TacTracer #16 – All The Free Stuff!
Hi everyone, since the Steam sales are going on and Christmas is this Monday, it might be a good idea to talk about the recent freebies that have/were going on. Everyone likes a good free game every now and then or am I wrong? No. I will try and keep this short so that everyone can go back to that Holiday cheer that is floating around.
Steam has been very generous to us in the last month with a few free games to grab. Ubisoft and GOG are also being generous with some free games to get as well including Oxenfree and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag just to name a few. Steam on the other hand, gave out Homefront, Kingdom: Classic, and the first episode of HITMAN 2016-2017 for free as the Holiday Mission Pack was re released. I will admit I’ve put sixteen hours already into HITMAN and I am not disappointed at all with it being free.
Uplay has given away three games this month. Watch_Dogs, World in Conflict, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Once you claim the game, it’s yours to keep forever on your account, just like Steam and GOG. That’s what makes these freebies the unique.
As far as I can remember, GOG has given out Grim Fandango and Oxenfree on their gaming platform. Both were able to be received within a two or three day period. But GOG is not nearly as well known as Steam or Uplay, and thus, give out some interesting indie titles.
The Steam freebies, except HITMAN, are lasting around 24 hours to grab before you have to buy it. The Uplay freebies are lasting a week, which is a smart idea on their part. GOG’s giveaways last around two to three days. Anyways, have a wonderful Christmas this Monday and be happy with what you have around you. Cheers!