From PCGamer...
"Gears 5 is temporarily free on both the Windows Store and Steam, meaning you can probably complete the campaign and dabble in multiplayer without spending a cent. The offer runs until April 12".

Edit: Changed the title to stop "misleading' people thinking it's a free game.

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So a free weekend basically

1 month ago
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Yes

1 month ago
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Misleading title. Should change it to Free Play Weekend.

1 month ago
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Agreed.

We SG people only care about permanently free games that we wont play. Not temporarily free games.

1 month ago
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“permanently free games that we wont play”

Very true XD

1 month ago
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Wednesday isn't quite in the weekend, is it? And I specified in the tittle that is free until April 12.

1 month ago
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Leave out the weekend and change the title to "Free-to-play until April 12" otherwise people will think it's free to keep.

1 month ago
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I did it. :)

1 month ago
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Yes, but the way the title is worded may lead people to believe that it's free to keep. Not free weekend to try it out.

1 month ago
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Seems like a rather trivial concern to stick with a title that's at least an order of magnitude more misleading. ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)

1 month ago
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It's free-to-play until April 12. There is a fundamental difference in English.

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+1

1 month ago
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thx, installing now

1 month ago
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Nice. I'm not working for the next 8 days so this is great timing. Thanks OP

1 month ago
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Wait, they let support have time off?!? j/k
Thank you for your hard work! <3

1 month ago
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Nah, but here is some unnecessary info for you: the place I'm working at split us all into three groups due to corona shenanigans; you rest for 8 days and get paid 50% less and then you work for 4 days for 10 hours per day. It's not perfect, but it's a better alternative than laying off a big number of employees. Some factories are even closed for 2 months so we're doing good, all things considered

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10 hours per day

kinda... weird, isn't it? you stay home for 8 long days but then 4 "long" days. i mean why not the usual 5 days for 8 hours?

1 month ago
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We're working in lesser capacity during those 4 days )fewer people) to minimize the risk of infections

1 month ago
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true that, might minimize. really hope you'll still being cute enough.

1 month ago
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I'm too pretty to get a virus so no worries

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lol

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I don't know what xarabas does, but an industry that follows a similar model near where I live is Mining. 5 days on, 5 days off. Then 4 days on, 4 days off. Then 3 days on, 3 days off. Rinse and repeat.

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that's also because of coronavirus? never heard of this kind of cycle, interesting. also, here (but guessing it's the same for xarabas), when you stay home, you get paid by government (you usually start get paid at 80% of hourly salary).

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No. It's just their standard operating practice. It's an unusual model, but yeah.
As far as universal basic income, we don't have it. No work, no money unless you basically beg for unemployment, which you have to reapply for every two weeks. The restrictions are lighter at this moment because of COVID-19, but yeah. Here, you are basically punished for getting sick or losing work time, and it can easily snowball with evictions, refusal of treatment, etc...

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Glad you are still able to work, though those can be some long hours especially in a factory. Definitely better than laying off everyone as you said. I do hope that 50% less is you are bringing in 50% of your overall monthly income and not half your hourly pay for those 40 hours.

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You're welcome! :)

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Damn, I can't play this on my old laptop! Why are all these free gameplay events happening while my gaming rig is fraked up??

1 month ago
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I won't be able to download until it's over ;(

Fuck my internet speed :/

1 month ago
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Is it really 55GB to download? FML

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That's all? When I did the trial of Gears 4 on the M$ store it was over 100 gig.

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damn if I had done the 4th game I would've snapped this up quickly but since I haven't it will be skipped

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I got 2 blacklists for this thread, it's probably easy to spot from whom.. It's irrelevant, but still want to point out that I was in a hurry when I remembered I saw the news on the PC Gamer page. Still allocated time to post it so people get to download it as soon as they can. The original title misled some to believe it's a free to keep game. Even if my wording was misleading, after you follow the Steam link, you see that you can play it for 5 days and that's enough to finish easily the campaign and avoid the problematic multiplayer. Is it for the few seconds you lost to find this out or the "big disappointment" that it's not free to keep? It's still a free gift, appreciate it,

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has anybody got the link for download through windows store?
i can't seem to start the download in steam...
edit: tried again 1h later and now it works

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Couldn't start the download from steam either.

!addlicense asf 442547

ASF made it work.

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