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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is FREE on Steam from 03-07th November, go grab it! :eek:
Bought it just two weeks ago in the HumbleBundle bundle, ehh. But incl. DLC packs & the first game.

 
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I've never played free games for PC. What's the quality like with the UI on these? Call me old fashioned but I believe if you pay for a game, you should get decent quality with UI (that is NO bugs for PC) & overall balanced gameplay. Are these games that devs put out to "test" the market with gaming ideas?
 
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I've never played free games for PC. What's the quality like with the UI on these? Call me old fashioned but I believe if you pay for a game, you should get decent quality with UI (that is NO bugs for PC) & overall balanced gameplay. Are these games that devs put out to "test" the market with gaming ideas?
Nope! Most of these games are full fledged "regular" games, like GTA V etc
 
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I've never played free games for PC. What's the quality like with the UI on these? Call me old fashioned but I believe if you pay for a game, you should get decent quality with UI (that is NO bugs for PC) & overall balanced gameplay. Are these games that devs put out to "test" the market with gaming ideas?
I am really intrigue to know where you read/hear that kind of stuff, that free games are somehow cut down versions of the payed games.
 
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I've never played free games for PC. What's the quality like with the UI on these? Call me old fashioned but I believe if you pay for a game, you should get decent quality with UI (that is NO bugs for PC) & overall balanced gameplay. Are these games that devs put out to "test" the market with gaming ideas?
They are just normal games, somethimes the base game only, others with some dlcs or even all dlcs, just get and have fun
 
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I've never played free games for PC. What's the quality like with the UI on these? Call me old fashioned but I believe if you pay for a game, you should get decent quality with UI (that is NO bugs for PC) & overall balanced gameplay. Are these games that devs put out to "test" the market with gaming ideas?

There are "Free2Play" games where they make the money by selling skins. And "Pay2Win" games where you have to buy stuff to get ahead. And sometimes they give away the base game to profit from DLC sales. Also they often give away a older game when a newer one comes out, for promotion.

"Epic Games" (40% owned by Chinese "Tencent") on the other hand is a special case. They give away weekly full price titles, in order to attract and build a new customer base. It's pretty costly, but thanks to Chinese sponsorship they don't have to worry about money, their goal is to take over the gaming market. Like all the other businesses they take over. :shadedshu: The world is not enough.
 
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There is no such thing as a "free lunch".

Indeed, we had to install a "launcher" to have those games, and I think it was the price.
 
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Indeed, we had to install a "launcher" to have those games, and I think it was the price.
yep and a certain "Launcher" netted me 126 games free and quite more than a few worthy AAA in them including Troy : A Total War Saga at launch day, Nioh, A Plague Tale : Innocence, Elite : Dangerous, Control and multiple other (even tho i had a some of them already on STEAM (bought).

so, even tho they are, just a bit less than, half "owned" by Tencent and they gather my personal informations (good luck with that ... it's just a mail ... and not even my most used :D not that i care anyway. ) and "made" me buy 3 games (Werewolf, Remnant from the Ashes and Horizon : Zero Dawn ) the tradeoff is at my advantage i'd say ... (plus they integrally refunded all my ingame purchase made for Paragon when they cancelled the game ... )

There is no such thing as a "free lunch".
not totally right and for games well, out of the free i got on all platform confounded are mostly complete games, sometime not even 1 day old after launch (see above) and a few "base games" which also had a few free DLC to go with ... and if i liked the game enough i would buy expansion DLC (less than 10$ most of the time ) or buy nothing in case of a game with only cosmetics DLC :laugh:

well if GoG did the same ... i would not say no to that ...

talking about GoG, 2 free games i liked recently :

and
which is awfully similar ro Redout, which iself is a tribute to Wipeout, i got free on Epic (enhanced edition with some DLC, the other race map expansion are priced between 4 and 5$ )
 
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Hi,
Flashout 3D about the best "free" gog game I've seen here so far.
 

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In GOG, every time you claim a free game that is part of special promotion, GOG signs you up to their newsletter.
Losing the point here, gentlefolk. Free games, post them, short discussions directly related acceptable; diatribes regarding providers need their own thread.
 
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i was about to order it from a etailer @23.90chf in promotion (roughly 50% of the full price ... ) glad i didn't :laugh: , free is always better than 50% promotion :D
 
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