Download of the Week: 3D Classics Kid Icarus... if you can get it

Platform: 3DS | Publisher: Nintendo | Developer: Nintendo | Price: Free (limited time)

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3DS' supposed killer app Kid Icarus: Uprising may have gone suspiciously quiet of late, but Nintendo's still keen for you to get back into its retro IP anyway. Best news? This NES classic is currently free in the guise of a 3D remake - but only if you register two selected 3DS games between November 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012 on Club Nintendo. Don't worry, it'll be coming to the eShop to buy outright very soon, but if you got a couple of 3DS games over Christmas, now's your chance to get something free out of 'em. Find out more here.

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EA XBLA sale | EA | £Varies

There's an EA mega sale on Xbox Live right now, which ends on Monday the 9th of January. With up to 50% off games and DLC including Zuma, Dragon Age 2 and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, it's well worth a look. Full list here.

Temple Run | iOS | Imanji Studios | £Free (with optional microtransactions)

This isn't a new game, but it's one we simply couldn't stop playing over New Year. Totally free, totally awesome and with very few faults, we haven't even felt the need to buy any in-game coins yet. Which is a shame as the developer certainly deserves financial reward for this superb effort.

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  • Fuzunga - January 6, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    I would have preferred this over Excite Bike. But, hell, I got a lot of free stuff from Nintendo lately so it's all good.
  • Darkhawk - January 6, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Wow, EA. Paid DLC for Speed Boosts in NHL? WHAT THE F*** IS THAT ABOUT
  • EsotericFerret - January 6, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    Well that sucks if it is only available for the UK and Europe.
  • DannyMB - January 6, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    Its payback for the mountains and mountains of competitions and offers I couldn't enter because I didn't live in America :p I wouldn't worry too much, at least you don't have to pay the outrageous prices for things we do over here. Your stuff is CHEAP. Seriously cheap.
  • EsotericFerret - January 6, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    Yeah, that's all true, plus when it comes out I can always just buy it if I really want it. Still sometimes it is good just to complain.
  • DannyMB - January 6, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    Complaining, now that is really British! You're getting in the spirit of it now!
  • D0CCON - January 6, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    This bloody rip off of paying for a game those blokes across the pond are getting for free is really getting my knickers in a bunch.
  • shawksta - January 6, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Thats awesome ill be sure to register my games, but you know what sucks? Japan gets the demo of Resident Evil Revelations on the Eshop, we still gotta wait >.<
  • egregious - January 6, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    The Kid Icarus offer is only for the UK and Europe, right? I know NoA just gave early adopters 20 free games but come on, NoA.
  • ACGUY - January 6, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    I agree it's bull so far Europe gets all the better stuff while we get left in the dust. Both NoA and Europe got the ambassador games yet European Club Members gets free kid Icarus?! I am now sad face because I registered the two eligible games and I was rushing to get some kid Icarus action and boom this comes on! Really Nintendo?! Your cool and all but man this is ridiculous!
  • egregious - January 6, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    I think what they will do is make Kid Icarus 3D Classics part of a Club Nintendo DL for North America redeemable with coins.

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