Master of The Free World Productions | Jumpcut Entertainment Network

Overcooked Announces Free The Festive Seasoning DLC

The holidays are stressful. The Overcooked kitchen is stressful. It all makes sense.

The latest DLC, which will be free, adds new chefs, levels, the ability to cook with an open flame, and hats. You can find the full list of content below. The Festive Seasoning DLC will be available on all platforms on December 6.

  • 8 new co-op levels set in the new Winter Lodge theme
  • 2 new chefs to unlock, the snowman and reindeer
  • 2 new recipes to dish up, Turkey Dinner and Stew
  • A new way to cook recipes, the flamethrower!
  • Santa hats for your chefs
  • A brand new wintery world map, complete with a snowmobile to get around with

(Please visit the site to view this media)

For our review of Overcooked, head here.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

You Can Get Assassin’s Creed III For Free Next Month

Ubisoft has been giving away games since summer in
celebration of its 30th anniversary, and is ending 2016 with an entry from its
flagship franchise.

Interested gamers can pick up Assassin's
Creed III
on PC starting next Wednesday, December 7. You'll have to go
through the publisher's Uplay service and be a Ubisoft Club member to get it,
but both are free to sign up for – in fact, if you've played a Ubisoft game in
the past couple years, you're probably already a member.

If you're not interested in AC III, you still have a little
time to pick up a free copy of Far
Cry Blood Dragon
. Head here
to check out the games.

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

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Free Weekend, New Map Coming To Titanfall 2′s Multiplayer

Rather than warping through space or jumping into World War I for your multiplayer fix this weekend, EA wants you to jump into a Titan, through a free weekend and new map for Titanfall 2.

EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) members will be able to play all of Titanfall 2's online multiplayer for free from November 30 to December 4. The free trial will extend to everyone on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (through Origin) on December 2 and will go until December 4.

This coincides with the free release of Angel City, a returning multiplayer map from the first Titanfall. The remastered map will be available to those who pre-ordered Titanfall 2 on November 30 and December 3 for everyone else. Angel City also comes with other free content along with optional paid cosmetic items. A new Pilot execution, B3 Wingman Elite sidearm, and six Titan kits round out the free stuff. The paid content runs the gamut from paint jobs to callsigns to camo packs. For a more detailed rundown, read the full list here.

For our final verdict on Titanfall 2, check out our review.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

[Source: Titanfall Website (1), (2)]

 

Our Take
Whether or not it's because of supposedly disappointing sales for Titanfall 2, this is a great idea. Coinciding the free content with a free weekend is a decent one-two punch to hopefully get more players on board with Titanfall 2's awesome multiplayer.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

You Can Try Battlerite For Free This Weekend

Battlerite might look like another MOBA cribbing from Dota 2 or League of Legends, but it's quite different. It plays more like a competitive top-down shooter where your character has a set of abilities, and matches feature multiple, short rounds instead of one drawn-out slugfest. Fellow editor Dan Tack has played the game and is quite positive on it, as you can see in our Test Chamber of the game below.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

If you think that sounds up your alley, you can try the game for free this weekend, developer Stunlock Studios announced. You'll be able to play the game without having to pay from December 1 through 4.

The game will also be on sale for 25% during that time, if you play a few rounds and decide you're into it.

[Source: Stunlock Studios on Steam]

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

GDC 2017 launches low-income free Expo Pass program

These complimentary Expo Passes awarded via the Low Income Pass Lottery are intended for participants who would otherwise not be able to attend GDC without considerable financial assistance. …


Gamasutra News

First Batch Of Free Titanfall 2 DLC Drops November 30

Respawn made waves last August when it announced the popular Angel City map from the first game would return as a free DLC update. Today, the studio outlined the planned content drop. 

Coming November 30, the Angel City's Most Wanted drop includes the aforementioned map, a wingman elite pistol, new Titan kits, a pilot execution phase shift, a stats screen, and an in-game stone. Respawn also outlined its plans for content drops moving forward, which include double XP weekends, "twists" on game modes, recognition for the most active player networks, and giveaways every Wednesday. You can read through all the details on the Titanfall 2 blog

Titanfall received a 9.5 score from GI editor Javy Gwaltney, who called it "the full package."

 

Our Take
The free content drops are nice, and should help offset one of the biggest problems with the original game – a slow trickle of post-release content and a shallow progression system. 

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Play FIFA 17 For Free This Weekend

Fancy some footy? You can hop on the pitch this weekend and give the latest version of FIFA a go for free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

From November 24-27, you can test out any of the many great modes FIFA 17 has to offer. including Ultimate Team, career, online, or the new story based mode called The Journey. If you end up liking the game that Kato scored an 8.75/10, then you can purchase it for 40-percent off on November 28. Doing so preserves all the progress you made during the free trial. 

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

PSA: You Can Play Overwatch For Free Again This Weekend

If you still haven't checked out Blizzard's phenomenal hero shooter, this weekend will give you a taste of the competitive action for free. 

The free weekend kicks off on November 18 and runs until the 21st. As with previous free weekends, participants will have access to Overwatch's full roster and all the maps. You can even check out new character Sombra! All of the game's modes will be available as well, with the exception of competitive play – an unsurprising decision given the leveling requirements needed to participate normally. Players can also level up and earn loot boxes during the weekend, which will carry over should they choose to buy the game. The free weekend is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

For a schedule of global start times and additional instructions, head to the official Overwatch homepage.

If you decide it's your cup of tea, the game is currently on sale for Gold and PS+ members for $ 35 digitally. 

[Source: Blizzard]

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Free Update Coming To Dishonored 2 In December

Bethesda has announced that a free update is coming to Dishonored 2 next month, adding custom difficulty settings and something that's bound to make life worth living for the completionists out there.

In addition to the new difficulty settings, which Bethesda says will let players further customize the game according to their specific playstyles, the update will also add a new game+ mode. That's a great way for players to roll into a fresh game with their current powers and unlocks intact, letting the more ambitious players out there max out every skill tree and see everything the game has to offer.

The publisher says that further details on the update will be coming soon, including a better idea of when we can expect to see it. In the meantime, take a look at this new trailer for the game, which features the developers at Arkane Studios talking about how they approach the game's "Play your way" philosophy. 

(Please visit the site to view this media)

And if you haven't already done so, be sure to check out Matt Bertz's review for the game. Spoiler: He liked it a lot.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

You Can Explore Google Earth In VR For Free, If You Have A Vive

If you're looking for something to do with your newly-purchased (or months-old) HTC Vive, you may want to consider exploring our entire planet.

Google has released a Google Earth VR app on Steam, for free. The app uses Google's image data of Earth to let you fly around the planet or walk at ground level, allowing you to virtually travel to the pyramids of Egypt or fact-check whether the K Mart near the Subway you remember going to years ago is still there.

You can download the app, which requires the Vive in order to use, on its official Steam page. You can watch a trailer for the app below.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed