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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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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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I like rusty spoons

The first act of Salad Fingers point-and-click adventure game is out!

Where's May Gone
Aug 09
// Jed Whitaker
Remember Salad Fingers, the creepy online Flash cartoon by David Firth? Well an officially sanctioned point and click adventure game has been in the works for some time, having even been Steam greenlit. The first act is now ...
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Race the Sun

Race the Sun is fantastic, fun, and free today on PC

Can't beat that price
Jul 30
// Brett Makedonski
They say that going solar-powered is a cheap and efficient use of renewable energy. Solar-powered endless runner Race the Sun is the most cost-effective it'll ever be, but for today only. Like the game, it's over when t...
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Web games

There is no Game is a captivating, uh, not-game

So long, fourth wall!
Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
"Save the goat. Save the world." The less you know about There is no Game, the better. Click away! [Via Dennis Wedin]
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Games with Gold

Last call to pick up the first free Xbox 360 game of July

New games tomorrow
Jul 15
// Brett Makedonski
This is like that song "Closing Time," except it's less about a bar shutting down and more about Plants vs. Zombies not being free after today. Maybe that's what the original song was about. I've always been super bad at...
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Origin freebie

Log into Origin again for free Zuma's Revenge

Zen gaming
Jul 09
// Jordan Devore
Origin's last few On the House offers haven't done much for me, but this? I like this! Zuma is one of life's simple pleasures. That, and -- don't judge! -- Feeding Frenzy. For a limited time, Origin users can download the seq...
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Depth celebrates Shark Week with free-to-play weekend

Free content update also available
Jul 07
// Ben Davis
Depth, the terrifying underwater multiplayer game which pits sharks against divers, is rolling out a ton of neat stuff this week for Shark Week. Beginning Thursday at 10:00am PT, Depth will be free to play on Steam for the we...
Thanks to Opium Pulses' & Flying Bundle
Thanks to our friends over at Opium Pulses'  and the good folks at Flying Bundle, we have three copies of their Stay Positive bundle to giveaway! The bundle is a collection of positively rated games, hand picked by Opium...

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For the kids!

Give $6 to help kids, get into the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta

Extra Life for kids!
Jul 03
// Jed Whitaker
I'm a big fan of Extra Life, the gaming-based charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals treat injured and ill children regardless of their parents' ability to pay. How great is that? As if do...

Dtoid/GameFan digital magazine is now free for everybody!

Jul 03 // Jonathan Holmes
Perhaps most importantly, this issue features exclusive artwork by the guy who made this space duck. As much as I love words, the art here is really the star of the show. There's so much beautiful stuff, paying tribute to franchises like MOTHER/EarthBound, Street Fighter, Smash Bros., Splatoon, and a lot more. Our exclusive Bloodstained cover art isn't too shabby, either. I've had to look at it just about every day for the past month and a half, and I'm still not sick of it.  To download the magazine for you computer, tablet or phone, go here, start an account, and enter code DTOID0215. You can pre-order the print version of the magazine over here, though orders are filling up fast.  
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Tell your friends!
Full disclosure: I was initially against the idea of allowing people to download the debut issue of Destructoid/GameFan magazine for free. That's not because I want money. My paycheck won't change regardless of how many issue...

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Free Steam weekend

A bunch of Total War games are free to play this weekend

Have a favorite?
Jun 25
// Jordan Devore
My goodness, Creative Assembly's tactical Total War series has been around for 15 years now. There's a sale for the occasion, naturally, but it goes further than that: Shogun: Total War and Medieval: Total War have landed on ...
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Games with Gold

Games with Gold just got twice as good on Xbox One

Two games instead of one
Jun 25
// Brett Makedonski
We're winding down the month, which means it's again that time where Microsoft lets its Xbox Live Gold subscribers know the new titles they'll get for free as part of Games with Gold. But, this announcement comes with a nice ...
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Now that is hot

Half-Life and Hotline Miami mashup Half-Line Miami coming soon

I got it for the low, low
Jun 21
// Jed Whitaker
A new fan made game that mashes up Half-Life and Hotline Miami is coming soon for the low, low price of free. Developer Thomas Kole has built Half-Line Miami on a custom engine from the ground up. From the looks of it t...
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The Bard's Tale IV

Back The Bard's Tale IV kickstarter, get three Bard games free

Well. If you pay $20+, anyways
Jun 11
// Vikki Blake
Back The Bard's Tale IV's Kickstarter Campaign with $20 or more of your hard-earned cash, and you'll secure yourself the "free incentive" of the first three games in the series for free. That's full versions of The ...
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Win one of 10 bundles!
Our friends at Groupees are back again, and have the Be Mine 20 Bundle going! To celebrate they've given us 10 codes to hand out to the Destructoid community! The Be Mine 20 Bundle is a game and music bundle which helps sup...

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I wish I was a baller

Regular Human Basketball is a beautiful monstrosity

For two to ten players
Jun 01
// Jordan Devore
The creators of Crawl have come out with a free game for Windows, Mac, and Linux that has friends jumping aboard giant basketball-playing robots and controlling their individual mechanisms to perform different functions. Reg...
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Games with Gold

Hey, you: Go download Massive Chalice for free on Xbox One

I'm talking to you, Gold subscriber
Jun 01
// Brett Makedonski
Yeah, this is a public service announcement, because I am a public servant and it's my duty to inform you, the public. This isn't important on the scale of "We're going to war with Mongolia" or "Kylie Jenner's shorts are so s...
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Massive Chalice and Just Cause 2 highlight June's Games with Gold

Maybe more's in store at E3
May 28
// Brett Makedonski
June is almost upon us, and as is tradition, it'll be quite a busy month in the video game world. E3's set to take place in just a few weeks, at which point we'll get a ton of news about upcoming titles. It's like your birthd...
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Evolve free update

Evolve's free new Arena Mode forgoes the foreplay

You're out of a job, Trapper
May 26
// Jordan Devore
As a hunter, my experience with Evolve often involved catching a glimpse of the beast, giving chase, and then losing its zigzagging trail ad infinitum until it came back all beefed up to wipe us out. If only there were some w...
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Blizzard apologises for Hearthstone f*ckery with free cards

Lok'tar Ogoddamnitilagged
May 12
// Joe Parlock
Last week was a bit shit for EU Hearthstone players. As reported by PC Gamer, server problems and lag really made it a pain in the arse to play, and some players even dropped out of their games early, resulting in them being ...

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