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Giveaway: Take One of Our 1,000 Beta Keys for Aftercharge

This is a giveaway, folks — no fancy work required! Take a beta key for multiplayer game Aftercharge.

Hey, you! Yeah, you. I’ve got a bunch of keys for a closed beta with your name all over them! Well, your name is just on one of them. There are lots of names this time of year, as I’m sure you can imagine. But don’t worry, you’re on the Nice list. But only if you take one of these beta keys for Aftercharge.

Chainawesome Games is gearing up for the January 10, 2019 launch of their competitive multiplayer game, Aftercharge. I’ll let them tell you all about it!

Aftercharge is a 3-vs-3 competitive game pitting invisible robots against an invincible security squad in high-octane tactical skirmishes. Six glowing structures called extractor are at the center of the gameplay and serve as the objective for both teams. The robots have to coordinate their attacks, create distractions and sneak around to destroy them. The enforcers on the other hand have to cover as much ground as possible and use their abilities wisely to spot the attackers and stop them before they can destroy all of the extractors.

Features

Unique blend of fresh mechanics
An invisible team fighting an invincible team, reviving allies instantly with no limit and zero cooldown on abilities are only a few mechanics that make Aftercharge a shooter you’ve never played before.

Bite-size competitive matches
The teams are small, the maps are small, the rounds are short, the action is always within sight and it never stops.

Asymmetrical characters
Choose from a different character pool on each side with widely different abilities and roles to vary your team’s strategy.

Online multiplayer and matchmaking
Team up with players anywhere around the world and face off against opponents of similar skill level.

This ain’t no regular beta, folks — this is a 72-hour event, running today, December 14 at 12 pm EST through December 16. Good thing you’ve got the beta’s official Discord server right here in this handy link — use it to coordinate with other players and keep up with the action as you go!

So go ahead, fellow robots, and get into the action!

We have 1,000 total keys to give out. Just redeem one using the widget below, and you’re all set! If you have any issues redeeming, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll help ya out.

Aftercharge is slated for a January 10, 2019 release. Check the beta out while you can, now through December 16!

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Giveaway: Take One Of Our 5,000 Keys For The Uncertain: Episode 1

This ain’t no contest, buddy – we’re literally giving these Steam keys away for The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day.

Do you get frustrated when you don’t win contests? Upset when someone else steals the prize you so desperately wanted? Do you shout to the heavens in anger when someone else is announced as the recipient of a prize? ComonGames understands, so they’re here to bring balance back to the world.

They’ve given us 5,000 copies of the acclaimed first episode of their series The Uncertain. To win, all you have to do is click below!

I’ll let developer ComonGames take it from here:

Imagine making moral choices in a world devoid of morality. Logic rules this world, and every decision is just a set of zeroes and ones. Most concepts take a whole new meaning, and some get completely abolished. Luckily reasonable beings, even if not human, always have a choice.

The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day is an episodic story-driven adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the first episode you see it from the perspective of an engineering robot RT-217NP, who seems to be very curious about the human race, long extinct in wasting wars. Experience the mysterious vibe of each of carefully explored locations. Test your skills, solving diverse puzzles. Make fateful decisions and discuss intriguing matters to find out the whole truth being kept from you.

Key features:

  • Classic 3D Adventure with unique story
  • Beautiful graphics and immersive atmosphere
  • Original indie soundtrack
  • Made using NVIDIA GameWorks HBAO+, DoF, and FXAA technologies

It certainly seems humanity has a knack for always going extinct.

To get your hands on a key, all you have to do is use the widget below. Too easy. (Also maybe tell your friends because hoo boy we’ve got a lot of these codes to give out.)

Like what you played? ComonGames is developing Episode 2 – Light at the End, and they have taken to Kickstarter to get the project up and running. Show your support for the series by backing it to help see the episodic game to completion!

The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day is available now on Steam.

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Contest: Win a Steam Copy of Colina: Legacy

We’re addicted to contests. Enter our latest one for Colina: Legacy to assist us in getting the help we need to get rid of these games.

I don’t know why y’all like these spooky-ass games so much. One minute you’re walking down a hallway having an apparently good time taking in the crappy old furniture and lack of natural lighting, and then bam! The ghost of your dead grandma’s parakeet knocks the chandelier down and scares the “clean” out of your pants.

But hey, who am I to judge? Come get some of the scares in Colina: Legacy for Steam!

Colina: Legacy

In this survival horror title, you play as Alex, who has just woken up in his grandmother’s home. Alone and confused, he must find an escape…before something finds him. You’ll use your wits, your flashlight, and not much else to fend off the terrors of the night. Will you finally discover your family secrets?

Game features include:

  • Escape Room of Terror — The design of Colina: Legacy was approached with escape rooms in mind. Challenging puzzles await Alex as he explores his grandmother’s house, but the puzzles aren’t the only thing that awaits him on his journey.
  • Return to Old-School Survival Horror — From the third person camera to the flashlight as your one true weapon, Colina: Legacy pays homage to the great survival horror games of the past while making a place for itself in the genre.
  • Stunning Visuals and Sound — While Colina: Legacy may have been developed by a very small team, the visuals and audio stand out in league with larger games. Colina: Legacy is a game to be experienced.

It’s a game to be experienced! Just not if you’re me. Because I’m too scared.

How to win

For your chance to soil a perfectly good pair of trousers, use the widget below to give us your name and email, and show a little bit of love for the hard-working folks here at Gamnesia. So please don’t spook them – they’re easily frightened.

We have 10 Steam keys to give away, courtesy of developer Chance6 Studios. We’ll randomly draw winners on Monday, October 1.

Colina: Legacy is available now on Steam. Check out Destructoid and PC Invasion for more chances to win!

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Contest: Win Mad Crown for Steam

Free games, free games; where for art thou, free games? They’re here in our contest, and this time with collectible card game Mad Crown for Steam.

What do you get when you mix an RPG, collectible cards, skill progression, dieselpunk aesthetics, monsters, dungeons, roguelike elements, and turn-based fighting? A run-on sentence, for starters. Also, you get Mad Crown, which celebrates its graduation out of Early Access this week.

To celebrate, developer S-Game is giving out 15 copies of the full game for you to dive into. Lucky you!

Peep this steelo:

Mad Crown is a dungeon crawling roguelike RPG set in a dieselpunk world set hundreds of years after the human race destroyed the world with nuclear weapons. The nuclear Armageddon awoke god-like leviathans from beneath the earth’s surface and a doomsday battle between these creatures devastated the planet’s surface. Now a hundred years after the fabled battle of the gods, Humans try to carve out an existence in the mutated land filled with repulsive creatures.

Rumors have surfaced about the existence of the Mad Crown, a powerful artifact said to hold untold power that would rival the gods. Thus, you, like many others before, have set out to find the Mad Crown.

Game Features

  • Roguelike elements: Initial level zero setting, penalties for player death, inventory management, survival mechanics
  • Procedurally generated dungeons
  • Tough boss battles
  • In-depth tactical turn-based combat
  • Card deck system: use items and ability cards inside and outside of combat to your tactical advantage
  • Vivid art style and scored soundtrack
  • Adventurers reciprocal rescue! Adventurers can work together to rescue one another
    • If you die other adventurers can reach out to and help retrieve all lost items
    • Join a rescue team to help other adventurers killed in the Ruins and win respect and rewards
  • Large enemy variety with multiple strategies
  • 10 available characters classes
  • Over 200 items to suit your party
  • Challenging levels and special modes

When the world ends, all we’ll have left is cockroaches and collectible cards.

To get your hands on this deck, use the widget below to drop your name, email address, and shoe some love to your friends at Gamnesia. Like that Tacos guy. I hear he’s really lonely. Buy him a beer or something.

Our 15 winners will be randomly drawn on Friday, September 28.

Mad Crown is currently in Steam’s Early Access program, and will see its full release this Friday, September 28. Head over to Destructoid and PC Invasion for more chances to win!

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Giveaway: We’ve Got 250 keys for the War Thunder Naval Beta

Alright, folks, listen up—we’ve got 250 keys to give away for the Naval Beta in War Thunder. Whether you’re just a cadet or a five-star general, you can get in on the closed beta going on now through October. Get your key before they’re gone!

War Thunder is the free-to-play MMO that has attracted over 20 million players worldwide. In War Thunder, aircraft, ground forces, and naval ships collaborate in realistic, competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,000 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

The upcoming 1.81 update, The Valkyries, that will add combat helicopters and two new locations. Therefore, Gaijin Entertainment is doing an exclusive beta for their Naval campaign. Codes will give access to War Thunder’s Naval Battles Closed Beta along with the “Full Ahead” decal. Players will be able to start unlocking the ships’ research tree, upgrade the ships, and participate in Naval Battles (combined with aviation). Fleet is now available for three nations—USA, Germany, and USSR—with about 60 ships in total from torpedo boats to light cruisers. A special horizontal research system will allow players to quickly explore exactly the class of ships that they are most interested in. The CBT of Naval forces is available in special events “Naval battles” (Events and Tournaments tab in the game).

In order to claim your PC beta key, use the widget below. Note that you must have a Gaijin Account, and it must be redeemed through the Gaijin website. Moreover, you must redeem your key by September 30, 2018, in order to participate. The beta period will end sometime in October.

War Thunder is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and Nvidia Shield.

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Microsoft is Giving Away a Special Edition Quantum Break Xbox One Bundle

Quantum Break will release worldwide on April 5th, and to celebrate, Microsoft is holding a competition over on Major Nelson’s blog. They are giving away an Xbox One 500 GB Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle. The bundle includes a Cirrus White console and controller, a 500GB hard drive, downloads for Quantum Break and Alan Wake, and a copy of the novel Quantum Break: Zero State by Cam Rodgers. The competition will also have five runners-up, who each receive a copy of the novel and a digital code for Quantum Break.

If you wish to enter the competition,
head over to the blog post and comment answering the question: “If you had the ability to accelerate, slow and/or stop time, how would you use this power?” The deadline to enter is April 7th at 4:00 PM PT.

Source: Major Nelson

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Left 4 Dead 2 is FREE on Steam Until 10am PST

This was actually supposed to be Valve’s Christmas present to all of us, so I’m sorry I didn’t get the news to you until now: Left 4 Dead 2 is free on Steam until 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST). This isn’t one of those “free this weekend” Steam trials either; if you register Left 4 Dead 2 to your account within the next two and a half hours (at the time of posting), you will obtain it and “it is yours to keep forever – FOR FREE!

If you’re still reading this, chances are you already own Left 4 Dead 2 and are feeling a bit disappointed. In that case, you can still get a little something: the “Ghost of Christmas Present” achievement. “To help spread the holiday cheer, all current players can earn the achievement – Ghost of Christmas Present – Spread cheer by helping a free holiday player survive a campaign.

Now jump on Steam and download your free copy of Left 4 Dead 2.

Source: Left 4 Dead 2 Blog

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Three Legendary Dragon Pokémon Hit GameStop Stores Soon

PokéFans, grab your Nintendo DSes and get ready for another Pokémon distribution event to hit participating GameStop stores near you. This time around, the legendary dragon-type trio from the fourth generation, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, are being given away. This distribution is only available for the the Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, and Pokémon White Version 2 games, which are all part of the fifth generation.

These three Pokémon will be distributed at three separate times between this month and the end of October, and all three of the dragons will be shiny during the distribution, which makes them a good addition to anyone’s collection. Dialga will be featured from August 19th until September 8th, Palkia will be available from September 9th until September 29th, and Giratina will be distributed from September 30th until October 20th.

This event serves as a bit of a lead up to the release of the newest Pokémon games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which will be released internationally on October 12th.

Source: Pokémon.com

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