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Epic Mega Sale

The Epic Games Store fulfils recent rumors with the announcement of an Epic Mega Sale, a bit of a play on the company's original name, Epic MegaGames. They are promising bargains up to 75% off and an additional $10.00 USD discount on every game priced above $14.99. They are also doubling down on their free game every two weeks (or fortnite, as it were), to a free game every week during the sale, starting with the upcoming release of Stories Untold. This post has a FAQ to address any lingering questions this raises, saying they are actually offering refunds to match their sale prices for all games purchased between May 2nd and yesterday. Here's more:

How do I get $10 off games in the Epic Games store?
You donít have to do anything. During the sale, all games priced $14.99 and above are an additional $10 off, courtesy of Epic.

Do I get $10 off games that are already on sale?
Yes! As long as the sale price is $14.99 and above.

How long does the Epic Mega Sale last?
The sale ends June 13, 2019.

Will I get $10 off DLC, game add-ons, season passes, or in-game purchases, including V-bucks in Fortnite?
No, the promotional offer only applies to qualifying game purchases from the Epic Games store. It does not apply to any nongame purchases such as add-ons (like DLC or season passes) or in-game purchases (such as in-game currency, like V-bucks in Fortnite, or upgrades like Save The World mode.)

I pre-purchased a game before the start of the Epic Mega Sale and that game hasnít launched yet. Should I cancel my pre-purchase and then buy it again to take advantage of the $10 discount?
No, you donít have to! Every player who pre-purchased an unreleased game in the Epic Games store prior to May 16th, 2019 for $14.99 and above will receive a $10 refund! You will receive your $10 refund automatically to the payment method you used in the next 7-12 days.

What if I bought a game just before the Epic Mega Sale?
For all game purchases between May 2nd, 2019 and May 15th, 2019 we will refund you the difference in price between what you paid and what you would have paid during the Epic Mega Sale (inclusive of the $10 off from Epic). You will receive your refund automatically to the payment method you used in the next 7-12 days.

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68. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 20, 2019, 09:40 HorrorScope
 
NM repeated sale.  
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67. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 19, 2019, 07:18 Verno
 
Someones jealous! Trollbashing  
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66. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 18, 2019, 19:14 jdreyer
 
Quinn wrote on May 18, 2019, 17:29:
Get a room.

So you can watch?
 
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65. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 18, 2019, 17:29 Quinn
 
Get a room.  
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64. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 18, 2019, 10:05 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on May 18, 2019, 01:53:
Verno wrote on May 17, 2019, 15:39:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Let's clear up a few things here, retail PC was already dying when Steam came along and basically saved the platform from total stagnation. PC brick and mortar has been dead except for major titles for a very long time. Every digital platform save for GOG has an ownership check which is essentially what the Steamworks executable wrapper is. To even call it DRM is almost laughable when I can beat it using a text file and about 10 seconds of time. You can't upload a game to Origin or uPlay without using their build wrappers either for that matter, its an industry standard at this point. I would also note the EGS client forces online connectivity which is a much more invasive system and lacks several more user-friendly concessions to people who care about such things.

And no one fucking thinks Steam gets a free ride forever because it built out a significant portion of the industry. Steam is just a store, I don't give a fuck if it lives or dies so long as whatever replaces it is better. What they do want is Epic to earn their shit instead of this walled garden bullshit from consoleland. Their bungled sale is a clumsy but welcome first step in that regard. They also refused to do "big sales" in the past but backtracked on that so at least someone there has some sense. Or perhaps their platform uptake isn't what they thought it would be. Either way they need to do more shit like that and less shit like DOOM ETERNAL EXCLUSIVE FOR 3 MONTHS WE BE DUNKIN ON GABE.

Glad to have you back Verno.

Picked up Stories Untold, Satisfactory, Detroit: Become Human, and Observation.

Cheers bud, can't let the trolls win
 
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63. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 18, 2019, 01:53 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on May 17, 2019, 15:39:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Let's clear up a few things here, retail PC was already dying when Steam came along and basically saved the platform from total stagnation. PC brick and mortar has been dead except for major titles for a very long time. Every digital platform save for GOG has an ownership check which is essentially what the Steamworks executable wrapper is. To even call it DRM is almost laughable when I can beat it using a text file and about 10 seconds of time. You can't upload a game to Origin or uPlay without using their build wrappers either for that matter, its an industry standard at this point. I would also note the EGS client forces online connectivity which is a much more invasive system and lacks several more user-friendly concessions to people who care about such things.

And no one fucking thinks Steam gets a free ride forever because it built out a significant portion of the industry. Steam is just a store, I don't give a fuck if it lives or dies so long as whatever replaces it is better. What they do want is Epic to earn their shit instead of this walled garden bullshit from consoleland. Their bungled sale is a clumsy but welcome first step in that regard. They also refused to do "big sales" in the past but backtracked on that so at least someone there has some sense. Or perhaps their platform uptake isn't what they thought it would be. Either way they need to do more shit like that and less shit like DOOM ETERNAL EXCLUSIVE FOR 3 MONTHS WE BE DUNKIN ON GABE.

Glad to have you back Verno.

Picked up Stories Untold, Satisfactory, Detroit: Become Human, and Observation.
 
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62. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 19:57 Quinn
 
Beamer wrote on May 17, 2019, 15:26:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2019, 00:02:
What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.


Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Yeah, but that doesn't count, because it's all about publisher intent. With Steam, they used it to make more money, and that was good. With Epic, they're using it to make more money, and that's bad!

I'm pretty sure many of those against Epic were once vehemently against Steam. They're people angry at change more than anything else. Steam was once considered an evil pain in the ass with no features beneficial to consumers.

This.

For some reason, the original evil is good and all that follow suit are evil. Gabe's dick is so far up their arses, they don't see the hypocrisy of their opinions.

I am used to Steam as a store and launcher. Same goes for Uplay, Origin, GOG and Battle.net. Now the Epic Store joins with some invasive exclusives but also some awesome free games and the best fucking mega sale I've seen in years. Give me one fucking reason to bitch and moan that doesn't come from some entitled, Californian feelings-based argument and I'm listening.
 
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61. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 18:12 jdreyer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2019, 00:02:
What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.


Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.
Not tentacles, but tendrils. Tendrils of Steam.
 
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60. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 15:39 Verno
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Let's clear up a few things here, retail PC was already dying when Steam came along and basically saved the platform from total stagnation. PC brick and mortar has been dead except for major titles for a very long time. Every digital platform save for GOG has an ownership check which is essentially what the Steamworks executable wrapper is. To even call it DRM is almost laughable when I can beat it using a text file and about 10 seconds of time. You can't upload a game to Origin or uPlay without using their build wrappers either for that matter, its an industry standard at this point. I would also note the EGS client forces online connectivity which is a much more invasive system and lacks several more user-friendly concessions to people who care about such things.

And no one fucking thinks Steam gets a free ride forever because it built out a significant portion of the industry. Steam is just a store, I don't give a fuck if it lives or dies so long as whatever replaces it is better. What they do want is Epic to earn their shit instead of this walled garden bullshit from consoleland. Their bungled sale is a clumsy but welcome first step in that regard. They also refused to do "big sales" in the past but backtracked on that so at least someone there has some sense. Or perhaps their platform uptake isn't what they thought it would be. Either way they need to do more shit like that and less shit like DOOM ETERNAL EXCLUSIVE FOR 3 MONTHS WE BE DUNKIN ON GABE.
 
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59. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 15:26 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2019, 00:02:
What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.


Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Yeah, but that doesn't count, because it's all about publisher intent. With Steam, they used it to make more money, and that was good. With Epic, they're using it to make more money, and that's bad!

I'm pretty sure many of those against Epic were once vehemently against Steam. They're people angry at change more than anything else. Steam was once considered an evil pain in the ass with no features beneficial to consumers.
 
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58. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 14:22 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2019, 00:02:
What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.


Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.
 
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57. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 10:38 Quinn
 
These are some fucking epic sales.  
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56. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 00:02 Cutter
 
Steam is not a monopoly and never has been. Some of you keep using that word and it does not mean what you think it means. What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.

 
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55. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 23:58 Fifth
 
As a singleplayer only guy who runs Steam in offline mode with the in-game interface off, I literally couldn't care less what store I buy games from. Some nice deals here, especially on Outward and some pre-orders I was looking at. Will do some research. Very nice that the $10 off comes from Epic and not the devs/pubs.

Dunno if the offline mode is a deal breaker for you, but last I checked you had to have an online connection to play Metro Exodus.
 
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54. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 23:27 Verno
 
Mordhaus wrote on May 16, 2019, 23:12:
RedEye9 wrote on May 16, 2019, 17:40:
Exactly this.
They are going up against one of the biggest monopolies in the business.
There is no harm created by the short term exclusives and it is about the only way they can get a foot in the door.

snippet from https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1107671681517211649.html
"When a competing company goes out and builds a massive financial war chest, it's for one thing - and one thing only. Going to war in a highly competitive battleground.
In this case, the war is with Steam.
A war in which, by all accounts, they stand ZERO chance of EVER winning

This was never about beating Steam. It's about disrupting it enough to carve out a portion of a multi-billion Dollar industry. Starving Steam of content isn't going to kill it. In fact, it's akin to Disney pulling Marvel content off Netflix. They'll survive it.
But even as you ponder paying Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, DCU, CBS et al monthly subs to watch exclusive content, so too gamers are busy raging about having to install another game launcher. Because, you know, priorities and all that.
There is absolutely NOTHING unique about the Steam v EGS fiasco because that's how competition works. And no matter how many times Tim Sweeney has to go on the record outlining *precisely* what their goal is, very few care because of tribalism."

And thankfully for them, there will be tons of corporate shill apologists like you that will keep saying "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

From the beginning you have been so hard on their jock I'm surprised they haven't proposed to you. Epic is only concerned about life after fortnite, since it is pretty clear they can't create a game anymore without ripping off 99% of the concept from someone else (pubg). They care nothing about the consumer or the developers.

The developers don't care either, they just want to cause valve headaches so they can break people away to their stores where they can shovel overpriced DLC to the consumer without splitting costs with another store. They WANT exclusives, they want games as a 'service', or any other method of wringing the most profit from the least amount of content.

Steam and Valve are not innocent either, but at least they fostered a space for independent devs to get games widely seen that would have never had that opportunity without them. Epic has done nothing like that and, before you regurgitate your most common reprise of "EGS will do the same once they have enough money to build a proper store etc ad nauseum", I would be quite willing to wager they never will. In fact, I would also be willing to wager that once they do carve out a space for themselves they will raise the percentage they charge devs, using the excuse that they can't sustain egs and development of the store at the price percentage they originally offered.

tl;dr

You are just as bad as the steam fanbois, only you rep for EGS. If you can't see that, I don't know how to explain it to you.

+1 and congrats on that ownage

The idea that everyone is supposed to cheer Epic on because its fighting big bad Steam is pretty hilarious, particularly when they're using consoleland tactics to do it. Literally no one here would be OK with this if Epics name was swapped with Microsoft in this situation. In fact I seem to recall a few trolls here going after Microsoft and their own store efforts.

Epic wants a slice of a big pie because it knows Fortnite will end one day. That's cool for Epic but I don't give a shit, I'm not a shareholder of Epic and I doubt anyone else here is either. Real competition is the ability to buy games on as many storefronts as possible, not partitioning off everything into separate launchers and storefronts as if this was fucking cable TV all over again. Even at its worst I could still buy Steam shit from other stores so as far as monopolies go, it was a pretty benign one and didn't seem to stop several competitors from popping up. Something tells me Tim Sweeney's version of the industry would be pretty fucking bad for me as a consumer and we have plenty of his own bullshit quotes to use as precedent.
 
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53. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 23:12 Mordhaus
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 16, 2019, 17:40:
Saboth wrote on May 16, 2019, 17:24:
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2019, 16:52:
StingingVelvet wrote on May 16, 2019, 16:24:
As a singleplayer only guy who runs Steam in offline mode with the in-game interface off, I literally couldn't care less what store I buy games from. Some nice deals here, especially on Outward and some pre-orders I was looking at. Will do some research. Very nice that the $10 off comes from Epic and not the devs/pubs.

You should care. Rewarding anti-consumer companies is bad for all of us. It's like saying you don't care you pollute.
They gotta get customers in the door. I don't like exclusivity, but if it helps them get on their feet, and they cut it out after they are established...
Exactly this.
They are going up against one of the biggest monopolies in the business.
There is no harm created by the short term exclusives and it is about the only way they can get a foot in the door.

snippet from https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1107671681517211649.html
"When a competing company goes out and builds a massive financial war chest, it's for one thing - and one thing only. Going to war in a highly competitive battleground.
In this case, the war is with Steam.
A war in which, by all accounts, they stand ZERO chance of EVER winning

This was never about beating Steam. It's about disrupting it enough to carve out a portion of a multi-billion Dollar industry. Starving Steam of content isn't going to kill it. In fact, it's akin to Disney pulling Marvel content off Netflix. They'll survive it.
But even as you ponder paying Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, DCU, CBS et al monthly subs to watch exclusive content, so too gamers are busy raging about having to install another game launcher. Because, you know, priorities and all that.
There is absolutely NOTHING unique about the Steam v EGS fiasco because that's how competition works. And no matter how many times Tim Sweeney has to go on the record outlining *precisely* what their goal is, very few care because of tribalism."

And thankfully for them, there will be tons of corporate shill apologists like you that will keep saying "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

From the beginning you have been so hard on their jock I'm surprised they haven't proposed to you. Epic is only concerned about life after fortnite, since it is pretty clear they can't create a game anymore without ripping off 99% of the concept from someone else (pubg). They care nothing about the consumer or the developers.

The developers don't care either, they just want to cause valve headaches so they can break people away to their stores where they can shovel overpriced DLC to the consumer without splitting costs with another store. They WANT exclusives, they want games as a 'service', or any other method of wringing the most profit from the least amount of content.

Steam and Valve are not innocent either, but at least they fostered a space for independent devs to get games widely seen that would have never had that opportunity without them. Epic has done nothing like that and, before you regurgitate your most common reprise of "EGS will do the same once they have enough money to build a proper store etc ad nauseum", I would be quite willing to wager they never will. In fact, I would also be willing to wager that once they do carve out a space for themselves they will raise the percentage they charge devs, using the excuse that they can't sustain egs and development of the store at the price percentage they originally offered.

tl;dr

You are just as bad as the steam fanbois, only you rep for EGS. If you can't see that, I don't know how to explain it to you.
 
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52. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 22:23 Avus
 
I am waiting for Steam sales....  
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51. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 20:37 Dev
 
I'm presuming Epic is subsidizing all of this $10 off sale.

Anyways, anything worth buying that's Epic exclusive? Got metro exodus with my graphics card. Going to buy Satisfactory (I didn't want to pay $30, but $20 is ok for me), I've liked the trailers. This will be my first purchase from Epic store.

I don't like all this crap they are pulling and I'd rather have stuff on steam, but if it's cheap enough, I might get a game or two here and there.

Edit: As someone else said, "thanks fortniters!" which is probably something like thanking all the kids in my city for spending their parents money.

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50. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 20:12 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 16, 2019, 16:20:
RedEye9 wrote on May 16, 2019, 11:46:
Timmeh wrote on May 16, 2019, 11:38:
yeah so... i signed up.

i love unreal Tournament.. gotta support epic.

I also bought Heavy Rain and John Wick Hex...

What can i say.
Sounds to me like a different color store front does not matter to you.
My local Bodega was painted Egg Shell, when they repainted it 7 years ago they changed the color to Off White and I quit going there for several days. And now just recently they changed the exterior color to Ivory. eff those guys

But at least they had the infrastructure in place to paint it "Egg Shell." Epic is not in any position to paint their store "Egg Shell" until they get their walls up, and have running water and power. You know, a minimum viable store.

There is one thing they have: a cash register.
 
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49. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 16, 2019, 19:12 FloorPie
 
Meh. TLDR:


A sale lasting almost a month with 4 or so free games is a bit telling on how well Epic is doing. I'd care less about the various problems of the Epic half assed store if there was price competition and exclusives that lasted no more than 6 months and few if any complaints about their security controls protecting your account and card info. I mean some of their exclusives make no sense to buy there, namely the ubisoft ones.


Of the two Epic only games I'm interested in, the prices are ok. Satisfactory is only $10 off and that really just covers the extra costs of using a prepaid visa card with admin fee. I suppose I could risk paypal. I sure as hell don't trust Epic's Store with my card for security reasons. I'm also only really considering that game because I had 50+ hours of time in the alpha test over 4 months.

Genesis Alpha One seems like a great deal at $9.89. Though that is a hefty discount after 4 or so months. Glad I didn't buy into that one. Gotta get more people buying I guess. That is single player only and from let's play/streaming impressions it still needs some work. I'd much rather buy it DRM free on GOG than even steam. Steam would only be worth it if it has workshop/mod support. Epic? Hah. Only if truly desperate to play it and the 66% discount.

The new Subnautica stand alone game in EA is 9.99 which was the standard sale price for the orignal game for years during steam sales. No real benefit there other than you don't have to wait another 5 weeks for Steam's summer sale.


Also, I guess Rime is a good game but it never really interested me. I've also had the ps4 copy for free since last year via PS Plus and free on GOG for 6 months? I honestly forget when I got it for free there. But yay, more free games I likely won't play.

I wonder what has happened to Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. I thought they were due to release in early winter this year.
 
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