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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

Grab on a large glowing sword for a fast paced action RPG title in Transistor, now available for free at Epic Games Store until May 2.

Continuing free games giveaway with no strings attached for each two week after just like they promised everyone during launch of their digital distribution outlet back in December 2018, Epic Games Store returns with their tenth offering.

Players get to own PC version of 2014 action role-playing title Transistor from today by adding it to their Epic Games library for free before May 2, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST to make sure it belongs theirs to play whenever they wishes to.

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Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You play as nightclub singer Red, who came under attack by a group named Camerata and they tried to kill her with a sword-like weapon called Transistor that ended up impaling another man instead, sucking his consciousness and both of their voice into it.

Members of Camerata continue their assault on her using a robotic force known as the Process and she is on a run from the district of cyberpunk city of Cloudbank while repelling robotic drones by wielding the mysterious weapon.

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Transistor comes from developer/publisher Supergiant Games who previously delivered acclaimed fan-favorite titles like Bastion and Pyre. They also have an upcoming roguelike action role-playing Early Access game Hades on Epic Games.

This positively received game that is offered without charge is worth $7.99 only on Epic Store, whereas it costs $8.19 on rival platform Steam. Both of these tags are cheaper compared to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 version priced $19.99.

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Stunning Sci-Fi Setting

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Till date, Epic Games have given up a total worth of $148.90 games to community for free. Newcomers that are somewhat hesitant and customers of Valve distribution store can have a trial with these giveaway titles before start shopping around.

With so much more to come until year end of 2019, Epic Store prepares to give you away many new titles for free partnering with developers and what comes next on free games menu of their platform is acclaimed puzzle game World of Goo on May 2.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Witness Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers you a solo trip on a strange island by giving away The Witness for free to claim before April 18.

Not sure how many have you got so far but Epic Games Store has given away eight free games ever since they launched back in December 2018 and counting The Witness into that fold from today, the number has now reached nine.

Epic Games officially announced to offer a PC game giveaway in each two weeks after for a whole year upon them opening up their own digital storefront and is on a roll from then. Since they are pretty decent and free, there is nothing to complain.

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The Witness Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Puzzle game lovers will have a good time with The Witness and even if you are jumping in out of curiosity, you can still enjoy its impressive visuals at least. The game revolves on an open-world exploration system in a first-person perspective.

Player character wakes up amidst a remote island full of natural paths and various man-made structures where observation is the key to solve riddles and there are around 650 of them. So, good luck solving them all while enjoying its artistic majesty.

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Typically sold for about $39.99 only for major platforms over other online outlets, it can be yours forever once you claim it and add to your library with an Epic Games account before 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of April 18, 2019.

Up next, action RPG enthusiasts have something to look up for as Transistor as upcoming free giveaway title on Epic Games Store from Supergiant Games, who are the creators of critically acclaimed games Bastion and Hades.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

It was leaked via a series of official Tweets that Borderlands 3 would arrive on September 13 as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

Only days have passed since developer Gearbox Software announced their much anticipated action role-playing game Borderlands 3 in association with publisher 2K Games at PAX East 2019 followed by a "Mask of Mayhem" teaser earlier.

No select platform for this upcoming looter shooter has been confirmed yet and so is an official date of release but apparently PC version of the game is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive, according to a now deleted official Tweet.

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Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

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Among a series of Tweets from Borderlands official Twitter account was a release date of September 13 when they referenced the game as "Mayhem" just like many times they did before but ended up deleting it because it was way too early.

If that is true then previous theories of it coming on October 2019 is debunked and a brief clip that was posted in a follow-up Tweet also has hint at the title being heading towards Epic Games' digital distribution platform on launch as well.

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Lucky for us, Twitter user Wario64 has pulled it out of internet archive and posted for everyone to take a look at.



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People initially thought of it as a sort of "April Fool" prank but then again, why would someone joke about a long-awaited game that is nothing but a jerk move unless it was not meant to come out right now and maybe on a later date?

There is a brief footage on the second deleted Tweet which has the Epic Games Store logo at bottom left beside 2K and Gearbox, which doesn't give away anything about its exclusivity essentially but surprisingly, we see no logo for Steam there.

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Whatever doubts anyone had on their minds regarding these sudden leaks are later addressed by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and he gave us some pretty strong hints at where they are going in terms of distribution in a series of Tweets.

Pitchford directly said nothing about their stand on the situation of the game being a timed exclusive and neither denied nor confirmed anything officially.



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Pitchford also pointed out that the upcoming FPS title would be a timed exclusive for at least six months on Epic. He also brought up their support for cross-platform play for PC and consoles but irritated fans are still vouching for releasing it to Steam.

Though he cleverly pointed everyone to 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive for further queries by stating they do not decide which partner or platform to choose when it comes to circulation, fans are yet not happy about moving over to Epic Games.

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Being an Epic Games Store exclusive is not actually a bad thing but considering their launcher having a series of issues including account security; Steam is a better choice for PC gamer base who does not like to shop on other platforms.

Besides, all of previous Borderlands games are still on Valve's distribution outlet and are quite popular on the platform. Therefore, making Borderlands 3 a high-profile exclusive to their rival store makes it somewhat awkward and very surprising move.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Oxenfree Free on Epic Games Store Now

Prepare yourself for a journey into supernatural mystery as Epic Games Store is giving away Oxenfree game for free.

At their launch of a brand-new digital distribution platform for video games, Epic Games promised to offer free games to players every two weeks on Epic Games Store throughout entire year 2019 and they are keeping up so far.

For their eighth free giveaway title, they teamed up with developer/publisher Night School Studio to bring PC version of supernatural thriller game Oxenfree and anyone who grabs a copy during the next fourteen days gets to keep it forever.

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Oxenfree Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Starting today, you can hop in for a ride into story-driven adventure of a teenage girl named Alex, who is going on Edwards Island for a weekend party with her friend Ren and stepbrother Jonas only to come across a mysterious force.

As Alex, players are about to roam around the remote island to find a way to get away from trouble and interact via multiple choices of dialogue bubbles. Gameplay choices have major impact on leading towards multiple conclusions in the end.

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Speech Bubble Choices

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This mystery graphic adventure keeps people engaged in its award-winning narrative build and starting today, you must claim it before 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of April 4, 2019 to add to your Epic Games library for eternity.

Originally priced only $8.99 and typically sells for $19.99 only on competitor store Steam, Oxenfree has a pretty impressive review score. Puzzle platformer game The Witness from developer/publisher Thekla, Inc. is heading over to Epic Games Store up next. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain Comes to Epic Games Store

Three acclaimed games from developer Quantic Dream are coming to PC later this year on Epic Games Store.

Players on PlayStation platform may or may not recognize developer Quantic Dream for action-adventure games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but they sure have heard of Detroit: Become Human from 2018.

Though they are not one of those ground-breaking successful titles, they sure are beloved by fans and sort of exclusive to PS consoles. Recently, the French studio has decided to release PC version of these three games on Epic Games Store later this year.

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Quantic Dream Trilogy Comes to Epic Games Store

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It was announced during Game Developers Conference 2019 lately that all three of these acclaimed titles are heading to Epic Games' digital distribution platform in 2019 for PC and will be sold as timed exclusives for a whole year.

Whether Epic has just partnered up with Quantic Dream by funding their development phase for PC ports or did they simply paid a good chunk of cash to gain exclusive distribution rights for a certain time is still not revealed to everyone curious.

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Back in January 2019, Chinese internet giant NetEase has taken an interest and invested into the developers with a plan of releasing future projects on multiple platforms in order to reach global audience on a larger scale.

Following this new deal with Epic Games, their twelve years of exclusive partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment has now come to an end. Other than working on exclusives, the company will now focus on several projects at a time from now on.

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Founded in 1997 by co-CEO and game director David Cage, Paris-based developer studio Quantic Dream made a name for themselves in making action-adventure game with an engaging narrative driven plots that gives players a unique experience.

Epic Games Store snatches another victory over their market competitor Steam by bagging up Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain a year earlier, which could definitely be a big-game changer for them.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

Available to claim until March 21, Epic Games Store is giving away farming simulator title Slime Rancher for free.

Stepping into the digital distribution market for video games, Epic Games have offered great revenue share for developer studios and free giveaway titles every two weeks after for the entirety of 2019 by launching Epic Games Store.

As the seventh entry into the free title listing offered by the online outlet, PC version of open-world life simulation game Slime Rancher from developer/publisher Monomi Park is joining today for everyone to claim a free copy of their own.

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Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Typically sold for $8.99 only, the game with generally positive reviews is currently free from 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST of March 7 and will remain available until 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of March 21, 2019, to claim and keep on your library forever.

It started as an Early Access title back in 2016 that eventually saw a full official release on 2016. Slime Rancher is a chilled out game where you go farming on a distant alien planet in first-person perspective as a female rancher named Beatrix LeBeau.

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She wanders around on the surface of Far Far Range, looking for slimes that she collects to raise and breed, so they generate plorts that would earn her Newbucks. This in-game currency lets players buy different upgrades for farming equipments.

Though their attempt to lure away many AAA-publishers from Steam marketplace with lucrative revenue share offering remains somewhat questionable, people seem not to care too much when they are getting some games for free.

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Wrangle Wiggly Slimes

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Have you been collecting these free giveaways on Epic Games Store from the beginning, you would have gotten Subnautica, Super Meat Boy, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Jackbox Party Pack, Axiom Verge and Thimbleweed Park already.

If you have added Slime Rancher to that freebie list, then you have a total of seven free games worth $91.93 only so far. Next on the lineup is a 2016 supernatural thriller from Night School Studio titled Oxenfree, coming on March 21, 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thimbleweed Park Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away indie adventure game Thimbleweed Park for free from now until March 7.

Coming to digital distribution platform Epic Games Store as a free giveaway, point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park from developer/publisher Terrible Toybox will be available to claim for another two weeks on the platform.

The digital outlet has launched back in December 2018 with a handful of exquisite games as part of their launch lineup and a promise of giving away a free game every two weeks for the rest of 2019 and we have received five titles already.

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Thimbleweed Park Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Presented in a 2D graphics environment, Thimbleweed Park lets players to play and switch around with five playable characters in a strange town to perform different actions and solving puzzles while giving you vibes of X-Files TV series.

Players are given the chance to add this successful crowd-funding title with mostly positive reviews to their library on Epic Games forever before 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of March 7, 2019 and also save $19.99 at the same time.

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Uncover Surreal Secrets

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Aside from snagging out a couple of timed exclusives by AAA-publishers away from Steam, Epic Games Store seem to also up their free video game giving away program by adding new and exciting titles to entice players to their platform.

After games like Subnautica, Super Meat Boy, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Jackbox Party Pack and Axiom Verge are offered free on a biweekly basis, Thimbleweed Park joins the fray and makes way for life simulation title Slime Rancher to come next.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Axiom Verge Free on Epic Games Store Now

Offered free for a limited time on Epic Games Store, metroidvania hit Axiom Verge arrives as their recent giveaway.

Following their launch back in December 2018, digital distribution platform Epic Games Store is giving Steam a run for their money and offered to give a free game on a biweekly cycle for entirety of 2019 and they are keeping true to their word.

On their way to fifth giveaway title, Epic Games is offering Metroidvania game Axiom Verge from developer/publisher Thomas Happ Games for free this week and players are encouraged to claim it while it lasts.

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Axiom Verge Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Already available to Epic Games' digital storefront, PC version of this critically acclaimed title is currently priced $8.19 only up for grabs till 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of February 21, 2019. It will be a part of your collection forever then once you claim it right away.

The game explores a cyberpunk plot of an Earth scientist named Trace who apparently gets knocked out in an accident and wakes up in a mysterious alien world. There he takes a stand with the locals to stop mad scientist Athetos.

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However, players have met with an issue of the title constantly crashes once you enter a certain area and it turns out to be caused by a missing file called "Steam.xnb". Turns out, removal of any game files including the word "Steam" was what caused this crash.

Funnily enough, people initially head to Steam forums looking for answers on how to solve the problem with game crashes, which clearly is a reminder of Epic Games Store immediately needing a community forum for its members.

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Mysterious Alien World

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The error is eventually fixed and developer Tom Happ took Twitter to inform everyone to fix the problem with an update.



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Axiom Verge promises an experience of solid retro side-scrolling adventure and it offers a lot of blasting aliens as part of the gameplay, which is actually a fun thing to do. Since the game is good and free for the moment, why not give it a try for once?

For their next giveaway, Epic Games have listed point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park out from developer/publisher Terrible Toybox and it will become available for all from February 21 and will remain there until March 7, 2019.