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Need a new game? Here's one I can recommend without hesitation - Brigador: Up-Armored Deluxe and it's free to claim and keep for 72 hours.

Brigador is a game I've sunk a great many hours into, and I've written a few words here and there before about just how entertaining it is. An isometric rogue-lite with seriously intense combat, and plenty of fancy destruction as you can annihilate an entire city with your big mech or tank with customizable loadouts it's so much fun to blast through. Getting it free really is an absolute steal you shouldn't pass up.

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Find the giveaway up on GOG.com, which is live until December 25 - 2PM UTC. Look for the big banner on GOG home page. The developer (Stellar Jockeys, Gausswerks) is also working on the next game in the series with Brigador Killers.

Why the giveaway? Well, that's because the GOG Winter Sale is still going on until January 4 and there's of course lots of juicy Linux games on sale. To save you an extra click, here's the essentials we recommended last time:

In related GOG news they now have the classics Heretic and HeXen up. While they only have Windows builds sorted, you can play some them with various open source game engines like GZDoom.

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Swiftpaw 22 Dec, 2020
If you "agree to receive marketing" email spam, yes.
Liam Dawe 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: SwiftpawIf you "agree to receive marketing" email spam, yes.
Which you can unsubscribe from whenever you want, and if that's the "price" you pay for getting an awesome game free - who really cares? It's a good deal.
TimeFreeze 22 Dec, 2020
QuoteIn related GOG news they now have the classics Heretic and HeXen up. While they only have Windows builds sorted, you can play them with various open source game engines like GZDoom.

Finally! Already owning all of them on Steam but meh for that Price right now i just have to buy them again. As a side note: You can only play 3 of the 4 Heretic/Hexen games with something like GZDoom or LZDoom. HeXen 2 is too "modern" as it runs via .exe [also there is no .WAD file anyway so yeah] so for that one you have to use WINE.
CFWhitman 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: SwiftpawIf you "agree to receive marketing" email spam, yes.
Yes, which also amounts to signing up for an account. So, if you want to use GOG, then you are signing up for their promotional emails anyway. They don't spam you terribly badly. A few emails a month about sales, usually.

I don't blame anyone who wants to avoid being on their promotional spam list, but if you want to buy from them, you can't really avoid it, and they do offer DRM free downloads. Unfortunately, they don't have a Linux version of their management software, Galaxy.
tuubi 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: SwiftpawIf you "agree to receive marketing" email spam, yes.
Yes, which also amounts to signing up for an account. So, if you want to use GOG, then you are signing up for their promotional emails anyway. They don't spam you terribly badly. A few emails a month about sales, usually.
You can customize your subscriptions or opt out completely in your account settings.
Nanobang 22 Dec, 2020
Cool. I almost bought this at the last Steam sale, so I'm glad I didn't now. Thanks for another free addition to my game library GoG! You've kept my Animosity Meter (pat. pending) from falling into Bitter Hatred and lifted it to Cool Loathing. Way to go!

I'd look around for other games if I didn't have to open a link for every single one to find out the genre and, more specifically, the release date.
notinuse 22 Dec, 2020
Strange, when I click on the Gog page banner, it forwards to the "On sale" game page. If I search for Brigador, I get a result of $8.99. I must be doing something wrong, although I've had no problem in the past with free Gog games.
Avehicle7887 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: TimeFreezeHeXen 2 is too "modern" as it runs via .exe [also there is no .WAD file anyway so yeah] so for that one you have to use WINE.

No you don't! - http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 22 December 2020 at 5:38 pm UTC
Redface 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: notinuseStrange, when I click on the Gog page banner, it forwards to the "On sale" game page. If I search for Brigador, I get a result of $8.99. I must be doing something wrong, although I've had no problem in the past with free Gog games.

I clicked on the countdown too first.

You have to scroll down on the main page then there is a link to claim Brigador.
notinuse 22 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Redface
Quoting: notinuseStrange, when I click on the Gog page banner, it forwards to the "On sale" game page. If I search for Brigador, I get a result of $8.99. I must be doing something wrong, although I've had no problem in the past with free Gog games.

I clicked on the countdown too first.

You have to scroll down on the main page then there is a link to claim Brigador.

Doh! Thank you.
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