In 2 days [PC, Mac] Subnautica and Super Meat Boy Free @ Epic Games

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Free game being given every 2 weeks through 2019, haven't seen this posted yet.

Subnautica is first up from 14 December.

Never actually used the store, not sure how it works.

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  • +32 votes

    Considering subnautica is $35 on steam and has a 9/10 rating - that's one hell of a deal. Great find.

    • +7 votes

      its a great single player exploration game with a great story, well worth playing through to the end.

    • -22 votes

      Isn't it nice to see game ratings on a store? You can forget having any form of rating on Epic Games. No user reviews will be ever offered.

      • +9 votes

        You mean like steam reviews, that get brigaded for some of the most silly reasons? Steam reviews aren't that useful.

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          These days everything is the result of brigades and coordinated manipulation to those who disagree with the results (I could suggest the same for the salty guys down-voting me). Or, maybe, the game is objectively shit and everyone agrees.

          • +1 vote

            @daitro: Sure most are because the game is crap. But there has been plenty of cases where user reviews are brigaded on the most silliest of reason.

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        Actually I just listed steam because I couldn't be bothered typing on my phone too much. It had really high reviews on a whole bunch of sites when I googled it

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      I was hanging out for less than $10 and here we are.

  • +9 votes

    unreal tournament is free at the bottom of the page. i clicked on it and it told me thanks, added to library or whatever.

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      It's the new Unreal Tournament which is fully open sourced and developed by the community with occasional updates from Epic.

      Epic Games updates have dried up ever since Fortnite took off though. The game is far from being complete. Better off with Quake Live or Quake Champions.

  • +7 votes

    Incredible game.

    I highly suggest people don't read into the gameplay too much as a lot of what makes it so amazing is finding out all the stuff on your own and facepalming when you discover something that you wished you did hours ago.

    • +2 votes

      Play with permadeath to have a relaxing time interspersed with moments of sheer terror as the thought of losing all that gameplay hits you as you start to drown :D

  • +1 vote

    Own or free to play? Couldn't see anything saying either way.

    Subnautica would be an amazing pick up for free. Great game.

    • +1 vote

      People online seem to imply keep, but here is what they say:
      "The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019. Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th. "
      https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/the-epic-games-st...

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        A store is where you buy something to keep. They say "The store" not "Your account" etc. I think it's implied it is to keep.

  • +2 votes

    Heard good things about Subnautica

  • +3 votes

    Subnautica was my favourite game this year. Definitely give it a go.

  • +6 votes

    Subnautica VR is seriously scary the lower you go but the game even without VR is seriously fun.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks. Good games (including new UT!)

  • +5 votes

    I purchased Super Meat Boy six years ago and only got around to playing it a few weeks ago.

    Once I started I couldn't put it down until I finished. It's such a tough but fair and rewarding game. Highly recommended!

    • +1 vote

      If you enjoyed Meat Boy be sure to check out The End is Nigh too — it's by the same guy and is very similar to SMB. I just started playing it and have been having a great time. It's currently in 'the trove' if you get Humble Bundle this month.

  • +2 votes

    Subnautica is good with Xbox controls.

  • +1 vote

    This store is legit?

    I assume it might be a bit of a shitshow on the 14th…I hope their servers are up to it!

    • +12 votes

      Epic owns Fortnight and Unreal Engine so they're hardly a small operator.

      It's great to see such a big player sticking it to Steam.

      Epic starts at 12% commission.

      Steam starts at 30% which is ridiculous for any online distribution platform yet Google, Apple are all happily taking almost no risks and charging 30% to the developers who take almost all the risk.

      • +1 vote

        Oh right, I didn't realise it was the same Epic! (I'm at work, so website is blocked)

        I thought it might have been some potentially scammy/spammy new game store! But if it's that Epic, then obviously not (data breach aside).

        Cheers.

      • -8 votes

        Yeah, they're really sticking it to Steam by squelching the voice of the user by never offering user reviews. Archived Kotaku link explaining.

        • +5 votes

          That'd be a very good point if "review bombing" wasn't such a craze nowadays.

          • -4 votes

            @Deviner:

            "review bombing"

            Oh, that concept invented up by game journalists to villainise those damn dastardly & entitled consumers using the only means they have to express their frustration with the state of AAA development? How dare they indeed!

        • +8 votes

          Who cares. Just google the game and find actual reviews

          • -2 votes

            @ScruffTheJanitor:

            Who cares.

            You do simply by commenting. But yeah, who cares about consumer rights. This place is the polar opposite of reddit's opinion on this. Fascinating.

        • +4 votes

          Whats your point? There is this thing called the internet. You can google reviews on it.

          Steam ratings are overstated. And the user reviews are quite useless except for trying to determine whether the game is riddled with bugs.

          I never rely on reviews on the platform selling a product to me. No way in hell I'd buy a dishwasher based on the reviews on the good guys website. It applies to everything.

          • -2 votes

            @justtoreply:

            You can google reviews on it.

            Your smug condescension aside, tell me, where can I view that user's play time with the game? Whether they got the game for free or purchased it themselves? You know, because people will play a game for 30 minutes and then make a positive or negative passing judgement on it. It's an important metric and it's why Steam added it, because it's smart. You're not getting any of this anywhere else on the internet.

            Steam ratings are overstated.

            K

            never rely on reviews on the platform selling a product to me.

            K

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        Not to mention to publish anything on the Apple App Store you need to own a Mac to publish the apps. You also need to pay a yearly subscription fee to be a developer.

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        While I agree with you 30% is a big cut, unless there is a serious competitor you'll probably find Steam makes the most money for a developer even accounting for the 30% cut. In this case, they can charge what they want as there is no real competition. The best thing for everyone (apart from Steam) is some healthy competition.

        Edit: Steam also does a heap of things right in areas that other stores have failed. E.g The steam library folder being transferable and between machines. Last time I used Origin or Uplay backing up your library was a nightmare. For this, I'm still happy to stick with Steam.

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      I searched Google after AVG blocked the site saying it was a phishing site.Surprised by the search results. I will keep away from them.

  • +2 votes

    Subnautica was one of the best games I played in 2018, so yeah, awesome!

  • +1 vote

    Subnautica only came out of early access a while ago, that's a pretty amazing deal. I own both of these but will be keeping an eye out for deals in the future. Thanks OP.

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    Ooooh and I'm intrigued by what this Unreal Tournament alpha is. Quake Champions is kind of dead now so this might be my next nostalgic shooter hit.

    • +1 vote

      I swear I read they were stopping support for that yesterday, maybe I'm mistaken.

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        Interesting, I'm going to download it and give it a crack. Maybe they're anticipating some extra revenue from the store to keep funding development lol

    • +1 vote

      CTF is coming to Quake C soon, which should be fun and give a boost to the numbers (for a while at least).

    • +1 vote

      Unreal Tournament has been mainly developed by the community with occasional contributions from Epic Games but Epic have stopped updating it ever since Fortnite took off.

  • +8 votes

    I'm gonna have so many launchers I'll need a launcher for my launchers soon.

  • +5 votes

    Oh boy here we go, time to install yet another launcher

  • +3 votes

    What the heck, how. Subnautica isn't that old, and its such a good game. Can't recommend it enough, by far the best game in its genre to date

    Oh I see, its Epic trying to promote their launcher

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    whats wrong with installing another launcher?

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    Wait, free as in free? Almost bought this a few weeks ago.

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    Wonder if this will support VR?

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    I’m guessing it’s Mac version will also be free?

  • +1 vote

    Subnatica and super meat boy also free on MAC.

  • +1 vote

    Subnautica was a game that surprised me. One of my all time favourite games. This is probably somw marketing for their upcoming standalone game.

  • +3 votes

    Subnautica is fantastic. Bit sick of different storefronts but competition is a good thing I suppose. Already got Steam, Origin, uPlay and Battle.net installed.

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      You're missing gog, Bethesda, and epic. And actually one more I forgot I had where you play for a while and it's yours to keep… Gamesessions - do they have a launcher?

      Surely someone is going to create an ap to manage your other storefronts so you don't buy the same thing twice… Or have to remember who owns which game.

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      For me its Twitch as I've got Amazon Prime and get free games every month.
      Worst launcher as it always updates every month I open it to download the new free games.
      Games cannot be paused or resumed so some of the large 10+gb ones are waiting for download.
      And all games are given weird long names so adding to Steam is also frustrating.

  • +2 votes

    Subnautica ic sun awesome game! My son has had it since beta about 3 or 4 years ago and still plays it. Now we just got vr and it’s brand new again

  • +1 vote

    First I've heard about this and won't say no to free games. Hope it offers the option of in home streaming. Thanks sss333.

  • +1 vote

    keep us posted :)

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