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Offline MP-Ryan

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Current FREE Games Promotions
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« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 10:35:27 pm by MP-Ryan »
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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games

Epic is giving away a free game every day for the next 12 days.

Today's game is Into the Breach!

Question: Do the devs get paid for these game give-aways? Like does Epic front the cost and give that to them?

 

Offline Turambar

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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Yes, the devs are paid for the copies. 
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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Epic are also giving away a ten quid/dollar voucher with the freebie.   I think it might be every day with a max stack of 15 quid but I could be completely wrong 😂
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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Each time you use one, you get another one!!
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I imagine all the fortnight players will love being able to get all that delicious effectively free cosmetic stuff.
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Offline Turambar

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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
The coupons only apply to games, and only games $14.99 or up.  And i think that's slightly different for different currencies.  They can't just get $10 off $15 skins or anything.
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That must be where I was getting the 14.99 figure from.  Still AMAZINGLY generous.  Much more so than gog and steam.  👍👍
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Ape out is free on the epic games store for one day
you owe it to yourself to try it. No better way to fight the SAD then to smash humans to a bloody pulp set to a jazz drummer improvizing as you go

Seriously go and play it it's the best fun I've had in a long while.

Or you can try it on xbox game pass I geuss

 

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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
I missed a few of these daily free games before finding out. The latest one though, which will soon be replaced, is one I already had from a different free giveaway. So, Epic, it's come to this already, has it? :nono:

Yes, the devs are paid for the copies. 
Didn't know this though. All the more reason to grab them even if I won't play them. :)

 

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Bit disappointed in gog.  But epic are doing great 👍👌👌
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Bit disappointed in gog.  But epic are doing great 👍👌👌
Why are you disappointed in GoG? Because they can't fling around their pile of Footnote money?

 

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Because they've e not really done anything AFAIK outstanding b for Xmas IMHO.
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Because they've e not really done anything AFAIK outstanding b for Xmas IMHO.
They have a huge sale going on and gave a free game away at the outset. What else should they have done? Again, Epic's generosity serves a calculated purpose, and it's based on having gobs of Fortnite money to dump into establishing their store, something that GOG doesn't have. I'm not even saying that's good or bad, but it's an undeniable fact. If GOG tried the same stunt it'd probably go bankrupt.

 

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I guess I'm the lucky one who got to grab it for free! :)

 

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GOG doesn't need to directly compete with Steam, anyway.  Their niche is getting old games running on modern hardware.  Of course, I'll buy Cyberpunk there to avoid paying unnecessary middlemen. 

Today's free game is FTL!  I assume we've all already played FTL.  If not, it's pretty good and you should grab it.

That was their niche, but now they're honestly much more of a general storefront than a curator of old games.  I sometimes wonder if they would have been better off staying smaller and focusing on that role.

 

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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Because they've e not really done anything AFAIK outstanding b for Xmas IMHO.
They have a huge sale going on and gave a free game away at the outset. What else should they have done? Again, Epic's generosity serves a calculated purpose, and it's based on having gobs of Fortnite money to dump into establishing their store, something that GOG doesn't have. I'm not even saying that's good or bad, but it's an undeniable fact. If GOG tried the same stunt it'd probably go bankrupt.

I don't have to justify my disappointment 👍


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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Hello Neighbor is today's Epic Games giveaway.

 

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Re: Current FREE Games Promotions
Free copy of Headsnatchers via Humble Bundle.

  

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10:55:48   TurambarBlade: i've been selecting my generals based on how much i like their hats
10:55:55   HerraTohtori: me too!
10:56:01   HerraTohtori: :D