Frostpunk free on inferior Fortnite kid store

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#1  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Good news for freeloaders who can't be bothered booting up Bittorrent, another game free in Epics bid to dethrone Steam, which isn't working.

Something of a minor hit, selling at least 3 million units.

Store’s new free title is Frostpunk, with another ‘mystery game’ due next week

his week’s free Epic Games Store title is Frostpunk.

Titles included in the marketplace’s weekly free games promotion are traditionally revealed a week before they’re made available, but for the third week running Epic kept the identity of the latest one a mystery.

11 bit studios’ Frostpunk replaces Among Us, which was free to download from May 27 to June 3.

The “society survival game”, which normally costs £23.99 on Epic’s marketplace, will also be replaced by another “mystery game” on June 10.

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#2 JasonOfA36
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Ahh, the Dark Souls™ of RTS.

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Great game and definitely recommend people to try it out!

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#4 Litchie
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A great game that I would play if I didn't suck ass at strategy games.

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#5 Howmakewood
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Good game, recommend giving it a try

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#6 with_teeth26
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cool i'll grab it, one of those games i've been meaning to try for years but never got around to

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#7 VatususReturns
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People complaint about epic but truth is some of these free games are trully nice while steam gives jack sh*t to its most loyal fanbase. I've a huge steam library but I already purchased some games on epic just to support the platform. I prefer free games over a better "ecosystem" tbh

Saying this, I will still say that I dont support the money hating strategy for exclusives on the epic store

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#8 Heil68
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That's great

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@vatususreturns said:

People complaint about epic but truth is some of these free games are trully nice while steam gives jack sh*t to its most loyal fanbase. I've a huge steam library but I already purchased some games on epic just to support the platform. I prefer free games over a better "ecosystem" tbh

Saying this, I will still say that I dont support the money hating strategy for exclusives on the epic store

Steam literally just gave away Little Nightmares and Company of Heroes 2.

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#10  Edited By Postosuchus
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That makes 47 games I've gotten free from the Epic Store now. Granted, they were games I wouldn't have purchased anyway and I have yet to even download the launcher and play them, but still, props where they are due.

Them paying to keep games off other storefronts (and not just steam but GOG too) is still a disgusting practice, though, so I have no plans to reward epic with my money.

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@Postosuchus said:

That makes 47 games I've gotten free from the Epic Store now. Granted, they were games I wouldn't have purchased anyway and I have yet to even download the launcher and play them, but still, props where they are due.

Epic paying to keep games off other storefronts (and not just Steam but GOG too) is still a disgusting practice, though, so I have no plans to reward Epic with my money.

Even if these storefronts give out free games, I had to wonder whether they do them so to distract gamers from their questionable practices.

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#12  Edited By uninspiredcup
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I doubt Epic even takes that into account. It's mainly the Publishers who get the brunt through review bombing and probably have almost 0 effect on sales. They also get money from Epic, for which Epic itself bleeds as revealed recently.

Would guess more likely to create attachment. If you just start collecting stuff, anything, and engage with it over a period of time through a service, becomes more than just another piece of software, or hardware. Breeds familiarity, which our brains like, a lot.

Only need to see the deciples here defending $70 for their Sony gawds.

Either way, free shit is free shit. It's a good business tactic for us, although debatable if it's actually working.

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#13 Planeforger
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Cool.

I mean, the game was in a <$10 Humble Choice offer back in February 2020, alongside Pathfinder Kingmaker, Okami, and some other great games...but this is really nice for those who missed out on it a year and a half ago?

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#14 SolidGame_basic
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Never understood the rabid loyalty to Steam. Epic has given me many more games for free.

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#15  Edited By VatususReturns
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@DragonfireXZ95 said:
@vatususreturns said:

People complaint about epic but truth is some of these free games are trully nice while steam gives jack sh*t to its most loyal fanbase. I've a huge steam library but I already purchased some games on epic just to support the platform. I prefer free games over a better "ecosystem" tbh

Saying this, I will still say that I dont support the money hating strategy for exclusives on the epic store

Steam literally just gave away Little Nightmares and Company of Heroes 2.

I dont think it was valve who paid the devs to give them, the devs did probably to promote sequels like in the case of little nightmares. Epic however, is paying devs to put their games free on their store for us all to enjoy. I can commend that

Steam free games are very situational and for the most part... not very good. Most epic free games were very well received and are recent games many want to play not games from the 90's like EA origin gave. Frostpunk is just one example but now I have a epic library full of great games which most I havent paid a dime for. Also they usually give $10 coupons in special ocasions to use on the store. recently I bought Dead Cells for only $5 using such a coupon. When it comes to the user benefit, epic has been better than Steam imo