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Aikouka

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Well it should be a bit easier then building hardware and software. Epic just really needs a forum, feedback and early access :)
But will that work? Even with those things, you still have to ask yourself, "Why should I use this over Steam?" That's really the problem that any new product coming into an established market faces. To a degree, EGS's free games are arguably just a tool to help create relevance among gamers to help erode the idea of "Steam = PC Gaming" that has been forged over nearly two decades. I won't say that Steam is perfect; I've complained about its inherent DRM on this very forum. (To be fair, a vast majority of online digital platforms have similar DRM schemes that are skewed against the consumer, so it's worth noting that my DRM complaint is truly against a broad list of platforms.) In regard to past Steam complaints, I would like to note that Steam has fixed the issue with Steam Cloud. Steam now performs a Steam Cloud check before running the game, but a minor issue is that Steam doesn't really tell you that... so it looks like it's taking forever to start the game. It's really more of a UX issue, but I do think it's not a good thing.

Outside of the free games, EGS's shtick is that it "provides more revenue to developers", but in the end... do gamers care about that? Also, is it viable to say that EGS can provide more to developers due to simply not providing nearly as robust of a platform? Do I think the differences are necessarily worth +18%? Probably not. However, similar to the issues with Epic Games vs. Apple/Google, it's really hard to make a nice, solid argument against payment rates, because we have no idea what the costs are to the company providing the service.
 
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aigomorla

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Guys take discussions to another thread.
Keep this thread straight to freebe's offered.
You may give limited feedback on the game that is being offered, but please don't siderail it.

Moderator Aigo.
 

balloonshark

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Surviving Mars is free now - Mar 18 at 11:00 AM


The Fall is free Mar 18 - Mar 25

Metro 2033 is also free to grab on Steam until Mar 15 @ 10:00am.

 

balloonshark

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Deadlight: Director's Cut is free from GOG.com (*see conditions below)


*Add the game to the cart and claim a complimentary copy of Deadlight: Director’s Cut if you own or buy any Deep Silver game during this publisher sale.
The offer is valid until 22nd March 2021, 2 PM UTC.
 
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pmv

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Deadlight: Director's Cut is free from GOG.com (*see conditions below)


*Add the game to the cart and claim a complimentary copy of Deadlight: Director’s Cut if you own or buy any Deep Silver game during this publisher sale.
The offer is valid until 22nd March 2021, 2 PM UTC.
Apparently I must own a Deep Silver game as i got the offer - but no idea what it is I own that qualifies me!

Another freebie I probably won't even get round to downloading/installing!
 

balloonshark

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Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is free from steam until March 26th @ 4PM.[/b]

 

balloonshark

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Tales of the Neon SeaFree Now - Apr 08 at 11:00 AM.


Bonus freebies: If you grabbed Hitman 1 standard edition for free from Epic (end of Aug. 2020) or own it you can upgrade to Hitman 1 GOTY for free if you follow these instructions. Here are the instructions from slickdeals.

Instructions:

1. You must own Hitman 1 Standard Edition on Epic.
2. You must own Hitman 3 on Epic.
If you don't own Hitman 3 on Epic:
Visit this link.
Click "Get" to get Hitman 3 Starter Pack for free.
Checkout and complete your order.
3. Click "Buy Now" on the Hitman 1 GOTY Edition page.
4. Proceed to checkout.
5. Price should be free.
6. Complete your order.
 

balloonshark

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Alien: Isolation free now - Apr 29 at 11:00 AM (I think this is a repeat)

Hand of Fate 2 free now - Apr 29 at 11:00 AM


* Bonus freebies

Quiplash free to keep when you get it before Apr 26 @ 1:00pm.


Portal Reloaded is free DLC if you own Portal 2.

 

balloonshark

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Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms free now - May 06 at 11:00 AM

*Note:
Epic Champions Of Renown Limited-Time Offer Collect your $100 value add-on for free! Install and log in to Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms between 4/29 at 11AM Eastern and 5/6 at 11AM Eastern to unlock the Epic Champions of Renown in-game! This limited-time offer is available to all new and existing players on the Epic Games Store.

**Bonus freebie

Tonight We Riot from GOG.com. https://www.gog.com/#giveaway

Scroll down their home page just a bit and you'll see the giveaway. Log in and add it to your account.
 

balloonshark

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Pine free Now - May 13 at 11:00 AM

*Bonus freebie: World of Warships Exclusive Starter Pack add-on

Next week: The Lion's Song free May 13 - May 20
 

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