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Epic vs Steam - the console war comes to PC

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

  1. Joined on the 4th of July Arcane

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    Those 10 euros worth of free epicbux can't be used for purchases under 10 euros. :( My credit card shall remain pristine.
     
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  2. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Basically, people have correctly assumed that was Ubisoft's plan from the get-go. They don't care about Epic one bit.
     
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  3. Mustawd Arcane

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    That’s stupid. It’s the same thing Ubi does when it forces you to launch uplay via Steam.

    Give me a break Infinitron.
     
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  4. V_K Arcane

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    Yes, but the players might still be inclined to buy a Ubi game on Steam to keep everything in one library. Epic exclusivity removes that incentive and drives the customers straight to Ubi store.
     
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  5. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    9 dollars for the game? wut
     
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  6. Thane Solus Arcane

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    on big publishers that have a big share margin, means 1-20 mils of diversity bucks, so of course they will go to epic while also promoting their store (i wouldnt let them if i was epic, but oh well). Its about ze money nothing else. The drones from Fortnite will generate some profits, while the other drones will jump to Epic because their favorite shit game from Ubisoft is there. No matter how ideological "right" some of you are and me as customer/gamer, we dont count. We are the 10%!
     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Go on mate,go and sell your soul to the chink.
     
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  8. Belegarsson Savant Patron

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    Paradox's games are very cheap in my country (Vietnam), all new grand strategy games are about $13, Age of Wonders Planetfall is $17, VTMB2 is $21 (yeah the Epic store version is cheaper than Steam :obviously:). But I don't think 2 dollars difference is worth installing that crap.

    Now, if only GOG offered regional pricing for us, there will be a few games that I'd buy twice :positive:
     
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  9. Drakron Arcane

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    I think Ubi also did it when they noticed the backlash as a way to drive people into their store and not being seen as doing that, making Epic taking the blame for the whole thing as Epic bitten the bullet because they were hoping the title would drive customers to their store despite being fully aware of why Ubi was doing it in the first place.

    This is why in Anno they did that wonderful BS of putting the game on Steam to push pre-order sales and then "remove" the game because Epic Store Exclusive and they did it because Anno is a smaller title and even if it was entirely obvious to everyone as being a niche title it drew less attention.
     
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  10. JBro Learned

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    Both of those things can be true.
     
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  11. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Uplay is a half-decent client finally, so not surprised people would choose it over the barely started Epic one. Also everyone who would play Division 2 has a Uplay account anyway from Division 1, since Steam is just a launcher for Uplay anyway. I don't think it's evidence that people would outright boycott a game only on the Epic Store, but we shall see how Borderlands 3 does.

    I really thought the future was every publisher having their own Uplay/Origin, but Epic are throwing a wrench in that along with Bethesda running back to Steam, so I dunno.
     
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  12. JBro Learned

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    Uplay still sucks and I'm still not using it. Steam or gtfo.
     
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  13. Squadcar Learned

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    The fact that there is more than one crowdfunded game that has screwed over backers by going Epic timed exclusive should lessen even more faith in crowd funded games. There should already be doubt about funding a game that has yet to exist since so many of those projects are probably not going to happen or will happen fairly poorly. But this just adds to the amount of doubt one should give to a game asking for funds via public donations since some are already promising Steam keys and then saying yeah but Epic gets the game first then you get your key, sorry bud.
     
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    Operencia: The Stolen Sun is 6 euros on the Epic store and its a game that I would like to play and would spend more then twice that amount to buy it.

    Too bad I refuse to buy any game thats Epic store exclusive.
     
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  15. Silentstorm Educated

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    Ahhh, the wonders of having a backlog and games with high replay value on my Steam account and games not on Steam, it means i get to play games until they stop being Epic exclusives.

    Sorry, Zen Studio, i already support you on Steam by buying Pinball FX3 tables and i do enjoy them, but so far, the only good thing Epic has done is help Ubisoft and others sell games on their stores rather than rely on Steam, i think i can just wait a year or two.

    Also, a new freaking japanese Wizardry game is being ported and translated to english and will be sold on Steam, i think my dungeon crawler craving will be filled for a while at least.
     
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  16. Don Peste Arcane

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    The "3 months for $1 Xbox Game Pass" deal has Operencia in it and it's available on Windows 10.
    And MS is a nice, pro-gamers company!
     
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  17. J1M Arcane

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    That is some aggressive regional pricing. They won't even show me a store listing for Anno or Bloodlines when I search for it. :lol:
     
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  18. Wunderbar Magister

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    Paradox pulled the plug.

    Galyonkin says "they weren't properly informed" :D
     
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  19. Jenkem Cipher Patron

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    I guess VTMB2 and others were completely taken off the store because the backend of the Epic Game Store is so shitty there is no way for devs/pubs to opt out of the sale, so removing their games is the only way to stop it.
     
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  20. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    When you make milliards and hire gender study specialists to do your coding.
     
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  21. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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    In Epic's defense I assume it's the "$10 off orders of $15 or more" thing, which is applicable to everything store-wide and is a promotion from Epic themselves rather than Valve recommending a sale price point for example (Kinda like in the Chinese New Year sale on Steam and Valve gave everyone the $5 store credit or whatever). And I assume Epic's the one eating the $10 discount, so theoretically there'd be no reason for Paradox to pull the games from the sale, so I'd assume there was some other reason for it. Unless Sweeney really did just tell everyone that their asses are his since he paid for them to be on his store and he'll set the price of their games to whatever he pleases.
     
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  22. Jenkem Cipher Patron

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    Well that's pretty fucking weird. I also like Supergiant conveniently deciding to jack up their price and drop the sale Discount and instead rely on the $10-off-$15 discount. "Oh, we, uh, just meant to do that anyway. You know how it is. Oh noooooo now I slipped and disabled our sale discount too, oh well can't set it back now it's okay".
     
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  24. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Time to install Vietnam VPN.
     
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  25. Solid Snail Learned

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    Supergiant is really scamming both Epic and users at once. So much to support developers, and as soon as they see the opportunity they try to fuck you over with no regret. Pathetic.
     
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