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Yes, the Free Game Club is back -- only for one man would we resurrect this classic feature. While we wait not-so-patiently for Super Meat Boy, creator Edmund McMillen has given us Time Fkuc (yes, all orders of the second word's letters are acceptable) to gnaw on. As with most of McMillen's Flash...

September 18th 2009 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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What's this taking up one of the center links on Fileplanet? Is it the upcoming MMO Earth Eternal? Why yes it is! Sparkplay Media's Earth Eternal has made it to the top of the free games listing... except for the fact that EE is still in closed beta.Fileplanet's link, while enticing, will not get yo...

August 18th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Wow, what a milestone. After, like, eight months of doing the Joystiq Free Game Club, we finally have a sequel to a game we've previously featured. Wow, it looks like one semi-regular feature is all grown up. Ladies and gentlemen, please, give a big hand to our guest of honor, The Several Journeys...

February 20th 2009 at 1:15am 0 Comments
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We know that we normally wait until Monday to bring you fresh Free Game Club offerings, but, to be honest, we couldn't go another day without bringing this gem to your attention. If you have any place in your heart for adventure games (especially those of the LucasArts variety), then you must, must...

February 5th 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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We usually use this space in the Free Game Club post to expound a bit on the gameplay of the week's subject. But we're not going to do that this time. No, the last thing we'd want to give away is the delightful, mind-bending mechanic that Closure is built around.Instead of spoiling all the fun, we'...

January 26th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The industry is finally slowing down on the twin-stick shooters, but we've found their successor: One-stick no-shooters. Submitted for the approval of the Joystiq Free Game Club, we present Dodge.It feels (and sort of looks) like a forgotten gametype from Geometry Wars. You pilot an unarmed ship wi...

January 19th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, the idea of Master Chief being dispatched by Bowser to kill Mario tests the limits of even disturbingly circuitous fan fiction logic. And OK, fine, the gameplay leaves a certain something to be desired. And no, we don't know why our favorite Spartan brought only grenades and no guns. But Mario...

December 22nd 2008 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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You've probably seen Auditorium already on numerous other sites, so, since the Joystiq Free Game Club can't be the very first, we're going to be the very best, with the most insightful analysis yet of this melodic, meditative Flash puzzler. Ready? Here goes.What the hell is going on in this game?Se...

December 8th 2008 at 11:17am 0 Comments
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We already told you about the Casual Collective's hyper-addictive Desktop Tower Defense iteration, but this week we've been swept away by another one of their confections: Buggle Stars, a platformer with an adorable shell to hide its difficulty.You're a little buggle who wants nothing more than to...

November 24th 2008 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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On its surface, Hunted Forever is a very simple game: You're madly scrambling as you attempt to avoid a vicious laser-and-missile toting A.I. Dig a little deeper though and you'll find ... well, it's still pretty simple. But it's also really fun.We don't know why the robots want to wipe this sad la...

October 20th 2008 at 3:26pm 0 Comments
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As you long-time readers know, Joystiq loves the zombie-battling action from The Last Stand and The Last Stand 2. Now, developer Con-Artists has moved on to a new project, Warfare 1917, and though it lacks a horde of brain-hungry degenerates, its take on World War I is no less addictive.You'll lead...

October 13th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We're usually into featuring more fully formed products on the Free Game Club, but they are, after all, free, so we hope you won't be too bothered by the inclusion of I Wish I Were the Moon, a precious little experimental gem by Daniel Benmergui.In the simplest terms, you're manipulating a short st...

September 29th 2008 at 3:55pm 0 Comments