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EPIC Christmas Sale

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EPIC Christmas sale going on until Jan 1

Some games on sale and for every game you buy you get a $10 coupon.

So I bought Phoenix Point for $29.99 (regular sale) then Outer Worlds for $34.99 (sale + coupon) then Rebel Galaxy Outlaw for $12.49 (sale + coupon)
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There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach

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IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
This is going to require some fancy planning when I'm off to the relatives during the holidays. Would be nice if Epic would just let me tick a box and put each day's free game directly into my library :wink:
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:23 pm
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It gave me a $10 coupon and I didn't buy anything.
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I might use that $10 coupon and get the Phoenix Point season pass, since even with the bugs I'm really enjoying it.
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IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day.
That's...kind of a big deal. I mean, assuming it's not shovel-ware. The first game is a solid choice.

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jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
I might use that $10 coupon and get the Phoenix Point season pass, since even with the bugs I'm really enjoying it.
I don't think season pass and dlc are eligible
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naednek wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:44 pm
jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
I might use that $10 coupon and get the Phoenix Point season pass, since even with the bugs I'm really enjoying it.
I don't think season pass and dlc are eligible
I don't think so either.

Some decent choices are Jedi Fallen Order, Control, Rebel Galaxy and Metro.

I'm on the fence about picking up MW5.

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Smoove_B wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:31 pm
IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day.
That's...kind of a big deal. I mean, assuming it's not shovel-ware. The first game is a solid choice.
Well for the past few months each Thursday there were 2 free games and they haven't been shovel ware. One week, for example, was all the Arkham Batman games. Problem has been that I've pretty much owned all the free games but it's a good ploy on their part

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What qualifies as an eligible game for the $10 Epic Coupon?

The $10 Epic Coupon can only be used on games already released on the Epic Games Store and priced at $14.99 or more after sale discounts have been applied. This coupon cannot be used on pre-purchases or any non-game purchase such as add-ons (like DLC or season passes) or in-game purchases (such as in-game currency, like Vbucks in Fortnite, or upgrades like Save the World mode).
I was actually hoping to use it for the Borderlands 3 DLC or season pass. Damn.
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naednek wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:44 pm
jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
I might use that $10 coupon and get the Phoenix Point season pass, since even with the bugs I'm really enjoying it.
I don't think season pass and dlc are eligible
It appears you are correct. I'm posting over on the Snapshot Games forum (developers of Phoenix Point) to see if that might help.
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Bastards - now I have an Epic Games account.

PIcked up Rune 2 for 12.49 with the coupon.
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Pyperkub wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Bastards - now I have an Epic Games account.

PIcked up Rune 2 for 12.49 with the coupon.
Come for the discount on Rune 2, stay for the free games :D
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jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Pyperkub wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Bastards - now I have an Epic Games account.

PIcked up Rune 2 for 12.49 with the coupon.
Come for the discount on Rune 2, stay for the free games :D
with the $1 upgrade to xBox ultimate for 2 years, I have enough free games, I need free time!
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IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
Operencia is also on sale for $5. I saw you had it in your Steam wishlist. Think I'm gonna grab it.

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IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
AUGH I JUST BOUGHT THIS

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hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:18 pm
IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
AUGH I JUST BOUGHT THIS
I feel your pain, it has happened to me before :grund:
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jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 pm
hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:18 pm
IceBear wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:07 pm
There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
AUGH I JUST BOUGHT THIS
I feel your pain, it has happened to me before :grund:
I picked up The Division 2 as a likely co-op game, but I'm holding off on other purchases until the end of the sale/giveaway for exactly this reason. That said, The Outer Worlds is really, really appealing right now, and it's unlikely that they'll be giving that away. Maybe I'll get some cash for Christmas...
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Today's game is Towerfall Ascension. Never heard of it
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IceBear wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Today's game is Towerfall Ascension. Never heard of it
Uh-oh, I was afraid of this. Give us one really good game to get us to want to check their site every day, then put up trash not-very-appealing-games. Well, we're smarter than that. WE HAVE A THREAD!
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The reviews for it are good and based on the games they've given away all fall I feel like there will be better to come

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IceBear wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:21 pm
The reviews for it are good and based on the games they've given away all fall I feel like there will be better to come
Certainly you might be right, I’m just wondering if these freebies might make people hold off on buying games, as someone mentioned above.
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The main issue is that most of the quality games that you can reasonably expect them to give away for free they already did since they opened...if they start duplicating them they'll get complaints

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sure Towerfall is better with more players, but the gameplay is fun.

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Lassr wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:04 pm
EPIC Christmas sale going on until Jan 1

Some games on sale and for every game you buy you get a $10 coupon.

So I bought Phoenix Point for $29.99 (regular sale) then Outer Worlds for $34.99 (sale + coupon) then Rebel Galaxy Outlaw for $12.49 (sale + coupon)
$29.99 was the magic price to get me to buy and get an Epic account, I guess. 15 gig foot print on my machine. Guess I'll play tomorrow.

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Today's free game is Superhot - rated Very Positive on Steam and costing about $13 Canadian (I figure that'll be what most of this free games will be selling for)
SUPERHOT is the first-person shooter where time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through bullets.

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SUPERHOT is good fun. i know the VR version gets all the attention, but definitely try it.

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Spent the coupon on Operencia, picked up Into the Breach even though I already owned it; skipped the second day's free game but jumped on superhot. I've been snagging their weekly free games and have purchased Outer Worlds and Metro: Exodus.

I am absolutely a fan of Steam's business and community model but I have no complaints about Epics entry into the space. Looking forward to wishlists and prices reflecting local currency, though.
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Jolor wrote:
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Spent the coupon on Operencia
Likewise. I've been looking at the games between $14.99 and $20 to see what $10 coupons can bring me. So far, The Division 2 and Operencia, but I'm looking closely at Metro: Exodus. I will likely wait until I see more of what they give away first.
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If I'm understand correctly, if you spend the $10 coupon in getting a game, you get another $10 coupon? Is that correct?

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Correct, might be the best sale i can remember.

Im in for these so far

Outward $5
Division 2 $5
Borderlands 3 $29

I set a $50 limit so still shopping!

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Little Inferno is the game today and I'm betting on Ape Out for tomorrow.
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Little Inferno is a perfect game for the holiday gaming insanity. I don't know about your guess, but this is the first time I'm noticing the stylized icon provided for the next day's listing.

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I already own Little Inferno and can strongly recommend. Today was the first day I noticed the stylized icon that made me think of a specific game, so it really is just a guess.
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Your guess was correct...it is Ape Out

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I'm not sure what tomorrow's title is supposed to be. Maybe Steep?

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I don't really have any idea what Ape Escape is, but it keeps popping up on year end "best of" lists, so I'll at least grab it.

Side note: I've got way too damn many of these "freebie" games that I've never even booted up. Currently installed with the icons taunting me from my desktop are:

- Moonlighter
- The Messenger
- For the King
- Little Inferno
- Rayman Legends
- Ape Escape
- Surviving Mars
- Ruiner
- Oxenfree
- Slime Rancher
- Rime

They're all "I'll get around to them someday" games...that I have yet to get around to. :oops:
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I'm not sure what tomorrow's title is supposed to be. Maybe Steep?
Not on Epic Store, as far as I can tell.

I'm stumped as well.
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