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Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

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

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:50 pm
by Medicine Man
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.

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:08 pm
by Sly Boots
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.

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:30 pm
by Medicine Man
I am shocked. Shocked I tell you.

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

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm
by Achtung Englander
Thanks MM

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am
by DjchunKfunK
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'.

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

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

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

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

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:09 pm
by Sly Boots
Thimbleweed Park is a decent point and click, but goes a bit nuts in the final act.

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:14 pm
by Medicine Man
Dont we all? :P

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:45 am
by Sly Boots
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/

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:21 am
by Medicine Man
arf

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

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

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:25 am
by Sly Boots
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.

Re: Epic Games launch their Steam competitor

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:06 pm
by Medicine Man