Need For Speed: Most Wanted Is Free On PC From EA Origin

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EA is offering another game as part of its On the House program. You’ll need an Origin account and a PC in order to nab it, though.

The current game on offer is Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Released in 2012, Criterion was tapped to blend the metal carnage of its Burnout series with the cops-and-racers motif of the original Most Wanted.

The result was a high-speed, crash-filled extravaganza. We quite enjoyed it, giving the game a nine out of ten.

Rainbow Six Siege Gets Black Ice Update With Two Operators, Free Map

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Rainbow Six Siege Gets Black Ice Update With Two Operators, Free Map

The first of four major updates for Rainbow Six Siege is now live. Black Ice introduces two new operators, a new snowy map set in Hudson Bay, Canada, and new weapon skins.

Buck and Frost, the two new operators, are members of Canada’s JTF 2. Both are now accessible for season pass holders. The map is free and weapon skins are available for all.

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Ubisoft Offers Up Strange Pairing Of Free Valiant Hearts With Xbox One Far Cry Primal Pre-Purchase

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Ubisoft Offers Up Strange Pairing Of Free Valiant Hearts With Xbox One Far Cry Primal Pre-Purchase

The concept of “free with purchase” games isn’t a foreign one to the game industry. Last year, players that bought Fallout 4 on Xbox One received Fallout 3 for free. Bayonetta 2 on Wii U came with the original bundled in.

Often, these deals are logical pairings. Sometimes, we’re left to wonder.

Microsoft and Ubisoft announced today that those who pre-purchase Far Cry Primal on Xbox One will receive a free game. No, it’s not Far Cry 4. It’s also not a backward compatible version of Far Cry 3.

Deep Silver Loads Up PlayStation Now With Seven More PS3 Games

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Sony and Deep Silver have announced the addition of seven more games to the PlayStation Now library. The new additions round out the Saints Row PS3 library and bring the terror of post-nuclear Russia to the streaming service.

The new games include:

Additionally, Sony shared the most played games on the service for 2015.

Sega Bringing Over 7th Dragon III Code: VFD On 3DS

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Sega Bringing Over 7th Dragon III Code: VFD On 3DS

Sega is bringing the popular 3DS RPG series 7th Dragon to the U.S. with the localization of its fourth entry – 7th Dragon III Code: VFD for the handheld this summer.

The game may be the fourth entry, but Sega says that story of this dungeon crawler stands by itself. Code: VFD takes place in 2100 when dragons have invaded the earth. You play as a dragon hunter working for Nodens Enterprises – a video game company – who must travel through time before facing off against the 7th dragon.

Players will build parties of three members, with up to three parties usable in a dungeon. Your options are further increased by the game's eight classes (like Samurai, God Hand, and Rune Knight), and players will have a wealth of character customization at their fingertips, from 40 character voices to 96 appearance options. You can also build up your Nodens HQ, complete with a lounge and cat cafe.

The Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer or tablet edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now learn some of the very first details about Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Following today's cover announcement, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPadAndroid, and Google Play throughout the day. You can download the apps to download the issue by following this link. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription

The issue launches tomorrow on our third-party subscription apps including ZinioKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Mario Kart And Pokémon Retain Dominance On Best-Selling Wii U, 3DS Lists

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With the release of its third-quarter financial report today, Nintendo has also updated its list of best-selling Wii U and 3DS software. While the lists didn't shift greatly, there are some up-and-comers that Nintendo may eye for franchise potential.

We’ve included all the relevant information, including change in sales and placement on the top-selling list. We’ve also recalculated attach rate based on new software and hardware sales numbers. When last we reported, figures were based on sales as of September 30, 2015. Total Wii U sales now sit at 12.6 million, up 1.87 million for the quarter.

The updated sales figures put a fine point on how important the holiday quarter is to publishers and platform holders. Mario Kart 8’s gains continue to mount, as it remains a blend of recognizable and accessible.

Former Media Molecule Devs Forge Own Path With Knights And Bikes Kickstarter

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Nostalgia lovers, rejoice. The creators of the game Knights and Bikes, which is up on Kickstarter now, name-check source material that's bound to make fans of the '80s squeal with delight. It's being developed by Foam Sword, an indie studio that's composed of several Media Molecule veterans.

Earthbound, Secret of Mana, and The Goonies are the inspirations listed for the game, which features a pair of kids on a mission to rescue adults. It features co-op gameplay and – of course – plenty of time on bikes.

If you recognize the visual style, it could be because of Rex Crowle's involvement. The Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet artist co-founded the studio with Moo Yoo, who worked on LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Is Getting Five Hours Of Additional, Free Content

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong Is Getting Five Hours Of Additional, Free Content

Harebrained Schemes is getting ready to deliver a big expansion to the third installment in its recently rebooted Shadowrun series. Hong Kong is a vibrant cyberpunk city that’s about to get bigger.

The best part is that you won’t need to spend a dime on the additional content. In a post on the official Facebook page, Harebrained Schemes shares the details.

“Almost ready to go back to Hong Kong?” the post says. “We're adding 5+ hours of gameplay and a Dev Audio Commentary! (Same low price, lots more content! And updated free to everyone who already has the game!)”

Nintendo Profits Down 30 Percent After Holiday Quarter, 20 Million Amiibos Sold

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Nintendo has reported its financial performance for the nine months ending December 31, 2015. The company shows a slight dip in revenue, with profits down significantly compared to last year.

The publisher is still comfortably in positive territory despite a 31.9 percent fall in profits to ¥40.6 billion ($425.7 million). Sales dropped 3.9 percent to ¥425.7 million ($3.5 million) for the first nine months of the fiscal year.

On the Wii U front, Nintendo is within striking distance of its full-year goal of 3.4 million units shipped to retail. So far, 3.06 million of that target have been accounted for.