Discussion in 'PC Games' started by boneburner, Dec 5, 2018.
^^ April fools joke.
I work almost exclusively with VFX and post production groups when it comes to Unreal Engine. Gaming is interesting to me on a personal basis, but professionally Unreal Engine has a huge market share in many other things.
OCAU PC Master Race, of course, are stuck in their own myopic world. No surprises there.
Should be immediately obvious from the vid!
Rayman Legends is the current free game, now live.
Game Awards sale is on EGS at the moment:
Borderlands 3 -35% off
The Outer Worlds -25% off
Control -33% off
Metro Exodus -50% off
Outer Wilds -20% off
Anno 1800 -45% off
Rainbow Six Siege -60% off
The Division 2 -75% off
Also, Current Free Games:
The Wolf Among Us
OMG - why did no one post this:
From Dec 19 to Jan 1 - Epic is giving away a free game EVERY DAY - todays game is Superhot
There is also a 10 buck coupon to add to your account, add it to some heavily discounted christmas sale games - and you got yrself a gen-you-wine bargain
This takes recent releases like Outer Worlds and Control down to roughly $43 dollarydoos
Pretty sure someone did in the Free Games thread
3 x free games this week:
I know all the neckbeards out there love Steam and rage over opening another app to play games but I think EGS has been awesome so far, lots of free games and support for the community.
Now queue the haters saying EGS are only doing this to bribe people into using their launcher or something similar lol. I think its fucking fantastic.
EGS is getting there... albeit slowly.
I don't love steam but I still hate Epic.
Epic is using dirty tactics to gain market share. If they bought exclusive rights to a game I wouldn't have an issue. But buying exclusives that are already being sold on steam, or buying exclusives announced on kickstarter and then removing them from all other platforms that were announced. That's not cool.
Not only that, their launcher is currently the worst of the lot. I got BL3 for free and paid $28 for the wife. She REALLY wanted to play it. Now if I download Anthem off origin its done in ~10m. If I download WoW off battle.net it takes ~15m. If I do a 60gb game on steam it takes like ~10m.
Now if I move any of those games to my wifes computer, they just work.
Epic however, took over 3 hours to download BL3 on a 1gbit connection. I transferred it to my wifes computer, and it verified and REDOWNLOADED THE WHOLE GAME AGAIN, over... 3 HOURS... AGAIN...
Issues with Epic Launcher
1) Slow as hell to download
2) Laggy app
3) Crashes when playing BL3, every time i reopen my game I need to resync my saves.
4) No way to remove giant playing video every time I open it
Competition is good, I don't mind having uPlay, Origin, battle.net, steam, all on my computer. But Epic can go suck a dick for bribing publishers to pull games from platforms instead of trying to compete.
Congratulations, you called literally any possible response to a company throwing bags of cash at gamers to use their platform instead of having a superior platform.
Meanwhile the epic client still sucks and has no useful development.
they can bribe me with free games (and i'll happily add them to my epic account) but i'm still not moving away from steam.
Not to mention you can't, in 2020, add multiple things to your cart to check out all in one transaction. Either on the website or via the Epic Launcher.
And adding $0 items to your library still requires the full checkout process
Who needs to move away from anything?
I have games across 7 x launchers/marketplaces, all collated in one app: https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/gog-galaxy-2-0-all-in-one-launcher.1275231/
Which is a great idea, especially for everything but Epic.
Unfortunately it doesn't solve the main problems with Epic.
For example they have exclusive games, which is a problem itself already discussed. The issue is they don't have forums to discuss bugs/issues with the game, no workshop support for mods and a long list of other things that benefit the actual game somebody has created.
Its a shame Epic are so purposefully leaving their game platform so basic and useless.
Not true. Development roadmap here: https://trello.com/b/GXLc34hk/epic-games-store-roadmap
Might be years before they get to Steam functionailty, but they are not far from Uplay, Origin and Blizzard/Activision launchers and they don't have all that stuff.
Meanwhile I can purchase games from all of them, and manage library from one app.