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    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Okay, forget Psychonauts 2 being own be Microsoft now; this is robbery.

    2. Sean

      Sean

      Psychonauts 2 is still coming to all platforms, the buyout won't change that.

    3. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Eh, I’m still firmly in the “It’s still the PC either way so I can’t really get mad at this” camp regarding games going to the Epic Store situations.

      More concerned about that 100gb file size like damn

    4. Bobnik

      Bobnik

      I would've been in the "at least it's still coming to PC" camp if EGS wasn't a piece of crap to this day.

      It still doesn't work properly, Epic still goes very agressive with their exclusivity deals (as in, they moneyhat publishers so that they can't release the game on Steam and Steam only), the store STILL DOES NOT HAVE A FUCKING SHOPPING CART, THEREFORE CAN STILL BLOCK YOU FROM BUYING MORE THAN A COUPLE OF GAMES.

      It's a disgrace to all the other digital stores and them agressively moneyhatting games is disgusting.

       

    5. Sean

      Sean

      I'm not a Steam/Valve fan, Epic just strikes me as an especially arrogant company I don't want to support.

      I care more about companies killing off online-only games than any other issue in the industry, but it's still annoying considering who it is

    6. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      @BobnikI mean, I feel like that second issue is still a “at least it’s on pc” thing but I guess that’s just me.

      Can’t really argue with the third. Though, I feel like the first one is a case by case bases. While I haven’t had a single issue with it yet, I know others have.

      I agree that Epic should really focus more on improving the platform at this point but I also believe in two other things here. 1, that Steam itself is far from perfect and, 2, at the end of the day I really only see both of them as game sellers and launchers. Every other little feature Steam deploys is almost always done better by another platform like with voice chat and Discord. I don’t really lose anything by playing something through Epic rather than Valve. Sure those features should probably get there sooner rather than later but... can’t really say I’d utilize them once they do arrive.

      Also, truth be told Valve needed this wake up call; fair play or not.

    7. Sean

      Sean

      Epic doesn't strike me as very pro-consumer which is why I don't like them. A lot of their touted benefits regarding EGS seem to favor the publishers over the buyers, and they don't even accept Paypal wallet because they pass the credit card charges onto the consumer. The one good thing I've seen come out of EGS is its regional pricing for certain countries, but it's better than Steam in some countries but worse in others, so it's a case by case basis and since I'm in the US this doesn't affect me.

      With that said, I'm in a pretty steadfast "GOG/itch.io/other DRM-free storefronts vs. everyone else" camp myself and I always buy from those stores over Steam when I have the chance. Having a game that's DRM-free and doesn't require an account login easily trumps any feature that any storefront can throw at me no matter how nice they sound. The Steam client's features aren't important to me but I understand that they're important to other people, especially stuff like streaming, cloud saves, and Proton for Linux users.

      And at the end of the day I don't like Epic because they seem like they think they can brute force their way into my wallet rather than try to earn it as other stores like Steam and GOG have.

    8. Bobnik

      Bobnik

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      Also, truth be told Valve needed this wake up call; fair play or not.

      Doesn't look like it's working, Valve ain't doing shit.

    9. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      They’re finally upgrading their store front among other things

    10. Sean

      Sean

      Valve is always working on changes and improvements to their storefront, I don't think Epic has had any real effect on how they operate things. Valve in general is pretty recluse and seems to be doing behind-the-scenes stuff all the time without making a big deal about it until they have something to show.

    11. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Honestly, I can’t really remember the last time Valve felt the need to update the store front as majorly as recent reports make it out to be but I guess I’m just missing something there. Really, Valve’s complacency annoys me just as much in this case.

      But real talk, I’m just happy more publishers are actually releasing their games on PC now.  Like, I’d use Excel if it meant getting a decent port of Unleashed or something. It’s not ideal, but once I’m in the game I can’t really say I ever care about what launched the code.

      I do get the issues and why a lot of people are upset though. It’s just, for me at least, in the grand scheme of things I just don’t see it as the biggest issue in the PC market.

    12. Sean

      Sean

      That's fair. The issue I care most about is companies killing off online-only games and I'd rather direct most of my anger toward EA, Ubisoft, or MMO companies who do this shit all the fucking time than Epic who at least isn't doing this one thing I hate the most about the game industry. I don't like Epic and stand by my reasons but their store's games are still infinitely more playable than all the dead games out there that I literally can never play again.

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