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daxy

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I'm sure that by the time the store will open for self-publishing later this year/early 2020, all these fancy features like "search" and "achievements" will be in. There's no way that will be delayed.
 
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fantomena

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I have come to the realization that Sweeney and Trump have 2 things in common: they troll on Twitter and they love the uneducated.

So much shit being spewed about Valve being lazy, Valve isn't doing anything, and people eat it up because they are not educated.

I bet the majority of "Valve doesn't deserve the 30% cut" and "Valve are lazy" doesn't even know they are creating expensive VR hardware.

They know a lot of people are not educated so both Sweeney and Trump feed into it.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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If he gave a damn he'd moneyhat someone with a Store and use their code but that would take away from him taking things away from Steam which is ultimately what he wants. "It is not enough that EGS succeeds, Steam must fail.".
 
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Chudah

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If he gave a damn he'd moneyhat someone with a Store and use their code but that would take away from him taking things away from Steam which is ultimately what he wants. "It is not enough that EGS succeeds, Steam must fail.".
/puts on tinfoilhat

Conspiracy theory time!!!! After reading that article about all of the gaming companies that Tencet has their tendrils in, could Timmy's crusade against Steam possibly be related to the fact that it is not a publicy-traded company, and is thus off-limits to Tencet? Hmmm....

/removes tinfoilhat
 

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/puts on tinfoilhat

Conspiracy theory time!!!! After reading that article about all of the gaming companies that Tencet has their tendrils in, could Timmy's crusade against Steam possibly be related to the fact that it is not a publicy-traded company, and is thus off-limits to Tencet? Hmmm....

/removes tinfoilhat
About Tencent owning 25% of Blizzard...


 

Samson

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oh, that has nothing to do with this ... well, not directly

actiblizz did that all on their own ... why? because the money they are making from China is worth to them MUCH more than having a spine
I don't think it's a fully either or situation here.

Yes, corporations are kowtowing to China because the market is "too big" for them to be shut out of. At the same time though, Chinese investors (cough Tencent cough) have become major movers and players in every industry.

Even if your company could "afford" to be shut out of China, your company probably can't also afford to lose the backing of its Chinese investment partners.

I don't think Tim's rampages has anything to do with that though. He seems to just be a unstable, late stage capitalist trying to distort facts to suit his wallet.
 
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ISee

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Conspiracy theory time!!!! After reading that article about all of the gaming companies that Tencet has their tendrils in, could Timmy's crusade against Steam possibly be related to the fact that it is not a publicy-traded company, and is thus off-limits to Tencet? Hmmm....
You can either buy or destroy competition. No conspiracy needed here, it is standard capitalist business practice.
I'm not saying it is their prime objective or the reason they invested into Epic though. But the anti steam agenda is pretty obvious and understandable from a business pov. Steam is the alpha dog, in epics way and can't be bought. Destroying it makes sense.
 
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Swenhir

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Somebody on Reddit called out Tim because of the recent "coding is hard" argument and made a good post.
Tim himself even took notice.


I find this delicious, especially considering how ... daunting reading TAOCP is, and how few people have actually gone cover to cover with it. There are multiple levels to that troll :).
 
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Samson

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No post about Tim's answer about free speech being supported by his company ?


It changes nothing about what I think of Epic methods and him being an asshole 99% of the time on twitter, but I can't blame him for this statement. Even if it's a PR stunt, it means something these days.
I saw it this morning and forgot to post it actually.

It's a good statement (assuming of course he stands by it), and honestly, I'm not sure that Valve would take such a strong stance in defense of Dota professionals.
 

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I don't follow Fortnite events, so I don't know if something like what happened to Blizzard's event could happen in a Fortnite event (interview of a winner), but if so, then we'll see how Tencent reacts (if they do) about it.

But it looks like a preemptive kick in the nuts of Tencent, I'll be surprised they swallow it without a word. World is looking at China about Blizzard's ugly move and NBA trouble, I don't know where this could lead.
 
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Stone Ocean

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It's a good statement (assuming of course he stands by it), and honestly, I'm not sure that Valve would take such a strong stance in defense of Dota professionals.
I don't trust a single american entertainment company to not lick chinese boots. That includes Valve and Epic.

Generic supportive tweets are cheap, specially when you don't really expect someone speaking out or need to actually make a statement about the situation. It's the gaming PR equivalent of "thoughts and prayers".

Reminder that Blizzard's statement also said that they "stand by one's right to express individual thoughts and opinions".
 

PC-Patriot

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Yup I am with Stone Ocean here, talk is cheap especially from someone like Timmy. I mean have we forgotten how many times Timmy has said he would either "not do something" or "stop doing something" only to have him continue doing it ?

I believe Tencent owns well over 40% of Epic and Timmy keeps trying to persuade us they have NO influence whatsoever. So yeah what Timmy posted is pretty much a corporate "thoughts and prayers" croc of shit.
 
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Digoman

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It's only a statement, but honestly it already is a lot more than we are seeing from almost everywhere else. If (big if) Epic's maintains this position, that's a very good thing, regardless of how I feel about EGS.

Even with Tencent owning 40% of Epic, I think Valve is more vulnerable here. A lot of Steam recent growth comes from China. What's the status of the official chinese service? Also they just had the Dota TI over there too.

Taking a strong stance on this would probably cost Valve a lot, so I'm curious of what will happen if some Dota player/announcer/etc says something about HK.
 

m_dorian

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No post about Tim's answer about free speech being supported by his company ?


It changes nothing about what I think of Epic methods and him being an asshole 99% of the time on twitter, but I can't blame him for this statement. Even if it's a PR stunt, it means something these days.
I still think Sweeney is an asshole but at least he seems to be not a Blizzard asshole.

Yet that needs to be shown else it is just hollow tweets.
 

PC-Patriot

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This thread is something everyone should have in mind right now.
I honestly am not a huge fan of the growing infiltration of Tencent in the games industry. I am kinda relieved that Steam has absolutely nothing to do with Tencent whatsoever, they don't own a single percentage point share in valve (as far as I can see). Unlike certain other companies that bent over backwards to get 330mill in blood money from them and gave them over 40% of the company and two spots on the board of directors.

This is kinda why I don't believe for a single second that Timmy would stick to his guns after all he was quick enough to accept their blood money. I can't say I am doing any huge boycott of Blizzard because to be honest Blizzard/Activision never produced anything I was interested in buying anyway. About the only Blizzard product I touched was Destiny 2 when it was given away free briefly. But I hated having another client running so ended up uninstalling and deleting the client and game.

However this is something western companies need to remember Tencent is NOT investing in you because they want to make money. It is a state owned and run company the only thing Tencent is interested in is buying influence. What I don't understand is if I can see this (it is as plain as the nose on me fucking face) why can't more intelligent business people see this ? or is it a case of they can see this but fuck that give me that moolah.
 

Samson

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I don't trust a single american entertainment company to not lick chinese boots. That includes Valve and Epic.

Generic supportive tweets are cheap, specially when you don't really expect someone speaking out or need to actually make a statement about the situation. It's the gaming PR equivalent of "thoughts and prayers".

Reminder that Blizzard's statement also said that they "stand by one's right to express individual thoughts and opinions".
I agree, I don’t trust them either!

The one difference I’d point out though is that Valve and Epic are both private companies compared to Acti-Blizz being a publicly traded company. It is possible that Tim could actually stick to his word. I wouldn’t expect him to stick to his word if push came to shove, but it’s at least possible.

Tim or even Gabe’s word doesn’t mean that much, but in relative terms I’ll give it a substantially larger benefit of the doubt than say....Bobby Kotick’s word.
 

m_dorian

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Well maybe this experience make him, and other arrogant SOBs like him, better.

We have to hope that people will do better, we need to offer second chances.

What they ll do with them is what will make them be.

All i am saying is that maybe he ll see the light of empathy now.
 

NarohDethan

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I’m gonna be honest. I respect a man that can keep his word. If shit hits the fan and Tim doesnt take back his comments, I will gladly buy some games on his piece of shit store.

but we’ll see