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Ashen's Epic Store exclusivity ends, it's now on Steam and GOG

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A little over a year ago, action RPG Ashen from AA4 and Annapurna Interactive was one of the most wishlisted games on Steam.That changed abruptly when Ashen became one of the first Epic Games Store limited exclusives, along with Supergiant Games' RPG Hades, which pushed back its Steam release by a full year. ...

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition is this week's Epic Games Store freebie

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As time moves inexorably on, we are equally unable to stop Epic from throwing free games at us, and this week it's Jotun: Valhalla Edition—not to be confused with Bad North: Jotunn Edition, which was free a fortnight ago.I got Jotun for free on Steam for some reason a long time ago and, despite it looking very handsome, I never got around to playing. ...

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Epic PS4 Pro deal at Walmart: save $100 on the console + COD Modern Warfare

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Seeing a PS4 Pro deal dip below $350 in price is rare enough in itself, so this PS4 Black Friday offer from Walmart is very noteworthy.They're cutting the cost of a 1TB PS4 Pro with the brand-new Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019) game to just just $299. ...

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Epic Games Store Black Friday deals: Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3 and more

Most of the Black Friday gaming deals that we’ve seen so far have been on console games for the Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Switch.Today, Epic Games Store is bringing some much-needed sales for PC gamers with a slew of Black Friday deals, offering up to 75 percent off on both new releases and older titles currently available on the platform. ...

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 extended for an extra two months by Epic

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 is being extended into the new year by Epic Games.The developer confirmed a delay for the battle royale's second season in Chapter 2 so it could "prepare for all the new holiday-themed updates" arriving as part of the game's impending Christmas event. ...

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Epic Games acquires Quixel and its huge library of photogrammetry assets

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Epic Games has acquired Megascans creator Quixel, along with its library of photogrammetry assets scanned from all over the world and 3D art tools.With the acquisition, this substantial library will become free for all Unreal Engine users, starting with ten high resolution packs that are available on the Unreal Engine Marketplace today. ...

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Death Stranding's PC version is available for pre-order now on Steam and Epic Games store

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Death Stranding's release date has finally arrived on PS4, but if you're still holding off to play it for the first time on PC, I have good news.Publisher 505 Games, which is collaborating with Kojima Productions on the Death Stranding PC version, has confirmed that the game will hit both Steam and the Epic Games store simultaneously in summer 2020. ...

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Death Stranding store pages are live on Steam and Epic

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Death Stranding is out today on the PlayStation 4, but won't come to PC until sometime in 2020.You can purchase it on that platform right now, though, as Death Stranding store pages are now live on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. ...

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Nuclear Throne and Ruiner are free on the Epic Games Store

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I hope you remembered to pick up Costume Quest and SOMA for free from the Epic Games Store, because if you didn't, you missed your chance.The good news, as the old saying goes, is that when one window closes, somebody throws a big rock through another one, and so it is that Nuclear Throne and Ruiner are now up for grabs for the week. ...

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Epic Games Store is adding Open Critic reviews and wishlisting

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Epic Games has rolled out an update to its digital storefront that gives users the ability to view trending games, browse by genre or features, see what's on sale, what's been recently updated, and more.It also shared a look at some of the big new features in development, including a wishlist, continued improvements to the library view, and critic reviews on store pages. ...

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Costume Quest and SOMA are free on the Epic Games Store

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This week's Epic Games Store freebies are excellent Halloween fare, but they couldn't be more different.The slightly rubbish costumes also transform into giant, real versions of what they're trying to depict, like a kid in a cardboard robot costume becoming a towering mecha. ...

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Electronic Arts is 'open' to bringing its games to the Epic Games Store

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Electronic Arts announced yesterday that it's going back to Steam, beginning with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is already available for pre-purchase on the platform.But senior vice president and Origin general manager Mike Blank told GamesIndustry that's not the case: Origin has done well and has millions of users, he said, but EA is changing its approach "to become more open" with how it delivers its games. ...

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Epic Games sues tester that “gave the game away” and leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 secrets

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Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing a game tester for breaking their non-disclosure agreement and spoiling some aspects of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 before it was released.Filing the civil complaint in North Carolina, Epic alleges tester Ronald Sykes of sharing details of Chapter 2 ahead of its launch "at the expense of Epic and those in the Fortnite community who were anxiously awaiting the new season of Fortnite". ...

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Fortnite Chapter 2 leaker sued by Epic Games

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(Image credit: Epic Games)Epic Games is suing a former Fortnite user experience tester for leaking details of Fortnite Chapter 2, claiming the leak spoiled "the suspense that Epic had been working to generate and build for months".In the lawsuit, filed to a North Carolina court this week, Epic said Ronald Sykes broke a non-disclosure agreement after testing the game in September. ...

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Get QUBE 2 and Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition free from the Epic Store

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With a new week upon us, a pair of new games are now available for free from the Epic Games Store.First up, for the horror fans out there, is Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition, a first-person psychological thriller about family, madness, and a really deep appreciation of fine art. ...

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The Mandalorian reactions round-up: The epic Star Wars show we've been waiting years for

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We are entering a new phase of Star Wars.It feels like a thrilling return to the original trilogy era of Star Wars. ...

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Satisfactory dev says Epic Games Store hate comes from 'a loud minority'

For Coffee Stain Studios, the developer behind Goat Simulator and Satisfactory, the opportunity to trade exclusivity on Epic's storefront for financial security during development was well worth it.But more often, complaints are centered around Epic's insistence on exclusivity deals—where Epic pays a developer some amount of money in exchange for exclusive distribution rights, at least for some agreed-upon period of time. ...

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Remedy pulls Control PC patch after it forced players to use the Epic Games store launcher

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Remedy has rolled back a recent PC update after players discovered they could only launch Control via the Epic Games store launcher.A number of players reached out on Reddit to report that after the patch, an error message was directing them to use the Epic Games store launcher, while some reported they were no longer able to play the game offline. ...

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Remedy rolls back Control update that forced players to use the Epic Store launcher

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The update that brought Photo Mode to Remedy's outstanding shooter Control today also delivered another, unexpected surprise.A small number of users on Reddit (via USgamer) noticed that, after the update was applied, it was no longer possible to launch the game directly through the executable file or their Steam library: It was only accessible through the Epic Games Store launcher. ...

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Observer and Alan Wake's American Nightmare are free on the Epic Store

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Throw-It-At-You Thursday is once again upon us, which means it's time to pop 'round to the Epic Games Store to get our latest fix of free stuff.This week is a two-fer, featuring Bloober Team's cyberpunk horror game Observer, and Remedy's supernatural creepo-thriller Alan Wake's American Nightmare. ...

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