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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. Dexter Arcane

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    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...le-war-comes-to-pc.125953/page-2#post-5913151

    I'm starting to think "competition" isn't really the main thing that's on your mind.

    I think you'll end up disappointed in a few years if you think the "Epic Games Launcher" is going to make people leave Steam, especially if they continue with their current approach.
     
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    Epic store is copy of soviet shops. Shitty service, low assortment, overpriced, no alternative and shopkeeper openly despises customers.
     
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    Clearly curation can't be abused at all since it's run by a completely unbiased AI.
     
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    Did any of his games from the last 10 years or so survive the "try and figure out if its good process"? For him its not a grocery store its more like a zoo where they put him so he doesnt die alone in the wild.
     
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    Every developer who thinks user reviews are a bad thing produces utter trash that isn't worth buying. No exceptions. If you make good games woth buying you don't mind user reviews. The only reason to hate user reviews as a dev is knowing your game is so shit users will slam it.
     
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    He really is that desperate...
     
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  10. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    The weird thing is he doesn't, people love Borderlands and it sells well. He's just being a tool because he's pissy over the review bombing.
     
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    For fuck's sake, do you really believe good sales equals quality?
     
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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Fuck no, and to be honest I don't even like Borderlands much. The point is he was saying being fearful of user reviews is because you have a shit product, but Pitchford doesn't. He has a product that sells and reviews well, whether you or I like it or not. Therefore he's just being pissy. This isn't hard to understand if you read the fucking posts.
     
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    Yeah but he also knows that without reviews his Colonial Marines scam wouldn't be the laughing stock of the industry. He has good games for now, yes, but he is aware that he is better off with no reviews, in case he makes some fuckups in the future.
     
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    Ok, Randy, I am following you. Doesn't explain why Heavy Rain is coming to Epic though.
     
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    Imagine going to the grocery store and every time you go there the brands you bought last time have been replaced with new products. You'd be happy for user reviews then to figure out which products will fit your needs.
     
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    Randy is the king of passive aggressive trolling on twitter. Don't take his posts seriously.
     
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    User reviews for food is bad? I order non-perishable food (generally specificity items) over the internet all the damn time. User reviews are always helpful. You have to sort out the retards ("I bought this seaweed that's supposed to be for soup stock and it's too salty to snack on!") but you have to do that with everything.
     
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    Yeah randy should stick to talking about stuff more in his wheel house like magic tricks.
     
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  19. Dexter Arcane

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    Or scams.

    Or magic tricks that turn out to be scams: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/141589-Gearbox-CEO-Dismisses-Gamer-Criticism
     
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    He's going to be tweeting all the way to the bank. Some Borderlands game is in the Steam top 10 sellers right now. Borderlands 3 is going to make a ton of money on the CCP's Epic store.

    Epic will survive all of this backlash too. The CCP and Fortnite players will give them the ability to buy more exclusives and the audience will cry and moan but they'll still buy it. Eventually people will forget (or just give up) and the store will stand on its own.
     
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    Epic couldn't even secure the usual first year of exclusivity for Borderlands 3, instead it's only 6 months, that's how little faith Gearbox and 2K have in its sales potential on the Epic store. Like with every other Epic exclusive, the deal was done for whatever financial incentive Gearbox and 2K are getting in exchange for (limited) exclusivity, not anything to do with sales.
     
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    Randy and Tim approve of this curation.
     
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  23. J1M Arcane

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    I think you've repeated this a few times, but it isn't true. Epic offered titles like Shadow Complex for free prior to the approach of buying exclusives, and it was hardly covered. People still complained that free wasn't good enough to install a new client.
     
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    Who cares about obscure 10 years old shit enough to install spyware client?
    When they offered Detroit for free they quickly backpedalled and removed it.
     
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    I don't like peas and ALL the local grocery stores carry peas.. WHAT. THE. FUCK. RANDY. Like, why the fuck is there shit I do not want to purchase in a store?

    Something needs to be done about this.
     
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