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Titanfall F2P This Weekend Only!

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

I never wrote up a review for Titanfall, but here it is: I love this game. It is one of those first person shooters that breaks the mold that Call of Duty and Battlefield have so neatly fit into since their dominance over the genre. And now you can play it for free.

https://www.origin.com/en-us/news/play-titanfall-free-game-time

Origin is starting what they call Origin Game Time. They will periodically set a game up with Origin Game Time, which is basically a timed demo. Think if Steam’s Free Weekend. The first title for Origin’s new marketing strategy is Respawn Enetertainment’s Titanfall. This weekend, you will be able to play the depute IP  from the re-branded developer that was once Infinity Ward. You’ll have 48 hours to to participate in a really fun gaming experience.

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Free-to-Play Review: Star Conflict

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

(Sample Ship via Star-conflict.com)

Game: Star Conflict
System: PC (Steam)
Players: Single, multiplayer (online mode only)
Price: Free-to-play (paid DLC is available)
Rating: 8/10 warp drives. Would participate in the Kessel Run

On Sunday, Kotaku reported about a massive battle that happened between two of the biggest faction in EVE Online. Now, I have never played EVE, but the general consensus is that the game is much more fun to read about than to play. What makes me interested is the idea of large scale spaceship warfare. We all got a hint of that while playing Rogue Squadron on N64, and Star Wars continued the trend in Battlefront 2. So while the reviews for EVE haven’t encouraged me to take the plunge and buy the game, it did motivate me to find an alternative: Star Conflict.

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Steam Holiday Sale: Quick Game Review

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

(Via Craveonline.com)

Over the course of the last few weeks, Steam has held one of its many annual sales: The Steam Holiday Sale. Every day new games from Steam’s huge library were available for low low prices. While this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some AAA games at a way discounted price, I like to buy some of the unsung indie games that I may have missed when they were newer. Here is a quick rundown of a couple of games I bought from the Steam Holiday Sale (both big and small games) that you may want to keep your eye on for future sales!

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New Year Game Giveaway: Monaco

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

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Happy 2014 everyone! Clearly the crew here at For The Blog took some time off during the holidays, but news never stops and we are back up and running. And on that note, we decided to hold a small little contest to help bring in new readers, and give a gift to one of our existing readers. We have one copy of Monaco (PC: Steam) to give away, and you could be that lucky winner!

First, about our prize. Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine, is a fun, top-down, game with pixelated art and simple game mechanics. Pick your character (The Locksmith, The Cleaner, The Lookout, The Pickpocket, and more as the game progresses), and steal the item noted for each level. Run or walk, unlock doors, and stay out site. It starts out easy enough as you avoid guards with night sticks, but the difficulty and fun get ramped up as your enemies are equipped with machine guns, the security systems include pressure plates and lasers, and loot is spread across multiple rooms and levels. Play alone or co-op (online or local), it has been one of my favorite games to play the past few weeks.

TO ENTER: Simply share this post wherever you want with as many of your buddies as you think would enjoy our blog. Then like our page on Facebook! Once we get 100 new likes, we will pick a random person and contact them directly, to let them know. Piece of cake. You’ll get a special mention on the site here, a free game, and the chance to play with the FTB crew (though only I play it. But I am really good at it.)

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