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Obsidian Entertainment - Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny for free

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    Guess I’ll be playing Tyranny soon.... sweet!
     
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    Darn it, Dec 10 is when I'm scheduled to go back to work provided I test negative (I've had no symptoms and the exposure was the day before Thanksgiving. The following Monday two guys in the office called in sick and were positive). I'll have to get it that night but probably won't get to play until the weekend.
     
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    Before downloading I will value it against GoG. GoG is good at putting all the expansions on sale as well at some point. Does anyone know if Epic does the same with expansions?
     
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    Where does it say free, or the date? I just see "Coming soon".
     
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    They (PoE and Tyranny) are in the free game category.
     
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    The editions that will be offered for free for a week, starting the 10th, will be the Definitive Edition of PoE and the Gold Edition of Tyranny, so for both games the version with all expansions / DLC included.
     
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    That’s great news!
     
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    Not available yet. Wake up, you American people :-)
     
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    Update: The games are available now, Gold edition for Tyranny and Definitive Edition for Pillars of Eternity.

    Looks like Windows-only btw. Tried it on my Macbook Pro, not working.
     
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    Do these require using a company's app or launcher? Or does the game have to check in online every time you load it?

    I'm not familiar with Epic Games.
     
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    Epic has its own launcher.
     
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    Required?
     
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    haven’t checked it yet. Looks a lot like Steam, it’s possible there so it might. Why do you want to be sure? Does it matter?
    Internet says it should be possible but it’s no build in function, you might do some tweaking.
     
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    I don't see how to get the game without the launcher.
     
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    I don't want to use software that has to phone home.

    Thanks.
     
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    I know what you mean. I have the DVD version of X-com complete from Steam, but it insists on downloading the entire game when you try to install it, and I found I could not play it when the internet was down (what else am I going to do when I can't surf?). I can't figure out what the DVD is for as it downloaded 8gb.
    I did not realize it was the Steam version, and I see all the bad stuff about Steam was true.
     
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    I have Magic the Gathering Arena via Epic Games. There is a separate launcher for those who don’t want Epic involved. Not sure about hear 2 games.

    on Steam I have PoE. You can launch from the exe file instead of via Steam. It worked for me when I couldn’t launch direct from Steam.
     
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    I've never tried Steam, because of what I'd heard about their system. It helps that I'm playing very old games, and haven't tried anything very recent. Heck, I've still got games that require a CD to be inserted for play, though I get around that. I may have to look at it harder once I've caught up on the old stuff.
     
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    I guess after “purchasing” the games for free (I didn’t have to provide any information except an emailaddress when I created my account) the game is on your computer and you should be able to start it without the epic games launcher.

    same for steam-games, I can play DoS or Baldurs Gate 3 without starting steam. And else, internet is almost always up here. I don’t care, never experienced any problems. And they can know hoe much I play and how often my character dies :-) The alternative is to buy the games for 30 dollars each.
     
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