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Epic Games Store - the console war comes to PC

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ashen seems to be struggling. But Hades, the other one from the first wave of Epic exclusives, seems to fare better on Steam. Its current concurrent player number is 3,159 and still going up as of right now, comparable to the developer's previous (successful) games.

    Yeah, this is cheaper, gives a better deal ('buy Hades now and get Pyre for free!' vs. 'we also have $10 DLC'), gets better reviews (98% vs. 64%), and the developer has fans. Almost like a game is doing well on its own quality and marketing, regardless of the rage against certain platform and exclusive deals. (It also helps that Supergiant was pretty candid about the deal.)
     
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  2. V_K Arcane

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    IIRC, Hades was also only Epic exclusive during its "early access" period, which surely helped the matters PR-wise, both in terms of media attention and the player goodwill.
     
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  3. Fishy Educated

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    Yeah, Hades is slightly different, it still hasn't properly released anywhere. It's just that some people got the opportunity to pay to beta-test earlier than others.
     
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    It was a net that could turn things into salsa, Danny Glover had the disc blade with the alien metal which cut the threads and so managed to not get chunkified by it. Probably doubles as a screen for the camouflage tech.
     
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  5. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    It's worse than 'people are willing to wait a year,' it's 'if you go with exclusivity bullshit then people will shun your game completely until it hits a deep discount.' And that's precisely what is happening to Ashen.

    v Bitch, I am my own citation. You think sales are poor on Steam because everyone rushed to buy it on Epic? Get real.
     
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  6. Venser Savant

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    So 2GD's upcoming arena FPS Diabotical will be Epic exclusive

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Diabotical/comments/ean4yp/december_2019_update/
     
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  7. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    A dead on arrival (like all games in the genre these days) arena fps that will see a 0 player base months in with Fortnite style aesthetics. Epic really likes to throw money away on worthless projects.

    Epic is where failed games come to suckle some money before gracefully being forgotten.
     
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  8. abija Liturgist

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    Least they could do after not even trying with latest UT.
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well they sure have truckload of money, giving away $10 coupon to everyone. Applicable to eligible games of $14.99 or more, and expires on May 1st: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/holiday-sale-2019

    Also EGS dev update: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/egs-end-of-year-dev-update

    Reviews are coming! Critic reviews of course.
    Also wishlist is coming someday.

     
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  10. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    They got a shopping cart yet?
     
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  11. Dexter Arcane

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    Real forward-thinking, consumer-oriented development there, Epic.

    Tim Sweeney: "My work here is done."



     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
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  13. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Epic sucks, but for the first time I am tempted to pick up some games there due to that 10 usd coupon off. Some games for 5 bucks ain't bad.
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    is a scam made to encourage people to lose money on stupid things that they don't need.
     
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  15. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    They did a similar $10 off everything sale in the Summer and I got the cheap shit I'd want there like Operencia and Close to the Sun (which sucked, FYI). Only thing I'm tempted by this time is The Sinking City but it's still $35 somehow. Meh.
     
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  16. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    That's actually a good deal. $10 coupon on $15+ games and the $10 coupon replenishes itself after. If that was on Steam I'd be going on a spree, but it's still not enough to get me to buy shit from Epic.
     
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  17. Venser Savant

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    I'm not buying any games no matter the platform cause I already have over 300 games in my backlog.
     
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  18. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Same there. But I'd like to ask fantadomat what is so retarded about that post, because he gave it that rating.
     
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  19. The Decline Arcane

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    He is projecting.
     
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  20. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    The more likely explanation.
     
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  21. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Buying a 15 buck game with the 10 buck coupon for 5 buck actually takes money away from Epic, funnily enough. They lose money on every sale.
     
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  22. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Biuying 300 games and not playing them is retarded. Also having 300 blacklog just means that you just larp as rpg player when you don't play games in reality. Saying that you have a dozen or so games on your backlog is normal,bragging about having 300 on a niche game forum is retarded.
     
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  23. Viata Arcane

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    I'm jealous of that guy's backlog. I only play games on December-February, so the rest of the year I just put games on my backlog to play then when I can, yet, my backlog is so small because hardly a good game is released every year and I'm forced to replay old games so I have something to play. :negative:
     
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  24. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Zero games in epic store i want to pirate so it's even less games i want to buy.
     
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  25. Venser Savant

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    I play Quake and Starcraft regularly and I fit in other games when I have time but I work every single day so it's not easy. The backlog is actually probably closer to 400 but it was accumulated through time mostly for free through giveaways or cheap bundles I used to buy. On the Epic Store alone I got 28 games and I didn't buy any of them. And there are some good games among those and I do plan to get to them eventually.
     
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