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Re: Epic Spending Hundreds of Millions on Game Store: Reports
Apr 11, 2021, 00:44
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Re: Epic Spending Hundreds of Millions on Game Store: Reports Apr 11, 2021, 00:44
Apr 11, 2021, 00:44
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WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2021, 18:32:
I bought RDR2 direct from Rockstar games when it was first released, IIRC.

while some developers can do that (rockstar owns the accounts and download service), others get hit with fraud, where the keys get sold on an auction site, chargebacks hit their account for the cost of the game and chargeback fees, and then angry customers call and complain why their key (from auction site) no longer works. to the point where some companies have begged people to pirate their games and not use auction sites.
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Re: Epic Spending Hundreds of Millions on Game Store: Reports
Apr 11, 2021, 00:39
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Re: Epic Spending Hundreds of Millions on Game Store: Reports Apr 11, 2021, 00:39
Apr 11, 2021, 00:39
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The golden goose is going to run out of eggs. epic realized this, and so they have built a cash printing machine like steam has. steam makes so much money off of selling other games they can barely be bothered to waste time making their own. like half-life:alyx. this game was produced to sell half-life, it was created to get more people on VR and expand that market.
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Re: Edge of Eternity Edges Toward Full Release
Apr 8, 2021, 12:16
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Re: Edge of Eternity Edges Toward Full Release Apr 8, 2021, 12:16
Apr 8, 2021, 12:16
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I was going to buy it... then I saw I already own it. So I guess I'll finally get to play it in a couple of months
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Re: Evening Interviews
Apr 8, 2021, 12:12
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Re: Evening Interviews Apr 8, 2021, 12:12
Apr 8, 2021, 12:12
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LOL, as if any franchise that produces money would ever be shelved
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Re: PC Death Stranding Earns Over $27M
Apr 8, 2021, 12:11
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Re: PC Death Stranding Earns Over $27M Apr 8, 2021, 12:11
Apr 8, 2021, 12:11
Jim
 
I enjoyed the game. I thought the story was really good. sure, its a bit grindy, its also a bit goofy. but that is the point of having norman reedus in the story, to humanize it all.
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Re: On Sale
Apr 6, 2021, 12:18
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Re: On Sale Apr 6, 2021, 12:18
Apr 6, 2021, 12:18
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bulletstorm, $6, which was probably what it should have been in the first place to get rid of GFWL
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Re: Outriders Rides Again
Apr 5, 2021, 03:18
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Re: Outriders Rides Again Apr 5, 2021, 03:18
Apr 5, 2021, 03:18
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Hump wrote on Apr 4, 2021, 17:54:
BTW, I would love to see a true PCF sequel to Painkiller...

It would not be a true sequel, as most of the original dev team had left a few years afterwards, made farm 51, and necrovision. If you have not played necrovision you can try that, it is kind of closeish with interesting mechanics.

Overon wrote on Apr 5, 2021, 01:58:
I don't understand the appeal of looter shooters other than the slot machine nature of the loot.
Have you played one? It isn't just slot machine loot, it is also power fantasy, destroying enemies that formerly destroyed you.
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Re: Outriders Servers Still Struggling
Apr 4, 2021, 03:51
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Re: Outriders Servers Still Struggling Apr 4, 2021, 03:51
Apr 4, 2021, 03:51
Jim
 
Enjoying the game, but the disconnects are frustrating. still I don't hold it against the developers. PCF it seems like haven't done much for quite a few years. This would probably be something they can monetize to sustain the company and create an enduring franchise. When you compare against say anthem, well, there is no comparison. So there is a lot of demand for the product and server issues to be ironed out. I think both PCF and Square Enix may be new to the always online genre. Hopefully they can figure it out soon enough to not burn their reputation.
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Re: Outriders Servers Still Struggling
Apr 3, 2021, 15:58
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Re: Outriders Servers Still Struggling Apr 3, 2021, 15:58
Apr 3, 2021, 15:58
Jim
 
Welcome to the wolcen launch
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Re: SHADOW MAN: REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 23, 2021, 16:09
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Re: SHADOW MAN: REMASTERED Next Month Mar 23, 2021, 16:09
Mar 23, 2021, 16:09
Jim
 
Welcome back to 20 years ago, with the exact same graphics.. from 20 years ago. "Remastered" to run on modern PCs and use GPU special effects... and nothing else is changed. I guess now you can remaster anything by rebuilding a game using the latest game engine? And sell it for $ (choose one of 19.95, 29.95, 39.95)
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Re: More on Marvel's Avengers Progression Changes
Mar 8, 2021, 12:23
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Re: More on Marvel's Avengers Progression Changes Mar 8, 2021, 12:23
Mar 8, 2021, 12:23
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LOL if anyone needed more reasons not to buy this game
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Re: Watch Dog: Legion Multiplayer Delayed
Mar 7, 2021, 12:22
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Re: Watch Dog: Legion Multiplayer Delayed Mar 7, 2021, 12:22
Mar 7, 2021, 12:22
Jim
 
The game where you can be anybody... but its easier not to bother with. You just unlock a construction guy, fly around the country, unlocking all areas, scooping up all tech, and gg. Sure there are other gimmick characters but depends on how you want to play the game. There really is not much character "investment" here. They can't level up or anything. Sure you can be a "granny assassin" and while that is cool, for the current SP game pointless.

The MP... really? Feels like an anthem is coming up. I mean this is not RDR or GTA (or Cyberpunk). But for those of you wanting it, I hope they deliver. Just not for me. Maybe one day I'll finish the SP.
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Re: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 in June
Mar 4, 2021, 16:56
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Re: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 in June Mar 4, 2021, 16:56
Mar 4, 2021, 16:56
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Welp, may be time to finish the first one. I liked the story driven format of SGW3 much more than contracts. Contracts I just did not understand how to get the unlocks and did not spend enough time to get into it.
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Re: NACON Responds to The Sinking City Takedown
Mar 3, 2021, 21:30
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Re: NACON Responds to The Sinking City Takedown Mar 3, 2021, 21:30
Mar 3, 2021, 21:30
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tl:dr; who the f knows.... 8 million is a hefty sum. if that money was actually paid then... yeah. The original posts made it seem like the devs got nothing but a publishing scam.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 16:15
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 16:15
Feb 24, 2021, 16:15
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:42:
You can have sex in CP2077. You can't do that in Valheim. Therefore CP is better.

Cry CP2077 is better than real life Cry
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Re: Days Gone PC Features and Specs
Feb 24, 2021, 15:55
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Re: Days Gone PC Features and Specs Feb 24, 2021, 15:55
Feb 24, 2021, 15:55
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Daehawk wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:28:
Shit. Ive been wanting this forever then saw it was headed to PC and waited. But it shows Win10 for both min and max settings. Im out then cause I dont use Win10.
you can still probably get the free upgrade. but if your system can't run it... you would probably have problems with the game anyway. time to upgrade, except for video cards which can't be found anywhere. W10 fixed a lot of game problems, things like RDR2 was horrible with 8.1
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Re: Steam Top 10
Feb 21, 2021, 17:04
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Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 21, 2021, 17:04
Feb 21, 2021, 17:04
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anyone find it interesting that the second most sold steam game this week is chinese, with no english language support? a bit of a hint of things to come, china is the largest market in the world....
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Re: Gal*Gun Returns
Feb 12, 2021, 15:52
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Re: Gal*Gun Returns Feb 12, 2021, 15:52
Feb 12, 2021, 15:52
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LOL Nothing at all sexist here...
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives
Feb 8, 2021, 14:00
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives Feb 8, 2021, 14:00
Feb 8, 2021, 14:00
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Orogogus wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 13:04:
Slick wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 12:35:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 11:31:
Jim wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 09:59:
Getting 12% is an incredibly good royalty to collect on things you don't develop. Getting 30% is just insanity. And yes, consoles do this. But console companies developed their consoles. Apple/Chrome developed their OS. Steam had nothing to do with my PC.

GOG.com charges 30%, and people like them. So do EA and Ubi, although people don't like them so much. Amazon charges 30% for epublishing. The standard cut for music is 50%. Pornhub appears to take 35%. If it's not PC games, VR, consoles, mobile, books, music or porn, where do you see creators getting more than 70%, much less 88%?

You're muddying the waters. Jim's point was to swiftly and precisely obliterate the idea that Steam charges 30% (of GROSS HAHAHAHAHA) to offset the high bandwidth costs of uploading games to the people who've bought them. Allow me to expand further:

I quoted exactly the point I wanted to address, and in fact you went and wrote a second point reiterating it, without any kind of counterargument explaining why you consider 30% crazy high when it seems to be the baseline rate for digital publishers across multiple industries.

just because everyone is getting scammed doesn't mean its not a scam. music industry, lets not mention that, artists making nothing off albums due to paying back fronted money which can never be paid back. Apple... a 2.28 trillion dollar company, they got that way by putting their fingers in every pie.

Compare this industry to real estate industry, for example. I have known agents that have spent dozens of hours showing houses to people. What is their cut if they manage to get a sale? A measly 2% of the pie. 7-8% to the involved realties, split 4 ways. Now you want to tell me that 30% is justified where a company does nothing but host files, fine, that's your belief.

But then the brigading starts. Where people relentlessly attack epic for the exclusives, where they attack developers who want a larger take to pay down debt and finance their future projects. And that is what I have a problem with. The gaming industry can be lucrative for a very few developers. Most others are struggling. Look at how many studios have been acquired and dissolved over the years. Gaben doesn't give a damn. He still gets his 30%. Epic tries to do something and everyone gets pooped on by the fanbois.
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives
Feb 8, 2021, 09:59
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives Feb 8, 2021, 09:59
Feb 8, 2021, 09:59
Jim
 
LOL Webhosting costs money? I suspect pornhub in totality uses vastly more bandwidth than steam, and their base content is free. The claim that 30% is justified to pay webhosting costs is bogus. And yes, epic is in it for the money. They realized that they can make 12% on all games, vs 100% one one game. Getting 12% is an incredibly good royalty to collect on things you don't develop. Getting 30% is just insanity. And yes, consoles do this. But console companies developed their consoles. Apple/Chrome developed their OS. Steam had nothing to do with my PC.
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