Monday, 10 December, 2018

Epic Games is bringing their own gaming storefront to Android

‘Hades’ Is The Latest Isometric Action Game From Supergiant Supergiant Games Announces Hades, Available Now In Early Access On The Epic Games Store
Sandy Mccarthy | 08 December, 2018, 07:02

THQ Nordic's Darksiders III (already out on Steam) is on the way, and Supergiant Games' hack-and-slashy Hades is available in early access.

It appears that the Store is only available for Windows for now; the download link offers a Windows version when you click on it.

If they can persuade those triple-A publishers who haven't yet begun publishing PC titles on their own stores, like Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Microsoft, then the outlook for Steam may be worse than anyone could have imagined just a short while ago. And if they're using Epic Games' Unreal Engine, they can even waive the usual 5% royalty Epic requires them to pay. The first two games slated to be free on the Epic Games Store are Subnautica and Super Meat Boy from December 14 to December 27 and December 28 to January 10 respectively. At its most popular, about 8 million people were playing the game at one time.

All three are new games.

To be clear, these are games you'd normally have to pay for that Epic is giving away free.

Far Cry: New Dawn revealed; headed to PS4, PC and Xbox One
Considering that we've seen Far Cry 4 in November 2014, Far Cry Primal in February 2016, and Far Cry 5 in March 2018. Montana's once-charred land has now blossomed, bathing New Dawn's landscape in a strikingly bright colour palette.

What's more is, it will be available to "additional games and other open platforms throughout 2019".

A friends system is supported, however. "More importantly, we think what we can build while taking your feedback into account will be much better than if we were to work in relative secrecy until it was done". This is not too dissimilar to EA making select games free on its Origin store.

Epic Games has enough pull thanks to Fortnite being the game right now.

Now You: Will you install the Epic Games Store on your devices? Epic employee Sergey Gaylonkin has stated that his time gathering data as SteamSpy has proven useful in designing the store, enabling the company to eventually "give developers way more information about their games than SteamSpy ever could".

Recommended

Nissan GT-R50 confirmed for production Nissan GT-R50 confirmed for production The GT-R50 started life as a NISMO version of the GT-R and as a means for Nissan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the model. Nissan announced Friday that orders for its exotic GT-R50 by Italdesign , limited to 50 units, are now open.

'Crash Team Racing' Remaster Confirmed And Release Date Announced 'Crash Team Racing' Remaster Confirmed And Release Date Announced The standard edition doesn't have any fancy collectibles or digital pack-ins, but the game is all you really need anyway. And there's a pretty good chance we could see Beenox add new levels down the road, though DLC hasn't been confirmed yet.

Obsidian's new RPG called Outer Worlds, set in new IP Obsidian's new RPG called Outer Worlds, set in new IP The Outer Worlds debuted in a trailer at the Game Awards tonight, a week after Obsidian teased its new project . Exploring the far reaches of space, you'll encounter different factions, all of which are competing for power.

Manchester City nearing £6m signing of U.S. goalkeeper Zach Steffen Manchester City nearing £6m signing of U.S.  goalkeeper Zach Steffen Manchester City are close to signing Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew . He endured an unhappy stint at Freiburg, leaving the German club after a year and a half to sign with the Crew.

Cavs trade George Hill to Bucks for Dellavedova, Henson, picks Cavs trade George Hill to Bucks for Dellavedova, Henson, picks Dekker's short stint in Cleveland ends after nine games, where he averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest. Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal.

Sara Ali Khan`s Kedarnath to not release in Uttarakhand? Sara Ali Khan`s Kedarnath to not release in Uttarakhand? Kedarnath stars Sara Ali Khan opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput , who wasn't photographed at the screening. Jabalpur: Hindu Sena activists stage a protest against the film Kedarnath at south Avenue mall.

Aston's EV conversion preserves heritage (and the planet) Aston's EV conversion preserves heritage (and the planet) Aston Martin will use the same battery electric technology that will soon appear in their first all-electric model, the Rapide E. While the vehicle is just a concept, Aston Martin Works will begin offering heritage EV conversions in the near future.

New Jeep Wrangler Disappoints With 1 Star In Europe NCAP Crash Tests New Jeep Wrangler Disappoints With 1 Star In Europe NCAP Crash Tests Euro NCAP says that a seatbelt reminder and a simple driver-set speed limiter in the Wrangler lags far behind its competitors. Child protection was rated at 69 per cent, although points were lost for marginal head protection in the lateral crash test .

A key Eagles D-lineman's status for Cowboys game up in air A key Eagles D-lineman's status for Cowboys game up in air This game was already going to be a huge one for both teams, but now there's been some extra fuel added to the fire. Our confidence level is high as a team. "I'm not too anxious about", he said.

Ex-NBAer Fisher hired to coach WNBA’s Sparks Ex-NBAer Fisher hired to coach WNBA’s Sparks It's a bit surprising that the Sparks are bringing in a guy with a checkered past and a brutal win-loss record as a head coach. The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Derek Fisher as head coach, the team announced Wednesday.

SpaceX suffers 'bummer' landing as rocket's first-stage booster crashes on re-entry SpaceX suffers 'bummer' landing as rocket's first-stage booster crashes on re-entry The International Space Station now has six crewmembers; three arrived Monday (Dec. 3), and three have been there since June. SpaceX was scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 carrying the supplies on Tuesday but delayed the launch until Wednesday.

Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree The pulmonary surgeon caring for the 36-year-old told The Atlantic the patient then needed further care. A man who went into the hospital with heart problems ended up literally coughing up a lung.

Sounds of Mars: NASA's InSight Senses Martian Wind Sounds of Mars: NASA's InSight Senses Martian Wind Because wind gusts can trick the seismometer, the lander is equipped with an air pressure sensor to isolate that background noise. But the scientists warned not to get too attached to these recordings, because they won't last long.

Online Action RPG 'Dauntless' Coming to Xbox One in April 2019 Online Action RPG 'Dauntless' Coming to Xbox One in April 2019 The studio notes that it's their goal to provide "seamless cross-platform play, progression and account management across all platforms, worldwide".

Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Rate Is Much Higher Compared To Past Centuries Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Rate Is Much Higher Compared To Past Centuries Greenland experiences seasonal melt during the warm summer days, and at low elevations, the melting is more intense. This frozen meltwater creates distinct ice bands that pile up over years to form layers of densely packed ice.