Good News for Those on a Limited Budget: a Cavalcade of Video Games Is Now Available for Free

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Here’s the big question that many of us are dealing with right now: where is the money going to come from?

Donald Trump may be ready to reopen America, but here in far more sensible Canada, everyone remains in lockdown. That’s good for the country, but challenging for many who aren’t able to work because of nation-wide business closures.

Today, then, brings some great news, especially if you’re starting to burn out on Fortnite, Dota 2, and League of Legends during self-isolation, but don’t have the budget this week to spring for Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles.

Perhaps taking the “We’re all in this together” approach, PS4 and Xbox One are just two of the many platforms that are making games available for free. Sorry, these don’t include Animal Crossing or Doom Eternal.

Free Xbox One games include Too Human, Crackdown, and Crackdown 2. Those with an Xbox Gold membership are also able to claim Sonic Generations, Batman: The Enemy Within, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.

Those with a PS Plus membership can clean up with Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces.

PC users, meanwhile, will find over 70 freebies on such services as Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, Twitch Prime, and Itch.io. Games include Stargunner, Bio Menace, Goat of Duty, The Stanley Parable, Bomber Crew, and Far Future Tourism.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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