
// Brett Makedonski
We, the fine people at Destructoid, are here to help. If you call, we will answer. If you fall, we'll pick you up. If you're going to forget to download some Games with Gold, we'll post an article that acts as a pleasant remi...
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Free Worms

Free Worms


Free Worms
Dec 14
// Steven Hansen
Worms Forts: Under Siege is free on GOG right now if you want it.
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Free game

Be sure to grab Giants: Citizen Kabuto for free on GOG.com


One more for the mooch collection
Dec 11
// Jordan Devore
GOG.com is ending its Big Winter Sale with a free game. And it's a rather good one, at that! For the remainder of the site-wide sale, Giants: Citizen Kabuto is free to claim and keep. This game is part third-person action, pa...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

Want to play The Elder Scrolls Online for free?


Here's everything you need to know
Dec 08
// Vikki Blake
Always fancied giving The Elder Scrolls Online a try but haven't yet been able to commit? Here's hoping you have some free time this weekend as Bethesda is giving you the chance to try before you buy.  From Thursday, Dec...

The Curse of Issyos is the Ninja Gaiden of Greek mythology

Dec 05 // Ben Davis
The story of The Curse of Issyos follows Defkalion, a fisherman from Issyos who hears the voice of Athena warning him about a curse affecting the isle. Worried about the safety of his daughter, Defkalion hurries back home to protect his only remaining family member. On his quest, Defkalion will have to fight off hordes of monsters and giant bosses, including cyclopes, hydras, and minotaurs, with a limited arsenal of weapons. He can swap between a quick, short-range sword and a slow, long-range spear. I vastly preferred the spear myself, but the sword can be useful in certain situations. There are also arrows which can be fired by holding up and attacking, in order to pick off pesky enemies from afar. As usual for a Locomalito game, the biggest hurdle is the level of difficulty. He likes to use old-school difficulty mechanics. Players will need to beat the game with three lives and four continues, and finish each level under the time limit. Some extra lives can be found as well. It's a hard game, but it feels very fair. You have plenty of time to watch and react to new enemy types, and bosses tend to project which attacks they're about to use, so there's nothing that should really take the player by surprise. It's all about watching and learning, and then skillfully pulling off attacks at the right moment. I was able to make it all the way to Medusa's lair on my first attempt, but I never made it to the end. Victory seemed so close, though, I could feel it! The Curse of Issyos will be available December 15 for PC (or right now, for anyone who has donated to the developer), and can be downloaded for free over at Locomalito's website.
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More free games from Locomalito
The Curse of Issyos is the newest game from indie developer Locomalito, known for releasing a ton of cool freeware games like Hydorah, Maldita Castilla, and L'Abbaye des Morts. He started this particular project back in 2010,...

The Stanley Parable co-creator's new game is out today and has the voice of Rick and Morty

Dec 04 // Jed Whitaker
If you liked The Stanley Parable, like most sane people did, then you're going to at least enjoy this. Dr. Langeskov is a heist game that has players enthralled in a car chase, exploring a booby-trapped mansion, fighting a tiger, and enduring intense weather...or is it? In this narrative-driven exploration game, you'll be toying with the idea of player choice while Mr. Cucumber acts out. Along the way you'll be picking up coins, listening to audio tapes, and dealing with pencil terrorists. Just know that when you play you'll have to wait your turn, only one player at a time.  The whole experience is rather short at around 20 minutes or so, but I've played it through about five times now due to what Crows Crows Crows marketing guy, Michael Cox, told me when I asked him about the length. "It could also be very short," he said. "It could also take longer depending on when you play it. It's...uhh strange." [embed]324273:61382:0[/embed] I pressed Cox on why he specifically said "depending on when you play it" and he responded, "Have you played it twice?" I let him know that I had, and he continued, "Not enough, but you might not notice why right away. Every little thing you find has purpose. Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you go the game will be more deep or more shallow. As people discover what's actually going on, you'll know. It won't be right away." So sounds like there is more than meets the eye. All I know is I've knocked over many brooms, spun many coffee cups, pissed off a tiger, and so far my experience has been largely the same, but maybe you'll find the secret to the game? Or maybe there isn't a secret at all, and I'm being trolled. Hell, maybe I'm a troll. I'm not sure of anything at this point. Depends? It could take you three times that or more
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Also Simon Amstell. Plus it is free
Crows Crows Crows, the new studio formed by The Stanley Parable co-creator William Pugh, just released its first game on Steam for free called Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist....

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Final Fantasy XIV

Play Final Fantasy XIV for free for four days


96 wonderful hours of big burly pirates
Dec 02
// Joe Parlock
Are you a lapsed Final Fantasy XIV player? Did you try it out, only to find it didn’t quite click with you, or maybe you clocked hundreds of hours and, unfortunately, have been unable to renew your subscription? Well, t...
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Games with Gold

December's Xbox Games with Gold will leave you wanting to spend time with family


Kind of a May retread
Nov 24
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox closes out the calendar year not with a bang, but with a whimper. December's free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers have been revealed a bit early this month. Despite the inclusion of an extra title, the whole lot is ...
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Emily is Away

Emily is Away's AOL-style chat hits eerily close to home


It's like a game about my life
Nov 19
// Darren Nakamura
The tagline for Emily is Away is what got me to try it out. "Relive your awkward teenage years." Sure, that sounds like a blast. It's a short text adventure set in the early 2000s and made to look like AOL Instant Messen...
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RE Revelations

Go download the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 for free


Or don't, I'm not working on commission
Nov 17
// Brett Makedonski
Let's have a Big Fantastic Tuesday Giveaway Extravaganza. The prize is the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The winner is you! Well, not you, PC player; you are a loser in this isolated situation. Microsoft and S...
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Free eBook

Amazon has The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers for free


Download Volume 1
Nov 13
// Jordan Devore
Just yesterday, I was reading up on a canceled decades-old Konami fighting game whose character sketches are, uh, better seen than described. What a what-if! The information originated from author John Szczepaniak and his boo...
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EA Access

Random Xbox Live members are getting free EA Access codes


Just in time for Battlefront
Nov 10
// Brett Makedonski
Some Xbox Live users are finding that they suddenly have access to way more EA games than they own. That's the nature of the appropriately-named EA Access -- it's a service that allows unlimited playing of certain titles that...
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Emoji and GIFs

Text like you're in a nuclear wasteland with the official Fallout keyboard


Fallout C.H.A.T.
Nov 03
// Jed Whitaker
Bethesda has released an official Fallout-themed keyboard for iOS and Android called Fallout C.H.A.T. (or, Communications Hub and Transmitter). The app includes a custom keyboard that outputs text in old-timey black and white...
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AC Syndicate

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has a Uplay reward actually worth getting


For once
Oct 31
// Brett Makedonski
Uplay, Ubisoft's digital rights management service and scourge in the eyes of most gamers, had one cool concept once upon a time. When the program launched, it was supposed to reward players by unlocking things through gamep...
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Rocket League mutators

Low gravity and cubic ball are mutators headed to Rocket League in a free update


Watch a preview tomorrow
Oct 28
// Darren Nakamura
Rocket League fans will probably want to just skip ahead and watch the video below. It gives brief mention to the additions Psyonix is making to the car soccer game next month. It goes by pretty quickly, so I took the time to...
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Free games

Steampunk mini-golf game is free on Steam all day


That's a lot of steam
Oct 26
// Brett Makedonski
High in the sky, above the clouds, there is a mini-golf course. That's what Vertiginous Golf would like you to think, anyway. And, up there, rounds are free forever if you click a few buttons right now. Steampunk mini-go...
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Zelda easy bake oven

The Legend of Zelda Maker is a real (unofficial) thing


You can download it now for free
Oct 22
// Jed Whitaker
People have been hoping that the success of Super Mario Maker leads to more "Maker" titles for other Nintendo franchises. Well good news for Zelda fans: your wait is over, sort of. A fan-created The Legend of Zelda...
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Games with Gold

Don't forget to nab your free Xbox Live games


Last call
Sep 30
// Brett Makedonski
You might not think of us as civil servants, but we do. We're here to inform and to remind and to prevent you from forgetting to download free video games. It's a tough gig, but we're always up for a challenge. As such, we'd ...
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Warhammer 40K

Steam's hosting a free weekend for Dawn of War


And not just the first game!
Sep 24
// Jordan Devore
It isn't the weekend yet, but I'm about to have me some fun. Ready up. The Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series is free to play on Steam until Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific. I'd recommend Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising -- they'll...
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Games with Gold

The best game of 2014 is free in October's Games with Gold


Double Walking Dead is underhanded
Sep 24
// Brett Makedonski
This is a drum that I will not quit beating. Valiant Hearts was the best game in 2014. It'll probably be the best game in 2015 too, and for the foreseeable future. The Democrats should run it against Donald Trump in the ...
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Free game

Grab Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee while it's free on Steam


24-hour deal is in effect
Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
Now through September 24, 2015 at 10:00am Pacific, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is free to download and keep on Steam. It's free free -- not one of those only-good-for-the-weekend promotions. Naturally, this deal is a way to get O...
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Deals

Smokin' hot 25% off Phantom Pain for PC, freebie Red Alert 2 returns


Puff up some deals, bro
Sep 19
// Dealzon
Unlike the titles above, the deals this weekend aren't as cheesy. The top Triple-A game of the month on PC, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, snags a nice 25% off at GMG after discount, dropping to only $45. If ...
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Free Amnesia

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is free on Steam


Grab it before tomorrow morning
Sep 15
// Jordan Devore
Halloween in September? I'm down with that. Ahead of SOMA's release on September 22, Frictional Games has made its earlier horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, free on Steam. You have until tomorrow at 10:00am Pacific. The promotion also has the Penumbra titles and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs marked down by 80 percent until Friday at 10:00am Pacific.
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Unsolicited video games

Become the king of junk mail in Papers, Please creator's new game


Play Unsolicited for free now!
Aug 27
// Jed Whitaker
Lucas Pope -- the creator of critical darling Papers, Please -- just released his new game Unsolicited that he created for the Ludum Dare 33 competition in just 48 hours, and you can play it for free! You work for a...
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Amazon Underground

Amazon Underground boasts 'actually free' Android apps and games


Shh, don't tell anybody
Aug 26
// Darren Nakamura
Well this is interesting. Normally we brave, noble Android users get the shaft in terms of software, with iOS set up as the lead platform for a lot of games and developers muttering "we're working on an Android version set to...
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This is not about you!

Control Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in Terminus aka Speed The Game


Sandra is also driving a bus
Aug 15
// Jed Whitaker
If the classic hit movie Speed were turned into a video game it would be Terminus. In case you're not familiar with Speed this is what you need to know: Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are on a bus with a bomb attac...

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