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PNG Daily 5/26/2009: This Holiday will Make Your Bank Account Cry

Bioshock 2

The fires have died down and the last of the hamburgers has been devoured so that could only mean it’s back to the daily grind here at Pixels and Grids.  One of the biggest bits of news to hit the tubes today is that Bioshock 2 got a release date.  You can expect to lay down $60 of your cold hard cash come November 3rd.  That’s just eight short days sooner than Modern Warfare 2.  Whatever happened to staggering the release of big hits so gamers don’t have to live on ramen for 2 months out of the year?

There’s always good news for frugal PC gamers though.  EA Taste... the future!announced that BattleForge, the electronic CCG real time strategy game, is joining Battlefield: Heroes as a “Play4Free” title.   I really enjoyed the demo of BattleForge, but I couldn’t understand how EA thought it was cool to charge $40 for the game and then make you buy electronic cards for said game to actually be worth playing.  To be honest, I think any game that requires you to pay a monthly fee or require micro-transactions to be enjoyable shouldn’t cost you a dime up front if you download it electronically.  Downloading the “Play4Free” version of the game will grab you 32 free cards to give you a taste of that digital crack.  Getting more cards will eventually cost you your wife, kids, house, and soul.  So what are you waiting for, go grab it here!

Lastly, if you happen to miss the last free weekend of Unreal Tournament 3 for PC via Steam, you’ll be tickled pink to know that there’s another UT 3 free play weekend coming up.  You can pre-load the game now so that you’re ready to play come 10am PST on Thursday, May 28th.

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PNG Daily 3/13/09: Game for Free Weekend!


Sure there’s probably plenty of news out there today, but today’s PNG Daily is all about a solid titles that you can play for free this weekend on PC to pass some time while your friends are playing RE 5.

Quake Live– I posted about this earlier this week and talked about it on the podcast.  It’s a free browser based version of Quake 3 that runs smoothly even on a netbook.

Unreal 3– Steam is letting you download and play the full title for free this weekend.  They also have it discounted to 40% off bringing the price to a grand total of $11.99 .  You just need to have an account on Steam (it’s free) and download it through the client. 

Warhammer Online– I posted this early in the week, but it should be here also.  Mythic is opening up the floodgates and letting you jump into the first teir of the game for 10 free days of PVP goodness. 

Battle Forge – This is supposed to be some crazy real time strategy and collectible card game hybrid.  It’s currently in open beta and you can download the client by clicking the link.  I’ll be giving this a shot this weekend. 

Orisinal Games– We talked about this on PNG Audiophile Episode 3 (The G-Unit is Waiting for You).  It’s a collection of browser based flash games that are as adorable as they are entertaining.

Enjoy your weekend!

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