saluk wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 16:57:
Simon Says wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 15:49:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 15:11:
Competition is good for the industry including consumers like us.
Where is that competition from EGS? Where is it right now?
And it's not like there's not already tons of other stores already. Uplay, Origin, Battlenet, Itch.io, GOG, Windows store etc.
What's the only special thing about EGS compared to the others? They bribe for exclusives, that's it... Exclusives have nothing to do with competition, it's the opposite of competition.
This argument makes zero sense and it never will.
His argument about the cut of the sales isn't either, for the reasons outlined in my previous comment's linked video in this thread which I guess I'll link again in case anyone missed it:
The Epic Narrative - The Mortiel Fallacy: May 9, 2019
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 15:45:
What demonstrable benefits are consumers receiving from EGS exclusivity?
None, zero, nada, zilch. Quite the opposite, it only had negative impacts.
Metro Exodus launched at 50$ instead of 60$. I got Oxenfree for free and had never heard of it - had a good time. Heavy Rain is on pc for a reasonable price for a rerelease for an old game (although who knows if, minus epic, this would have happened anyway)
Those are the tangible things I can think of for now.
I got all of the above plus Subnautica for free.
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