Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2021, 14:46:thestryker wrote on Apr 16, 2021, 13:34:
People rushing to buy Metro Exodus before the Steam pre-orders went away at $10 higher than the EGS price proves the fallacy of competing just on price. There are definitely a lot of us who do care about price, but there appears to be an even bigger amount who just don't care.
No it doesn't. Those same people are have the same POV as I and most other gamers do in this regard - no to exclusives, their client sucks. People would rather pay that extra 10 bucks than support Epic because of how they do business and barebones client. That's what it proves.
Orogogus wrote on Apr 16, 2021, 14:52:thestryker wrote on Apr 16, 2021, 13:34:
Every time a new game comes out and is on the Steam top seller I just don't understand why. Outriders is a great example: GMG had it at least 20% off for the 3-4 weeks leading to launch and at least a week after launch so why would anyone buy it direct from Steam at full price?
GMG has a more restrictive refund policy -- 7 days from purchase (14 in the EU), no refunds once a game is activated or downloaded, no refunds for 48 hours before a launch.
Braden wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 12:42:
Ah yes, the "robust IP catalogue" that includes recycling other people's IPs (Homeworld, Bulletstorm), a failed MOBA shooter (Battleborn), two high profile bombs (Duke Nukem Forever, Aliens: Colonial Marines) and a once-decent WW2 franchise that they've mostly consigned to mobile phone ports since 2008 (Brothers In Arms). It would seem that Borderlands is the only "robust" cash cow they've had to milk in the past decade.
Gadzooks wrote on Jan 15, 2021, 10:03:
No option to disable motion blur
And post processing is low, medium, high, etc.... So too bad for turning off specific features like bloom, depth of field, FXAA, etc without turning everything off.
When will these "PC" devs ever learn?
Paragon of Virtue wrote on Jan 14, 2021, 10:27:VaranDragon wrote on Jan 14, 2021, 09:02:
I could get behind a Cyberpunk77 like Star Wars game though. Shiiiiiiiiiit, imagine what CDPR would do with a Star Wars license?
Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.....
Never going to happen. Disney are way too politically correct and goody-feely to ever allow CDPR to make anything close to what we want them to. Disney are an american entertainment conglomerate with a huge leftist lean, and CDPR are Polish people mostly. ;-)
natx wrote on Dec 22, 2020, 23:05:
so i received this as an xmas present, and i have a good rig to play it on but i'm waiting til xmas to install. in light of the free refund offer, and a particularly scathing review I read, i was inclined to return it. what do you think about this review https://www.npr.org/2020/12/22/948827323/in-cyberpunk-2077-the-only-truly-punk-move-is-not-to-play
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 20, 2020, 12:27:manage their PC games library independent of where their games were purchased
Does that mean I can buy DLC on sale from a store different from the one I bought the base game on?
Avus wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 12:07:
The only game i will pay full price at launch in this year will by Cyberpunk 2077. I haven't bought full price game for at least 9 years.
JohnBirshire wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:19:thestryker wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:12:
I'm guessing you don't feel the same way when Steam is the only available choice for playing a game?
That's not really an accurate analogy. If a game is only on Steam it isn't because a bribe was paid to keep it off of other platforms.
Xero wrote on May 22, 2020, 13:14:
No wonder I didn't get my Steam notification of it being available today despite being on my Wishlist for months if not a year. That sucks. If anything EGS has become such an annoyance more than anything else.
Rather than buy exclusively, how about just offer it at a cheaper price at launch or something? Let people have OPTIONS! I hate being forced and will not abide by it.
Blue wrote on May 4, 2020, 14:32:thestryker wrote on May 4, 2020, 12:58:
I'd argue that Rise is exactly what you get when you decide to make a new trilogy, but clearly do not have anyone overseeing the structure of said trilogy. Force Awakens wasn't bad, but it definitely didn't break any new ground either. The Last Jedi was a perfectly fine movie, or rather it would have been if it wasn't supposed to be the middle movie of a trilogy and hadn't ignored everything that happened in the first one. There was simply nowhere logical to go to tie everything up in Rise so you get this movie which is largely just set pieces designed to tick the Star Wars boxes.
I'd love to know who over at Disney thought that having a trilogy with such dramatically different visions was ever going to end well. Sure they all made money, but I can't help but think at the same time they've also managed to sour people towards the series which is never good in the long run.
Giving Rian Johnson such free reign on the Last Jedi was a ridiculous decision. He made it impossible to even pretend there was a cohesive plan for the series. "Hey, I know... I'll shatter all the expectations from the first movie! That will be so awesome!" Yeesh.
Kxmode wrote on Dec 13, 2019, 22:49:
Before this year, tribalism existed between PC and consoles. "PC Master Race" was a badge of honor for anyone who shelled out the money to build an excellent gaming system. Being a PC gamer meant any game available on PC either through Steam, GOG (for those who prefer DRM-free), or Uplay and Origin (for when the publisher wanted to force first-party exclusivity). No one had a problem with this ecosystem.
Kxmode wrote on Dec 13, 2019, 22:49:
The day they reach parity with Steam and compete on merit not forced exclusivity or are marginalized will be a great time. I'll take either.