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Start of old thread
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I have games installed from almost all clients. Uplay, Origin, GOG, Steam and Epic Store. It isn't optimal, but it's not the end of the world. I also have some non-DRM Humble Store games.

I don't have many, but I also bought some games directly from some developer websites.


A bit in the same boat. I've got GOG, Steam and Origin games (the latter being a few Bioware games).

Also a lot of games from Gamersgate, although I guess download clients and updaters in the end won out,


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^ Still just Steam for me ... I mean I buy games from GoG too, but I don't use their client. I don't have any serious issues with other clients existing (I have no loyalty mantra with Steam, they're just the one I used first - because, Obsidian/FO:NV, which for at least a year was the ONLY game I had on Steam), but I just can't personally be bothered.

 

There are very few games on the other clients/digital store options I care about anyway and I can do without them well enough. I suppose if there are ever dozens of games on other clients that I really really wanted, I might bother then. In the meantime...I just don't think about it is all. I barely think about Steam either. :disguise:


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^ Still just Steam for me ... I mean I buy games from GoG too

Same for me, I'm on everything but Steam will always be my go to for pc gaming. Nothing will match it social aspect, which let's face it, is just as important in games as storywriting and gameplay.

Plus, Steam having the biggest, most diverse and versatile catalog puts it even more on the forefront for me, rather than having a catalog that only caters to specific demographic.

Seems like the Game News thread has turnwd into yet another Steam vs World thread, not uncommon but we can repeat our likes and dislikes for the 100th time I suppose :)

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We interrupt this video game client/store flame war to bring you this game that comes out on Tuesday:

 

 

Now back to your regularly scheduled flame war.


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I haven't caught up with the previous thread in a while, was there a flame war? :p

 

I did use YouTube last night to look at a fair number of "upcoming 2019/2019 releases" and most of the ones I saw were, imo, same ol' same ol. Nothing that just leaps out at me, at least.

 

I also noticed that Subnatica has a new EA for basically Subnatica:frozen version. I still haven't played the first one, but I do like the ice environment more than anything tropical-ish.



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Gamers rose up and won!!!!

 

Always amused at how long these raging YouTube neckbeards spend to say so little.


Edited by Malcador, 03 February 2019 - 07:18 PM.

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See folks? It pays for gamers to get angry and speak out. Similar thing is going on with other devs/publishers who did the Epic excluvity deal. We pretty much knew this was going to happen though.

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Gamers rose up and won!!!!

 

Always amused at how long these raging YouTube neckbeards spend to say so little.

 

10 minutes plus -> higher monetisation tier.


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We interrupt this video game client/store flame war to bring you this game that comes out on Tuesday:

 

 

Now back to your regularly scheduled flame war.

So uh, what is this? :p



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Hmmm, I wonder what will happen when the next epic game store exclusive is announced...

*evil laughter*
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Well, generate more discussion all across the internet, meaning more free PR for Epic store

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Yes, yes...but what if Microsoft and Nintendo were to team up:

https://nintendoever...ming-on-switch/

:grin:

#thegoldenageofconsolegaming

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Gamers rose up and won!!!!

 

Always amused at how long these raging YouTube neckbeards spend to say so little.

 

Throwing a fit about someone throwing a fit. It was funny to watch the entire thing to be sure.

 

Jim Sterling, of all people, covered the thing in the most level headed way (and also articulated quite well what the problem is with the entire Epic deal without even having to go into the total lack of features of the Epic store or terrible reputation of Epic and its current owners).

It seems Jim also was the only one that didn't feel the need to drum up additional drama by attributing a ragepost by a single dev to the entire studio.

 

 

Either way, nothing's changed for those of us not interested in supporting underhanded business deals.

 

EDIT: in case anyone actually cares. It turns out the 4a Games apology for the raging dev was actually written by their publisher as per: https://www.reddit.c..._store/efojo7s/


Edited by marelooke, 04 February 2019 - 03:14 AM.

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Someone should be reasonable and tell that single dev that he doesn't get to decide ****, so it's extra stupid to throw a fit...

But the fact that their publisher has made a unhealthy decision still stands and it makes me want to...stay away from the game. I'll buy it once it's 15 bucks or so.

So yeah, I love it when devs/publishers make a purchase that much easier to deal with.

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well the most sad thing aroud this that devs will be the ones punished by lowered sales and publisher will be blaming them for making bad game... Well should have thinked twice before making that deal with thme in first place



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Such is the world of video game development. You want to make a game, you need a publisher and guess what: you have to dance to their tune because they are investing actual money in your project.

Decisions, decisions...if only you could restart life with a new life+, just like the Yakuza games.
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Publishers are for chumps. 

 

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moron video

Why do you keep posting **** videos from this moron? He's almost on SM117 level >_<



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