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Old 05-23-2018, 07:51 PM
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Unreal: Gold is free on GOG for the next 40 hours or so.
God damn you to hell.

Also free on Steam. I was really doing well today, getting lots of important stuff done, but now I'll probably play this the rest of the day. Or week, since it includes a lot of new levels. I had a lot of fun with the original 20 years or so ago.

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Tried to play this one, but the mouse controls are super inaccurate and mushy. Played around with some setting but they didn't seem to help much. I'll have to revisit it later once I've caught up on my small backlog.
Yeah, the stock version doesn't work great with newer PCs. When I tried it, it was way too dark and jerky. It will run much better on modern PCs if you install the 227 patch from here:
https://www.oldunreal.com/oldunrealpatches.html

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:35 AM
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In the name of the Tsar DLC for Battlefield 1 is free. They had the first expansion free a few weeks ago. They'll probably have the others free over time. Keep an eye out.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:49 PM
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Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition is free to keep on Steam until Saturday.

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Old 05-24-2018, 03:24 PM
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HackNet Deluxe is free on Humble.

It's been a good week or two for free games, I guess.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:46 PM
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Steam is having a free weekend for:

Dead by Daylight
Cities Skylines
Don't Starve Together A New Reign
Dirt 4
Left 4 Dead 2
Tyranny
Borderlands 2
Shadow of Mordor
Castle Crashers
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:27 AM
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Guns of Icarus: Alliance is free to keep on Steam through Memorial Day. You play part of a 4-man crew on an airship doing battle. Has PVP and PVE Co-Op modes and AI bots in case you can't find three friends and hate playing with randoms.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:12 AM
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HackNet Deluxe is free on Humble.

It's been a good week or two for free games, I guess.

Fun little game ! Reminded me of my comp-sci major days. It'd been a long, long while since I hadn't dicked around w/ a Unix shell terminal
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:21 PM
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Xenonauts, a modern recreation of the classic XCOM experience, is free today on GOG.

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Old 06-11-2018, 05:46 PM
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For Honor starter edition is free this week via Uplay.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:45 PM
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GOG changed the free game to Ziggurat
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:21 AM
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Layers of Fear is free to keep on Steam until... I'm not sure when.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:53 AM
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For Honor starter edition free to keep for a few days. Might also be able to grab it in the uplay client instead of that link.
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:19 PM
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Swords and Soldiers HD free on steam.

The pace of free games has been increasing a whole lot lately. If you were a cheap bastard it would be viable for you to play nothing but free games.
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:25 PM
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If you were a cheap bastard it would be viable for you to play nothing but free games.
I am and at this point thatís pretty much what I do.

My Steam and GOG libraries are crammed full of good stuff I didnít pay for and rarely have time to play.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:22 PM
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Shadowrun Returns Deluxe Edition is free to keep on Humble Store.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:59 PM
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Shadowrun Returns Deluxe Edition is free to keep on Humble Store.
I hate when the free stuff is stuff I already bought (for $5 long ago). Gimme free stuff I want to play and don't own. Is that so hard.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:12 PM
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I hate when the free stuff is stuff I already bought (for $5 long ago). Gimme free stuff I want to play and don't own. Is that so hard.
Try it anyway, I had the base game from before and it still added the Deluxe DLC to my account.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:10 AM
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If you have twitch prime (which is free if you have amazon prime), these games are coming up.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:15 PM
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If you have twitch prime (which is free if you have amazon prime), these games are coming up.
Thanks for this - I LOVED Q.U.B.E. and can't wait to try 2
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:56 PM
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Hacknet is free on Steam till tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:19 PM
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Orwell is free (Steam key) from the Humble Store for another day and a half.

Edit: Links are nice

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Old 08-16-2018, 02:16 PM
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Orwell is free (Steam key) from the Humble Store for another day and a half.

Edit: Links are nice
Came here to say this. I don't know much about Orwell, but heard positive things I think.

It's a $10 game normally.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:49 PM
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Another free weekend for Rainbow 6: Siege. I like it.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:31 PM
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The starter edition of For Honor is free on Steam right now. I believe it's been given away free via Uplay before but if you missed that and/or want it on Steam, go for it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:00 PM
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Apparently Star Citizen is doing another free weekend.
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:19 PM
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Warhammer 40k Space Marine free to keep for the next 45 hours.
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:22 PM
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Warhammer 40k Space Marine free to keep for the next 45 hours.
I was interested until I found that you have to agree to be spammed to get it.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:33 PM
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I was interested until I found that you have to agree to be spammed to get it.
True, but they're not selling you penis enlargement, just telling you about the next free games and deals.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:59 PM
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True, but they're not selling you penis enlargement, just telling you about the next free games and deals.
Wait, then why are they selling ME penis enlargement? Shit, those market targeting algorithms are getting smart.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:11 AM
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Wait, then why are they selling ME penis enlargement? Shit, those market targeting algorithms are getting smart.
They can tell from your gaming stats that your epeen is lacking.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:21 AM
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I was interested until I found that you have to agree to be spammed to get it.
You really should set up a spam-only email account for such instances. I'm actually surprised more people don't have them. My parents even both have them--though, in their case, it happened by accident because they were signing up for so many things, and then abandoned the old account.
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:33 AM
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Wait, then why are they selling ME penis enlargement? Shit, those market targeting algorithms are getting smart.
Pay what you want! Spend $15 to get an XL crocheted penis cosy.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:09 PM
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Free weekends on steam for Call of Duty WW2 and The Division.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:19 PM
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Pay what you want! Spend $15 to get an XL crocheted penis cosy.
Swag for your swagger?
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:19 PM
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You really should set up a spam-only email account for such instances. I'm actually surprised more people don't have them. My parents even both have them--though, in their case, it happened by accident because they were signing up for so many things, and then abandoned the old account.
Just enter <whatever>@mailinator.com

You can enter anything for <whatever> and anyone can check the account by going to mailinator.com and entering the account name. No signup, no logins.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:12 PM
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Shadow Warrior 2 free on GOG (not getting it) and Firewatch is 75% off (getting it).
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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Evolvation free on Steam. Multiplayer space shooter, looks pretty but haven't tried it.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:04 PM
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Xcom 2 free to play for 2 days. Free... midweek.
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Nice, been wanting to try that and 2 days might be about my attention span anyway haha.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:54 PM
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Free Metro 2033 for 24 hours.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:59 PM
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Murderous Pursuits free to keep on steam if you grab it this weekend. Looks like they were trying to re-create The Ship but never had the buzz to create the player base necessary so they're giving it away instead. Worth a try.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:31 PM
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Destiny 2 is free for next two weeks or so through the Blizzard Battle.net launcher - no idea if you need to have an account already.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:25 PM
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I'm a new account holder. I created an account, verified my email, then hit a dead end. Found this page: https://us.account.blizzard.com/gift...=blizzard-news

It states you have to enable SMS Protect to claim the offer. So they want my phone number in exchange for a free game. Luckily I have a Google Voice number.

ETA: I spoke too soon, it says I can't use that number. Oh well will have to think about giving yet another company my phone number.

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Old 11-05-2018, 01:40 PM
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Bunch of free classic games through the gog.com client: https://isthereanydeal.com/specials/#/filter:id/6653

Specifically:
Beneath a Steel Sky
Eschalon: Book I
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy
Lure of the Temptress
Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
Stargunner
Teenagent
Treasure Adventure Game
Tyrian 2000
Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
Ultima™ 4: Quest of the Avatar
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

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It's not a free game but related to a game...

The Witcher Wild Hunt Live Concert

It's an orchestra playing music from The Witcher with scenes from the game playing behind them.

Ordinarily I would pass on stuff like this but it really is an amazingly well choreographed game when it comes to the music...they really outdid themselves making it and the music is pretty great (IMHO).

It is free for a limited time. If you listen to this chances are good you will want to play the game again (I am re-downloading it now).

NOTE: The music is not available through your GOG client. You have to login to your account via a web browser to access the concert.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:21 AM
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Ordinarily I would pass on stuff like this but it really is an amazingly well choreographed game when it comes to the music...
I probably should say, "...amazingly well scored game...".
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:10 PM
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Rainbow 6 Siege and Surviving Mars are having free weekends on steam. Sins of a solar empire is free to keep on humble.

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Old 11-23-2018, 10:56 AM
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Outcast: Second Contact is free of charge and free from DRM on Humble Bundle this weekend.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
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Company of Heroes 2 is free to keep on Steam through this weekend.
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Free to keep: I am not a monster . Looks like a social deduction game.
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