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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

Bundle up with deals on Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Fortnite for a solid $50 price off on Xbox One Bundles and more.

Like each New Year, players are looking forward to a great start in 2019 with their favorite games and so, Microsoft Studios had an amazing idea of coming up with a sale for their selected Xbox One bundle that will save you $50 instantly.

Available at participating retailers, these console packages comes with free game download and some exclusive perks. Some of the sellers like Amazon and Best Buy would love to take the discount even further with gift cards and vouchers only if you are aware.

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Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

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Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle
Jump into the madness of Battle Royale with Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle and be the last one standing in a 100-player PVP mode. Fortify your defense against your opponents and take them out one by one to get that sweet "Victory Royale"!

Aside from the Fortnite full-game download, you will get 2,000 V-bucks and Eon cosmetic set including Epic Aurora glider, Rare Resonator pickaxe and skins that come along this bundle. Get into the arena blowing up your rivals and celebrate your kills with flossin'.

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Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle
Enter a world of chaos in the stage of greatest conflict mankind has ever witnessed and be a part of World War II to scour the frontline with Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle. Experience historic battles of WWII and be a part of it by joining in.

The bundle offers you Battlefield V Deluxe Edition that includes Paratrooper Outfits set, Special Assignments to challenge your skill and weekly Airlifts. Also packed within the pack is Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition and Battlefield 1943 full-game downloads.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle
Strap on your Power Armor and step into a post-apocalyptic world that got demolished in a nuclear war as you pick the Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle. The latest release from the award-winning RPG series is fully online and has a map four times bigger than Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 lets you explore, salvage and rebuild your way into a wasteland filled with dangers and opportunities. Vault Dwellers can even band up to collect atomic launch codes to fire nukes and unleash the Scorchbeast Queen for an ultimate endgame.

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All of the games mentioned above have some great multiplayer features to enjoy on Xbox One consoles that require you to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online and luckily, Microsoft is including a 14-Day Free Trial with all these bundles.

Added to the topping is a 1-Month Free Trial to access a growing catalog of over 100 great games on Xbox Game Pass, where you can enjoy games like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on launch date.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

For a limited time, party games bundle The Jackbox Party Pack is free to download on Epic Games Store.

Putting all the good cash they earned last year after making the whole world go crazy with Fortnite and Battle Royale madness, video game developer/publisher Epic Games launched their own digital outlet Epic Games Store.

Making good of their promise of giving up a free game after each two week made during announcement, Epic Games Store has teamed up with developer/publisher Jackbox Games to offer party game title The Jackbox Party Pack for free.

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The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Head over to their storefront today to grab your own copy and add a bundle of five amazing party games worth $24.99 to your library forever. Download PC version of the game using Epic Games launcher before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST of February 7, 2019.

This pack includes titles Drawful, Fibbage XL, Lie Swatter, Word Spud and You Don't Know Jack 2015. Whether or not you are into party games, TJPP can still give you a decent time when you are bored and nothing good is at hand to try out for no bucks in this deal.

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By now, Epic Games Store has treated fans with open-world survival Subnautica, indie platform title Super Meat Boy and first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch. The Jackbox Party Pack is the most pricy one among the other that came before it.

Next up in Epic Games line of free giveaway is a metroidvania title Axiom Verge from 2015 by developer/publisher Thomas Happ Games, which will be available from February 7 and will be up for grabs until February 21, 2019.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch completely free for a limited time.

Back in December 2018, video game developer/publisher Epic Games have offered to do a free game giveaway for PC every two weeks until the end of the year during their official announcement for the global launch of their digital storefront Epic Games Store.

First they gave up open-world survival-adventure Subnautica from Unknown Worlds Entertainment, then there was indie platform title Super Meat Boy from Team Meat and now they are offering first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch for free!

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What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Starting today, January 10, you can head over straight to the storefront to claim a free copy of the game that is typically sold for $7.99 only for your own using the Epic Games launcher. However, you should claim it before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST, January 24, 2019.

Developer Giant Sparrow and publisher Annapurna Interactive were the studios responsible for the creation of the game which is about a young woman named Edith Finch and mostly based on a strange house with a family curse.

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The player character will be exploring deaths of several members of Finch family in their long abandoned house. You ought to take the role of deceased family members died in bizarre and tragic ways years ago while investigating the blight that befall upon them.

Even though the title plays out in a slow paced motion where players are on a quest to discover how a generation died of unnatural causes while reliving those memories and having Edith Finch narrating the events that took place prior gives out a lot of creepy vibe, this is still not a horror game.

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Sitting on Swing

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What Remains of Edith Finch is considered as one of the best first-person stories by critics and fans alike and having it on your collection is worth it for sure. If you have already played before and were looking forward to play again, now you have a great excuse to do that.

What up next on the list of free giveaway of Epic Games Store is The Jackbox Party Pack, a series of party games from developer/publisher Jackbox Games and it comes on January 24 to stay up till February 7, 2019.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Epic Games Store Announced

Launching as a competitor to Steam, Epic Games announced to start their own digital storefront Epic Games Store.

Whether you have been indulged into the Battle Royale mania with free-to-play title Fortnite or not you probably must have heard of developer/publisher Epic Games. Amassing a staggering number of 125 million worldwide in less than a year, they have scored big time!

After winning over the gaming world with a phenomenon game lately, Epic Games is currently focusing on a major online game distribution platform of their own, which would be a competitor to Steam, a prominent digital storefront of Valve Corporation.

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Epic Games Store Announced

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This is not something that Epic has jump on board with and in fact, they have been developing launcher for their own game compatible for Mac and PC that supports a digital commerce worldwide by handling several different payment methods.

So, to get into a direct relationship with players and help all developers, Epic Games Store will be launched soon. Though their initial plan only includes platforms like Mac and PC, there are plans for expanding to Android and other open platforms for a broader reach by 2019.

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Epic will open up with a hand full of curated games and then will expand their collection as they progress. People can either purchase the game from the store or just access it with Epic Games launcher but everything else will be handled through the application.

Current Fortnite players are already considered as users of their launcher and Epic Games decided to make their game exclusively available to their digital store. This is a practice that would be continued for the foreseeable future.

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Epic Games Store Revenue Split

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The biggest perk of the platform is that it offers a more flattering revenue split with developers than Steam or any other. Moving aside from the standard 70/30 revenue split, Epic Games Store is considering giving developers 88 percent of the revenue for the games.

It that is not sounding crazy enough, developers won't have to pay up the 5 percent engine royalty for using Unreal Engine to create the game. Epic will cover for that 5% of extra charge from their small margin on a total of 12%.

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes that business for digital storefronts have grown quite exponentially over the decade but the economies revolving around it has not benefited the developers much for years; especially indie developers.

Aside from that, Epic also launched Support-A-Creator program recently that will hook up content creators from YouTube, streamers on Twitch, video game Bloggers and such with developers to help them share revenue for affiliate marketing. That's so EPIC!

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Consumers of the store will be handed out at least one free game after every two weeks throughout 2019 and they will cover the fees of those releases on behalf of the developers, so they don't miss out or lose money over this.

Epic Games can easily become a digital distribution platform giant in no time if they stay true to their plan of incentives and promises to share more details about their plans regarding the store this Thursday, on December 6 at The Game Awards 2018.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami for the month of November 2018.

Hope you are having a blast this Halloween whether trick or treating or just lazily sitting around playing video games, which is probably your favorite thing to do, right? We are at the endgame of the year 2018 and November seems to be very promising (for now).

Last month, not everyone was impressed with survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game and futuristic sports game Laser League. So, a new free games lineup of this month for PlayStation Plus subscribers has been carefully chosen this time.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018

Before we just jump into the PS Plus lineup, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for November 2018.




The very first game we got our hands onto is a first-person shooter titled Bulletstorm from People Can Fly and Epic Games that Electronic Arts had the Publishing rights to. You can play it in both solo and co-op mode in a 26th century setup.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition gets you all the exclusive content of the game for a definitive experience. Players will take the role of Grayson Hunt, who runs a black ops team called the Dead Echo and on a mission to either seek payback or survive.

Next up is a remake of the first game from the acclaimed action-adventure Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami from Sega and Deep Silver. Originally released on PlayStation 3, the game was later launched on PlayStation 4 in 2016 and now is visually enhanced for 4K.

The game follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu, who is known as the Dragon of Dojima and he takes the fall for a murder of a crime boss at the hands of his friend. When he finally comes out ten years later, he discovers himself in the middle of a mess.

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Yakuza Kiwami on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of November 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • Arkedo Series (PlayStation 3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Roundabout (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

If the Battle Royale genre interests you and you don't mind playing H1Z1 (because this is clearly not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, nor even Fortnite) then we recommend you get the PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack with goodies for free until November 13.

Hopefully, Bulletstorm and Yakuza Kiwami will be able to sustain you for the month or long enough till games like Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Spyro Remastered Trilogy comes out and makes you completely forget everything else.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

This Halloween, go trick or treating with new outfits and weapons in Fortnitemares event of Fortnite Battle Royale.

With Halloween celebration headed our way faster than the comet that invaded the world of the free-to-play player-versus-player Battle Royale game Fortnite awhile ago, developer Epic Games have arranged a brand-new event for this season.

Titled Fortnitemares, it intends to bring a lot of fun experience into Battle Royale gameplay by introducing Cube Monsters and new weapons into the mix. Since the event is already live now, you are all set to go out hunting creepy creatures of the night.

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Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

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Before you jump into action, let's take a look at the haunting horrors Fortnitemares event has to offer in a new official trailer.




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The first thing you need to for a celebration like this is to dress up and looking good, for which you have a Deadfire Outfit. It will change style with in-match progression whether it is against AI or other participating players from the game.

Based on how long have you been in the match or the type of damage you inflict upon enemies, this outfit will make progress. We cannot help but notice an uncanny resemblance of this cowboy-styled outfit to the one Arthur Morgan wears in Red Dead Redemption 2 with a twist of Undead Nightmare.

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Get The Deadfire Outfit

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Players are allowed to stylize the Deadfire costume with Shackled Stone Back Bling and also wield a Dark Shard pickaxe to match with its look. However, they are both cosmetics item to show off and not anything more than that.

To carry out a better swag to your homies, you can choose from a number of new weapons like the new Six Shooter and make a spectacle display of your shooting skills. If you are planning on going for slaying monsters on Halloween night, the Demon Hunter crossbow would be a good choice.

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Win The Spooky Train Glider!

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Like any other events, Fortnitemares comes with a slew of challenges as well for each week, completing which will reward you with different cosmetic items every time. The first week will kick off with Storm Monsters that you need to take care of, go to a Corrupted Area during matches and dance at Different Halloween Objects. Simple enough, right?

So, come back to seek new challenges and complete them to get your well deserved rewards. Upon finishing the final set of challenges, players will receive the spooky train glider as a grand prize! So, hop into the battle bus and head for PvP combat in Fortnite Battle Royale throughout one giant map.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

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Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.