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>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=sMmGPe2yUKPMm3HC
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=DRYGuGM38VdnxfuF
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eYEPWANxqsCnqkfY
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xbqFPzD2SDRXmNSz
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=U7TeH7v3r64aWT74
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=B73d2Xh85TTbdGyE

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad.

https://www.humblebundle.com/ is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 24106 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 7:12 pm
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A Total War Saga: Troy will be free to claim on Epic for 24 hours on 13th August.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/a-total-war-saga-troy/home

It's not going to be available on Steam until next summer; are they getting completely fucked over at the minute?
>> No. 24107 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 7:24 pm
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>>24106
Steam peaks at over 19,000,000 active users a day, so I doubt "fucked over" is Valve's current state of being. However, I would be interested in seeing what kinds of numbers Epic is doing. They must be giving publishers rather generous offers for them to be allowing their games to be given away, especially new games, as "free" is not the first word that comes to mind when I head about a new AAA release coming down the pipe. Honestly, this kind of corporate generousity has made me far more suspiscious of Epic than any Chinese investment ever did.
>> No. 24108 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 7:27 pm
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>>24106

Buzzing, that's one to actually set a reminder for at least. I need something meaty to sink into for a bit.

CA games aren't worth paying money for any more anyway, if you've played any of the last half dozen you've played the next.
>> No. 24109 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 7:33 pm
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>>24107

It's more or less the same concept as Aldi doing things like selling a Karcher for £30 as a one-time offer, as long as you get there early doors Sunday morning. They're betting on the initial loss getting you through the door making up for itself when you pick something else up on your way round the shop.

Epic's biggest obstacle is pulling people away from an established launcher which is vastly feature superior, which people have a stronger social network on, and the majority of their established game library. A free game might be enough to get you to download their launcher, and you'll have to keep it installed to play that free game- Which is like a crack dealer giving you your first hit for free. As long as it's sat there on your desktop, you're a lot more likely to give it a click and see if they have anything else good going.

Also tells us CA probably already had this one pegged as more or less shovelware, because it's not Warhammer 3.
>> No. 24110 Anonymous
6th August 2020
Thursday 7:38 pm
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>>24106
A game that's just one, decade long, stalemate siege finally broken by a predetermined, non-playable tactic doesn't seem worth playing for free, frankly.

>Inspired by the famed creatures of Greek myth, you can call mythic units to your aid in the heat of battle, including fighters that resemble the Minotaur, the Cyclops, Giants and Centaurs.
It's a guy wearing an infant elephant skull on his head. Why would a cyclopes be at the siege of Troy anyway? They weren't there in the Iliad, they were on an island hundreds of miles away in the Odyssey which happens after the Trojan war. Then giants and centaurs aren't relevant in any shape or form.
>> No. 24113 Anonymous
8th August 2020
Saturday 5:14 pm
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F1 2018 is free on Humble Bundle.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2018-free-game
>> No. 24131 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 4:14 pm
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Total war Troy is free on the epic store for a day.

The bastards are trying rather desperately to make the platform relevant now.
>> No. 24132 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 4:37 pm
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>>24131

Buzzing, that's one to actually set a reminder for at least. I need something meaty to sink into for a bit.

CA games aren't worth paying money for any more anyway, if you've played any of the last half dozen you've played the next.
>> No. 24133 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 4:50 pm
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>>24131

Cheers, I forgot to actually set that reminder.

>>24132

My own clone! It's like we're in that Net Yaroze game about time travelling snails, where you can't bump into the past version of yourself or you get a paradox and game over.

Don't fucking touch me.
>> No. 24134 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 5:07 pm
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>>24133
>Net Yaroze

I played the fuck out of Psychon.
>> No. 24135 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 10:48 pm
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>>24134

Fucking hell that took me back.

That and Pushy II.
>> No. 24136 Anonymous
13th August 2020
Thursday 11:34 pm
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>>24134

This game had a belting soundtrack if I remember rightly.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDEjyfY2qNI

I do remember rightly. This is up there with Paradox keygen tunes.
>> No. 24137 Anonymous
14th August 2020
Friday 1:19 am
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>>24133
Net Yaroze was incredible really.
I still have that PS1 demo disc with about 20 of them on it.

Terra Incognita, the Incredible Coneman, Pushy 2.
>> No. 24162 Anonymous
21st August 2020
Friday 2:42 pm
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https://store.steampowered.com/sale/0451sale
No keys but some great old classics in the Fahrenheit 451 sale for very cheap.
>> No. 24163 Anonymous
21st August 2020
Friday 3:44 pm
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>>24162
451? That ought to be easy enough to remember.
>> No. 24164 Anonymous
21st August 2020
Friday 4:25 pm
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>>24162
Got a Steam key for the devs for Spirits of Xanadu as I already purchased it for the itch.io Racial Equality bundle, nice of them.

Steam really don't know how to split these games up. System Shock is 'Sci-Fi Horror', BioShock is 'RPG', and Deus Ex is 'Stealth', when of course they are all three.
>> No. 24167 Anonymous
21st August 2020
Friday 5:34 pm
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>>24164

Well it is inaccurate for all of them they are all just doom clones.

You can't really blame steam for miscatigorising them when every AAA game of the last decade has been a homogenous mess of sandbox action adventure fps camera with rpg mechanics and building mechanics slapped on.
>> No. 24173 Anonymous
22nd August 2020
Saturday 5:45 pm
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>>24164
>Deus Ex
>Sci-Fi Horror
If I were a mod, you'd be first against the wall for misgendering my fair Day of Sex like that. Greatest game of all time.

>>24167
Looks like somebody subscribes to Civvie 11.
>> No. 24208 Anonymous
1st September 2020
Tuesday 6:40 pm
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The Division is free via Ubisoft.

https://register.ubisoft.com/the-division/en-US
>> No. 24209 Anonymous
2nd September 2020
Wednesday 12:07 am
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>>24208
Cheers lad. Is it, um, actually any good?
>> No. 24212 Anonymous
2nd September 2020
Wednesday 9:25 am
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>>24209
Reviews are... divided.
>> No. 24213 Anonymous
2nd September 2020
Wednesday 9:26 am
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>>24212
But wot do u fink?
>> No. 24214 Anonymous
2nd September 2020
Wednesday 9:51 am
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>>24213
Idklol. I just hoard free games I never play.
>> No. 24218 Anonymous
3rd September 2020
Thursday 10:25 am
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>>24209
If you have a decent team of friends and play it properly, yes.
You CAN play it Solo, but it's clearly not designed around it.
>> No. 24219 Anonymous
3rd September 2020
Thursday 2:59 pm
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>>24218
>If you have a decent team of friends and play it properly, yes

This is where all these games completely fall apart.
>> No. 24220 Anonymous
3rd September 2020
Thursday 7:33 pm
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>>24219
Well, if a bunch of you wankers grab it we can get .Gs Squad.
>> No. 24257 Anonymous
10th September 2020
Thursday 7:21 pm
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Sonic Generations is only 74p via Humble Bundle.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sonic-generations
>> No. 24260 Anonymous
10th September 2020
Thursday 9:51 pm
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>>24257

Still a questionable purchase.
>> No. 24261 Anonymous
11th September 2020
Friday 7:18 am
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>>24260
I thought it was alright, barring the final boss fight.
>> No. 24272 Anonymous
13th September 2020
Sunday 8:17 pm
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Death Rally is free on steam
>> No. 24300 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 8:22 am
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>>24067
Rocket League will be free from 23rd September, with Epic Games offering a £10 coupon if you pick it up within the first month.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/rocket-league-is-free-to-play-on-epic-games-store-starting-september-23
>> No. 24301 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 9:08 am
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I think Epic should do one if its sole aim is to have as many exclusives as possible. I don't need to go to the Nike store to buy a pair of Nike trainers so why should have to go to Epic's store to play games by developers they've acquisitioned well after a game's been released? I think EA maybe took some games down from third party online stores when they went all in on Origin, but they were at least games they published. I know Epic give away a lot of free stuff, but they're clearly anti-consumer when it comes down to it, the freebies are just to get people through the door. I know no one cares and most gamers would let Bobby Kotick and Todd Howard sell them and their families into slavery for a pre-order bonus, but, by God, I've known better days.
>> No. 24302 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 10:16 am
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>>24301
It will also be free to play on consoles. It's only on PC where they're trying to get one over on Steam.
>> No. 24303 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 12:24 pm
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>>24301

Gay Ben has been a relatively benevolent monopolist, but he's still a monopolist. It's categorically a bad thing to have one company controlling the overwhelming majority of PC games distribution, even if they do a reasonably good job of it.

Most of the non-Steam platforms are money-grubbing shit (I'm looking at you, Uplay), but the Epic Store is a serious effort to do things differently and in some ways better. It isn't completely shitted up with shovelware, they take a smaller cut from game publishers, they give prominent placement to actually good indie games, the launcher isn't absolutely terrible and there's now a first-party integration with GOG Galaxy.

I don't for a minute think that Epic are motivated by altruism, but the lack of real competition has made Valve utterly complacent and increasingly uninterested in the long-term wellbeing of the PC gaming ecosystem.
>> No. 24304 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 12:36 pm
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>>24300
It'll be like the dark days of early TF2 F2P again.
>> No. 24305 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 1:33 pm
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>>24303

The thing is when it was Steam controlling the spice, you could always still buy disc versions and CD keys off third party sites etc. But with Epic, exclusive means exclusive, and while the launcher isn't actively awful, it's missing a lot of features.

You can't even schedule or queue downloads (as of the last time I bought anything on it), and it kind of fucked me over on my shitty connection with my other half trying to download the same thing, but I was forced to download 30 fucking gigs of shite for Borderlands before it'd even start the one I wanted.
>> No. 24306 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 2:23 pm
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>>24305

Can you blame developers for going Epic-exclusive though? Steam take a 30% cut, but Epic only take 12% with generous marketing incentives for exclusivity. Valve could make the Epic Store irrelevant overnight if they wanted to, but they're still acting as if Steam is the only game in town.
>> No. 24307 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 2:46 pm
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>>24305
>it's missing a lot of features.

https://trello.com/b/GXLc34hk/epic-games-store-roadmap
>> No. 24308 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 2:48 pm
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>>24306
At least Steam does have some value proposition. Large existing community and decent support for it. And they only take that cut on purchases rather than recurring revenue. Contrast with, say, the Apple App Store, which demands you effectively gift them a third of your entire business for free just to even exist on iDevices.
>> No. 24309 Anonymous
16th September 2020
Wednesday 2:52 pm
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>>24306

Of course I can't blame profit seeking businesses for making decisions that will enable them to make more profits, but what has that got to do with me as an end user? I'm just inconvenienced. I wouldn't mind if I could just pick up a cheap retail copy like you used to be able to, but no- It's Epic or piracy.

Be under no illusions that Epic is trying to save us from the evil monopoly of Valve out of sheer altruism, they are only hoping to replace it with a monopoly of their own.
>> No. 24341 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:12 pm
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Now Football Manager 2020 is free on Epic. This might be the first free game from them I actually play rather than just hoard for the sake of it.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/football-manager-2020/
>> No. 24345 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:21 pm
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>>24341

TBF I've had loads of brilliant freebies from the Epic store - off the top of my head Borderlands 2, Civ VI, Subnautica, The Talos Principle and The Stanley Parable. I've no interest in Football Manager, but I'll probably give Watch Dogs 2 a go.
>> No. 24347 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:29 pm
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>>24345
I think I also have most of them, but they're all completely untouched.

I used to get FM every other season but for some reason I haven't bothered since FM2015, although I was on the fence about getting FM2021 when it was out seeing as Hull are now in League One. I think my last save was where I turned Alloa into the best team in the world.
>> No. 24350 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:37 pm
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Rollercoaster tYcoon 3 Compete Edition will be the next free Epic game from the 24th.

it's an all in one reissue of RCT3 with the add ons and updated for modern OS and resolutions etc.
>> No. 24352 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 11:26 pm
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>>24347

If I had to recommend one of them, it'd be Subnautica - it can get a little bit grindy later on, you will get confused about what you need to do and end up Googling stuff, but it's utterly captivating all the same. It's imaginative and visually gorgeous and incredibly atmospheric and there's a story that isn't utterly juvenile.
>> No. 24354 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:10 am
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>>24350
Has any version topped the original? Just curious considering its widely regarded as a masterpiece.
>> No. 24355 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:21 am
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>>24354
RCT2 is the best one, but 3 is still pretty decent.
>> No. 24371 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:44 pm
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>>24352
Can I just say I only had to look up one thing on the web about Subnautica and that was where the Big Sub bits were, which it turned out I'd been past half a dozen times already I just hadn't been paying attention. I'm not saying that to be smug, I just think it gives you exactly the right amount of info, both in speech, text and visuals so that you know what you need to do.

Cracking fun, the biggest of recommendations from me too. I couldn't stop smiling when I got the Big Sub.
>> No. 24372 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:47 pm
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>>24371
It'll never beat Sub Culture.
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18th September 2020
Friday 7:19 pm
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