Free Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Free RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Amnesia Collection Free on Humble Bundle until January 27 https://www.gameskinny.com/u1fe2/amnesia-collection-free-on-humble-bundle-until-january-27 https://www.gameskinny.com/u1fe2/amnesia-collection-free-on-humble-bundle-until-january-27 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:42:40 -0500 SinOfApathy

Humble Bundle, an online retailer with a focus on charity, currently has the Amnesia Collection available for free on their site. The pack includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Amnesia is a classic horror game that has you exploring dark and creepy areas and solving puzzles whilst hiding from the terrifying monsters that roam the corridors. The first title features a unique sanity system which will have the player experience hallucinations after witnessing unsettling events. It also includes community-made custom maps, which increase the replay value of the game.

The deal is only available temporarily and will end on January 27 at 1 p.m. EST. 

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Four New Digimon Revealed for Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory https://www.gameskinny.com/gv8ht/four-new-digimon-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory https://www.gameskinny.com/gv8ht/four-new-digimon-revealed-for-digimon-story-cyber-sleuth-hackers-memory Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:54:39 -0500 Erroll Maas

After a successful 2018 retweet campaign, Bandai Namco has revealed four new Digimon which will be added to Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory through a free update.

The new Digimon are Ryudamon (Rookie level); Ginryumon (Champion level); Hisyaryumon (Ultimate level); and Owryumon (Megal level). These Digimon are all part of the same digivolution line and  were previously only obtainable in the Digimon Battle and Digimon Masters MMORPGs.

What's notable about the Mega-level Digimon Owryumon is that it can combine with fellow Mega-level Digimon Alphamon (pictured above) to become Alphamon Ouryuken. Although it has not yet been confirmed whether Alphamon will be obtainable, it was previously obtainable in the first Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth video game, and a fifth new Digimon has also been announced to be added through a free update (but it has not yet been revealed). Alphamon Ouryuken was also only previously obtainable in Digimon Masters.

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 14, 2017, and will release in North America and Europe on January 19,2018. The PlayStation Vita version released in the West will be digital only. Those who pre-order either version of the game will receive exclusive Digimon and costumes.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory news leading up to its Western release.

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January 2018's Free PS Plus Games Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/uzvvv/january-2018s-free-ps-plus-games-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/uzvvv/january-2018s-free-ps-plus-games-announced Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:56:25 -0500 bluedeviledegg

Christmas may be over, but Sony's got a few more gifts under the cyber-tree to help you rock in the new year. January's free PlayStation Plus lineup is one of the best we've seen in a while, and we can't think of a better hangover cure than free, quality games.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

One of our top games of 2016, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the latest installment in the acclaimed cyberpunk Deus Ex series. Featured Contributor Ty Arthur believes that this version of Adam Jensen's dystopian adventure is "among the best the series has to offer," scoring it a solid 9 out of 10 augmentations.

Batman: The Telltale Series

[Image Courtesy of DC Database]

The Dark Knight gets the Telltale treatment in this five-part point-and-click adventure. You'll reckon with the likes of Catwoman, The Penguin, and Two-Face all over again in Batman: The Telltale Series. Only this time, you'll do it in that signature Telltale fashion. Batman never looked so stylish.

 

StarBlood Arena (VR)

What's that you say? You've got a shiny, new PSVR headset, and you're dying for some intense arena combat? Sony's got your virtual back with StarBlood Arena. You'll blast other ships out of the galaxy in multiplayer mayhem -- that is, if you don't get obliterated first.

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What do you think about January's free PS Plus games? Do these satisfy that AAA itch so many of you have been talking about? Let us know in the comments below!

 

[Header Video Courtesy of PlayStation.blog]

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November’s Seven Free PlayStation Plus Games Are Now Available! https://www.gameskinny.com/6s9f1/novembers-seven-free-playstation-plus-games-are-now-available https://www.gameskinny.com/6s9f1/novembers-seven-free-playstation-plus-games-are-now-available Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:28:29 -0500 KatherineZell

It’s that time again. All PlayStation Plus members can download seven titles for free on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Six of the seven titles will be available from November 7th until December 5th. The seventh, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, will be available through January 2nd. Until Dawn is also a PSVR title.

PlayStation 4 owners can download four games, one thanks to Cross-Buy with the Vita. There’s Dungeon Punks for Vita and PlayStation 4, which is an Action RPG that provides entertainment with friends, against friends, and solo. PlayStation 4 also gets Worms Battlegrounds, which is described on the PlayStation Store as bringing “friends and families together in the noble pursuit of self‐improvement, world domination and exploding sheep.”

There is also Bound, a game all about dance. Players have the option to experience the game completely with PSVR, navigating the world via modern-dance-inspired moves. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood finishes off PlayStation 4’s list. This game requires PlayStation VR and Camera and is for those of us who celebrate Halloween all year round with horror games.

PlayStation 3 owners have been gifted with Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic and R-Type Dimensions, while Vita owners can enjoy Dungeon Punks and Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2).

Here’s the complete list with links to the PlayStation Store:

PlayStation 4:

Worms Battlegrounds 
Dungeon Punks (PS4 and Vita) 
Bound 
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood 

PlayStation 3:

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic 
R-Type Dimensions 

Vita:

Dungeon Punks 
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2)

Which games are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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Waiting for the Metroid 2 Remake? Try AM2R. https://www.gameskinny.com/ggovd/waiting-for-the-metroid-2-remake-try-am2r https://www.gameskinny.com/ggovd/waiting-for-the-metroid-2-remake-try-am2r Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:00:01 -0400 Will Dowell

Metroid Samus Returns, a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus, is coming to the 3DS this September. Considered the black sheep of the Metroid series, the original Game Boy release aged poorly due to the technological limitations of the handheld. With a new remake on the way, fans are excited to explore the world of SR-388 once again.

For those who can't wait for some Metroid action, there is a fantastic fan game already available for you. AM2R, which stands for Another Metroid 2 Remake, recreates Metroid 2: Return Of Samus with Super Metroid style gameplay.

While the overall objective of AM2R is the same as the original -- kill all of the Metroids -- the difference in quality is astounding. Samus controls fluidly and has multi-directional shooting that makes combat satisfying and clean. Navigation has improved with a tighter jump and the ability to navigate tight ledges. Most importantly, AM2R has a detailed map, allowing the player to track exploration throughout Planet SR-388. All of this was lacking to some degree in the original release. 

In addition to better navigation, many small inconveniences have been ironed out in this remake. For example, save points now restore health and ammunition, removing the need to grind or backtrack to regain items. Additionally, weapons stack, allowing you to gather weapons without the fear you lost an important item.

These new abilities and advantages are put to the test with the increased danger of the Metroids. In the original release, the Metroids barely put up a fight and were boring, but now they're dangerous and challenging. AM2R forces players to think on their feet and master the controls. Admittedly, some fights may feel unfair due to the low amount of invincibility frames, but those frustrations are overshadowed by the engagement seen in these fights.

Metroids are not the only dangerous foes in this remake. Powerful new bosses have been scattered throughout the world, testing the player's mastery over Samus' abilities. To handle these fights, players must use all of their weapons and items, including future series staples such as Super Missiles and Power Bombs.

However, what turns this from a fun remake into a must-play is the overhauled world. While AM2R continues the linearity of Metroid 2, each individual area feels interconnected and satisfying to explore. While the original made backtracking a chore with indistinguishable environments, AM2R makes each part of its world distinct and recognizable. This exploration is further enhanced with all new areas that utilize Samus's new arsenal. These added environments allow returning players to become lost in a once familiar alien world.

While the original's pea green world was impressive for its time, AM2R blows it out of the water with visuals that rival Nintendo's best. Every screen conveys the alien atmosphere that made Metroid so interesting to explore. AM2R understands how to update a game's art style while still providing the core engagement.

And the best part is that it's all free. There are some glitches here and there, but fans have continued to patch the game. While Nintendo has taken down the original source, it is still possible to download the game off of other websites. Not only is AM2R a great fan game, but it rivals the games it sought to imitate. Metroid Samus Returns will have to work hard to compete against this fantastic remake.

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8 Awesome and Totally Free Resources for Aspiring Game Developers https://www.gameskinny.com/ichi1/8-awesome-and-totally-free-resources-for-aspiring-game-developers https://www.gameskinny.com/ichi1/8-awesome-and-totally-free-resources-for-aspiring-game-developers Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:00:01 -0400 LuckyJorael

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There are a ton of more resources out there for game developers -- I’ve just highlighted what I believe are the most awesome ones here. Game development can be tough, so hopefully these resources will help.

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Use this list as a starting point, and go make the best game ever! But don’t forget to come back here, and let us know what free resources you used on your way to indie game stardom in the comments.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

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MIT OpenCourseWare is an online hub where the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has placed more than 2,000 of its courses online for free. There are 20+ courses related to game theory (though not all of them apply, of course), and more programming and software design courses than you can shake a proverbial stick at. There are also business and marketing courses, so you can learn how to sell your game once you’re done!

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[image courtesy of MIT]

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r/gamedesign

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[Image courtesy of Reddit]

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GameDev.net

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Gamedev.net hosts a large amount of articles and tutorials for game developers, as well as specialized forums for design, art, programming, and even the business side of things! The site is a great way to find out new things, get new ideas, and troubleshoot problems with other like-minded developers.

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[Image courtesy of GameDev.net]

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2D Game Art Guru

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2D Game Art Guru is a blog about game art with non-artists (specifically programmers) in mind. Blogger Chris Hildenbrand guides readers through animation, vector drawing, and game asset modularity, as well as a ton of other subjects that can make a game developer’s life a lot easier.

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[Image courtesy of 2DGameArtGuru]

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GitHub Education Pack

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The GitHub Education Pack is a free suite of services and programs for students (valid student email and issued ID card are required) that has everything an indie game dev would need -- aside from the ideas, programming, and art.

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GitHub has things like web hosting, pattern analysis tools, email infrastructure, cloud services, and code review, as well as access to the Unreal 4 Engine game development suite. Essentially, every peripheral a game developer might need is included in this educational treasure trove.

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[Image courtesy of GitHub]

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Extra Credits

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Extra Credits is another YouTube channel that covers game design, and each video focuses on particular aspects of storytelling, design choices, or parts of the development cycle. The Extra Credits team does some pretty amazing groundwork, and the videos are polished and entertaining -- so expect to stay on the channel for a while.

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[Image courtesy of BecauseGamesMatter]

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Pixel Prospector

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Pixel Prospector has a massive free guide for game development that covers everything from design and programming to art, business, and marketing. You can’t go wrong taking a look at their guide, and it’s a wonderful reference or jumping-off point for fledgling game developers.

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[Image courtesy of PixelProspector]

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GDCVault

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GDCVault’s YouTube channel is chock full of insightful discussions and informative videos that will help you take a look at your overall game design – or the minutiae of your game – and decode why you made it that way. Sometimes design choices are happy accidents, but most of the time they’re solid choices that make the game better, and GDCVault can help you get there.

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So, you’ve decided that you’re going to make the next hit indie game. You’ve got a killer idea, and maybe even an alpha build of the game you’re working on. But something’s snagged, and you’re not sure what to do next.

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Don’t worry, we’re here to help! This list has a ton of awesome resources designed to help you make the next hit game and become that developer that everyone looks to for new games. Hit the next slide to find out what you’ll want to check out to help you make the best game ever.

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StarCraft and Starcraft: Brood War are Free with Latest Patch https://www.gameskinny.com/bd008/starcraft-and-starcraft-brood-war-are-free-with-latest-patch https://www.gameskinny.com/bd008/starcraft-and-starcraft-brood-war-are-free-with-latest-patch Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:21:31 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Earlier today Blizzard released patch notes for StarCraft: Brood WarIn this press release there were several small additions and bug fixes. A few of the more notable additions are:

  1. Support for Windowed mode and Fullscreen Windowed mode were added.
  2. An Actions Per Minute display option was added.
  3. Multiplayer was made more responsive.
  4. Popular Maps was added to assist in finding, well, popular maps (and game types).
  5. An observer mode was added.
  6. Replays will now autosave.

With the addition of an Actions Per Minute counter, an observer mode, and auto saving for replays it seems as if the developers sought to add in quality of life features that helped assist hardcore players' training.

There was also a small tidbit thrown in there: StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free via battle.net. So developers are now apparently nonchalantly dropping the prices of their classic games to free while continuing to patch them like they are Beyonce or something.

If you have never played these classic games, then you can follow the links on the official StarCraft website to download it for Mac or PC.

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Extended Free Trial Announced for Dishonored 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/5x4xn/extended-free-trial-announced-for-dishonored-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/5x4xn/extended-free-trial-announced-for-dishonored-2 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 04:48:19 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

This morning Bethesda announced on their official blog that an extended free trial of Dishonored 2 would be made available via PSN Store, Xbox Live, and Steam on April 6th.

The trial can be played through using either of the game's 2 unique protagonists: Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano (the protagonist from the first game). The free trial seems to be quite extensive as it features the first 3 missions in the game. To accommodate the trial's length, if or when you upgrade to the full game your saves will be brought over as well.

This seems to offer quite a bit of content for its free price tag. I'd imagine you could potentially get several hours out of this, especially if you play through with both characters. The blog post does not seem to indicate that this is a limited time offer.

Since it's release Dishonored 2 received updates which retroactively added in a mission select and an extra difficulty setting (among other things).

GameSkinny's review of the game is rather positive, saying that is made "a huge step forward from its predecessor" is almost every aspect. But what do you think? Do you really enjoy being able to play a game before you buy it, or is it just too late to release a demo?

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Persona 5 DLC Schedule Updated with Prices and Release Dates https://www.gameskinny.com/f8kk7/persona-5-dlc-schedule-updated-with-prices-and-release-dates https://www.gameskinny.com/f8kk7/persona-5-dlc-schedule-updated-with-prices-and-release-dates Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:48:50 -0400 Erroll Maas

The website for the long-anticipated JRPG, Persona 5has been updated with a list of all free and paid DLC items that will come with the game following its release next week. Free items for the game will be coming all throughout April, June, and July. 

Here's all the DLC you can expect for Persona 5, organized by release date. Each date listed below is for 2017.

April 4

This is the worldwide release date for Persona 5, and all DLC released on this date is free. On this day, players can look forward to:

 

  • Healing Item Set
  • Japanese Audio Track
  • New Difficult Level Challenge
  • Skill Card Set

 

April 11

This is the first round of paid DLC. The costume & BGM special sets are priced at $6.99, while the picaro sets will run players $2.99. Players will be able to pick up:

  • Persona 3 Costume & BGM Special Set 
  • Persona 4 Costume & BGM Special Set 
  • Persona 5 Regular Clothes & School Uniforms Set - Free
  • Izanagi & Izanagi Picaro Set
  • Orpheus & Orpheus Picaro Set
April 18

Some of the DLC released on this day will be free, while some will be paid. Just like the items releasing on April 11, the costume and BGM sets will run $6.99, while the picaro sets will cost $2.99.

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Persona 20th Anniversary Logo Morgana Car Sticker (Free)
  • Persona 2 Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Persona 5 Phantom Thieves Logo Morgana Car Sticker (Free)
  • Shin Megami Tensei If...Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Kaguya & Kaguya Picaro Set
  • Magatsu Izanagi & Magatsu Izanagi Picaro Set
  • Thanatos & Thanatos Picaro Set
April 25

This date will see another mix of free and paid DLC. The prices for the BGM and picaro sets are the same as listed above. 

  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Persona 5 Swimsuit Set (Free)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Ariadne & Ariadne Picaro Set
  • Asterius & Asterius Picaro Set
  • Tsukyomi & Tsukyomi Picaro Set
May 2

Players are going to see even more costume sets and picaro sets, still with the same prices as all others released on previous dates.

  • Catherine Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha Costume & BGM Special Set
  • Messiah & Messiah Picaro Set
June 6

On this date, players will get a single free costume set.

  • Persona 5 Maid & Butler Costume Set (Free)
July 11

This is the final date listed for planned DLC in Persona 5. It features only one free costume set. 

  • Persona 5 Christmas Costume Set (Free)

Persona 5 is set to release worldwide on April 4, 2017 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The game released in Japan on September 15, 2016. Players can check out the official Persona 5 website for more information about the game or its upcoming DLC.

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Is Mass Effect Andromeda's Companion App Worth the Download? https://www.gameskinny.com/w6ztu/is-mass-effect-andromedas-companion-app-worth-the-download https://www.gameskinny.com/w6ztu/is-mass-effect-andromedas-companion-app-worth-the-download Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:02 -0400 ThatGamersAsylum

Alongside the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, EA released a companion app for the multiplayer mode called Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex HQ. This app allows you to customize your multiplayer characters by changing their loadout and applying skill points. It also allows you to view leaderboards and other various, non-gameplay related features.

If you do not have PS+ or Xbox Live Gold, then this app will be of no use to you as you will not be able to access the multiplayer and thus utilize the app. However, even if you don't plan on playing the multiplayer this app will still potentially be of interest thanks to the Apex Missions.

Apex Missions & Strike Teams

Apex Missions are generic missions that you send teams on to earn rewards. These work very similar to the assassin missions that started in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and continued into future entries. There are specific Apex Missions which you can either send a team to complete in the background or that you can participate in using your multiplayer characters. However, the app obviously does not allow you to play the game.

Mass Effect: Andromeda, strike teamsIt's actually pretty cool that you can play some of the Apex missions.

Other than that, the only noteworthy part of Apex missions is its rewards. If your Strike Team successfully completes their missions, then your single player character will be rewarded with credits, crafting materials, or even potentially weapons/gear (presuming you have the necessary perk). This makes Apex missions useful; thus, making the Apex HQ app useful.

Moreover, you can use "Team Funds", which are also earned from the Apex missions, to either buy loot packs for your multiplayer campaign or to buy modifiers that increase Apex mission success rates.

Of particular note is that you can send strike teams on missions while you are away from the game. Are you busy at the dinner table? Watching your kid's soccer game? Writing an article about the Mass Effect Andromeda Apex HQ app? Well, you can send strike teams out during any of those times with a few screen taps!

Mass Effect: Andromeda, time, statsI put in 300 hours into ME3 MP, so I am 'glad' it is easily viewable now.  

Sadly, the app does not let you really do much while you are playing the game -- multiplayer or single player -- which felt odd. For instance, in the single player, the only way to send out strike teams is by going to your ship, or the Nexus. Both of these are usually out of your way diversions that take several minutes to reach. Using the app while the game was open would make it exponentially more useful -- it could cut down on one of the more monotonous tasks in the game.

This also extends to the app's other basic functions, however. As you are unable to learn new skills or change loadouts while the game is turned on. At least you can still look at the leaderboards, right? 

Mass Effect: Andromeda, error screenYou'll be seeing this way too often. 

Verdict

Most of the features in this app are not particularly useful or noteworthy. Changing your loadout or leveling up your characters is not useful unless you are actively playing the game. And I have never understood the point in viewing leaderboards, much more needing to carry it around with you.

That being said, the Apex HQ app makes Apex missions much more palatable. It ensures that you can easily keep missions going around the clock, even when you do not get the chance to boot up the game. Or in my case, know that booting up the game will probably result in wasted hours of my day that should have been writing about companion apps.

As such, I would say the app is as useful to you as you find the rewards from the Apex missions to be. That is to say that if you think the rewards are great, then this app is a must have. If you couldn’t give a crap about the rewards and find it annoying to check in on the app every few hours, then don’t bother. There is nothing to see here.

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DiRT 3 Complete Edition Free for a Limited Time https://www.gameskinny.com/hvyno/dirt-3-complete-edition-free-for-a-limited-time https://www.gameskinny.com/hvyno/dirt-3-complete-edition-free-for-a-limited-time Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:40:15 -0500 Nam T. Bui

Humble Bundle is currently giving away DiRT 3 Complete Edition, the rallying video game developed and published by Codemasters.

Set at $30 on Steam, this package includes the base game and all of the DLC packs, with the total value of more than $60 at the time of releasing. In order to get this game, an active account of Humble Bundle is required to obtain the game key. The account could also be registered with no cost. The giveaway of DiRT 3 Complete Edition is scheduled to end on 17:00 GMT 12th November 2016 (12pm ET). If you want DiRT 3 Complete Edition for free, be sure to jump on it quickly.

DiRT 3 is the third entry of Colin McRae's DiRT rally video game series with significant improvements from the previous edition. The game includes new rally tracks across 3 continents, from the forests of Michigan to the famous roads of Finland, and the national parks of Kenya. Competitive racers can find themselves suitable in modes like Rallycross, Trailblazer and Land Rush.

DiRT 3 also features the all-new Gymkhana mode, inspired by Ken Block’s freestyle driving event. The game is powered by Codemasters' EGO Engine with stunning DirectX 11 effects like water and cloth tessellation. At first, DiRT 3 was released using the now-defunct Games for Windows Live. On 1st April 2015, Codemasters re-released the game with Steamworks as a replacement.

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Confirmed as the Next Free Game in Ubi 30 Event https://www.gameskinny.com/zk0jo/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-confirmed-as-the-next-free-game-in-ubi-30-event https://www.gameskinny.com/zk0jo/far-cry-3-blood-dragon-confirmed-as-the-next-free-game-in-ubi-30-event Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:20:58 -0400 Nam T. Bui

Ubisoft has been generous in recent months by giving away one game per month for the 30th anniversary of company's establishment. This November, the Ubi 30 event continues with the latest free first-person shooter: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.

Based on the recent giveaways, the game should be available at no cost from 15th November to 15th December. In order to get this game, a Ubisoft account is required to confirm the game's ownership, and the Uplay app must installed on your PC for the game download. 

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is the stand-alone expansion of the critically acclaimed open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3. Although it has an identical world layout and uses the same engine, the expansion is set in "an 80s VHS vision of the future" where the player must "get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world".

Blood Dragon's gameplay has major changes from the original game -- a simple leveling system, the removal of crafting features, and an arsenal of sci-fi weapons. Even so, it received positive reception from game critics, with an average score of 82/100 in Metacritic (PC version). It is also considered to be the fastest selling downloadable title in Ubisoft history, with 1 million copies sold in 2013.

While waiting 12 more days to unlock Blood Dragon, Ubisoft fans can grab action-platformer Beyond Good & Evil, which is currently free as part of the Ubi 30 event.

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PES 2017's First Two Updates Will Add 4K Support, Match Enhancements, & More! https://www.gameskinny.com/zuhlj/pes-2017s-first-two-updates-will-add-4k-support-match-enhancements-more https://www.gameskinny.com/zuhlj/pes-2017s-first-two-updates-will-add-4k-support-match-enhancements-more Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:49:37 -0400 Angie Harvey

Konami has revealed details for PES 2017's upcoming free updates, which are set to release over the next two months. The first update will be available at the end of October, with a second update to follow at the end of November.

The October 1.02 update is set to introduce improved facial likenesses to over 39 players within the game, thanks to their excellent performance in the early part of the season. You can expect to see photo-realistic reproductions of the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder, Mario Lemina and Denis Suarez, to name a few. These updated players will also see their individual playing styles recreated within the game.

Fans can also look forward to updated pitch side hoardings and the introduction of new official boot styles, where players will have the option to chose from a variety of different studs.

One of the biggest announcements to come from the November 1.03 update is that Konami will be taking full advantage of the PS4 Pro by introducing a 4K resolution mode within PES 2017. The 4K resolution mode will run at 60 FPS and add greater visual definition to the game.

The November update will also bring new content that is focused around Konami's partnership with Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, where you will see extensive additions that are designed to reflect the match day experience at these clubs. Fans will also be able to experience the iconic Liverpool stadium, Anfield, as it will be add to PES 2017 where it will showcase the club's brand new stand. Liverpool chants such as "You'll Never Walk Alone" will also be added into the game, along with Borussia Dortmund's fully replicated Signal Iduna Park grounds.

More details regarding the upcoming updates will be revealed soon, however, you can check out the full update announcement here

Don't be surprised if you see more free updates for PES 2017 over the coming months as Konami is fully committed to improving the on-field and presentation elements of PES 2017. You can check out our full review on PES 2017 where we scored the game an 8 out of 10.

Are you looking forward to the new PES 2017 updates? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Get Beyond Good and Evil for free https://www.gameskinny.com/emb1q/get-beyond-good-and-evil-for-free https://www.gameskinny.com/emb1q/get-beyond-good-and-evil-for-free Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:33:14 -0400 David Fields

Ubisoft, in celebration of it's 30th anniversary, is giving away seven games. So far the list includes: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Splinter Cell, Rayman Origins and The Crew. These were given away between June and September of this year. This month, they are giving away Beyond Good and Evil.

The cult classic hit, directed by Michel Ancel, was considered a commercial failure when it was first released, in 2003. Even though it was praised at the time (it received a nomination for game of the year, in 2004), but when it was re-released for the Xbox 360 it did very well.

Here, a trailer for the HD edition.

Maybe one of the reasons they are giving it away, and perhaps a reason to play the game, is the fact that the sequel -- Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently in pre-production.

The only catch is that you have to play it on Uplay, the online gaming platform of Ubisoft. 

It's important to keep in mind that each game is free for a limited time. There are still two games, currently unknown titles, scheduled to be given for free in November and December.

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Uncharted 4 Receives A New Map & Teases The Return Of Old Favorites https://www.gameskinny.com/njoeb/uncharted-4-receives-a-new-map-teases-the-return-of-old-favorites https://www.gameskinny.com/njoeb/uncharted-4-receives-a-new-map-teases-the-return-of-old-favorites Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:06:49 -0400 Angie Harvey

Naughty Dog has unveiled a brand new map as part of Uncharted 4's second major multiplayer DLC release that is available now as part of a free update

Home to the lush ruins of an abandoned pirate colony, New Devon is inspired by Uncharted 4's campaign and is said to be one of the largest maps to-date. New Devon's sheer size and wide open exteriors makes it the ideal map for those that prefer long-range engagements as there are numerous vantage points all over the map. The map also caters for those that prefer more of a run-and-gun style as there is no shortage of corridors for close-quarter combat.

Update 1.12 also changes the way players can earn rewards. Previously players were only able to obtain relics by completing challenges, however, players can now acquire these relics by completing and winning matches. Additionally, premium DLC skins and pre-set outfits have been added to vanity chests, providing players with the opportunity to now purchase these items at a reduced relic cost.

Along with the update, Naughty Dog has announced a sale for the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Store where players can find discounts from 33% to 62% on all DLC Relics. The sale will start this Friday, September 2, and will last until Friday, September 16.

Ranked Team Deathmatch has also kicked off Season 2 with a number of new rewards available for players to obtain. The ranked matches have also received a number of balancing changes to help make the competitive experience more rewarding for solo players. Full details on Uncharted 4's latest update can be found on their official website.

Naughty Dog have also teased the release of their next major DLC which will arrive in September. The DLC is dubbed 'Bounty Hunters' and will see a new map, game-type, personalization items, the return of an old favorite, the Village, and a lot more.

Let us know your thoughts on Uncharted 4's latest DLC in the comments section below!

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Pokémon Uranium Download Removed from Website by Creators https://www.gameskinny.com/3mf05/pokemon-uranium-download-removed-from-website-by-creators https://www.gameskinny.com/3mf05/pokemon-uranium-download-removed-from-website-by-creators Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:55:47 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

Pokémon Uranium, the unofficial Pokémon fan game developed by JV and Involuntary Twitch, has had it's download links removed from the official website by the creators themselves.

The game contains over 150 new Pokémon as well as a new Pokémon type called Nuclear. It took 9 whole years to develop and had already been downloaded over 1.5 million times before the links were taken down. This was after only being fully released last week.

The creators of the game have released an official statement on Pokémon Uranium's Twitter page explaining their reasoning for taking eliminating downloads.

 

The general gist of their statement is that they have been notified by others of multiple takedown notices from lawyers that represented Nintendo of America (although they have not been personally contacted themselves); And have decided to respect their wishes and remove their official download links. 

While the official channels of receiving the game are gone, the game itself is not. The creators also stated that they will continue to update the community with news about the game as it happens, and that discussion of the game, as well as sharing it through content on forums and YouTube, will be supported and welcomed by them.

The fate of the game being available to download at a later date is still up in the air for now, but with the support of the devoted developers and the growing fan base, this will likely not be the last that we hear about Pokémon Uranium. 

 

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New FREE puzzle platformer Eraser available now on iOS & Android https://www.gameskinny.com/lf07t/new-free-puzzle-platformer-eraser-available-now-on-ios-android https://www.gameskinny.com/lf07t/new-free-puzzle-platformer-eraser-available-now-on-ios-android Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:42:46 -0400 Amy Turnbull

Independent games developer Hiker Games has released a new, high-end mobile game this week across iOS and Android. 

Eraser is a puzzle platformer set in a world built upon a designer's blueprint. In it, you play an overworked designer that finds himself trapped inside his own work. In order to escape, you must work your way through a series of fast-paced physics puzzles, which are 'erased' as you complete them. Collecting stars along the way opens up new chapters for the protagonist to progress through to get ever-closer to completing his project.

The game boasts 70+ levels across 6 chapters, and despite its size and quality, it is completely, 100% free to download and play. CEO of Hiker Games, Nguyen Tuan Huy, explains how the developers wished to try something brand new for mobile gaming - offering high quality gaming for free, but without using the usual free-to-play methods: "Instead of IAPs or ads,[Eraser has] an honors system featuring a ‘donation’ area where players who truly enjoy [the game] can contribute.” 

Eraser is available for download now on the App Store and Google Play.

Interview source: GamesPress.com

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Free Miitomo Rewards Coming Soon! https://www.gameskinny.com/l58vs/free-miitomo-rewards-coming-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/l58vs/free-miitomo-rewards-coming-soon Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:06:32 -0400 Austin Katz

Miitomo and Super Mario are teaming up to bring Miitomo users exclusive in game rewards.

The promotion started yesterday with a Twitter poll asking fans to vote for their favorite tee shirt. The shirt with the most votes is being given away in game to Miitomo users. Fans were able to choose from a Bowser tee, Boo tee, Goomba tee and a Blooper tee. The results are as follows:

 

The Boo tee will be available starting on the 28th.

In addition, fans whose Miitomo accounts are linked to their My Nintendo account, can get a free in game Super Mario All-Stars shirt. The shirt features characters from the Mario series and is only available from July 28th to August 18th. 

Mario themed shirts featured as My Nintendo rewards and in Miitomo drop stages will also coming soon so keep and eye out for these exclusive shirts!

 

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Life is Strange Episode One is Free Starting Tomorrow https://www.gameskinny.com/z72d1/life-is-strange-episode-one-is-free-starting-tomorrow https://www.gameskinny.com/z72d1/life-is-strange-episode-one-is-free-starting-tomorrow Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:53:56 -0400 ChrisDeCoster

The first episode of last year's award-winning adventure game series Life is Strange will be available for the low price of "free" starting Thursday, July 21st. Developer DONTNOD released a new trailer as well, introducing new players to Chloe, Max, and the strange town of Arcadia Bay.  

The game, which is currently rated as having "overwhelmingly positive" acclaim on Steam and considered as an artistic achievement even by many outside the games industry, tasks players with using time-rewinding powers to solve puzzles and uncover the mystery of one girl's disappearance.  Along the way, they'll find plenty of opportunities to use their powers to help those around them, sometimes even going so far as to save their lives.

 The game is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, PC and Mac, so if you haven't picked this series up yet, this is the perfect opportunity to try it on the platform of your choice.

 

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PlayStation Plus July 2016 Free Game Lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/ammtg/playstation-plus-july-2016-free-game-lineup https://www.gameskinny.com/ammtg/playstation-plus-july-2016-free-game-lineup Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:51:04 -0400 Megan M. Campbell

Back in late June, PlayStation announced six games that would be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers in July. The time has come, and PlayStation Plus subscribers can now get July 2016’s free games. The six games span across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita – which are now available for download in the PlayStation Store.

As mentioned back in late June, the lineup begins with Furi and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell for PS4 and Fat Princess and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood will be free for PS3.

PS Vita players can now get Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and Prince of Persia: Revelation for free on the PlayStation Store.

As an added bonus, PlayStation Plus subscribers can also get early access to the Paragon Starter Pack.

Once again, here are the games available for the three consoles and how much space they will take up:

PS4

  • Furi – 3.4 GB
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell – 6.5 GB

PS3

  • Fat Princess – 365 MB
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood – 3.4 GB

PS Vita

  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines – 2.8 GB
  • Prince of Persia: Revelation – 1.5 GB

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