Awesomenauts Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Awesomenauts RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Steam and GOG Both Giving Away Free Games This Weekend Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:02:39 -0400 Brian Crimmins

This weekend marks yet another Free Weekend on Steam. Valve has been doing these for a while, so what makes this particular weekend newsworthy? Scale. Usually, Steam makes a very small number of games free for its Free Weekends. From today until Sunday (10/16 - 10/19), the following ten games are free on Steam:

Also newsworthy is the timing. Earlier this week, GOG announced their own version of a free weekend. GOG is launching the beta for their multiplayer service, GOG Galaxy. To promote and test the service, GOG will be giving away Aliens Versus Predator Classic 2000 for free to those who sign up for Galaxy. This would currently be the only way for people to get the game.

A reaction to GOG Galaxy?

Taken together, we can guess why Steam chose this weekend for such a big free weekend. Until now, GOG and Steam have addressed different needs in the gaming community. While some of their libraries overlap, each generally serves their own purpose: Steam appeals to a general audience, while GOG caters to those who like older games. However, GOG Galaxy might cut into Steam's audience. The Free Weekend, although minor, might be a cutthroat way of pre-empting the impact Galaxy might have.

Awesomenauts Patch 1.14 is Now Live! Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:20:23 -0500 Joseph Rowe

Awesomenauts takes what MOBAs do, simplifies it a little bit, and adds a whole lot more charm. That doesn't stop it from giving its players a chance to get recognized for their skills, though.

The leader boards for Awesomenauts have just been reset to commence Season 1's arrival. If you're looking to get into the competitive scene for the game, now would be the chance. If you have already been in it and are concerned your previous accomplishments will have been for (awesome)naught, don't worry: the Season 0 leader boards are still up for view, as well.

In addition to Season 1 going live, two new skins have been released. The first one is a pimp themed outfit for Froggy G. entitled Pimpy G. The next one is a spy-esque costume for Yuri called Double O Yuri.

It's good to see that Ronimo Games are keeping up with releases for Awesomenauts. It's a fun, quirky game that definitely deserves some continued love. Hopefully Season 1 draws in even more fans.