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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. 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.
>> No. 24373 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 7:19 pm
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>> No. 24473 Anonymous
10th October 2020
Saturday 6:48 am
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Sonic 2 is free on Steam for the next week or so.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/71163/Sonic_The_Hedgehog_2/
>> No. 24491 Anonymous
11th October 2020
Sunday 3:33 pm
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>>24473
I'm almost tempted to pick up the bundle of Mega Drive and Genesis classics but I'm pretty sure I could find them all online.
>> No. 24541 Anonymous
2nd November 2020
Monday 5:32 pm
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Ghostbusters Remastered is free on Epic at the moment.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/ghostbusters-the-video-game-remastered/
>> No. 24542 Anonymous
2nd November 2020
Monday 9:26 pm
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>>24541

cheers lad!
>> No. 24600 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 8:32 am
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Amazon are trying to muscle in with Prime Gaming now. They're offering Overcooked, both Yooka-Laylee games and an exclusive Fall Guys bundle free for Prime members.

https://gaming.amazon.com/intro
>> No. 24601 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 8:58 am
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>>24600
Overcooked is quite neat as couch co-op. It's great at not making you rage at the game instead of each other.
>> No. 24602 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 1:25 pm
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Epic are doing a big Christmas promotion, with a different free game every day for the next 15 days.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/the-holiday-sale-returns-on-december-17-plus-15-free-games
>> No. 24603 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 2:27 pm
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Prison Architect is free on GoG. Cracking game if you like that sort of thing.

https://www.gog.com/game/prison_architect
>> No. 24607 Anonymous
18th December 2020
Friday 6:39 pm
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>>24603

Rabbi's weren't allowed to study this lart of the Bible back in the day.

It maps pretty closely to Revelations and the Book of Enoch.

Biblical literature is trippy af
>> No. 24608 Anonymous
18th December 2020
Friday 7:01 pm
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>>24607
Yes, well, quite.
>> No. 24609 Anonymous
18th December 2020
Friday 7:14 pm
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>>24608
I'm assuming he meant to reply to >>/b/440793 but got very muddled up.
>> No. 24610 Anonymous
18th December 2020
Friday 9:15 pm
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>>24609
Yes, well, quite.
>> No. 24611 Anonymous
20th December 2020
Sunday 10:58 pm
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>>24602
This is apparently all of the games that will be free on Epic.
>> No. 24612 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 1:00 am
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>>24611

I picked up Cities Skylines since I'm a big classic Sim City fan and I'd already had the Epic Launcher installed from when I grabbed a couple of free alts for Elite Dangerous a few weeks ago. I only played it for a few minutes but it looked good.
>> No. 24613 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 5:44 pm
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>>24612
I did the same, didn't LOVE it like Sim City. The other one in that list in a similar kind of genre is Tropico, which I played for a bit longer.
>> No. 24614 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 6:05 pm
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>>24613
I think it's the kind of game where you need to pick up shitloads of DLC for it to be playable.
>> No. 24615 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 9:13 pm
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>>24611
I saw a similar list posted a couple of days ago which turned out to be fake, so I'll take this one with a pinch of salt.
>> No. 24616 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:00 pm
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>>24612>>24613
>Cities: Skylines

As a Lad who hated everything after SimCity 4 Rush Hour (and wished I could build without being restricted to diagonals and orthogonals), will I find urban planning nirvana with this?

I need something to stop me getting so engrossed in Animal Crossing.
>> No. 24617 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>24616
Hmm, the only way I had fun is with motorways, and trying to manage traffic by squeezing in new routes and new junctions in an already cramped city. Full on spaghetti.
>> No. 24618 Anonymous
21st December 2020
Monday 10:18 pm
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>>24615
We're a third of the way through and it's been legit.
>> No. 24619 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 10:18 am
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>>24613

You're losing out on the experience quite a bit if you get it on Epic, as while it has a ton of DLC with interesting features arbitrarily split between them it also has a massive modding scene through the steam workshop, which Epic completely lacks.
>> No. 24620 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 4:41 pm
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>>24619
Also the achievements!
>> No. 24621 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 4:54 pm
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It's definitely Tropico tomorrow. The sunglasses are a dead giveaway.
>> No. 24622 Anonymous
22nd December 2020
Tuesday 4:55 pm
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Helps if I don't forget the image.
>> No. 24623 Anonymous
23rd December 2020
Wednesday 10:07 am
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>>24350
The open source remake of RCT2 is a must have, this and TTDX are some of the finest Tycoon games ever made.

Anyway, Brigador is free on GOG, it's a like an arcadey Mechwarrior where everything is destructible. It really just makes me pine for MechCommander 1 though.
>> No. 24624 Anonymous
23rd December 2020
Wednesday 12:47 pm
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>>24623
I downloaded it last night, but haven't opened it up yet. Is it not a RTS?
>> No. 24625 Anonymous
23rd December 2020
Wednesday 1:17 pm
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>>24624


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPnjH8a-W1U

It's a top down, 2D arcade shooter type thing.
>> No. 24626 Anonymous
23rd December 2020
Wednesday 1:43 pm
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>>24625
I got the email that said it was free and from the images it looked like Mech Commander. Oh well I will give it a bash this evening. I might even play Brigador!
>> No. 24743 Anonymous
8th January 2021
Friday 8:54 am
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Star Wars Battlefront II is free on Epic from Thursday.

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/star-wars-battlefront-2/home
>> No. 24765 Anonymous
15th January 2021
Friday 3:24 pm
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Bomber Crew is free via Humble Bundle:

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/bomber-crew-free-game

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