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I'd thought maybe The Long Dark, but that's not on Epic either. It's a mystery!

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Looks like the art from Celeste?
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You're really good at this!

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Just a guess at this stage :)

Wouldn't mind being wrong as I already received that game during it's last giveaway.
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Skinypupy wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:38 pm
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:
Chraolic wrote:
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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.
Of those I have tried :
Ruiner: Good fun, great atmosphere.
For the King: one of my couch coop go tos.
Slime Rancher : my Daughter plays and likes it

My free list also includes all your plus the following all not played :)

Bad North Jotunn Addition
Jotun Vahhalla Edition
Subnautica
Enter The Gungeon
Hyper Light Drifter
Mutant Zero Road
Stories Untold
Super Meat Boy
World Of Goo

Oddly enough all of those were on my Steam Wishlist at some point.

Another weird thing I noticed when comparing what I have bought on the Steam Holiday sale/recent sales and what I have been buying elsewhere is that I buy a ton of frankly shit games on Steam :). Obscure Indies make up most of purchases and the only big studio game I bought recently has been Warhammer 2 on the winter sale. Everything else was on GOG, Epic, Uplay or etc. this year. Per my recent played log the only major studio games I played on Steam in the last few months is Skyrim because it got cold outside.

Anyhow, still got a bit of $ to spend on this Epic Sale after adding World War Z for $5. I technically only have $5 left but I'm struggling to find anything else at that range. Red Dead 2 for $38 is intriguing as is Control at $30 but not ready to pay that much if i don't play them right away and my plate is full. Such a great sale but I think I will tap out due to having bought too much previously on Epic.

If you haven't already consider Mechwarrior 5 at $40 and especially Rebel Galaxy Outlaw for $12. RGO is an absolute steal at that price.

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Subnautica has become one of my 'top ten' games of all time. I really, really like that game, and I'm impatient for the sequel due out sometime in 2020.
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Jolor wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:34 pm
Just a guess at this stage :)

Wouldn't mind being wrong as I already received that game during it's last giveaway.
2 for 2

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Subnautica has become one of my 'top ten' games of all time. I really, really like that game, and I'm impatient for the sequel due out sometime in 2020.
I really, really liked it...until it made me pee my pants a little. I'm not sure I can ever go back. :(

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I guess nobody warned him about the profusion of tentacles. :binky: :binky: :binky:
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That was easily the most relaxing, enjoyable 11.5 hours of a game I've ever played..until the ~30 second encounter just off of the wrecked ship that I literally had no idea was coming. Have not played since.

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Ah, it was that particular thing. Not the other one or the other one or the other one. Gotcha. ;)
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That was easily the most relaxing, enjoyable 11.5 hours of a game I've ever played..until the ~30 second encounter just off of the wrecked ship that I literally had no idea was coming. Have not played since.
I have 80 hours in Subnautica but I've never finished it. I got in during an early Alpha and kept restarting as they added new stuff. The game really is very enjoyable, especially in Survival mode, but not in Permadeath :(

I have it both in Steam and Epic, and darn now I'm thinking I ought to go back and finish it... :coffee:
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Looks like tomorrow's game is TABS.

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And maybe tomorrow is FTL?
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Definitely FTL based on that image.

Nostalgia-wise, I think I can probably call FTL one of my favourite games all-time at this point.
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TABS looks like a fun diversion. I'm not really looking forward to FTL, though. I've seen it free before, and it's been two bucks enough times that most people who want it probably have it. Free is free, so that isn't a complaint, but it's also not exciting.
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I'm so glad I nabbed Ape Out. I hadn't heard of it at all before, but it's pretty damn fun and stylish.

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Operencia is really, really good. OK. Back to the game.
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i was traveling and missed two days. already own Little Inferno but i did want Ape Out :(

my son is already sold on TABS as of the past half-hour and will be getting it for his own computer

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Blackhawk wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:54 am
Subnautica has become one of my 'top ten' games of all time. I really, really like that game, and I'm impatient for the sequel due out sometime in 2020.
I really need to try this one again. I got stuck on something very early on (couldn't figure out what the game wanted me to do) and never went back to it.
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I don't think it's Jotun or Bad North for tomorrow.

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Hyper Light Drifter, I believe.

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hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:50 am
i was traveling and missed two days. already own Little Inferno but i did want Ape Out :(

my son is already sold on TABS as of the past half-hour and will be getting it for his own computer
Ape Out is free on Twitch Prime
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oh hey it is. thanks.

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jztemple2 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 pm
hitbyambulance wrote:
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IceBear wrote:
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There is also a free game a day. Today's game is Into the Breach
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Jolor wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:39 pm
Operencia is really, really good. OK. Back to the game.
Bought it but haven't started yet.

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Bought Control, Mechwarrior 5 and Fallen Order because of very cheap region pricing + $10 extra discount from the coupons.

My boycott of Epic Store officially ended. :)

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Was MW5 also under ten bucks for you? That's not even fair, it was released like, last week.

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Chraolic wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:34 am
Was MW5 also under ten bucks for you? That's not even fair, it was released like, last week.
Yes. US$ 18.99 Standard Edition and US$ 22.99 Deluxe Edition before the US$ 10 coupon.

I don't understand the reason why those 3 games have the much cheaper regional price at Epic Store compare to other games.

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Today: Hyper Light Drifter
Tomorrow: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
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MW5 for $19 must have been a mistake, as it's not on sale at $50 as of today.
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stimpy wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:59 pm
MW5 for $19 must have been a mistake, as it's not on sale at $50 as of today.
Pricing is crazy cheap in other countries. I used a VPN to launch epic and got the really low prices, but couldn't check out as my epic account has a US address. That's how they stop people from buying it cheap unless they create a second epic account.

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Jag wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:21 am
stimpy wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:59 pm
MW5 for $19 must have been a mistake, as it's not on sale at $50 as of today.
Pricing is crazy cheap in other countries. I used a VPN to launch epic and got the really low prices, but couldn't check out as my epic account has a US address. That's how they stop people from buying it cheap unless they create a second epic account.
Steam also have cheap region prices for some titles. usually Bethesda, Rockstar, Square Enix and Ubisoft's games are closer to the US price. For Indonesia, most games are using 1 USD = 10000 IDR conversion rate while the actual exchange rate is around 1 USD = 14000 IDR.

I don't know if it is still possible, but with Steam, you used to be able to add ?cc=<2-character country code> to switch store page if you're not logged in. So it is easier to check and compare region pricing without the need of VPN. Steam also allow you to redeem using VPN. So you can redeem game key from other regiom but careful with that since using VPN is against Steam User Agreement.

While it seems to be crazy cheap and not fair, the average income level in Indonesia is a lot lower than US so the cheaper price is still relatively expensive compare to the income.

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Chraolic wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Hyper Light Drifter, I believe.
Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Today: Hyper Light Drifter
Tomorrow: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

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And tomorrow is the fantastic...
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The Talos Principle
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The Talos Principle. Excellent game. Make it be yours.

According to The Internet, tomorrow seems to be
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Blackhawk wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:22 pm
And tomorrow is the fantastic...
Spoiler:
The Talos Principle
Also, I cheat and look on Reddit.
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Tomorrow looks like we'll be getting Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition and...maybe Steep? One of these days that guess is going to pan out, you just wait and see.

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My secret contacts on The Internet suggest that you're right. :ninja:
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