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so summary of whole thing
  • Binary Smoke - new game from ex-Bungue devs , Spring 2022 , EGS first ,other platfomrs planned
  • Kingdom Hearts series - 4 titles, 30 March, 2021 , debuts on PC via EGS
  • Godfall - Primal update out now
  • Rocket League - Lucky lanterns event starts today
  • Rogue Company - new map and new rogue reveal for spring, known scloosie
  • Core - Spring 2021, F2P roblox clone cretion tool, been in open alpha on its own site since July 2020
  • Dauntlesss - Reforged Hunting Grounds content update, known scloosie
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D. - F2P , now also on EGS
  • Fortnite - Predator in S5Ch2 Battlepass
  • Warframe - new Spring 2021 ontent lineup
  • Magic Legends - open beta March 23 ,known scloosie
  • World of Warships - soon on EGS
  • Chivalry II - releasing June 8 2021 with closed beta in march, known scloosie
  • Showrunner - Season 3 DLC launch trailer, known scloosie
  • Kings Bounty II - releasing August 24,2021 , multistore
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one - Gameplay teaser traier , multistore, full trailer in march
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm - new trailer , Spring 2021, known scloosie
  • Axiom Verge 2 - PC announcement , 2021 , coming to Steam eventualy
underlined are new (timed) scloosies
 

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Lol, what nothingburger. 3 new announcements and 1 isn't even this year. At this rate... blah... blah... hahahaha...

Can't wait for some more trash F2p games.
 
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The contrast between the amount of effort Epic puts in its other endeavors versus EGS is rather stark. Epic constantly updates and improves Unreal Engine and it constantly pumps out new content for Fortnite, yet development on EGS moves at a glacial pace. I think this shows that Epic has not yet fully committed to the future of the store and is still assessing its potential.
 
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so summary of whole thing
  • Binary Smoke - new game from ex-Bungue devs , Spring 2022 , EGS first ,other platfomrs planned
  • Kingdom Hearts series - 4 titles, 30 March, 2021 , debuts on PC via EGS
  • Godfall - Primal update out now
  • Rocket League - Lucky lanterns event starts today
  • Rogue Company - new map and new rogue reveal for spring, known scloosie
  • Core - Spring 2021, F2P roblox clone cretion tool, been in open alpha on its own site since July 2020
  • Dauntlesss - Reforged Hunting Grounds content update, known scloosie
  • CRSED: F.O.A.D. - F2P , now also on EGS
  • Fortnite - Predator in S5Ch2 Battlepass
  • Warframe - new Spring 2021 ontent lineup
  • Magic Legends - open beta March 23 ,known scloosie
  • World of Warships - soon on EGS
  • Chivalry II - releasing June 8 2021 with closed beta in march, known scloosie
  • Showrunner - Season 3 DLC launch trailer, known scloosie
  • Kings Bounty II - releasing August 24,2021 , multistore
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter one - Gameplay teaser traier , multistore, full trailer in march
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm - new trailer , Spring 2021, known scloosie
  • Axiom Verge 2 - PC announcement , 2021 , coming to Steam eventualy
underlined are new (timed) scloosies
All noted and updated, thanks a lot prudis.
 
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The contrast between the amount of effort Epic puts in its other endeavors versus EGS is rather stark. Epic constantly updates and improves Unreal Engine and it constantly pumps out new content for Fortnite, yet development on EGS moves at a glacial pace. I think this shows that Epic has not yet fully committed to the future of the store and is still assessing its potential.
That's the problem with moneyhats: when you take every other option away for some of the most popular content, you don't have to bother to offer a good service since people have no choice but using it. It's the most anti-consumer and anti-competitive way to compete.

Therefore I'm extremely disappointed that so many pc gamers decided to support Epic anyway. Yesterdays poll on Era shows that more than 40% of the voters spend their money on EGS, most of them for buying moneyhatted content.
 
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That's the problem with moneyhats: when you take every other option away for some of the most popular content, you don't have to bother to offer a good service since people have no choice but using it. It's the most anti-consumer and anti-competitive way to compete.

Therefore I'm extremely disappointed that so many pc gamers decided to support Epic anyway. Yesterdays poll on Era shows that more than 40% of the voters spend their money on EGS, most of them for buying moneyhatted content.
ResetEra doesn't necessarily represent the PC gaming populace and isn't weighted in any meaningful way. For all we know, a bunch of console fanboys who have never gamed on PC could've voted to inflate numbers one way or another.

In short, the sample is not scientific and you shouldn't read anything from it.
 

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That's the problem with moneyhats: when you take every other option away for some of the most popular content, you don't have to bother to offer a good service since people have no choice but using it. It's the most anti-consumer and anti-competitive way to compete.

Therefore I'm extremely disappointed that so many pc gamers decided to support Epic anyway. Yesterdays poll on Era shows that more than 40% of the voters spend their money on EGS, most of them for buying moneyhatted content.
To be honest I was super happy with that poll. The narrative was that people would "go where the games are" and that the protesters were a tiny minority. 60% not paying a single cent after more than two years of EGS presence in the market and more than 100 moneyhats is a truly excellent result in my opinion. Something like 85% of those who voted, on a heavily console-oriented forum no less, have spent less than a full game's worth of money in the store in the 28 months since its launch. I am thrilled by these results.
 

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To be honest I was super happy with that poll. The narrative was that people would "go where the games are" and that the protesters were a tiny minority. 60% not paying a single cent after more than two years of EGS presence in the market and more than 100 moneyhats is a truly excellent result in my opinion. Something like 85% of those who voted, on a heavily console-oriented forum no less, have spent less than a full game's worth of money in the store in the 28 months since its launch. I am thrilled by these results.
I don't see the point of "worrying" about a console-centric forum like ERA are using money on EGS when we have official numbers from Epic themself showing how bad the store is doing.
You're both right. I guess I'm still disappointed because people on Era are mostly 18+ gaming enthousiasts, spending lots of their time and money on gaming. I expected that enthousiasts in particular would not be happy with Epic introducing money hatting for pc gaming. On social media, it's rather the younger and casual crowd that seems to be supportive to Epic.

Anyway, as long as EGS growth is slower than other stores, there's no need to worry. :)
 
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You're both right. I guess I'm still disappointed because people on Era are mostly 18+ gaming enthousiasts, spending lots of their time and money on gaming. I expected that enthousiasts in particular would not be happy with Epic introducing money hatting for pc gaming. On social media, it's rather the younger and casual crowd that seems to be supportive to Epic, because of Fortnite and "yay free games".
In that definition Im also part of the "support of Epic" crowd as I also enjoy free games and play Fortnite at times. But like with the casual crowd, I don't use money on EGS.

There's a difference between supporting Epic in the form of free games, coupons and Fortnite and in the form of buying games.
 

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You're both right. I guess I'm still disappointed because people on Era are mostly 18+ gaming enthousiasts, spending lots of their time and money on gaming. I expected that enthousiasts in particular would not be happy with Epic introducing money hatting for pc gaming. On social media, it's rather the younger and casual crowd that seems to be supportive to Epic.

Anyway, as long as EGS growth is slower than other stores, there's no need to worry. :)
People who frequently play on various platforms are logically more accustomed to exclusivity bullshit. I have no way of filtering those results but I assume that a similar poll among those who play primarily/only on PC would produce even more lopsided results in favor of the 0$ option.
 
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Why are some gaming journalists so obtuse...



I..uh,...what? Square has been porting to PC for decades and most stuff they do now releases same day as console., Kingdom Hearts was like the one exception. Even more niche stuff like Builders and SAGA got ported. But sure, the company that makes hundreds of millions in profits needed Epics money to port Kingdom Hearts.
 
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There are very little gaming journalism now days, the majority of articles out there are opinion pieces or advertisement or advertisements disguise as opinion pieces.

Many of the people sharing their opinions, in an "official" capacity, have little to no clue about PC gaming in general, and chose to ignore it for years, and just talk about it more recently because it got to big to ignore and the vast majority of innovation is coming from PC gaming.
 

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It is true that game journalism increasingly feels like advertising. Most sites go out of their way to mention certain games on a near daily basis. I think it results in reporting in a very even neutral tone, even if the subject should gather some criticism. Like those silly EGS infographics, and how most of the press looked at that and said "Gosh everybody, nice work!" I mean how are you going to say "tough year for EGS" when you have somebody on staff whose job is dependent on saying the word "Fortnite" every day and reporting on Rocket League patch notes.
 

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Gaming journalism is largely a lost cause.
It's incredible. Only thing missing here is Nathan Grayson claiming it's because of Steam's greedy 30% cut that it took so long before Kingdom Hearts came to pc. Many articles on the biggest game sites are borderline shilling for capitalistic companies in the games industry.
 

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That's it? Axiom Verge 2 and a bunch of seriously overpriced Kingdom Hearts games? What a joke after Epic's claims that they will have more exclusives incoming than ever. 😂
I won't pretend I was sorry that Epic had a poor showing, but honestly it was so fucking awful from start to finish I was almost conflicted on how to feel about it when everything was said and done.

On one hand, I'm absolutely glad they didn't have anything big I'd have to "mourn" for a year or more.
On the other hand, it was so hilariously pathetic that we (me and the three friends who were chatting on Discord while watching with me) felt almost disappointed for the absolute lack of notable reveals and spent few minutes in complete disbelief the show was actually over.
 
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I know I'm late to this, but, really? All that noise and hoopla for... that list? $70/90 dollar kingdom hearts ports as your big lead.
Guess I can write them off until they start talking (or third parties start talking) about the games theyre paying for from development of.
Do we even know if theyre going to go down the 'Epic won't promote your stuff, streamers and influencers will carry that load' for those games, like they do for the moneyhatted ones?
 

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Epic hired lobbyist Lacee Bjork Anderoson to find someone (ended up being Kyle Davison, state senator) to introduce app store law Epic had written. (so Apple must allow Epic Games Store on IOS and Apple's AppStore / and Valve must allow Epic Games Store on Steam without paying Apple/Steam any cut, conveniently excludes game consoles)
Originally it was applying in North Dakota only, but it was amended to also affect any one makin over $10m with customers (or developers) from North Dakota.
 
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Epic hired lobbyist Lacee Bjork Anderoson to find someone (ended up being Kyle Davison, state senator) to introduce app store law Epic had written. (so Apple must allow Epic Games Store on IOS and Apple's AppStore / and Valve must allow Epic Games Store on Steam without paying Apple/Steam any cut, conveniently excludes game consoles)
Originally it was applying in North Dakota only, but it was amended to also affect any one makin over $10m with customers (or developers) from North Dakota.
Thanks a lot !
Doesn't that also open up to force EGS to sell Steam games without Epic getting a cut?
What about the other way around ? Allowing Steam to sell EGS Exclusive games without Epic getting a cut ? :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye:
 
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Doesn't that also open up to force EGS to sell Steam games without Epic getting a cut?
Maybe distributing Steam, yeah.
Just like they do Spotify right now (who is member of Epic's App Fairness Coalition).

I think Epics main target is Apple, because they refused to give special deal to Epic. (Which likely means that consoles did give).
And Google for refusing to let Samsung include Epic Games Store in Samsung Phones.
 

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I like that in Timworld the consumer faces such great problems with store exclusivity that a law must be passed to free the consumer. That no consumer is requesting. In North Dakota. Where nobody lives. By a senator who had never heard of EGS until somebody wrote a bill for him to sponsor.

I do find it cute that Epic is more concerned with Serious Big Player cosplay than actually just selling games.
 
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A local tech site posted an article that Starbreeze is still desperately looking for a financial deal for Payday 3. I don't understand why Epic hasn't grabbed it yet, especially since the game is using the Unreal Engine. Didn't Payday 2 sell millions on Steam?
 

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A local tech site posted an article that Starbreeze is still desperately looking for a financial deal for Payday 3. I don't understand why Epic hasn't grabbed it yet, especially since the game is using the Unreal Engine. Didn't Payday 2 sell millions on Steam?
Yes it did. ^^
 

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A local tech site posted an article that Starbreeze is still desperately looking for a financial deal for Payday 3. I don't understand why Epic hasn't grabbed it yet, especially since the game is using the Unreal Engine. Didn't Payday 2 sell millions on Steam?
Is Payday 3 gonna use unreal engine?
 

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So, what's keeping them? I never played Payday, but I thought it was still very popular...
That... I don't know :crying-face:

Maybe Starbreeze doesn't want an exclusivity deal (yet) or perhaps they are talking with different partners. who knows.
 
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