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2 minutes ago, demagogue said:

Usually I'm a little miffed about them giving away games that I paid for, especially if I paid full price, but in this case I've logged dozens maybe 100s of hours in this game, so I can't really complain.

Just like with sales where they sell software for 50 %, or less, I won't complain. It's fair enough, I benefitted from sales, and I might have bought the one or the other software full price, when it was on a sale next week. These dynamics in economy are very important, and also are good for me as a customer.

GTA 5 is 5 years old now. It's been on sale several times for 15 €. Actually, I already bought it two times, once from Rockstar directly, the other time on Steam to have it in my Steam library. Now I got it a third time for free. It's fine. :)

Epic Games will have paid Rockstar Games half a fortune, that's for sure. Seems like they're really doing everything now to get their store running. No wonder. Very hard competition with Steam.

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The first time I registered, I was surprised to discover an account had already been made for my email by someone in Thailand, and I wasn't the only person that happened to! So I can understand why they want to fill my Epic library with so many free games, but I still don't really want to give them my credit card info.

It's amazing how much money they must have to do this though, from Fortnight, and I foresee them filling another bunch of Scrooge McDuck swimming pools full of gold with their Unreal 5 engine effectively obliterating the visual difference between rendered geometry and real world video, or for those studios that take advantage of it anyway.


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Just for the record, there's also 2 "Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Egpt" another to Greece and a different game called "Apex" - all for free on Uplay and Origin respectively.

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Just a heads up: You can still get Arx Fatalis by the almighty Arkane Studios for free on Bethesda until the 31st of May: https://bethesda.net/de/article/6rPaxM6vcW0ZgCaK6DCqKe/welcome-to-arkane-20

Gotta sign up for their newsletter (which you can cancel again at any time), and then Arx Fatalis pops up in your games in the Bethesda Launcher. The game is great, for those who didn't play it yet. Oldschool but goodie. :) Fully compatible with Windows 10 now too, they actually updated it a couple of days ago.

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Arx Fatalis is a really good first person RPG. Everyone who did not play it already should really give it a try (especially now that "Arx - End of Sun is dead" and there will therefore probably never be another Arx...).
I already got my copy years ago though from GOG for a buck or two though...

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BTW, unrelated, but, I read yesterday that the Dishonored series is not dead, according to the head of Arkane Studios. There's nothing in development so far, but, it could well be that we will see another Dishonored one day. :) Which would be freaking awesome, because I enjoyed every minute of the former parts.

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Epic is currently giving away overcooked. I've had that game for a long time and it's absolutely fun with a couple of friends on your couch. Save it now for after corona, so you can enjoy it together. Preferably with a couple of beers. 😉

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2 hours ago, chakkman said:

Thanks for the laugh. ;)

GOG is Linux friendly (although no native GOG Galaxy client yet), anti-DRM, and has modernized versions of lots of old games. Epic uses exclusivity deals to lock games into its platform, and lets developers disable reviews. I'll use GOG and Steam in that order.

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I don't care about Linux or anti-DRM. GOG doesn't have all games. That's why I buy on Steam. I would in no way call it or any other store "superior" though, but, I'm not surprised to hear it in context of the GOG platform. It has "superiority complex" written all over it, just like Linux.

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They're giving away Hitman Absolution at the moment, in the inferior GOG store. ;)

I can't seem to get it though. Their inferior servers are completely overrun.

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4 minutes ago, chakkman said:

They're giving away Hitman Absolution at the moment

Came here to say the same, you just beat me to it ;). Great game, especially if you're trying to be a silent assassin. Also Ark and Samurai Showdown are free on the Epic store.

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2 hours ago, chakkman said:

They're giving away Hitman Absolution at the moment, in the inferior GOG store. ;)

I can't seem to get it though. Their inferior servers are completely overrun.

Wow, they really aren't prepared for success. Wonder how that servers are expected to survive Cyberpunk 2077...

But at least that shop works well, when they are not overrun - the epic store never performs even remotely acceptable regardless of traffic.

Update: The run is over, servers work fine now.

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