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Freebies roundup: from Amazon Prime TV shows to Doctor Who and 2000AD comic-books (news).

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More

There’s a whole lot of freebie flinging going on at the moment as content creators, individuals and firms try to cheer up everyone stuck at home.

Amazon is making lots of children’s programming free to people, the kind of TV that you would normally need a Prime Membership to access. The exact shows vary from country to country, due to licensing issues, but if you create a free Amazon account, if you don’t have one, your kids can watch the free programs (or you can watch it yourself if you are young at heart).

If you are a 2000AD comic-book fan, then you can lay your hands on Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.5 as a free download from the 2000 AD webshop.

This 400-page collection includes various Judge Dredd stories such as The Mega-Rackets, Judge Death Lives!, Diary of a Mad Citizen, The Hotdog Run, and Block Mania, followed by The Apocalypse War. Get yourself over to https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/GRN281

If PC computer games are your thing, Square Enix is releasing both Tomb Raider (2013) and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris for free on Steam.

The instructions which are fairly long are on the bottom of the page over at https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/news/stay-home-play-friends-family

If TableTop games are your bag of kittens, then Chaosium has made the Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book available as a free download. While away the hours in lockdown coloring an amazing array of scenes, with images from H.P. Lovecraft’s stories­and the Call of Cthulhu RPG his imagination inspired (Horror on the Orient Express, Masks of Nyarlathotep, The Fungi from Yuggoth and more).

Grab it here as an Adobe PDF file: https://www.chaosium.com/content/FreePDFs/Cthuliana/CHA5116%20-%20Call%20of%20Cthulhu%20Coloring%20Book.pdf

There’s some tabletop fantasy miniatures skirmish-level fighting rules going in the form of Osprey’s Frostgrave set, also available as a PDF – you can bag these over at https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave

The BBC is releasing ROSE: THE PREQUEL which was the original 2005 pilot for the rebooted version of the Doctor Who SF show today on iPlayer and AmazonPrime.

If you happen to be a would-be Martian settler, you’re just in time to download the actual SpaceX  spacecraft user manual for their planned Starship model – also as a more down-to-Earth PDF – at https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/starship_users_guide_v1.pdf 

Meanwhile, Mojang has released a series of free Minecraft Education lessons.

If you head over to the Minecraft Marketplace at https://www.minecraft.net/marketplace you can tour the International Space Station or explore the inside of a human eye, as well as explore renewable energy, marine biology, Greek history. The worlds include lesson plans like creative writing activities, build challenges and puzzles. All of these worlds are free to download until June 30th, 2020.

If cartoons are you thing, Samurai Jack can be streamed free on Adult Swim the website. Genndy Tartakovsky wrote Samurai Jack after finishing his work on his first Cartoon Network original series, Dexter’s Laboratory, which premiered in 1996. Samurai Jack was influenced by the Kung Fu TV series starring David Carradine as well as by samurai culture.

You can grab it from https://www.adultswim.com/videos/samurai-jack

And while you are on the Toon trail, GI Joe have now released 15 episodes in full on their official YouTube channel over at https://www.youtube.com/user/HasbroStudiosShorts/videos

And if that wasn’t enough, best-selling author Stephen Hunt is making the first three books in the Sliding Void science fiction series free over at https://stephenhunt.net/shining-suns-and-free-books/

 

Free copy of Sliding Void

Free copy of Sliding Void, first three books

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