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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. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It's going to be a real test for Epic. Whatever they do if it's a total clusterfuck at launch, which could easily happen, it's going to make Epic's PR troubles even worse and convince a lot of non-die-hards to wait for the Steam version. If it works fine and a lot of people are playing, like World War Z supposedly is, then I would guess a lot of people will give in because it's a big game and their friends will be playing and all that jazz. Also like I keep saying 2k has direct comparisons they can make with Borderlands 2's Steam launch. So it will be a huge moment for the Epic store for sure, either for better or worse.
     
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  3. MuscleSpark Savant Patron

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    They took my Tetris.
    I am incensed.
     
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  4. Naraya Savant

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    I'm going to sail the caribbean seas on this one.
    Also, ratio of likes to dislikes on the youtube trailer is hilarious.
     
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  5. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Tetris is probably one of a handful of games with hundreds of different versions of it out there.

    There's no need to YARR for this one, just find one of the other ones and have a blast with that instead.
     
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  6. cvv Arcane Patron

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    130 pages and you still don't get this thread.
     
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  7. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Oh, you mean this?

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  8. Steamboat Willie Learned

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    This is how you play Tetris:

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  9. Naraya Savant

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    Oh I know, personally I found Nullpomino a few years back - it's awesome and I play it a lot, but Tetris Effect has great audiovisuals, it's a tetris experience on another level. I don't have (and never had) a console and I refuse to buy things on Steam/Epic store because reasons. I'll buy it instantly if/when it get on GOG (read: probably never).
     
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  10. Belegarsson Erudite Patron

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    It seems like MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries gonna be the next target...

     
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  12. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Free shit still shit. There is still nothing worthy to pirate.
     
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  13. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I would assume Epic pays the developers some discounted amount for every "free game" redeemed. So if you really want to stick it to them, I'd get on there and redeem every free game they offer but never transition to paying them for anything.
     
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  14. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Ugh, fine, I registered for (blech) Limbo.
     
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  15. Mustawd Arcane

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    Limbo sucks, wtf. Isn’t it also dirt cheap on Steam?
     
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  16. Black Angel Arcane

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    Nice try, Tiananmen Square.

    On a more serious note, it seems that if your PC where a free game from Epic is installed for some reasons died, and that free game happened to be free only during a period before May 2019, that free game is gone from the library (at least a lot of people reported this issue) and thus the next time you want to install those free copy you grabbed, you're asked to pay for it.

    The reason for this is because of the purchase history being broken, since they cleared up the purchase history 90 days after a specific purchase is made (including the ones for free games), and apparently the fuckers hasn't implemented a confirmation by email to ensure consumers holding their own purchase transaction confirmation :lol:

    Seems like they are on to fixing this problem, though.

    (I vaguely remembered the Codex having a problem with SidAlpha, specifically with our own Cleve Blakemore, but as far as I know he's the only one covering this issue as of the moment)

    So, you cucks who actually got this piece of shit installed on your computer, check if you still got secure access to the free games you grabbed from before May and check if you can install them without being told to finally buy a copy.
     
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  17. Silentstorm Learned

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    Oh, for the love of whatever, Tetris Effect requires SteamVR to work in VR mode, an exclusive game for the EGS REQUIRES STEAM to work on what is said to be the most optimal way to play it, it needs Valve's hardware and permission, both Oculus and Vive need Steam, funnily enough, you can make VR games using, for example, Oculus, that don't require Steam VR or anything like that, the developer just made so it would need Steam.

    Apparently, when the game was being ported to PC, there was thoughts of putting it on Steam which is why they just used Steam VR because it was already there, but when Epic appeared with money, they just kept in Steam VR for anyone that wants to play Tetris Effect in the way it was meant to be played, it's just, wow, an EGS exclusive with a way of playing that literally requires Valve's stuff to work, not that it will matter since Valve doesn't seem to want to deny people the game anyways.
     
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  18. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It is pretty hilarious, though VR is like 1% of the market so I'm not sure how much it matters practically. Still you'd think Epic would require they use a different VR middleware. Pretty silly.

    The "normal" game is DRM free by the way, doesn't require the Epic client to play.
     
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  19. Belegarsson Erudite Patron

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    https://mw5mercs.com/news/2019/07/9-development-update

    It's interesting to see how they would handle modding according to the FAQ.
     
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  20. pOcHa Cipher Patron

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    i finally made a purchase at epic store, paid for the dlc for the (currently) free moonlighter - i feel dirty on the inside...
     
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    Curiously, on the topic of pirating games as "try before buy", I've done this for Witcher 3, theHunter Call of the Wild, Dishonored 2, Resident Evil 7, WRC racing titles, as well as a bunch of smaller titles, buying all of them within a day from pirating to try. I give a pirated game 30 minutes, after which I either delete it or buy it.

    I can't stand to play something I like pirated, when I could be enjoying those sweet sweet chievos, playtime tracker and screenshot cloud that Steam has.
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  23. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    I guess I'm that guy, though I did buy Witcher 3 and GTA V after pirating them and "trying" for 20-30 hours. On the other hand I've also pirated AC:Origins and Tomb Raider (2013), but never got around to actually playing them, and at some point deleted them to free up space. :)
     
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  24. Silentstorm Learned

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    The worst thing about being someone who likes many genres and indie games is that quite a few of EGS's free game offers are pointless to me, i only knew Moonlighter and The War Of Mine are free because of this thread, too bad i already bought the games quite a while back and i had already gotten the DLC for Moonlighter before coming to this thread.

    I don't think EGS has had a single free game aside from Subnautica i would be interested in and didn't already own, not that it matters much, but hey, if i had waited a while, i could have gotten Thimbleweed Park for free with more dialogue and voice acting from the start rather than playing the game as it was released with no mini-game and less dialogue.
     
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  25. Silentstorm Learned

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    Anyways, Mechwarrior 5 going to Epic is not something i mind that much, it seems like it's a niche title and the developer needs the money, and if going on that store is needed for more slow action mecha games to be made so be it.

    Besides, Steam will get three mecha games with suprisingly decent budgets, voice acting and lots of animations in the future, granted, the three are turn-based strategy games, but still, mecha fans won't exactly be left wanting even if they refuse to use EGS.
     
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