Orogogus wrote on May 4, 2021, 01:49:Actually if you follow the prices, they are uniform. Yes they don't have to match all the time like when store sales don't line up between stores, but if you look at the actual prices, now that GoG is selling Frostpunk for $10.20 it will also be on steam for that exact same price or lower the next time it goes on sale on Steam. Steam does not allow devs or publishers to sell at a lower price on any other store. If they do allow the price to be lowered in one store, they must match that price on steam. That's why if you see a game on sale on any other store EA, GoG, Ubisoft, Epic, etc... you can guarantee that price (at a minimum) will be the same on steam next time it is on sale.
I believe there's a dispensation for temporary, short-term sale prices. Right now, the GTA V Premium Edition is $15 on the EGS and $30 on Steam with no coupons involved. Frostpunk is $10.20 on GOG.com and $30 on Steam. And obviously when the EGS or GOG gives away games the developers aren't matching that on Steam.
Kxmode wrote on May 3, 2021, 21:13:Yes and no. A company can sell any of their games on any other platform but they are NOT allowed to undercut steam's prices. That's why epic could only undercut steam's prices during their sale by giving out $10 coupons, if they actually reflected a lower price in the sale, that company would have to match those prices on steam also or they'd be in violation of their steam contract.
Companies that put their games on Steam are free to sell on any other PC platform without hindrance from Valve.
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 20:37:Biggest problem is to find out for certain, someone would have to make a game where it was used, then wait to get sued, fight it, and win in court. There won't be many takers given how much it would cost even if they think they can win, and it would cost much much more if they lose.
Gameplay systems can not be patented. Case over.
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 00:20:Yeah they do it's on the EAPlay service right now and available if you subscribe. I loaded up Origin after not using it since I finished Jedi Fallen Order and did a search for re-recokoning and it found only one match on EAPlay and it's not for sale in the store.
Do they even rent Re-Reckoning?
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 07:30:bigspender wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 04:44:Exactly. You can't start making furniture in your spare time and expect to force the local Lazy Boy franchise to make room for your stuff on the floor room whether or not they like it.
That's a closed software environment, not a monopoly.
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 22:31:Except for the fact that in your example, the devs = your cooks, and while I want to eat at the other restaurant because doesn't lace the food with extra unwanted seasonings called DRM, the dam cooks rarely/if ever show up at the other place to answer any problems I have, so I have to go to yours just to get them to respond to my questions.
And what's wrong with that? It's like you coming into my restaurant and eating only so you can tell everyone else about your restaurant down the street. Fuck and no.
The new rule also specifically calls out content patches that might exist off of Steam’s store.now that I can't get behind at all. I can't tell you the number of times people from GoG had to go to Steam forums just to remind those devs "hey idiots we bought your shit on GoG go update that version also." Also had to find out from steam forums that several games that they stopped updating the gog version so users had to get a steam key if they ever wanted updates in the future and how to contact them to get a free steam key in exchange for the abandoned GoG version.
eRe4s3r wrote on May 10, 2020, 10:27:Yeah I can see that happening with the initial weapons and the drop rates of anything better is super low. I had to buy some blue gear from the blacksmith in order to really get going since the drops were all just regular stuff that feels really weak. The balance is definitely against the player in the beginning compared to D2LOD. With the Amazon melee felt much weaker than ranged. I don't usually play pure melee characters so once I noticed that I was just keeping away as much as possible so it felt pretty much the same as what I played in D2LOD.
The mod didn't make the best impression for me when I started it up, smashed over some level 4 demon by hitting him with my attack for 3 minutes (not kidding) and getting a blue gun and scrap from it.... also too dark is an understatement. ^^