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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. Silentstorm Learned

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    My.Games, aren't they people who make free-to-play games?

    Why are they doing their own store all out of a sudden, as far as i know, they don't have the brand recognization of Epic, Valve and CD Projekt behind them, the games they are known for are ones you don't pay for and aren't even at the top of MMO's or MMORPG's, they aren't even at the top of mobile gaming even if i recall seeing a lot of Hustle Castle ads the last time i tried to play a mobile game.

    Heck, at least Discord was a widely used program/service before it got a store, Humble Bundle has the charity thing going for it and Itch started as an indie game place where they have constant competitions and even put homebrew games in there, all without DRM, every store has their own gimmick or reason to think that people would come to them.

    My.Games has...the renown for making lots of F2P games that aren't even the most popular free games around?
     
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  2. Pretty Prophet Patron

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    Mail Group is russia's Google. The largest IT company who owns search engines, news engine, mail engine and etc (including online games). Their largest russian competitior is yandex and at the moment there are specific anti-yandex laws (if you are and IT company and have more than 20% shares owned by foreigned companies in Russian that you will have to face severe penalties) being implemented in Russia. So they are in power to make laws which specifically target their competitors.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Aaaannd finished :positive:
     
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  4. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Yandex is Russia's google.
    My.Games are just a bunch of scammers who are selling shitty p2w mmos and distributing malware hidden in web installers.
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://medium.com/@info_68117/why-...the-epic-store-developer-of-darq-7ee834ed0ac7

     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Ohhhh Tim,you are such a bad liar lol,the worst part is that you are oblivious to this and try to lie your shitty ass out of everything. Fuck,if i meet you in real life and you say "Good day mate" i will fucking stop and check if it is night.
     
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  8. SionIV Erudite Patron

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    Reading some of the reviews on steam, makes it clear how much people dislike epic. This was an amazing business tactic from the developer, as he's getting a lot of sales from him declining the Epic exclusivity deal.

    "I haven't heard of this game until now.
    Instabought because the dev refused Epic exclusivity deal.
    You deserve my money."


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    "A promise seems to mean nothing these days.
    But Unfold Games kept their promise of releasing this game on Steam by saying no at the exclusivity deal of Epic.

    Without this decision, i think i wouldn't have even heard of Darq (Not really my type of games).

    I will not only buy this game, i will play it.
    Because Unfold Games doesn't just deserve some money from me, they deserve all the respect that i can have for their work.

    Thanks again Unfold Games for not backstabbing your players.

    If you read this review and think like me, please, buy Darq, they deserve it."

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    "Bought this game entirely because of the Devs commitment to honoring the promises made to players, I hope your decision to stand by your word proves to be more profitable for you and I look forward to hearing about your continued success.

    Please consider supporting this Dev as this is the kind of people we need to help so we have better games with better choices."
     
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  9. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    What a bunch of sheeple.
     
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  10. SionIV Erudite Patron

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    People support what they believe in. If DARQ gets boosted sales on steam because of this, it would show other developers the value of keeping a good relationship to your community/fanbase. I'll buy the game when I get home from work. It's my money, I find this to be a good cause to support, and the game actually looks neat.
     
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  11. Pretty Prophet Patron

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    Sheeple support what they are told to believe.
     
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  12. taviow Magister

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    Yeah, the developer behind DARQ is pretty clever. He knew exactly how to work the crowd so everyone would rush to buy his game, strategically preferring to do that instead of getting money from an Epic deal. Looks like it'll pay off for him.
     
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  13. Pretty Prophet Patron

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    DARQ dev is literally playing 5d chess while Tim Sweaney is playing checkers.
     
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  14. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    Eh, I don't know, all time peak players according to steamdb is 120.
     
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  15. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    That's the problem, people believe in shitty games. I watched gameplay and it's basically on the level of bioshock bells puzzle, while been ten times more pretentious.
     
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  16. taviow Magister

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    Yeah that's not as good as I expected. Maybe the Epic hate mob audience he was aiming for is smaller than I thought.
     
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  17. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    It doesn't matter if they play it or not, as long as they pay for it.
     
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  18. SionIV Erudite Patron

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    I'm not sure that we can see how many from 'epic hate mob audience' bought the game based on peak players, as I would imagine that many of those won't even play the game.
     
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  19. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  20. MuscleSpark Savant Patron

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    I like how not accepting a deal is being a "martyr".
    I like the implication that Epic (a capitalist company worth billions) is going for an "unsustainable" business model to "fight injustice"
    I like how he said "foolish decision in the short term" as it implies that it's a wise decision in the long-term.
    Mat should stick to posting NPD numbers and random trivia because that's his strength. And he should be more careful about replying to idiots.
     
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  21. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Really now?!?! Jason fucking Schroder,mister award winner for being oppressed journalists by toxic games.....whining about "martyrs".......lol we live in a clown world.
     
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  22. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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  24. V_K Arcane

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    So basically the Ubisoft con - get some free money without losing any real sales. Makes one wonder why Epic keeps falling for those.
     
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  25. Multi-headed Cow Scholar

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    Yep, brought that up in MTGA thread. I'd be going full pitchforks and torches if they were killing the regular client from WotC and forcing people over to EGS, but this is still a kick in the balls compared to Steam.*

    *Reason being Steam would likely bring more players to the game which would slightly benefit me just for easier matchmaking. Presumably going to EGS will be beneficial compared to just staying on WotC's webpage though.
     
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