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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

129. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 15, 2020, 16:00 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 15, 2020, 15:31:
That's not the point Tim was making. He was explicitly comparing exclusives on his platform with exclusives that appear on streaming services, while completely ignoring the fact that they spent millions producing them. Epic didn't spend millions producing the exclusives on their platform, they only spent millions to keep them away from Steam.

Of course it's not the point Tim was making. It's the point I am making. It doesn't matter who is making the exclusives, I don't want there to be any exclusives. As a consumer, I benefit from having all the products I want on a single platform. Unless I'm getting more benefits from having them separated - which I'm not - I don't want them to be. Even if Epic were only putting Epic exclusives on EGS, I'd still be annoyed about it (well, assuming there were Epic games I wanted to buy).
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

125. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 15, 2020, 15:14 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 15, 2020, 14:25:
Tim is quoted:
"Exclusive products are the primary way for companies entering new markets to gain new momentum against entrenched competitors. [You can] compare [our approach] to the successful launch of Disney+ last year, going head to head with Netflix, Amazon, and others." source
That's a weak and invalid comparison. Netflix, Amazon, and Disney Plus produce their exclusives (e.g. first-party). Epic doesn't create the exclusives that appear on their store. A better comparison would be comparing Fortnite on EGS with CS:GO on Steam, Anthem on Origin, and Diablo 3 on Battle.net.

Who cares if it's a weak/invalid comparison? Even if it were entirely apt, is there anyone who's actually happy about the fact that more and more online streaming services are popping up? The reason that people liked Netflix so much is that it centralized all of their watching in a single location. The only reason that I would give up the convenience of centralization is if it became too costly, but since the alternatives are all similarly priced, that's not an issue.
 
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News Comments > SuperData 2019 Year in Review

13. Re: SuperData 2019 Year in Review Jan 2, 2020, 14:57 Bhruic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2020, 13:20:
I am extremely glad not to ever have bought a single mobile game, f2p game, or anything that would put any cent in that 4 out 5 dollar figure...

That's just fucking sad. Gaming can be a medium of art, thought and immersion but that's apparently only worth it to 20% of the people who play games. Mobile gaming is nothing of the sort, because it always will monetize the whales and make everything else a grind. Employ psychological tricks to get minors to spend money (Fortnight!) and generally run scummy lottery like gameplay elements.

That seems an incredibly stupid thing to be "glad" about. There are plenty of quality f2p games out there (Path of Exile and Warframe both spring to mind), and spending some money in those games so that the developers can continue to provide great updates is, to my mind, quite a deal. You would have to be quite the ideologue to pass up the great f2p games out of the idea that they are inherently bad.
 
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News Comments > Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller

13. Re: Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller Dec 31, 2019, 12:30 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 12:27:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 08:15:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 06:10:
One million sold? Unpossible! They are an EGS exclusive, and everyone knows that's the kiss of death.

Or, you know, it's one million sales across all platforms, including XBox, PS4 and Switch... But sure, yeah, the success was all EGS.
The point wasn't that it was successful because of EGS, but rather EGS didn't prevent its success.

Yes, and my point is that we don't know if it was successful at all on EGS, because the sales totals are for all platforms. If it did well on PS4/XBox/Switch, then it might have sold like shit on EGS. So EGS might have prevented its success on PC. We have no more knowledge from this announcement than we did before it.
 
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News Comments > Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller

9. Re: Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller Dec 31, 2019, 08:15 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 06:10:
One million sold? Unpossible! They are an EGS exclusive, and everyone knows that's the kiss of death.

Or, you know, it's one million sales across all platforms, including XBox, PS4 and Switch... But sure, yeah, the success was all EGS.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free

13. removed Dec 30, 2019, 14:36 Bhruic
 
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News Comments > Get The Talos Principle for Free

41. Re: Get The Talos Principle for Free Dec 30, 2019, 14:31 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2019, 13:45:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 21:52:
Who cares? Epic giving away free games is a great thing for consumers. It's the one thing they are doing that is good. Credit them for the things they are doing right as well as point out the things they are doing that aren't.

Well, they make their engine available for free, essentially. You only pay if you start to make money on it. That's a pretty good thing for anyone who wants to play around in a cutting edge engine.

True - I meant the only thing they do with regards to their sales platform, but you're right, I didn't make that clear.
 
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News Comments > Get The Talos Principle for Free

24. Re: Get The Talos Principle for Free Dec 29, 2019, 21:52 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 20:00:
Epic's long bomb throw before they can no longer afford to do it in 2020.

Who cares? Epic giving away free games is a great thing for consumers. It's the one thing they are doing that is good. Credit them for the things they are doing right as well as point out the things they are doing that aren't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 27, 2019, 16:47 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 15:48:
I'm pretty close to a free speech absolutist, but it's hard to see why revenge porn should be protected.

That's the wrong way to look at it. All speech should be protected, unless a compelling reason can be presented for why it shouldn't be. It's up to 'revenge porn' to present the case it shouldn't be protected, not up to others to suggest why it should be. Which isn't to say that there isn't a good case for why it shouldn't be protected, but the approach still matters.
 
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News Comments > Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free

10. Re: Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free Dec 27, 2019, 16:43 Bhruic
 
ldonyo wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 15:31:
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 15:06:
mirthy wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 13:00:
It's a strange reality where one can have the luxury complain about free games. I mean, it's free!

(I got that sarcasm btw).

No one is complaining about free games. People are complaining, and rightfully so, about Epic's anti-consumer practices of exclusives. Obviously some of the more stupid people around here continually fail to grasp something so simple.
You do realize that consoles have been doing the 'anti-consumer exclusive' thing for nigh on two decades now, right? Obviously, many more people around here simply grasp themselves.

That's some top quality 'what-about-ism'. I'm not sure why you think that consoles having anti-consumer behaviour means that it's ok for Epic to ape the anti-consumer behaviour for PCs, but here we are.
 
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News Comments > Steam 2019 Chart Toppers

6. Re: Steam 2019 Chart Toppers Dec 27, 2019, 14:57 Bhruic
 
Destiny 2 must have sold pretty damn well. The base game is f2p, and it only got released on Steam in October.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile 2 Announced

3. Re: Path of Exile 2 Announced Nov 15, 2019, 22:01 Bhruic
 
Gotta admit I'm confused by the timing of this announcement. Are they just trying to steal some thunder from Diablo 4? Because if they don't plan to be in beta until at least a year from now, I don't see the reasoning behind making the big announcement today.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

4. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 14, 2019, 21:57 Bhruic
 
shiho wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 19:07:
1998: You can kill every NPC, become a pornstar and murder children. (Fallout 2)

2019: You can't name your character "retard" or "Hitler" because your computer will get upset. Also, you cannot say anything bad to LGBT people in the game, or kill them. (Outer Worlds)

Same core team... two decades of cultural decline.

How do I know that you have no idea wtf you are talking about? Because you can literally play The Outer Worlds by killing every single npc you meet - LGBT or otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Epic Sues Another Tester Over Fortnite Leaks

10. Re: Epic Sues Another Tester Over Fortnite Leaks Nov 13, 2019, 03:44 Bhruic
 
I knew Epic would have to look for another revenue stream to fund buying exclusives for their store, but I didn't think this is the route they would take.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews

4. Re: Morning Previews Nov 4, 2019, 14:24 Bhruic
 
Each of these runs were different, as other players would weave in and out of my game, clearing some areas of monsters before I could get to them.

This is the most worrying comment about the game I've heard so far. I don't want Diablo to be a game where I have to worry about competing for kills with other players - it's not an MMO (or it shouldn't be).
 
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News Comments > The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion

6. Re: The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion Nov 4, 2019, 14:21 Bhruic
 
Creston wrote on Nov 4, 2019, 12:41:
It's popular to hate it in the "hardcore PC players" world, but Sims is actually a fun series if you like to build things.

I always thought the hate was for the never ending stream of nickle-and-diming DLC, not the games themselves.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Addresses blitzchung Controversy; Reduces Penalties

54. Re: Blizzard Addresses blitzchung Controversy; Reduces Penalties Oct 13, 2019, 11:19 Bhruic
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 10:27:
It was "I am no racist, and here's one argument to show you I am not".

Dear god, are racists still trying to use "I'm not racist, I have black friends!" as a defense?
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Chart

3. Re: U.K. Sales Chart Sep 16, 2019, 16:38 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2019, 15:36:
Caslon wrote on Sep 16, 2019, 13:34:
Must be a mistake somewhere, there aren't 3 spots taken by the Sims games.

Also, BL3 #1? The UK needs to get with the EGS-hate program.

It's across all platforms. Pretty sure XBox and PS don't have to deal with EGS.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Released

58. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 21:58 Bhruic
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 21:19:
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 20:45:
ventry wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 19:57:
Been reading reports of this game uploading at a constant 2Mb/s during play due to the new Denuvo being used. If there is any deviation or interruption the game folds.

Anyone confirm??

You're the second guy in the thread to mention this, so it's certainly a point of worry.

Are they using us to seed others downloading?

Word is that it's the Denuvo copyprotection... Apparently it has to communicate with their servers in order to be constantly decrypting the executable.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Show Announced and Borderlands 3 Launch Party Video

5. Re: Borderlands 3 Show Announced and Borderlands 3 Launch Party Video Sep 7, 2019, 21:54 Bhruic
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 7, 2019, 14:45:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 7, 2019, 14:26:
Darks wrote on Sep 7, 2019, 13:19:
Randy bitchford must be really worried this game is gong to fail with how much press they keep trying to shovel at us.

Going by that metric, CDPR must be in all-out panic mode regarding Cyberjunk 2077 with how much press they keep trying to shovel at us.
Peeps throw common sense and logic out the door and twist themselves up in knots when anything Epic is mentioned. It's really an odd epic phenomenon.

And yet if you read the comment chain, you'll note that literally no one mentioned Epic - until you did. Funny how you inject them into everything.
 
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