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These HTC Vive games are free right now, but you have to act fast

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HTC Vive is celebrating the second anniversary of its launch by giving you free VR games. Awesome, right?

It's really rather simple: if you own a Vive, you can get four VR games at no cost between now and 11:59pm PT on April 5 (tonight), or 2:59am ET / 7:59am GMT / 4:59pm AEST on April 6.

The four free titles are Front Defense (opens in new tab), Front Defense Heroes (opens in new tab), Super Puzzle Galaxy Lite (opens in new tab) and Arcade Saga (opens in new tab)

Considering two of these games are regularly $19.99 (about £15 / AU$25), today is a great day to go VR game shopping.

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The HTC Vive birthday goodies don't end there, though. If you have a Viveport Subscription or sign up for one before April 8, you can get an additional title, Everest VR, also for free. 

Funny enough now is also a good time to sign up for Viveport as you can save 50% on a three-month subscription (opens in new tab) at the moment.

HTC is clearly looking to reward its Vive user base with these promotions, and perhaps entice a few new users to order their own headset and join Viveport. 

Two years is a long time to last for any product, especially one in the nascent world of virtual reality. HTC recently reduced the Vive price to $499 / £499 (about AU$615), which is only $100 / £100 more than main rival Oculus Rift

Considering HTC Vive's superior room tracking prowess, the price cut has made the headset an even more tantalizing product.

The birthday giveaways also come as the HTC Vive Pro goes on sale. At $799 / £799 (about AU$1,015), it's an expensive buy, but does offer superior resolution to the original HTC Vive. 

TL;DR: free games are available now, HTC Vive owners. Get 'em while they last.

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.