Epic Launcher 26 Free Games 2019

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  1. Sherloc09

    Sherloc09 Limp Gawd

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    As an FYI, if you install the Epic Launcher store, they're giving away a free game every two weeks in 2019. This week is Super Meat Boy.

    Article Below
    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/07/epic-game-store-opens-promises-free-games-throughout-2019/

    Promotion
    Epic Games announced that it will give away a free game every two weeks in 2019; means, anyone who installs the Epic Games Store on their device may grab these games free of charge and add them to their account.

    The promotion starts on December 14, 2018 with Subnautica and is followed on December 28, 2018 by Super Meat Boy. The two games are fairly popular and have been well received.
     
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  2. CruisD64

    CruisD64 [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is great. Already got Subnautica and Super Meat Boy. What Remains of Edith Finch is next. These are great games!
     
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    Chimpee [H]ard|Gawd

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    What a great way to expand their platform by giving out two solid games so far, hopefully they will continue giving out solid games.
     
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  4. T4rd

    T4rd [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Very nice, my son will enjoy these free games on his new rig we built him for Christmas since he only has 1-2 games on Steam and Subnautica on Epic Launcher since it was free last month.
     
  5. Svetgar

    Svetgar n00bie

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    Interesting they are doing this. Wonder if their motivation is to eventually compete with Steam / GoG?
     
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    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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  7. exlink

    exlink 2[H]4U

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    Brilliant marketing move to get end users onto their platform and build a library to keep them coming back.
     
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    Edith Finch has some absolutely brutal moments. I had to take breaks.
     
  11. Svetgar

    Svetgar n00bie

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    VERY interesting article.

    Cloud saves are really the only feature I care about that isn't there. If I need to chat, I do it on discord anyways so Epic building a chat platform is a waste of time. I don't care about achievements either.
     
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  12. magnetik

    magnetik Moderator Staff Member

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    trying to create an account but found myself in some kind of password reset loop. They send a code to reset pw and it shows invalid each time. Seems half baked for me so far.
     
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    No, It's not half baked.
    It's the internet. Servers go down, admins forget a period in a config file and go on coffee break, an intern rebooted the pw authentication server by accident. AKA Shit Happens.
    You know the dance; Clear your cookies, Restart your computer, try a different browser or try again next week or don't.
     
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    magnetik Moderator Staff Member

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    it requested I change the password to login right after I created the account then codes didn't work they sent to reset it. That's not on my side. half baked
     
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  15. Supercharged_Z06

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    Good article, and was quite thorough, but I found it strange that they didn't list/mention Steam's VR support as another feature/capability of that particular platform as it is a differentiator. Granted the VR market is still small at under 1% of the gaming market, but with Steam's push this year further into that area with their own HMD hardware/controllers, and the fact that Steam is pretty much the only game hosting platform that openly embraces all of the PC VR players be it HTC, Oculus, and Windows MR, you would think that they would have at least mentioned it as well.
     
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    One thing they need to work on is the amount of spam accounts that are created. I login to my EGL about once a month. Just logged in and had 194 new friend requests. Going through and declining them all individually takes way, way too long.
     
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    Wow, good catch. I didn't even think about VR because I don't have any of the equipment but you are 100% right.

    Steam and Sony are the only big players pushing VR to the consumers right now. Although I don't know if Sonys heart is still in it at this point.

    Steam also does in home streaming via steam link. I know alot of people don't use it, but I do, and it is a big deal to me. It is really nice being able to play from bed, or the couch, or my desk, with either kbm or controller. It kind of makes me look at my consoles and think "why do I have you guys again?" lol.

    VR support and Steam Link are 2 HUGE factors that weigh heavily on Steams side. I don't think the best chat program in the world can overcome them.
     
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  18. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What Remains of Edith Finch is now free on the Epic Games Store (through January 25th)

    I've been wanting to get this game for awhile now...almost bought it during the last Steam sale but glad I waited...
     
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  19. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    I already own all 3 games that have been offered. Can't complain about the quality of any of them so far as they are solid picks but I hope to eventually get something that I don't already own, heh.

    I've already had several hacking attempts on my account from IPs in other countries and have read that this is happening a lot with Epic due to the massive popularity of Fortnite. Make sure you turn on 2FA if you haven't already.
     
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    Excited to play this. I played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter a couple years ago which looks similar and I enjoyed it.
     
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  21. Etherton

    Etherton Will Bang for Poof

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    Been there, done that.... They need to fix this.
     
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    Just snagged Edith Finch, thanks for the reminder.
     
  23. calikool

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    Looking forward to the next freebie.
     
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    I played them one after the other and Ethan Carter was a much longer game for me. I finished Edith Finch in 1 sitting. 2 hours of gameplay.
     
  25. polonyc2

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    I finished playing What Remains of Edith Finch...what an amazing game...deserves all the high praise...very creative...didn't grab me right away but the stories kept getting better and better...the Lewis story was one of the most creative levels in any game...anyone who hasn't picked this up should definitely give it a try...it is pretty much a walking simulator but it's very well done...it's also short...I finished it in one sitting- 3 hours...I immediately replayed it
     
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  26. calikool

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    Thanks OP. Picked up a few free games over the last 30 days.
     
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    I'm just waiting for Rebel Galaxy to come out!!!!
     
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    I'm bummed that I missed Subnautica, looks like a very fun game I didn't know about, the others I've grabbed so far at least
     
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