The Ongoing Disasters of the EPIC Games Store

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  1. cucubits

    cucubits Notebook Evangelist

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    :mad: Outer Wilds is supposed to be out today. I'm mad because it looks like yet another cool little game I won't play.

     
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    You can buy it on the microshaft store.

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    Good to know. As unbelievable as this may sound, I don't have an account there either. I only have steam and uplay. Not looking to expand this list for now :)
     
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    A little startling as it's the same account as an Xbox or Hotmail/outlook but hey I have seen weirder stuff go down. Lol

    But all in all no worries here mate. I just hope they take advantage of Galaxy 2.0 to manage games etc. A lot more palatable than having to dig through the start tiles that seem to be chosen at random.

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  5. hmscott

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    Microsoft is promoting Steam Sales as an outlet for their "exclusive" games. :)

    Microsoft is bringing more games to Steam, says 'We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games'
    By Wes Fenlon 2019-05-30T13:01:03Z
    https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-games-on-steam-announced/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/****epic/comments/busyk9/microsoft_is_bringing_more_games_to_steam_says_we/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/but50c/microsoft_is_bringing_more_games_to_steam_says_we/

    Microsoft partners with Steam against Epic to bring every Windows Store Exclusive on Steam!
    https://www.reddit.com/r/****epic/comments/butpzd/microsoft_partners_with_steam_against_epic_to/
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    That last part means Microsoft may list on EGS too, it was nice that MS did the roll-out with Steam first, the other way around would have been... messy.

    Microsoft SNIPE Epic Store, Come Out FOR Consumer Freedom & STEAM | Outer Worlds 180?!
    Bellular News
    Published on May 30, 2019
    Microsoft have big plans for PC! Game Pass, X-Cloud, and a commitment towards supporting consumer platform choice - something that’s calls Xbox Game Studio Obsidan’s Epic Exclusive The Outer Worlds into question.


    Microsoft Won't Participate in Epic Store Exclusivity & Will Bring More Games to Steam
    YongYea
    Published on May 30, 2019
     
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  6. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    So back in Win8 days GabeN itched and moaned about Microsoft on how they are trying to close down the OS.
    And now MS is teaming up with Valve. I guess an enemy of your enemy is your friend.
    Because now mentally challenged Tim Sweaney did the same statement as once GabeN did:
    [​IMG]

    On a side note, I wish MS would also give some love to GoG...
     
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    Forza will sell millions upon millions on Steam.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it sold solidly.

    They are gonna sell a lot more games on PC now.

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    A couple of EPIC Games Store related news items...it's actually less than I expected. Perhaps publishers / devs are learning to listen to their customers?

    IDK when this happened, but Metro Exodus is no longer exclusive on EGS, and is selling right now on the Microsoft Game Store for $35.99($24 off):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/metro-exodus/c1tbtqbvjmfl

    It looks like it's very recent:

    Epic Games store exclusive Metro Exodus PC is available to buy on the Microsoft Store
    9 June 2019
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...pc-is-available-to-buy-on-the-microsoft-store

    And, Shenmue III still showing on Steam as available November 19, 2019 is now another (Deep Silver) turncoat sellout to EGS, abandoning backers promised to be released on Steam - via a kickstarter that raised $7.2M!!

    Shane Luis ‏Verified account @RerezTV
    Over 600 people are flooding the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter update announcing it's Epic Store exclusivity for PC. Majority are demanding a refund for the game. Since they announced it's an exclusivity they broke the agreement with backers who were promised/purchased a Steam version.
    https://twitter.com/RerezTV/status/1138189544417873920

    No word on if this will ever release on Steam... or if it's going through as planned on November 19th. It's all new news, so more details later - I'll add it here...

    Epic Games Store - E3 2019 Announcements
    Epic Games
    Published on Jun 10, 2019
    EGS E3 2019 Announcements 5006 Thumbs down.JPG
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    https://www.reddit.com/r/****epic/comments/bznzyf/reupload_im_so_fucking_proud_of_this_community/

    And, another previous Epic Exclusive is now available outside of EGS:

    "The Outer Worlds will be available on the Xbox Game Pass [PC] when it launches on October 25, Microsoft confirmed at its E3 conference earlier today."
    https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-outer-worlds/xbox-game-pass

    Microsoft TAKE Outer Worlds, NO LONGER Epic Exclusive, Next Xbox Revealed & Major Reveals
    Bellular News
    Published on Jun 10, 2019
    Well here we go: a next gen console, loads of games and a doubling down on Game Pass - one that oddly enough comes at Epics expense.


    Kickstarter Shenmue 3 by Ys Net - Only backers can post comments
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3/posts/2532170/comments?page=1
     
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    If this Twitter post is to be believed, the game will come out on Steam at some indeterminate point. Fat lot of good that will do the backers who signed up for a Steam key (myself among them). The comments on that Kickstarter post are now well in excess of 1,200. The Shenmue fanbase is rabid, and they are beyond angry right now. Even people who backed only the PS4 version are sympathetic. Yu Suzuki has stated that he doesn't want S3 to be the last game of the series, but I think this decision has now sealed the franchise's fate once and for all. The only thing that can save it now is for them to pull a Metro Exodus and give Steam keys to backers as was first promised.
     
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