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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. Wunderbar Arcane

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  2. Black Angel Arcane

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    And the Epic cucks would somehow finds a way to twist that wording to create a narrative that Steam is monopoly and has 'exclusives' :lol:
     
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  3. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Well I definitely agree with that. GOG is by far my platform of choice because I don't have to use any client, and Steam is a fuck lot better than Epic if you're gonna force me to use one.
     
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  4. Blutwurstritter Learned

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    A rhetorical question,
    where can i get legal copies of Half-Life 2, Portal and Left for Dead that work without the Steam Client ?
     
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  5. Perkel Arcane

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    What is the difference between Steam and Epic exclusives to end consumer ? None.

    Steam gets exclusives because it is the biggest shop and devs simply don't consider releasing anywhere else which can actually increase costs and divide fanbase.

    Epic just pays for those.

    In both cases devs make those deals because they earn money. If Steam was not so huge no one would care about releaseing their games there and Steam would have to pay to get "exclusives"
     
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  8. Black Angel Arcane

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    It's like asking where I can get legal copies of Bloodborne and Demon's Souls for PC. These games are literally *OWNED* by Valve. It's extremely different with Epic shenanigans where the approach some devs/publishers to make exclusivity deals.
    But that is way too much for Epic Cum Dumpsters to understand, I guess.

    :smug:
     
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  9. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    Half-Life 2 is was also released on OG Xbox.
     
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  10. Blutwurstritter Learned

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    There is only a difference if you are a willing steam user.
    I do not buy games that require third party clients and in this case it doesn't
    make an ounce of difference whether it is released on Epic, Steam, Ubistore(?)
    or whatever. They are all equally bad. I do not understand why Steam
    users which apparently already accepted all that shit by installing Steam, have
    such a hard time coming to terms with Epic. Which effectively is the same shit again.

    Even if Epic did not exist with its new special exclusivity deals which Steam of course
    never would do, what would happen instead ? The games would simply end up at Steam
    which makes them effectively exclusive to Steam users. It would require me to make an
    account at Steam to use them, which is exactly the same requirement as for Epic exclusives.

    I have no problem with people bitching about missing features, that is a factual argument for Steam
    but the whole Epic bashing and Steam brown nosing due to exclusive deals is just bigotry.
     
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  12. Silentstorm Learned

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    Wait, i thought SNK said they weren't going to bring Samurai Shodown to Epic as an exclusive, or did i imagine that?

    Guess they decided otherwise since fighting games are considered a niche genre, still, great for fighting game fans to have that game be on PC.
     
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    fuck snk ._. fucking retards.

    or perhaps they aknowledged their own game as crap and before watching it sink they went for the cash grab and goodbye everybody.
     
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  14. Silentstorm Learned

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    Look, i don't play fighting games, could never really get into the genre, but i though Samurai Shodown was considered a great game and a return to form for it's franchise and even just SNK, fighting game fans seem to love it and were excited for the PC port.

    Then again, i haven't played that game nor was i planning to, same goes for any other fighting game, so my knowledge about that one is pretty much just what i heard.
     
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  15. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    There are literally hundreds of games, if not thousands, you can only play through the Steam client. You guys don't want to call them exclusives, but whatever term you want to use that's a fact.

    Edit: That video of games is pretty lame-o honestly, wonder if they're having a harder time signing bigger titles.
     
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  16. Syl Cipher

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    Bigger titles' publishers very well know they are crippling their sales by going Epic exclusives.

    Steam market is so much bigger and Epic can't offer tens of millions for one game.
     
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  17. Alfgart Augur Patron

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    SamSho as a EGS exclusive with its lack of native controller support, no userbase and no crossplay is dead on arrival
     
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  18. Silentstorm Learned

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    Well, i can see people buying it just to support it or because they really like it, so there's that, also, i thought not having crossplay was the standard for fighting games and they don't tend to have a large amount of players unless it's something really damn popular like Tekken or Street Fighter, even games based on popular franchises like DBFZ lag behind them.

    At least that's what i hear, again, not exactly a guy that knows a lot about fighting games.
     
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    Hello once again, my fellow humans. We at Epic Games have caught a lot of negative attention from hostile "Gamers" upset that we generously offer their favorite developers large sums of money timed early release on our platform. However, have you considered the actions of Valve Software? A terrible virus was released upon the great nation of China and has since spread and become a global pandemic. While the strong Chinese spirit has quelled this threat in a mere matter of months, the western world is crumbling and sending everyone into quarantine. Governments are advising, nay, ordering people to stay in their homes. Coincidentally, just as the outbreak is getting worst of all, Valve Software releases Half-Life Alyx, a shooter that utilizes VR. It's at times like these you have to ask yourself, is paying developers more for their hard work really so bad when compared to releasing a deadly virus upon the world to promote your latest VR release? I believe you'll come to the correct conclusion.

    Regards,
    Tim Sweeney, human
     
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  20. Black Angel Arcane

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    And that wasn't even Steam/Valve's decision to have it that way. It's the publishers/developers who don't want to put up a non-Steam DRM version of their games.

    And this is the thing people has been explaining to you but it doesn't matter, isn't it? If a game can only be bought and played through Steam, it's an 'exclusive' even though it wasn't Valve's decision to have it that way. My God, Epic Cucks has some of the thickest skull out there that whatever is being given to them are deflected, while everything inside is trapped.
     
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  21. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    You guys spoke only about Valve games being only on Steam, and I was clarifying there's a fuckton of games only on Steam. I know you see a massive difference between exclusively on Steam and exclusive to Steam, as if it matters to the consumer, but it's still helpful to point out the whole "games should be available everywhere" crusade you guys are supposedly on stops at Steam's doorstep. When something is only on Steam, you don't complain. I've told you a thousand times I hate clients, and my preferred platform is GOG. Are you upset I can't buy shit like Resident Evil 3 on GOG? I doubt it.
     
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    Being exclusive to Steam is objectively better than being exclusive to Epic tho.

    Last night I had a back pain so I lied down, ended up playing Into the Breach on my phone through Steam Link. Great little feature. Meanwhile Epic doesn't even have an FPS counter and its wishlist is lackluster as hell. So I will be that guy and say it: Steam's "exclusive games" are great compared to Epic's exclusive games, because Steam itself is a great client, a great store, has great customer experience (at least for me) :obviously:
     
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    Maybe they're exclusive to Steam because no other platform cares to offer service to Linux [​IMG]
     
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    Steam has more people playing games on Mac than on Linux. This should tell you a lot about why nobody cares about people on Linux.
     
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