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Go download Borderlands 3 on PC while it’s FREE via the Epic Games Store, plus more

As part of its recent Mega Sale, Epic Games will be serving up some FREE PC games and first up is Borderlands 3. The looter shooter originally launched back in 2019, but if you haven’t added it to your Epic Games PC library, now’s your chance to do so without spending a nickel. It will be joined by another thus far mystery free title throughout the Epic Games Store Mega Sale, which is now offering up to 75% off a massive collection of PC games. Head below for more details on the FREE PC games and Borderlands 3. 

Fall Guys is going FREE with cross-play on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, more in June

Get ready for more bean-based shenanigans as multiplayer party game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is preparing to go FREE and hit new platforms. Fans of the game have been waiting for the hit to new platforms, and today, developer Mediatonic announced it would be getting the free-to-play treatment come next month, alongside its debut on Nintendo Switch, Xbox consoles, and the Epic Games Store for PC gamers. Head below for more details on the soon-to-be-free multiplayer party game as well as details on cross-play features and the new content coming to Fall Guys. 

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Hulu subscribers can score three months of Xbox Game Pass for FREE right now

While we are still tracking a notable price on the Ultimate tier for existing subscribers, Hulu is now dishing up a three months of Game Pass for FREE. Those currently subscribed to Hulu’s on-demand TV show and movie service are eligible to land 90-days of Microsoft’s similar service for PC games completely free from now through July 23, 2022. To be clear this only for the PC Game Pass service, not Ultimate, and it cannot be used to extend an existing subscription. Head below for more details. 

Amazon First Reads May eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

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Today, Amazon is rolling out its latest selection of First Reads FREE eBooks now that a new month has arrived. Throughout all of May, anyone subscribed to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service is now able to receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

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May PlayStation Plus FREE games unveiled: FIFA 22, Tribes of Midgard, and more

Update: The May PS Plus free games are now live.

After announcing the roll out of VRR support on PS5 this week, Sony has now taking to the official PlayStation Blog to unveil the May PlayStation Plus free games. Sony’s membership service is set to get a major overhaul this summer with three new tier systems, but you will be able to add the May freebies to your library in the meantime. Starting early next week, PlayStation Plus subscribers can download FIFA 22, Tribes of Midgard, and Curse of the Dead Gods for nothing alongside a bonus FIFA 22 FUT pack. Head below for all of the details. 

Get a mouthful of the new Kirby game for FREE alongside today’s new gameplay trailer

A FREE Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo has arrived. While we await more of the 30th anniversary content from Nintendo and the official March 25, 2022 release date of Kirby’s next adventure, Nintendo Switch owners can now jump in to Kirby and the Forgotten Land for FREE as part of a just-released demo. The game is already up for pre-order in its complete form with a notable $5 price drop on Amazon, but this is great chance to get hands-on to see what all of the new copy and transform abilities have in-store. Head below for more details and look at today’s brand new overview trailer from Nintendo.  

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Score the official EarthBound Player’s Guide for FREE via Nintendo before you start your journey

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You can now download the official EarthBound Player’s Guide from Nintendo. While there’s still no Mother 3 to speak of, Nintendo did bring the beloved EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings to its Switch SNES and NES Online libraries for subscribers. This was easily one of the most exciting bits from a Nintendo Direct filled with notable announcements – new Mario Kart 8 courses, Switch Sports, and more – and it has now made the legendary EarthBound Player’s Guide available to all. More details below. 

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Sony announces FREE Valentine’s Day multiplayer weekend for all PS4/PS5 games

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The PlayStation Plus February FREE games are now available for download, but Sony has now just announced a free multiplayer weekend for folks without a subscription. A new Valentine’s Day weekend promotion will allow for multiplayer action on PS4 and PS5 games for FREE without the usually required PlayStation Plus subscription for a limited time to celebrate the holiday. Head below for more details 

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November PlayStation Plus FREE games: Knockout City, Walking Dead, more

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Sony has now taken to the official PS Blog to unveil the November PlayStation Plus free games. Next month we are actually getting the three usual freebies on top of three additional offerings in celebration of PS VR’s 5th anniversary. You’ll find all of today’s best game deals in this morning’s roundup and even more details on the November PlayStation Plus free games below. 

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Microsoft’s Summer Game Fest Demo event has 40+ unreleased titles for FREE [Now Live!]

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E3 2021 is now in full swing with yesterday’s showcase (Elden Ring included), and Microsoft has now announced its second Summer Game Fest Demo event. Last year, as part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest promotion, Microsoft offered up loads of playable demos to its gamer base via the ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo event, and it will be making a triumphant return again this year. Starting next week, there will be over 40 demos for gamers to try out, almost like being on the show floor at E3. Head below for more details. 

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PlayStation 2021 Days of Play event: Loads of freebies, deals, and much more

After launching another year of its Play at Home campaign, more freebies are coming our way as part of the PlayStation 2021 Days of Play program. This year’s event is focused on multiplayer action, plenty of exclusive PlayStation freebies, and bringing the community together. That’s on top of scheduled and specially themed “Share of the Week” content as well as an upcoming Days of Play game sale on PSN. Let’s dive in down below. 

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National Burrito Day delivers BOGO FREE, $5 bowls, and a chance to win $25,000 in Bitcoin

It’s National Burrito Day, so you know what that means: deals on burritos from our favorite restaurants! We’re rounding up discounts from Taco Bell, Del Taco, Chipotle, Moe’s, and much more here. You’ll find BOGO free, $5 burritos and bowls, as well as a chance to win Bitcoin, all down below.

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Sony relaunches COVID-19 Play At Home program: Ratchet & Clank for FREE + more

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Sony has announced that its Play At Home program will once again kick off next month with free PlayStation games and more. The Play At Home initiative launched last April in support of folks stuck at home due to COVID-19, and as most of us continue to social distance, it is once again planning a slew of free content to help out. According to today’s PlayStation Blog update, the festivities will start at the beginning of next month with free PlayStation games (Ratchet & Clank will be first). Head below for more details. 

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Sony issues FREE 4K 60fps God of War update today for PlayStation 5 gamers

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Today is the day you can score the free God of War update for PlayStation 5. While the 2018 God of War reboot was already backwards compatible with the new PS5 hardware, not to mention available inside of the new PlayStation Plus Collection package, the development team at Sony Santa Monica is ready to take it up a notch. The team has apparently been hard at work since the launch of PS5 to squeeze every last ounce of power out of Sony’s latest hardware and is now ready to dish out a free God of War update with new graphical modes. Head below for more details. 

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New 2020 Game takes players through the biggest/worst events of last year for FREE

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There’s no denying how tough last year was, and it looks like there’s more of that to come still for many of us, but the 2020 Game is here to add a bit of levity. The online game folds some of last year’s biggest trends into a light-hearted and very much free side-scrolling experience you can enjoy on the browser — mobile or otherwise. Last year wasn’t a year many of us want to remember, so 2020 Game certainly isn’t for everyone, but for the rest of us, it is a creatively designed experience with some light-hearted humor that only takes around 10 minutes to complete, if you’re good at it anyway. More details below. 

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LEGO gets festive with new Ice Skating Rink set, here’s how to score it for FREE

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With the holidays around the corner, LEGO is back to start the month here with its latest winter-themed creation. Stacking up to over 300 pieces, the new Ice Skating Rink brings some festive charm to your LEGO city complete with two minifigures and a working mechanism to actually let them skate. Head below for a closer look at the new LEGO Ice Skating Rink kit and to learn how it can be added to your collection for entirely free.

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Amazon First Reads October eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now October and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Rocket League freebies: $10 Epic Game Store credit and new PS Plus DLC Pack

Rocket League free-to-play is now live, and we are starting to see some interesting promotions surrounding the vehicular soccer destruction title. Now that is has been taken down from Steam (although you can still play your copy of it there), Epic Games is now offering a no-strings-attached $10 credit for redeeming the game on its PC/Mac gaming service, alongside a new freebie PlayStation 4 DLC pack from Sony. Head below for all of the details.

Amazon First Reads September eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now September and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Sony now offering FREE video call backgrounds: TLOU, Ghost of Tsushima, more

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After seeing some Star Wars options come available a few months back, Sony has now decided to offer up some free video call backgrounds of its own. More specifically, we are talking about backgrounds featuring images from its biggest and most gorgeous intellectual properties like The Last of Us Part II, the eye-popping Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, and even some classic games. Head below for a closer look.

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Sony unveils the FREE September PS Plus games: Street Fighter V and PUBG

After seeing some big-time deals on PlayStation Plus and PS Now this morning, Sony has taken to the official PlayStation Blog to unveil the FREE September PS4 games. It’s all “chicken dinner and shoryukens” next month with the battle royale game that started it all and Capcom’s latest entry in the Street Fighter franchise (outside of that 30th anniversary collection anyway). As usual, you’ll need to be a PlayStation Plus member to access the free games and these titles will remain part of your library for as long as your subscription remains active. Head below for more details.

Play the new Alto Collection for FREE via the Epic Games Store right now, more

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You can download the new Alto Collection for free via the Epic Games Store. The endless runner-style snowboarding and sandboarding games are some of the best mobile games out there. Just recently ported to consoles earlier this month, you can now play both of the games this collection holds for free on PC for the next week. Head below for of all the details.

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Microsoft now offers 70+ new Xbox game demos you can play from home for FREE

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As part of the ongoing Summer Game Fest that brought us yesterday’s Nintendo Direct mini, there’s a whole lot of new Xbox One game demos to play. Microsoft is offering over 70 new game demos for players to get their hands on for free over the next week or so in order to simulate some of the experiences normally had at E3 and other physical events. Games will begin to go live starting today and continue to do so through July 27, 2020. Head below for all the details.

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Amazon First Reads July eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Welcome to July and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Nintendo releases completely FREE workout game for Switch, download now

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Nintendo has now released a new free Switch game to help folks stay active at home. While it might not be as fully-featured as the nearly impossible-to-get Ring Fit Adventure and peripheral (here’s our hands-on review), the new Jump Rope Challenge is a great little workout game that won’t cost you a nickel. More details below.

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Play the Pandemic Hot Zone North America board game at home while it’s FREE

Much like the Cards Against Humanity Family Edition that hit back in April, you can now download and print out the new Pandemic Hot Zone — North America for free. While the official physical version is still in the pre-release phase, developer Z-Man games has decided to offer up a completely free print-and-play version of its new version of Pandemic. All you’ll need is a printer, some paper, and mostly things you’ll have already laying around the house. Head below for more details.

Sony offers FREE PS4 games in wake of COVID-19: Uncharted Collection + Journey

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Today, Sony is announcing a new “Play At Home Initiative” that comes with some free PS4 games and more. In the wake of COVID-19, the company is looking to promote social distancing and curb self-isolation boredom by offering its player base four absolute gaming masterpieces utterly free of charge, with no PlayStation Plus required. Head below for all the details.

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HBO offers over 500-hours of FREE TV shows and movies, no subscription needed

You can now stream a massive amount of content from HBO for free. After platforms like Sirius and many others offered up special promotions in the wake of COVID-19, one of the biggest players in the space is now following suit. With an award-winning stable of content from The Sopranos to The Wire, this is easily one of the better self-isolation content promotions we have tracked yet. Head below for all the details.

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You can play Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer for FREE all weekend long

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Well, it was quite a busy March for Activision and its military shooter franchise, and that is continuing this month as gamers can now play Modern Warfare for free. After launching the free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale game followed by the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster earlier this week, Activision has now announced a free multiplayer weekend for its latest mainline entry in the series. All the details are down below.

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April’s free PlayStation Plus games include Uncharted 4 and Dirt Rally 2.0

While a little bit behind schedule, Sony has now unveiled this month’s free PlayStation Plus games. Just hours after Sony launched is Spring PlayStation Sale with over 600 price drops, it has now announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Dirt Rally 2.0 on PS4 will be completely free of charge this month. As usual, you’ll need to have an active PlayStation Plus membership to download these games for free, but once you do they will remain part of your game library until your membership lapses. Head below for more details on the April PS Plus freebies.

Howard Stern announces FREE access to over 300 SiriusXM channels, video, more

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Howard Stern has now announced free SiriusXM for all. As part of the company’s contribution to curbing social distancing boredom and the like, the “unprecedented Stream Free access” was announced this morning from Stern’s now home-based broadcast and will include free access to Sirius’ “full lineup of Premier Streaming content.” Head below for all the details.

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Global pandemic game Plague Inc. gets FREE update so you can save the world

After being removed from the Chinese App Store earlier this year, the developers of Plague Inc are making some substantial changes to the experience. The popular mobile and console game is all about allowing players to wipe out the population with a deadly pathogen but is now receiving a new game mode that has players doing just the opposite in the wake of current events. Head below for all the details.

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Ellen’s hilarious Heads Up! game goes FREE on iOS/Android in very rare sale

Heads Up! is the hilarious game from the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ideal for families stuck at home right now, it’s a simple experience that just about anyone can play and carries astronomically stellar reviews on the App Store from over 81,000 players (plus another 230,000 on Google Play). From topics like celebrities and singing to “silly accents,” you have to “guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!” There’s really no reason I for one should love playing this game, but I do and you will too. Cosmopolitan magazine said Head Up! ”will be the best dollar you’ve spent,” and it is very right. Except, the game is now free on the App Store for the first time since 2016 as well as Google Play for Android users. That iOS sale only lasted a few days and this will likely be much of the same, so download it now while you can. More details below.

Amazon First Reads March eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s March and Amazon is delivering a fresh batch of Amazon First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

March PlayStation Plus free games: Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces

While there’s still time to claim February’s titles, Sony has now taken to the official PlayStation Blog to unveil the March PlayStation Plus free games. In case you’re not familiar, every month Sony offers a pair of PS4 games to its community of PS Plus members for free. These titles will remain part of your game library for as long as your PS Plus membership is active. Next month will see another iconic remake and everyone’s favorite hedgehog go completely free. Head below for all the details.

March’s Games with Gold freebies: Batman Enemy Within, Sonic, Shantae, more

Microsoft has now unveiled the March Games with Gold freebies. Next month will see Microsoft showcase four titles, all of which are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members. That includes both the legacy Live Gold and those who have converted to the new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. These freebies are a great way to add titles to your library you might have forgotten about or just weren’t sure enough about to drop $60 on. March’s titles include the compete season of Batman: The Enemy Within from Telltale and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Xbox One as well as a pair of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games. Head below the fold for all the details.

February’s PS Plus free games include BioShock Collection, Sims 4, and more

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Sony has now unveiled its February PlayStation Plus free games. While last month’s freebies brought subscribers an impressive set of titles including the entire Nathan Drake collection and the world-famous Goat Simulator, Sony is taking it up a notch this month. We are getting the usual pair of free PS4 games along with a bonus PS VR title, just to sweeten the deal. Head below for all the details.

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Twitch Prime free games + DLC for November: Darksiders II, Rocket League, more

We now have details on the Twitch Prime free games for November as well as this month’s free DLC downloads. Featuring a revolving door of freebie game add-ons and more, Twitch Prime is free for all Amazon Prime members (more details below). After previously featuring Rainbow Six freebies, in-game content for Rockstar titles, Madden NFL 20 Legends, and more, we have an entire new batch of content and games this month. Everything is down below.

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October PlayStation Plus freebies unveiled + The Last of Us II release date!

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The October PlayStation Plus free games have now been unveiled as part of today’s State of Play event. Not only are we getting two top-tier titles for free this month, but Sony just unveiled the release date for The Last of Us II and a brand new trailer. Everything is down below.

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FREE Celeste DLC out today on all platforms + up to 50% off main game

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Not only are we getting some free Celeste DLC today in the form of Chapter 9: Farwell, but we are also seeing a very notable price drop on the main experience. A game that started out as a 4-day game jam prototype has since garnered indie darling status as one of the most talked-about smaller titles over the last year or so. Now available on all major gaming platforms, including Mac and Linux, you can close out Madeline’s epic adventure in Celeste for free. All the details are down below.

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August’s Free Games with Gold: Gears of War 4, Forza Motorsport 6, more

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Xbox Live Gold members are in for a treat next month. August’s free Games with Gold include some big name titles like Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 6, as well as some notable backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. Head below for all the details.

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Mario is the latest to join the battle royale craze with Mario Royale

If you’ve never heard of battle royale games, well, you’ve likely not paid attention to the gaming space the past few years. You’ve got Fortnite, Apex Legends, PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, Blackout, Firestorm…the list goes on. Well, Mario is the latest to join this genre in Mario Royale, a simple game in the style of Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros. title.

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How to get a year of FREE Nintendo Switch Online access via Amazon Prime

Amazon is now offering up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for FREE. You will need to be an Amazon Prime member, but providing you have that in order all you have to do is link your Prime account to your Twitch account right here. And then jump over to this landing page to redeem your FREE access. First you claim the 3 months and then after 60 days you can go claim the following 9 months of Switch Online. A year of Switch online is regularly $20. Just remember to manually cancel the subscription as it ends because it will convert into a paid subscription. More details below.

March’s PlayStation Plus freebies include The Witness and Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Sony has now announced March’s PlayStation Plus freebies. Along with increasing member cloud storage last month, we saw Hitman and For Honor become available at no cost. March’s collection of titles is the shortest we’ve seen in a while as February is the last time Sony will be including PS3 and Vita games in the monthly freebies. You still have a few days left to grab those but you’ll want to head below for all the details on the next batch.

Amazon Prime members can grab some FREE Apex Legends skins and loot boxes today

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Amazon Prime members can grab some FREE Apex Legends goodies today. All Prime members can sign up for Twitch Prime for FREE right here and you’ll need to do so in order to redeem the in-game loot. All subscribers can grab 1 Omega Point Pathfinder Skin as well as 5 Apex Packs (like loot boxes). Just remember you can only claim the goods on one platform, which will be the first one “you log into with your linked EA account. Choose wisely!”  Head below for more details.

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If you have an Instant Pot, then you must download this FREE cookbook & how-to guide

Amazon offers downloads of the Instant Pot Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide Plus 101 Delicious Recipes Kindle eBook for FREE. Same at Barnes & Noble for NOOK. That’s $9 under buying the paperback edition. Whether you already own this popular cooking device or plan on snagging one during Black Friday sales, you should download this eBook to your library. Not only does it contain over 100 recipes, it also features handy tips on making the most of your Instant Pot. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Celebrate Halloween on PS4 w/ Friday the 13th for FREE (PS Plus only), more

Well, October is here so it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit. This month’s PlayStation Plus freebies are here to help you celebrate the scariest month of the year with Friday the 13th: The Game. While it certainly didn’t review as well as we had hoped at release, this is a great chance to jump in for free in the days leading up to Halloween. Players take on the role of either a camp counselor or Jason Voorhess himself as the game of cat and mouse ensues. Sure, it’s flawed and won’t be the best game you play this year, but the price is right and it’s perfect timing. For comparison, it’s regularly $40, and right now a physical copy will run you about $26 on Amazon. More details and the rest of this month’s freebies are down below.

Download Obscura 2 for FREE and take better photos with iPhone (Reg. $5)

Obscura 2 is an interesting little camera app that looks to help you create better photos with your iPhone. Almost never on sale, you can now download Obscura 2 for free from within the Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store itself). You can find out all about Obscura 2 in our full coverage over on 9to5Mac. Head below for full instructions on how to redeem the free app (don’t just go to the App Store to download it):