Posts Tagged ‘game’

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Free Game – Bejeweled 2

October 10, 2010

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, PopCap is offering Bejeweled 2 for the Mac and PC for free.  But only for the next few hours, until 10/10/10 at 10pm PST.  (See what they did there?  Clever PopCap.)  So go get yours now!

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Machinarium Pirate Amnesty $5 Game Sale

August 9, 2010

Shipwreck over at CheapAssGamer pointed out today that, for those that missed it, the point-and-click adventure Machinarium has been on sale for $5 since August 5th, and the sale last through Thursday August 12th.  The sale is dubbed a Pirate Amnesty sale, as Amanita Design estimates only 5-15% of the people who have ever played the DRM-free game have actually paid for it.  Now’s your chance to (five) buck up, pirates!  Offer available to non-pirates as well.  They even have a little diddy for the occasion.

For $5 you get the Windows, Linux and Mac versions of the game (all three!) plus the soundtrack.  Nice deal!

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Wii Game Soundtrack Sadness

May 25, 2010

Long time readers will no doubt be familiar with my love of video game music soundtracks, especially of the free variety.  Joystiq posted a story today about the cancellation of Wii horror game Sadness.  It was in development hell for years, rumored even to be vaporware, and finally canceled.  This was confirmed last month by the game’s musical composer, Arkadiusz Reikowskiego, who released the music tracks on his blog for download.  So to alleviate your sadness at the cancellation of the game, enjoy the work-in-progress Sadness soundtrack for free!

via Joystiq via Original Sound Version via Gra muzyka

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Flash Games: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

May 13, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Flash Game

For a promotion, the free Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Flash game on Ubisoft is actually pretty fun.  Six levels of play.  You can also get some coupon codes you can  use when ordering the retail game, as well as codes for extra in-game playable characters in the retail release.

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Bookmarked: replacementdocs.com

May 9, 2010

A few weeks ago I mentioned the Boxer DOS emulator for Mac webpage and how nicely the program worked with old DOS games.  I’ve professed my love of GOG.com in the past for buying older games that will work on your new machines, and come with all sorts extras like manuals, wallpaper, music, and so on.  Unfortunately, GOG.com doesn’t have everything yet (come on guys, how about some Ultima or System Shock!).  There are, however, plenty of old games that are classified as abandonware, software that is no longer sold or supported.  It might be unclear who even owns the copyright to some of these games, as such things are lost in the shuffle of mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, and closures.  There are plenty of sites that gather these abandoned games and make them available, but you don’t usually get all the shiny extras like you would from GOG.com.

Enter replacementdocs.com, a website built around the idea of archiving high quality scans of software instruction manuals and documentation, mostly game-related.  Ever look to purchase a used game at a local game store, only to find out that it comes with the cart or disc only, and no manual or even case?   (Most likely because the store threw it way…. grrr, don’t get me started!)  There’s a good chance you can find the manual at replacementdocs.com.  Buy a boxed SNES game on eBay, which was complete except for the map?  Look for it on replacementdocs.com.  The site is very legit, and have even secured permission from rights holders where they could.  They’ll take down manuals from companies they get cease & desist letters from, but in reality it doesn’t happen much, because the rights holders no longer make money from the stuff, and neither does the website.  Some companies even consider the website a service and refer their customers there.

So next time you break out that cart-only copy of The Lost Vikings for the Sega Genesis, head over to replacementdocs.com and download the manual.  (They have it!)  Let me know what you think!

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Flash Games: Super Mario Bros Crossover

May 4, 2010

Jay Pavlina at exploding-rabbit.com created this awesome Flash game for old skool game lovers. Click the picture above or play it on Newgrounds.

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Bookmarked: TouchArcade

May 2, 2010

If AppShopper was my ultimate source for tracking Apple apps, then TouchArcade.com is my definitive source for game app news and information.  TouchArcade posts several game app related articles a day on upcoming releases, news, reviews, previews for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.  If you want to know about a game, they’ve probably talked about it on TouchArcade.  Plus they have a very active community with some heavily trafficked forums.  All of that combines to make it a must-view website for me almost daily.  Let me know what you think!

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