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Re: Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal
Aug 6, 2019, 06:35
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Re: Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal Aug 6, 2019, 06:35
Aug 6, 2019, 06:35
 
If you don't like it don't buy it. Stop this hate train you're on because it's getting out of hand. "coordinated and deliberate creation and promotion of false information, including fake screenshots, videos, and technical analysis, accompanied by harassment of partners, promotion of hateful themes, and intimidation of those with opposing views." Does that sound normal to you? What's next? Death threats, go into a dev's studio and burn it down like Kyoto Animation just because you got your feelings "hurt"?
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Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms Sells 1M
May 30, 2019, 09:23
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Re: Total War: Three Kingdoms Sells 1M May 30, 2019, 09:23
May 30, 2019, 09:23
 
MeanJim wrote on May 30, 2019, 02:37:
Talisorn wrote on May 29, 2019, 23:49:
Kxmode wrote on May 29, 2019, 22:13:
Steam is totally dead y'all.

Well ... when it's a Steam Exclusive in all but name, you have no choice but to use Steam, do you?

And they complain about Epic. *sheesh*

Valve/Steam didn't bribe the publisher to make it a Steam exclusive.

When your shopping for a new product, let's use a new PC as an example. If the store offers you a better deal than the other is that also bribing in your eyes? Are you the bad guy taking the cheaper offer? Don't be a hypocrite.
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Re: More Randy Pitchford on Steam and the EGS
Apr 19, 2019, 18:35
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Re: More Randy Pitchford on Steam and the EGS Apr 19, 2019, 18:35
Apr 19, 2019, 18:35
 
NKD wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 17:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 16:52:

Competition is good for gamers, developers and publishers.

Competition is only good if the products are competitive. If the price we pay for games doesn't go down, then what's the point? Two companies piling up competing libraries of "exclusives" isn't actually competition, because if you have a product you want to buy, you only have one choice.

In the next two years, Steam will have added/changed a lot of features just because of the existence of the Epic Store. The developers get a much larger cut on Epic than on steam. They wouldn't have jumped ship if Steam were less greedy. Same reason why Bnet, Uplay, Origin exist, to bypass the 30% that steam takes on every sale. Epic will continue to be popular among devs that can't afford their own launchers/stores
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 14:09
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 14:09
Apr 19, 2019, 14:09
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 13:25:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:23:

Lol if trying to discredit other people is the only thing you can contribute to this discussion then rather stfu.

How many games out of the 9300 that was released on Steam in 2018 are available elsewhere? If an Indie studio wants to release a game do you think they stand a chance to try and publish it on their own?

"When it comes to operating systems, Microsoft is essentially a monopoly. Microsoft Windows is by far the dominant operating system today. It is said to have at least a 95% share of the market. This is not technically a monopoly, but the market does show most of the characteristics of a monopoly."
You can do that all on your own, and doing so well all on your own. Remember the part we're talking about exclusivity. Reminder that Microsoft isn't paying developers to develop only on the PC - they have on their console on the other hand. Which is an appropriate comparison. "Single market lock-ins" are anti-compeitive behavior, the same way if Google or Apple only let you buy through them, and locked out competing services from selling on their platform(they do).

Your failure to understand the difference between the two does explain a lot though.

Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:57:
Remember the days when the game you wanted wasn't available for DOS, only Amiga or OS/2? You would have had to buy an entirely separate system to play them. Or, hell, even if something was Windows or DOS, and you had to boot separately to play them. No additional money spent, but you'd need to sit through a several-minute long reboot.

Remember the days when it was a 'choice of development' on what platform you wanted to make your game on? You could develop for DOS, Amiga, or O2/2 and ride the winds and/or market as you wanted. You remember the days when the commadore awas the primary development platform, and they didn't try to pay off companies to only sell through one storefront. If you wanted to make a proper comparison it would be like DOS developers only allowing their software to be sold at one business, and the same for Amiga and OS/2. But that didn't happen did it.

You keep saying lock-ins, anti-competitive behavior and exclusives like somebody is preventing you from pressing the download button on Epic's website. THAT IS THE ONLY thing keeping you from playing the games. Not costing you anything extra except your finger pressing down on the mouse one time for the download. How's that any different than downloading battle.net to play Blizzard games ?

oh and about that "Your failure to understand the difference between the two does explain a lot though." fart that came out of your mouth google Microsoft Monopoly

"MSFT ruled a monopoly - Nov. 5, 1999. NEW YORK (CNNfn) - A federal judge declared Friday that Microsoft Corp. possesses monopoly power in the market for PC operating systems and harmed consumers through its anti-competitive behavior, giving the government a pivotal victory in the long-running antitrust trial." - https money cnn com/1999/11/05/technology/microsoft_finding/

Your failure to understand how Microsoft compares to Steam does explain a lot though.

This comment was edited on Apr 19, 2019, 14:25.
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 13:41
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 13:41
Apr 19, 2019, 13:41
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 12:31:
" People are bitching that games are exclusives while completely disregarding that exclusives have been around since, literally, the advent of mass market gaming."

This is different and everyone knows it, so no reason to play stupid about this. I believe this is easily the biggest issue and the one that caused the outrage and then other smaller bullet points since added, right or wrong.

I once again want to thank Fortnite players for spending dollars so I can get your money indirectly from Epic, as they are giving non-Fornite players free stuff! You're the real mvp.

Look at all these 50+ posts. The only side giving reasoning and stating facts are the ones saying you are all overreacting entitled children just following the latest thing to hate on social media. Look at your post as an example... You might as well have said the sky is purple because "everyone knows it". No reasoning or providing proof, just parroting what you heard other people say trying to be part of something.
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 10:02
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 10:02
Apr 19, 2019, 10:02
 
Darks wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:54:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:46:
Dude, thats completely different, consoles require you to actually make a decision of which hardware you prefer to play your games on, some people buy both.

Its completely different when you have a pc, but have a company like Epic thats forcing a war by forcing exclusives. At least on Steam, you can get it on GOG too or UBI. Theirs a choice at least there. But Epics shenanigans are out of control.

lol at "Epics shenanigans" Double standards much? How many thousands of games are only available on Steam? Why do they get a pass? Competition is good for everybody. Steam will ramp up their priority for new cool features and Epic will try the same. Everybody wins. If installing another launcher on your PC without costing you anything ruins your gaming experience then get another hobby ffs

Just shut up already. The more you talk the stupider you look.

Steam was the first platform for games. So yes they are going to have a majority of the games on their platform or are you that stupid that you cant see that?


Your the one that can't think for himself and is just parroting other people. Think of all the massively popular games that have been released exclusively on steam, don't you think EA,Blizzard,Ubisoft,ect. would want to have put them on their platforms? Why do you think they didn't ?
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 09:46
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 09:46
Apr 19, 2019, 09:46
 
Dude, thats completely different, consoles require you to actually make a decision of which hardware you prefer to play your games on, some people buy both.

Its completely different when you have a pc, but have a company like Epic thats forcing a war by forcing exclusives. At least on Steam, you can get it on GOG too or UBI. Theirs a choice at least there. But Epics shenanigans are out of control.


lol at "Epics shenanigans" Double standards much? How many thousands of games are only available on Steam? Why do they get a pass? Competition is good for everybody. Steam will ramp up their priority for new cool features and Epic will try the same. Everybody wins. If installing another launcher on your PC without costing you anything ruins your gaming experience then get another hobby ffs
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 09:23
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 09:23
Apr 19, 2019, 09:23
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:02:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 08:38:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 06:55:
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!
Sure looks like someones being an unpaid shill for EGS. How dare people point out that engaging in the console wars on the PC platform be a bad thing, especially after Epic's statements attacking PC gamers for decades - until the bottom fell out of the console market.

Why do you think they are unpaid? There's been a lot of low-post-count pro-Epic posting recently. Nowadays, paid "reviews" and testimonials are the first step in a marketing campaign. Besides, only a shill or an ignoramus can refer to Steam as a "monopoly." While I know that economic literacy is at an all time low, the parroting of that term activates the ol' almonds...

Lol if trying to discredit other people is the only thing you can contribute to this discussion then rather stfu.

How many games out of the 9300 that was released on Steam in 2018 are available elsewhere? If an Indie studio wants to release a game do you think they stand a chance to try and publish it on their own?

"When it comes to operating systems, Microsoft is essentially a monopoly. Microsoft Windows is by far the dominant operating system today. It is said to have at least a 95% share of the market. This is not technically a monopoly, but the market does show most of the characteristics of a monopoly."
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 08:44
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 08:44
Apr 19, 2019, 08:44
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 08:38:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 06:55:
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!
Sure looks like someones being an unpaid shill for EGS. How dare people point out that engaging in the console wars on the PC platform be a bad thing, especially after Epic's statements attacking PC gamers for decades - until the bottom fell out of the console market.

Consoles you have to buy the hardware, with this, you just install an app... Ever watched Game of Thrones, you know the HBO exclusive tv show? You boycotting HBO also?
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 08:38
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 08:38
Apr 19, 2019, 08:38
 
Darks wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 08:33:
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 06:55:
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!

Apparently you haven't bene paying attention. A friend of mine bought a game, didn't like it tried to refund it. Got told no. He was still even under the terms at which it could be refunded. So yea, fuck Epic and their bullshit. No amount of bribery would ever get me to buy into their bullshit.

Same happened to me when I bought something on GOG, you don't see me joining a rage train like a sheep.
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
Apr 19, 2019, 06:55
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Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 06:55
Apr 19, 2019, 06:55
 
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!
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Re: Apex Legends Boasts 50M First Month Players
Mar 4, 2019, 17:45
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Re: Apex Legends Boasts 50M First Month Players Mar 4, 2019, 17:45
Mar 4, 2019, 17:45
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 4, 2019, 16:41:
50 million could also = 5 million with an average of 10 accounts each, and etc. I'm always leery when companies start finding large, completely unverifiable numbers to insert into their marketing spiels. Especially for games which cost *nothing* initially to play! It often is an indicator of desperation as opposed to a trumpeting of success...;) But Free-to-play internally monetized ga--er, rip-offs, are not my cup of tea, fortunately!

Please explain why anybody would need more than one account in Apex. Don't you think it would be noticed in the quarterly financials if these companies inflate the player numbers? Also with a bit of tech know-how, you can get a list of apex servers currently spun up so the numbers can be verified to a degree.
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Re: Anthem Demo Issues
Jan 26, 2019, 09:42
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Re: Anthem Demo Issues Jan 26, 2019, 09:42
Jan 26, 2019, 09:42
 

These are pretty much all technical issues. I can live with those if the underlying gameplay is good. So I guess my question is, for those that have managed to get it to run, is the underlying gameplay good? Is it another aRPG lite or are the game systems and the leveling sick? is the writing good, the story? Is the AI challenging? Are the missions varied and fun or is it just a pointless grind?

All of these can be combined into one question really? Is the game fun?


If the character control issues are fixed I think the story could be fun to play. Not sure about the grind, they have changed allot of mechanics for the demo so I have no idea how the actual game's grind will be.
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Re: Anthem Demo Issues
Jan 26, 2019, 08:36
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Re: Anthem Demo Issues Jan 26, 2019, 08:36
Jan 26, 2019, 08:36
 
Glad I didn't pay for this trash. Haven't played a game in years where the character controls feel this sluggish. Gunplay is terrible, load screens that takes forever after almost each fight. If the game isn't installed on a SSD it doesn't load into levels, it gets stuck at 90% and you have to alt f4. Mouse and keyboard seems like a afterthought. The UI and menus were designed by somebody that has never played a game in their life. You cant disable motion blur unless you change about 8 things in the .ini file. The voice chatter sounds like everybody bought mics from bestbuy and then added a static filter on top of that to make it even worse. Network code is very bad, almost looks like it uses p2p when you join a random that has a bad ping you rubberband all over the place. Avoid this like the plague.

This comment was edited on Jan 26, 2019, 08:49.
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads
Jan 23, 2019, 18:25
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads Jan 23, 2019, 18:25
Jan 23, 2019, 18:25
 
or you could just wait for the open demo next week...
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads
Jan 23, 2019, 16:21
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads Jan 23, 2019, 16:21
Jan 23, 2019, 16:21
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 15:58:
I am kinda confused here, EA access is the Xbox subscription shit and Origin Access has 2 tiers, which of these has access to the demo now?

Edit: So yeah, it's EA Access and Origin Access PREMIERE, not Origin Access BASIC.


Also Origin Access premiere does not give you access to the VIP demo, only to the "early access" demo.... at least not according to that linked news blurb.

Or put differently, another release clusterfuck by EA

Origin Access premiere does give you access to the VIP demo, I just downloaded the pre-load. Go to the store and search for Anthem, there will be a button to try first. Click Install the demo
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads
Jan 23, 2019, 13:46
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Re: Anthem Demo Pre-Downloads Jan 23, 2019, 13:46
Jan 23, 2019, 13:46
 
ExGemini wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 13:32:
Darks wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 12:12:
ExGemini wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 12:00:
Task wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 11:03:
I imagine that Bioware is feeling the pressure as to whether this will be a hit or not.

Hit or not, It's EA, a bullet for Bioware head is prime and ready to be fired sooner or later.

EA is not as involved like you think. They own Bioware, but Bioware still has creative control of their IP and what they do with it.

Mmh according to what I've read. Anthem has to be reworked and revamped cause it has lootboxes like BattleFront 2.
So I fear that EA has their sticky fingers all the way up there

Care to link that or are you just making things up because of your blind hatred for something your clearly not interested in ?
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Re: Star Control: Origins Launches
Sep 21, 2018, 10:40
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Re: Star Control: Origins Launches Sep 21, 2018, 10:40
Sep 21, 2018, 10:40
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 21, 2018, 01:14:
Nobody CARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEES about this lame, cartoony shit. Where's the REAAALLL Star Control!? >:O
The game comes with a full set of modding tools to change/create every aspect of the game. I'm sure it wont be long before some interesting mods are released by the community.
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Re: Star Control: Origins Adds Adam Baldwin
Aug 22, 2018, 06:12
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Re: Star Control: Origins Adds Adam Baldwin Aug 22, 2018, 06:12
Aug 22, 2018, 06:12
 
These two features i'm the most exited for:

Design your own ships or download them from Steam to build fleets and take them into combat in fleet battles!

Create or download other universes with their own history, stars, planets, aliens, ships and adventures.

Player created content using the real old school Star Control universe
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Re: Star Control: Origins Adds Adam Baldwin
Aug 15, 2018, 06:26
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Re: Star Control: Origins Adds Adam Baldwin Aug 15, 2018, 06:26
Aug 15, 2018, 06:26
 
Same place its been for almost 25 years. Just a idea written on a napkin from the original creators who was sitting on their asses unwilling to do something with it.
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