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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Nuclear Throne and RUINER for free giveaway.

Following its launch back in December 2018, Epic Games decided to offer a free game each week on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store for a whole year and doubled down on that decision from July 2019.

By now, EGS have given out fans a total of 50 games to play on PC platform completely free of cost that they can keep and forever in their library. Today, two new exciting titles have joined latest race of freebie giveaway for this week.

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Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In typical a post-apocalyptic plot, players are usually portrayed as last hope for humanity but roguelike shooter Nuclear Throne by Indie developer/publisher Vlambeer wants you to assume characteristics of a mutated monster.

Mankind has gone extinct long ago and Earth is now a wasteland populated with gruesome creatures. In order to push against numerous herds of enemies you can either pick some heavy weaponry or grow extra limbs using radiation.

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Though Cyberpunk 2077 is coming next year and has role-playing elements in first-person perspective, you can have a somewhat similar experience in a futuristic setting of RUINER, which is a top-down shooter game.

An overhead shooter title from developer Reikon Games and publisher Devolver Digital, players take role of a masked protagonist named "Puppy", who is led by rogue hacker to eliminate a man but his objective is shifted midways.

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Anyone with a free account can head over to Epic Store anytime and claim these two above-mentioned games to their collection and they have only a week-long period to do so before November 14, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

Epic Games Store has already announced their upcoming free game and everyone will get single player platformer title The Messenger from Devolver Digital next week that will become available on November 14, 2019.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dauntless: Haunted Shadows Update Live Now

Haunted Shadows seasonal content update arrives for Dauntless today, introducing Hunt Pass items, emotes and more.

With full cross-play support, free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless from developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games is finally out of Early Access and getting new seasonal content update Haunted Shadows.

Launching today on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, latest Hunt Pass will add new faction of Night Hunters. A bunch of spooky themed cosmetics, emotes pack and other items will be available at in-game store.

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Dauntless: Haunted Shadows Update Live Now

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Dark Harvest has fallen on Ramsgate recently and shrouded the city of Slayers in darkness but instead of doom, it brought back some favorite items. An enigmatic cult known as the Unseen has arrived and spreading their cryptic glyphs all over.

Haunted Shadows will allow all Slayers to fight them and earn their very own Night Hunter armor cosmetic on Basic or Elite track, on top of a prestigious ultra armor set of Elite track level 50 and an array of seasonal cosmetic items.

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Return of The Unseen

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Slayers of Ramsgate will be rewarded for Hunt Pass experience due to new Bounty system and work their way to level 50. To celebrate community event, both Unseen emote and laughing pumpkin flare are offered free until November 5.

As always, a number of performance issues are fixed and quality-of-life improvements are added to current free content update. Dozens of more changes will be introduced in October 31 patch for a better gameplay experience.

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Haunted Shadows Hunt Pass

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All hunts will have an AFK timer from now on, so Slayer will be sent back to Ramsgate if any of them stays idle any longer than three minutes. A reworked compass system will help players easily find their way working on main quest.

Dauntless: Haunted Shadows is a Halloween treat from Phoenix Labs for all Slayers of Shattered Isles. A Nintendo Switch version is expected to arrive in late 2019, which will support cross-play with all major platforms at launch.

SOMA and Costume Quest Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Costume Quest and SOMA for free giveaway.

This year, Halloween came when Epic Games Store was already giving out free PC games to players. One of the two titles from this week belongs to survival horror genre while the other one is an adventure game for young audience.

In spirit of festive season, Epic Games invites you to get both Costume Quest and SOMA for free anytime before November 7, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT. Once you claim these titles to add to your collection, they are yours to keep forever.

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SOMA and Costume Quest Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Set in an underwater research facility, SOMA is a psychological horror adventure on a premise of 2104 by developer/publisher Frictional Games with sci-fi undertone and its protagonist wakes up to discover all sorts of weird mysteries.

Hailing from developer/publisher Double Fine Productions, party-based role-playing game Costume Quest sends players trick-or-treating with sibling of their character who will need rescuing upon being kidnapped by a monster.

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Both of these above-mentioned titles are a good pick to celebrate Halloween since one of them has a spooky backdrop as plotline to match its theme and another one literally sends player on a ritual custom during eve of celebration.

Epic Store announced indie super-hit roguelike top-down shooter title Nuclear Throne by Vlambeer and cyberpunk shooter game RUINER from Reikon Games to offer in their free giveaway next week on November 7, 2019.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store free game giveaway adds Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 for PC platform.

Another week of free games giveaway madness returns as Epic Games invites players on PC platform to visit their online digital storefront Epic Games Store for a new batch and add these titles to their library of collection to own forever.

For this week, both Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 have made it to their freebie games lineup and starting from today, claim them any time you wish before October 31, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT with a free EGS account.

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Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In more follow-up to past weeks, developer/publisher Bloober Team brings one of their much known psychological horror games that have a commendable reputation, which eventually lead to a sequel for Layers of Fear this year.

Then enjoy physics-based puzzle title Q.U.B.E. 2 from developer Toxic Games and publisher Ten Hut Games, where you take role of archaeologist Amelia Cross who is stranded on an alien land and must find her way back home solving its riddles.

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In addition to their first game picked for latest giveaway that was rated for mature players, Epic Store added an extra title that is suited for teens for cases where people will be locked out of one because of in-store Parental Controls feature.

Epic Games Store has announced to bring party-based role-playing game Costume Quest from Double Fine Productions and survival horror game SOMA by Frictional Games to their outlet as freebie PC title for next week.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer Free on Epic Games Store Now

On this week's game giveaway, Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer are available at Epic Games Store for free.

In due time to drop their latest freebie, Epic Games has some new titles at their digital storefront Epic Games Store this week and players on PC platform can grab two games for free to add to their online library.

Starting from now on, you can head over straight to Epic Store and sign in to your free account to claim both Alan Wake's American Nightmare and >observer_ within any given time until October 24, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer Free on Epic Games Store Now

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American Nightmare comes to fans of Alan Wake franchise as close to a follow-up release that is not a true sequel from developer Remedy Entertainment. Despite being an action-thriller, it has noticeable tones of psychological horror genre.

Observer hails from horror-centric development studio Bloober Team and is set on a dystopian futuristic era. Players take on the role of detective Daniel Lazarski, who employs hacking into people's brain as an interrogation technique.

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Though Alan Wake's American Nightmare have obvious horror vibes, it has a teen rating and >observer_ being suited for a mature audience is probably what caused Epic Games to offer players a dual choice, so that everyone can have fun.

EGS already announced to bring two more PC titles to their free games collection next week; psychedelic horror Layers of Fear from developer Bloober Team and first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E.2 by Toxic Games on October 24.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fortnite: Save the World October 2019 Roadmap

Epic Games teases most challenging battle ever coming to upcoming roadmap for Fortnite: Save the World.

From the period of its inception, people are so caught up with free-to-play online shooter Fortnite Battle Royale that they often forget about original "Save the World" game mode of Fortnite cooperative shooter-survival game.

While developer/publisher Epic Games was pretty busy pulling their biggest marketing stunt for official reveal of Fortnite Chapter 2, they clearly didn't forget about where it all began and has released a new roadmap for STW recently.

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Fortnite: Save the World October 2019 Roadmap

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In coming weeks, version 11 update will bring in a number of significant changes from October 15. Since we are on Halloween month and players can definitely look forward to some themed event Fortnitemares by the end of October.

Players who are away from keyboard will be kicked off from sessions much sooner than before. Those who contribute less in objectives will receive lesser rewards compared to other teammates who actually are doing their part.

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Players should beware as following content update V11.20, Mythic Storm King will return for some epic boss fight. There will be new challenges, gameplay mechanics and enrage timer to make your battles most difficult in STW mode.

However, those who are brave enough to take on this challenge can earn exclusive weapons of Storm King. They will unlock special behaviors, let you shoot projectiles, charge laser blasts and even summon meteors on Husk enemies.

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Mythic Storm King Returns

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When Fortnite Battle Royale map and everything else was sucked into a black hole, Save the World also became unavailable to digital storefronts but now that Fortnite Chapter 2 is kick-started, STW got its relaunch as well.

Although there was rumors earlier that Fortnite: Save the World may go free-to-play like battle royale mode but so far, no noticeable change made by Epic Games in upcoming roadmap suggests that is a possibility for rest of 2019 at least.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fortnite Chapter 2 Update Live Now

With new map, new guns, new boats and gameplay changes, Epic Games officially launched Fortnite Chapter 2.

A short while ago, free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite was sucked into a black hole at the end of Season 10 and though many have panicked, it came back brandishing a completely new look with Fortnite Chapter 2 update.

Not only Fortnite Battle Royale has gotten a brand-new map, developer/publisher Epic Games have made a complete overhaul of gameplay, progression and adding feature like fishing for latest Chapter 2, Season 1 or Season 11.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Update Live Now

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Their most recent patch has brought players to an all-new island to explore various locations and engage in water-based activities alongside experiencing regular chores like shooting your rivals down and then celebrate victory with emotes.

There is water in several points of new map where players can dive boats or even swim through but can't dive under though. A couple of new location spots have been added but you can also notice a few ones returning from old map.

An All-New Island

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For taking quick cover during a firefight, you can hide in small haystacks or dumpsters and help you downed teammates by carrying them out. Fortnite has gone through some changes on weapons category as well while adding some new ones.

Many old favorites like Assault Rifles, Bolt-Action Sniper and Pump Shotguns are back in both Epic and Legendary rarities. Some usual battle royale items and weapons like Bouncer, Revolver and Slurp Juice are vaulted after newest Season update.

More Fun, Less Grind

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Rather than handing out Patch Notes for all, Epic Games dropped their current Season update for their players to figure out. Aside from obvious changes like a lighthouse, mountain region and power plant, there are much more to discover.

After a complete server take down, Fortnite Battle Royale has returned stealing headlines once again by launching new content and most importantly, adjusting for player progression through making changes in Battle Pass and XP gains.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fortnite Season 10 Ends With a Bang!

End of Season 10 took battle royale sensation Fortnite down with a black hole event and goes totally offline.

Ever since its inception back in 2017, developer/publisher Epic Games has been successfully running seasons after new seasons of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite and Season 10 being their most recent one.

Following launch back in August 2019, tenth season of Fortnite Battle Royale quickly became its most-watched event ever. It has ended lately after disappearing into a black hole and causing total blackout by going completely offline.

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Fortnite Season 10 Ends With a Bang!

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Nearing end of Season 3, a mysterious alien known as the Visitor arrived on battle royale island of Fortnite in 2018. After causing a number of catastrophes over a year and so, a rocket was set on top of Dusty Depot by the Visitor.

That rocket has recently launched when current season was about to end and it exploded into a couple of pieces. A giant rift is created that sucked everything on the island into it including players before getting lost into nothingness.

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Season X was the biggest ever event that Epic Games hosted for their popular multiplayer shooter. Players were hinted that something big was about to happen nearing end and then everything else were sucked into a black hole.

Fortnite is currently offline and its in-game lobby is a black screen same as their official Twitch and YouTube channels. Though there were no potential sign of the game getting shut down for good, some fans are panicking in sudden blackout.

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Games are usually taken down for server maintenance and put back up after a few hours to let everyone back at playing. However, Fortnite purposefully went offline for a reason and millions of players are eagerly waiting to see what happens.

Millions of fans are still watching over streams on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube in anticipation of some sort of epic reveal. No one seems to know exactly what to expect from this and developers are just taking time to unveil their big secret.

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Apparently, Fortnite: Chapter 2 was been leaked earlier via Italian iOS App Store that features a brand-new map. Rather than being a sequel to original free-to-play shooter, Epic Games may just reopen the game with new characters and gameplay.

If anything from these leaks is true then Fortnite is likely to head to a complete new direction, probably with a new story. Therefore, "Chapter 2 – Season 1" makes a lot of sense instead of Season 11 when it will be revealed on October 14.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Surviving Mars Free on Epic Games Store Now

Build your first functioning human colonies on Red Planet as Epic Games Store is giving away Surviving Mars this week.

In a continuing streak of handing out free game on PC platform, Epic Games have come long way and has been making good on their promise for eleven months straight since launch of Epic Games Store back in December 2018.

In their latest giveaway queue, Epic Store is offering city building simulation game Surviving Mars and anyone with a free account can claim a free copy of the game for PC platform before October 17, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Surviving Mars Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Whenever someone talks about possibility of inhibiting a suitable planet other than Earth, often times Mars comes to mind and Surviving Mars lets players do exactly that by letting them establish a human colony on the red planet.

Step into a Martian colony as an overseer and try to ensure well being for all colonists living there. Following simple gameplay mechanics of any city builder simulation, you will always be challenged by the game to better your strategy.

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Surviving Mars is hailing from developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox Interactive, which tasks you to erect constructs and gather resources in an alien world that has many deep mysteries and secrets yet to discover.

Coming soon on next week, Epic Store has both action-thriller Alan Wake's American Nightmare from Remedy Entertainment and psychological horror game >observer_ by Bloober Team as their next freebie titles on October 17.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Minit Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store is offering a free copy of indie puzzle adventure game Minit from Devolver Digital.

After being bombarded with bundles of free games for past two weeks, Epic Games have brought their latest giveaway title Minit on Epic Games Store, which is rated for everyone and will not be blocked by in-store Parental Controls feature.

Starting from now on, anyone with a free Epic Store account can head over there and grab a copy of the game for PC platform to keep in their collection forever by claiming it anytime before October 10, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Minit Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Minit is an indie puzzle adventure game by developers Dominik Johann, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio and Kitty Calis where you go around new areas looking for items or unlock weapons and you do that all within a single minute.

When player character gets a cursed sword, which puts a one minute lifespan to uncover secrets and remove the curse. Items that you acquire, remains in your inventory to help you progress on a new run even when your time is up.

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Minit uses simplistic character spirits that complements its fantastic sound design and is published by Devolver Digital. It eventually teaches you what should be done to uplift the curse through NPC interactions and various signs.

Epic Games Store has planned to offer sci-fi city building simulation game Surviving Mars by teaming up with developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox Interactive for next week, which will become available on October 10, 2019.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Dauntless: Aether Unbound Update Live Now

Aether Unbound update patch arrives today for Dauntless, introducing slew of contents like Hunt Pass and more.

With release of their most recent and biggest update Aether Unbound, developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games are finally bailing out their free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless from Early Access state.

Currently available on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, newest season of content update introduces a new Behemoth, powerful new weapon, Hunt Pass and some major improvements for better gameplay experience.

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Dauntless: Aether Unbound Update Live Now

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Below is an official launch trailer for Dauntless: Aether Unbound update, briefly showcasing its included features.




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A new threat has arrived on Ramsgate and they call this new fearsome beast Tempestborne Stormclaw. It has nasty attack moves like electric traps, lightning attacks and storm clouds in its arsenal to give Slayers a hard time.

Debuting as one of the fastest Behemoths of Dauntless, they are deadly than regular version of Stormclaw. Scarred Master is someone who is familiar with its savage nature and comes forth as an ally to battle this dreaded threat.

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She has seen the fury of Tempestborne first-hand when it forced her people to leave their home. She brings a personal weapon called Aether Strikers and a group of her followers to combat this menace in Ramsgate.

Although they look like mere gauntlets, Slayers will become living weapon themselves wielding these strikers in a hunt. Head over to crafting plaza in order to receive quest from her to unlock your first Aether Strikers weapon set.

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Depending on which Behemoths you have faced so far, you can craft different strikers that each has their unique effects and perks. Exclusive to these new weapons, Mantras mechanics allows you to perform three different combo moves.

Since they don't last forever, you need to constantly charge them up by keep hitting your target and then unleash a powerful Surge attack on unsuspecting creatures to pass through and damage them or reposition yourself in a fight.

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When at least one Mantra is charged, Slayers can apply attack techniques like Adamant Bolt, Karma Breaker and Tempest Form. Accessing them gives players a variety of buffs for attack and requires you to manage combat resources.

Hunt Pass for a new season is titled Way of the Fist, which based on an order of monks that are disciples of Scarred Master and hand-to-hand combat specialists, offering unlockable content and cosmetic rewards up to 50 levels.

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Way of The Fist Hunt Pass

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Bounties are to provide weekly challenges that you can pick from and there are always four active bounties. Phoenix Labs has been carefully listening to player feedback and has fixed more than 500 bugs in their latest patch.

Dauntless is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One with cross-play support, boasting an impressive number of 15 million players. A Nintendo Switch version was announced to release earlier that is slated to launch later this year.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Everything and Metro 2033: Redux Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week on Epic Games Store free game giveaway, Everything and Metro 2033: Redux are available now for PC platform.

In celebration of 80th anniversary of annual Batman Day, Epic Games have really outdid themselves in terms of their free game giveaway by offering two video game bundles; Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy.

Even on this week, their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store is offering free copies of two new games; Everything and Metro 2033: Redux for players to claim and own anytime before October 3, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Everything and Metro 2033: Redux Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Awarded as "Best Indie Game" back last year in Golden Joystick Awards and some more by several other media outlet, Everything is a simulation game by developer David OReilly and publisher Double Fine Productions.

Players control many objects from a procedurally generated universe one at a time and can shift to occupy other creatures or objects smaller than the one they are onto now through exploration in a single-player experience.

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Marking a stepping stone for a series of first-person shooter survival horror games based on post-apocalyptic novel by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 was released back in 2010 by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver.

You play as survivor character Artyom in a dystopian Moscow following a nuclear war, who is trying his best to save his peers while fighting mutated animals on its irradiated wasteland in between running war among various fractions.

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EGS had to add award-winning title Everything since Metro 2033: Redux had a rating for sixteen year olds and is very much likely to be barred access for young players who have in-store feature Parental Controls activated on their account.

For next giveaway, Epic Store has announced to offer PC version of indie puzzle adventure Minit from publisher Devolver Digital, which is a collaboration project of developers Dominik Johann, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio and Kitty Calis.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fortnite X Batman Limited Time Mode

The Dark Knight takes over battle royale and Fortnite X Batman limited time crossover is on for next two weeks.

Whether or not developer/publisher Epic Games are making any major waves in gaming with their free-to-play online battle royale game Fortnite, it is still making somewhat steady growth and currently on its Season X content.

In a recent reveal, an official Batman-themed crossover has been announced for September 21, kick-starting on Batman Day. Gotham City will be replacing Tilted Town for next two week during this limited time event until October 6, 2019.

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Fortnite X Batman Limited Time Mode

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A brief look up to Fortnite's latest event shows variety of challenges and themed rewards you can earn from them.




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What does Fortnite Battle Royale and Batman have in common? Well, actually nothing! Yet there is an event going on to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader first appearing in pages of Detective Comics #27 back in May 1939.

Of course, Fortnite will introduce some Batman-themed items like Caped Crusader Pack that includes cosmetic items and weapons. Also there are free rewards for challenges and available in item shop is Catwoman Comic Book Outfit.

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Catwoman Comic Book Outfit

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Epic Games added two outfits for Batman; one seems to be traditional gray-blue design from New 52 comics and another is from Batman Begins. One of your in-game rewards will be a Catwing Glider, which can only remain till October 1.

Newest weapons additions for players are a Batman Grapnel Gun and Explosive Batarangs to throw at. You can deploy gliders for unlimited times while flying through Gotham City but Grapnel Gun is 10-shot only and only work on solid surface.

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Caped Crusader Bundle

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Batarang Explosives will do 50 damage to other players and 200 damage on any solid environment. Apparently, there is also a Joker-themed item that players found but no clues are out yet on if it will be tied to any event challenges or not.

Epic Games may even attempt to sneak in some clue for where upcoming Season 11 is headed to. So, wear the iconic cape and cowl to go out saving Gotham City riding a Bat-glider before Fortnite X Batman limited time crossover ends.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Batman Games Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

In an "Epic" giveaway, Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy are free at Epic Games Store for this week.

Up until now, Epic Games were giving away various games for free on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store and even started offering weekly freebies by switched from a biweekly schedule to offer more free titles on PC platform.

This week, they totally outdid themselves by giving out two Batman bundles; Batman: Arkham Collection and LEGO Batman Trilogy that anyone can claim to with a free Epic Games account until September 26, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Batman Games Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Arkham Collection perhaps is the most definitive Batman game series ever, featuring some of his greatest villains and complex plotline. Players get to experience entire LEGO Batman saga in its trilogy pack and cross paths with Justice League.

Lately, Epic Store would let people pick multiple titles at once each week when one of them has a mature rating and not suitable for all ages. If you are an adult and have no age restriction on you, then you can download and enjoy both games.

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Batman: Arkham series in this case could be locked out by Parental Controls tool of EGS for some audience and therefore, LEGO Batman collection was added for PC gamers of all age so that no one miss out the fun of their weekly giveaway.

Epic Games has announced two more freebie titles; acclaimed indie simulation game Everything by Double Fine Productions and post-apocalyptic survival horror shooter Metro 2033: Redux from developer 4A Games for next week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Conarium Free on Epic Games Store Now

Latest giveaway on Epic Games Store brings Lovecraftian horror adventure game Conarium this week for free.

Coming back to Epic Games Store to collect latest free PC game this week, you might be wondering why Epic Games is offering only a single game instead of two, since their latest giveaway title looks scary and not for youngsters.

Turns out, indie Lovecraftian horror game Conarium is for teenagers above age of twelve and therefore, it will not be locked out by Parental Controls feature and you can grab a copy before September 19, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Conarium Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Conarium is based on a plot where a group of scientists discovers ancient ruins of an alien race known as Elder Things on an expedition to Antarctic and protagonist Frank Gilman finds himself on an abandoned base there without a clue.

At times there are some puzzle-adventure elements and players would realize that Lovecraftian horror is unlike anything they have experienced before and props to developer team for a making a difficult adaptation into life.

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H.P. Lovecraft novella "At the Mountains of Madness" has served as source of inspiration for developer Zoetrope Interactive and publisher Iceberg Interactive to make Conarium a reality in 2017 that you have a whole week to claim a copy of.

Although Epic Games Store typically announces their upcoming giveaway game a week before, all they have for next week is a composition of images from Batman games from Arkham Asylum and LEGO Batman games titled as "???".

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The End is Nigh and ABZU Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers two new PC games The End is Nigh and ABZU for free giveaway this week.

Yet another week has arrived for players of PC platform to receive two free games at digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store, courtesy of Epic Games who would otherwise be willing to offer a single title for giveaway each week.

Latest weekly freebies at Epic Store have included The End is Nigh and ABZU, two games for anyone to claim and keep forever with a free Epic Games account within a week before September 12, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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The End is Nigh and ABZU Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In a platforming adventure experience, The End is Nigh lets player assume the role of a black blob named Ash. He is a sole survivor of an apocalyptic event that occurred when his console cartridge crashes and now he is out seeking friends.

This critically acclaimed single-player game from 2017 was developed and published by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel. There are over 600 interconnected decaying levels that spanned through more than 12 chapters for players to explore.

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ABZU comes from developer Giant Squid and publisher 505 Games as an adventure underwater and its mysteries. Immerse yourself into a beautiful surrounding that will help you feel a connection with sea life but beware of hidden dangers.

There are areas unlock that will unveil new secrets and some ancient technology buried within deep to discover. This multiple award-winning title hails from art director Matt Nava, who was also involved with indie games Flower and Journey.

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For this week, Epic Games Store chooses to include two games because the first one was already picked for giveaway and it had a mature rating that could prevent young audience form accessing it due to Parental Controls feature.

EGS is drawing interest of players on PC platforms to their storefront with their weekly freebies and for next week, they have announced to add Conarium from developer Zoetrope Interactive and publisher Iceberg Interactive on September 12.

Shenmue 3 Offers Limited Time Only Refunds

Kickstarter backers of Shenmue III have only two weeks for refund requests or to change their preferred version.

Even after having a very successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, action-adventure game Shenmue III from developer Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver took its sweet time in development phase and had a number of painful delays.

When it becomes an Epic Games Store-exclusive, upset fans were asking for a refund that was initially denied. Epic Games offered to pay angry backers on their behalf but now it is revealed that requests will be accepted for only two-weeks.

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Shenmue 3 Offers Limited Time Only Refunds

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In a latest update on Kickstarter page, Ys Net announced to do an e-mail survey on backers in mid-September that offers a refund request for anyone who originally pledged for PC platform and don't want to have Epic Store version.

Typically, these surveys go out to donors shortly before releasing final product to finalize their product preferences or change shipping address. Unfortunately, it will last only for two-weeks and doesn't seem like a smooth process at all.

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Following that limited time window, no one can request a refund anymore and processing could take from up to 20 business days to 3 months for entire transaction to be complete, meaning a backer can wait for 4 months to get their money back.

Asking for patience from fans, Ys Net has apologized for this lengthy process which is due to Shenmue III campaign being running for longer than 4 years that adds up with complexity of payment arrangements and transactions system.

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Ys Net has also planned out a trial version for the game, which will be coming out in mid-September and no specific dates were revealed. It will be playable for an hour but they didn't specify whether or not it is an exclusive to PC.

Although players can get quite a lot of experience from that opening hour from demo that is set on the game's starting area. However, no progress will be carried out to final release version when it becomes available to PC and PlayStation 4.

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Even though CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney promised to cover any cost for Ys Net to cover refunds for player base on PC, remaining Kickstarter backers are not going to receive its pre-order content for free anymore as they were promised.

Shenmue III is currently scheduled to release for PC via Epic Games Store and PS4 on November 19, 2019. It will likely to come to Steam storefront a year after release when its one year exclusivity period on EGS is finally over.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering two new indie games Celeste and Inside for PC in free giveaway this week.

On yet another week of free games giveaway program by Epic Games at their digital distribution outlet, players are getting two titles on PC platform without spending a dime that they can keep into their collection forever.

Two critically-acclaimed indie platformer titles Celeste and Inside has made their way to this week's Epic Games Store lineup for freebies that anyone can claim with a free account right now until September 5, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Celeste focuses on a young adventurer named Madeline, who attempts to climb the titular mountain despite warning from a local woman. There, she sees a dark reflection of her and is swayed away by various challenges not to continue.

Both developed and published by Matt Makes Games in 2018, this indie smash-hit has been awarded "Best Independent Game" for its beautifully designed 2D in-game world and responsive gameplay at The Game Awards 2018.

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Then puzzle-platformer game Inside comes from indie developer/publisher Playdead and is about a boy wandering in a dystopian world. As a spiritual successor to Limbo from 2010, it adapts a 2.5D gameplay for immersive experience.

Despite belonging to a side-scrolling puzzle genre, elements of the game are designed to give away a horror movie vibe at times. Inside has won in "Best Art Direction" and "Best Independent Game" category at The Game Awards 2016.

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Epic Games Store has determined to sell these two games on their storefront for $7.99 only in regular retail price. One of the free games for this week has a mature rating and if you miss that for Parental Controls feature, you can still have another.

Next week, players on PC platforms are getting two more free titles; ABZU and The End is Nigh on EGS once again. They will become available from September 5 and would only require a free Epic Games account to add to your library.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Fez Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store gives out puzzle-platform title Fez from indie studio Polytron on this week's free giveaway.

In last few weeks, Epic Games have started giving out two titles for free on Epic Games Store instead of one, so young players will not miss out due to Parental Controls feature but this week, they have something in that is for everyone.

In their latest giveaway, Epic Store is offering PC version of acclaimed indie puzzle-platformer Fez from developer Polytron Corporation and publisher Trapdoor and anyone can grab a copy anytime before August 29, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Fez Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You will assume the role of a creature named Gomez who lives in a 2D world and discovers other sides of 3rd dimension. This revelation has changed everything for him and he then embarks a journey to roam other sides of the world.

You will navigate and rotate between these 2D views in order to solve various puzzles by lining up platforms. Gomez wanders around looking for new paths and connecting near inaccessible cubes or their fragments to save his 3D universe.

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Epic Store decided to offer free PC games each week instead of a biweekly manner they started with and then decided to give out two titles at once whenever a title was for mature players, so no one will be deprived of a freebie that week.

For their upcoming giveaway schedule for next week, two fan-favorite indie platformer titles Celeste from Matt Makes Games and Inside by Playdead will become available for free on Epic Games Store from August 29, 2019.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers both Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free.

Ever so consecutive with their running free games giveaway program, Epic Games has decided to brought over two new titles to offer anyone and everyone without a charge on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

This week, fans of Epic Store freebie games are getting their hands on PC version of Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, both having to garner a very positive feedback from players upon initial release.

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Comes as a fusion of titles like Diablo and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, 2D action role-playing game Hyper Light Drifter is rendered in 16 it-style pixilated graphics and follows an easy to get in but difficult to master approach.

You assume the role of a Drifter character that wields technology of a forgotten past and keeps battling scary monsters. His primary weapon of choice is an energy sword, which charges ammo for guns whenever he strikes enemies with it.

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Then developer The Bearded Ladies and publisher Funcom joins the party with their latest turn-based tactical role-playing title Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, set around survivors of a global nuclear war and became mutants.

You go in with a party of three mutant scavenger characters known as Stalkers to represent Ark, a last settlement of civilization and freely explore wasteland of Zone to gather resources among Ghouls or hostile humans of the old world.

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Now without delaying, head over to EGS before August 22, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT and then claim a copy of both of these giveaway titles for PC platform with just a free account to have them in your online library of collection forever.

Next week, Epic Games Store will be giving out award-winning 2012 indie puzzle-platform Fez from developer Polytron Corporation and publisher Trapdoor, which will stay up for grabs on their storefront for a whole week.