If you have an Xbox One with an Xbox Live subscription or a PC good enough to run it, Fallout 4 is free to play this weekend from XBL and Steam. The period is Thursday through Sunday, though the exact start at end times vary by console. This can be a great time for fans of the older Fallout or Elder Scrolls games to give Fallout 4 a try, or just a fun way to spend the weekend with a pretty neat game. There will also be a promotion running so you can save on buying Fallout 4 if you want to keep playing after the weekend. Sorry to PS4 users for the lack of love this time around!
Have a fun weekend!
While I’ve never played it myself as I’m a Playstation guy, Phantom Dust has been on my radar for a while now. This less-than-famous gem comes up now and then in discussions about underrated and just plain favorite games. Originally for the original Xbox, it sounds like the studio working on a remaster has been shut down and it seems their work on this title will be released for free. There is some confusion on whether this is a remaster or just a port, but PC and Xbox One gamers should be sure to grab this when they can. It earned solid 8/10s across the board and is supposed to be a pretty good and unique action-RPG.
And for the price of FREE, you’d be a fool not to give it a try!
Enjoy, and RIP Darkside Games.
For those of you have yet to try Tom Clancy’s The Division, you can play for free starting now through the weekend. Just download the demo from PSN for full access to the game for a limited time! I spent a couple of hours already and enjoyed the tense setting and tactical, short firefights that take place throughout New York City. If you’re a fan of Tom Clancy’s other games, it will feel very familiar. If you’re a fan of third-person, cover-based shooters, then this game has plenty of it.
Demos and free trials such as this can be a great way to make sure a game is worth it’s entry-fee, or just a way to try something new for a weekend. Elder Scrolls Online did something similar a few weeks ago, and I decided it wasn’t for me. So far with The Division, I’m considering nabbing it for its discounted price during this promotion.
Enjoy your weekend! (and don’t forget Free Comic Book Day is Saturday!)