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 don’t 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 hasn’t launched yet. Should I cancel my pre-purchase and then buy it again to take advantage of the $10 discount?
No, you don’t 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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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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