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I hate to say it guys, but this is probably going to be successful. Facebook has a ton of marketshare/mindshare among the general public. If they execute this correctly, Steam is going to have some stiff competition.
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I think most people in this thread vastly underestimate the stupidity of the average Joe. This platform might not make money half as much as Steam or Origin or even Uplay, but it will work, unfortunately.
post #43 of 96
I thought the 800 pound gorilla was WoW? Or was that 600 pounds? I guess WoW's gorilla has been losing weight for awhile now, but with the new expansion it'll put on some new weight. tongue.gif

Anyways facebook is cancer and i cured myself almost 3 years ago of it, so this new gaming platform from them can suck it. It's bad enough i have to tolerate origin and uplay, i already flat out refused using the windows store for their "exclusive" games, and seeing as how quantum break is coming to steam in september i bet the rest will eventually find their way there as well.

I can wait a year or two for a game to come to my platform of choice after its already been released somewhere else, plenty of games to stay busy in the interim.
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post #44 of 96

No thank you. Why don't they go and bother mobile/console gamers instead?

post #45 of 96
How much of Facebook's user base even owns a pc? Then how many of those people actually play games on pc? And finally, how many of the remaining people think poorly of Facebook?

Their user base imo means absolutely nothing. Their current infrastructure and amount of funds are helpful, but I almost feel that just being Facebook is going to work against them with their target audience.
post #46 of 96
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

I hate to say it guys, but this is probably going to be successful. Facebook has a ton of marketshare/mindshare among the general public. If they execute this correctly, Steam is going to have some stiff competition.

^ This

Frankly you can get just about anything to work if you throw enough money at it, not to mention their current platform and advantages from the start.

I'm still waiting for the "one client to rule them all" that integrates your Uplay, Steam, Origin features, friends, etc into one client and that's all you have to mess with. That may never happen if each of the clients are locked down API but it could be really nice some day. If you want to play all the things you basically have to have 3-4 clients now, at least if someone created one to control all of them under one you wouldn't have to deal with each individually tongue.gif
post #47 of 96
Steam has literally over a decade of growth with in the PC and console gaming community. It's helped create and revolutionize it. We've all grown up around it.

Facebook is a mindless creating organism that infects people and then tries to sell them crap.

However, this is a very good sign for gamers and the the gaming community. People want in and in a bad way. Gaming is bigger than ever, specifically PC gaming here in the US. I will probably not ever use such a platform but competition in this market may push costs down or even innovation further along.

Edit: Forgot to add that this, as much as we may want it to fail, won't. It will get bashed and beaten but will take some measure of market share from Steam.

Just my 2 cents!
post #48 of 96
Not just no, but "Hell No".
post #49 of 96
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Man I just answered that question above.

Is your aunt on your Steam List? NO. Now you CAN invite her to play Call of Duty tongue.gif

AND you can always see when your friend has a birtyday and team up in Battleborn to celebrate it. wink.gif

Edit: OR, or or you can invite your boss to Street Fighter and kick his ass. Meanwhile after matches you can view pics of his cats and family.

Facebook should hire this guy.
post #50 of 96
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post

^ This

Frankly you can get just about anything to work if you throw enough money at it, not to mention their current platform and advantages from the start.

I'm still waiting for the "one client to rule them all" that integrates your Uplay, Steam, Origin features, friends, etc into one client and that's all you have to mess with. That may never happen if each of the clients are locked down API but it could be really nice some day. If you want to play all the things you basically have to have 3-4 clients now, at least if someone created one to control all of them under one you wouldn't have to deal with each individually tongue.gif

I can think of a few ways to rig this system up so it would work, issue is eliminating the need for all 3 to be running.
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