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Offline Barabbah

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2019, 07:29:07 PM »
Once a friend bought the remake of need for speed most wanted on cd. It needed to install origin before the actual game but origin itself didn't recognized the disc as original (not pirated). But that wasn't the best part of the story. Opening the disc in explorer I've soon pointed him there was a mastodontic zip file. The whole game was inside. Free of drm.

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »
None of this shows why EGS is currently a better store front for customers than Steam, though, unless you count "less non-physical mess," which hardly outweighs the plethora of good features Steam has.

I never said that the EGS was better, it isn't! I only said that Valve needed a better competion than local stores like Uplay and Origin to finally get their act together. They had the monopoly too long...
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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2019, 09:30:29 PM »
None of this shows why EGS is currently a better store front for customers than Steam, though, unless you count "less non-physical mess," which hardly outweighs the plethora of good features Steam has.

I never said that the EGS was better, it isn't! I only said that Valve needed a better competion than local stores like Uplay and Origin to finally get their act together. They had the monopoly too long...

Ah, okay. I would contend, however, that EGS is not good competition to Valve on the consumer end for the various reasons we've covered, though. They're only good competition to Valve on the producer/publisher/developer side...which I don't really care about as a customer because they can kiss my posterior if they think I'm going to pay them...unless they only put Bloodlines 2 there in which case I would have to cave. Bloodlines 1 is my favorite game so I cannot resist. Thank God it's not exclusive to TGS or I would have to give those fiends money or suffer eternally.

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2019, 11:06:41 PM »
Ah, okay. I would contend, however, that EGS is not good competition to Valve on the consumer end for the various reasons we've covered, though.

Not yet ;). It could well be in a short time and maybe it will end with the EGS being the high quality market with Steam being even more flooded with bad games.

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2019, 01:16:29 AM »
Ah, okay. I would contend, however, that EGS is not good competition to Valve on the consumer end for the various reasons we've covered, though.

Not yet ;). It could well be in a short time and maybe it will end with the EGS being the high quality market with Steam being even more flooded with bad games.

EGS doesn't deserve success as far as I'm concerned. 

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2019, 05:44:41 AM »
Ah, okay. I would contend, however, that EGS is not good competition to Valve on the consumer end for the various reasons we've covered, though.

Not yet ;). It could well be in a short time and maybe it will end with the EGS being the high quality market with Steam being even more flooded with bad games.

EGS doesn't deserve success as far as I'm concerned.

Yeah. You know how CD Projekt Red builds good will with the customer? EGS is doing the opposite. As Wesp says, the store may one day be good, but I'm not going for forget the shit they're pulling right now. They're pissing me off quite a lot causing Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds to not come out on Steam when the games are first launched, and I'll be damned if they're going to earn my loyalty. Steam has never screwed me over.

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
Ah, okay. I would contend, however, that EGS is not good competition to Valve on the consumer end for the various reasons we've covered, though.

Not yet ;). It could well be in a short time and maybe it will end with the EGS being the high quality market with Steam being even more flooded with bad games.

EGS doesn't deserve success as far as I'm concerned.

Yeah. You know how CD Projekt Red builds good will with the customer? EGS is doing the opposite. As Wesp says, the store may one day be good, but I'm not going for forget the shit they're pulling right now. They're pissing me off quite a lot causing Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds to not come out on Steam when the games are first launched, and I'll be damned if they're going to earn my loyalty. Steam has never screwed me over.

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Re: The Epic (Store) Fail
« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2019, 08:14:30 PM »
I never said that the EGS was better, it isn't! I only said that Valve needed a better competion than local stores like Uplay and Origin to finally get their act together. They had the monopoly too long...

One of the reasons I went PC was precisely because I wanted to avoid console exclusivity.

Now I gotta deal with client exclusivity, which means that if I want new Bioware games I have to get Origin. If I want new Walking Dead Games then I have to go to EGS. This is all bullshit.

Hopefully Galaxy 2.0 will be as promising as it sounds.