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ExistentialThought

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Speaking of EGP, they're finally starting to promote Alan Wake 2 with an Alan Wake Fortnite skin and an Alan Wake interactive tour...in Fortnite.
But this is what I mean when I say they are back to having all their eggs in the Fortnite basket. No doubt, when they purchased Psyonix and Irregular Corporation/Mediatonic, they wanted to increase their reach beyond Fortnite, but it really feels they are back to the same start. Back to relying on Fortnite for their marketing and hype, which I am sure Tim thinks is a sign of how much Fortnite can be more than a game, but a platform (and specifically an ad platform).

The recently left Sergiy talked about how sticky some of these F2P/live service games are and will Fortnite players even care to stop playing that and purchase AW2? I guess only they have the data...
 

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Trigger Warning: I'll be talking positively about Alan Wake 2.








Runs pretty nice on my 208o Ti at 1440p, Medium Preset (which I assume is the console equivalent), no RT.

Really liking the Saga parts of the game so far. Very different from the action adventure gameplay of the first game, more like a True Detective episode, with some nice banter between Saga and Max Payne, sorry I mean Alex Casey. Seeing Bright Falls again is just amazing. Only slightly annoying thing so far is no Coconut song :(
 

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Trigger Warning: I'll be talking positively about Alan Wake 2.

Runs pretty nice on my 208o Ti at 1440p, Medium Preset (which I assume is the console equivalent), no RT.

Really liking the Saga parts of the game so far. Very different from the action adventure gameplay of the first game, more like a True Detective episode, with some nice banter between Saga and Max Payne, sorry I mean Alex Casey. Seeing Bright Falls again is just amazing. Only slightly annoying thing so far is no Coconut song :(
I'm a bit tired of this, seriously, YOU DON'T NEED TO JUSTIFY YOURSELF FOR ENJOYING A GREAT GAME! U_U

EGS is absolutely atrocious and our opinions won't chance about that, but AW2 is superb and shouldn't be treated like shit cause' it is hosted on a bad store. just enjoy it and have an amazing time playing it
 

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I'm a bit tired of this, seriously, YOU DON'T NEED TO JUSTIFY YOURSELF FOR ENJOYING A GREAT GAME! U_U

EGS is absolutely atrocious and our opinions won't chance about that, but AW2 is superb and shouldn't be treated like shit cause' it is hosted on a bad store. just enjoy it and have an amazing time playing it
Was just kidding around, lol. But I think I'll keep my posts about Alan Wake 2 to this thread, until I'm done with it anyway and write a review of sorts
 
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complete trash, 0/10! would not recommend
They put a note over the machine, saying how it gave up the ghost after years of people only playing that one song. I think someone at Remedy had enough of it, lol. And to their credit, the jukebox was already half-broken in 2010, requiring Alan to kick it for it to work.
 
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I believe there are games that use Epic's account services to allow cross platform cheevs (i.e. unlock a cheev on EGS, it also unlocks on Steam, PSN, Xbox etc). I would assume AW2 uses those services and it's just general code that doesn't indicate anything.
 

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Hmmm... I'm not up to date on Alan Wake lore, but wasn't Alex Casey the "Max Payne"-equivalent from Alan Wake's books? Or am I thinking of someone else?
Or has he written that character into existence?
A bit of both. I assume Remedy was long toying with the idea of referencing their old IP in new games, but they had sold Max Payne off to Rockstar, and so had they made up "Alex Casey". As you say, Alan Wake is a successful writer, who wrote a number of hardboiled detective story, with the eponymous Alex Casey as the anti-hero. So a clear metaphor/reference/whatever to the Max Payne games. In Control, it was revealed that there actually is a real-life FBI agent called Alex Casey as well, and he makes an appearance in Alan Wake 2 as the partner of Saga, one of the two protagonists.

Did Alan Wake create him? Was Alex Casey maybe around before, and the stories changed and warped him into this figure? Is he truly unrelated and the game just wants to confuse you? Who knows, still playing it, but I don't expect that we get any simple answers. As Stephen King famously wrote “Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there’s little fun to be had in explanations; they’re antithetical to the poetry of fear.”
 

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Continuing to have a great time with Alan Wake 2. There's something about Remedies style of writing and world building that I really like. Combined with the overall great presentation, it just makes for a superb experience. Still pretty early in, haven't even gotten to the part where you can jump back and forth between Saga and Alan yet, but this already feels a lot stronger than even Control, which I loved and regard as Remedy's best game (so far), but AW2 might surpass it.
 
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Mivey Could you put those pics in a spoiler tag? Not that far into the game (really taking my time with it and soaking it all up).
 

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Mivey Could you put those pics in a spoiler tag? Not that far into the game (really taking my time with it and soaking it all up).
Oh yeah, sorry. Most of those appeared in trailers and so on too (even Ahti was already kinda spoiled that way), so I assumed it's fair game. Will put things in spoilers.

And ditto on the slow burn. The in-game tracker says I'm 7 hours in, but finished only first three chapters.
 

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Oh yeah, sorry. Most of those appeared in trailers and so on too (even Ahti was already kinda spoiled that way), so I assumed it's fair game. Will put things in spoilers.

And ditto on the slow burn. The in-game tracker says I'm 7 hours in, but finished only first three chapters.
I don't think I even have watched most of the trailers, really went on a hard media blackout for this. :p
 

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Match Group and Google announced a settlement on Tuesday in Match’s lawsuit against the company. The last-minute decision leaves Google scheduled to go up against Fortnite publisher Epic Games alone in an antitrust trial that starts next week, with Epic alleging that Google Play’s payment policies are anticompetitive.
Under the terms of this latest settlement, $40 million in escrow will be returned to Match, according to Match’s Q3 2023 letter to shareholders. By March 31st, 2024, Match’s apps will implement Google’s user choice billing system, meaning Match will give Google an 11 percent cut of subscriptions and a 26 percent cut of purchases made using Match’s own payment systems or will owe Google its standard fees for transactions that use Google’s in-app purchase system. The parties also filed a voluntary notice for dismissal of the suit.
On X, formerly Twitter, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that his company “will go to trial against Google alone” and that “we reject Google’s so-called ‘user choice billing,’ in which Google controls, surveils, and taxes transactions between users and developers.”
 
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LMAO is Sweeney fashioning himself as a privacy champion now?

I still think Epic has a point in the Google antitrust suit, but it’s looking more and more like he’s trying to weasel his way into a free lunch on Google Play.
 

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IIRC one of the claims against Google was that they were actively blocking phone manufacturers from shipping alternate stores on Android phones and forcing them to only carry Google Play. The Google case probably does have more merit than the Apple one, but Sweeney is still an idiot.

Also it is funny seeing him advocate privacy when his company was fined half a billion dollars last year for privacy violations.
 

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It's really annoying how Sweeney calls company fees "taxes". I'm sure it's supposed to make us all feel outraged, because TAXES BAD, but it just makes him look like he doesn't understand how anything actually works or what words mean.
 

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It's really annoying how Sweeney calls company fees "taxes". I'm sure it's supposed to make us all feel outraged, because TAXES BAD, but it just makes him look like he doesn't understand how anything actually works or what words mean.
He knows exactly what he's doing. Accurately calling it a commission would be boring and doesn't rile people up like the scary T word.

Also he's a billionaire, and we know how much billionaires love paying taxes.
 

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All those nostalgic zoomers. :sweaty-blob:

My guess is it peaks at 5.5-6.5 million on the weekend.

Also on an average day Epic's games modes are about 55-60% of the total playerbase, but today it's around 95%. No wonder they did the UEFN payout changes a few days earlier.
 
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All those nostalgic zoomers. :sweaty-blob:

My guess is it peaks at 5.5-6.5 million on the weekend.

Also on an average day Epic's games modes are about 55-60% of the total playerbase, but today it's around 95%. No wonder they did the UEFN payout changes a few days earlier.
What site has the Fortnite concurrent player count?
 

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It's already up to 5.1 million. I might need to up my estimates by a million or so. :sweaty-blob:

What site has the Fortnite concurrent player count?

It accounts for every platform combined (console, PC, mobile and cloud).

Edit: I should mention it only accounts for people in servers. So the true number of people who are actually in client is higher. How much higher? I really have no idea, but if you extrapolate based on other games such as Rocket League and Mordhau, you could probably add another 20-30%.