Steam is announcing that 10 games are going to be free to download for limited time

#1
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/15/6984379/steam-free-games-weekend

Starting Thursday, Oct. 16, Steam will host a free weekend that Valve says is the service's biggest yet; 10 PC games in all will be free during the weekend-long promotion, which would total about $240 if purchased at their regular price.

Steam's free weekend kicks off at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow and includes the following titles, which Valve says will also be available for purchase "at tremendous savings."

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Blade Symphony
Company of Heroes 2
Don't Starve
Grid 2
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killing Floor
Payday 2
Trine 2
XCOM: Enemy Unknown


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#2
Are these free games or just free to play over the weekend and then if you don't drop the bones on them you lose access to the games?
#3
Are these going to be owned, or is it one of those "free weekend" things where you lose access on the Monday? I can't follow the link from work

Either way, pretty cool.

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#4
Probably just for the weekend and steam then advertises the offer misleadingly to attract more customers.

But usually I don't play a game for more than a couple days before I get bored of it, so I'm not that bothered.

However, Valve does say that after the weekend is over and the games are no longer free, there will be a huge discount for them over their normal price. So it still might be worth jumping on.
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just free to play over the weekend and then if you don't drop the bones on them you lose access to the games
Yeah this.

Also that post over this post.
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#10
Tfw you already own all of those games
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#12
Gaming thread brah

Also

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Steam's free weekendkicks off at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow and includes the following titles, which Valve says will also be available for purchase "at tremendous savings."


So yeah you have to pay after if you want em'
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Probably just for the weekend and steam then advertises the offer misleadingly to attract more customers.

But usually I don't play a game for more than a couple days before I get bored of it, so I'm not that bothered.

However, Valve does say that after the weekend is over and the games are no longer free, there will be a huge discount for them over their normal price. So it still might be worth jumping on.

Steam has free weekends all the time. The game is free to play all weekend, after which it is not playable until you purchase it. During the subsequent week, the free week games are offered at a pretty good discount.

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How is this news? They do this like every weekend.


It's news because they normally do 1-2 games at a time. They're doing 10 this weekend, some of which are brand new.
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Too bad those are all crap games, with the exception of two or three of those
>all those games are crap
>except like 3
>all of those games suck except 1/3rd of them
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#17
Eh, I'm not a fan of the free weekend things. If I throw money on a game, I expect to be playing it longer than a weekend.
I also already own the only 3 games that interest me.


It's obvious what they're there for, get you interested/invested in a game and then make you pay for it once that interest/investment is there. It's a good system since it's essentially a demo but, I dunno, I would rather just buy the damn thing rather than have access to it revoked when I'm half way through something until I open my wallet.


Note: Payday 2 is always on these free weekend things. At this point, they may as well stop going through the motions and just make it a free to play game.
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#18
I own all those.

Meh

also payday 2 has an insane amount of DLC, which is probably why it's always free, and could probably survive as a f2p game. But I paid 40 bucks to get beta access.

I love that game, but you better be ready to communicate with strangers, some high rankers will kick you if you don't use a mic.
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Steam has free weekends all the time. The game is free to play all weekend, after which it is not playable until you purchase it. During the subsequent week, the free week games are offered at a pretty good discount.

I... Just said that...
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#20
I'll probably pick up Injustice then, the rest I'm not really bothered about. It's cool that they are giving them away for free, but all of them are games that go down to basically nothing in steam sales anyway. Plus a few of them have DLC, which is probably why they got added.

Still, I'm not complaining at free games .

edit: oh it's a free weekend, care a lot less now.
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Tfw you already own all of those games
tfw someone thinks they 'own' their games on steam
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tfw someone thinks they 'own' their games on steam


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>all those games are crap
>except like 3
>all of those games suck except 1/3rd of them



whoa good math there, buddy.
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Isn't there a video game thread...
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#29
The first Payday game if free to own if you download today, the others are just free until Sunday.
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which is why it's always good to get a crack/learn to crack them too.
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everybody play Don't Starve.

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