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As much as I like dunking on Tim Epic, at least he had an idea of what he wanted to do (based on wrong assumptions, but still), this man on the other hand ....
And he'll lose that war just like Tim.
To Tim's credit, until EGS, he was actually quite good at delivering, being a great programmer and running Epic. Elon has more money, but none of the programming ability or business sense.
 

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Is he really going to side with Musk and DeSantis...

I am so over the whole twisted idea that somehow platforms are infringing on folks rights by deplatforming hate speech and misinformation...

Sure Apple is extremely prudish towards sexual content, but then I would turn that spotlight right back onto politicians who attack sexual content and create laws to restrict it...
 

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Welp he's went off the deep end.
The libertarian ethos he espouses leads to this eventually. It was only a matter of time.
It's when he starts going after 'social ills' (minorities/lgbtq2+) as the cause of these problems, it shouldn't be surprising. It's the final stage before he start goose stepping in jackboots.
 
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My completely wild speculation is a Payday clone. Again, not based on anything other than a guess and the type of multiplayer games Epic targets and the crime lingo...

Real question is if it is a delayed game that was signed prior to early 2021. 505 signing an exclusive deal now would be dumb, but also not completely out of character for them.
 
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because of everything they've been doing since the very beginning
Still far from the worst publisher.

There are publishers that are literally keeping money that are suppose to go to the devs themself, publishers that publishes games that leaves devs in the shadows about everything, publishers who don't give a fuck about sexual harassment etc.

505 have done some dumb shit like regional pricing, Epic deals, Humble Bundle weirdness, but absolutely not the worst publisher out there.
 

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because of everything they've been doing since the very beginning
When they start actively fucking over their dev partners, and maliciously doing the same to their fans, we might have something to talk about - but in a world where EA and Activision, let alone all the other smaller pubs we've read about over the last decade, still exist, 505 are just kinda annoying.
It does make me side-eye Remedy hitching their cart to 505 so completely though.
 
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Mor

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There's a reason people keep posting Steam links to games in the Reddit EGS giveaway threads.
Completely unrelated but It's funny cause' lately I have seen a new pattern on r/pcgaming community. There's always a group of VERY SPECIFIC accounts that always post only EGS links, only that, they do not interact on anything else, one stopped posting some months ago and a new one just popped up doing the exact same thing lol

I won't share names cause' last thing I want to do is point and shame but either astroturfing or.... astroturfing, tbh.

Also, lately I have seen an increase of those accounts on Twitter, I guess "Free speech" was meant for bots and false narrative all along :lampblob:
 

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Completely unrelated but It's funny cause' lately I have seen a new pattern on r/pcgaming community. There's always a group of VERY SPECIFIC accounts that always post only EGS links, only that, they do not interact on anything else, one stopped posting some months ago and a new one just popped up doing the exact same thing lol

I won't share names cause' last thing I want to do is point and shame but either astroturfing or.... astroturfing, tbh.

Also, lately I have seen an increase of those accounts on Twitter, I guess "Free speech" was meant for bots and false narrative all along :lampblob:
I know exactly what you mean and they are always getting downvoted hard, curious why they still do it considering noone wants EGS links in PC related threads.
 
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I remember the Anno guy defending the EGS exclusivity on Twitter back in the day – I guess he didnt have any other choice while he was still at Ubisoft, heh?
In any case, as I said, its good Ubisoft is coming back to Steam. Think of them what you will, I just like people having options and said often that everything should release on Steam (and everywhere, every platform!)

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Weird to see 505 do another exclusive, I thought they had learned the lesson by now...maybe an old contract? Or just a particularly disgustingly huge sack of cash?
 

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Completely unrelated but It's funny cause' lately I have seen a new pattern on r/pcgaming community. There's always a group of VERY SPECIFIC accounts that always post only EGS links, only that, they do not interact on anything else, one stopped posting some months ago and a new one just popped up doing the exact same thing lol

I won't share names cause' last thing I want to do is point and shame but either astroturfing or.... astroturfing, tbh.

Also, lately I have seen an increase of those accounts on Twitter, I guess "Free speech" was meant for bots and false narrative all along :lampblob:
It's not a recent thing. For the last 2 years, I've seen these accounts and they usually delete their account after a few months. Then another new account starts posting.
 

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I remember the Anno guy defending the EGS exclusivity on Twitter back in the day – I guess he didnt have any other choice while he was still at Ubisoft, heh?
In any case, as I said, its good Ubisoft is coming back to Steam. Think of them what you will, I just like people having options and said often that everything should release on Steam (and everywhere, every platform!)

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Weird to see 505 do another exclusive, I thought they had learned the lesson by now...maybe an old contract? Or just a particularly disgustingly huge sack of cash?
Could also be an old contract. Like GoatSim 3 was announced this year, but was signed in 2019 iirc.
 
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As expected, Geoff is the only one who gives them any space lol
And to be clear, "Expect tons of big announcements including new games, new trailers, and a few surprises." is most likely about the show in general, not EGS, but they wrote the tweet like it's about EGS.
 

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And to be clear, "Expect tons of big announcements including new games, new trailers, and a few surprises." is most likely about the show in general, not EGS, but they wrote the tweet like it's about EGS.
To be honest, I expect Alan Wke 2 to be there and probably some other Epic publishing games. Perhaps one or two mid size timed exclusives but nothing else.
 

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To be honest, I expect Alan Wke 2 to be there and probably some other Epic publishing games. Perhaps one or two mid size timed exclusives but nothing else.
I will honestly be dissapointed if AW2 and Playdeads next game isn't there.
 

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Completely unrelated but It's funny cause' lately I have seen a new pattern on r/pcgaming community. There's always a group of VERY SPECIFIC accounts that always post only EGS links, only that, they do not interact on anything else, one stopped posting some months ago and a new one just popped up doing the exact same thing lol

I won't share names cause' last thing I want to do is point and shame but either astroturfing or.... astroturfing, tbh.

Also, lately I have seen an increase of those accounts on Twitter, I guess "Free speech" was meant for bots and false narrative all along :lampblob:
I know one poster you're talking about, but I think they're more of a fanboy than anything else. I haven't noticed any blatant astroturfing accounts on Reddit.

As expected, Geoff is the only one who gives them any space lol
Tweets with threatening auras. :fearful-face:
 

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And to be clear, "Expect tons of big announcements including new games, new trailers, and a few surprises." is most likely about the show in general, not EGS, but they wrote the tweet like it's about EGS.
After reading geoff's reddit posts I totally think this is the one correct.

Fewer new games, more updates overall
so, a few mid size exclusives and as main surprise the X-mas giveaway they do all the time lol
 

Mor

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I bet this will be part of the EGS reel, no way in hell it isn't. So yeah, this is the kind of stuff I'm expecting mostly.
 
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What the heck is a Web2 gamer?
Web 2.0 is the "evolutionary stage" the internet is currently considered to be in (Web 1.0 is essentially the state the internet was in the 90s). Web 3.0 is a hypothetical concept by cryptonerds where they think crypto is the next major evolution of the internet and that in the future crypto will be a integral and inseparable part of how everyone uses the internet.

Or something like that cryptonerds are dumb as shit and Web3 is a stupid buzzword to delude themselves into thinking everyone is gonna have cryptowallets as their main form of payment and they're super cool and smart for being the first ones to have them.
 

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Web 2.0 is the "evolutionary stage" the internet is currently considered to be in (Web 1.0 is essentially the state the internet was in the 90s). Web 3.0 is a hypothetical concept by cryptonerds where they think crypto is the next major evolution of the internet and that in the future crypto will be a integral and inseparable part of how everyone uses the internet.

Or something like that cryptonerds are dumb as shit and Web3 is a stupid buzzword to delude themselves into thinking everyone is gonna have cryptowallets as their main form of payment and they're super cool and smart for being the first ones to have them.
I know that web2.0 is some evolutionary stage for web standards back in early 2000s. But it is for web standards, it has nothing to do with gaming. Web3.0 is just a bullshit buzzword that crypto-world thought was good word to use for their crypto bullshit. Don't drag web2.0 down to the bullshit >.<
 

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I know that web2.0 is some evolutionary stage for web standards back in early 2000s. But it is for web standards, it has nothing to do with gaming. Web3.0 is just a bullshit buzzword that crypto-world thought was good word to use for their crypto bullshit. Don't drag web2.0 down to the bullshit >.<
Web 3.0 was coined initially for web standards. But devs are using it as a buzzword for crypto games as well even though it makes no sense whatsoever.
 
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Web 0.0 gamers play games on local hardware, like downloading from Steam. They are the most primitive gamers.
Web 1.0 gamers play games on standalone websites, like Wordle. They are the peasants of gaming.
Web 2.0 gamers play games hosted on platforms, so Newgrounds, Facebook Gaming, etc. Basically the merchant class.
Web 3.0 gamers find a sponsor to buy them access into a Metaverse NFT game, so they can grind for thousands of hours while their sponsor pockets 50%+ of the money they make working playing. They are noble lords, to be sure.
Web 4.0 gamers are, of course, the most advanced form of gamer. I'm not yet powerful enough to know what for sure what they play, but I suspect it's mostly Fortnite. Maybe some Roblox. Kings.
 

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Another web3 sca-, game is coming to EGS.


Other than Rockay City, I'm expecting an Alan Wake 2 gameplay trailer and maybe a premier trailer for GenDesign's game.
AW2? yes.
GenDesing? Likely not.
DEADLAB? probably.

Also, expect Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 to be EGS exclusive (Saber) as it will likelt be at the event, so part of the reel.