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The only way Facebook can accomplish anything is if they release Half Life 3 before Valve does.
post #72 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.

 

With the general public, yes. But with PC Gamers particularly, its an uphill battle.

post #73 of 96
Gogo we need more exclusive titles. As a result it will end like this in the future:

New Game? Check if you are able to play it:
PC (Windows)
Android?
Xbox
PS4
PS VR
...

If PC, check if you have the right platform:
Steam
Origin
Uplay
Facebook
free

If right platform on pc or console, check if you have the right VR headset:
Oculus
HTC Vive
Sony VR
Any other VR Headset



Actually it is not that bad but it is getting ridiculous.
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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.

40 years on this planet and I assume everybody is completely stupid, that way when someone is at least creatively stupid or works at being less stupid I'm entertained.

Never been surprised since I was 22.
post #75 of 96
Multi billion dollar tech company challenging Valve? No way they can fail, just ask Microsoft about how their "Windows Live" took such a huge market share from valve.
post #76 of 96
Honestly, it just compete with Apple's App Store because it will be flooded with "free" games that mine your data and spam ads.

Paid games that require a decent PC to run don't have users that want to have their systems bogged down by a trillion "telemetry" processes going on in the background.
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Multi billion dollar tech company challenging Valve? No way they can fail, just ask Microsoft about how their "Windows Live" took such a huge market share from valve.

Games For Windows Live failed because Microsoft tried to make it like Xbox Live. If Facebook do something similar, they will definitely fail, but I don't think they're stupid enough to do it.

 

I do think they will be successful with it, but it will mostly be casual gamers who play games like Candy Crush or Farmville than people who play games like GTA V or Battlefield.

   
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I'd sooner get back into using UPlay on a regular basis than deal with a gaming platform run by a company that only cares about stuffing as many ads as they can into your face. That and the data mining, not to mention meddling with Oculus and Whatsapp...
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post #80 of 96
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In all seriousness cant Facebook buy Steam?

I think they could, however as some others have said they would have to pry it from Gaben's cold dead hands first. thumb.gif

If they did I couldn't imagine how much anger would come from the PC scene.
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