/ has a „mega sale“ like around christmas they give out respawning 10€ coupons on every game at or above 14.99€
so they sell:
witcher 3 goty 4.99€
far cry 5 4.99€
Assassins Creed Odysee 9.79€
oh and they are giving out GTA V for free
damn. that‘s a sale indeed.
Epic games is awesome , I think I have 80+ free games on there now, dont understand the hate for them at all.
Oh, where to begin on this one?
A lot of people do not like that they (Epic) are buying up games from 3rd party companies to make those 3rd party games exclusive to their store for the PC platform for a certain amount of time (it's often been 6 months to a year or so - see Metro Exodus, Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw, Hades, Borderlands 3, etc etc).
On a platform like PC, where often 3rd party games aren't locked to a specific platform - yeah, that stinks. Not much choice for the consumer - as there's really nobody else to top other's prices; and you just really can't pick to buy a game upon release on your favorite game-store (like say Steam, GOG, Origin, whatever). Up to Epic and dev's/pub's, if they want to ofter up good deals to the consumer.
PC Gamers often expect often 1st party games (i.e. EA owned companies exclusive to Origin, Microsoft games often exclusive to W10 Store/Xbox for PC Platform) to be exclusive on their own store - but not 3rd party stuff.
For games exclusive on Epic Store, it's often Epic Store...or bust, even if it's just for a short time. Often, that can cause higher prices and prices might last longer at those prices, while exclusive somewhere.
One of the great things about games using Steam was - well, you could get a Steam-version almost anywhere from a 3rd party reseller like GMG, Gamersgate, Fanatical, Amazon, Retail store, Humble, etc etc. Just find the cheapest or best price from somewhere, as all of those guys would be battling it out.
One of the few places offering keys from games exclusive on Epic right now is Humble Store.
Also, a lot of people do not like that Epic's platform is just not as feature-rich as Steam - it doesn't really have Community, User Reviews, User Guides, User Forums, and stuff of that sort.
GOG Galaxy is much better than Epic's platform. Epic's platform is very basic, without many features at all.
I cannot knock Epic though for offering good deals by having their regenerating $10 off coupons; also giving away free games like crazy to consumers (and likely paying dev's/pub's a lot of $ to get a freebie - i.e. look at GTA5 for free, that could not have been cheap); and giving dev's/pub's a much better cut (12% cut Epic takes and then there can be other bonuses if you use their Unreal Engine) than Steam would likely offer (about 30%, Steam supposedly takes).