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

Friday, May 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

Following huge price off announcement in Epic Mega Sale, Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 is pulled from Epic Store.

Ahead of annual Summer Sale of rival distribution platform Steam, Epic Games Store launched "Epic Mega Sale" that offered customers some pretty sweet discount deals and a generous $10 cash back on purchase worth $14.99 or above.

However, it appears that some publishers were not willing to be as generous with their games as Epic Games and therefore pulled off titles like Borderlands 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from first major sale of Epic Store.

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Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

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Publishers often give a hefty 75-80% discount offer over select titles on various occasions but what Epic Store did to compete with Steam was not okay with some studios and they were not even notified on what final sale prices would be.

When this drastic move didn't sit well with fellow publishers, they pulled out games like Borderlands 3, Oxygen Not Included and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 simply because their mega sale was diminishing values of these games prior release.

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This unwanted debacle between distribution platform and AAA-publishers could have been avoided easily if Epic Games Store actually communicated with their partners before announcing the mega sale and didn't rush out things.

However, games bought during sales would still be honored at bought price even though some of them are currently removed from storefront. That includes highly anticipated upcoming titles from Gearbox Software and Paradox Interactive.

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Another title to create some stir during this sales period is Early Access action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games, which used to sale for just $10.99 and comes at only $6.99 after applying a 65% discounted rate.

Upon launch of Epic Mega Sale, this rogue-like dungeon crawler saw a rise in price cap that ended up being $24.99 and only came down to $14.99 following price off, so that it wouldn't be affected by newly reduced rate at all but players are not happy with such shady approach.

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Supergiant Pulled Hades from Epic Sale

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When fans took issues with a sudden change in pricing, Supergiant issued an apology on their official Blog and Discord channel for communicating poorly about their plans but it comes very suspicious why they would do it when the sale went live.

They also cleared out that players can get the game for $10 off by participating in ongoing offer that will end on June 13. From June 14, Hades would be available on $24.99 price since they updated it with so many new characters, events and features.

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Although claimed that they do not want to follow business model of Valve's Steam, Epic Games actually did worse by making expensive deals with major game developers to make their titles Epic Games Store exclusive on PC platform.

Response from PC gaming community was largely negative to this practice and some angry mobs even review bombed previous titles from those game studios on Steam; most recent examples being Borderlands 2 and Rocket League.

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Of course, Steam had their rough days in the beginning and stumbled many times before coming to a steady position. With time, Epic Store can eventually provide a better experience if they truly are here to change PC gaming for good.

Obviously, "Epic Mega Sale" was meant to benefit customers and developers but Epic Games clearly need to learn from their mistake and change their attitude of throwing money at everything whenever there is a problem.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Epic Mega Sale 2019

Ahead of summer 2019, Epic Games Store offers their first major sale in "Epic Mega Sale" and more free games than ever.

Ever since it's official launch back in December 2018, Epic Games has been bagging exclusive titles from renowned developers and giving away free games on a biweekly basis via their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store.

Lately, they have announced to sponsor PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 next month and backed it up with kicking-off their first major sale that comes with insane discount offers to turn your head around and more free games giveaway!

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Epic Mega Sale 2019

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Starting from May 16, ordering any game with a price tag of $14.99 or above gets you an instant $10 discount on behalf of Epic Store until June 13. However, it will not be applicable for DLC, Season Pass or other in-game purchases.

In case of every pre-order placed for unreleased game before May 16 that are worth $14.99 or more, customers will automatically get a $10 refund in next 7-12 days to the payment method they used for purchase and enjoy the sale.

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Many partnering developers and publishers are currently offering up to 75% off on games within their storefront. Games that are bought between May 2 and May 15 will also get a refund amount, more of which is detailed in their official FAQ section.

Epic Store is also very thankful to an immensely positive reception of their one free game in every two weeks offer and decided to give you a title each week during Epic Mega Sale for free by starting the queue with Stories Untold.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $5

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Within a price range of only $5, you can bag titles like Donut County, Metro: Last Light Redux, Metro Exodus, Oxenfree, Shadow Complex Remastered, Thimbleweed Park and What Remains of Edith Finch for now to add to your collection.

Increase that cap to $10 to add Afterparty, Close to the Sun, John Wick Hex, Operencia: The Stolen SunPhoenix PointShakedown: HawaiiSubnautica, The Walking Dead: The Final Season and World War Z to your purchase list.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $10

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If shaking up the entire video games industry with Fortnite wasn't enough, Epic had to go further and beyond and this major sales announcement is seemingly a counter to annual Steam Summer Sale that is coming in a few weeks.

Epic Games Store has been open for six months or so and despite many gamers on PC platform despises their controversial policy with exclusives to stay ahead of competition, they are making some serious wave in video game space.

Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

Baba Yaga steps into battle royale and bounty hunters are on his tail in Fortnite X John Wick limited time mode "Wick's Bounty".

Although online battle royale game Fortnite mostly gained popularity among masses because of its free-to-play economy, it had some major crossover events with big-name franchises like Avengers that only gave it a signal boost.

In their recent arrangement, developer/publisher Epic Games have launched a limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale titled "Wick's Bounty" that invites everyone's favorite deadly assassin John Wick, nicknamed "Baba Yaga".

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Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

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To kick-start this John Wick-themed event, a brief trailer is launched as well to make things exciting for players.




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The teaser opens with Reaper walking into an alleyway with his gun while tossing a gold coin and a shadow approaches from other side, which turns out to be Mr. Wick and these two starts shooting each other before it ends.

A contract is placed on him by The High Table and you are to complete challenges by taking out every other rivals till last-man-standing for gold tokens but these tokens would be given as a bounty to players who eliminates you.

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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Scoring more kills gets you more gold and it makes you more visible to map, putting a target on you. Collecting most amount of gold can put you on map for everyone to see too but you can respawn only three times during this LTM.

Aside from bonus XP, you can earn free rewards like Boogeyman Wrap, Gold Token Back Bling and One Shot Glider. Get John Wick Set from Item Shop that comes with John Wick Outfit and a Simple Sledge Pickaxe modeled to his iconic hammer.

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John Wick Set

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What many have been pointing out upon launch of Wick's Bounty is that Fortnite always had a bearded character wearing suit, which pretty much akin to Mr. Wick and players even refer him to as "John Wick" since the beginning.

Epic Games probably wanted their own version of Baba Yaga back then and designed the real John Wick to be more serious-looking than his cartoonish and less cool counterpart to help people differentiate between them.

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In 2014, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starred in neo-noir action thriller movie John Wick that eventually became a franchise after the movie became an instant hit, releasing two more sequels; John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Also, if you are a fan of John Wick, you can check out action focused strategy game John Wick Hex and even pre-order it now. Courtesy of "Epic Mega Sale", owning PC version of the game on Epic Games Store will cost you only $7.19.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

World of Goo Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away classic puzzle game World of Goo for free and you can claim it before May 16.

Marking eleventh entry on free games giveaway initiative by Epic Games at their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store is a puzzle video game titled World of Goo by indie developer/publisher 2D Boy from 2008.

Most recently, the game has been polished with an update for modern gaming platforms and PC version of this classic puzzler is now free to grab for everyone to add to their Epic library before May 16, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

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World of Goo Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In a sticky puzzle setup, the game lets you create structures with living balls of Goo throughout different levels of its overall five chapters. So many things that you can build with those globs, it doesn't stop surprising you anytime soon when you start playing.

Courtesy of its recent update, the game has now migrated to widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio from 4:3 that used to be a standard for it. This new improvement will allow players to enjoy it in whatever screen size they want to run it on.

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Set on a very unique comical theme of its own, there are cut-scenes to fill you in between chapters of your playthrough. Once previous feature of an in-game leaderboards is what you will notice missing from recent version as it often used to stress their server out.

Whereas World of Goo is available on various marketplaces for $9.99 only, Epic Store would only charge $5.99 for it when it is not given for free. Besides, they already offered $154.89 worth of games for free from the point of their store launch.

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Award-Winning Puzzle Game

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In one of their recent statement, Epic Games have revealed that there has been over 25 million installs for all ten free games they gave up so far ever since their inception back in December 2019 and that surely was a pretty good response.

When World of Goo is no longer available to claim on their storefront, Epic Games Store will be offering narrative-driven adventure title Stories Untold by developer No Code and publisher Devolver Digital from onwards May 16.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Epic Games Acquires Psyonix

Revealed in a surprise announcement, Epic Games will be acquiring Rocket League developer studio Psyonix very soon.

After scoring surprising success with vehicular soccer game Rocket League on all major platforms, indie developer/publisher Psyonix has made quite a reputation and now they are being acquired by industry giant Epic Games.

Obviously this transaction will take time as each party would negotiate their conditions, which will probably take another month or two and the game will eventually come to their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store.

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Epic Games Acquires Psyonix

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Epic has managed to amass a fortune by taking the world by storm with their free-to-play online Battle Royale game Fortnite and now they even have their own online marketplace to feature exclusive titles from various publishers.

Although Psyonix claimed to provide continued support for PC version of Rocket League through releasing frequent updates but from what it looks like, it will become another exclusive game when it comes to Epic Store in late 2019.

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It is stated in their official announcement that the title will stay on every other available platform for sale and cleared their intent to support all existing purchase on Steam, tactfully avoid mentioning whether they are completely removing it from Valve's storefront.

Of course, that is just a speculation at this point but a very obvious one given Epic's recent history of bagging exclusives from Steam. However, moving over to Epic Games would give Psyonix some long-term advantage like getting more eSports coverage.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

Thanos returns with his Chitauri army to seek all six Infinity Stones for Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame limited time event.

Without a doubt, developer/publisher Epic Games made a phenomenon of their free-to-play online battle royale mode of sandbox survival game Fortnite that has been dropping new seasons and hosting events for its players on a regular basis.

Following a very successful crossover event with Avengers: Infinity War movie from last year, Epic Games has decided to continue with another limited time event lately for the most anticipated movie of 2019, Avengers: Endgame.

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Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

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In celebration for this Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame event, a new trailer is released showcasing its key features.




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Like its namesake suggests, Endgame would have Thanos and his Chitauri army would challenge players equipped with various Avengers-themed gears to stop them before they could collect all six Infinity Stones to end all life.

Whenever a Chitauri gets an Infinity stone, it will be transformed into The Mad Titan who can leap really high and charge with beam attacks. Collecting each stones will make him more powerful and if he perishes, some other Chitauri will become him shortly.

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A team of players would pick side of heroes to oppose Thanos and his minions on other team while trying to complete their objective. Heroes can pick up Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsors or Thor's Stormbreaker axe found in Chests.

In order to guide you to above-mentioned legendary stuff of heroes, there is a treasure map leading them to Mythic Avengers item. Taking out challenges and completing them will grant you Avengers Quinjet Glider, Banners and Sprays as reward.

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Earn Avengers-Themed Rewards

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Also check out two Marvel sets now available in stores; Black Widow outfit with Widow's Pack in one and another comprising of Widow's Bite Pickaxe with Widow's Pirouette Emote as you wait for a second outfit to arrive soon on next week.

As long as enemy team doesn't claim all six Infinity Stones, hero players can respawn and continue their task at hand. Each fight will run unless Thanos is the last one remaining among his team and all Chitauri warriors are elemenated.

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Get Marvel's Black Widow Outfit

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Previously, Infinity War crossover in Fortnite Battle Royale had players go looking for Infinity Gauntlet and upon finding it, they would become The Mad Titan himself with 700 health and 300 shields to take out an entire battlefield alone.

Fortnite takes a slightly different take with Avengers: Endgame crossover event and even though none of these franchises needs any fan recognition, this limited time game mode surely lifts up player spirits with exclusive Avengers items.

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.

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.