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« Reply #240 on: October 01, 2019, 09:47:04 AM »
Gotta say though, Sweeney reached Pitchfordian levels of PR nightmare. :lol

Speaking of which:

Today on TIMU shitposts in the Chinese Spyware Store threadô:

Spytious on suicide watch.

OH NO NO NO. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! and all that.

Epic, Epic.
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Telling lies?
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Open your sales data.
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Re: Epic Games Store thread. TORCHLIGHT up!!! Limbo next.
« Reply #242 on: November 07, 2019, 01:22:29 PM »
Free now: Nuclear Throne and Ruiner

Next: The Messenger

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« Reply #243 on: July 05, 2020, 01:58:39 PM »
Edit: Oops... was this thread too damn old?  My bad... should've dropped it in Random...  Mods help..

There's a free beta up for the souls-like Mortal Shell.  Gonna give it a whirl this evening if possible.

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Re: Epic Game Store Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 05, 2020, 08:15:12 PM »
I didnít know there was a thread for this, either. Considering how frequently epic gives away free stuff, we should update it more frequently. LOL

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« Reply #245 on: August 05, 2020, 06:44:37 PM »
Half the free games I have from EGS, after downloading and installing, I then have to download and install a separate client from the publisher, and then download and install the game again from that client.

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« Reply #246 on: August 05, 2020, 10:33:09 PM »
Half the free games I have from EGS, after downloading and installing, I then have to download and install a separate client from the publisher, and then download and install the game again from that client.

:beli
So far the only 2 that Iíve got which do that are GTA5 and Watchdogs.

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« Reply #247 on: August 05, 2020, 11:38:37 PM »
I've still been grabbing most of them.

Don't think I've played a single one  :doge


Only game I've ever played on EGS was Control. And of course in the sales they won't put the season pass on sale even though they do on PS4.

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« Reply #248 on: August 06, 2020, 12:36:12 AM »
I think I've only played the games I actually paid money for, but I wouldn't have purchased those if Epic hadn't lured me to the store with free offers. I joined for FTL, but haven't even fired that up yet.

Öoh, looks like I played Innerspace for an hour. That was OK. Keep meaning to revisit it.

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« Reply #249 on: August 06, 2020, 03:01:03 PM »
Good timing bump. They just announced Remnant From the Ashes is free next week on the 13th along with Total War: Troy for just that one day.

Biggest gets they've had in a while.

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« Reply #250 on: August 28, 2020, 05:52:06 PM »
Shadowrun Collection is free right now. 
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Can you technically play EGS games through Steamlink by chance??

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« Reply #251 on: August 29, 2020, 09:05:16 AM »
Can't you just add the Epic Games Launcher as a non-steam game and do it like that?

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« Reply #252 on: September 01, 2020, 08:21:30 PM »
I've still been grabbing most of them.

Don't think I've played a single one  :doge


Only game I've ever played on EGS was Control. And of course in the sales they won't put the season pass on sale even though they do on PS4.

Itís on sale till the third. Picked it up for $5 since I had a leftover coupon.  :win

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« Reply #253 on: September 03, 2020, 11:41:58 AM »



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« Reply #254 on: September 03, 2020, 12:18:54 PM »
Into the Breach is the 2nd repeat already. Booo~


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« Reply #255 on: September 03, 2020, 12:38:24 PM »
I really, really liked Where the Water Tastes like Wine. It was a huge flop and actually had a moderate budget for an indie project (they got Sting to voice hours and hours of dialogue + 16 writers and various artists).

It's a total mess of a "game", it's slow and if you try to "beat" you'll spend over 30+ hours. Better to just play what you feel like until you are good.

But as an otherworldy journey through the soul of past-time America it's probably the best game I've ever played to give that feel. Also the soundtrack is amazing. It's one of those games that I'm so glad exists even if it's not really a good game.

Very good read on it:
https://medium.com/@johnnemann/where-the-water-tastes-like-wine-postmortem-211a1f9d791a

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Commercially, itís a disaster. I canít discuss exact numbers, but in the first few weeks fewer people bought the game than I have Twitter followers, and I donít have a lot of Twitter followers (and this tells you a lot about how effective marketing via Twitter is).

So far, I have made $0 from the game. That may look like a high number, but consider that it took four years to make ó that works out to approximately $0/year. Compared to the $120,000+/year salary of a 15-year veteran in a AAA studio, it begins to look a lot smaller! And then if I go into the hourly breakdownÖ I donít have an actual count of hours spent making the game, but there was a lot of crunch that went into it, so I am guesstimating I made about $0/hour. Thatís not a lot! And then once you factor in the ~$140,000 I spent paying my contractors and collaborators for the game, you begin to see that maybe it wasnít, financially speaking, worth it. I guess I will have to wait a bit longer to buy that Juicero.

Joking aside ó thatís dismal. And terrifying. At the end of the day itís astounding that a game that got this much attention from the press, that won awards, that had an all-star cast of writers and performers, that had a bizarre celebrity guest appearance(!) failed this hard. It scares me.

I am going to be OK, at least for the moment. I donít own a house, so I didnít mortgage it to ship this game (being a millennial pays off!). Iím only responsible for myself, and I didnít spend the last of my savings, plus I have marketable skills that I can hopefully use to keep myself fed in the future. Iím glad that I got to pay so many talented people for their skills, and that there were only a few folks getting paid through revenue share (there were a few, and I feel terrible about that). I am also very glad that many of the people who worked on this game are already using that fact and their experience to find other work with teams ó if everyone else who worked on this ended up better for doing so, thatís a great reason to have made it.
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« Reply #256 on: September 03, 2020, 01:23:31 PM »
i played a bit of it before it left gamepass and it was kind of interesting, but nothing I would really want to pay for. the walking speed seemed annoying.

I had read that postmortem before, glad maybe he is getting a little money for it finally.

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« Reply #257 on: September 04, 2020, 02:53:39 AM »
Into the Breach is the 2nd repeat already. Booo~

But I missed it the first time it was offered, so yay!

I also managed to grab beer with Justin Ma in Kyoto, so double yay!

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« Reply #258 on: September 17, 2020, 05:19:02 PM »

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« Reply #259 on: September 17, 2020, 05:47:25 PM »
I mean sure, why not. Can always use an extra copy of the best San Fran sandbox.

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« Reply #260 on: September 17, 2020, 05:51:23 PM »
Sweendawg da had keeps on delivering :rejoice :rejoice :rejoice

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« Reply #261 on: September 18, 2020, 02:47:54 AM »
Watch Dogs 2 is fucking great

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« Reply #262 on: September 18, 2020, 03:40:18 AM »
I don't know about great as I think as the game went on it clearly did'nt know what to do with combat. It did'nt really want to be a shooter, but the stealth is also pretty meh. So I ended up having to just kind of brute force my way through. That said the game does still have a really nice vibe and San Fran is such a well realized place and great to be in. The characters are surprisingly pretty fun. There's not a lot of GTA 3 Urban city open world games now so WD2 is a good game to scratch that itch. It also does not feel like Ubisoft open world tedium. So I liked it.

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« Reply #263 on: September 18, 2020, 06:55:58 AM »
spreadsheet gaming :rejoice
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« Reply #264 on: September 18, 2020, 07:24:14 AM »
Lets just say Im glad I got paid to play WD2 and not the other way around

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« Reply #265 on: December 04, 2020, 12:50:36 AM »
Cave Story + this week.
Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny Complete Editions next week.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/cave-story-plus/home

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« Reply #266 on: December 04, 2020, 03:18:57 AM »
All good stuff, but who doesn't have these games at this point  :-X

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« Reply #267 on: December 04, 2020, 06:27:59 AM »
Years of planning to buy Tyranny and forgetting every time it went on sale finally pays off
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« Reply #268 on: December 05, 2020, 04:18:21 AM »
All good stuff, but who doesn't have these games at this point  :-X

I didn't, until this!

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« Reply #269 on: December 25, 2020, 01:12:38 AM »
Well, fuck me.

I got in on Alien Isolation at the big giveaway, but failed to hit the final button on Metro 2033 Redux. I own Metro on 360 though, so I'm not really out. Just felt dumb.

INSIDE is today's game for a few more hours.

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« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2021, 01:19:19 PM »
next week is RAGE 2:

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« Reply #271 on: February 11, 2021, 02:01:07 PM »
:rage
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« Reply #272 on: February 11, 2021, 03:10:16 PM »
Regular 5Ä cd key 🤷🏼‍♂️

Absolute drift is cool tho

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« Reply #273 on: February 11, 2021, 03:22:06 PM »
Kingdom Hearts series on pc

AXiom Verge 2

Both exclusive to EGS on pc

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« Reply #274 on: February 11, 2021, 04:47:36 PM »
Kingdom Hearts series on pc
dem prices:

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« Reply #275 on: February 11, 2021, 05:50:19 PM »
 :lol at them charging $60 for the KH3 demo.

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« Reply #276 on: February 11, 2021, 06:09:10 PM »
KHIII has been $10 multiple times on consoles already. :lol
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« Reply #277 on: February 11, 2021, 06:26:53 PM »
KHIII has been $10 multiple times on consoles already. :lol

Everything other than Re:mind and MoM can be gotten for like $30 on PSN right now, and thatís been the default discount price for almost a year.
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« Reply #278 on: February 12, 2021, 02:19:42 AM »
KHIII has been $10 multiple times on consoles already. :lol

Japan is so bad at PC software pricing.

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Re: Epic Game Store Thread
« Reply #279 on: June 03, 2021, 12:02:38 PM »
The fantastic resource management game Frostpunk is currently free from EGS.

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« Reply #280 on: June 03, 2021, 08:24:13 PM »
Ah, THIS was the thread I was looking for, to post that. THANKS!

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« Reply #281 on: June 04, 2021, 02:10:25 PM »
sticky this thread pls bork :rash

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« Reply #282 on: June 04, 2021, 10:36:02 PM »
Stickied for the free Frostpunk
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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #283 on: June 16, 2021, 05:47:01 PM »
Control is free. Ends today.

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« Reply #284 on: July 08, 2021, 01:04:48 PM »
This week and next:

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« Reply #285 on: July 08, 2021, 08:53:30 PM »
When I saw the IRONCAST game, I got excited for a WWI alternate-history strategy game, and it turned out to be a match-three.


C'mon.

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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 08, 2021, 11:34:43 PM »
idk, I saw steampunk mecha match 3 and I was like

 :idont

Yeah, I could roll with that. Some people like their Huniepop porn match 3, I'd be down for that mecha porn match 3.

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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 09, 2021, 03:22:06 PM »
When I saw the IRONCAST game, I got excited for a WWI alternate-history strategy game, and it turned out to be a match-three.


C'mon.

:iface

The game you're looking for is Iron Harvest:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/826630/Iron_Harvest/
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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 22, 2021, 07:36:42 PM »
This week and next:


Defense Grid is one of the best tower defense games ever.

Verdun actually has a mode where you sit in a frontline trench and fire at waves of bots coming across No Man's Land for high scores with random artillery strikes and chemical attacks (you need to put on your gas mask for these) everywhere, so very accurate to World War I gameplay. :lol It was the only mode with any players when I played it a few years back.

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« Reply #289 on: July 22, 2021, 07:58:27 PM »
Man, now there's a blast from the past. I remember Defense Grid: Awakening being one of those early Steam games that almost everyone had because it was one of the only 3rd party games on the platform.
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« Reply #290 on: July 22, 2021, 08:25:48 PM »
Verdun actually has a mode where you sit in a frontline trench and fire at waves of bots coming across No Man's Land for high scores with random artillery strikes and chemical attacks (you need to put on your gas mask for these) everywhere, so very accurate to World War I gameplay. :lol It was the only mode with any players when I played it a few years back.

Some of the gaming Youtubers I watch did some Verdun videos a few years ago. It looked jank as hell:

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« Reply #291 on: August 06, 2021, 10:38:35 PM »
"Epic Games Store is unprofitable and not comparable to the App Store" the lawyers began, rather bluntly, "and will not be profitable for at least multiple years, if ever." Ouch!

But what's interesting is that Apple's legal eagles go on to break down just how unprofitable the Epic Games Store is. "Epic lost around $181 million on EGS in 2019. Epic projected to lose around $273 million on EGS in 2020. Indeed, Epic committed $444 million in minimum guarantees for 2020 alone, while projecting, even with 'significant' growth, only $401 million in revenue for that year. Epic acknowledges that trend will continue in the immediate future: Epic projects to lose around $139 million in 2021."


Frank coming in is the Fortnite money. :success

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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #292 on: August 09, 2021, 10:07:10 AM »
Considering people only use Epic for the free games I'm not really surprised they're losing money on it.
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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #293 on: August 09, 2021, 10:43:59 AM »
it was worth it just for all of the salt generated by the gabe bois :win :phil

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« Reply #294 on: August 09, 2021, 12:18:29 PM »
Probably not if you are a smart investor

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« Reply #295 on: August 09, 2021, 12:33:45 PM »
the long game was selling salt :rollsafe

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« Reply #296 on: August 25, 2021, 06:27:43 PM »
Saints Row The Third Remastered free on EGS:
https://twitter.com/EpicGames/status/1430621000220114953

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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 25, 2021, 10:33:41 PM »
yeah, i should remember to check in with this service more often. just got void bastards, SR3 and yooka laylee. especially keen to try void bastards
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Re: Epic Game Store - The Other Free Game Thread
« Reply #298 on: September 02, 2021, 02:29:10 PM »
Yokus Island Express is free now, and is a really fucking good (and hugely under rated) game.

Its kind of like a mix of a metroidvania and pinball, but plays a lot better than that sounds, and is at a pricepoint you can't quibble about.

The highest praise I can give it is that it plays like a Nintendo experimental 2D platformer that goes on to become a cult classic.

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« Reply #299 on: September 03, 2021, 12:54:39 AM »
Definitely feels like it could've been a Nintendo 1st party game ala Pikmin.