Epic Games Vs Steam - A Battle Worth Watching

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    This.

    Video games have continued growing in popularity exponentially since the late 70s. Both in sales/consumption, and creation.

    Add to that the fact that "one man's trash is another man's treasure", and you can't please everyone. What should Steam do? Limit the games they offer based on "quality"? Who gets to judge that quality?

    Hypothetical examples:

    * Steam themselves review games, and reject things they consider not worthy. Result: devs and customers up in arms that Steam are elitist arseholes.

    * Steam rely on crowd sourced reviews for games, and if you drop below a certain ranking, you're out. Result: devs and customers up in arms that only mainstream stuff can make it, and interesting projects don't stand a chance.

    * Steam only allow larger, establish brands sales through their store. Result: devs and customers up in arms that indies don't get a chance.

    It doesn't matter what they do, there will be people are going to be upset that it doesn't suit them.

    FWIW, this is how I've been buying games for decades. Store fronts have always been very much geared to the mainstream. What you might be experiencing is the fact that you're no longer the target audience. Welcome to being considered "old". :)
     
  2. power

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    I like to build the old Steam wishlist. Always plenty to choose from when sales come round.

    Better than any of the smaller stores that's for sure.
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    What annoys me are shop fronts that don't have the ability to tell you when items on your wishlist are on sale.

    PC stuff all generally does. Console stuff is terrible for that.
     
  4. power

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    another point for Steam.
     
  5. sTeeLzor

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    I dont use Steam to find new games anymore. Not since they stopped doing proper sales during their sales events.
     
  6. elvis

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    GoG and HumbleBundle both do it too.
     
  7. bart5986

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    This is a publisher issue, not a Steam issue.

    I also remember getting 75-90% off games on Steam during sales, I'm pretty sure it was to promote sequels coming out in the future from that publisher.

    These days the discounts are nothing special, especially when for bigger games its still cheaper to buy the Steam cd-key elsewhere, although a lot less legitimate.

    Part of it is likely the Australian tax as well.
     
  8. power

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    we all know that's because of the refund policy, it's still a "proper sale". :rolleyes:
     
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    Razor exits the Game Store business less than a year after it's April 2018 launch, informing customers they have until 4 a.m. on Feb. 28 to activate any keys purchased through their service.

    Razor attributed the shutdown to “the company’s realignment plans.”


    via: Polygon
     
  10. whatdoesthisdo

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    CD Projekt Red Gives Hard Pass to Epic Store Exclusivity for Cyberpunk 2077

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    Nice, these guys have to be one of the top dev companies out there.
     
  11. sTeeLzor

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    Because they didnt do an exclusive deal to an online store? Yeah okay. Gotta love the bandwagons.
     
  12. whatdoesthisdo

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    ROFL, yep that's it, that's all they did to be crowned one of the top dev companies IMO :rolleyes:
     
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    They are a dev company? oh I thought they were just another game store that also happens to have made 3 games set in someone else universe. kappa
     
  14. bart5986

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    Holy fuck shit, hell froze over. I finally agree with something Bart said, 100%.

    Yeah, CD Projekt are a fucking amazing company. No bandwagoning required.
     
  16. metamorphosis

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    Well, it's only been the case with steam for a short time comparitively. They chose to go this route. They didn't have to. And now it's biting them in the bum.
     
  17. power

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    so to be clear you want less content that you specifically don't like.
     
  18. metamorphosis

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    No no kid... you don't get to make this about me... and you might want to look up steams history - from complete screening of games - to greenlight - to now. Goodbye-
     
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    but why would they? They OWN GoG.....

    *insert old man yells at cloud meme here*
     
  20. whatdoesthisdo

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    a) nothing surprises me in this industry anymore
    b) I didn't know that, erry day a school day.
     

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