[Free To Play Weekend] Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on Steam

Free Play COD MW3

This weekend only, play Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 for FREE until Sunday at 1pm Pacific Time. Plus, save 50% off during the Weekend Deal!

*The Free Weekend of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 will let you play the entire multiplayer portion of the base game. Discount ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time.

Rusty Hearts MMO Now Free to Play

Rusty Hearts is a new free to play multiplayer online game with fast-paced and highly-stylized brawling combat combined with a solo or team-based dungeon exploration experience. If you download Rusty Hearts this week and receive a welcome gift to get you started.

Steam is constantly offering huge discounts on many popular Windows and Mac games so be sure to check their online store often for the latest gaming deals.

Original Portal Game Free Until September 20

As part the new Learning With Portal’s program to help intrigue, engage, and inspire students in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math Valve has made the original Portal game free to download for PC and Mac on Steam until September 20, 2011.

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Download Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar for Free

I love games with realistic graphics and I look forward to the day when I can walk into a true Holodeck but nothing beats playing old games that are more about game play and story line then anything else.

For what I assume is a limited time, GOG.com is offering the full version of Ultama 4: Quest of the Avatar completely free for download. The download includes bonus content such as digital copies of the manual, cluebook, spellbook, and map.

Ultama 4: Quest of the Avatar is a highly regarded fantasy adventure role playing game released in 1985 and considered a step forward in gaming. Unlike most games of the time, Ultama 4 wasn’t focused on “hack & slash” gameplay, but offered story-driven quests to immerse players in the game.

Be sure to check out the rest of GOG.com for great deals on classic games like Duke Nukem 3D, Myst, and Fallout 2 for only $5.99, all DRM free.

World of Warcraft Free to Play (Up to level 20)

I’ve always believed that a 10 day free trial of an MMORPG is never enough. Most of the time, a game like World of Warcraft can take anywhere from 12-24 hours to download and update before being able to actually play the game. Once in game, the first 5-10 levels are mainly there to introduce you to the game mechanics and if you aren’t an avid gamer and spend at least 2 hours a day, every day, until your trial is up you may not get very far.

Blizzard is reaching out to these new players and making the hours spent downloading the entire game for a free trial worth every minute. New players will be able to play for free, up to level 20, at their own pace (even if it takes an entire month). When you reach level 20, you can still play but you wont gain any more experience. There are other limitations too, trial members will be limited to 100 gold, skills are capped at 100, and auctions/guilds are disabled.

You can read more about the World of Warcraft Starter Edition in the FAQ or you can begin your free trial here.

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City of Heroes Freedom Now Free To Play

Following in the footsteps of Dungeons & Dragons Online, City of Heroes will go free to play later this year. As a free member, players will be limited to playing in 45 different game zones, select from 8 character archetypes, and two character slots. Additional content will be available to purchase from the in-game store.

Premium users will have access to exclusive VIP content, receive 400 Paragon Points per month, create up to 12 characters per server, and will gain access to a new VIP-only server.

Free Portal 2 DLC

Valve has just announced the first Portal 2 DLC is scheduled for a summer release. The DLC, currently titled ‘DLC #1′ will offer new test chambers, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more. It will be absolutely free of charge for all versions of the game, including Playstation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Have you played Portal yet? What’s your favorite part of the franchise?

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