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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2019, 00:20 Kxmode
 
The Witcher trailer.  
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
45. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 19, 2019, 20:22 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 16:18:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 15:53:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 08:56:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 08:48:
Meh. I'll buy it on EGS because I want to play the game. I have been following its development for a long time and am quite encouraged by what I have seen thus far.

They're all just launchers to me anyway. They all only need to do one thing in my book: launch my goddamned game. Are they successful in that? Good, great, happy Ramadan!
but but but herp derpy derp

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Fuckit, you're not worth it.

Have we reached a stalemate? /hugs /handshakes?
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Roadmap
50. Re: Epic Games Store Roadmap Jul 19, 2019, 16:11 Kxmode
 
"
Epic Games first announced the Epic Games Store last December. It followed Valve's reveal of the new "Revenue Share Tiers" system for developers and publishers, which met with some discontent from indie developers in particular. Epic saw the opportunity to disrupt the market with the store and its launcher. In many ways, this was more a marketing move than a properly assessed business tactic. Epic's plan hinged on its decidedly generous revenue split, with everything else playing second fiddle. The company, and its CEO Tim Sweeney, seem to favor the "move fast and break things" approach to business.

Such an approach worked for Google and Facebook, sure. However, it doesn't seem suitable for a digital distribution platform that relies mainly on customers, rather than advertisers and investors. As such, we've seen a lot of discontent from PC gaming consumers over Epic's aggressive strategy of timed-exclusive titles. These often come with short notice, such as the infamous case of Metro Exodus. While most PC gamers will agree that Steam could use some heavyweight competition, many of us aren't satisfied with Epic's service so far.

The Epic Games Store launcher is still virtually the same as when it went live last December. Epic first announced a delay on features back in early May. Based on the current roadmap board on Trello, it doesn't look like it will hit the target for many of its features very soon either. The lack of very basic features such as a shopping cart or a wishlist is baffling. It's odd that a multibillion-dollar company doesn't seem able to deliver simple features in a realistic time frame.

Credit where it's due, though most of us appreciate Epic's generosity toward indie developers in particular. The giveaways of free games are also nice, and one particular game actually drove me to buy a copy on Steam afterward. Still, we can't help but look at the Epic Games Store from the perspective of potential customers. And we have to point out that it's severely lacking in incentives to use it, even at the most basic level. We also have to look at the promises made, and the controversies that surround the development.
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
43. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 19, 2019, 15:53 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 08:56:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 08:48:
Meh. I'll buy it on EGS because I want to play the game. I have been following its development for a long time and am quite encouraged by what I have seen thus far.

They're all just launchers to me anyway. They all only need to do one thing in my book: launch my goddamned game. Are they successful in that? Good, great, happy Ramadan!
but but but herp derpy derp

 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
42. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 19, 2019, 15:44 Kxmode
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 06:28:
The Epic Store burn rate (exclusive payouts vs actual sales) will fizzle out, and all these desperate exclusives will be crawling back to Steam soon enough.

It is also worth mentioning Fortnite no longer has the consistent top stream on Twitch. They're getting hammered by Riot's LOL and TFT.

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News Comments > Tim Willits Leaving id Software
13. Re: Tim Willits Leaving id Software Jul 19, 2019, 15:39 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 13:08:
After QuakeCon I will announce my future plans, where I am going, and what new exciting things I am doing. Stay tuned.

Nobody cares, Tim. The only reason anyone ever paid any attention to you is because you worked at id.

He has 2,809 followers on Twitter (where he posted the message). In other words, people do care about his plans, where he's going, and what new exciting things he'll be working on. Stop being a troglodyte.
 
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News Comments > What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia?
21. Re: So he just said Stadia will be a failure? Jul 19, 2019, 15:29 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 13:47:
Hanneth wrote on Jul 19, 2019, 12:35:
Someone else has already stated a short list of their long list of high profile product shutdowns.
https://killedbygoogle.com/

Thanks for the link.

It doesn't bode well that services are the highest number of projects killed by Google.
 
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News Comments > What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia?
20. Re: What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia? Jul 19, 2019, 15:11 Kxmode
 
As I understand it, the law requires companies to legally make digital purchases always available if they are not strictly speaking a service. As a pair of examples, if Blizzard decided to shut-down WOW tomorrow, it would be okay without any legal ramifications. Conversely, if Valve decided to shut down Steam tomorrow, they c/would be held liable for the billions of dollars of digital goods no longer available for download.

Stadia and other services like it are a legal nightmare. They don't address the issue of purchased goods in the cloud. The better solution would be to go the Adobe route of charging a $50 monthly premium and let people play EVERYTHING on Stadia's library including new games.

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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials Show Strong PC Performance
12. Re: Ubisoft Financials Show Strong PC Performance Jul 19, 2019, 00:53 Kxmode
 
Nullity wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 13:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 10:23:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 10:21:
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jul 17, 2019, 23:10:
Whatever happened to all that UPlay hate, it all just vani.....
EGS came out...
But what will we collectively hate next week..
It's gonna be EGS for a while...
Noticed he used "hate." Only someone of that mindset would think in absolutes.
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
35. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 19, 2019, 00:30 Kxmode
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 23:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 19:38:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 17:01:
Derpy herpy derp
+1 herp derp
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
34. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 19, 2019, 00:29 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 18:22:
Complete bullshit. Every single game using Steamworks DRM is Steam exclusive. Skyrim was 100% Steam exclusive for many years until Bethesda launched their own store. Literally hundreds of games using Steamworks DRM are Steam exclusive so that no matter where you buy the game you are forced to tie it to your Steam account. Besides, it is still only timed exclusivity on EGS and not all out exclusivity like the consoles so your comparison does not fly at all.

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Correct wrt to the bribing but the first part is once again complete bullshit. Steam literally has hundreds of Steamworks DRM exclusives. Get a clue. Please. Also, while Valve has certainly made more monies than Epic pre-Fortnite I would not be so sure about it last year. Valve is estimated to rake in revenue in the $4bn range but Epic allegedly made $3bn profit last year, i.e. they probably beat Valve in revenue in 2018 at least.

There's a considerable difference between Steamworks DRM and Epic's third-party exclusivity. Your failure to understand what speaks volumes to your ineptitude.

CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 18:22:
Good. Voting with your wallet is definitely the way to go if you do not want to reward the exclusivity stuff. If everyone was that consequential then the publishers would stop signing these deals immediately. Unfortunately that's a pipe dream... 99% will buy the Steam version and due to the waiting time probably even at a higher price (preorders and day one) than they would have normally.

I'm not doing it to see what others think of my purchasing decisions, and I don't care what 99% of people on Steam or Epic buy. (I swear to God you better not correlate that sentence to "well, why are you criticizing EGS?" If you go there, you're certifiable.)

CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 18:22:
And I thought I was doing pretty well when it comes to hyperbolic diabtribes but gratz on outperforming me big time, dude!

It is spelled "diatribes." Further, you should look up words first before misusing them.

Also, I think it proper to point out I'm not the type of person to start a discussion in a thread with this example of "academic commentary:"

CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 17:01:
Hahaha still so many sandy vaginas over EGS. It's like Pussy Beach Central around here!

Staggering.
 
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News Comments > Tim Willits Leaving id Software
4. Re: Tim Willits Leaving id Software Jul 19, 2019, 00:08 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 21:10:
born2expire wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 20:16:
Epic Games Store latest purchase?
Excellent idea, it would add to their je ne sais quoi.

Je ne sais quoi? Only a Kool-Aid drinking cretin would espouse such attributes to a platform woefully lacking in basic features. How about sub-par and BS. Those two are apt qualities.
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
26. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 17:39 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 17:01:
Also, a friendly reminder again: Even if the simpletons still say so... it's not all Epic's fault. The publishers decide where their games get published. If they would not accept the monies and sign the deals but tell Epic to bugger off then there wouldn't be any EGS exclusivity. If the publishers would truly value their customers' freedom of platform choice they wouldn't sign these deals.

The publisher isn't creating this BS. Exclusivity is a well-established thing on consoles going back to the beginning and many publishers accepting it are likely used to it from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. However, it never existed on PC until Epic made it a thing. Valve makes more annually than Epic and yet has never had third-party exclusives on their platform, nor have they engaged in bribing another publisher not to sell on a competing platform.

CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 17:01:
It is pure publisher greed that is enabling these deals. They pocket the money and they know exactly that 99% of y'all will buy the games anyway once they come to Steam. The real addicts will likely even buy both versions. EGS *and* later on Steam or GOG or uPlay or whatever. It's a win-win situation for the publishers if there ever was one.

Of course, it's greed. That's the primary reason why I'm not going to buy those exclusives if they appear on Steam. It shows me who these publishers are. I don't reward BS business practices. However, the fault is purely on Epic for enabling this BS in the first place. Instead of focusing on making their platform as good as or better than Steam, Epic instead went the path of anti-consumer exclusives on the PC platform that up until this year never had third-party exclusives. In other words, Epic created an environment that is now on par with console hating tribalism. Instead of bringing us together with consumer choice and value, Epic has divided us. Congrats Epic! You've singlehandedly created a grand canyon sized schism.
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
19. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 15:39 Kxmode
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 12:42:
How many of you actually installed Epic Games Store?

Had it installed for Paragon* but didn't install after a system upgrade. I'm not supporting Epic's anti-consumer exclusives. I likely will not buy games that went exclusive if/when they appear on Steam.

*I have no problems using a publisher's launcher for the publisher's games.
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
11. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 14:11 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 13:26:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 18, 2019, 12:42:
How many of you actually installed Epic Games Store?

I installed it way before all the faux outrage became the popular thing to do. Never been hacked, my daughter did not get pregnant and my wife hasn't left me. I did get a little too much sun the other day, not enough to peel or blister, do you think that has do to with the different color store front?

What's your favorite "different color" of Epic compound Kool-Aid?
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS
10. Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Next Month on EGS Jul 18, 2019, 14:08 Kxmode
 
Epic should hire Chuck Norris. He has superhuman powers to fix anything with his fists and beard, and if he is not available, then MacGyver is a good backup.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism
14. Re: Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism Jul 17, 2019, 17:07 Kxmode
 
Talisorn wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 18:24:
God you guys are a bunch of cynical whingers. This gives an artist a) exposure and b) something decent to add to their resume. It's not like it's all one sided. People have a choice, you know? If they want to participate in contributing to the game, let them.

Outsourcing music to the crowd is another way of getting music on the cheap and keeping costs low without passing on their savings to consumers.
 
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News Comments > PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store
17. Re: PC Tetris Effect Next Week on Epic Games Store Jul 17, 2019, 15:26 Kxmode
 
This was always meant to be a PS4 exclusive, so it'll be exclusive to another sub-par platform. Nothing new.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Draw Fire for Game Music Solicitation
10. Re: Ubisoft and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Draw Fire for Game Music Solicitation Jul 16, 2019, 14:49 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 10:56:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 19:01:
There are two sides to every story and somewhere in the middle lies the truth.

If only life were actually that simple. It would make knowing what's true a lot easier. Instead, we have to do things like actually look at facts.

The facts typically exist somewhere in the middle.
 
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News Comments > Bakery Simulator in October
2. Re: Bakery Simulator in October Jul 16, 2019, 14:39 Kxmode
 
Wait. You make the bread, then you cook it, then deliver it? Is that how a real-life bakery works?  
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