Death Stranding free at Epic Games Store

Starting today, Death Stranding is free at Epic Games Store. The free game offer runs until May 25 at 11 AM Eastern. Once you claim it, it's yours to keep.

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RavenWolfx126d ago

This was free on Epic several months ago. Pretty amazing game, but not for everyone.

gamefreaks365126d ago

Yeah, I think it was part of their holiday giveaway where they had a free game every day. A lot of people probably missed it.

Crows90125d ago

Like every single game out a single game thats for everyone.

FinalFantasyFanatic125d ago

It's been free on Epic multiple times before, at least twice now.

GoodGuy09126d ago

I've bought the Director's cut and...dropped it later. The open world is just so barren and yea...the gameplay lol. I mean I may go back to it some day. The story is interesting.

gamefreaks365126d ago

The story is a lot more interesting than the gameplay.

Lionsguard125d ago

Its the opposite for me. The gameplay was what kept me on but the story was just absolute dog water. It was pure Kojima unrestrained. It felt like he took a night class on symbolism, stayed for the first 10 minutes and decided he'd learned enough. The constant vomit of symbolism was just mind-numbingly cringe. It lacked absolutely no subtlety whatsoever. Every damn sentence was just filled with "Porter, bridges" and references to connections or some other bs. I still have no damn idea what the story is even about and stopped caring honestly. I'll prob play the director's cut but as for the cutscenes? Hard skip.

potatoseal125d ago

I loved the gameplay. The story was amazing too. You really missed out on not finishing it

masterfox126d ago

holy bolony!
Amazing experience on my PS5 but not for everyone, played the heck of it completely, already looked amazing in the PS5 not sure if it will look better with a 3070 but nonetheless will download for sure.

potatoseal125d ago

I loved this game so damned much. I just didn't want it to end. So hyped for part 2


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Microsoft would buy Valve 'if opportunity arises,' said Phil Spencer in leaked email

But its prime target was Nintendo, according to a 2020 email leaked during the FTC v Microsoft trial.

Sonic18811d 9h ago

Microsoft is getting exposed big time. Now I know why FTC tried to block them

-Foxtrot1d 7h ago

Yet despite the insane about of power hungry evidence…they still failed

Obscure_Observer1d 6h ago


"Yet despite the insane about of power hungry evidence…they still failed"

And will continue to fail as long as they put interest of a Multibillionaire companies like Sony, first, over consumer´s interest.

-Foxtrot1d 5h ago

Sony? We’re talking about Microsoft man

The biggest deflect I’ve seen…

solideagle14h ago

lol Obscure, what about trillion dollar company over billion dollar company?

tagzskie13h ago

@foxtrot yeah too many evidence and still pass, Now im curious whose the judge handling the case of acrivision.. And next time i wish the trial is live stream just like amber and johny depp so all the people can see..

blacktiger9h ago

We talking about Microsoft and you talking about Sony? They are not even part of FTC conversation

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MrDead1d 9h ago

And we now know there is no consumer protection to stop it. MS is the worst thing to happen to gaming.

Obscure_Observer1d 7h ago

No, it´s not. It´s business as usual.

You´re here complaining on every Xbox article, and behind the scenes you´re still supporting Microsoft by given them money while help them to achieve their goals!

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cthulhucultist13h ago

Just leave it to rest Obscure.

It is now abundantly clear that MS, given time and permission, would buy most third party publishers in order to outspend and remove the competition.

If this is something that you feel its ok or business as usual, then unfortunately you are not as genuine gamer as you claim to be.

It is in our best interest to stop these practices as the consolidation of the market will lock many people into ecosystems and previously enjoyed multiplayer games will be released exclusively under subscriptions.

Doesnt matter who does it (MS, Sony, Nintendo,Tescent Amazon etc), it only matters that we accelerate this process by not condoning such actions and by not voting with our wallets.

I cant believe that you support this attitude.

gold_drake13h ago

you're are absolutely right, it is business, but if said business is playing monopoly with a sort unending supply of money, it reeks corruption.

as if MS doesnt have enough of it already.

shinoff21834h ago

Obscure your in all the Sony articles making snide comments to. The hypocrisy is deep

Obscure_Observer2h ago


"Doesnt matter who does it (MS, Sony, Nintendo,Tescent Amazon etc), it only matters that we accelerate this process by not condoning such actions and by not voting with our wallets.

That´s what I´ve been saying. Vote with your wallet. I grown tired of fake concerned games screaming and shouting here that MS is destroying gaming, but they are the first ones to give MS exactly what they want. MONEY!

I mean, would you give your money for a company you despise? I would certainly not. That´s why I call out some hypocrites on their fake concern bs.

I cant believe that you support this attitude."

I don´t. What I see as business as usual is MS looking and discussing what possible acquisition targets might be feasible. I have no doubt Sony is doing the same, right now, so don´t play naive when comes to those big companies interests.


"You can support Bethesda and other studios as well as help scupper and slow down MS's plan by not subscribing to GamePass."

No, you can´t not. When you gonna realize that you´re giving MS the means to achieve their goals?

You´re given them MONEY, you are given them your TIME, you´re nothing but GOOD number for MS!

Your money will generate more and better games on Gamepass. Your time means that you´re engaged, engaged means you´re not playing the competitor´s games on competitor´s platforms, that means nothing positive statistics for MS´s metrics of success.

There´s no way will be given MS money thinking that you´re somehow hurt them in any possible way.

MS is happy because they know they´ll crushed your will. You´re nothing but a puppet for them! Wake up!

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Obscure_Observer1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

"Your logic is to punish MS buy not buying Bethesda games, who do you think comes off worse in that situation, Bethesda or MS?"

In case you forgot, Bethesda IS Microsoft since 2021!

My logic is not to punish any gaming company, publisher or studio. I´m a gamer and I have love for games.

But if you hate and despise a company that make you games, your actions should speak louder than your mouth.

It´s simple, If you hate Microsoft and fear that they´re destroying gaming, why would you support them with your money in the first place.

It´s not just about Bethesda games, it´s about ALL of the Xbox games.

Do not expect to be here claiming that MS is the cancer of gaming while giving them your money while expecting people to not call you out on your hypocrisy.

Jim Sakai can be a pain in butt but a least I respect him, because he had the balls to sell his Xbox Series X to never support Microsoft ever again.

He´s a man of his word and not some hypocrite clown.

MrDead22h ago(Edited 22h ago)

So you think people boycotting Bethesda games won't effect Bethesda... go out and touch some grass, you're obviously not handling MS's dirty washing being out in public well and are lashing out. Get a grip.

Obscure_Observer17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

"So you think people boycotting Bethesda games won't effect Bethesda.."

No, it won´t.

Bethesda is no longer a self-funded, independent publisher.

Be their games successful or total failure (Redfall), MS will be the one dealing with potential loses.

Proof is Arkane Austin having their next AAA project greenlit by Phil Spencer right after Redfall´s disastrous launch.

So you can´t stop and pretend to be concerned over Bethesda future, without you supporting the company that you hate.

"go out and touch some grass, you're obviously not handling MS's dirty washing being out in public well and are lashing out. Get a grip"

Why? Are you crazy, dude? Most of the leaks are VERY positive news for Xbox gamers, not so much for the competition, I give you that, but overall great news for Xbox gamers. Let me break down for you:

More and NEW AAA game from Bethesda (who would tell)

The Oblivion remaster
Doom Year Zero and DLC
The Fallout 3 remaster
A sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo
Dishonored 3

New Xbox Series X digital only model (Original Xbox Series X owners like myself won´t feel fuc#%& by some mid-gen refreshed console)
New *Sense* controller - which will be nothing but awesome for both Xbox and PS5 owners since more developers will provide support for haptics feedback.

VALVE? I´m all for an Half Life 3, but I do understand that the PC community won´t like MS taking over an enforcing some of their crap policy over STEAM. Yes, Gabe has a great relationship with Microsoft but I can´t see him allowing his company to be acquired by them, so, it´s definitely not happening imo.

Nintendo? Even Phil recognizes that it would be an almost impossible task. Not gonna happen.

Did I miss something?

Please, enlighten me on what should I be concerned or upset about MS´s leaked (again) FTC documents?