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Re: Ultima Online Turns 25
Sep 25, 2022, 18:33
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Re: Ultima Online Turns 25 Sep 25, 2022, 18:33
Sep 25, 2022, 18:33
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 14:20:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 14:17:
It feels like I missed out.

You really didn't, despite what people looking back with rose colored glasses will tell you.
Angry inside because you missed it?
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Re: On Sale
Aug 4, 2022, 16:57
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Re: On Sale Aug 4, 2022, 16:57
Aug 4, 2022, 16:57
 
Baldur's Gate 1&2 as well as Icewind Dale 1 have been discounted numerous times, but Icewind Dale 2 has never bugded.
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Re: The Return of Lord British
Apr 12, 2022, 20:46
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Re: The Return of Lord British Apr 12, 2022, 20:46
Apr 12, 2022, 20:46
 
Been playing Ultima since Exodus, Ultima 7 is my favorite game of all time, and probably have 10,000 hours into UO.

But...(De)Meta...blockchain tech...c'mon man. Might as well rename the company "CEO Bandwagon"
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Re: QUIJOTE: Quest for Glory Early Access
Apr 1, 2022, 16:03
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Re: QUIJOTE: Quest for Glory Early Access Apr 1, 2022, 16:03
Apr 1, 2022, 16:03
 
Bill Borre wrote on Apr 1, 2022, 12:04:
Aw for a second there I thought they were updating Sierra's Quest for Glory games.
Ditto.

Made me nostalgiac though, heading to GoG to make some purchases.
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box Classics
Mar 29, 2022, 21:51
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Re: Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box Classics Mar 29, 2022, 21:51
Mar 29, 2022, 21:51
 
I like to buy classic games on GOG because they configure DOSBox to work correctly individually for each title, how does Steam handle it?
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend
Mar 17, 2022, 20:01
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend Mar 17, 2022, 20:01
Mar 17, 2022, 20:01
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 17, 2022, 18:47:
Such a shame that once you buy any game on Steam, you're branded with the Valve logo and are never allowed to use any other retailer.
Some of us have moral values and don't support companies that rely on anti-consumer practices to strongarm marketshare.
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend
Mar 17, 2022, 14:46
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend Mar 17, 2022, 14:46
Mar 17, 2022, 14:46
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 17, 2022, 13:21:
1) the player count for the game is horribly low, 2) game doesn't even have a release date on Steam.
Wonder how well that Epic free money is doing them now....

I loved Chivalry, have over 1,000 hours played, most of it in the 1 vs 1 duel arena.

The Steam playerbase made the game really successul and Stone Banner very wealthy. How did they repay us? By taking a bribe and signing an exclusivity contract on another platform. Was happy to see it has backfired, you reap what you sow.
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Re: Steam 2021 Year in Review
Mar 9, 2022, 01:45
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Re: Steam 2021 Year in Review Mar 9, 2022, 01:45
Mar 9, 2022, 01:45
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 8, 2022, 23:54:
So the question I am asking (seriously) is what sorta overhead does a storefront like Steam, Google Play, Apple App Store cover for the commission?
>10%, lolz
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Re: Steam 2021 Year in Review
Mar 8, 2022, 23:17
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Re: Steam 2021 Year in Review Mar 8, 2022, 23:17
Mar 8, 2022, 23:17
 
Yeah but have they ever tried the strategy of lowering their commission to 10% and losing 100's of millions of dollars a year?
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Out
Feb 17, 2022, 13:15
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER III Out Feb 17, 2022, 13:15
Feb 17, 2022, 13:15
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2022, 12:35:
Reviews have been fantastic for it all around. How many of you gangstas are getting down on this today? It's on XGP so I think I'll give it a go on there first.
Steam: 51% mixed?
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Re: Epic Games Megaverse Trademarked
Feb 3, 2022, 12:11
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Re: Epic Games Megaverse Trademarked Feb 3, 2022, 12:11
Feb 3, 2022, 12:11
 
Epic never has an original idea, they just copy whatever anyone else is doing.

Well Fortnite is failing hard, let's just copy PUBG.
Steam is making a lot of money, ditto.
Metaverse? Sounds good...now introducing Megaverse!
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Re: Epic Games Store Year in Review
Jan 29, 2022, 03:37
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Re: Epic Games Store Year in Review Jan 29, 2022, 03:37
Jan 29, 2022, 03:37
 
Prez wrote on Jan 28, 2022, 18:08:
I will say that Epic is doing right by the free giveaways, and wrong by the timed exclusives. In my opinion anyway.

Agreed.

It's just anecdotal, but judging by the 1,000's of reddit comments many posts about it generate, going with the anti-consumer exclusivity strategy was a PR disaster for Epic. Although they generate revenue from it, it's hard to quantify the end result given the fact you have to compare it to how much they pay for the exclusive rights in addition to how many consumers chose to permanently boycott their platform because of them.

I have no problem whatsoever supporting an underdog, especially since competition is often advantageous for consumers, so would buy from their platform in return for some free games. I buy new games from gog.com sometimes just because I appreciate the classics they list for sale for example. But that anti-consumerism model took it too far so screw Epic.
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No subject
Jan 21, 2022, 13:16
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No subject Jan 21, 2022, 13:16
Jan 21, 2022, 13:16
 
Science: Cannabis use can impact cognitive ability long-term: study.

Blue: Couldn't make it to the end.

Lolz.
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Re: Get Relicta for Free
Jan 20, 2022, 19:24
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Re: Get Relicta for Free Jan 20, 2022, 19:24
Jan 20, 2022, 19:24
 
Snagged my bribe in exchange for turning a blind eye towards blatant anti-consumerism, as I'm easily bought. ™
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Re: Steam Passes 28M CCUs
Jan 10, 2022, 18:05
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Re: Steam Passes 28M CCUs Jan 10, 2022, 18:05
Jan 10, 2022, 18:05
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 9, 2022, 14:25:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jan 9, 2022, 14:07:
They should sign more anti-consumer exclusivity deals if they want to be successful.
If they did the Steam cult would flip overnight on that subject like a pancake on a griddle.
New market entreant immediately starts enacting anti-consumer business practices, people that don't like it are... in a cult? GTFO

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Re: Steam Passes 28M CCUs
Jan 9, 2022, 14:07
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Re: Steam Passes 28M CCUs Jan 9, 2022, 14:07
Jan 9, 2022, 14:07
 
They should sign more anti-consumer exclusivity deals if they want to be successful.
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Re: Get Gods Will Fall for Free
Jan 6, 2022, 22:02
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Re: Get Gods Will Fall for Free Jan 6, 2022, 22:02
Jan 6, 2022, 22:02
 
Epic's strategy of attracting all the gamers who have no money continues to work brilliantly, here's to another year of $100+ million in losses!
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend Begins; House Aberfell Teased
Dec 10, 2021, 10:29
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Re: Chivalry 2 Free Weekend Begins; House Aberfell Teased Dec 10, 2021, 10:29
Dec 10, 2021, 10:29
 
Chivalry was one of my Top 3 favorite games released in the last decade, played it religiously.

Unfortunately will never play the sequel as I refuse to support Epic's anti-consumerism. "Well just wait for it to come out on Steam." I'm not giving them a single dollar, they can choke on the bribe they already took.
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Re: Steam Breaks User Record
Nov 27, 2021, 23:26
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Re: Steam Breaks User Record Nov 27, 2021, 23:26
Nov 27, 2021, 23:26
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 27, 2021, 15:45:
You better watch out Valve. Epic is going to supplant you.
Steam needs to lower their cut from 30% to 10% so they too can lose $100's of millions a year until they go out of business.
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Re: New World Bleeding Users
Nov 2, 2021, 17:49
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Re: New World Bleeding Users Nov 2, 2021, 17:49
Nov 2, 2021, 17:49
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 2, 2021, 17:42:
People in here keep talking about the game being a grind. There were level 60's a week after release. My sister, who has been playing Genshin Impact religiously for an entire year for 12 hours a day is only now reaching max rank. Grind?

Why don't you go rank up Logging trade skill to 200 and get back to me.

Or mining.

Or fishing.

Or literally anything except skinning, which bizarrely ranks up very quickly.
So WoW allows you to pick 2 professions. New World allows you to literally do all of them. Yet the complaint is that...doing so takes a long time?

New World literally can't win, lol.
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