Gaming News: Get a Free Pokemon X and Y, Thief PC Version Details, MGSV: Ground Zeroes with Free Phantom Pain

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By Gel Galang | February 26, 2014 3:32 PM EST

Nintendo seems to plan on extending the appeal of Pokemon X and Y beyond what it has already received as it has recently announced free code to the game.

This can be received in March by those who register a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS, XL or a 2DS, alongside any of the six select Nintendo 3DS games in Club Nintendo, reports Joystiq.

It means that registering Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Yoshi's New Island, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land or LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins will get you a free code to one of Pokemon X and Y.

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According to the press release obtained by Joystiq, you need to register within March to get the promo and redeem the codes by May 31.

Thief PC version also worth getting

For those who prefer playing with the PC versions of games will be happy to know that Thief is not a port of the console version.

"Honestly, if you're a PC gamer, you're going to be in love with [this] version. They are going to have a PC version, not a port. The PC version looks amazing also," said Roy to GameSpot.

What's more (and as expected with most PC games, Thief on the PC will have a better look and feel compared to its console counterparts. The report also gives the minimum requirements and recommended specs, if you are interested in picking up the PC version of the game.

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Minimum System Requirements:

-           Windows Vista with platform Update for OS

-           High-performance dual-core or quad-core CPU

-           4GB of RAM, 20GB of HDD or SSD

-           Direct X10 and AMD Radeon 4800 series or Nvidia GTS 250

Recommended Specs:

-           Windows 7 or 8

-           AMD FX 8000 series, Intel i7 quad-core CPU or higher

-           More than 4GB of RAM, 20GB of HDD SSD

-           DirectX 11 and AMD Radeon HD, R9 series and above, or Nvidia GTX 660 series or higher

Phantom Pain DLC comes free with MGSV: Ground Zeroes

MGSV: Ground Zeroes is one of the most awaited games for the next-gen consoles, but it has not been spared its share of criticisms, such as the short gameplay touted to just run over two hours.

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As a prelude to the game, some may not find Ground Zeroes to be an important piece to play, though this is now being remedied as the Phantom Pain DLC has just been offered as a freebie to Ground Zeroes.

Worth Playing reports that those who will purchase Ground Zeroes early will get The Phantom Pain for free, though this is limited to just the first batch of the retail version and a limited time period for the digital version.

One interesting thing to note is that the progress that you have made with Ground Zeroes will not be lost once you start with The Phantom Pain. Rescued VIPs and prisoners of war will be carried over to the next game.

That's not all you can look forward to as Konami has already announced a price reduction for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. MGSV: Ground Zeroes will now be $39.99, taking off $10 from the original price for both the digital and retail versions of the game.

EGM Now reports that this may be due to the short length of the game and the added $10 when compared to the current-gen version. Ground Zeroes is set to launch on the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 18.

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