Grand Theft Auto V is absolutely free on the Epic Games Store

Will be free until May 21



Image source: Rockstar Games

For most gamers out there, the pandemic has caused a huge amount of free time to spend on new games and old backlogs. However, as the global lockdowns continue, the same games are starting to get boring. Gamers are starting to look for more ways to fill their thirst for new games.

Today, the Epic Games Store has launched one of its biggest giveaways to date. From today until May 21, gamers can pick up Rockstar Games’ 2013 hit Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition for absolutely free. Anyone who gets the game during this period can play even after the May 21 deadline.

Despite being almost seven years old, Grand Theft Auto V remains a stalwart of modern-day gaming. Grand Theft Auto Online, the game’s online mode, is still vastly populated by dedicated gamers and role-players on Twitch. Likewise, the single-player mode is still one of the tightest experiences in the iconic crime series.

As part of its efforts to draw gamers to the platform, the Epic Games Store offers a different game for free every week. Since starting this initiative, the platform has offered notable games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Just Cause 4, and Kingdom Come Deliverance. Despite the prestigious list, Grand Theft Auto V is still one of the biggest titles to be offered in the store.

However, though it’s free until next week, you might want to wait a while before picking it up. Because of the giveaway’s massive popularity, the Epic Games Store is currently experiencing a lot of traffic, causing lags and errors. At the time of this writing, Epic is still working on a fix for the traffic.

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PlayStation 5 pre-order second batch in PH happening Jan 22

Another 5-minute window



You’ve been waiting for this, haven’t you? The second batch of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 in the Philippines is officially happening on January 22, 2021.

Just like the first batch, the pre-order period will happen for only five minutes from 2PM to 2:05PM. Participating retailers should still be the same. They are as follows:

  • iTech
  • Gameline
  • Metro Plaza
  • Abenson
  • Game One
  • GameXtreme

There were some pre-order blunders the first go round but here’s to hoping there won’t be a repeat of that.

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Animal Crossing is launching a ColourPop makeup collection

Featuring your favorite characters



Despite a full slate of exciting games last year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was one of the most influential games of 2020. The island life simulator allowed everyone stuck at home to connect with another despite the pandemic. However, even with the gameplay, the game is just so darn cute. If you wholeheartedly agree (and why wouldn’t you?), Nintendo is collaborating with ColourPop for an Animal Crossing-themed makeup collection.

In its announcement post on Twitter, Nintendo unveiled four color palettes in the collection. The forefront of the collection features Isabelle’s yellow complexion and her cute-as-a-button pink top. If you’re looking for something more inspired, Blathers and Celeste have their own color palette featuring combination of their colors. For the stylish, the Able Sisters shine in purple and lilac. If, however, you’re looking for capitalist chic, Tom Nook has his own palette featuring his cash-money green.

The Animal Crossing x ColourPop collection will launch on January 28. Though only four palettes were showcased, the collection might include further characters. Besides the main characters around your island, the game also has a wide variety of cute potential villagers.

SEE ALSO: Nintendo made five-fold profit thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition out now

Took them long enough!




Thanks to Ubisoft and their collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, you get to team up, fight for love and defeat the league of seven evil exes. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition celebrates its 10-year anniversary and includes Knives Chau and Wallace Wells downloadable content.

The game oozes inspiration from the iconic graphic novel series and 2010 Universal Pictures film. It sticks to the series’ humor and classic gameplay combo. You can even rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat ’em up game familiar to fans! And, if that wasn’t enough, the 8-bit animation by Paul Robertson, the critically acclaimed soundtrack from Anamanaguchi, and original cutscenes from Bryan Lee O’Malley will get to you.

You’ll need to team up with up to three friends locally or online, revive each other and share health and coins to defeat your enemies. And, you can compete with friends in mini-games of dodgeball, battle royale matches or cooperate in either boss rush or survival modes.

If you want the game, it’s out on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and Windows PC, as well as on Ubisoft+, the Ubisoft subscription service and Amazon Luna for $14.99. The game will also be playable on PS 5 and Xbox Series X|S via compatibility mode.

If you’re a huge fan of the classic series, there are pre-order Limited Editions of the Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition with exclusive merchandise and awesome features. Pre-orders for the physical and Limited Editions will be available for six weeks exclusively through

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