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I am all for fair competition in this arena, but I dislike the Exclusivity of games per each platform. Nothing should be exclusive except Valve games stay on Steam and Epic games stay on there platform.
Yep, agree completely. That's why I will never buy games from Epic. I don't like the way they bribe publishers to exclude stores like GOG & Steam, so I'll just play their games somewhere else for a "hefty" discount.
 
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Just as I've been a big fan of GOG since it was called Good Old Games and only sold patched oldie titles I'm a fan of anything that breaks the game sales market into more pieces. Not feeding more cash to Gabe Newell is just icing on the cake. I still buy from Steam, but now there's actually the option to shop around. Love it. Valve was great once, but they have long since used up any goodwill they earned. Now, I'm not saying Epic is the best company ever by any stretch of the imagination, but the whole point is that there's no longer a virtual monopoly, and it's great. Also, everyone should start using the GOG Galaxy 2.0 launcher to join their various game libraries into one - it's awesome!
 
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Yep, agree completely. That's why I will never buy games from Epic. I don't like the way they bribe publishers to exclude stores like GOG & Steam, so I'll just play their games somewhere else for a "hefty" discount.
Yeah. No. You don't get to justify piracy.

Although I think it's a shaky argument, I have no problem with someone taking a moral stance against exclusivity, and refusing to support and purchase games from Epic. But you throw that moral high ground in the garbage when you then say you're okay with theft.
 
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So, let's see:
Having an idea early(-ish), cornering the market and giving developers shitty margins while raking in billions in profits and giving extremely little back to users = fair and good business practices
Paying developers well to sell their work at competitive prices in order to establish a viable competitor in the market and break a virtual monopoly while maintaining a healthy production industry = bribery.

Yeah, I don't subscribe to that logic.

Im not saying it's Steam's fault they haven't had viable competitors before (most alternatives are still rather poor, and a lot have been downright garbage), or trying to take away any credit for the work they did building up Steam to be the platform it is today (a lot of features, some of them very good, and first to make a lot of it mass-market) but that doesn't mean they deserve no competition either. I really don't understand why people are so damn beholden to Steam. It's a storefront owned by a former developer, now money hoarding company, led by a former legendary game developer, now generally unpleasant rich person/money hoarder. Buy from them if you want, or don't, or shop around - do whatever you like. But stop portraying companies presenting legitimate competitive threats to the current leader as somehow morally bad. That just shows bias. Valve is no better than anyone else.
 
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Although I think it's a shaky argument, I have no problem with someone taking a moral stance against exclusivity, and refusing to support and purchase games from Epic. But you throw that moral high ground in the garbage when you then say you're okay with theft.
You know, I hadn't sailed a boat in like 20+ years until very recently, but this is just one of those things that rubs me the wrong way enough to decide to hit back. You may have differing views on how to approach Epic's exclusivity, and I totally respect your right to do so. Happy gaming, brother.
 
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Just as I've been a big fan of GOG since it was called Good Old Games and only sold patched oldie titles I'm a fan of anything that breaks the game sales market into more pieces. Not feeding more cash to Gabe Newell is just icing on the cake. I still buy from Steam, but now there's actually the option to shop around. Love it. Valve was great once, but they have long since used up any goodwill they earned. Now, I'm not saying Epic is the best company ever by any stretch of the imagination, but the whole point is that there's no longer a virtual monopoly, and it's great. Also, everyone should start using the GOG Galaxy 2.0 launcher to join their various game libraries into one - it's awesome!
Its crazy so many people care so much about billionaire Newell getting richer, while criticizing the “Chinese” evil epic. Thats the reason I stopped reading wcftech. At least epic gives a lot back to the community( devs and gamers).
And Galaxy 2 is great, works a lot better than other software like razer cortex that tried to mash all your games in one place
 

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Users spent $251 million in third-party games. At a 12% cut it is $30 million for the EGS. But then they went and bragged about giving out $23 million in coupons that leaves a balance from third-party games at a measly $7 million.

If you factor the inane amount of games they gave away for free and the exclusivity deals it is quite clear they are hemorrhaging cash on the EGS.
They actually aren’t if you would take the time to visit the earnings report for the entire company. But I guess that isn’t in line with your narrative.

while criticizing the “Chinese” evil epic
And it’s not even Chinese, which is what is so funny. People have not actually looked past the hate and investigated the actual business relationship.
 

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They actually aren’t if you would take the time to visit the earnings report for the entire company. But I guess that isn’t in line with your narrative.


And it’s not even Chinese, which is what is so funny. People have not actually looked past the hate and investigated the actual business relationship.
That would ruin their narrative. You can hear all kind of crazy things, like Paypal fraud, surveillance, generic evil behavior
 
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Epic Games isn't run by a Chinese gaming company. Tim Sweeney owns over 50% of Epic Games and Tencent owns 40% but Sweeney has controlling interest and the final word in everything that Epic does or doesn't do.

Sweeney has also said numerous times that Tencent is a silent partner with no access to customer data.



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The original Reddit thread called the Epic Store "literal Spyware", and said that its terms of service meant Epic could share users' data with its parent company, which the original poster claimed was Tencent. In response, Sweeney said that Tencent was not Epic's parent company—it is a minority investor and doesn't have "any sort of access to our customer data".

"Epic does not share user data with Tencent or any other company. We don’t share it, sell it, or broker access to it for advertising like so many other companies do. I’m the founder and controlling shareholder of Epic and would never allow this to happen," he said.
 
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