Dead By Daylight and one more free game
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www.epicgames.com has the base game of Dead by Daylight for free right now.
I’ve dropped over 1k hours in this game since I got it a year ago. I love it. It’s crossplay on all platforms and cross progression on steam if you decide that you like it, but want to buy it on steam in the future instead of epic.
Also, a single player puzzle game for free:
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Oh heck yeah - I have DBD but I’ve never played it, I think a lot of people here play it tho. I’ll try it eventually ahhh…
Have you played Phasmophobia?
@halfling my laptop is too much of a potato for phasmo, which sucks cuz my friends play it and I’d love to join.
I actually play on Stadia.
@RiotDemon noooo I feel that though, until I upgraded mine would crash every time I loaded in. Still pretty fun if you ever get the chance!
@halfling I’m hoping! Maybe I’ll magically get a PC in an IRK.
Worth mentioning that Epic has a free game (or two) every week. I’ve picked up more than I can ever play.
@ACraigL I get them every week and have played exactly one- Little Inferno. I liked the screaming.
@sammydog01 Little Inferno was great! I played with my daughter years ago and we still recall it memorably.
Same here on the backlog. A few have been really good. GTA V and Subnautica, for examples. I think Frostpunk was another. A bunch of Lego games too. None of it will convince me to play Fortnite.
I think my Epic backlog is bigger than my Steam backlog at this point.
@ACraigL I have been collecting their games for a while. Unfortunately I forgot for several months. Now I have it remind me. Even if my laptop cannot run the games, I grab them for the future.
@ACraigL @RiotDemon Note that you can grab them from the store via any browser window (so, from a phone or other non-gaming system); you don’t need to run the Epic client on your gaming PC just to claim the games.
Another free game in your browser:
Full game on Steam.
No offense to the OP, but Epic Games can suck my balls.
Let us know how that experience goes, pls.
Is there an Oculus VR version of that game?
@ShotgunX I’ll still take all their free games without giving them any money. Thanks.
@RiotDemon That’s still a net negative for both you, and gaming and general.
All of your telemetry and personal data is going to the CCP for monitoring. On top of that, you’re supporting a platform that has been openly anti-gaming, anti-competition, and anti-consumer by buying out cash-strapped developers with exclusivity deals, which keeps them on their platform during release (and no one ends up buying them because the platform is used 99% for LoL and Fortnite), and then no one buys them on other platforms when the exclusivity contracts run out because the games are dead by that point.
Even just logging in to claim and play free games is a net positive for them, because it skews the platform’s popularity metrics, and this allows them to have even more power.
And that’s different than the EA/Origin model how?
And that’s different than the Steam model how?
And that’s different than the Microsoft/Xbox model how?
And that’s different than the Sony/PlayStation model how?
etc. You see the theme, I’m sure. Epic didn’t invent the model. If anything, they’re a “me too” jump-on-the-bandwagon outfit.
Everything-as-a-service and microtransactions and half-game, half-DLC game development have also done their part to destroy gaming as much as the platforms demanding game architecture be beholden to the distribution platform.
@mike808 @RiotDemon None of those other platforms you listed do either of the two things I mentioned.
Yeah, EA has never bought a studio and then run the developers into the ground.
And Microsoft never collects
surveillancetelemetry on their customers.
And Sony would never hack industry standard media and formats to perpetuate and embed proprietary DRM into their products.
And just what do you think “console excusives” are all about?
The Chinese ain’t the only ones to play those games.
@mike808 @RiotDemon Once again, none of these things are the same as the issues I mentioned, which are (1) forwarding the personal data of Western customers directly to CCP, and (2) buying out developers for temporary exclusivity rights in order to hurt other platforms at the expense of destroying the prospects of these games to be successful in the long term.
This is not the same as collecting user data but using it in a way that doesn’t benefit the government of a geopolitical rival, or having long-running exclusive franchises on your platform.