Showing posts with label Epic Games Store. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epic Games Store. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of space combat simulation game Rebel Galaxy in their weekly giveaway of free games.

Although Epic Games initially announced to giveaway one free games each two weeks on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store at launch, they wanted to double down and go weekly during their first major sale last month.

This week, space adventure game Rebel Galaxy from developer/publisher Double Damage Games is up for anyone to claim from Epic Store with a free account before June 27, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST to own it forever in your collection.

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Rebel Galaxy Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players will be exploring uncharted routes of space and engage into action-packed combat against pirates. Wandering around a randomly generated in-game world, you will come across friendly aliens and be scrapping for wreckage.

Despite having a core narrative, you are allowed to walk your own path as you see fit whether that could be mining asteroids or just hanging around. However, gameplay mechanics is often limited to two-dimensional movements for most parts.

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Weekly free games distribution was supposed to end after E3 2019 but following feedback from community of users, EGS has decided to keep up this schedule for rest of the year and continue rolling freebies each month, which is a lot of games.

Next week, free copies of 2017 critically-acclaimed adventure puzzle game Last Day of June by Italian developer studio Ovosonico and publisher 505 Games will be handed out on Epic Games Store for PC platform, from June 27.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Enter the Gungeon Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store will be giving up bullet hell shooter game Enter the Gungeon this week in their weekly free games giveaway.

Today marks the end for Epic Mega Sale that ran for a month-long and with that, Epic Games Store was supposed to go back to a biweekly schedule for free PC games giveaway but Epic Games decided to continue on a weekly basis for rest of 2019.

This week, fast-paced bullet hell shooter Enter the Gungeon from developer Dodge Roll and publisher Devolver Digital joins free games lineup starting from today and will be up for grabs until June 20, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

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Enter the Gungeon Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players will assume role of a protagonist from four to raid a spooky dungeon filled with living bullets and other firearm pieces on a distant world of Gunymede while seeking for an ultimate treasure, The Gun That Can Kill The Past.

Its gameplay mechanics feature some roguelike elements and is designed in pixel art to present retro-inspired visual. Other than going solo, you can also team up with your friends for a co-op adventure to blow up those gungeons for good.

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All you have to do to own this dungeon-crawling shooter to your collection of games is to sign into your free Epic Games Store account and claim it from there to own it forever, which is usually sold for a retail price of $14.99 only.

If going for adventure and exploration off world is your thing, then you are up for a treat because Epic Store will be adding space combat simulation game Rebel Galaxy from developer/publisher Double Damage Games on June 20 to offer for free.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

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Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped The Beefy Update to expand their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

After spending nearly six months in Early Access program of Epic Games Store, action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games is ever so expanded and in a much more stable stage now than when it was launched.

We are in for another monthly major content update and currently, The High Speed Update has gone live with newest batch of changes. Detailed patch notes can be found through in-game menu or in official Discord channel of developers.

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Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

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God of swiftness, Hermes enters to aid protagonist Zagreus by boosting his abilities to fight his way out of Underworld. Not only his Boons will take up any slots from perk bar but he can enhance blessings from Olympian gods to make them better.

Previously introduced Elysium zone will add new enemy types with Soul Catcher and Flame Wheels to increase your troubles. More chambers are added to this perilous biome and Thanatos received a musical theme of his own.

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Aside from a few existing Boons of godly powers from Poseidon with increased damage, Zag can receive new ones like "Battle Rage" and "Merciful End". Static Discharge and Thunder-God's Fury from Zeus has recently gotten buffed as well.

New narrative events for various characters are added while prince of Underworld gets a few lines for himself based on in-game situations. Last Stand from Athena now has reduced healing effect and Wave of Despair by Aphrodite effect area is nerfed.

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Voiced by Logan Cunningham, a 12 minute-long ASMR like narrative version of patch notes is also out now.




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A number of bug fixes were done including some sound effect looping issues and many other minor tweaks as usual. Supergiant has updated their upcoming development roadmap to go even bigger with their next major update.

Hades is an Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler game that is currently available to purchase at Epic Games Store for $13.99 only. Considering how much content developers have added to it since launch, it is worth a shot at this point.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Reveal

Sniper Elite developer studio Rebellion brings back army of Nazis zombies in Zombie Army: Dead War 4.

When a survival horror spin-off for third-person tactical shooter title Sniper Elite V2 from developer/publisher Rebellion Developments came out as Zombie Army Trilogy in 2015, it managed to garner a unique fan-base.

Those who were really hoping to get a follow-up sequel game can now cheer up since Zombie Army 4: Dead War has been announced lately at PC Gaming Show 2019 and though no official release date is revealed yet, it is coming in 2020.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War E3 2019 Reveal

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At E3 2019 event, a brand-new cinematic trailer has showcased gameplay bits and plot premise of Dead War.




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Sniper Elite series protagonist Karl Fairburne returns with three more survivors at his side and they are shown to be fortifying their position. An explosion nearby shows a massive undead horde is heading this way and a battle rages on.

One of them were wielding a flamethrower until Karl blew it up and handing it over to his fellow fighters to make use of. When a small pack tries to flank him, one got electrocuted before blowing up and others got a few shots to their heads.

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Horrifying New Campaign

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Together, four of them gather outside to form a last stand against a wave of dead militia. Apparently, Zombie Hitler has somehow managed to return from the depths of hell and now he is leading an army of dead once again.

Aside from Fairburne himself, other three new members are probably newest recruit of Survivor Brigade. Clue from trailer also suggests that players would be using a variety of weapons other than sniper rifles and X-Ray Kill Cam returns as well.

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X-Ray Kill Cam Returns

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Dead War will feature a story campaign set within maps of Southern Europe for up to four players and anyone can drop-in at any point. Gameplay progression will let players unlock new set of skills, special attacks and even weapon upgrades.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is planned to head for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms by next year. PC versions will be distributed exclusively via digital outlet of Epic Games Store and will be available on Steam after a year of its release.

Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

After Shenmue III has been announced as Epic Games Store exclusive for PC, backers are now even denied refunds on Kickstarter.

At E3 2019 event, renowned Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took stage during PC Gaming Show 2019 to showoff brand-new gameplay trailer for Shenmue III and reveal that PC version will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Now whether or not they decided to make it a timed exclusive is not clear yet but many backers are very upset over this decision of shifting platform since it was originally planned for a Steam release and are already asking for a refund.

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Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

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Right after their announcement at E3, development team has updated their Kickstarter page with new information to declare Epic Store exclusivity. What they explained as reason for their recent decision of changing outlet is given below.

We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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Apparently, it was publisher Deep Silver that pushed for Shenmue III exclusivity and their official statement of most enjoyable experience on PC being on EGS clearly shows how detached they are from players these days.

When they removed Metro Exodus from Steam earlier before launch to make it a timed exclusive at Epic Store, fans were enraged. They started review-bombing to plummet its overall score, which then took Steam to intervene and stop them.

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Official Kickstarter page of Ys Net is flooded with angry response from fans seeking either an explanation or their money back. Some pointed out that it was mentioned in early phase of campaign that they are to provide Steam keys for PC platform.

Even those who would purchase a physical copy would only have a box with a code in it that still need to be activated via Epic Store. Charging a $59.99 amount for a box that doesn't even come with a disc seems like a scheme to get some extra money.

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After Yu Suzuki launched the Kickstarter project looking for $2 million in funding back in 2015, it has been backed by nearly 70,000 people and raised over $6 million in a month, only so they can screw over players on PC four years later.

When you thought Epic Store exclusivity was the worst thing to happen to the game, Ys Net has denied granting any refunds for making this change, therefore leaving PC players with no option to either get their hard-earned money or preferred platform.

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Epic Games are definitely favoring developers by taking only 12% cut from sales rather than 30% and started a trend for exclusive games to incite competition but that is also leading studios into taking such controversial decisions.

A few months ago, Epic Games Store has bagged crowdfunded project Phoenix Point out of nowhere that was originally promised to launch on Steam but in that case, developers were generous enough to offer a refund to its backers at least.

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Denying request for refund was perhaps the most anti-consumer act from their part and maybe even led to some legal action, because ripping off people for their money with false pledges like this need some serious consequence enforced by law.

What happened as a result will now have people to be more suspicious before crowdfunding any project on Kickstarter. There is currently a Steam page for the game though but that is probably because they forgot to remove it.

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Epic may have given a hefty amount to Deep Silver and Ys Net for a store exclusivity deal like they did with Snapshot Games for having Phoenix Point. However, they should have considered how it would ruin reputation for both companies.

After years of development and a couple of delays, Shenmue III is finally all set to arrive on November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4. Only if they have kept promise of delivering Steam keys to backers, there would probably be a little less backlash.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

CD Projekt Red releases new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at E3 2019 featuring Keanu Reeves and a release date set for 2020.

There is no doubt that upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most-anticipated game that players are eagerly looking to get their hands on as soon as it comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

This year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red came to E3 2019 with a brand-new trailer and a release date that received a grand reveal by none other than actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) himself came to stage to present it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

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Presented at Xbox E3 2019 press conference, new Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer gets within its dark plot.




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As usual, player character V arrives on a crime-ridden area of Night City megalopolis for a payday after finishing a job. His contractor asks if he got what he asked for and upon confirmation, tells him to go to washroom to wash off.

While washing off blood from his hands, V recounts how he went on a big-time job earlier with Jackie Welles to get insane rich and though they somehow got the job done, his friend caught up in ensuing shootout from rival gang.

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As soon as he got out, V is slammed with the door and he tries to retaliate with pointy extension of his augmented arms to no avail. His fixer, Dexter DeShawn is mad at him that they caused too much chaos and they all draw their gun on each other.

He discovers himself in a junkyard outside of megacity and is rebooted by a stranger with a likeness of John Wick star. He invites V by saying "Wake the fuck up, samurai. We have a city to burn", which is a nod to the name printed on the collar of his jacket.

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Reeves's role here is obviously of a non-playable character but he is not just a random nobody here. He is playing Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character created by Mike Pondsmith for original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game.

You can even see him having a shiny cybernetic silver arm when he removes his shades but this is quite different than his actual look. Bringing Silverhand into the mix is an attempt from CD Projekt Red to connect the game to its lore.

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Also, a detailed look at digital and physical goodies from an unboxed collector's edition has been unveiled in another video.




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A Collector's Edition worth $249.99 is up for pre-order now, which includes an artbook, box, embroidered patches, metal pin set, NCPD evidence bag, quadra V-tech metal keychain, V-figure and digital items like original soundtrack.

Sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red currently scheduled to release on April 16, 2020. PC version of the game will be available on Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam as developers chose not to make it an Epic Store-exclusive.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Kingdom: New Lands Free on Epic Games Store Now

In their recent free games offering, Epic Games Store gives away kingdom-building simulation game Kingdom: New Lands.

It has been a few weeks that Epic Games have launched their first-ever sale on Epic Games Store in "Epic Mega Sale 2019" to offer amazing discounts on PC games and doubling down on their run on biweekly free giveaway games.

After offering action adventure game City of Brass last week, Kingdom: New Lands is currently free on Epic Store. It will be available for anyone with an account to claim and add to their library before June 13, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EST.

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Kingdom: New Lands Free on Epic Games Store Now

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New Lands is an updated version of original kingdom-building simulation game from publisher Raw Fury and rendered in pixel art-based graphics. More content are added to it aside from making several improvements on its award-winning gameplay.

Player takes on the role of a monarch king or queen for a quest to expand their empire through exploration. During their journey, they come across NPCs, gather resources or even travel on other islands, all within a two-dimensional screen.

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New Lands keeps things simplistic and retains a retro vibe that instantly engages fans of 2D games. Despite limited of moving either left or right, you can start each time a better kingdom than before using your past experience.

Also, don't forget to check out Epic Mega Sale because some games are available at an insane 75% off on Epic Games digital outlet. Action-packed dungeon crawler title Enter the Gungeon will be added to Epic Store as their next freebie on June 13.