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: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.
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!
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."