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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. Perkel Arcane

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    I think i should be more clear. Multiplayer with friends not some randos from net.
    Whatever you play against or with, playing with randos is total crap.
     
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  2. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Eh, I had some fun playing on decent RO2 servers and playing AoE2 1v1 vs randos.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/devolver-boss-defends-steam-amid-epic-store-and-ex/1100-6470544/

     
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  4. Biscotti Savant Patron

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    I was with him until the part where he mentions exclusivity and then uses consoles as an example. Gee, what could've possibly been the outlier here before EGS came along? One has to wonder.
     
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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
    "More than a decade ago", "more than a decade ago"... Steam's been around for 16 years, for fuck's sake. Is that too hard to grasp?

    The thing I take away from that article is that now that game dev/publishers finally have a stable (but monopolized) platform to release PC games from, they've gotten greedier than ever and want moar.
     
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  6. JBro Savant

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    Of course. Everyone thought publishers were the big bad guy, but it turns out developers aren't better. In many ways they're worse, because how many times have you seen some subhuman like Rami Ismail try to convince people that Steam is the bad guy? Meanwhile, he wears his contempt for all of us on his sleeve. Fuck developers. I hope they never get unions.
     
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  7. MuscleSpark Augur Patron

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    I understand the sentiment, but on the other hand unions would balloon budgets to such extents that it might result in an industry crash overnight.
     
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  8. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Sadly, it's rare for people to keep their principles intact when money is on offer.
     
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  9. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It's almost like their goal is to make money and "sell it on the store I like" isn't a heroic moral stand.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/surviving-the-aftermath/valve-epic

     
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  11. SquidVan Learned

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    BETRAYAL!!!! :argh::argh::argh: RAGE!!! :argh::argh::argh: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT SURVIVING THE AFTERMATH IS!!! :argh::argh::argh:
     
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  13. ZVERMIX Learned Patron

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    :stabbedintheback:
     
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  14. V_K Arcane

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    They were probably talking about money. The more money, the merrier.
     
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  15. Wyatt_Derp Liturgist

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    Unions, likely followed by government intervention and/or more regulations. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/satisfactory/epic

    https://www.pcgamesn.com/wolfenstein-youngblood/epic-store

     
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  17. Fishy Learned

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    Newsflash: people directly benefiting the most from controversial move argue move is good for everyone.
     
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  18. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    The benefits will be short-lived if people don't catch on, so they need to shill fast and hard.
     
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  19. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Speaking of epic,it seems that fortnight hype is dying out. Most of their games are filled with bots. My nephew and his friend are constantly annoyed that it is filled with mindless bots,and think of dropping the game.[​IMG]

    I am curious at how much more money they could burn on exclusive flops before they burn out.
     
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  20. Fishy Learned

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    I'd take this one with caution. See World of Warcraft for how "I can quit when I want!" tends to work out with single-game gamers. All Epic have to do is launch some equivalent of a wow expansion and they'll all be back.
     
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  21. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Nah,he is a bulgar like me. They mostly get hammered after world and play a match or two. Also they made some money selling off skins and shit.
     
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  22. ultimanecat Cipher

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    For some reason we keep getting articles about how Epic are helping out indies with their store written as if it’s the store and its features they are benefiting from when they clearly mean it’s the free money Epic gave them for exclusivity. Even the retarded devs seem to think Epic will be handing out paychecks to indies forever.

    Epic is not running an indie developer welfare program, and if one of either 1)Fortnight slowing down or 2)EGS hitting some sort of critical mass where enough people use it and prefer it or 3)Epic decides to fuck off happens, then the handouts are going to stop. The feasibility of any of those three outcomes is up for debate but one of them will happen within the next few years.
     
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  23. taviow Magister

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    What do you mean? They just had that massive event where 1.6 million people watched on Twitch. It looked pretty alive just a few weeks ago.
     
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  24. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Good post, but I kind of see indies as the equivalent of retail workers living paycheck to paycheck. If Epic cuts a check that keeps them in business another couple years while they work on a potential breakout hit, maybe that's all they care about at the moment. Release on Steam without any hype or success and boom you're done.
     
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  25. taviow Magister

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    Yes. "Here's 2 million dollars" is objectively quite helpful for indie developers.
     
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