I can't read or hear the word "blockchain" without going into full-blown skeptic mode. After cryptocurrency markets tanked last year, I thought Robot Cache, the store promising to keep your games on the blockchain and let you mine crypto to buy more, might quietly disappear. But it hasn't: After a long beta period Robot Cache will be launching in full in the next few months, with more than 1,000 games and something like 60 publishers signed on, CEO Lee Jacobson told me in a recent interview.After a walkthrough of Robot Cache and 30 minutes of talking to Jacobson I'm still skeptical it'll take off against the entrenched competition in PC gaming. But I did come away thinking that its use of the blockchain isn't just chasing a popular trend, and I have to admit Jacobson's most basic pitch is pretty strong: "There's a sect of people that might like the idea of getting free stuff and getting money back. That's our niche.""People say 'well are you gonna go after Steam or Epic?' No," Jacobson … [Read more...] about Robot Cache hopes to woo PC gamers who like ‘free stuff’ and hate Epic’s exclusives
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The good people over at GOG are currently gifting some players with free games from their wishlists. A newsletter was sent round to select GOG customers thanking them for “being a part of GOG.com…[valuing] DRM-free ideas and preserving our gaming heritage”. To show appreciation, GOG has added a game from those players’ wishlists to their library for free.The comments over on this Reddit thread seem to suggest that it’s mostly Telltale games being gifted; a couple of commenters seem to have received Telltale’s episodic Caped Crusader caper Batman: The Enemy Within, while another received Tales of Monkey Island. Some people even say they’ve been gifted multiple Telltale games. One Reddit user on the thread suggests that this might be due to the games being delisted from GOG at some point in a manner akin to The Walking Dead, but this remains unconfirmed. All you need to do to check if you received a free game is sign in to GOG and … [Read more...] about GOG Gifts Some Players With Free Wishlist Games, Black Friday Sale On!
July's fireworks and barbecues might be behind us, but that means it's nearly time for Amazon Prime Day 2018 to happen. This Black Friday-like event returns once again this summer, and this year will see a longer-than-usual event. You can expect the Amazon to offer temporary discounts on games, tech, movies, toys, and anything else you might want to buy from the world's largest online retailer. Other retailers may also offer discounts that day to cash in on the commerce craze. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2018, including some tips on how to make the most of it.What is Prime Day?Prime Day is a massive sale Amazon puts on each year in July for Prime members. It all began in 2015, when Amazon had a sale to celebrate its 20th birthday. In the years since, Prime Day has grown into a shopping extravaganza in its own right, with deep discounts on all kinds of items.When is Prime Day?Prime Day begins at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET / 12 PM BT) on July 16 and will last 36 … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018: Date, Best Deals, Free Games, Tips, And Everything You Need To Know
If you're looking for something new to play on PC, EA is offering another free game through Origin. The latest freebie as part of the publisher's "On the House" promotion is Dead in Bermuda, and it's available to download right now at no cost for a limited time.Dead in Bermuda is billed as a "survival management game with RPG and adventure elements." The title puts players in command of a ragtag band of survivors, who are stranded on a mysterious island after their plane crashes. Players must manage the survivors' hunger and fatigue levels, craft upgrades for their camp from the materials collected around the island, and ultimately uncover the "mysteries behind an ancient atlantean prophecy."Like previous On the House titles, once you've downloaded Dead in Bermuda, the game will remain in your library permanently. However, EA hasn't announced how long the title will be available through the On the House promotion, so if you're interested in taking advantage of this offer, you should … [Read more...] about Next Free PC Game Available Now From Origin
The rollout of the major new Operation Chimera update for Rainbow Six Siege is upon us, but players are encountering some hiccups on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Ubisoft has confirmed a variety of known issues with both Chimera's additions and the new Outbreak mode, as well as one involving the free skin many players should have received.Ubisoft angered players with its plans to change Siege's pricing and ultimately relented. Among the apologies it planned to offer was Ash's Sidewinder Elite skin, which would be made available to all players for free by playing a match before March 6, the day of Chimera's launch. If you qualified, it should be in your inventory now that the update has gone live, but many players have reported that it isn't showing up.In a list of known issues outlined on Reddit, Ubisoft confirms it's aware of the problem and says a fix is in progress. The same is also true for an issue where the inventory doesn't show the Damascus Steel skin. Some other issues--including the … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege’s Free Ash Elite Skin Not Being Rewarded, And Other Known Issues