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    The Epic Games Store continues to give out free games to entice users to its platform, and this time, they've got a pretty big game to offer. Grand Theft Auto V is going to be available for free, starting May 14th. You'll have until May 21st to add the game to your account, and you'll get to keep it forever once you do so.

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    UPDATE: It appears the Tweet was not meant to go up quite yet, as it has now been removed from the official Twitter account.

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  3. Shadow#1

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    Tweet link does not work
     
  4. Chary

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    They apparently took down the Tweet right as I was writing the thread.

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    Here's a screencap before they removed the post.
     
  5. Memoir

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    Just checked the date.. Oof. Still, not a bad grab for free.
     
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    Tweet gone, game was never up, it goes live tomorrow, at about ~12 hours from this post.
     
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    I'd get it if it WASN'T EPIC ONLY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
     
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    You can shove it into Launchbox or GoG Galaxy and not have to deal with seeing Epic's stuff, if you're really into playing legit copies of free games from wacky launchers. At least it's not Twitch's launcher?
     
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    Wasn't a fan of it on PS4, or even the series in general, but I'll claim it because it's free, and might give the online another go.
     
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    GTA was fun, when I had people to play with. Going in random servers was a mess. Hackers doing dumb things, like stealing your money or killing everyone.. Just cuz.
     
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    +1 for GOG Galaxy, I've been linking all my libraries through there and it has honestly been a dream.
    I just hope it eventually gets a controller wrapper like Steam's.
     
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    Epic games consistently gives out better games than PS Plus. Gonna have to start calling Sony out on that.
     
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    Can't even find it on the site or app what gives?
     
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    To make an account for them is to give them one more account to say "We're as big or bigger than Steam".

    I refuse to give them that sort of info to use to claim they're better than steam. I want the damn service to die already or to massively 180.
     
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    I mean, I'm all in for this.
     
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    It will never go away
     
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    I’m past the point of caring. They can hype themselves up however much they want—who cares? If people are registering for free games and not buying anything, it’s just bragging rights on the internet for Epic. As if they don’t flaunt their brand enough.

    Everyone already has their own launcher. Twitch, uPlay, Origin, Rockstar, Epic. Why be bothered by Epic jumping on an existing bandwagon when the games come to Steam eventually.

    It’d be nice if they could actually add more features but really, they probably will thrive just fine without them because they can do anything with their Fortnite funds. It’s just one less game I have to pirate.
     
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    How can I get epic on my xbox360?
     
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    Doesn't work like that, man.
    That sums up my state of mind, really.
     
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    Yeah i guess their tweet scheduler malfunctioned or someone programmed it in incorrectly. Either way the biggest franchise game they have given away this year so far.
     
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