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News Comments > Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact
78. Re: Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact Jun 26, 2019, 21:09 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 18:19:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 18:09:
I give Tim this, he's up to date.

Take care of the supply side business, we as a corporation can control the paying public, we now have that down.

Went from customer is always right, to here's all we offer you and it's the same as the other guy... you have no choice in the matter other than not partake at all.

If you talk to anyone that's met Tim, he's not at all driven by money. He never was.

Was that before or after Fortnite?
 
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News Comments > Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact
75. Re: Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact Jun 26, 2019, 20:38 Kxmode
 
Nearly all have more features than Epic;

This line is a straight-up BS. There's no way big publisher platforms have more features than Steam. Without trying, I can count at least one they don't have, which is user reviews and ratings (I've not included GOG since it is not strictly speaking CDPR's platform. It was started to sell Good Old Games).

Is Tim that delusional?

none seem to have reached 5% of Steam's scale.

Because firstly they don't have the same numbers of registered and active monthly users as Steam. Second, most big publisher platforms have under 300 titles whereas Steam as around 30,000.

It's not gut feeling Tim. It's simple math. Steam is just BIGGER than they and BIGGER than you in every way possible.

This leads to the strategy of exclusives which, though unpopular with dedicated Steam gamers, do work, as established by the major publisher storefronts

Another delusional point. There's a considerable distinction between a publisher releasing THEIR products on THEIR storefront and third-party publishers effectively being bribed not to release on a competing platform. Steam has never engaged in bribery. Epic has and numerous times since the beginning of this year.

Is the solution proportionate to the problem it addresses, and are gamers likely benefit from the end goal if it's ultimately achieved?

Consumers aren't benefiting from Epic's exclusivity in several ways:

1. A least one long term preorder on Steam got yanked weeks before release to go EGS exclusive prompting Valve to call the move unfair to Steam customers.
2. Crowdfunded projects with Steam commitments pull a 180 and throw backers under the bus and to the point that a company won't give back the money so a person can buy the Steam copy at a later date.
3. Companies not in need of Epic's cash infusion yet have opted for EGS exclusivity have posted their AAA-titles for preorder at full price.
4. People forced to buy on an inferior platform and one that doesn't have a basic shopping cart. An e-commerce site without a working shopping cart isn't an online store.
5. Neither Epic nor the publishers manage consumer expectations thereby leaving them in a state to wonder or worry that a crowdfunded project they backed years ago nearing completion will get the EGS switch-a-roo even when the campaign promised or eluded to Steam access.
6. Exclusivity has so far brought nothing but anti-consumer choice and artificial delays.
7. Studios purchased by Epic have indicated their products will likely be removed from Steam

As I see it, consumers haven't benefited from EGS exclusivity yet.

If the Epic strategy either succeeds

If? Either? That is not where you should be gambling. If you want to gamble, do it with your platform's success based on its features and merits. Don't do it with consumer choice and artificial gates. Because here's the thing, when you deny people things they get angry and anger has a way of making enemies. The last thing EGS needs as a fledgling store is the ire of something like 90 million active Steam users and 1,000,000,000 registers accounts.

Will the resulting 18% increase in developer and publisher revenue benefit gamers? Such gains are generally split among (1) reinvestment, (2) profit, and (3) price reduction.

That last part is a total lie!

First, most of the games that went exclusive on EGS for preorder did not appear for less than what it would have costed on Steam. Case in point:

- Borderlands 3 - $60 preorder
- The Outer Worlds - $60 preorder
- Other Wilds - $25 preorder [crowdfunded indie title]
- Phoenix Point - $40 preorder [crowdfunded indie title]

Second, during EGS's $10 off everything promotion fiasco, publishers were either disabling the pre/purchase button or artificially raising the price by $10 to compensate clearly showing they have no desire to give consumers a benefit due to the higher revenue split and cash infusion.

As far as I'm concern "Price reduction" hasn't happened on EGS in the way Tim is alluding. So the line about a better 88/12 revenue split leading to better consumer pricing is a myth.

The rest of his post is meaningless BS.

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 26, 2019, 19:52 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 12:49:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 23:09:
I am looking to upgrade my CPU and mobo to a I9-9900 (Not OC) and ROG STRIX Z390-E. I think my current build is good, but I am noticing less than ideal performance on the CPU side for certain games as relates to 4K60 sustainability. I have no plans to OC. Thoughts?

At 4k/60 you're going to be GPU bound for the most part. If money is no object spend the most amount of money you can on the GPU. After that's done then yeah that CPU is going to be 100% fine, if not overkill. Zen 2 looks really good but Intel is still king for single threaded stuff for the time being.

I have a NVIDIA 2080 Ti 11GB.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 25, 2019, 23:09 Kxmode
 
I am looking to upgrade my CPU and mobo to a I9-9900 (Not OC) and ROG STRIX Z390-E. I think my current build is good, but I am noticing less than ideal performance on the CPU side for certain games as relates to 4K60 sustainability. I have no plans to OC. Thoughts?  
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
27. Re: Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 25, 2019, 16:51 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:02:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 03:54:
"SUPERDATA. A NIELSEN COMPANY." If you don't know who they are well, you're in for a rude awakening.

Also, Nielsen is not infallible. I've worked with them extensively. Last in 2017, so I'm sure they've built up capabilities, but their estimates were generally 30% off from my actuality. It still made them useful, as I was using them for market sizing and competitive monitoring, and they were a data point for me, not gospel, but it always amazed me how much they were charging me for access to their data, then gave me estimates about my business that were so far off, making me realize how far off they must be for everyone else.

Well, since you worked with them and know their inner workings, I'll give that to you.

However, do realize that according to other industry analytical firms, Steam has a profitable trajectory. Statista has a report showing that in 2017, Valve made 4.3 billion. Forbes reports in 2018, Epic reportedly earned $3 billion. So even if you factor in some loss on Steam's side to EGS exclusives, numbers-wise Steam still made likely around a billion more than Epic. Steam has more concurrent and active monthly users than EGS. And, by far, Steam has more registered users than all the modern consoles combined include the Epic Games Store.

What I am saying is Epic is not going to meet or defeat Steam on numbers alone. Mathematically they can't. The ONLY way they will is if they go full-bore on hiring talent to the degree that allows them to get their store up to Steam's level within a year or two, and then push to make the store better than Steam. Epic has the funds so they can spare no expense. However, if they're focusing on exclusives, their store will ultimately fail.

Anyhow, that's my take of the situation. Thank you for your point of view.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
26. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 25, 2019, 16:38 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:00:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 01:56:
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1) They ARE pushing their store up to par. But until it is up to par, they're trying to ensure it has a user base

Because their store is not up to par, they shouldn't be engaging in anti-consumer tactics to be sustainable. In other words, they cannot succeed on merit alone. That's some underhanded BS. Anyone who supports Epic's anti-consumer exclusives is as shady as they are.

Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:00:
2) You can't waive a magic wand and make something up to par. Part of what is required is resources. Resources are hard. Getting good people isn't easy, despite what all the people not in hiring positions here keep saying. You want smart people, that fit your culture, know what they're doing, and hit the ground running. This isn't easy. And yes, Epic has quite a few, but they can't pull their best people off of Fortnite without accelerating the decline of Fortnite

I know their magic wand-waving requires resources. The thing is they have all the resources they need. In 2018, they made $3 BILLION in profit, and in 2017, they made over a billion, at least. Epic isn't strapped for cash. But their focus on purely on obtaining exclusives because their platform cannot compete against Valve's superior product today.

Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:00:
3) It also takes time. There's a finite limit. A coding problem doesn't necessarily move faster with 1000 coders than 100. It almost definitely doesn't move faster with 10,000 than 1,000, and especially 100,000 than 10,000. At some point, people need other people to finish things, and some pieces aren't modular enough to be built by multiple people. Some modules can't be started until others are finished

CD Projekt Red developed The Witcher 3 in about three years. Part of the reason they were able to do it was during the peak of production they had around 1,000 people working on the game. ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE all over the world so that the game could be in continuous development. CDPR has a minuscule fraction of Epic's profits, and yet they went full-bore on the talent required to get the product done. How many people do you suppose Epic has hired to work on their store? I guarantee it's not as much as CDPR's commitment to The Witcher 3.

Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:00:
What they're doing is a stop-gap. If they waited until the store was fully finished, they'd never get it out. If they didn't have exclusives, they wouldn't have customers.

If they were serious about bringing their store up to par, they would hire a deluge of talent. Instead, they burn through their funds on exclusives because exclusives are easier and sexier than updating the store.

Beamer wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 09:00:
I literally don't understand what you want them to do. What's your solution? One that makes sense in a business world.

See my last two points above. If CDPR could do that for The Witcher 3 with a fraction of the money, then there's no limits or restrictions for Epic. The only question to ask is what interests Epic more? A better storefront or anti-consumer exclusives. As I see it, they lean the later.
 
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News Comments > Ubuntu 32-bit Reprieve
10. Re: Ubuntu 32-bit Reprieve Jun 25, 2019, 13:35 Kxmode
 
subx wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 13:23:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 13:19:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 13:07:
FUCK LINUX.

I feel like we're missing a few steps.

Should at least buy Linux dinner first.

Kernels love chicken.
 
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News Comments > Ubuntu 32-bit Reprieve
7. Re: Ubuntu 32-bit Reprieve Jun 25, 2019, 13:19 Kxmode
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 13:07:
FUCK LINUX.

I feel like we're missing a few steps.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
23. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 25, 2019, 03:54 Kxmode
 
Osc8r wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 18:31:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 20:31:
Osc8r wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 15:21:
The only actual Epic Game Store exclusive is Fortnite on PC.

"Fortnite gets a boost from Season 9 but is still far off from its peak. Fortnite made $203 million across console, PC and mobile, up significantly from April but down 38% from May 2018. Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue."

So that fad is coming to an inevitable end and with it Epic's ability to lock down exclusives. They should be focusing all the Fortnite cash on making their platform as good as if not better than Steam.

Almost 2 years of been the most profitable/popular game on the planet? That's some 'fad' :P

Perhaps you missed the part where it read "but down 38% from May 2018." A 38% drop isn't trivial. If Epic were a publicly traded company, a 38% drop from a previous year would cause investors to sell off shares, especially considering Fortnite is Epic's golden cash cow and primary source of profitable income.

I didn't, because even if it had a 100% drop tomorrow it wouldn't change the facts or the past eg:

"Fortnite earned record $2.4bn in 2018, the 'most annual revenue of any game in history."

But i guess you missed the part where the game is still topping the highest grossing game lists, and that they are still making over 200 million dollars a month from ONE GAME. One game that has broken pretty much all records and made the company a fkn mint - enough to single handedly fund all their other projects including their store.

Most AAA games are popular for a month or two at best... Fortnite has been killing it for 2 years straight now.

Any AAA dev would kill to have this 'fad' as you call it.

"SUPERDATA. A NIELSEN COMPANY." If you don't know who they are well, you're in for a rude awakening.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
22. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 25, 2019, 03:43 Kxmode
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
21. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 25, 2019, 03:36 Kxmode
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 05:17:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 01:43:
I have a feeling Borderlands 3 will make or break their chances. Not only how well it sells compared to 2, but also how much more casual players hate the client they're forced to use (if they hate it).

I don't think Borderlands 3 will really prove anything. It's a highly-anticipated sequel in a popular franchise. It's going to sell well regardless of where it's sold.

The real question is whether or not games that aren't exclusive to EGS can still sell well on EGS. If the answer is no, then EGS will not be sustainable.

You know the mathematical answer to that question. However, here are the raw numbers to provide proof.

"Epic Games said during a GDC presentation today that there are now 85 million registered users of the Epic Games Store on PC" Source

Companies tout "registered" users all the time as if they're supposed to mean something. Registered users are meaningless. Steam has one billion accounts. Who cares how many registered accounts a platform has? What matters is active monthly users.

"Steam now has 90 million monthly users" Source

In other words, Steam has more monthly active users than EGS has registered users (although, in full disclosure, given the dates of the articles, it could be less now).

The bottom line is if the same game appeared on Steam and EGS, there's no way Epic could ever compete based on sheer numbers. That's why Epic went exclusive because they can't compete with Steam as a platform. It's not unlike a kid picking a fight and then running behind their dad for protection. In this case, Epic picked a fight with Steam with all their bombastic talk and then hid behind their exclusives. Valve called out Epic on their nonsense via a post on the Steam Metro Exodus store page:

"We think the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long pre-sale period. We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale through the February 15th release date, but we were only recently informed of the decision and given limited time to let everyone know."

EGS was seen by most, myself included, as a legit competition for Steam that would create a flat landscape where one platform pushes the other to innovate and visa verse. But once Epic went exclusive, the hatred toward them reached a boiling point. I've read people's comments where they've made it clear they won't support Epic, and if they had a choice to buy on a publisher's platform (like UPlay for Division 2), they will buy there. People aren't factoring in all the negativity towards EGS as a cause for their downfall.

You have three main factors:
- Epic is burning through its Fortnite profits to astroturf brand loyalty. Astroturfing isn't organic, and people only stick with EGS for as long as the freebies exist, or because they're forced to buy a game from EGS.
- A considerable drop in revenue from 2018 coming from consoles (Fortnite's number one money maker), which is likely to drop once nextgen consoles arrive or before if the popularity wanes.
- A high degree of negativity surrounding exclusives.

All these conditions exist now, and they will lead to a negative sum game.

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News Comments > Steam Ubuntu Support Ending
27. Re: Steam Ubuntu Support Ending Jun 25, 2019, 01:36 Kxmode
 
Bishi wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 13:23:
Yeah but what kind of fool attempts to play games on Linux anyway

Right?

* CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu server are typically for servers
* Manjaro, Mint, ElementaryOS target daily users
* Fedora and OpenSUSE target programmers
* Rasphian is for embedded systems

It's not really a kernel for gaming. I'm surprised gaming support even exists on Linux.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
17. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 23, 2019, 01:56 Kxmode
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 01:43:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 20:31:
Osc8r wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 15:21:
...

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They are absolutely in a race to get the Epic Store turned into a real competitor before their money bag runs out. Their client improvements seem to be coming too slow for how fast Fortnite might be fading, but they've got a ways to go yet.

I have a feeling Borderlands 3 will make or break their chances. Not only how well it sells compared to 2, but also how much more casual players hate the client they're forced to use (if they hate it).

The problem with their race is they're astroturfing loyalty by forcing people to buy from them instead of wanting to buy. This is all on Epic for blowing their money on exclusives instead of pushing hard to bring their store up to par with other platforms and then make it better than them. I want Steam to have good competition (still do) because it would force Valve to get off their laurels and do something. Competition is good. It drives innovation and so much more. But I don't like the kind of anti-consumer choice nonsense Epic is engaging in. All they do is incite contempt.

Time is not on Epic's side. In the end, they will lose and I won't shed a tear when their store implodes.

Something else worth noting. The footnote included this: "Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue." In other words, the money isn't coming from PC but consoles. Consoles go through generations. What happens when current gen consoles get replaced by new ones? Is Fortnite still going to be as popular? Will gamers be turned off because the graphics look "old gen?"

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2019, 01:48 Kxmode
 
SunnyD wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 21:36:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 16:59:
Speaking of virtual worlds, two entertaining movies to watch on Netflix if you're bored: The Matrix and John Carter.

Ooh, a John Carter reference! And here I thought I was the only one willing to keep neuronal pathways charged with knowledge that that movie existed. Save for the inclusion of those virtual world hopping aliens, I loved that modern attempt at E.R.B.'s vision. Seemed fairly spot on to all the pulp books I'd read back in the day.

~Finis~

You're not the only one. JC is one of my favorite films. I'm disappointed Disney decided not to create a sequel. The movie was originally planned to be a trilogy.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce Driver Hotfix
2. Re: NVIDIA GeForce Driver Hotfix Jun 22, 2019, 21:10 Kxmode
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 13:19:
I had that bug in GTA5 and thought the video card is about to die...
Hotfix my ass. I had it for about a month.

Perhaps you should look up the definition of a hotfix before spouting your ignorance.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2019, 21:06 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 16:59:
Speaking of virtual worlds, two entertaining movies to watch on Netflix if you're bored: The Matrix and John Carter.

or Ready Player One.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
15. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 22, 2019, 21:02 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 20:52:
Total War Three Kingdoms totally deserves it, fucking GREAT game. Creative Assembly nailed it, great campaign mode and the battles are still fun as hell. Haven't had this much fun with a CA title since Rome 2.

How's the story? Is it engrossing? I'm not much for the Total War side of the game, but if the story is awesome I'll play.
 
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News Comments > Season 10 of Fortnite to Require DirectX 11
9. Re: Season 10 of Fortnite to Require DirectX 11 Jun 22, 2019, 20:56 Kxmode
 
From a personal note, there's no way I would ever go back to 7. That OS, even the 64-bit flavor, is nowhere near as stable as 10. In the entire time I've used Win10 64-bit, I've had one BSOD, and NVIDIA drivers caused that during its installation (it hasn't happened since).  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: In memory of Digital Anvil Jun 22, 2019, 20:40 Kxmode
 
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 03:52:
After what MS did to Digital Anvil. No way in hell would I trust them.

Have you seen Flight Simulator 2019? The Last Flight Sim Microsoft released was in 2006 for Steam. FS 2019 is coming to Windows 10 (as an incentive to get people to upgrade to it). Microsoft's support of Windows as a gaming platform ebbs and flows. Right now they appear supportive, so you can trust them in that regard for at least the next year or two. When their new Xbox console comes out, we'll see where we're their loyalties rest.

FS 2019 is in my top list of games to play. It looks breathtaking, and the idea that you can fly the ENTIRE world is just fantastic for exploration nuts like myself.
 
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News Comments > May 2019 Digital Game Sales
13. Re: May 2019 Digital Game Sales Jun 22, 2019, 20:31 Kxmode
 
Osc8r wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 15:21:
The only actual Epic Game Store exclusive is Fortnite on PC.

"Fortnite gets a boost from Season 9 but is still far off from its peak. Fortnite made $203 million across console, PC and mobile, up significantly from April but down 38% from May 2018. Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue."

So that fad is coming to an inevitable end and with it Epic's ability to lock down exclusives. They should be focusing all the Fortnite cash on making their platform as good as if not better than Steam.

Almost 2 years of been the most profitable/popular game on the planet? That's some 'fad' :P

Perhaps you missed the part where it read "but down 38% from May 2018." A 38% drop isn't trivial. If Epic were a publicly traded company, a 38% drop from a previous year would cause investors to sell off shares, especially considering Fortnite is Epic's golden cash cow and primary source of profitable income.
 
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