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lashman

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I'm not super familiar on advertorial law, but aren't there laws in many countries including the US that say if it's an ad masquerading as an article it needs to be disclosed as one?
yeah, i suppose you're right

but still ... it definitely reads like a copy-paste from a PR email, at the very least
 
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C-Dub

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Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, it's completely shameless. I just don't know why any reporter would write something so brazenly like a press release unless they were paid...

...or lazy.

...or overworked to the point that they can only reword press releases to get through the day's news.
 
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I've worked freelance doing news in an unrelated industry and to write a decent impartial article that you would be proud to have your name on takes 30 mins to an hour if you want it done right. At least in that industry.

They give you on average 15 minutes, less when you factor in that some stories just require more work. I didn't last long.
 
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ISee

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If it reads like an advertisement and it is not bringing up negative points or clearly say what a competing product is doing better (anything): It is an advertisement.

Also special lol @ knowing epic = expert gamer. Every 10 year old fortnite kid knows epic. But they'd also delete system32 and download more ram if somebody would tell them to.

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I know, I've been there ;)
 

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I've always found it so weird that "more money goes to the developers" has been pushed so much by these shills. As a "consumer" (hate that term), why would I care? I mean, it's great when people get paid for their work. But presumably, the people running the storefronts do work, too. The infrastructure has costs, too. As a "consumer", my assumption is that the pubs/devs and storefronts have worked out deals that benefit both of them. Game companies are not charities -- why would I care about their monitization model to the point where it would make me choose one store over another? I think that this "devs get paid more" thing is a cynical way to further manipulate people into thinking that game developers and publishing companies are friends, like how influencers are supposed to work, via this weird pseudo relationship social crap. Seriously, fuck capitalism (cue upvote from lashman).
 

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I've always found it so weird that "more money goes to the developers" has been pushed so much by these shills. As a "consumer" (hate that term), why would I care? I mean, it's great when people get paid for their work. But presumably, the people running the storefronts do work, too. The infrastructure has costs, too. As a "consumer", my assumption is that the pubs/devs and storefronts have worked out deals that benefit both of them. Game companies are not charities -- why would I care about their monitization model to the point where it would make me choose one store over another? I think that this "devs get paid more" thing is a cynical way to further manipulate people into thinking that game developers and publishing companies are friends, like how influencers are supposed to work, via this weird pseudo relationship social crap. Seriously, fuck capitalism (cue upvote from lashman).
You can find people on that other forum who can't enjoy a game if they don't pay full price for it.
 

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You can find people on that other forum who can't enjoy a game if they don't pay full price for it.
One of my pet peeves is people who advocate against people like us who dislike the exclusivities on the basis of it's good for the developers and they got more money, but jump on the opportunity to buy something on cheaper regions or abuse price mistakes, and are all for the used games market.
 

ISee

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Btw: Phoenix Point is 27€ on cdkeys.com. Still not buying, but kinda funny. Even cdkeys doesn't expect to be able to sell the game.
 
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FunktionJCB

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Btw: Phoenix Point is 27€ on cdkeys.com. Still not buying, but kinda funny. Even cdkeys doesn't expect to be able to sell the game.
I hate to "defend" anything related to Phoenix Point (I was a backer for the game, so as you may understand, I'm still a bit pissed about the crap they pulled ;) ), but Humble is selling the game for less than that, if you use their monthly 20% discount.

So, it seems the game is just going to be price in the small 30's, high 20's.
They already mentioned season passes and all, so it just seems to be their tactic: launch at a lower pricing, but "making" people pay for content "piecemeal"
 

ISee

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They already mentioned season passes and all, so it just seems to be their tactic: launch at a lower pricing, but "making" people pay for content "piecemeal"
The game shifted from: A cool Xcom game, I'll buy it on release.
To: Ah, EGS exclusiv. That's disappointing, I'll get it on Game Pass
To: It's not being released on Game Pass in December? Ah whatever, I can wait.
and now To: Oh, actually forget it. I'm not interested in being milked by ongoing DLC.
 

NarohDethan

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I've always found it so weird that "more money goes to the developers" has been pushed so much by these shills. As a "consumer" (hate that term), why would I care? I mean, it's great when people get paid for their work. But presumably, the people running the storefronts do work, too. The infrastructure has costs, too. As a "consumer", my assumption is that the pubs/devs and storefronts have worked out deals that benefit both of them. Game companies are not charities -- why would I care about their monitization model to the point where it would make me choose one store over another? I think that this "devs get paid more" thing is a cynical way to further manipulate people into thinking that game developers and publishing companies are friends, like how influencers are supposed to work, via this weird pseudo relationship social crap. Seriously, fuck capitalism (cue upvote from lashman).
They dont care. They just pretend to care to earn brownie points on whatever platform they’re posting on.
 

NeuralProxy

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I remember reading that the Xbox version alongside the Game Pass version were moved to 2020. But maybe I am wrong, not sure.
Got this from the official site:

The PC and Mac OS versions of Phoenix Point will be launcing on the Epic Games Store in December 2019.

The PC version will also be releasing on Microsoft's Game Pass in December 2019 with the Xbox One version to follow in Q1 2020.
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madjoki

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BL3 is also on there since day one.
I assume they are just buying cheap retail boxes from somewhere and then reselling those codes.
I don't think there is boxed copies at all. Probably keys from AMD cpu and GPU bundles?
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if it is. There are similar articles popping up on several popular non-gaming tech sites for weeks now, all of them screaming the Steam-bad-Epic-good narrative.
Oh shit. Here we go again.

Epic's reactivating contacts in gaming websites. Looks like that's how they react to HL: Alyx announcement.
 

ISee

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Oh shit. Here we go again.

Epic's reactivating contacts in gaming websites. Looks like that's how they react to HL: Alyx announcement.
They react to a new HL game, that could reshape this industry (again) by discounting BL 3.

I see them thinking that way, but lol.
 
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Can I just say it's so nice coming to MetaCouncil and not seeing this thread lit up like a Christmas Tree all the time? I also find it hilarious that the week Valve announces a new Half Life game, the only thing Epic has to announce to contend with it is that Beyond Two Souls is releasing on PC soon. >.<
I did notice that this thread was slowing down.

Then again, Epic hasn't moneybagged curated any big-name games lately.

You are all too harsh.

The biggest achievement was to convince the press that consumers should care about the income of stock market companies over their own interests.
The second biggest achievement was to make people cautious towards funding campaigns.
The third biggest achievement was to discount games before they were even available to download. Giving everybody who pre ordered at full price a very good feeling inside.
The fourth biggest achievement was being toxic towards critics and gamers. Further improving the mistrust between developers and consumers.
The fifth biggest achievement was to change the meaning of indy development. Once it meant being independent from publishers and doing your own stuff. Now it means being independent from consumer and selling your game to store fronts instead.

And you all are like epic didn't have a busy year. When in truth they were very good at making this industry worse.
Epic post.
Don't worry it'll be available as weekly free games.
LMAOOOOO that would be an amazing troll, and I'd have to faux-tip my hat to Sweeney, who would be essentially robbing the dev of revenue after claiming to dev-friendly.
I've always found it so weird that "more money goes to the developers" has been pushed so much by these shills. As a "consumer" (hate that term), why would I care? I mean, it's great when people get paid for their work. But presumably, the people running the storefronts do work, too. The infrastructure has costs, too. As a "consumer", my assumption is that the pubs/devs and storefronts have worked out deals that benefit both of them. Game companies are not charities -- why would I care about their monitization model to the point where it would make me choose one store over another? I think that this "devs get paid more" thing is a cynical way to further manipulate people into thinking that game developers and publishing companies are friends, like how influencers are supposed to work, via this weird pseudo relationship social crap. Seriously, fuck capitalism (cue upvote from lashman).
I have 0 obligations to a developer beyond not stealing.

You can find people on that other forum who can't enjoy a game if they don't pay full price for it.
I can't even wrap my head around this logic. Are these the kind of people who get erections when they see GTAV in the top 5 of NPD for four straight years?
 
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