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Have you ever wanted to be the master of your own theme park for free? Now you can, as the new RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition is available for free to keep on the Epic Games store. Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is the modern update to the classic from years past. Parks can be designed with more than “300 coasters and rides, 500 scenery pieces, 60 shops and services, and 20 animals to rear and raise.” Players can also ride on the coasters with the “signature” coaster cam. Furthermore, if you get the Complete Edition, you get the content from the Soaked! And Wild! expansion packs. Also, in the shadow of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 launching, it is amusing to say that... Read more...
It looks like Crytek is attempting to kill one of the longest running jokes on PC, that being whether or not something can run Crysis. While a bit stale at this point, Crysis Remastered had the potential to revive the gag. But if the newly published minimum and recommended system requirements are anything to go by, the answer is yes, your PC probably can run Crysis Remastered. It has been more than a decade since Crysis came out, and more than seven years since the latest installment, Crysis 3. Crysis Remastered is exactly as the name implies—a remastered version of the original game with updated graphics and optimizations for modern hardware. And if you own a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Radeon... Read more...
The Epic Games Store has kicked off its Summer Sale event with deep discounts on a variety of games, including "scorching offers" of up to 85 percent off various titles and add-on content. And of course the usual rotation of weekly free games is in effect, so if for no other reason, it's worth diving in to collect the freebies. On tap for this week are Next Up Hero and Tacoma, both of which are free to claim until July 30. Those titles normally sell for $19.99. Then starting on July 30, you can claim three more games for free, including 20XX, Barony, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. Control - $29.99 (save 50 percent) at Epic Games Store As for the discounted games that are part of... Read more...
If you are looking for something to keep you busy this weekend (and beyond), head over to the Epic Games Store and nab yourself a copy of Torchlight II by Runic Games. It is the latest free title, and normally sells for $19.99. While it is a bit dated at this point, the action role-playing dungeon crawler is still a fun game, particularly if you are into the Diablo-style of gameplay. Not by coincidence, Runic Games was co-founded by Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer, the same team who co-founded Blizzard North, creators of Diablo. Unfortunately, Runic Games was shuttered in 2017 (Max had left the studio in 2016), though both Torchlight and Torchlight II remain available and playable, the latter... Read more...
For most PC gamers, the place they prefer to get their video games is Steam. When the Epic Games Store first opened, many PC gamers were upset that Epic landed some high-profile exclusive titles forcing them to have games across more than one digital service. Feelings towards the Epic Games Store have changed for many, with the store offering some very cool games at no cost since it opened. Today, the latest Epic Games Store free games for July have been announced. The first of the three free games is Killing Floor 2. Many will be familiar with the game, but for those who aren't, we will run down the premise of the game. Killing Floor 2 sees players in continental Europe after it's overrun by... Read more...
One of the cooler looking PC games that has been teased in recent months is Horizon Zero Dawn, and it is currently up for pre-order on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The official launch date for the game has been confirmed for August 7.  Horizon Zero Dawn was initially released as an exclusive on the PlayStation 4 game system, and with the PC Port launch date confirmation also came with a trailer that shows beautiful graphics and a bit of the gameplay. The trailer shows that the port will feature unlocked framerates, dynamic foliage, controller mapping, improved reflections, and benchmarking tools. PC gamers also get support for ultrawide resolutions and more. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete... Read more...
Many establishments are still closed to the public, and it is still a good idea to keep yourself in isolation anyway. Not to worry, though—being stuck in quarantine due to the Coronavirus is a great excuse to fire up that backlog of games you have been meaning to play. And if you want to add more titles to your catalog, you can snag Ark: Survival Evolved and Hitman Absolution for free right now. Ark: Survival Evolved normally runs $49.99, so getting it for at no cost is quite the bargain. It is available at the Epic Games Store, and completes what turned out to be an accurate leak of major free titles that were tipped to be free at various points, starting with Grand Theft Auto V (May 14),... Read more...
Epic Games has scored itself another exclusive. Publisher Sega and developer The Creative Assembly announced that A Total War Saga: Troy will be headed to the Epic Games Store on August 13, 2020, and nowhere else for a full year. While that may rile up some people, it will be free to claim for the first 24 hours. Those who do can keep it forever. This is all barring a last-minute delay, of course. Either way, the Epic Games Store will be on the only place to claim A Total War Saga: Troy for around a full year. In a related FAQ, the developer says it will land on Steam sometime in Summer 2021. "Currently we are only planning on releasing Troy on these platforms," the developer states in no uncertain... Read more...
Epic Games has been on an absolute roll lately with the free titles in the Epic Games Store. Not that this is a new thing—weekly free games is one way the developer has been trying to entice players to its storefront—but more recently, there have been some major (and pricey) games up for grabs. The latest one is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. We are a bit late on our heads up for this one, but not to worry, there is still ample time to claim your copy, if you wish. The Epic Games Store is serving up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection at no cost until June 4, 2020 (the freebie offer expires at 11:00 am). After that, it will presumably bump back up to its regular $59.99 price... Read more...
A week ago, Epic Games treated players to Grand Theft Auto V for free in the Epic Games Store, and despite being five years old (on PC), it drew so much interest and traffic that it temporarily crashed the store. How do you follow that up if you are Epic Games? You give away Sid Meier's Civilization VI for free the following week! Prior to today, Civilization VI was not available at the Epic Games Store. It makes its debut as the latest free title, and one of the most high profile ones to day. While not a brand new game—it came out in October 2016—it still sells for $59.99, the list price at the Epic Games Store and the going rate on Steam right now. Civilization VI boasts a bunch... Read more...
It’s here folks; the Epic Games Store has just kicked off its month-long Mega Sale which brings with it healthy discounts on some of your favorite games. Games at the store are available with up to a 75 percent discount off their regular asking price which is impressive by itself. However, the Epic Games Store is sweetening the deal even further by providing gamers with a $10 “Epic Coupon”. This coupon can be used on the purchase of any game priced $14.99 or higher, and will be applied automatically at checkout. Every time you make an eligible purchase with the $10 coupon, you get another loaded to your account that you can use for a future purchase. In other words, you... Read more...
So many people flocked to the Epic Games Store yesterday to claim a copy of Grand Theft Auto V for free that the platform buckled under the pressure. That is a pretty impressive draw from a game that has been available on the PC for five years. Who knows if future free titles will bring players out of the woodwork to the same degree, though if you are wondering what is on tap, a new leak might provide the answer. Here's the deal—Epic Games is running a "Mega Sale 2020" event with discounts of up to 75 percent and "endless Epic coupons" through June 11. While that is going on, Epic is continuing to give away games for free each week. Epic got the party started with GTA V. If you had trouble... Read more...
Epic Games appears to have jumped the gun and revealed the "mystery game" that is set to unlock as a free offering in the Epic Games Store today. In a now-deleted Twitter post, the official Epic Games Store account let the cat out of the bag, saying Grand Theft Auto V will ride into town, and that once you claim it, the game is "yours to keep forever." Free games on a weekly basis is one of major incentives Epic Games came up with to entice players (and by extension, developers as well) over to its digital distribution platform. Not without controversy, Epic Games also inks exclusive deals, whereby some titles are only available on the Epic Games Store for a period of time before heading over... Read more...
The Epic Games Store wants people to enforce the use of two-factor authentication for their accounts to enhance security. To encourage this practice, Epic Games Store has announced that through May 21, it will require two-factor authentication to be enabled on a user account before any free games can be claimed.  Players who login to their account and don't have two-factor authentication enabled will see a message when they attempt to claim free game that says, "Two Factor Authentication Required." The remainder of the message tells users that claiming the free game requires Two-Factor Authentication to be set up on their account to provide an additional level of security and to help prevent... Read more...
We all love free games here at HotHardware, and earlier this week we showed you how to get Assassin's Creed 2 and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection at no cost. Today, The Epic Games Store has made available two games that you can download for free. Those games are Just Cause 4 ad Wheels of Aurelia. The first game really needs no introduction, but for those that aren't "in the know", Just Cause 4 first launched back in 2018. It's a third-person, open-world style adventure game where you play as protagonist Rico Rodriguez. As with other entries in the franchise, Just Cause 4 features a wide range of vehicles that you can use along with a whole arsenal of cool weapons... Read more...
What can you do when you suddenly have loads of time on your hands, and are encouraged to stay home as much as possible? Spring cleaning is one thing. So is binge watching shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. But for some, this time of isolation is an opportunity to spend time playing PC games. If you do not already have a backlog of titles to catch up on, then over to the Epic Games Store to take advantage of its Sprint Sale 2020 event. Discounts abound on a range of games, including triple A blockbuster titles, lesser known gems, and everything in between. The bargains vary as well, with some games marked down by as much as 75 percent right now. Here is a small sample... Red Dead... Read more...
The folks at GOG just changed their refund policy for game purchases, but don't worry, it is for the better. Effective immediately, customers have up to 30 days to request a refund for game, even if they have played it for several hours. In fact, there is no time restriction at all—if a purchase is 30 days old or less, it is eligible for a full refund, simple as that. "Everyone at GOG believes in a 'gamers-first’ approach. It means that every part of our store is designed with gamers in mind and your purchase safety and satisfaction come first for us. The latest update to our voluntary refund policy adds another piece to this customer-friendly experience. And it all sums up in one... Read more...
The Epic Games Store wants gamers to come to its store and get familiar with the service that they buy more games in the future. In its latest bid to lure the gamers to its store, the store is offering free games (with no installation expiration), and this month two more free games have been added. Previously announced free to play games for February included Kingdom Come Deliverance and Aztez. Both of those promotions end on February 20. At that point, two more free games kick-off for players to enjoy. The new free games include Faeria and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Both games will be free to download for most of the last week of the month, running February 20 to 27. The game store has multiple... Read more...
It's all fun and games until a nasty bit of malware infiltrates your PC and wreaks havoc, right? To quote the late, great Bill Paxton, at that point it's "Game over man! Game over!" Fortunately, common sense computing habits are highly effective. Malware writers can be a clever, however, and security researchers are warning of a particular strain posing as a popular games launcher. The malware in question is called LokiBot. If infected, it can swipe personal data from your PC, including passwords and cryptocurrency information (in case you're still into mining or collecting cryptocurrencies). LokiBot is not new—it's shown up through various means in the past, including a variant that used... Read more...
If your New Year's resolution was to spend less money on video games, we have bad news. While the holiday sales have mostly come to an end, Epic Games is still offering discounts on several titles through the Epic Games Store during its Encore Week Sale, which kicked off on January 1 and runs through January 7 (11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST). As an added bonus, you can still use any coupons you might have left over from the Holiday Sale. For example, there is an $10 off Epic Coupon (valid until May 1, 2020) that is good on your first purchase. If you are able to take advantage of that coupon, you could score Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $37.99, its lowest price ever. I verified that this still... Read more...
Rockstar Games did PC gamers a solid last month by porting over Red Dead Redemption 2, which had been sitting pretty on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles for over a year. It's even prettier on the PC with the coats of polish the developer added. Though it's only been available on PC a short while, it's already deeply discounted. As other digital distribution platforms have done, Epic Games has kicked off its "Holiday Sale 2019" with discounts on a bunch of games. Red Dead Redemption 2 stands out because it's a new title (to PC), and is marked down 20 percent to $47.99. However, it gets even better—Epic Games is offering a $10 off coupon on your first purchase during the Holiday Sale.... Read more...
Say what you will about the Epic Games Store—it is a divisive topic in the gaming community, for sure—one thing we can't complain about is the quality of some of the free games. The latest offering drives this point home. In celebration of 80 years of Batman's first appearance 80 years ago (in Detective Comics issue 27), Epic Games is giving away six games featuring the caped crusader. The caveat is that you have to register with Epic Games and grab the six titles through the Epic Games Store. Some gamers are upset over the exclusivity agreements Epic Games has been able to hammer out with developers and publishers, but for those who are indifferent (or are big fans of the storefront),... Read more...
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