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Oh how I hate thees "exclusive" deals. It always makes me think someone is not able to compete on merits alone. The right move here IMO would have been to have it on both platforms and just have it cheaper on the epic store, and then in the future run better discount deals for it on the epic store compared to STEAM.

Really this is just a dick move.

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I hardly play single player games but I did enjoy the time I spent with metro 2033 even though I never finished it. I was going to buy this one but I hate uplay, epic, and origin launchers so now I won't.
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I'm disappointed on several accounts. This is one of them. The other is the system specs table that makes it look like they got money from Microsoft to promote Windows 10 (as if you couldn't run more than 1080p 30 fps on Low on Windows 7 or 8.1 on DX 11), from Intel to only list Intel CPUs, despite Ryzen's existence for the past 2 years and to some degree from Nvidia, to list two equivalent performance GPUs from different eras in the low spec, while omitting the latest AMD GPU (the RX 560) to make it even:

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Quote: Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post
Competition is good, but exclusively aligning it with one store isn't good for consumers. This is hardly an open market for consumers. It's a slightly wider market for game publishers, but not for consumers.

This. This is to benefit the publishers, not the customers.



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That'll be the day. I managed to get GTA V on disk, but I occasionally not only have to login but occasionally go thru captcha security to play a freakin' video game!

The reason I never bought nor played that game. I only wanted it for the single-player and even there you still have to check in periodically. I'm reducing that crap as much as I can these days. I also enjoyed the first Dishonored game, but refused to buy the sequel at launch because it had Denuvo. It seems like they recently removed it in December of last year, so maybe now I'll buy it.



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Guess I'll get this in 2020. Shameful.

Let's see if it's a good game first. I'll consider it then too on Steam when it comes back. A new 7nm RTX line-up with more power and better prices and perhaps even AMD will support ray tracing then, so it'll be a better time to enjoy the effects anyway.

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Am I the only person who doesn't buy new games anymore? I have a dozen friends that run off to buy the latest game. 2 weeks later, they are on to something else. Occasional they like a game enough to come back to it, that's when I know it's worth buying, but I still wait for a sale. I could buy the latest greatest games, but it seems that within 3 years, the game will have ironed out major bugs and be a fraction of the price. I see no reason to pay extra so I can beta test a game.

Exodus looked interesting, and it may be a game I check back in a couple years to see how it's doing. Sadly, if it's not on steam and I don't see my friends playing it, I'm likely to forget it exists.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1Kaz View Post
Am I the only person who doesn't buy new games anymore? I have a dozen friends that run off to buy the latest game. 2 weeks later, they are on to something else. Occasional they like a game enough to come back to it, that's when I know it's worth buying, but I still wait for a sale. I could buy the latest greatest games, but it seems that within 3 years, the game will have ironed out major bugs and be a fraction of the price. I see no reason to pay extra so I can beta test a game.

Exodus looked interesting, and it may be a game I check back in a couple years to see how it's doing. Sadly, if it's not on steam and I don't see my friends playing it, I'm likely to forget it exists.
I buy good/finished games regardless of age.
If it looks like a great game and the devs really cared about the PC version then I'll give it a shot. That's why this is the very first COD I've ever bought, all the last games were launched broken and no one seemed to care. Just look at the reviews on steam lol.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1Kaz View Post
Am I the only person who doesn't buy new games anymore? I have a dozen friends that run off to buy the latest game. 2 weeks later, they are on to something else. Occasional they like a game enough to come back to it, that's when I know it's worth buying, but I still wait for a sale. I could buy the latest greatest games, but it seems that within 3 years, the game will have ironed out major bugs and be a fraction of the price. I see no reason to pay extra so I can beta test a game.

Exodus looked interesting, and it may be a game I check back in a couple years to see how it's doing. Sadly, if it's not on steam and I don't see my friends playing it, I'm likely to forget it exists.
Yeah, I rarely buy games within a few months of their releases anymore. REmake2 might change that.

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Quote: Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post
RIP Sales.

They pay A LOT of rent/upkeep/people to keep their high power servers and network connections up and running. You are crazy if you think they aren't spending a pretty penny on the digital services that they provide.
+1 to both your points. People seem to forget that Steam offers their services globally.

They offer economically adjusted pricing, adheres to various govt. laws & tax structures, accept various payment methods/services..(Even freakin Cash on Delivery!)etc..

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Quote: Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post
Yeah, I rarely buy games within a few months of their releases anymore. REmake2 might change that.
That's one of the few games that looks like it may be worth buying on release. It's an accomplished game design that people loved and praised. It also raises the bar on what companies can and should accomplish with remakes. I haven't seen a single bug in any stream I've watched, and I do love a polished game.

I still have a hard time justifying the full price vs waiting a bit for a discount. It's kind of justifiable for PvP games, where buying in early can give you an experience edge against other players. I might be showing my age; but if it's the same experience in 6 months at a fraction of the cost, I'm in no rush. I'd rather spend that money on more experiences in life. I have no regrets with my Senheiser HD650's and Objective 2 amplifier/DAC (I'm an audiophile). Those are things I will easily enjoy for the next 8+ years, and I probably couldn't afford them if I bought every new game in sight. I've been accused of ruining music for people who listen to my setup. It's just that much of an improvement over entry level speakers.
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Stupid move. Locking the product to that store will mean way fewer sales.
I was looking forward to buying it. Now I refuse.
Don't get me wrong, I don't particularly like having Steam dominate the market.
But exclusive locking is only going to merit my ire. Sorry, I already have enough stupid accounts I have to log in to.
Should have sold it on both platforms but discounted it on the Epic store.
Oh well.
This.

I have so many account on so many apps I forget which password is for which.

So nah, forget about this game.

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[PCGamer] Epic declared war on Steam today

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To challenge a platform synonymous with PC gaming, the Epic Store needs its own games. That's what I said last year, and I think it remains true, but for crying out loud, Epic, stealing Metro Exodus from Steam 18 days before launch? Maybe take a sip of water and finish what's on your plate—like, say, adding cloud saves—before going back to the buffet. What a coup.
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War isn't fair, and as of today, Epic has properly declared it. Valve's response is pouty in comparison, a reflection of how secure Valve's walls have been until this point. It lost EA to Origin, Call of Duty to Battle.net, and now Bethesda has its own platform, but publishers defecting to first-party launchers was emigration—losses, minor rivals, but not an assault on its heartland. Epic is different: it's taking big third-party games, including The Division 2. It's putting holes in the fortress, where GOG and itch.io have only grazed it with anti-DRM discourse. Worse, Metro is cheaper on the Epic Store than on Steam, at least in the US. Brutal.
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