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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:40 pm

got 2 games for free just for installing their client

spent no money with them so far

...and What Remains of Edith Finch is coming next week for free as well

so I give them an A

:lol:

cheers Fortnite
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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:03 pm
can you let us know when we can get it - being lazy ! :lol:

actually with all of these free games it just adds to the list of shame
What Remains of Edith Finch is available now...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... finch/home


Jackbox is next up on the freebie block from the 24th of January.

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:08 pm

As MM will no doubt be stunned to discover, despite owning Edith Finch for about a year I've only played 45 minutes of (at least I've remembered this time that I do already own it :lol:). I really liked what I played though and keep meaning to go back and finish it off.

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:30 pm

I am shocked. Shocked I tell you.

At least there's signs of progress though. :D

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Achtung Englander » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks MM
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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by DjchunKfunK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am

Interesting post about the Epic Store.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/the-ep ... pic.93249/

Not sure I'm on-board with the streamers/influencers cut what with the way a lot of people don't make it clear they are being paid to play a game. Could lead to more people saying they like a game in order to get money for it. Don't think it is the right answer to discoverability either as it is basically putting the onus on developers, and also the cost.

The stuff about Fornite players not being Steam users and trying to convert them to buying additional games is interesting and appears to be the focus of Epic's efforts. Probably a bit at odds with what developers are looking forward and reminds me of the talk around Minecraft and how all these people playing Minecraft would be new 'gamers' when in reality the majority either just kept playing Minecraft or stopped playing games, very few migrated over to being 'gamers'.

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 pm

Axiom Verge is the next freebie. Hitting the EGS on February 7th...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... verge/home

Oh and remember to pick up Jackbox as its available now...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... ack-1/home

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:43 pm

Thimbleweed Park is the next freebie from the 21st...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... -park/home

Axiom Verge is free now...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... verge/home

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:09 pm

Thimbleweed Park is a decent point and click, but goes a bit nuts in the final act.

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 pm

Dont we all? :P

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:45 am

Axiom Verge dev does a ctrl-F to get rid of all mentions of Steam for the Epic launch, accidentally deletes sound file that causes the game to crash :lol:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/epic-store-v ... -steamxnb/

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:21 am

arf

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Medicine Man » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:23 am

Thimbleweed Park is available now...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... -park/home

And Slime Rancher is the next freebie on the 7th of March...

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... ncher/home

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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:25 am

Just like Thimbleweed, Slime Rancher is well worth a go for a freebie if you're already using the Epic store. It's a bit cutesy and simple (I bought it mainly to play with the kids) but there are worse ways to while away a few hours.

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