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Big Uncharted 4 Update Brings Free DLC, Leveling System & More

Uncharted 4's multiplayer DLC will all be free, and the game's first batch – Lost Treasures – is out today with the game's 1.08 patch, which has plenty of its own goodies.

The Lost Treasures DLC features the Sunken Ruins map, chests featuring gameplay items (such as the Path of Indra Mystical that lets you teleport to teammates), and a variety of cosmetic vanity items.

The patch introduces a leveling system (70 levels) with awards along the way, ranked team deathmatch, the first triple pack, and a variety of multiplayer improvements.

For more on the Lost Treasures DLC and the Patch, click the source link below.

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[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]

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PlayStation Plus Members Are Getting Free Early Access To Paragon In July

Starting on July 5, the starter pack for Epic Games' MOBA Paragon will be free for the month for PlayStation Plus members.

The starter pack will allow players to enter the early access season before its free open beta arrives on August 16 for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Early access will have challenges for three hero classes: Murdock, Rampage, and Gadget. Master challenges for these classes include an immediate challenger skin and permanent hero level XP boost. Completing a master challenge unlocks a taunt and master skin for each separate class.  

Epic Games released the trailer seen below announcing the PlayStation Plus release. 

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Earlier this month, Paragon received retail packaging and began selling in stores despite not being fully finished and tested. The back of the box stated it was in early access, and it came with unique features such as skins, five hero master challenges, and rep boosts for a $ 60 price tag labeled as Paragon Essentials Edition.

In 2015, we talked to Epic Games about what will make Paragon unique in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, and you can check out a gameplay trailer for the Paragon here.

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Free 3DS Demo For 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Now Available

Sega's 3DS dungeon-crawling dragon-fighter, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, is getting a free demo today.

Despite the number seven at the front of the game's title, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is the fourth game in the series and the first one to be localized for North America. The demo, which is available today, will carry content over into the full game which releases July 12. Sega is also teasing some kind of additional reward for playing the demo, but doesn't specify exactly what it is.

We featured the game on our list of games we hoped would be localized form TGS 2015 and you can also read more about it here. The latest trailer for the game, seen below, details how the game's combat works. Below the trailer, you can find out what's included in the game's collector's edition

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Our Take
I am a fan of this new trend of offering early demos that carry data forward into the full release. It makes me that much more interested in giving new games a shot.

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Play Any Heroes Of The Storm Character For Free Until June 28

A special Heroes of the Storm event allows you to play as any character for free until June 28.

This event celebrates the global summer championship in which the e-sports team Tempest was victorious. For the next few days, you have complete access to all heroes. This also includes recently added characters, such as Chromie and Medivh. In addition to the completely free roster available, Blizzard is offering a discounted bundle for heroes and skins chosen by Tempest. For a bit over $ 40, these include:

  • Brightwing – Monarch Brightwing skin
  • Tyrael – Demonic Tyrael
  • Greymane – Ringleader Greymane
  • Tassadar – Mecha Tassadar
  • Falstad – Buccaneer Falstad

Find out more about Heroes of the Storm by reading our feature about why it might be the perfect MOBA. Overwatch character Tracer was also recently added to the roster.

[Source: Heroes of the Storm blog]

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Free Survival Mode For Banner Saga 2 Now Available

As if life wasn't tough enough in the world of Banner Saga 2, now the PC/Mac versions of the game are getting a free new survival mode featuring 40 successive levels.

Players assemble a team of heroes and work their way through the mode with permadeath weighing on their actions. New allies can be brought into the fold, however, by using the renown you earn from victories. Your chances are also bolstered by items that drop in combat and which can be similarly bought with renown.

The mode also features a 30-second timer, leaderboards, and three difficulty levels.

Publisher Versus Evil says that it's currently trying to get the mode included in the PS4 and Xbox One versions, which are out on July 26.

For more on the game, take a look at Tack's review of the PC version as well as our Test Chamber with the title.

Our Take
Survival modes are everywhere, but this is a nice addition, particularly in its attempt to mix things up for the strategy game, that its free, and considering that the developer is also trying to get the console edition out the door.

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Free Droid DLC Is Coming To PlayStation Versions Of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Traveller's Tales announced today a free droid DLC pack will be coming to those playing Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on PlayStation consoles. The DLC will be available at launch on June 28.

Available will be R5-D4 from A New Hope, IG-88 from The Emperor Strikes Back, the battle droids from the Clone Wars television show, Captain Battle Droid, Super Battle Droid, the Captain Commando Droid, their commander General Grievous, and the protocol droids ME-8D9 and W1-LE. Check out a new trailer for the droids below.

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The new content will be available for free on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. To learn more, check out out cover story hub by clicking on the banner below.

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Playdead’s Limbo Free On Steam For A Limited Time

If you were eager to see more of Playdead's latest game Inside after it's presentations at E3, you could consider playing its equally as eerie predecessor Limbo, which is now free for download on Steam.

We gave Limbo a 9 in our review, and believe it's definitely worth a playthrough before you try Inside, which is scheduled to release June 29 on Xbox One, with a July 7 release on PC to follow. Better hurry though, as Limbo is free until tomorrow, June 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific. 

For a look at Inside, check out this Test Chamber where we play 10 minutes of the game. 

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[Update] Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC Free On All Platforms

Update: Second Assault is now available free on EA's Origin service for PC and on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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Over the past several months, EA has been rotating DLC from Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline as free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. We now know what the next piece of DLC to be offered for no money is, as Battlefield 4's Second Assault DLC has made the jump to free to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One and Xbox 360. While the DLC isn't showing up as free on the other platforms, given the recent pattern of the DLC becoming temporarily free across all platforms, it would be surprising if it didn't make the jump to free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC as well.

Second Assault originally released in 2013 and is one of five expansions that was included with the Battlefield 4 Premium Edition. It adds four updated versions of Battlefield 3 maps including Operation Metro and Caspian Border.

As of the time of this writing, the Second Assault DLC is still listed as $ 14.99 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Origin on PC.

[Source: Xbox Live Marketplace (1), (2) via Wario64 on Twitter] 

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Battlefield 4: Second Assault DLC Free On Xbox One And Xbox 360

Over the past several months, EA has been rotating DLC from Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline as free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. We now know what the next piece of DLC to be offered for no money is, as Battlefield 4's Second Assault DLC has made the jump to free to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One and Xbox 360. While the DLC isn't showing up as free on the other platforms, given the recent pattern of the DLC becoming temporarily free across all platforms, it would be surprising if it didn't make the jump to free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC as well.

Second Assault originally released in 2013 and is one of five expansions that was included with the Battlefield 4 Premium Edition. It adds four updated versions of Battlefield 3 maps including Operation Metro and Caspian Border.

As of the time of this writing, the Second Assault DLC is still listed as $ 14.99 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Origin on PC.

[Source: Xbox Live Marketplace (1), (2) via Wario64 on Twitter] 

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First Level Of Doom Free, Upcoming DLC Detailed

Id Software announced that several free updates are on the way for the studio's Doom reboot that released earlier this year.

Doom's user-generated content and level-creator Snapmap is going to receive free updates, including new construction models, props, weapons, and items. New options will allow users to create their own single-player experiences. Two new modes will also arrive next month, including Exodus and Sector, as well as a free-for-all mode that will be a classic deathmatch. These updates will be available to all players on all existing maps. 

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The studio also announced a new multiplayer DLC on its way titled Unto the Evil which will feature three new maps, such as Offering, Cataclysm, and Ritual. A brand new demonic enemy called the Harvester will also be introduced. This DLC will also include new guns, taunts, armor, and more. Finally, the first level of Doom will be free for this week starting now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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