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Have some free PlayStation games this weekend, courtesy of EA

Starting today at noon PST and lasting until midnight on Sunday, December 7, EA will give PlayStation console owners free games. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on PS4, Mirror’s Edge on PS3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Vita will all availabl…
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Take a look, Lionhead prototype Inkquest is in a book (and free)

Fable Legends isn’t the only game that’s been cooking in the labs of Lionhead Studios. A game called Inkquest, which told the story of a girl trapped inside a book, was revealed back in September – though it was only a prototype and not destined to b…
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PSA: GoG’s DRM-Free Winter Sale Kicks Off With Free Age Of Wonders

GoG’s last sale just ended, making it the perfect time for, well, another sale. This time, members can get one of 250,000 free copies of Age of Wonders.

In order to take advantage of the offer, you simply need to go to GoG.com and request your copy (while supplies last). The offer is half-way down the page.

For the first 48 hours, every hour brings new flash sales on 30 titles. Among the offers are deep discounts on both The Witcher and The Witcher 2 (85 percent off for the bundle), The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (40 percent off), and Age of Wonders 3 (66 percent off).

The sale runs through December 15. You can see the entire list off offers at GoG.com.

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Age of Wonders available free in GOG.com Winter Sale

Just offering discounts is apparently not enough for GOG.com, as the digital distributor has opted to enhance its just-launched Winter Sale by handing out free copies of classic turn-based strategy epic Age of Wonders.

Alongside the free game, the W…
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Joystiq Weekly: Free stuff for AC: Unity, Telltale’s Borderlands review, a Zelda story and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a “too long; didn’t read” of each week’s biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category’s top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren’t just for The Daily Prophet.

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Ubisoft yanks AC Unity season pass, placates buyers with free game

Amidst long-running technical issues with Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft has abruptly curtailed its DLC plans and made significant business concessions to appease those who purchased the game. …


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Hitman HD, Deadly Premonition join December’s free PS Plus slate

Sony already mentioned that PlayStation 4 owners with subscriptions to PlayStation Plus will receive gratis access to both Secret Ponchos and Injustice: Gods Among Us in December, but this morning we learned of the other four games joining the servic…
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Ubisoft Giving Out Free DLC, Additional Games As Assassin’s Creed Unity Apology

Ubisoft has confirmed that plans for an Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass have been changed a bit. The pass was slated to include the “Dead Kings” campaign, new missions, and an entire new game.

Assassin’s Creed Unity has been plagued with problems since its November 18 launch. The title has had a number of bugs and glitches that have impacted play, including one crash that is caused by adding friends to the in-game social list.

In a note to fans, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat addresses the problems the title has faced and what the publisher will do to make it right for purchasers. Every player will receive the Dead Kings DLC free. Anyone who has already bought into the season pass will receive another Ubisoft game from a select list of titles, including The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.  Redemption details will be available soon.

"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues," Mallat writes. "I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."

Ubisoft has already announced details on the next title update, called Patch 3. Another is in the works, as well.

"In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you’ve raised," Mallat writes. "In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming – it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience."

[Source: Ubisoft (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
Ubisoft is making the right move here to appease those that purchased the game and the season pass. What gamers really want is for this to not happen again. We'd rather be enjoying these games than wondering when they'll finally be in appropriate working order.

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity CEO apologizes for bugs, offers free DLC

Everyone who owns Assassin’s Creed: Unity will receive the Dead Kings DLC for free once that launches, Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat says in a blog post. The freebie is an apology for the technical issues that have plagued Unity sinc…
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Let there be Torchlight for free

If you’ve yet to try it, Torchlight is a decent way to while away the holiday hours this week. A frequent flyer in our 2009 Best of the Rests, Runic’s loot-heavy action-RPG is free until Sunday, November 30 on Perfect World’s Arc client, and that’s f…
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