|

epic

game news

Devolver Boss Defends Steam Amid Epic Store And Exclusivity Controversy

In addition to paying for exclusives, Epic's store gives creators 88 percent of revenue compared to 30 percent on Steam and others.Publisher Ubisoft no longer releases new titles on Steam because they believe the 70/30 revenue split is "unreasonable. ...

Read More

game news

Surviving Mars is free on the Epic Games Store

Home
News
Sim
Surviving Mars













(Image credit: Paradox Interactive)


I wish that Epic Games would do its weekly store giveaways on Friday instead of Thursday, because "Free Game Friday" has a really nice flow to it.Instead, we're stuck with, I don't know, "Throw-It-At-You Thursday" or something. ...

Read More

game news

Epic Games says it won't punish Fortnite players for political speech

Home
News
Battle Royale
Fortnite













(Image credit: Epic Games)


Blizzard is currently wrangling a PR nightmare over Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai's call for Hong Kong's liberation from China in a recent post-match interview.Perhaps sensing an opening, Epic Games has now waded into the fray, telling The Verge that Fortnite players are free to speak their minds without fear of punishment. ...

Read More

game news

Everspace 2 developer commits to no Epic exclusives

Home
News
Everspace 2













(Image credit: Rockfish Games)


Everspace 2 developer Rockfish Games is emphatically not a big fan of Epic Games Store exclusivity, taking the opportunity to drag developers and publishers over "broken promises" in a Kickstarter update.Not surprisingly, Everspace 2 won't be an Epic exclusive—it's launching on Steam first. ...

Read More

game news

Fortnite Bots explained along with new matchmaking system in Epic developer blog

In a developer blog, Epic Games fills in key details about the new matchmaking system and answers some burning questions we've had about the elusive Bots coming in a future update.Firstly, Epic addressed some of the controversy around the new matchmaking system pairing up PC players with console players, clarifying that the algorithm takes into account the user's platform when determining how to match them. ...

Read More

game news

Epic addresses Fortnite matchmaking concerns, warns that smurfing will get you banned

Home
News
Battle Royale
Fortnite













(Image credit: Epic Games)


Epic announced a couple of weeks ago that changes were being made to Fortnite's matchmaking system.40 patch, the change was aimed at matching up players of similar skills, regardless of platform, and meant that players "will be more likely to match with players of similar skill. ...

Read More

game news

Apex Legends Season 3's New Character Crypto: Every Legendary, Epic, And Rare Skin

It's perhaps Apex Legends' biggest update to date, including a brand-new recon Legend, Crypto, for you to play as.In the following gallery, you can see all 40 of Crypto's cosmetic skins, including his five epic and four legendary skins. ...

Read More

game news

Minit is free for the week on the Epic Games Store

Home
News
Indie
Minit













(Image credit: Devolver Digital)


Minit is a monochromatic Zelda-ish adventure game in which you play as a duck (or someone who looks very much like a duck, at least) who dies every 60 seconds.It's an odd sort of thing—"A unique, if occasionally frustrating, experience," we said in our 69/100 review—and it's also free for the week on the Epic Games Store. ...

Read More

game news

Assassin's Creed Odyssey celebrates its anniversary with a 5-week epic event

Home
News
Assassin's Creed Odyssey













(Image credit: Future)


Assassin's Creed Odyssey launched a year ago this week, and since then players have killed more than 20 billion enemies and taken 48 million photos, according to Ubisoft's stats.To celebrate the anniversary, there's a new schedule for epic encounters and Ubisoft is planning one more title update. ...

Read More

game news

A new storefront is coming to the Epic Games Store

Home
News
Indie













(Image credit: Epic Games)


The Epic Games Store saw some significant improvements in September, including the addition of a list view in the library and a playtime counter, so you can see how much time you've sunk into Control.) Bundles are now officially supported, as seen in the recent Batman trilogies, and patch size improvements mean smaller downloads when games are updated. ...

Read More

game news

Everything is free on the Epic Games Store

Home
News
Metro 2033













(Image credit: David O'Reilly)


Everything is free on the Epic Games Store this week.Before you go wild, I should clarify that it's Everything the game, a thoroughly brilliant and meditative journey through the universe. ...

Read More

game news

Everything* Is Free On The Epic Games Store

Now Playing: Quick Look: Everything








GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.It's going to be hard for the Epic Games Store to top its offering of free games from last week: six Batman games, including Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight as well as the Lego Batman Trilogy. ...

Read More

game news

Epic paid $10.45 million for Control's exclusivity

Home
News
Control













(Image credit: Remedy)


The PC version of Remedy's Control is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, and thanks to a financial report from Digital Bros—the parent company of Control's publisher 505 Games—we know how much Epic paid for that exclusivity: €9.Biz reached out to Epic for a quote on this, and were told, "We don't comment on the terms of our deals," although Epic's representative did add, "Everyone should play Control; it's really good. ...

Read More

game news

The Batman Arkham and Lego trilogies are free on the Epic Store this week

Six whole Batman games split across two trilogies, free to snag here for the next week and keep forever.The complete Batman Arkham series, full of bone-crunching violence and rainy neon streets, and the more comedic and family-friendly Lego Batman series. ...

Read More

game news

The Epic Store library finally has a list view

Home
News













(Image credit: Epic/505 Games/Private Division)


Steam's big library overhaul entered beta earlier this week, but not to be outdone, Epic has also updated its store with a new library feature: there's a list view now.It's not quite as comprehensive as Steam's update, though with far fewer games than Steam, the Epic Store doesn't exactly need a way to sort by tags. ...

Read More

game news

Borderlands 3's PC Version, An Epic Store Exclusive, Is A Massive Success Already

Now Playing: Borderlands 3 - Craziest Guns We've Seen So Far








GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.Now, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has revealed that the PC version of Borderlands 3 is off to a tremendous start. ...

Read More

game news

The next Epic Games Store freebie has a secret identity

Home
News







(Image credit: Epic Games Store)I hope you've already grabbed your free copies of The End is Nigh and Abzu from the Epic Games Store, because they're back up to regular price.In their place is Conarium, a Lovecraft-styled horror-adventure about a group of scientists who set out to explore the "absolute" limits of nature. ...

Read More

game news

Roguelike farming sim Atomicrops enters early access on the Epic Store

Developed by Bird Bath Games, it's a post-apocalyptic farming sim and roguelike action shooter all rolled into one.You'll have to do all the typical farming sim stuff like gather seeds, till the soil, plant crops, water them, and harvest the mature (and wriggling) vegetables. ...

Read More

game news

Valve's 'unfair' comment about Metro Exodus on the Epic Store wasn't meant to incite gamers

(Image credit: Deep Silver)


The process of making Metro Exodus an Epic Games Store exclusive did not go especially smoothly.The big issue is that the game had been up for pre-purchase on Steam for quite awhile up to that point, and the move to the Epic Games Store seemed to leave those who had put their money down on it—and those who wanted to—out in the cold. ...

Read More

game news

Don't Miss The Latest Free Games Available Now From Epic

The Epic Games Store has continued to offer free weekly games for its users, and another solid batch of games are now available: The End Is Nigh and Abzu.It's hard to top last week's offering of freebies--Celeste and Inside--but it's worth claiming these latest free games while they're available for the next week. ...

Read More