Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super...
Celebrate the launch of the Terra Battle Download Starter campaign by following them on Twitter to receive 5 Energy to get a jumpstart once the game launches. Developed by the legendary Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Terra Battle launches in October..
For a chance at the prize, just push the big blue button below and follow the instructions to earn entries. It's pretty simple! Of course, our Huge members don't need to do a thing; your membership already grants you automatic entry in full. (You can always enter manually to up your odds, though!) You have until October 12, 2014 to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. You can find the full contest rules here.
Wolfire Games' Receiveris a first-person shooter unlike any other I've played.
Instead of a quick button press to reload your gun, here, reloading is a much more realistic, multi-step process that requires effort on your part. As in, you'll need to actually practice. Also, levels are randomized and there are creepy drones out to get you. Good luck!
You can and should experience Receiver, if only for a few moments, especially now that it's free through the Humble Store. Offer's good for today only. Be sure to redeem your Steam key by September 29.
Have you been listening to Radio Destructoid? If not, you really should be! We talk about fun stuff happening in and around the community, highlight the best of the Community Blogs and Forums, and generally just have a grand old time.
Want to get involved with tonight's recording (featuring special guest ChillyBilly)? Why not ask us a question! The person who asks our favorite question will win all my extra codes from the latest Humble Bundle (Gone Home, Gunpoint, Hammerwatch, Luftrausers, Papers, Please, and SteamWorld Dig), so make it a good one!
You have until 9pm Pacific tonight to submit your questions. Have fun!
Now, when I say this is a decent month for Club Nintendo game offers, I'm asking you to focus on Kirby Super Star, Super Punch-Out!!, and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS. Two Super Nintendo classics and an awesome, underplayed puzzler. Go ahead and ignore the rest, if you would.
Gengar only became my favorite Pokémon in the last few years, but now that it's my bestie, I don't see that ever changing. (Sorry, Feraligatr.) Matter of fact, I'd even be willing to step foot in a GameStop for a distribution event related to the ghostly Pokémon -- true love.
There are two events planned for Pokémon X/Y in the United States this year and both require leaving the house. The first one is for a shiny Gengar with its Gengarite Mega Stone, obtainable via a "special code card" at GameStop from October 13 - October 26.
The next event is for Diance -- claim yours from October 27 - November 16 at the game retailer. The Diancite Mega Stone isn't included here; you'll need to earn it in either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire once those titles launch on November 21.
Xbox One-owning Xbox Live Gold members can play Forza Motorsport 5 for free this weekend, starting 12:01 a.m. Pacific time September 4, running through midnight on Sunday. The entire game is available for free play. It's a big ass download so you had better get started.
There's a special race event called Grand Tour of Prague running this weekend, letting you earn a new title and badge for your profile. You'll keep all of your data, so at the end of the weekend you can choose to buy the full title and continue on.
During this weekend event, Xbox Live users in USA can qualify for a chance to win a trip to the Forza Motorsport Grand Prix road Racing Class at Bondurant, located in Arizona. All expenses are paid for the three-day trip.
Mr Destructoid has gotten his greedy little hands on some codes for the Spacecom beta, and he's decided to hand them out to the Dtoid community! (This is actually quite generous of our robot overlord. He normally eats things like this.)
Spacecom is a strategic starfleet command game with a heavy focus on multiplayer, and you can enjoy the beta from today until September 11. To claim your code, just click here! (Huge members, click here for your reserved codes.) Then just login to Steam and redeem it there. Be sure and let us know your thoughts on the game in the comments below!
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Next month's Games with Gold lineup is among the service's best yet.
Xbox 360 owners who are subscribed to Xbox Live Gold can nab Monaco: What's Yours is Mine for free from September 1 - 15, followed by Halo: Reach from September 16 - 30, while Xbox One owners will have all of September to download Super Time Force.
Shame about the Xbox 360 version of Super Time Force not being included here, but if you're thinking of playing it there I'd recommend going for the Ultra PC release instead.
Our friends at Groupees have given us 20 codes for their newest bundle, Be Mine 14! Included in the pack are codes for Meltdown, Little Big Adventure 2, Legacy!, The Racer - Passengers, Vanth - Future Overdrive, Eschalon: Book III, Arcade Block, BloodRayne2, Hydral Collection, Heileen 3: New Horizons, Betrayer, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Whispering Willows, and Consortium. Holy smokes that's a lotta games!
There are two ways to win:
Leave a comment in the thread below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, August 31 at 11:59pm to enter.
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We'll be handing out codes to random tweeters throughout the week. Good luck! And remember, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Try us out!
As part of my slowly-get-out-of-bed routine this morning, I glanced at my inbox and was delighted to see an email pop up on my phone about ChAIR. Could this be it? The announcement of another Shadow Complex? We've been waiting years for a follow-up!
Nah. It was just a press release for some more Infinity Blade stuff.
The studio is preparing its final update for Infinity Blade III, a free download dubbed Kingdom Come. It'll hit the App Store on September 4, 2014. There's going to be a new environment, more items and weapons, a dragon -- the usual. ChAIR has also put out a recap of the series, viewable above, with some of this new content featured here and there.
I liked the original Infinity Blade fine, but I'm eager to see this team move on to another project.
Originally created for the 7DFPS Challenge in 2012, Cloudbase Prime is an attractive-looking low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace and is currently available for free in its 0.2 alpha state. You can download it here.
Set on a floating mining platform above a gas giant, you'll be tasked with destroying robotic enemies using your energy cannon and the Architect: a gizmo that can be used to manipulate the hex-based tiles that the mining platform is constructed from.
The game reminds me a bit of Drunken Robot Pornography, and that's definitely not a bad thing in my book: It's got giant robots, high-flying platforming and first-person shooter elements. Oh yeah, did I mention that it's free?
For an idea of how the game plays, take a look at the developer's Walker Mech combat footage in the video above.
Naughty Dog has been working to address issues with long wait times in The Last of Us' multiplayer matchmaking and while progress has been made on that front, there's more left to do.
"Over the last two weeks, we've discovered that the most significant improvements may come from working with other teams at PlayStation to make updates to some of the existing matchmaking libraries," the studio wrote. As such, it's hard for the teams to nail down a time frame but we're likely looking at a matter of weeks, not months, until the necessary fixes are deployed.
With that mess still ongoing, Naughty Dog has decided that its next pair of maps for Factions will be released for free on PlayStation 3 and PS4. Not all bad news!
As part of a 2K sale on Steam this weekend, the publisher is giving folks a chance to play Borderlands 2 for free on Steam today through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific.
Borderlands 2 has also been marked down to $4.99 to own, or $9.99 if you want the Game of the Year edition and its numerous DLC packs. Elsewhere in the sale, there are discounts on Civilization V ($7.49), BioShock Infinite ($7.49), and XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($7.49).
Oh, and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is $3.99. What, no takers?
David O'Toole, developer of 2x0ng, has just released his newest game, The Testament of the White Cypress. Inspired by games like Ultima and Zork, Cypress follows a monk named Geoffrey as he explores a strange and dangerous world while getting caught up in something much bigger, which maybe includes some time travel? Cypress is a one man show, as David O'Toole did everything. The watercolor art, original soundtrack, writing, and the programming are 100% David which makes this game a labor of love through and through.
The game is a blast to explore and a great way to enjoy an afternoon. David considers this to be episode 1 of a "three episode thing," and if people show interest, more episodes will come. So give it a go! Make sure you read everything, especially the tutorial in the beginning. You won't get an objectives screen blatantly telling you what to do, so be sure to pick up on the hints from the various writings you encounter.