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Ge0force

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Honestly, the only thing the Epic store has done for me in the past year, is making me completely unaware that some indie games are currently available on PC, and I'm usually quite informed on the subject.
This. I wasn't even aware that Untitled Goose Game was already released. And I'm reading or hearing nothing about games like Ancestors, Outer Wilds, WRC8 or Close to the Sun.

It still hurts when another of my favorite devs goes EGS exclusive (especially Techland) but my response is always the same: the games involved will be moved to my blacklist forever. I have plenty of other great games to play.
 

Cordelia

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Well, almost a year later I'm starting to feel that EGS is slowly, but surely, starting to enter the territory of irrelevance. Steam is in a good shape, subscription services are stealing their thunder and people more or less moved on from being hurt by publishers moves and accepted the reality that they'll have to wait for a game to appear on a platform of their choice. Add to that, still barebones state of the client, questionable decisions regarding sales and no visible strategy with the exception of exclusives and freebies which are not a guarantee of long-term customers. I still can't see what they can achieve on the market, if the goal is to kill Valve, then they're failing to achieve it.
How is it irrelevant when they have "five millions" BL3 players and soon bazillion RDR2 players :face-savouring-delicious-food:
 
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Kyougar

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Well, almost a year later I'm starting to feel that EGS is slowly, but surely, starting to enter the territory of irrelevance. Steam is in a good shape, subscription services are stealing their thunder and people more or less moved on from being hurt by publishers moves and accepted the reality that they'll have to wait for a game to appear on a platform of their choice. Add to that, still barebones state of the client, questionable decisions regarding sales and no visible strategy with the exception of exclusives and freebies which are not a guarantee of long-term customers. I still can't see what they can achieve on the market, if the goal is to kill Valve, then they're failing to achieve it.
I think he plans something big for November/December. if not, they have no plan and probably are dialing back or gave up.
 
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Rosenkrantz

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I think he plans something big for November/December. if not, they have no plan and probably are dialing back or gave up.
I would think that 1 month co-exclusivity on RDR2 is as big as they can get, but who knows, Sweeney has more than enough disposable money in his pocket.
 

Kyougar

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I would think that 1 month co-exclusivity on RDR2 is as big as they can get, but who knows, Sweeney has more than enough disposable money in his pocket.
I see the 1 month exclusive of RDR2 as them failing. Either they didn't have the cloud or assurances to get Take2 to allow more than 1 month or they didn't or couldn't afford to pay for more. The "didn't" could be a lack of faith in the success of their store. the "couldn't" could be pressure from Tencent on the waste of money.

The 1 month was a complete fuck-up in my mind. They look desperate, money-starved, or just attention-seeking. They should have either gone full-in or not do the deal.
 

Digoman

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I guess The Game Wards will be the milestone to judge the whole EGS drama since this is when it all started last year. So if they have something big it will probably be there. Until then, the 1 month for RDR2 sure does look pathetic, specially after the already shorter 6-months for Borderlands 3. And speaking of BL3, did we have any more gloating tweets or info after they highly misleading 2x concurrent users or 5 million sold-in PR?

Also, if we are talking of .... "good" .. things that EGS has done.... for me is teaching me to ignore the hype cycle for releases and become way more comfortable waiting for discounts. Probably not what they were looking for :p

so much for Paradox being the good guys ...
I'm actually surprised Paradox resisted for this long. By now all publishers want the Epic free money....

Still, kind of curious how they are gonna deal with all their DLCs. "Influencers" aren't going to help you there.
 

JMTHEFOX

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so much for Paradox being the good guys ...

Get ready to be swarmed with so many goddamn paid DLCs just like most of Paradox's games.

Don't get me wrong, I love it when devs continue to support their games with paid DLC, but I would've at least see some free DLC for once.
 

Hektor

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Did you know that paradox has their own store and launcher where they would get 100% of the revenue?

How come the game won't even be sold there? 🤔🤔🤔

Could it be that it's not about the revenue split
 

Rosenkrantz

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Did you know that paradox has their own store and launcher where they would get 100% of the revenue?

How come the game won't even be sold there? 🤔🤔🤔

Could it be that it's not about the revenue split
I think GamersGate has been independent for years now, unless they opened a new store.
 

Hektor

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I think GamersGate has been independent for years now, unless they opened a new store.
Talking about these:
 

Rosenkrantz

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Talking about these:
lol, first time I hear about this store. Seems like they're really confident in it.
 

FunktionJCB

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Another day, and still no signs of that Shenmue 3 refund. :mad:

I really don't understand why some people asked for a refund on the same day I did, and received their refund 11 days ago, and so far, I got nothing.
 

m_dorian

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Considering I'm never touching a game before 1.0 ever again, this means nothing to me. EGS can have as much EA exclusivity as it wants.
Yes, that reflects my sentiment about PDX games too.

I 've bought Stellaris at launch, the middle edition about € 40 or something and after that i had to face DLCpocalypse and constant gameplay changes.
I liked, and still like, the game and i had bought one needless DLC as i though i was rewarding them but i soon found out i was not.
I was encouraging them to continue this crap.
I also found out i was buying an ealry access game carefully camouflaged as a finished one.

And, as long as there are mindless whales out there, PDX will continue to be assholes, i 'm afraid.
And what about that last argument the useful idiots have by claiming about "free patches and soooo much value on DLC".
Well... it depends.
Free patches are not that free because most of them utilize some features found only on the DLCs they are "banded" with.
And while some of the paid DLCs offer some nice things that is not always happening (see how many times they broke Stellaris gameplay) and they definitely aren't worth a even a fragment of their starting price.

Yes, i am at war with PDX, my lone private one. I am missing their games -or get them at ridiculously low price mostly from keysellers and they are missing my money and my good will.
 

Kyougar

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I was probably not going to buy the game anyway, never bought Surviving mars.
But Emperator finally opened my eyes anyway. Never buy a pdx game on launch anymore.
 
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lashman

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I was probably not going to buy the game anyway, never bought Surviving mars.
i actually bought it at release ... and i would've bought this one as well ... too bad i can't anymore

might just wait for a bundle or something instead
 
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NeuralProxy

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I didn't really survive Mars. I got bored after about 3 hours on launch day because I found myself with nothing to do.

So it's all yours, Tim, enjoy.
 
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TheTrain

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I've already seen a few people on era say they'll buy RDR 2 on epic because their library is now pretty large from the free games.

Granted since this is from era they're likely lying just to rile people up but no doubt that is Epic's goal with the free games. They want people to be lured in then feel trapped from the "oh god I have too many games on here to abandon it" feeling.
Who doesn't have a lot of games on at least 2 client this days, honestly? I have almost 200 games on gog, never played anything even tho I would like to participate on it, and God knows how many on the Twitch thing (I don't even know how to download them tbh)
I don't know, freebies this days are becoming less and less appealing because someone give away something on a daily basis
 

Ge0force

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as a reminder - they went public a while ago .... so their only responsibility right now is to make more and more money for their shareholders
That explains. Oh well, they won't see my money, that for sure.

It seems more and more devs and publishers don't give a shit about consumers anymore, but rather rely on capitalistic decisions to get more money: 2K, EA, Ubisoft, Activision, WB, Deep Silver etc etc.

The mainstream audience doesn't seem to care, but I'm getting tired of giving these companies my money. Which is sad, because many talented people are working on these games...
 

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IGN are the good guys today in this increasingly obvious simulation world we're living in.


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One source said their final takeaway from sales through a physical retailer is often between 10-15%
I haven't had a game really tempt me enough to "break" me yet, but it's comforting to know that if there is one, I can just buy physical and they pubs/devs will lose 85-90% of the sale. Even better if you buy it used lmao.
 

Gengis Khan

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I got Surviving Mars with a Humble Bundle and admittedly it utterly failed to keep me hooked, so I won't lose sleep over this.
Which reminds me a realization I had a couple of days ago: most of the original lot of EGS launch exclusives are now close the expiration of these 12 months they agreed on, and when I think about it, it really helps to put things in perspective.

You know what? Bar this happening to something that I was STRONGLY anticipating (say Cyberpunk 2077 or Bannerlords) I realized that I mostly don't give a shit.
No, really. The wait for these games (Hades, Satisfactory, Ashen, etc) to come back on other stores definitely didn't pain me much, if at all.

Hell, at this point I'm still not sure I give enough of a shit to try them once they land on Steam either, frankly.
IGN are the good guys today in this increasingly obvious simulation world we're living in.

Wow, imagine that. It took almost ONE FULL YEAR for ONE major gaming site to report the shocking reveal of what most of us have been repeating for a year straight, beig often dismissed as some sort of lunatics and "toxic entitled gamers who can't click one extra icon".
 

Javetus

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Wow, imagine that. It took almost ONE FULL YEAR for ONE major gaming site to report the shocking reveal of what most of us have been repeating for a year straight, beig often dismissed as some sort of lunatics and "toxic entitled gamers who can't click one extra icon".
Maybe the major gaming sites also had one year exclusivity and now the deal is ending :ROFLMAO: