Sepharo wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 18:32:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 18:31:
Kain wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 13:10:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 08:55:
But you're wrong. If I'm trapped in my room because someone is forcing me in there, or because someone got too drunk and fell unconscious, blocking my door and me inside, I'm still stuck in my room. In one case, someone did it intentionally, in the other case, it's just how things happened, but I'm still stuck inside.
Quit while you're behind, holy fuck.
Epic buying exclusives is not good for the consumer and is not analogous to developers using Steam as a platform for distribution while selling elsewhere.
I never said it was good for the consumer.
I'm saying it isn't the apocalypse others are claiming. It's status quo. Notice my analogy was being trapped in a room.
Where are people saying it's the apocalypse?
Let's look at the hyperbole in this thread:
engaging in anti-consumer practices
poisoned the water hole
take your shit back to Xbox along with that awful Gears of War game
shitty, anti-consumer business strategies
extort another business
Tim Sweeney's dick in their throat
Sweeny is getting to be the new Derek Smart of this board. He is so desperate for attention for himself and his rancid company he just spews the same old BS week after week.
There's serious anger here, and this isn't a fraction as bad as the anger on reddit.
And for what? That there's now a second place that's the only place to have your games? Because, sure, you can buy Valve games elsewhere, but you'll be able to buy EGS elsewhere by the end of the summer. You are still stuck using Steam for most games - it has more exclusive games than any other platform in history. They may not be exclusive due to money changing hands, but still due to business decisions made for reasons other than the consumer.
And it isn't about Steamworks or DRM. Plenty of games not using any Steam-exclusive features are distributed solely through Steam.