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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl2kBrGNIkM

An epic rant from TFM. No doubt this viewpoint is going to trigger a lot of people.



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Based on historical statement on this sites, I don't see this ending well. I agree with his sentiment, not necessarily his tone/language, but honestly the tone of the majority anti-epic is also awful as well.



 

Acevil said:
Based on historical statement on this sites, I don't see this ending well. I agree with his sentiment, not necessarily his tone/language, but honestly the tone of the majority anti-epic is also awful as well.

Well those people should understand that it is either buy exclusivity or die.



Because a gamer should prefer that a platform invest money in making new games/open new studios. Buying time exclusives seems like a waste of money and what does it add to the gaming world? I prefer new experiences/games instead of the fanboyish but platform x does it to make more money argument.






Metroid33slayer said:
Acevil said:
Based on historical statement on this sites, I don't see this ending well. I agree with his sentiment, not necessarily his tone/language, but honestly the tone of the majority anti-epic is also awful as well.

Well those people should understand that it is either buy exclusivity or die.

How about this for a third Option: Just bring a better service than Steam. Considering how bad Steam has become, that wouldn't have been that hard to do.

Hey, I can even bring up a fourth Option: Carving out their own niche, like GOG does with Retro games and itch.io does with indies.

But no, they had to make it even worse than Steam and then buy exclusivities on top of it.

Seriously, there could have been lots of different ways to not die - they just chose the worst ones from a consumer perspective. And that's why many gamers are pissed about the EGS. They could even just have the games being cheaper in their store, promoted it out and waited at bit, and gamers who would have been interested into it would have flocked there from themselves. But what they do instead is holding games randsom behind their shitty storefront.

And no, it's not just about installing yet another store. I certainly don't mind about that (would be number 7 8 to me, after Impulse, GamersGate, Desura, GOG, Uplay, Steam and itch.io, so one more or less doesn't affect me, really), but about the services it provides - or rather doesn't provide. And the fact that TenCent owns half of the store and already had data violations is just the cherry on top for me.



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I just download a different launcher.

100% agree with him.



I don't understand people being upset with something like this, it's not like they have to buy a whole new PC to play the game like console gamers do with console exclusive games... all they've got to do is download a FREE launcher to be able to buy and play their game. It's a complete non-issue for me, lol.



The vid in one word : lulz



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The problem is that instead of Epic coming out with a store that was equal to or better than Steam, then enticing devs with better incentives (this part I believe they do), they released a bare bones storefront with poor security and features, then just started buying up timed exclusives to force people to use their store if they want the game on release. It's a shitty business practice and I'm surprised to see anyone support it.



Bristow9091 said:

I don't understand people being upset with something like this, it's not like they have to buy a whole new PC to play the game like console gamers do with console exclusive games... all they've got to do is download a FREE launcher to be able to buy and play their game. It's a complete non-issue for me, lol.

Well technically there's a few things missing that Steam offers such as Cloud saves, achievements, controller support, support forums/reviews (which is something I use often).

But most of all for me is competitive pricing. When the only option is to buy from the store that hosts the game, its really hard to buy it from there because the price is fixed like a monopoly.

Compare that to Steam games where numerous stores are selling it at different prices and all are superior to Steam store's pricing. For an example I was able to buy Final Fantasy X/X-2 off of GMG for $10 compared to Steam's lowest pricing which was $15. Not only is it cheaper for me but SE gets a bigger cut from it because selling Steam keys off on third party sites gets Valve 0% which is why its cheaper to buy games on those storefronts.

I mostly buy my SE games from SE's online store and the prices there are better than Steam's.

As for me I dont mind waiting a few months or even a year to buy a game. Eventually most games will end up like Vampire Masquerade bloodlines 2 which will be (so far) available on Steam, GOG and EGS at release.



    

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