Grab A Pair Of Free PC Games Today

GOG and the Humble Store each have their own separate, unrelated promotions going on where you can pick up a free PC game for free.

From Humble, you can get XCOM: UFO Defense. Also known in some regions as UFO: Enemy Unknown (not to be confused with the 2012 Firaxis game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown), this is the original game in the XCOM series from developer MicroProse Software.

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You can claim a free copy here from now until 10 AM PT on Wednesday, February 1. You’ll receive a code to redeem on Steam.

Over on GOG, the free game is Constructor. It’s a touch newer than XCOM, having in released in 1997 (versus 1994). It’s a city-building game with a bit of a twist, as you’re competing with other characters that you can impede through sabotage and other means. A remake is on the way for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

You can claim a free copy of the original Constructor here until 5 AM PT on February 1.

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Konami Reports Rise in Profits, Decline in Revenue

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Despite an overall drop in revenue, Konami has reported a year-over-year increase in profits.

According to the publisher’s financial results, its “consolidated total revenue and operating profit” for the nine-month span concluding on December 31, 2016 were ¥163.94 billion (approx. $1.45 billion USD) and ¥29.59 billion (approx. $262 million), respectively. When compared to the year prior, the company’s revenue is down 8.5 percent, while profits are up 69.8 percent.

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Konami specifically cited the success of its recently released mobile games Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links and Jikkyou Powerful Soccer, “both of which enjoy a strong start with an unprecedented number of downloads at a faster-than-ever pace.”

The publisher also addressed the consolidation of its arcade games business and its pachislot/pachinko machines business under a single “Amusement Business,” saying it will “further strengthen” the company’s business operations. Additionally, Konami’s “Health & Fitness” division continues to be a major revenue driver, serving as the company’s second-largest source of revenue, right behind “Digital Entertainment.”

Konami has undergone several major changes over the past couple of years. The publisher announced in 2015 it was shifting its focus to mobile games, and Hideo Kojima left the company after developing the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Despite Kojima’s departure, the Metal Gear franchise will live on, as a four-player stealth game called Metal Gear Survive is slated to release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year.

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Two New Xbox One Controller Colors Revealed

A pair of new color options for the Xbox One controller will be available soon, Microsoft announced today.

The first of these is the Ocean Shadow controller. This features the same design as the Dawn Shadow controller last year: It features a slick gradient (this time featuring a blueish-green color) on the front and sides, while the shoulder buttons, triggers, and back are solid black.

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Microsoft’s other new addition is the Winter Forces controller. It consists of an arctic camo pattern somewhat reminiscent of previous camo-style Xbox controllers.

Both of these are the Xbox One S-style controller that first debuted last summer, featuring Bluetooth support and expanded range. They each debut at “select” retailers on February 7 worldwide. In the US, they’re priced at $70 each, which is in line with the suggested retailer price for other “special edition” Xbox One controllers.

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Final Fantasy XV Getting Power Rangers-style Costumes, Gladio DLC Dated

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Episode Gladio to release on March 28.

Final Fantasy XV‘s first piece of character-focused DLC, dubbed Episode Gladio, will release on March 28. There’s also something a little more… unexpected on the way.

Square Enix shared news on the first character episode DLC – as well as three screenshots (below) – during its Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary celebration event, Dualshockers reports.

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The publisher also announced that prior to the release of the Gladio DLC, Final Fantasy XV players will be able to outfit their heroes in Power Rangers-style Magitek Exosuits on February 21. The Exosuits will be available as part of an upcoming free “Booster Pack” and a paid “Booster Pack +.” The free version is available to all who own FFXV, while the plus option is exclusive to those with a Season Pass.

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These Mighty Morphin’ costumes will make Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis invincible for 30 minutes. Once the half hour is up, the suits require a 24-hour recharge before they can be used again.

Following the launch of Episode Gladio, which will bring back a classic series villain, Final Fantasy XV’s Prompto-focused DLC will release sometime in June. After that, but not yet dated, are an Ignis episode, and the Comrades DLC, which will introduce four-player online co-op.

In the meantime, here’s a look at the best ways to level up in FFXV while you wait for the upcoming DLC.

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Every Marvel Game Currently in Development

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“The world will always need heroes. We just need to re-assemble them.”

So ends the dramatic teaser trailer for the new Avengers game revealed last week. A partnership between Square Enix and Marvel, this yet-unnamed project is being developed by Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. Known best for their work on the Tomb Raider series, Crystal Dynamic’s involvement suggests the new Avengers game will have a heavy focus on third-person action and a mix of melee and ranged combat.

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Take heart, Marvel fans! While we patiently wait for more details about this mystery project, as well as possibly a Guardians of the Galaxy game from Eidos, there are still plenty of games both in development and currently available on console, PC, and mobile devices. Here’s a complete list of everything we currently know of.

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Insomniac’s Spider-Man

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  • PlayStation 4, Release Date TBD

Insomniac knows action games. They’re the ones behind the Ratchet & Clank series–including the one released just last year on PS4–and the flashy third-person Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive.

Knowing their pedigree, Insomniac will likely prioritize fluid movement and inventive combat in Spider-Man. We’ve seen some of it already in the E3 2016 trailer posted above. Spider-Man flips, jumps, runs, and flies with fluidity and grace, all while using webs to get around Manhattan and tie up crooks.

Insomniac’s dedicated web page for Spider-Man mentions we can expect everything from traversing with parkour and utilizing the environment, to new combat and blockbuster set pieces,” as well as a brand-new story centered on Peter Parker. When will we learn more? Hard to say, but E3 seems likely.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

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  • PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date TBD 2017

After a brief contract hiccup between Marvel and Capcom, the popular fighting game franchise will soon be getting a new addition. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was announced during PSX 2016 and brings with it a bevvy of new features, including new characters and the integration of the iconic Infinity Stones, which serve to alter the course of gameplay in dramatic ways.

The focus of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is to create a game that will be both mechanically deep to appeal to the competitive fighting game base while also being approachable enough for newer players to grasp. You can learn more about how they aim to achieve this in our Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite preview.

Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy

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  • PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mobile. Release Date TBD 2017

Following the release of their first official Batman series, Telltale Games is now eyeing Marvel for one of their next big licensed adventure games. Guardians of the Galaxy was initially announced during 2016’s Game Awards show, with plot details later being revealed via a GameStop listing. According to these details, the series will focus on the same Guardians crew seen in the MCU–Rocket, Groot, Drax, Star-Lord, and Gamora–as they discover and figure out what to do with an “artifact of unspeakable power.” Meanwhile, they’ll be hunted by another being who very much wants the artifact for themselves who is described as a “ruthless enemy, who is the last of her kind.” It will be presented in the same cinematic narrative style of Telltale, with plenty of dialog, some action, choices with consequence, and upbeat music.

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy series does not yet have a solid release date, although the listing via GameStop pinned it on April 25, one week before the release of the MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Marvel Heroes 2016

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  • PC

Gazillion Entertainment’s MMOARPG Marvel Heroes has undergone some massive changes since its initial release in 2013. New characters and outfits are being introduced into the game with each new Marvel MCU film release, and the free-to-download game has amassed a large number of players on Steam.

Marvel Contest of Champions

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  • iOS, Android

Contest of Champions is a basic fighting game featuring various heroes from the Marvel Universe in one-on-one fights with other standout characters. Ranging from Captain America to Howard the Duck, there are plenty of options now available to earn in-game.

Marvel Future Fight

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  • iOS, Android

This RPG-style action game allows players to assemble their own teams of heroes and level them up as they defeat enemies, complete missions, and fight other heroes.

Marvel Avengers Academy

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  • iOS, Android

The Marvel Universe goes back to its high school days in Marvel Avengers Academy, the free-to-play management game in which players create an entire academy in which they can train and develop fledgling heroes into the icons they’re destined to be.

Marvel Puzzle Quest

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  • iOS, Android

Marvel’s take on match 3 puzzle games, Marvel Puzzle Quest pits heroes against each other in puzzle face-offs, where successful matches result in actions on the part of the player hero. Think of it as something similar to Contest of Champions, but with half the aggression.

Marvel Tsum Tsum

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  • iOS, Android

Featuring the stackable Tsum Tsum plush toys, Marvel Tsum Tsum is another puzzle game in a similar vein to Puzzle Quest, the difference being Tsum Tsum requires players to draw and connect a minimum of three Tsum Tsum characters in order to clear them off the board. Different modes and missions give Marvel Tsum Tsum a decent amount of content for Marvel fans to play with.

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