Verno wrote on Jun 27, 2019, 07:59:
Numinar wrote on Jun 27, 2019, 02:01:
Wow, when did monopolies become a good thing?
All I know is a lot of idiots refuse to play phenomenal stuff like The Outer Wilds because they are sooky sooks who can't enjoy their games unless they have a white supremacist forum to shitpost on directly baked into the UI of their launcher.
And I love Steam. It's made plenty of money over the last decade and a half for making our amazing digital future a reality. But whatever other bullshit Tim is spewing, he is right that nobody else has really made a dent in Steam's market share playing fair. Let him throw money around at Devs. They can take it or not take it, whatever they need to keep a roof over their kid's heads. Making games is hard, I want them to have options. Exclusivity sucks but so do monopolies and all sorts of other industry shenanigans. It's like the Bible, it's full of insane nonsense but everyone gets hung up on the gays instead of the important shit like why can't we sell our children into slavery or quarantine menstruating women. Selective outrage at it's finest.
Also EGS is way better than Steam was for like what, the first 3 years? It was a garbage piece of bloatware that we installed because of a certain beloved exclusive. Fuck off with the moral highground.
The bible, nazis, "the gays", and slavery in the same post about...videogame stores. I hope this is drunkposting or something because uh wow
Trust me dude, no one cares that much
Tomorrow night is drunk posting night! Previous comment was 100% wow. Honestly though, I don't know where you live but Nazis, bible thumpers and cancel culture are all huge IRL at the moment down here and have obviously infested my mind.
People seem to care a whole lot about this though, it's not like my usual tirade in a thread with six posts nobody cares about. Maybe I have trouble expressing incredulity and I suppose I should let these dumb boycotts go uncommented, nobody stupid enough to get in on it is going to change their mind or even think slightly differently because some internet asshole (me) says anything. No matter how good I think Outer Wilds is, it's not for everybody. Maybe it will help the discourse of that game if nobody with trash brain plays it. Hopefully Mobius/Annapurna got more $ out of Epic than they lost in sales.