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It's live now, and looks quite changed than one from leak.
If you buy something for 15$ you will get 10$ discount
For every game which meet criteria
Epic sale FAQ
They want to give you 10$ to spend in store for 2-factor authentication
"The panel read that “the Epic Games store Megasale is happening right now! Sign up for [two-factor authentication] in order to get $10 to spend in the store.” Clearly, the sale was not actually underway when the message arrived on the store, but Epic later confirmed that an event was on its way, with a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter account."
Hold your horses, not yet but here is explained
edit. here are some games below 10$ if you're curious - all thanks to Fragie
Shakedown Hawaii $9.99
Oxygen Not Included $7.99
The Walking Dead: Final Season $6.99
Trover Saves the Universe $9.99
Subnautica Below Zero $7.99
Donut County $5.99
Little Inferno $5.99
Human Resource Machine $5.99
7 Billion Humans $5.99
edit2. looks like more than half people didn't read what I've written in here so I've changed topic so you people stop wasting your time with F5 on epic store
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I'll never give Tim Sweeney and his "Epic" Game Store one red cent (let alone "Tencents") of my money so long as I live.
No one has mentioned "Ashen" prices. Those graphics look very nice.
For $8 at my regional price, I'd definitely be up to trying out World War Z :D!
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Most interesting I'm seeing are:
Dang after originally seeing this thread a few days ago that said we'll get $10 to use however we want on the store I was like sure I'll use it on Subnautica Below Zero and get it for free(assuming it was gonna go on a sale) and the rest of the credit I don't care about. Turns out there's a minimum amount a game costs before you can use that coupon and the prices of the games themselves are left and right inconsistent. I guess this is a good example of how things don't work out.
Are you still expected to sign up for 2FA to get that coupon? Seems like 2FA is completely irrelevant now, as if they ditched that idea.
Pass from me, since I have everything I need on Steam.
Yuck, yet another fail from not so Epic
This got me to spend some money there! Their tactics sure does work!
Very nice. Hopefully Steam will start doing better sales now. EGS is turning to be very good to the market, I'll surely keep using it if Epic continues on this path
umm.. isnt it a simple sale ? How much different is it from any sale steam has had ? AAA games have 10-20 dollars off their 60 dollar price. And older or indie games have 50-75 % off.... Sounds like a very generic sale. The fact they trow money at you ? who doesnt like that. Yes I agree - the fact you get 10 dollars off more is appealing.
But what do you mean by saying steam should do better sales ? How ?
You won't see deals like Afterparty for 5.99€ on steam. Oxenfree pre-orders didn't cost 5€ on Steam.
If we are talking specific deals - I stand corrected. Didnt check that specifically.
Anyway - oxenfree was given for free anyway. Id say thats the reason its cheap
Oxenfree wasn't free at launch, it cost 20€. In EGS the Afterparty preorder (a game from the same developers) costs a quarter of what Oxenfree cost in Steam. Not to talk about the fact that it's an EGS exclusive
Considering some of the regional pricing, I bought Detroit for $9. And 1 region has metro exodus listed for $5. These are insane prices so far, unfortunately only for some regions that have the benefit of $10 deduction being HUGE. Not everyone benefits that much but it's still a good sale all things considered. Normal sale for those living in 1st world countries and a pretty big sale for those living in countries that have a smaller income
This is not a better sale...desperate...very desperate, but not better. Its obvious it wasn't clearly thought out
Steam plans their sales months in advance
...& both Steam and I are gonna keep watching
Multi-billionaire dollar company running a store with "tens" of products and hardly any features - even simple ones like a cart, with more than a decade of watching and learning from Steam, fails to even operate a sale properly and to the extent that publishers have to go to the extreme of withdrawing their games from the store entirely.
The Epic Fail Store strikes again.....thank god the devs who had to remove their games due to the gross incompetence of Epic weren't truly exclusive and they still have somewhere else to sell their games. I'd imagine there's a fair few devs/publishers rethinking the EGS if it's going to potentially mean not being able to sell for a month at a time.
You imagine poorly.
You reply even more poorly.
you have used a pencil to scrub out pencil. Eraser is more courageous.
You should have left it there.....you can keep your half-baked metaphors for people who give a shit.
Truly courageous of you to write a five-word reply first time round though, hey?
I spend as much time on here as is optimal. I reply minimally; enjoy !
Another tremendous display of courage right there.
What a champ you are. Epic must be so proud.
i affiliate with no one bar satan.
Boring.....Satan told me you were too boring to be affiliated with him.
Did they have to remove their games, though? I admit I didn't read that up yet. But from what I gather this might have been a simple misunderstanding. Meaning those publishers probably thought they'd have to carry the cost of the 10€ discount themselves, while that was purely on Epic's side.
The store is still barebones and lacks a lot of features, no doubt. But we also got some games for prices that you would never see on Steam. Like Subnautica Below Zero for 6.79€ instead of 16.79€. A relatively new EA game for a good third of the price. That's not bad. I am quite sure many people bought stuff during the sale. If they do stuff like that occasionally (and improve their software a lot), they will truly rise to be a Steam competitor.
What happend to "we need to support poor developers going broke because of 30% cut!". Nobody here seems to have an issue getting games dirt cheap lol.
What do you mean? That 10€ discount is paid for by Epic. The developer gets the full amount. This is a discount purely for the customer, with maximum profit for the developer. So in terms of supporting poor devs it doesn't get better than this.
Is that why some publishers pulled out from the sale? I guess they just hate free money...
Devs would have gotten the full price - it is money being given away by Epic, but some of the devs felt it devalued their game - especially as some of them are not even released yet - ONI, and Bloodlines 2 for example. When the game is released at fulll price, there would possibly be many holding back, knowing that it's already been on sale for less than launch price.
The publishers chose to withdraw their games from EPIC store, perhaps in the case of Borderlands 3 and Vampire the Masquerade 2 the devs/publishers didn't want to devalue their game way before its release by selling it for ridiculously low prices. As for the explanation of why the publishers chose to withdraw, its really just pure speculation. Whatever it is, in my region it has meant the EGS losing a third of its titles for the month.
In terms of competition for Steam - Origin Access costs $5 bucks a month has loads of EA exclusive games and loads of non-EA games all available to play. It still doesn't compete with Steam. So I don't buy the argument that just having sales or even exclusivity is sufficient. Plus, is such a business model in any way sustainable? I guess while the Fortnite bucks roll in, it is - but surely not in the long term. To put it into perspective, Epic - at the upper-most estimation of their valuation as a business is worth around half as much as Electronic Arts.
What Origin, GOG, Uplay and Epic all lack is the social aspect of Steam. Even now on some of Epic's exclusive titles, the ones which plan to release on Steam eventually and left their pages up, EGS gamers are on Steam seeking support or simply discussing the game which they bought on Epic. Having no social aspect is being held up Epic as a selling point, which I can imagine does well with devs/publishers who don't want the hassle (or perhaps, in reality, the responsibility) of dealing with the customers in the same place they sell their games - I can certainly see why a lazy/mediocre dev/publishers would find the idea of a storefront with no possibility of feedback from dissatisfied customers would find such a "feature" appealing.
I also think Epic is, at least, 5 years too late. 5 years ago overcoming Steam would have been a possibility but now, no chance not if the Epic Store is the plan.
Storefronts have a limited shelf-life and will probably be gone in a decade, or perhaps they'll survive for hobbyists, collectors and the older generation of gamers: Google, Apple, Amazon and even Sony & Microsoft (with their new alliance) will launch their streaming platforms with monthly subscriptions a la Netflix (of course, Sony and EA already have PS Now and Origin Access) and people will wonder what all the fuss over launchers and stores ever was.
It's very mediocre sale in term of actual discounts, but Detroit Become Human for ~5$ was to good to pass by.
Depends on your regional pricing. The -10 USD for countries with low regional pricing resulted in lots of bargains, such as 6 USD for Satisfactory, ~20 USD for pre-order on Borderlands 3/Bloodlines 2 (they even removed Bloodlines 2 from the store it seems).
where you from?.. that really cheap for satisfactory, i dont think epic have region lock is it?...
Brazil, but I'm sure there're other places with similar and even better prices. It seems you can change your region on the store before you buy your first game, not sure if you can buy and play it normally though (probably I guess).
The Epic Games employee also wrote another comment in a Russian site that translates as:
We reached out to Epic Games for a statement, and a spokesperson gave us the following statement that confirms Sergey Galyonkin’s comment.
If a developer or publisher chooses to not participate in our sales, we will honor that decision. Paradox Interactive has chosen to not participate in the Epic Mega Sale and the game has been temporarily removed from sale. If you’ve purchased Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 during the period when the discount did apply at the time of check out, Epic will honor that price.
I'm jealous of the sales you must get everywhere, if you consider up to 66% off for great games that haven't even been released yet or are Early Access "mediocre".
Its the only game they offer im interested in but its 30 dollars for me lol
They almost had me. I almost bought Hades until the price went up from what it was yesterday.
"Another odd case comes with Supergiant's Hades. Originally listed at a sale price of $6.99, the developer quietly raised the price of the game to $24.99 and altered the sale price to be $14.99. While the increased price was something Supergiant always intended to do as it added content (the game launched in early access with the Epic Games Store last year), it originally pledged to inform buyers well in advance of any price hikes. With Epic surprising the world with this mega sale, Supergiant felt the need to increase the price at the last minute. The studio has since apologized, but this could have all been avoided if Epic was more transparent with the publishers and developers it is hosting."
EDIT price changed again back to normal , good time to buy?
"The studio justified the unexpected increase by saying that it "reflects the game's current value in Early Access based on all the additions and improvements we've made since launch," and the Epic discount took it down to $15, which was still a 25 percent cut on the pre-sale price. But there was no escaping the backlash of a surprise price hike (especially after some people had picked it up for so much less) and so Supergiant reset it to $20, taking it all back to where it began. "
Yeah, thanks. That echoes what I read elsewhere, and it seemed too big a coincidence, so I decided I can do without that game.
Its 13.99 without any discount for me, SEA.
Can someone confirm whether you can change your region to buy games cheaper and then change it back without losing access to the games? The US pricing on these is nothing special at all.
From what I've read elsewhere, I don't believe you can.
I think you can freely choose a country once before your first purchase, but I've seen mention of needing to be able to use a payment method based in your selected country. Apparently changing regions again may require contact with Epic Support, who may require some form of proof of abode.
It also seems very likely to be against the Terms of Service you agreed to when creating an account.
NEWS (in the interest of not starting another thread even though you all seem to love that): https://www.destructoid.com/epic-games-store-s-first-sale-is-off-to-a-rocky-start-554005.phtml
This sale apparently pissed off some of their publishers.
music to my ears :)
the endeavor has turned into a shitshow.
the endeavor has turned into a shitshow.
The last season of TWD for 5 bucks was an easy decision.
Is it worldwide? A friend doesn't see it and he's in AU.
What is the "it" you're referring to?
If you mean the sale itself, then yes, it's global in that it is available everywhere the Epic Game Store is available.
In AU we don't appear to have our own regional pricing yet, so I believe everything is the same as USA pricing. Your friend won't see deals like Detroit for $3.50, but he will be able to get USD$10 off the pre-sale price of all titles over USD$15. (Except for the one that was bumped up for the sale and those that have been temporarily removed.)
I meant the sale. I don't see Detroit for 3.50 either, it's 9.99. But Ashen shows up for 4.99 and it's 20 for him.
It seems like the $10 discount disappeared on many games. At least the prices don't appear low on the main page, but some appear with discount when you click on the game.
Ashen is $40 base price and $20 on sale in Aus
Yes, that's the wonders of regional pricing at work. What region are you in? Since the $10 discount is a fixed amount it provides a higher percentage off the cheaper the game is normally. Here Detroit is normally $40, or $30 on sale: 25% off. I'm guessing it's normally $20 where you are, so it's 50% off for you.
Edit: it actually looks like Epic does have regional pricing for AU so games could conceivably be different prices here than in the USA, but so far I'm not aware of any that are different. Anyway, yes, the sale is here, too, but the final prices are just not as impressive as in some other regions.
Metro and shakedown are both more expensive in AU i think the rest are the same as USA pricing though. Checking many games are like $1 more in AU for some reason and Division 2 was more expensive before it way removed.
Ah cool, thanks.
I was actually a bit surprised that nothing seemed more expensive here when I couldn't see any obvious differences, so now you've pointed out that we're still paying Island Tax on at least a couple of items everything is alright with the world again. ;)
This is a great moment to finally buy The Walking Dead final season. It's only available on Epic anyway and 4,99 seems a good price to get it.
If I hadn't already won Satisfactory this would definitely have gotten me to buy it. As it is, I did buy Subnautica Below Zero. Based on the strength of the first one, for $10, I'm happy for that to sit on the shelf for a year or two before it comes out properly. Prefer not to play it if it's not ready.
Great offers, they have so much offer that they have to remove some.
I paid for world war z and they stole my money with this error message " looks like something went wrong ", i've sent a few mail but stil no reply , i don't recommend epic store , it's unreliable as you see . If there's any way outta this ,let me know please
paid using paypal? if yes after 2 days open a dispute case there. don't worry you will get your money back just be patient. good luck
Shakedown Hawaii, TWD Final Season, and Hades (and others?) had their sale price increased by $10 so now the "$10 off $15" promotion applies to these games. The final price doesn't change but that $10 is coming out of Epic's pocket instead of the dev/publisher
$5 Heavy Rain + $5 Beyond Two Souls + $20 Detroid Become Human = $30 = 26,86€
10€ Heavy Rain + 10€ Beyond Two Souls + 30€ Detroid Become Human = 50€ = $55,84
Thanks for nothing *pic, still not that bad prices tho, if you don't compare them, it just feels bad giving money to such ppl who do this.
its 10 10 30 in US
Yep. It would have been simple for sviat to check this him/herself before posting something that was obviously false.
My friend got it for 5$, well he is from Costa Rica, so ok I could be wrong then, still there seems to be more regions that have this cheap prices, maybe Russia aswell.
oh ok then corrected
also Subnautica Below Zero and TWD Final Season seem good too "already have it on steam"