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RolStoppable said:
LurkerJ said:

Waiting for the idiots to fall inline and explain to me how EPIC is pro-gamer.

Epic is attempting to break up the Steam monopoly on the PC. Steam is bad for gamers because games are sold for cheap prices there.

Not anymore. Hell all the games i got over the xmas for PC i ended up getting on Epic cos they where cheaper then anywhere else thanks to the unlimited 10€ off coupon that worked with any deal over 14.99€. And even before that i was mostly getting games from other stores such as Humble Bundle, Fanatical etc as they where having better deals lately.

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Epic have said one of their reasons for exclusives is Steam has final say over PC game prices. 

https://www.pcgamer.com/lawsuit-claims-valve-is-abusing-its-market-dominance-to-keep-prices-high/

Yep, Monopoly's are never a good thing.

Plus damn Epic have giving me a nice collection of games for free that like Roma said, i will get around to playing most of them at some point!!!.

Now all i want is free games and 10 off coupons or the deal just isnt worth it damnit!!!!.



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LurkerJ said:

Waiting for the idiots to fall inline and explain to me how EPIC is pro-gamer.

Reported. There is no need to call people idiots, just because they use a different storefront than you.

I couldn't care where I buy my PC games, but I am still glad that Epic is continuing this. Between GoG, Steam and Epic I can always buy most of the games that I want at an incredibly low price, so win-win.

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Darwinianevolution said:

Of course they are going to double down on it, they have nothing else going for them. They have to burn so much money with exclusivities and free games just for the chance of being competitive, and not even that's doing the job.

They have Tencent money, so I am sure they have plenty of money to burn.



RolStoppable said:
LurkerJ said:

Waiting for the idiots to fall inline and explain to me how EPIC is pro-gamer.

Epic is attempting to break up the Steam monopoly on the PC. Steam is bad for gamers because games are sold for cheap prices there.

full digital, you cant copy the files or resale, the prices go down fast. 

i take the free games, but my money yet goes for GOG and STEAM.



Thanks papa Tim, EGS exclusives improve my life significantly.



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Yet these shitbags want people to get behind them over Apple.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Well, the best and surest way to make your platform enticing to gamers is by having games that nobody has. That's the most basic principle of any gaming console or platform.

So yeah, kind of obvious that they would double down on it.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Unless the games are published/funded by Epic then I'll be OK with it.



Normally I'm against exclusivity, but its not like Epic "exclusive" games can only be played on some PC's. It is just a free, universally available storefront so there really isn't a strong consumer drawback to "exclusivity". "I can't buy it from my preferred store" doesn't really seem like a strong enough drawback for me to get worked up about.

I'd be interested to hear from those who are angry about this what the actual cost of exclusivity is to the consumer.



sundin13 said:

Normally I'm against exclusivity, but its not like Epic "exclusive" games can only be played on some PC's. It is just a free, universally available storefront so there really isn't a strong consumer drawback to "exclusivity". "I can't buy it from my preferred store" doesn't really seem like a strong enough drawback for me to get worked up about.

I'd be interested to hear from those who are angry about this what the actual cost of exclusivity is to the consumer.

But what if this sets the dominos off to almost all games going to them over Steve, leading to Valve going out of business and Gabe Newell becoming homeless living in Nick Offerman's creek begging him to teach him how to fish?