10 free games worth playing on Steam

Kotaku has come up with a list of the top 10 free games worth playing on Steam which should pretty much kill your entire weekend without costing you a penny. Sorry in advance.

While Steam gets a lot of hype for discounted prices, you don’t actually have to spend any money to enjoy some of the best games the service has to offer. Over the years, Steam has accumulated a number of great games that are free-to-play, and I’m here to tell you which ones you should check out. 

Some of these recommendations will be obvious, as some of Steam’s biggest games are free-to-play—so why wouldn’t I suggest them? But, I also want to make sure to tell you about the smaller free games you might otherwise not hear about, especially when it comes to games that try something new. With that in mind, here are our top free Steam games that everyone should try.

Surface Pro 3 vs Surface 3

I know we have a bit of Microsoft news today, but this article over at Forbes is pretty interesting. Last week, Microsoft announced their new Surface 3 (not-Pro) and this low-cost devices packs in an Atom processor and leaves out a pen to keep the cost below $500 for a base model. Other than those two things, there are a few other differences though that you may want to be aware of before you get too excited and drop less money on something that may not be right for you.

The new Surface 3 is a great surprise. Unlike most high profile devices these days, Microsoft MSFT -1.02% got the smaller, lighter and cheaper version of its excellent Surface Pro 3 out of the door without a single leak. But given the two machines look virtually identical, what exactly are the differences between them?

Source: Forbes

FFXIII Goes to the Cloud

Mobile gaming has grown increasingly popular over the last few years. While Nintendo has missed out on a lot of the mobile gaming goodness, Square Enix doesn't want to miss the boat as well. They are launching a Cloud-Powered Final Fantasy XIII in Japan for iOS and Android devices. This will bring more people to spend money on the Square Enix title and also bring better games to Android as the graphics will be rendered server-side and pumped to mobile handsets. While this hasn't worked for competitve shooters on the PC, it could work awesome for mobile games.

The game is delivered as a free, tiny (~20 MB) app, and the entire game is streamed from G-Cluster servers to your device as a video. To accommodate the game’s controls (which were originally built for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 controllers), the screen is surrounded by large touch targets that match up with most buttons that would normally be available.

Source: TechCrunch

HTC One M9 Review

With all of the press that Samsung and Apple get surrounding their phones, it's often easy to overlook solid devices from other names. HTC has made some pretty awesome products for a couple of years and their M9 is on the bench and under the microscope today. Is it truely a valid successor the awesome M8, or is it one step backward? Take a look at the link below and see what they think.

Looking at the competition, the HTC One M9 doesn’t look as appealing as the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, which are much thinner with better performance, displays and design. And this is HTC’s key problem: the company is trying to reclaim its mobile market share, but while chief rival Samsung has moved on drastically, HTC simply hasn’t.

Source: Neowin

Norway Kills FM Radio

If you're a fan of FM Radio, you may want to consider moving - if you live in Norway. In 2017, FM Radio will be killed in their country and replaced with "DAB" and Digital Radio. They claim that Radio is here to stay, but frequency modulation is so analog. This is the first country to give it a try - and with such a small country, it may work. Countries like Canada that are spread over a 6,900km drive from coast to coast are a different beast.

Thursday, the Ministry of Culture announced a national FM-switch off, to complete the transition to digital radio. Norway is making an historical move into a new radio era, being the first country in the world to decide upon an analogue switch-off for all major radio channels. 

Source: Radio.no

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