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Ubisoft is celebrating the holiday season, called Happy Playdays, with two free game giveaways on PC (Uplay). Both games, World in Conflict and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, will be available to download for free for a limited time.
The first free game giveaway is 2007’s World in Conflict. World in Conflict is a real time strategy game set in an alternate world where the Cold War turned into a direct clash between the US and Soviet Union. The RTS features a single-player campaign and 16-player multiplayer. The giveaway includes the 2009 expansion, Soviet Assault.
World in Conflict is available to download from now until December 11.
The second giveaway is Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. This edition of the blockbuster historical-action series is set during the age of sail, 1715. You live the life of a pirate in the Caribbean, commanding ships, searching for buried treasure, and assaulting fortresses. It’s widely considered one of the best Assassin’s Creed games (and I can personally attest to that).
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be free from December 11 to December 18.
The Happy Playdays giveaways are only available for PC. Downloading the free games requires an Ubisoft account and Uplay (both free).
Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
While I lack much of the fond nostalgia for the 3D platforming genre, I was completely enthralled by A Hat in Time. Its bright, cheery art and music, witty dialogue, and grandiose level designs instantly catapulted Hat Kid among the upper echelon of the late 90s Golden Age classics.
Simply put: A Hat in Time is the most fun I’ve had with a 3D platformer since Psychonauts.
Destiny 2 developer Bungie has been in full damage control-mode following a recent controversy regarding hidden XP scaling. In a lengthy blog post developers Luke Smith and Chris Barrett pledged to do better with communicating any future fixes and changes.
— Bungie (@Bungie) November 29, 2017
“Our team has been reading feedback and working on updates to improve the game. We’ve also been reading some tough criticism about our lack of communication, and we agree we need to be more open,” states the blog post. “We know it’s frustrating when there isn’t enough of a dialog with the development team. You have our commitment that we’re going to do a better job going forward.”
December will see many new improvements and fixes coming to Destiny 2, along with release of the first DLC pack Curse of Osiris, and the beginning of season two.
The blog post specifically addresses the XP controversy: “Last weekend, we disabled a scaling mechanism that adjusted XP gains up and down without reflecting those adjustments in the UI […] the silent nature of the mechanic betrayed the expectation of transparency that you have for Destiny 2.”
This XP scaling has since been disabled, but Bungie is currently looking at ways to re-balance XP, and they admit leveling is too slow for some activities.
In related Destiny 2 news, you can now play a limited version of the game for free in the Free Trial. It’s available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is arriving December 5.