DSOGaming writes: "Last week, we assumed that a Batman collection would be available for free on EGS. And it appears we were right. Epic Games has just announced that six Batman games are now available for free on the Epic Games Store."
Free games? Pretty awesome.
Good games too. I mean PSN gave away one of those games away last month as their monthly freebie, but here Epic is giving more away for free and every week more games. Crazy
PS+ isn't free tho.
You paid for ps+ and if you stop paying you wont have access. Epic gave these 100% free
Epic is free, PS+ is not.
LOL watching N4G comment section divulge the most obvious bits of info, is hilarious.
Epic store has a rotation of free games every week.
For how long?
Until September 26th
Redeem before that and you can keep them forever.
You can keep them forever if you redeem them for your account before September 26.
Epic Game Store bad! Oh, free games? Nice!🤣
My problem with EPG is forcing ppl to buy from their store via exclusives locking. The why is simple. EPG has yet to establish basic feature as a forum to allow players to ask questions or talk game issues. The always-online also cause issues for the simple fact that it would mean that you lose your purchase if Epic decide to close the store. Now I have good faith that Epic will address topics and will improve the quality of the store (for example they have now the same refund policy as Steam).
Wouldn't it be nicer if you were able to just...I don't know...buy your games on a disc, bring them home and than install and play them so no company would force you to use a usless app such as a launcher? I know, crazy idea😄 PC players wanted a digital only future. Here it is in all it's glory. Next stop, streaming services because digital only isn't screwing people over enough.😁
But muh free games!!! /s
You can still get the free games even if you want to publicly hate EGS and their exclusives policy.
"The always-online also cause issues for the simple fact that it would mean that you lose your purchase if Epic decide to close the store." You can access the app and play your games offline. I was playing BL3 yesterday when my internet was down for maintenance. As far as losing your games if the store closes, that's true for all digital platforms.
@PorkChop It's good news to know that you can now access your games offline on the EGS apps for it wasn't always the case. As for losing the game if Steam would close well do you know that can back up the majority of Steam games on a physical media? as long as you have your account (offline) you will be able to play them. But I agree that more and more games demand online authentification before you can play the game.
No thanks. I'd rather pirate than use Epic Store. Hope they run out of money.
The free handouts on EGS are done solely by Epic, not the developer of the game. Epic still has to pay the dev their cut of the normal retail cost, out of pocket. By using the EGS just for the free stuff, you are actually taking money from Epic.
I think I stated it quite clearly. I hope Epic runs out of money and I won't help make their franchise more lucrative by giving them numbers they can put their back on. In business, it's all about the numbers.
I don't think they're paying per copy downloaded. It's probably more like how PS+ or GWG works, where they pay a flat fee to be able to offer it free for however long they agree to.
Run out of money? Lol
You'd rather steal from developers than download a game for free which has already been paid for? You're whats wrong with gaming!
Theres always one
There used to be always that one, nowadays its "there's always the few"
Pc nerds really baffle me. I mean it’s so hard just to click on a different icon to start a game isn’t it .
Not all pc gamers hate it. I have all the launchers and dont care. I just prefer steam. It offers so much more to the games that other launchers don't.
@nowitzki2004 - I prefer Steam too, but in a day where we have a battle.net launcher, a Uplay launcher, EA, Epic, soon to be Rockstar.. it's just the norm. Sure I wish Epic was more on par with Steam. But Steam launched like 15+ years ago, it's had a little more time to grow. It's the way of the future I guess.
Really baffles me how you pay to access your internet on consoles, point is there a difference between being forced and being able to choose, PS+ XBOX Live and Epics Exclusives are all Forced. I used Epics launcher once for Unreal Tournament but for the same reasons Games for Windows live i refuse to use a service that is subpar compared to any other launcher because Epic paid money to force people to buy games from them, not actually be innovative and give people a reason to use their service, PC gamers killed games for windows live because they didn't just pay for something that was forced up on us, because why should we pay for access our own connection to the internet just because Microsoft or Sony say so. I'm glad games for windows live died when it did because judging by today's standards a lot of people would accept it on PC these days. Everyone has to hold some banner for a company because they rival another company people seemed to love getting screwed over so they can have 1 up on their presumed rivals, rather than actually telling companies to get lost when they do stuff that benefits none of us except them
A growing fragmenting experience is not hard to understand. I have games in so many different places that I've purchased a game on one platform and forgot I've had it on another I don't particularly use. Some of the platforms are so obscure and pointless that outside of that one game I may not ever use it. Further fragmenting my friends list, games and achievements etc, if the platform even has them to begin with. There is always the it's just this mentality until it's split so badly you can't see straight. As someone who has been gaming on PC and console since before the 2000's. I am fully aware of how both have evolved over time and things I like an dislike in both. An the absolute biggest issue for me on PC is the fragmentation of what was headed to a borderline cohesive ecosystem. Until EA did origin completely separate from steam and then the flood gates opened. An now every company all of a sudden needs their own launcher. Which vary in DRM schemes that can end up collecting user data without telling you. Which has already happened with the Epic store but they got caught. As well as some of them using protection software that can hinder PC performance even while not running or after being uninstalled. Which has been reported multiple times happening with the popular DRM software Denuvo. So yea it may seem arbitrary for some people. However for many people there are a number of reasons why it clearly isn't "just another click"
"Hope they run out of money".... How old are you? lol
do you really expect people to believe you selectively pirate games? of course not - if you steal one game, you steal them all. and since you do nothing to help the game economy and keep gaming going - you don't matter. and btw - you aren't bringing epic down - how can a thief be so naive?
Great for those that don't already have them, but I have had them all on Steam for a while now so there is no reason for me to sign up to their store and get them.
I got them, because I don't play many games on PC, and don't buy many games on Steam. My entire Steam library is from codes devs or pubs have given to me over the years. Think the only PC game I've brought digitally is World of Warcraft, and the last SimCity. Plus, the Lego games are fun, and they'll run on my laptop fine when I'm out and about. Don't always have my portable with me, but I go everywhere with my laptop. Doesn't hurt to add them now, even if it might be years to before I play it. Have lots of games through PSN that I just add because they're free, because, hey, why not?
difference here is these games are 100% free, don't need to be paying for an online service to get em.
I'm sure sooner or later there is going to be something free you don't have, doesn't hurt to try. Since you aren't paying for them. Up next, Metro.
Great move by Sweeney. Btw Batman games use unreal engine. So if you bought the game you already gave epic your money
' So if you bought the game you already gave epic your money ' Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know. I feel so much better now, knowing epic games makes money from their engine. Awesome!
The only thing more desperate than EGS giving away free games is the person who can't fathom having to install multiple launchers for their PC, and is trying to justify any way they can why Steam must be the ONLY digital storefront worth their time.
I feel the more desperate people are those who are defending Epic in spite of everything that gone on in the past few months. I mean, at least people who defend Steam are objectively defending the better platform.
Making that argument shows your ignorance. Anti-Epic people don't want Steam to be the only digital storefront, they want 1) a slew of storefronts with Steam acting as a meeting point for friends, and 2) for all of this paid exclusivity bullsh!t, which Epic feels is the only possible way they are able to compete in the market, to end.
@TheOptimist - so people are bad if they support exclusivity practices through Epic, but if something was exclusive to Steam I bet it would be perfectly ok. Makes total sense..
@RizBiz So, you don't want Steam to be the digital storefront, but rather for Steam to act as a "meeting point for friends"? I honestly do not know what that means? Is this the "EGS is less feature-rich than Steam" argument? Secondly, how exactly does Epic Exclusivity impact *your* experience playing a game? It doesn't. Unless, of course, you have a bias towards Steam because it's been around longer. I am honestly blown away by the negativity towards EGS. Yeah, they are trying to make their storefront more competitive by making exclusive certain games they feel can boost their market share. But that does so much more *good* for the developer, especially indie devs who have been shafted time and time again by Steam's "cut" of the pie. I get (at least somewhat) why people might not like the reality towards CONSOLE exclusivity, because you get what you get, and there's nothing you can do about it. But this whole debacle plays into this weird elitist grandstanding towards an established platform like Steam against a newcomer who wants to be competitive. This is not G2A, this is Epic. They've made Unreal engine and provided so much literature and tutorials themselves to encourage aspiring developers to take active roles in the continuing development of the engine and how to best use for it for their own game projects. The only time I agree with people and their "disdain" towards EGS is when a Kickstarter project/any crowdfunded game suddenly goes epic exclusive when they've told people that it'd be available on Steam. That can be frustrating, and I understand the developer's motivations in doing it and the player's motivation for showing their disapproval. But we need to encourage digital storefronts to play ball and contend with Steam. We need to *encourage* this behavior, not handwave it away.
@Neonridr But Steam didn't do that, did it? Steam tried paid mods, the community refused, they stopped it. That didn't stop Bethesda from making a mod store. Bring up that argument when the situation comes at hand, not before it. Steam never held hostages.
Yep. Might as well take advantage of it while Epic is so desperate. Not like they're worth a billion dollars, and are obviously on their last ditch effort to make the EGS work. If it fails, how will they ever survive with just the measly Fortnite and Unreal Engine revenue?
Have them on Steam, oh well, redeemed anyway. :D
Digital hoarding is fun :D
At least you're family won't hold an intervention like real clutter
I have a massive PS3, PS4, PSP, and PSV collection from just adding everything that they offer since it came out.
Funny how short this article is yet they don't feel the need to mention the other free game next week besides Metro...
Everything isn't as good as Metro 2033.
Epic Game store just shows how pointless now PS+ and Xbox GWG are. Unlike console service, they are not renting you the game for the duration of subs and you are paying 0$ When will console adjust to this new reality?
When they have to compete to try and get customers to use their service perhaps? They run on closed systems, so if you want digital on those systems, that's really your only choice for downloading.
And will this be done by Epic forever? I think its still the initial wave to acquire customers. Btw PS+ and XBL is not only about free games. Its about paying for mp infrastructure. "Free" games, better prices etc... are only on top of that as a bonus. It was like this from the beginning. All this is about is paying for mp infrastructure. Totally different service.
I love paying for online. especially when I play games that uses p2p.
I think I've read somewhere before that Epic publicly said that they are not going to do this forever. obviously if they are are already on par or surpassed Steam or until they have all the main features Steam has and there are more games in their library, they would be more confident that players are gonna stay and then BAAM free gift stops. but enjoy it while it last. I know I do and I don't even play Fortnite LOL
" Ist not the same. Look here: https://www.quora.com/Why-i... Come on man this article is just propaganda to justify your monthly fees on console There's not a single point on the article that is actually valid - All Pc service like Steam, EPG, Battlenet, etc does have user control, management, and disciplinary measures. Heck some Service like Battlenet and EPG manage your account between Xbox, PSN, and Switch. Server instead of peer to peer? Name one game that uses private server on console and Peer to Peer on PC. And just also pointing that it's not MS or PSN that often provide the server for 3rd party game but the publisher himself. (EA, Battlenet, Epic). Steam, Battlenet, etc. do offer voice chat in and out of game heck even Xbox offer voice chat with Xbox pc. And worst Nintendo asks you to have a smartphone app for it. Do I really need to comment about the infrastructure for patches, payments, and store-front? Now the last argument could be true that on PC it's the developers and publishers who have to pays for theses features and passes the cost to you in the price of the game but the price of the same game on PC is cheaper versus the console version. In the end, I'm not against Xbox live nor PS+ just stating that with EPG offering between 4 to 8 games per months (including AAA games) Console services should adjust to this new reality.
@FyBy Epic Games has been given games for Months now and just like Xbox GwG , there’s no promise about an obligation to do so. Can you play online on Epic Game Store? Last I check the answer is yes So what’s different between playing online a game from EGS and PSN?
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@Petebloodyonion Fact is Sony and Ms have large cloud infrastructure. Believe me, I'm in ps+ from beginning. I know how it started. It was about mp infrastructure. Free games , etc are only for justify the price for masses. What is new reality? New store, which tries to acquire new consumers. There is nothing to adjust to.
Love the Epic store. Never played the lego batman games might as well try now.
You love the Epic store? I guess ignorance truly is bliss.
Yep have a issue with my opinion? Not had a issue with it since I started using it other than not being able to add multiple games to a cart and check out in one. Plus the free games every 2 weeks is great.
I sense that the next major Batman game will be Epic Exclusive for a year. I can already smell it.
Of course. They use unreal engine
hate epic store as much as you want but free game is a free game I'll get that thank you!