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Epic Games is promoting their store: https://store.epicgames.com by offering weekly freebies (previously bi-weekly).
note: two games in the same week
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Will you consider the Epic Game Store your new default library?
I noticed something about the Epic store that I don't like. I am not one of those people who are all like "hurr durr, I hate Epic just because." Some games that I already own on Steam or GOG that have mac versions, don't have the same on EPIC. Torchlight, Limbo etc. That would be reason enough for me to stick with Steam where I have more options.
I was grateful to get a couple of games that I don't have on other platforms though and do have a mac version, epsecially Subnautica.
What editions of games exactly are available across platforms differs, unfortunately. For instance GOG often (but not always) has extended editions of games and does not carry the more basic editions.
Yeah, I know. =(
I was just surprised to see games that I already own DRM-free versions of not having Mac option on Epic. Especially since I got DRM-free copies along with my Steam key via Humble at some point as well. XD
This is why one of the epic exclusive's kickstarter community got upset. The game was promised for Windows and Linux, and on Steam it's easy to do that. But Epic is only for Windows...
also a certain duck would say that you should just get rid of your Mac, and embrace the light. Along with Discord's light mode
No, epic works on Mac too. lol. Many of the games are mac compatible including Subnautica, Slimerancher etc (I don't own those ones on Steam.) I was just bringing up the point that some of their freebies that are being provided by just about everyone as a mac version are windows-only. ;) I have Torchlight for mac DRM-free on Humble bundle library since I bought the steam key there. Also have it via GOG connect.
As for the other thing...rofl... no way I'd get rid of my mac. :P I'm a graphic designer and mobile app developer. All of the studios I have worked in are outfitted with macs. People don't realise this, but you cannot design cross-platform iOS/Android apps on a Windows machine, you have to do it on a Mac. People generally think that macs are bought purely for hipster reasons and that's why they get mean. Got my first one in 2003 as a necessary part of going to design school. XD. Would never go back to windows because that is half of my life now and I've become accustomed to working on it. Now maybe in the future, I might buy some Windows machine purely for gaming, but not right now XD.
Yeah, that's a nice MacOS/iOS development tie-in Apple has going there :) For multi-platform developers, there are options out there that let you rent a MacOS machine in the cloud. Wonder if they call it AaaS (Apple as a Service) ;)
Meh, lol. I prefer the real deal. Most people I know who code on a grander scale than I have both a MacBook Pro and a Windows machine. My main job is graphic designer, but at times, I have to co-design/code apps for clients, so I just use my mac for everything. :)
My MBP is a 4 years old now. At the time, I deliberately bought the late 2012 model new (around the time they stopped making them) because I wanted something with components that weren't glued together so I could do as I pleased with it. I hate apple as a company, trust me. It is possible to love macOS, but hate Apple. XD. As I need to, I upgrade it some. The cloud thing just sounds like a pain in the ass, personally. That's okay if someone only needs it for short amounts of time. I can't imagine it actually compiling code as fast as a real machine does.
The offering of Mac editions of games is probably partly up to the developers. Have you asked support?
Nah, I didn't bother. Hehe! I already own the games on Steam anyway. However, it would be the thing that would make my decision for me if it came to switching where to buy my games. ^^
GNOG is now available.
Next two games are:
Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Won Mutant Year Zero here and got Hyper Light Drifter via twitch prime but... these are awesome games.
MYZ is really good one i hope Gaben give some stuff like this
Already own 'Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden' on Steam.
Must have been in a bundle before.
If they're also giving away Hyper Light Drifter ,i doubt many people will buy it now on Steam unless it's £1 or free at some point.
It was in a recent Humble Monthly. It's almost worth unsubbing now, since Epic keeps giving away the early unlocks for free.
yep ,worth waiting to see what else they give away.
Next 2 games are really good GAs
rest in pieces steam.
rip Hb monthly
I was thinking about HB monthly too. Does anyone know which HB monthly games were later freebies by Epic? I skipped the month with Mutant Year Zero, but I really wanted it.
Well Moonlighter and Hyper-Light Drifter were both headline games on HBM.
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I get this message on GNOG's store page on Epic. Somebody else have this issue? :/
Well, now I checked again (thanks for reminding me) and it worked from first try. Thanks! :)
The new free games for Epic have been announced and will be available from Aug 15-22.
Hyper Light Drifter & Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Pc Games) Free Aug 15-22 @ Epic Games 😊 👍
The current free game is GNOG and will be there till the 15th of August.
Next weeks two games are damn good to get for free, like damn !!!!
Not gonna play it on Epic though ... will wait till I get it on Steam, or until Epic implements a achievements and time tracking system to their games. Then I might be interested, otherwise, screw it, it's a free game to add to my library :).
Have both already (Mutant y.0 Road t.e. from Humble monthly not too long ago) and both are EXCELLENT games.
Wonder if OP is going to continue to update this topic.
Yep, but OP was on holiday ;-)
Welcome back. :)
Final call for GNOG; get your GNOG or be forever silent ;)
I've got it ... but I don't get it ... it's to strange
Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
now available :)
Next game is FEZ
Kind of disappointed with FEZ, but that's probably because I already got it on Steam and PS4.
It is a classic.
So many people here just gagging to give their details to a corrupt chinese company, and support a company that is desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights, for a free game that can be taken back off of them at a moments notice.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Actually, a free game is a nice thing to have
And you are 100% sure that steam is the good one but epic is the bad one?
And you are 100% sure that epic is a chinese company?
And you are 100% sure that epic is "desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights"?
What do you know about steam? What do you know about Steamgifts? Do you trust CG? Why are you here?
desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights
desperate to damage the industry and remove consummer choice and rights
So they are burning tons of money to damage the industry ?
They are a company that like every company want to make money (yeah, steam cares only about money too)
They are not marvel villains
Stop this cringe and start thinking with your brain
I already provided a Californian company with all of my details. The glass between their frontends and backend servers was spied on for years by a security agency. I have got nothing to lose and everything to gain ;)
Did you read that on the internet, Mr. Parrot?
Very excited to play Mutant Year Zero
hmm...not sure why, but I'm not able to pick that one up. Is this a regional thing? Are you able to pick it up?
I can't pick it up either - I'm from germany.
I could pick it up ~1h ago from germany without problems
Ok, just tested on other games. I also couldn't view Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and now it works - seems to be a store problem.
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Guess it was a problem on their site for a few minues. Now it worked just fine. Thanks for your reply :)
Now it works for me - and I'm thinking of buying "Rebel Galaxy Outlaw", too...
Tried again and now it works. Thanks for your reply :)
It worked for me, but I had a problem last week with GNOG, where the store didn't work at first. After a couple of hours I tried again, and it worked fine.
You're welcome! :)
Epic ,"August Feature Update - Cloud Saves, Humble Bundle Keyless Integration, and More!"
"Keyless Integration" ,no surprise there , from Epic..
Cloud saves? Finally, I was looking forward to that one. Now all they need is achievments and a shopping cart and they'll have pretty much all the basics, many months after launch XD
The Epic Games Store has disabled cloud saves for Hyper Light Drifter for the foreseeable future, due to "additional technical limitations" found while investigating a separate problem.
That happens to me for getting my hopes up :P
Not even with your wifi.
Mutant Year Zero/ Epic (Failure) must be desperate for users if they are giving that away. Surprised the devs agreed to that one.
I imagine quite a few people installed EPIC just for that one
Perhaps each give-away counts towards a partial sale as far as the dev is concerned? And more copies around might lead to DLC sales.
I think Funcom were also desperate when they agreed to put their game in the Humble April Monthly, only 3 months after the release.
I suppose its value dropped hard, and then Epic didn't have to give them a tremendous shitload of money to let it become an Epic freebie. 100$ and a pack of Smarties and they signed.
Dunno why the dismissive stance. For lesser-known indies, visibility is everything. I'm sure being on Humble and Epic helps, even if people end up buying on Steam, Switch or PS4.
Epic seems quite developer-oriented at the moment. If they are willing to guarantee developers the proceeds of a certain minimum amount of sales in exchange for timed exclusives, they likely are giving the developers of the freebies used to promote the store a fine deal as well.
I saw from the Super Meat Boy devs on Twitter a while back that they make money from Epic when they do these free game promotions.
They should not give so many free games, its getting harder to hide the frustration of navigating through ones own library.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 if you are able to access it. I use it not for Epic games though but added the games today and it was reflected instantly.
Last time i used it, the Epic library integration wasnt working yet.
I was able to connect to the account, but the library did not show up
plus, i am waiting until they reduce memory and CPU usage
Oh, did you report to them on reducing memory and CPU usage or did they announce about it? :)
Its beta, i assumed they would work on it. Is it not a priority?
I cant say. Since I've not read any update notes. Although running 2 launches naturally will require more system resource. I think at this stage they are making sure every platform is displayed properly and including features. Its best you check it on their forum and give feedback if you hasnt. :)
I just did a test :)
It seems that just because they are open the launchers (all of them) consum nerly no load on the cpu.
But ofc they put load on the RAM. Leader here was the twitch-launcher followed by uplay and steam.
That actually looks good. On my system, 2 programs that took up most resource was Firefox and game I was playing 7 days to Die with both 2GB+ off the ram. Steam's 2 program actually took less than 100MB, Galaxy takes around 300MB. I did run the game off Steam rather than Galaxy since the game is graphic intensive I tend to start with the default launcher. Cheers~
Thank you for keeping the thread updated! Cheers!
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden? Now i'm starting to think something before purchase what if epic gives it free in upcoming weeks.
Great games this week, they haven't given me any reason to buy anything so far but my library is looking really nice already.
Literally owning 3/3 of current and upcoming freebies but it's some really good stuff. in case of Fez, the game is a lot better than its developer :3
As to the hidden comment: Let's not stir that hornet's nest ;-) I planned to include a GOG link since I own it on GOG, only to find out dev pulled it from their store a while back. Of course it is per GOG's terms still available for download if you own it.
I am interested to kno why he did this
Woooow Now I am looking at my Epic (free) game library :-)
Bump Get those two fantastic games now, or not. It's your call.
FEZ is the freebie now, and Celeste and Inside are the next ones.
Nice ones :)
Noice! I played Inside with the free month of Origin access that ASUS gave away earlier this year and the game was great, even better than LImbo.
Celeste has been in my wishlist since I first heard of it, Epic is really becoming a solid source for free games.
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Celeste is next!!!! :)
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Celeste is in the August or September HB Monthly.
Makes sense. It was already on Games with Gold on xbox1. I also hope for enter the gungeon in a HB monthly.
Yeah I definitely think that's a possibility as well.
I hope so. It is #1 on my wishlist for a long time, was waiting for a deeper discount but this will suffice. Guess it is time to install Epic launcher finally.
Is it that good? I was kinda indifferent seeing it.
Big YES, but you have to love the genre I suppose. Challenging platformers are my thing, games like Super Meat Boy, Electronic Super Joy, Dustforce etc. You can check this excellent Mike Brown video about the game.
Thank you for your detailed reply, I'm definitely gonna try it now
Celeste is fine but highly overrtaed
Inside is one of the best games ever and if I am not mistaken, never was free before
You're right, this game was not distributed for free before, but
Inside is very.... intriguing. From start to end. The secret end. Keep your eyes peeled for hints while playing :)