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    Epic Games isn't stopping their trend of giving games away anytime soon, going by what they have on offer for next week. Star Wars: Battlefront II's Celebration Edition is set to be the latest giveaway game on Epic's launcher, starting later this month. EA and DICE's 2017 shooter has been under much controversy and criticism since even before launch, due to the game's lootbox mechanics, which were removed and later refined to not impact gameplay. You can grab the game when it becomes available for free on January 14th.

    Currently, Crying Suns is the free game on tap from Epic--a tactical roguelite game that considers itself as "FTL meets Dune". It's normally priced at $24.99, and can be gotten for free until January 14th.

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  3. Flame

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    Epic You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy E.A, not join them. bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness.
     
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    Time to make an EGS account, get the game, and not play it because I can't run it on my PC :yay:
     
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    If only it were the good Battlefront II. :(
     
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    F2P for realsies, woot! I didn't want to have to pay for PSN to play this online.
     
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    It's only $9.99 on Steam (was on sale at $3.49 not too long ago I think) as well as gog
     
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    This version apparently offers the Single Player and Fake Multiplayer (sorta like CS with bots).

    You should have made one about two years ago. They've been giving away a ton of quality games.
     
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    The game is actually not that hard to run. I have a laptop with an low tier MX250 and the game runs fine at decent settings (medium 900p with antialiasing).
    As someone who grew up with the og battlefront 2, this game can be very fun and challenging. The supremecy mode is a really good callback if thats the stuff you're looking for.

    I feel like people forget that the p2w loot boxes were removed before the game fully released and was only in the game for a few days for EA access players
     
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    Free trash!
     
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    How about i5-3210M, 8GB RAM, HDD, and no graphics card?
     
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    Nah; don't support a barebones service that, last I heard, lacked something as simple as a shopping cart. And has a history of buying exclusivity, on a platform that reviles such practices.
     
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    I'm sure my Xeon E5-1620 32 gb ram and 8gb RX 580 (might) handle I hope it doesn't get nearly as bad as when they gave away GTA V
     
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    Damn they missed a real opportunity not naming EGS the "Free Trash Store" instead.
     
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    im offended
     
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    Dang, yeah it probably wouldn't even let you install. Having a dedicated graphics card makes a world of difference.
     
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    Yo! Im looking forward to this free game. I uninstalled the Call of Duty shit like 2 weeks ago waste of space barely playing it.
     
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    Does it require origin?
     
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    Don't see anywhere that it will have gimped features. Source?
     
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    well a free game is a free game tho, you never know what the future brings v:
     
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    Highly unlikely that they would put effort into locking off parts of the game as it is discontinued, I couldn't find anywhere saying so either. Might have gotten confused by the Celebration Edition branding
    The Celebration Edition includes the base game plus all of the "paid" dlc cosmetics. The only cosmetics locked are pre order bonuses, challenges, or easter eggs. (Source: I own the celebration edition)
     
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