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First Cloud Saves on Epic Games Store

Tim Sweeney tweets that cloud saves are now enabled for a couple of games on the Epic Games Store as the first step towards a larger rollout of this feature. He says: "Cloud saves are enabled for a couple of new games right now. We have a bit more work to do before rolling it out more widely." In response to a question about how this is implemented, he later tweeted: "Itís a manual process for the store team per game but it usually doesnít require developers to update their games." Thanks PCGamesN.
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34. Re: 'That's All She Wrote' Jul 28, 2019, 23:32  Kxmode 
 
I'm going to straight-up state the obvious. Exclusive Dealing of the kind Epic is engaging in falls under the list of Anticompetitive practices.

Related to the language on the Exclusive Dealing definition:

1. In competition law, exclusive dealing refers to an arrangement whereby a retailer or wholesaler is 'tied' to purchase from a supplier on the understanding that no other distributor will be appointed or receive supplies in a given area. - this is basically what third-parties are engaging in.

2. When the sales outlets are owned by the supplier, exclusive dealing is because of vertical integration, where the outlets are independent exclusive dealing is illegal (in the US) due to the Restrictive Trade Practices Act - that first part of the clause applies to publisher platforms selling products exclusive on their platforms (e.g. EA on Origin, Acitivision-Blizzard on Battle.net, Epic on EGS, Valve on Steam, and so forth) but does not apply to third-party generalized products on the open market.

I don't care if you think that's the only way Epic can build their storefront. Epic can build their storefront by attracting buyers with better incentives like store offers and by being a better shopping experience. Being the only place in town to buy an item, so to speak online, is illegal. The language on the FTC's Anticompetitive Practices page classifies Epic's nonsense as anticompetitive. The fact they keep doing it over and over again to refine the process and make it better makes it a practice.

I've taken steps to bring their activities to the authorities. If they deem it illegal, then they can bring down the banhammer on Epic.

This comment was edited on Jul 28, 2019, 23:53.
 
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