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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 goes free on Steam "for a limited time"

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The first episode of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode went free last month, which was a good bit of news tempered somewhat by the qualifier that it was for Windows 10 only, and exclusively available from the Microsoft store. If that put you off giving it a shot (or if you don't happen to be running Windows 10), then you'll be happy to know that you can now get it for the same price of "free" from Steam

Minecraft: Story Mode is about a cubical chap named Jesse, who makes a dreadful discovery while visiting EnderCon with his friends. Now they must travel "across the over-world, through the Nether, to The End, and beyond" to track down the fabled Order of the Stone—the world's last hope. 

It sounds exciting, although truth be told we didn't care too much for the first episode. Steam reviews for the full season (there are eight episodes in all) are "mostly positive," though, and the price is certainly right. The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode will be free on Steam "for a limited time," though there's no indication as to when the offer will expire. Better grab it while you can.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.