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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite
Sep 24, 2021, 21:03
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite Sep 24, 2021, 21:03
Sep 24, 2021, 21:03
 
I don't know of any game that I could only purchase at CompUSA.
Never heard of such a thing.
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite
Sep 24, 2021, 15:53
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Re: Tim Sweeney Decries Apple Blacklisting Fortnite Sep 24, 2021, 15:53
Sep 24, 2021, 15:53
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 07:59:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 23:56:
DarkCntry wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 16:48:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 13:34:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 07:52:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 03:24:
Slick wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 00:35:
MondoCalrissian wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 23:52:
Epic built their empire by stealing game ideas from smaller studios and locking games to their platform. There are no heroes here.
And Epic is far from the first platform to play the exclusive game, in fact, they're pretty late to the party.
Would you mind providing one example in all of PC gaming history where there was such a thing as third-party exclusives? And for the love of goodness, please don't point to games on Origin, UPlay, or Battle.net.

Much of what is on Steam is only on Steam?
Oh! You think being there because it's big and successful and the developer chose to be there to make more money is different than exclusives on Epic, which are only there because Epic is big and successful and devs choose to be there to make more money.

And maybe you forget back when some entire games, and lots of features of games, were 3dfx exclusive. But you think that's different, because it used tech, and somehow it's better to require a user buy a different $300 card than to just download a different storefront.

And we had a handful of Intel exclusive games, such as POD.

And, well, what if we go back further, to when games were DOS exclusive or OS/2 exclusive. But that's fine to you, because somehow having to change operating systems is better than having to use a second store.

Even further back, man, lots of exclusives to Amiga.

I've never in my life met someone as brand loyal as you.
I'm not referring to exclusive games that came bundled with hardware. I meant platforms that exclusively sell video games, so I apologize for not specifically making that clear. By extension, I am also not referring to legacy operating systems since none before Windows 2000 had platforms that sold video games. In the future, I will try to be more specific.
That means you're goalpost moving then, as your original request was to find in all of PC gaming history, but when that it was shown to exist you further 'clarified' the request to fit a very specific niche...

The point is that we've had exclusives from day 1 of video gaming, day 1 of PC gaming, day 1 of board gaming...it's a matter of perspective. What Epic is doing isn't locking down games to only their store, it's, at worst, stupid timing inconvenience. I remember having specific-hardware limited software back in the early days, from Apple II-era to IBM-compatible-era that would only work on specific models, which is far worse than whatever is happening today. I mean, 12 months is annoying as hell to wait, but almost EVERYONE that posts on Blues is literally going "well I'll wait until the game is complete/bug patches are done, see you in a year" so it really doesn't matter anyways...look at it as pre-purchasing early access.

No. I'm not "goalposting." In my mind, I was asking for an example where any third-party game was sold exclusively on a platform before Epic brought it to PC. The "please don't point to games on Origin, UPlay, or Battle.net" provides the platform context. Again, as I said, in the future, I will try to be more specific.

Was OS/2 not a platform?
Was glide not a platform? And there were glide exclusive games that weren't bundles.

What about when CompUSA got exclusive expansion packs? Or, as still happens today, exclusive versions with exclusive features? Or how preordering from one retailer can get weapons other versions don't?

I mean, are any of those a 3rd party software store locking up an exclusive?
What's with the dense routine?
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Re: 23andMe Provides Titanfall Reassurance
Sep 23, 2021, 16:07
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Re: 23andMe Provides Titanfall Reassurance Sep 23, 2021, 16:07
Sep 23, 2021, 16:07
 
I have to admit I also was looking for some weird Respawn + 23AndMe collaborative advertising stunt...
I think it was the inclusion of an actual company name in the headline that caused me to look further.
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Sep 23, 2021, 14:05
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake Sep 23, 2021, 14:05
Sep 23, 2021, 14:05
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:38:
So i never played this game when it came out.. I tried to play it recently and after about 20 hours I was bored out of my mind.

It's skyrim all over again.

Yep reminds me of BioShock and Mario 2, just Skyrim all over again.
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too
Sep 14, 2021, 17:48
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too Sep 14, 2021, 17:48
Sep 14, 2021, 17:48
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 17:46:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 17:44:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:40:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 08:24:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 03:49:
Apple is a monopoly. They need to be regulated. Analysts need to go in, do a CBA, decide on a reasonable fee for payment processing and hosting (7-10%) and set it. 30% is ludicrous. In a free market with lots of app stores competing, no way this is over 5%.
I would agree the Apple Store is a monopoly on the Apple platform. And that 30% is excessive. However, since it is not the only significant platform, I don't see how anti-trust monopoly rules could apply. I've had a cell phone for over 20 years now and I have never given Apple a cent.
You're right: technically it's a duopoly with Google and Apple. But the result is the same: an industry void of competition, thus the excessive fees. Apple and Google need to be forced A) to allow other sellers and B) not have their products installed on their devices as default. Imagine if MS charged 30% of any software sold for Windows. Would PC gaming even exist?

The Microsoft Store cut is 30%
I think what JD meant is if Microsoft was the only place you could buy software for windows and they charged 30%.

Seems like the better discussion point would have been around "walled gardens".
Which yeah, is the reason I've avoided Apple for time immemorial, neither Windows nor Android has done that yet thankfully.
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Re: DEATHLOOP Released
Sep 14, 2021, 17:46
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Re: DEATHLOOP Released Sep 14, 2021, 17:46
Sep 14, 2021, 17:46
 
The only thing I'm hearing about this game is about the microstutter.
Same issue that was never fixed in Dishonored 2.
The only relief is frame limiting to 60fps... but it has to be from nvidia control panel, not in-game settings.
And even that doesn't fix it completely.
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too
Sep 14, 2021, 17:44
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too Sep 14, 2021, 17:44
Sep 14, 2021, 17:44
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:40:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 08:24:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 03:49:
Apple is a monopoly. They need to be regulated. Analysts need to go in, do a CBA, decide on a reasonable fee for payment processing and hosting (7-10%) and set it. 30% is ludicrous. In a free market with lots of app stores competing, no way this is over 5%.
I would agree the Apple Store is a monopoly on the Apple platform. And that 30% is excessive. However, since it is not the only significant platform, I don't see how anti-trust monopoly rules could apply. I've had a cell phone for over 20 years now and I have never given Apple a cent.
You're right: technically it's a duopoly with Google and Apple. But the result is the same: an industry void of competition, thus the excessive fees. Apple and Google need to be forced A) to allow other sellers and B) not have their products installed on their devices as default. Imagine if MS charged 30% of any software sold for Windows. Would PC gaming even exist?

The Microsoft Store cut is 30%
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Sep 9, 2021, 22:28
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake Sep 9, 2021, 22:28
Sep 9, 2021, 22:28
 
There are a lot of dated aspects that can't be fixed... the environments are going to be tiny.
They even felt tiny back in 2003.
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Re: removed
Sep 7, 2021, 22:04
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Sep 7, 2021, 22:04
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 20:40:
I am absolutely in the right and there's nothing to rethink.

distilled Cutter
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Re: $20K The Witcher Painting
Sep 4, 2021, 05:13
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Re: $20K The Witcher Painting Sep 4, 2021, 05:13
Sep 4, 2021, 05:13
 
Look s a bit Ilya Repin inspired:

https://i.imgur.com/aixfzjB.jpg
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Re: Jurassic Architect Announced
Sep 2, 2021, 10:14
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Re: Jurassic Architect Announced Sep 2, 2021, 10:14
Sep 2, 2021, 10:14
 
I never played the recent licensed JP builders, but weren't they more scenario oriented than say something like Roller Coaster Tycoon? I know that can have basic scenarios too, but I typically focused on just building the biggest, richest, best park I could forever without moving onto the next.
Did the licensed games have that kind of gameplay? Maybe this is trying to go more towards that?

Or like a Sim City (2013) showed-up by Cities: Skylines sort of situation?
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Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTIONS Formed
Sep 2, 2021, 10:07
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Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTIONS Formed Sep 2, 2021, 10:07
Sep 2, 2021, 10:07
 
Y'all may not realize that this just simply represents Brendan Greene separating from Bluehole/Krafton and otherwise has little consequence for that company or PUBG.
Nice of them to let him keep his name don't ya think
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free
Aug 29, 2021, 22:10
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free Aug 29, 2021, 22:10
Aug 29, 2021, 22:10
 
anonymous anonymous wrote on Aug 29, 2021, 21:52:
With the recent scandal involving Activison I'm surprised people here are promoting such a mysogynistic game series as Leisure Suit Larry without virtue signaling how problematic the game was. Your rules. Tsk, tsk.

The early games (yes including this 4th one) weren't really problematic at all. Definitely not misogynistic.
They punched at the sleazy guy typically.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 27, 2021, 16:02
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2021, 16:02
Aug 27, 2021, 16:02
 
With those steroids it's not the ramp up that's important but rather the ramp down.
That's why it's fine to take all 6 right away... you're starting with the high dose and working your way down carefully.
The instructions are just written under the presumption that you're being prescribed steroids for something serious that needs to be dealt with right away.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 27, 2021, 15:42
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Aug 27, 2021, 15:42
 
NKD wrote on Aug 24, 2021, 21:18:
Dr Disrespect has known from the beginning why he was banned. Twitch doesn't keep the reason you are banned a secret, even for regular plebs. They sure as fuck don't keep it a secret from their bigger names.

That might be the way you feel about it, but that doesn't make it the case.
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes
Aug 27, 2021, 15:08
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes Aug 27, 2021, 15:08
Aug 27, 2021, 15:08
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 15:06:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 15:02:
Is there another article about the stipulation that they can't inform the customer from within the app?

It’s implied, otherwise there’d be no need to inform them by email.
Apple Caves On In-App Payments

The article Blue linked does not mention email.
Thanks for the additional article that does

Your article links to another more informative one:
https://www.protocol.com/apple-apps-communication
Which has this:
"Users will have to opt in to receive outside messages from apps."
That's the real change... just the ability to contact users of an iOS app via email if they opt into it.
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes
Aug 27, 2021, 15:07
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes Aug 27, 2021, 15:07
Aug 27, 2021, 15:07
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 13:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 13:06:
Never would have happened without the Epic lawsuit.
Apple meets womp womp.

Yeah, this is an Epic win.

How Epic describes their "win" via their group Coalition for App Fairness:
Apple’s sham settlement offer is nothing more than a desperate attempt to avoid the judgment of courts, regulators, and legislators worldwide. This offer does nothing to address the structural, foundational problems facing all developers, large and small, undermining innovation and competition in the app ecosystem. Allowing developers to communicate with their customers about lower prices outside of their apps is not a concession and further highlights Apple’s total control over the app marketplace.
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes
Aug 27, 2021, 15:02
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Re: Apple Proposes App Store Changes Aug 27, 2021, 15:02
Aug 27, 2021, 15:02
 
Is there another article about the stipulation that they can't inform the customer from within the app?
The first article Blue links only talks about the payment being made outside the app, not the informing.
I'd believe it, but that article just doesn't say that.
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Released
Aug 26, 2021, 23:01
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Released Aug 26, 2021, 23:01
Aug 26, 2021, 23:01
 
It's worth the full price.
I'm 14 hours in... it's a perfect sequel in my mind.
If you're a fan of the first you'll definitely be a fan of this... but if it didn't do it for you... neither will this.
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Re: Splitgate Hits 10M Downloads; Beta Extended
Aug 19, 2021, 05:08
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Re: Splitgate Hits 10M Downloads; Beta Extended Aug 19, 2021, 05:08
Aug 19, 2021, 05:08
 
I really enjoy having a polished competent arena shooter with some popularity.
Been playing a bunch of it. There are like 20 something modes and I enjoy just about all of them... fun to play them in variety rotation basically.
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