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Grab Another Free Game from the GOG Winter Sale

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Two weeks in and the annual GOG Winter Sale has offered another free game. For the next 48 hours you claim underwater horror adventure SOMA for free, simply by having an account and clicking the button. You’ll have until December 30 at 3 am Pacific/6 am Eastern to claim the free game.

SOMA is a first-person horror adventure developed by indie studio Frictional Games, creators of the Amnesia series. You’ll journey through an underwater installation where Things Went Horribly Wrong. Explore the area, avoid homicidal robots and monsters, and solve the mystery of the station, and yourself.

SOMA was very well-received by critics and fans of the genre. It has an 83 rating on Opencritic, putting in the top 10% of reviewed games on the site. SOMA is rated M for Mature with Violence, Blood, Nudity, and Strong Language.

The GOG Winter Sale still features thousands of deeply discounted PC games. GOG’s store features a solid combination of PC gaming classics from the 90s (King’s Quest, Might and Magic, Ultima, etc.), as well as modern indie games like Into the Breach, Dead Cells, and Pillars of Eternity 2. A rotating list of Daily Deals feature the best discounts and deals.

Spending any amount of money during the sale will reward Fantasy General as a free game. Spend at least $15 to acquire Everspace as a free bonus game.

The GOG Winter Sale ends on Jan. 3, 2019.

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Unlock Free Games in the GOG Winter Sale

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for lots of sales on digital video games! DRM-free store GOG launched their annual Winter Sale this week, currently featuring over 1900 games on sale. The GOG Winter Sale ends January 3, 2019.

You can earn bonus free games by spending money during the sale. If you’re quick you can grab a free game right now without spending a dime, simply by stopping by the store. Full Throttle Remastered is available for free – but only for the next 24 hours. Full Throttle is a classic 90s era LucasArts adventure game, recently remastered by Double Fine Productions.

If you spend any amount of money during the sale you can earn 1996 strategy game Fantasy General for free. Spending at least $15 grants Everspace, a much more recent spaceship sim from 2016.

If you need help browsing the huge selection, GOG offers several curated lists, including by genre and publication recommendations. The Best of 2018 is a good place to start for excellent indie games, including Battletech (30% off), Dead Cells (20% off), Frostpunk (33% off) and Into the Breach (33% off).

The GOG Winter Sale also features Daily Deals. Every 24 hours new games will rotate into these deals, bringing much steeper discounts, usually 70-85% off. Chances are you won’t find a better discount any time soon.

Finally, several new games have been added to GOG Connect. GOG Connect lets you import you Steam games into your GOG library so you can play them DRM-free, completely outside of Steam. The newly added games include Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Age of Wonders 3, and the Shadowrun trilogy.

The GOG Winter Sale ends January 3, 2019.

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Unlock Free Games During the GOG Summer Gaming Sale

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Grab a cool drink and fire up the PC for the annual Summer Gaming Sale on GOG. The sale features over 1000 deals up to 90% off, including recent indie games and classics from the 80s and 90s. The Summer Gaming Sale ends June 18.

This year you can earn several free games, beginning with Xenonauts. To get Xenonauts simply go to GOG.com, sign in, and click the button. Xenonauts launched in 2014 as a more authentic, old school spiritual successor to X-COM: UFO Defense.

Note that the Xenonauts giveaway only lasts for 48 hours. Grab it before June 6.

There are two more free games you can earn by spending money during the sale. Spend $5 to unlock Sunless Sea, ship-based adventure-RPG, and $20 to get RIME, a 3D platformer. Upon spending the money you’ll receive codes to redeem on GOG. Make sure you redeem those codes by July 2.

The Summer Gaming Sale features a solid mix of game styles and genres. You can find small discounts on very recent releases like Into the Breach (20% off), Frostpunk (10% off), The Swords of Ditto (20% off), Hand of Fate 2 (15% off), Cuphead (15% off), and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (33% off).

Slightly older games feature better discounts: Darkest Dungeon (60% off), The Witness (60% off), and Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (50% off).

For the best sale prices we’ll need to go back even further, into PC gaming’s classic past. How about Theme Hospital (85% off), SimCity 2000 (85% off), Dungeon Keeper 2 (75% off), and RollerCoaster Tycoon (67% off)?

If you’re jumping into PC gaming and not sure where to start, GOG offers both recommendations from gaming outlets (much the same as Steam’s curators), as well as series bundles.

The GOG Summer Gaming Sale ends June 18.

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Frostpunk Review

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Things were going well, or least as well as can be expected against an apocalyptic snowstorm, until the temperature plummeted another 40 degrees. “Snowmaggeddon” is a joke during brutal winters. But nobody’s laughing in the world of Frostpunk when temperatures approach -90 degrees, rendering most of the world uninhabitable.

In the last city my supply of coal dwindled to nothing as my geothermic reactor began shutting down. I watched a cascade of Bad News as my workforce grew sick, homes grew cold, and people began dying. I was forced to pass a law to enable emergency 24 hour shifts. Brave men and women operated frozen coal mines in the dead of night to give us the juice we needed. Some grew sick, and some were so frostbitten they had to have limbs amputated.

But the city survived. These harrowing moments solidify Frostpunk as one of the most memorable and emotional city building sims I’ve ever played.

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Save on Star Wars Games During May 4th Sales

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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth may be one of the punniest ‘holidays’ of the year, but it also brings deep discounts on Star Wars games for PC and consoles. Sadly it’s also a reminder that despite the recent resurgence in the Star Wars brand thanks to the new trilogy, there aren’t many recent Star Wars games to get excited about.

Steam

If you’re looking for older Star Wars (like 10-20 years ago), the Star Wars Complete Collection has just about everything you need. It includes over 20 games, from beloved BioWare RPG Knights of the Old Republic to the classic flight sim TIE Fighter and co-op LEGO action games. The bundle has been discounted by 72%, bringing it down to $76.16. Or you could pick and choose your favorites. Each game is individually discounted by 66%.

One of the few Star Wars games not included in the Complete Collection is the more recently released LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Oddly the Deluxe Edition (75% off), which includes the Season Pass, is cheaper than the base game (66% off).

GOG

As always GOG is your destination for DRM-free PC gaming. Their Star Wars sale is pretty much the exact same as Steam’s, though they do have one recent arrival: Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer from 1999. It just arrived a few days ago and as a new game on GOG it is discounted by 15%.

GOG is also hosting a weekend sale to celebrate Interplay’s 35th anniversary, which ironically includes a bunch of Star Trek games.

Origin

Since EA has the exclusive rights to the Star Wars license, you’ll find more modern Star Wars PC games on Origin. That consists of the much-maligned Star Wars Battlefront II, which launched last fall amidst controversy surrounding its loot boxes and microtransactions. You can pick it up now for 60% off.

PlayStation

With the exception of Battlefront II and LEGO Force Awakens it’s mostly older Star Wars games and FX Pinball tables on the PSN May the 4th Sale. Notably you can actually purchase play the old SNES Star Wars platformers on PS Vita, which are also part of the sale.

Xbox

Microsoft’s store includes May 4th sales on both XBox One and Xbox 360 Star Wars games: Battlefront 2, The Force Unleashed, LEGO Force Awakens, and Star Wars Pinball.

Mobile

Various ongoing free-to-play Star Wars games have deals on in-app purchases, including Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and Star Wars: Commander. You can also snag Star Wars Pinball 6 for Free, and the mobile version of Knights of the Old Republic for 50% off on both iOS and Android.