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If somehow you’ve missed out on multiple chances to get Watch Dogs 2 before, you’ve got one whole week and no one else to blame as the game is free on the Epic Games Store along with Football Manager 2020 and Stick it to the Man!

It’s quite simple really, and you don’t have to jump through hoops to get it. Just simple head on over to the Epic Games Store, create an account or log in if you already have one, and claim them to own forever.

That’s it. That’s the news.

Get on over to the Epic Games Store before September 24 before the offer expires!

Following the initial reveal back in July, Developers Psyonix have announced that Rocket League will be going free-to-play on September 23 across all platforms like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The official announcement highlights a string of updates that start on September 16 and when it fully transitions to free-to-play, PS4 and Nintendo Switch owners will not need a subscription to PS Plus or Nintendo Switch Online to play the game.

The free-to-play update will include cross-platform progression along with revamping and improving various features like Tournaments and Challenges.

Existing players and anyone who will purchase the title before going free-to-play will be awarded with ‘Legacy’ status, which will include the following:

  • All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
  • “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
  • 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
  • Golden Cosmos Boost
  • Dieci-Oro Wheels
  • Huntress Player Banner

September 23 also marks the date when Rocket League will make its way to the Epic Games Store and in celebration, you’ll receive a $10 Epic Games Store coupon along with 2 in-game items if you add the game to your library between September 23 until October 23.

Whether or not that PlayStation Access video had anything to do with it, Crysis now has official launch date scheduled for September 18.

As announced by Crytek, the 2007 classic will be making its grand entrance in a month’s time, bringing with it “several enhancements that deliver a major visual upgrade, including high-quality textures up to 8K, HDR support, temporal anti-aliasing, Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), Global Illumination (SVOGI), state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, Screen Space Reflections and Shadows (SSR and SSS), new and updated particle effects, and more.”

That’s a LOT of S’s that our current gen systems may cry about if the meme still holds true.

Along with the announcement is a tech trailer that showcases the improvements they’ve made, presumably over the fan feedback they received from the leaked trailers a while back. Honestly, it’s looking pretty impressive from a graphical standpoint.

Crysis Remastered will launch on September 18 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store and will set you back for $29.99 or around PHP1,500.

Hitman 3 will be closing the Agent 47 Trilogy when it launches in January next year and PC players will have to continue the journey on the Epic Games Store, for 12 months, as IO interactive strikes an exclusivity deal for PC players.

As announced by IO Interactive, the deal with Epic has allowed them “the freedom to create HITMAN 3 exactly as we imagined and self-publish the game to our players directly.”

Along with the announcement, a new location called Dartmoon, England has been unveiled and will take players to a “historical part of England known for its grassy meadows, rocky hilltops, winding rivers and dense wetlands.”

Dartmoor, England will present players with an interesting proposition, by giving players the change to “take on the role of detective to solve a murder and eliminate your target, whereas prior you only had to think of ways to eliminate your target.

Hitman 2 players on PC will get to transfer their Steam progress into Hitman 3 on the Epic Games Store should they choose to do so, due to the exclusivity deal. Locations from Hitman 1 and 2 can also be transferred as well.

Hitman 3 will be available in January 2021 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and PC.

Rocket League, the popular vehicular soccer game, will be going free-to-play later in the Summer as announced by developers Psyonix themselves via the Rocket League blog site. With the announcement, the game will make its way to the Epic Games Store and will no longer be available on Steam but will still be able to launch the game through Steam if you already own it.

The free-to-play update will include cross-platform progression along with revamping and improving various features like Tournaments and Challenges.

Existing players and anyone who will purchase the title before going free-to-play will be awarded with ‘Legacy’ status, which will include the following:

  • All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
  • “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
  • 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
  • Golden Cosmos Boost
  • Dieci-Oro Wheels
  • Huntress Player Banner

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, you can check out the official Rocket League free-to-play page.

Rocket League is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Coming from a week that saw 3 free games, we’re back to 1 this week but it’s as good a game as any out there if you’re looking for one that can be a real time sink.

The Epic Games Store is giving away Torchlight II this week and as always, it’s free to use forever once you redeem it.

All you have to do is to create an Epic Games Store account and… That’s actually all there is to it! You can redeem your free game HERE.

The offer only lasts until July 23 at 11PM so don’t forget to snag this free game before the offer expires!

Once slated as an expansion to the original game from 2016, Superhot: Mind Control Delete is now scheduled for release on July 16 as a full standalone title and the Superhot team is awesome enough to give it our for free if you own the original game.

Well, to be clear, if you ‘bought’ the original game.

According to the Superhot Website, if you purchased the original game before July 16 from any of the platforms the game is available on (Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Epic Games Store, Origin, or GOG), then you are qualified for a free copy.

Basically, if you purchased SUPERHOT for one of the supported platforms and paid money for it at any time before the 16th of July 2020, then you’re probably a fantastic human being and you’re eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. How you acquire your free copy varies from platform to platform – see details below.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete, which was originally an expansion to 2016’s Superhot but grew into a stand-alone game, now has a release date: It will launch July 16, developer Superhot Team announced Thursday. Anybody who bought the original game — that is, spent money on Superhot, rather than got it via a giveaway like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games With Gold — will get the follow-up for free.

If you acquired your copy via giveaways like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games with Gold or Game Pass, then unfortunately you’re out of luck.

Mind Control Delete will feature the following:

Much bigger than its predecessors, MCD immerses you in its world for days of increasingly explosive slow-motion combat.

More mechanics at your disposal than ever before. Experiment with different play styles, different character builds, different ways to outsmart and dominate your enemies.

More power to accumulate as you progress through the game. Amass skills, hacks, special techniques to conquer waves of ever more dangerous enemies. 

More characters for you to control and for your enemies to throw at you. Test your arsenal of tricks and weapons against increasingly deadlier, smarter foes.

More polish applied over nearly four years of Early Access development.

No price point has been set yet for this standalone title but if you want to get it for free, now is the time to do so as the original Superhot game is on sale for only $10, or around PHP500.

Another week, another free game from Epic. In the case of this week, how about 3 free games?

From Ark Survival Evolved to Overcooked and this time, get your fill of Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet, and The Escapists 2 for the low price of free.

All you have to do to claim these titles is to have an account at the Epic Games Store and start claiming these before the sale period ends on July 16. For the unfamiliar, check out the overview of the games below:

Killing Floor 2
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe after it has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by rogue elements of the Horzine Corporation. 6-player Co-Op & 12-player VS Zed-slaughtering mayhem.

Lifeless Planet
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon…

The Escapists 2
Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet! You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while engineering your bid for freedom!

Next week, treat yourself to another free game as Torchlight 2 goes free!

Guerrilla Games have announced that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be launching on the PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on August 7 and will retail for $49.99. Local pricing as per Steam sets it at PHP999.95.

You can check out the trailer below:

The PC version will have ultra-wide support, unlocked frame rates, and much more. Here is an overview as seen on Steam:

Experience Aloy’s entire legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a world ruled by deadly Machines.

An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future.


Unleash devastating, tactical attacks against unique Machines and rival tribes as you explore an open world teeming with wildlife and danger.


Horizon Zero Dawn™ is a multi-award-winning action role-playing game – and this Complete Edition for PC includes the huge expansion The Frozen Wilds, featuring new lands, skills, weapons and Machines.


Includes:
• Horizon Zero Dawn
• The Frozen Wilds expansion
• Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
• Carja Trader Pack
• Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
• Banuk Traveller Pack
• Nora Keeper Pack
• Digital art book

Can your PC handle Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition? You can view the spec requirements below:

MINIMUM:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bits

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 100 GB available space


RECOMMENDED:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bits

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 100 GB available space

After an unfortunate delay which would have seen the release of the game today, No Straight Roads has a new confirmed release date and it is now scheduled for August 25.

You can check out the new trailer called “BitSummit Gaiden” below:

Metronomik co-founder Daim Dziauddin shared his gratitude to everyone, saying “As a huge thank you to our loyal fans who have waited for No Straight Roads, we’ve made a playable demo available today which will give everyone an idea of what to expect with our beloved game.”

A demo of the game is now available via the Epic Games Store which you can download for free. On release, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will enjoy a physical standard and collector’s edition while Switch physical editions will follow suit.

Below is an overview of the game as can be seen from the Epic Games Store:

About

Take back Vinyl City—with rock! Embark on a music-based action adventure as indie rock band members Mayday and Zuke and lead a musical revolution against EDM empire No Straight Roads. After being unfairly rejected in their audition to join No Straight Roads, Mayday and Zuke uncover the evil intentions behind the NSR empire. It’s now down to them to save their city from corruption. Enjoy fast and frenetic combat with a musical twist as these two aspiring rock artists fight back with the power of music!

Key Features

A unique music-based action-adventure game that puts music and sound at the heart of the gameplay.

Music is power! Fight an evil empire and lead the musical revolution to take back control of Vinyl City.

Two playable characters, Mayday and Zuke, each with their own music-based weapons and attacks.

An action-adventure with a musical twist. Players can attack, jump and move freely while enemies attack to the beat of the music.

Change the world—with music! Harness the power of music to transform props into weapons and shift between rock & EDM in a seamless and dynamic manner.

Experience eight extraordinary levels inspired by different genres of music.

Defeat giant, memorable bosses with unique personalities.

An energetic soundtrack filled with awesome music.

Upgrade your skill tree to improve your abilities & defeat NSR.

No Straight Roads will release on August 25 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

During EA Play, the promised Star Wars: Squadrons first look at gameplay has been revealed and it is looking to be every inch as epic as we were expecting it. It will be featuring a single player campaign, several multiplayer modes, and perhaps the most exciting of all, fleet battles!

Take a look at the gameplay trailer below. It’s looking real nice!

Here is the overview of the game:

ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5 vs. 5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.

MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.

GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation®4 and PC.

THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.

Star Wars: Squadrons is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through Steam and Origin on October 2.

As if the initial Outlast games were not scary enough, now you get to take along a couple of buddies along to join in on the fun when it releases via Steam and the Epic Games Store next year.

Dubbed as The Outlast Trials, developer Red Barrels have announced that their latest entry in the series will focus on multiplayer, allowing for a 4 player survival experience. You can view the teaser trailer below:

The Outlast Trials will not serve as a direct sequel to the previous games but will still exist in the same universe. You can check out the overview of the game below:

Set in the era of the Cold War, human guinea pigs are involuntarily recruited by the good folks at the Murkoff Corporation to test advanced methods of brainwashing and mind control. In a world of distrust, fear, and violence, your morals will be challenged, your endurance tested, and your sanity crushed. All in the name of progress, science, and profit. Red Barrels invites you to experience mind-numbing terror, this time with friends.

Work together and maybe you’ll survive The Outlast Trials. It’s always better to shit your pants in good company.

The Outlast Trials is scheduled to release for the PC via Steam and Epic Games in 2021, no specific launch date has been provided.

Last week saw Overcooked as your free offering from the Epic Games Store and this week, Ark Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection take center stage as your free games.

The promo is already ongoing and until June 18, you can get both of these games for free! Just head on over to the Epic Games Store and claim them before they’re gone.

Ark Survival Evolved will test your island survival skills as you find a way to “survive, dominate… and escape!”

Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection brings together 6 titles (and a bonus mystery game) in a bundle that SamSho fans wouldn’t want to miss.

For next week, Pathway and The Escapists 2 will take over as your free games.

After a 3 week whirlwind that saw Grand Theft Auto V, Civilization VI, and Borderlands The Handsome Collection given away for free, the Epic Games Store slows down a tiny bit this week, offering Overcooked as their next free game.

Overcooked is the zany coop game that is known to mess up some relationships and friendships here and there and now, you can get it for free!

Check out the trailer below:

To avail of this special offer, head on over to the Epic Games Store and simply create an account and you’ll be able to redeem the game for free. But hurry, the promotion is only valid until June 11.

As with the recent weeks, the next mystery game is still unknown so we’ll have to wait and see what Epic has in store for us next week.

Creative Assembly and Sega have announced through the Total War Blog that A Total War Saga: Troy will be… wait for it… FREE for the first 24 hours when it releases on August 13.

The catch? There is no catch… Well, it’ll be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for 1 year before launching elsewhere. After the 24 hour period, the game will revert to it’s original price.

To accompany the announcement, a new trailer was unveiled as well:

It was clarified that this Epic exclusivity deal is for Troy specifically and there are “no plans for future games to be Epic exclusives.”, citing the objective to “reach new audiences and have as many people as possible experiencing the thrill of Total War for themselves.”

Below is an overview of the game as seen from the Epic Games Store page:

  • Dive into Greek Myth – Inspired by The Iliad—Homer’s sweeping tale of romance and bloodshed—A Total War Saga: TROY focuses on the historical flashpoint of the Trojan War, bringing the conflict to life as never before.
  • Experience the Trojan War – TROY explores this legendary conflict from both the Greek and Trojan perspectives, peeling back the layers of myth and legend to reveal the realities that may have inspired them.
  • Choose Your Hero – Fight to save or conquer the kingdom of Troy as one of eight iconic heroes, including the infamous warrior Achilles, noble protector Hector, wayward prince Paris and vengeful king Menelaus.
  • Build a Bronze Age Empire – Through Total War’s blend of grand, turn-based empire management and spectacular real-time battles, your actions can turn the tide of the war. Build your empire through strategy, statecraft, diplomacy and all-out war, as you conquer this vast and striking recreation of the Bronze Age Mediterranean.
  • Fight Alongside Mythic Units – Inspired by the famed creatures of Greek myth, you can call mythic units to your aid in the heat of battle, including fighters that resemble the Minotaur, the Cyclops, Giants and Centaurs.