I’ve been seeing a lot of free PC game offers lately on the digital distribution sites. Someone will usually make a thread in the game room, but it’s difficult to find new threads in all the game thread clutter around here, so I figured it’d be good to have a home base to subscribe to in order to keep tabs on anything new. Plus the deals are often for only a day or a few days, so it’s easier to get notified quickly this way.
This is meant for games that are normally not free that are temporarily offered for free.
Current free games:
If you go to Good old games for their sale thread and log in or create an account, there’s a “stamp collection” button in the middle. You have to come back to gog 7 times in the next week, spaced 6 hours apart, and click that button each time, and you’ll receive the excellent Witcher 2 for free.
Mount and Blade
On that same page, there’s an option to get a free copy of Mount and Blade near the top with a clock and Get For Free button. You have about 30 hours left from the time of this post to grab it. However, you should know that Mount and Blade was supersceded by Mount and Blade: Warband, which has all the content of M&B and is a better game on top of that. So if you decide you’re interested in that series, and will spend time on it, it’s probably worth waiting for it to be $5 on sale sometime and grab it then. You can use the free game as a demo for that, I suppose.
Anyway, feel free to post when you see a free game. Free weekends seem worth mentioning too, so people can take a crack at a game they might be interested in.