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Minecraft: Story Mode's first episode is now free

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Telltale and Micrsoft have made the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode available for free, providing that a) you have Windows 10, and b) you download it from Microsoft's store (opens in new tab). This comes a month or so after the release of the final (for real) part of Telltale's episodic Minecraft adventure, which was originally going to be in five parts, but eventually ballooned to eight, with the addition of three bonus chapters.

All of which means there's a 'complete' version (opens in new tab) of Minecraft: Story Mode available that is not complete, and a 'complete' version (opens in new tab) that is. So be wary if you intend to buy the whole thing.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.