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Nov 27, 2022, 16:01
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 27, 2022, 16:01
Nov 27, 2022, 16:01
 
Ant wrote on Nov 27, 2022, 15:15:
I wonder how many games will be repeated.
The standard amount.
They will also follow this common formula.
1/3 are games you already own.
1/3 are games you would never add to your library.
1/3 are games that were previously given away.
and the remainder will be freakishly good, considering they're a freebie
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Nov 27, 2022, 15:15
Ant
 
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 27, 2022, 15:15
Nov 27, 2022, 15:15
 Ant
 
I wonder how many games will be repeated.
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Nov 26, 2022, 20:22
Jivaro
 
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 20:22
Nov 26, 2022, 20:22
 Jivaro
 
Listen, if all everything people complain about is Epic legally participating in the only economic system we have, then yeah, I am going to find you ridiculous. Particularly in this forum. Spend your energy and your words how you want, of course.
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Nov 26, 2022, 17:13
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 17:13
Nov 26, 2022, 17:13
 
Damn, I'm late to the party! Zombie
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Nov 26, 2022, 13:23
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 13:23
Nov 26, 2022, 13:23
 
Yeah, the corporatization of mobile home parks has been going on for a few years now...
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Nov 26, 2022, 12:15
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 12:15
Nov 26, 2022, 12:15
 
Capitalism equates profits first, world be damned.
After gutting local newspapers, hedge fund Alden Global is going after mobile home parks and its eviction of many of their low-income residents.
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Nov 26, 2022, 12:11
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 12:11
Nov 26, 2022, 12:11
 
Cool. I'll take free games
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Nov 26, 2022, 09:46
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 09:46
Nov 26, 2022, 09:46
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 26, 2022, 01:59:
Everything about capitalism is anti-consumer. Capitalism ruins everything. Capitalism caused homelessness, almost resulted in the internet not existing, creates hateful political policies being enacted via legalized bribes by corporations directly to politicians, causes millions to die each year due to no functioning healthcare system, etc.
I think capitalism is like democracy. That is to say, it is the worst economic system, except for all the others. The thing to remember is whatever the system, the decisions are always being made by humans. And unfortunately way too many humans think of their own benefits well before and sometimes to the exclusion of others. This happens in all economic systems because they are always controlled by humans. Barring AIs like you see in Iain M. Banks Culture novels, this will always be a problem.
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Nov 26, 2022, 09:30
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 09:30
Nov 26, 2022, 09:30
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 15:27:
I'm hoping the devs of these games are paid by how many freebies are given out, and so I add it to my library simply to maybe help that dev get paid more. Maybe EGS pays a flat amount to have a game as a giveaway for a week, I haven't looked into it, if that info is even available.

Someone else has posted a link but they have not answered your question. The answer is that Epic pays a flat fee for the giveaways. It does not matter whether 1 or 1 billion people add the game to their libraries.

It would have been insane if they would have ever done it differently. The United Trolls of the Internet (UTI) with strong support of the Steam Elitist Club (SEC) would have bankrupted Epic a long time ago by claiming billions of copies via botnets.
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Nov 26, 2022, 08:04
PHJF
 
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 08:04
Nov 26, 2022, 08:04
 PHJF
 
Epic secured itself in the market,

Yeah, if by "secured itself in the market" you mean "lose money on anything that isn't Fortnite," then yeah, they're secure. Just like twitter.
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Nov 26, 2022, 01:59
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 26, 2022, 01:59
Nov 26, 2022, 01:59
 
yonder wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 21:17:
Jivaro wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 13:38:
What I don't do is spend my time waiting for someone to say the word Walmart so I can preach to them about how bad I dislike them.
No, now you're so pre-emptively triggered by the debate that you post this without having the excuse that you're responding to someone. Kudos.

... everything else you said was right. And of course their plan worked. Giving away cheap goodies (with the occasional awesome goodie) while paying for timed exclusives is why Sony is one of the big bois in the industry.

The *REASON* people keep preaching is because it's a disgusting, anti-consumer policy. Bribery and paid exclusives, to be clear.

Let me ask you this... how many years of loot boxes and selling parts of games as DLC went by before you *STOPPED* complaining about it?

Or... do you still occasionally complain about those disgusting, anti-consumer policies because they're horrible and you feel the need to educate the stupid people that they work on?

To be fair, if you *DO* stfu after just a few years and allow the anti-consumer crap to continue w/out so much as a peep from you, AND you switch gears to actively supporting the Wal-Marts and Epics of the world (to be fair, you didn't state that you do, English needs inclusive and exclusive forms of you) then you're absolutely part of the problem that you initially railed against.
Everything about capitalism is anti-consumer. Capitalism ruins everything. Capitalism caused homelessness, almost resulted in the internet not existing, creates hateful political policies being enacted via legalized bribes by corporations directly to politicians, causes millions to die each year due to no functioning healthcare system, etc. There are so many more important things to complain about in connection to capitalism than some games service. 😬
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Re: Rumor Mill
Nov 25, 2022, 23:47
Dev
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 25, 2022, 23:47
Nov 25, 2022, 23:47
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HoSpanky wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 15:27:
I'm hoping the devs of these games are paid by how many freebies are given out, and so I add it to my library simply to maybe help that dev get paid more. Maybe EGS pays a flat amount to have a game as a giveaway for a week, I haven't looked into it, if that info is even available.
The info IS out there, in part because of the epic vs apple lawsuit. EGS does pay the devs and Epic is losing money on it lol.
https://kotaku.com/heres-what-epic-paid-to-give-away-all-those-free-games-1846815064
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Nov 25, 2022, 21:48
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 25, 2022, 21:48
Nov 25, 2022, 21:48
 
So hopefully we can expect 12-15 games. I’m cool w/that.
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Nov 25, 2022, 21:17
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 25, 2022, 21:17
Nov 25, 2022, 21:17
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 13:38:
What I don't do is spend my time waiting for someone to say the word Walmart so I can preach to them about how bad I dislike them.
No, now you're so pre-emptively triggered by the debate that you post this without having the excuse that you're responding to someone. Kudos.

... everything else you said was right. And of course their plan worked. Giving away cheap goodies (with the occasional awesome goodie) while paying for timed exclusives is why Sony is one of the big bois in the industry.

The *REASON* people keep preaching is because it's a disgusting, anti-consumer policy. Bribery and paid exclusives, to be clear.

Let me ask you this... how many years of loot boxes and selling parts of games as DLC went by before you *STOPPED* complaining about it?

Or... do you still occasionally complain about those disgusting, anti-consumer policies because they're horrible and you feel the need to educate the stupid people that they work on?

To be fair, if you *DO* stfu after just a few years and allow the anti-consumer crap to continue w/out so much as a peep from you, AND you switch gears to actively supporting the Wal-Marts and Epics of the world (to be fair, you didn't state that you do, English needs inclusive and exclusive forms of you) then you're absolutely part of the problem that you initially railed against.
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Nov 25, 2022, 19:44
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Nov 25, 2022, 19:44
 
Last year, I tried to predict which games Epic would give away. I think I got zero correct.
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Re: Rumor Mill
Nov 25, 2022, 15:27
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 25, 2022, 15:27
Nov 25, 2022, 15:27
 
I'm expecting some repeats, but hoping at least a couple bigger titles will show up. I was surprised they gave away Evil Dead last week, that JUST came out! Maybe the co-op ghostbusters game will be one of these one-day giveaways, that'd be great.
I have SO MANY games from EGS' giveaways. Have I played many of them? No. Even if I'm not interested in a game EGS is giving away, I add it to my account. I'm hoping the devs of these games are paid by how many freebies are given out, and so I add it to my library simply to maybe help that dev get paid more. Maybe EGS pays a flat amount to have a game as a giveaway for a week, I haven't looked into it, if that info is even available.
If you somehow missed it, and if it shows up for the third time as a freebie, Control is fan-fucking-tastic. The story drove me more than the action, it sets up an intriguing premise that I HAD to see through.
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:18
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:18
 
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:17
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:17
 
Excellent, everything is going as planned
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:10
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Nov 25, 2022, 14:10
 
The more the merrier (merrier christmaser!)
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Nov 25, 2022, 13:38
Jivaro
 
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Re: Rumor Mill Nov 25, 2022, 13:38
Nov 25, 2022, 13:38
 Jivaro
 
Its just another store like many on the Internet. I don't like Walmart's business practices, so I don't generally go there. What I don't do is spend my time waiting for someone to say the word Walmart so I can preach to them about how bad I dislike them. People have heard the same shit I have heard a billion times by now, grown adults can make their own choices.

When Epic first started up the store, the debate made sense. It's been a few years now, Epic secured itself in the market, and STILL gives away these games. The audience they are selling to is not just the Fortnite players anymore. Their plan worked, for better or for worse. Now, it would be the equivalent of an old man yelling at kids to get off someone else's lawn to keep reliving a dead debate. I am pretty sure even the strongest haters get that.

Personally, between giveaways and sales....my game collection is growing faster then it ever has and I am spending less money per game then I ever have. GOG, Humble, Steam, Epic, Amazon Prime....the giveaways really add up after awhile. Once you stop caring about release dates and just set a price you are willing to pay for games.....this hobby gets a lot cheaper these days and I love that.


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