• @ImplyingImplications
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    • Control over game updates (scheduling, reordering downloads)
    • Possible offline mode
    • Better friends list
    • Bundles where you won’t lose savings if you own some of the games in the bundle

    So they’re adding features already available in Steam. I already have Steam.

    • FartsWithAnAccent
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      122 months ago

      Yeah but Steam doesn’t pay companies to exclude other platforms!

      Oh wait, that’s a good thing.

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        I mean, to be clear, they don’t do this out of the kindness of their hearts. They used to have exclusives before they dominated the vast majority of the market. It just wouldn’t make sense for them to do now.

    • PP_BOY_
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      I mean, I’m pretty pro-steam myself but competition is always a good thing for consumers. There are plenty of features that Steam users have been asking for for years and maybe another competitor in the desktop marketplace can light a fire under them, so to speak.

      • @[email protected]
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        That’s the whole problem, Epic hasn’t approached the situation with the intention of being good faith competition. They have instead attempted to exclude competition by paying for platform exclusivity. That’s anti-consumer. As a consumer that annoys me. GOG is competition for Steam, they offer a genuine value via DRM free versions of the same games ALSO available on Steam. That leaves the choice in the buyers hands as to which platform offers a better value. It’s a big difference in my opinion.

        • Exocrinous
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          GOG is nice, but I don’t trust it because it’s owned by CD Projekt

    • Dark Arc
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      12 months ago

      Steam’s maintenance downtime (as someone on US Eastern time) and just general glitchiness has been a bit irritating lately. I wouldn’t mind some competition but Epic isn’t a Linux friendly company so … I’m not exactly rooting for them.

      However, I’d like them to poke Steam just enough that Valve reduces their downtime to almost zero.

  • @[email protected]
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    62 months ago

    They could stop being dogshit. That would be good. Like a launcher that I don’t need to wait for ten times longer than my Arch boot.

    • @[email protected]
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      They could, but I’m betting they will still be a joke of a platform that only exists because Epic has a lot of money to throw around.

  • mox
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    42 months ago

    Friendly reminder that a sizable share of Epic is owned by Tencent.

  • ADHDefy
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    32 months ago

    They could stop wasting money on buying exclusivity. That would be the biggest improvement of all.

  • ekZepp
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    32 months ago

    I’ll never pay them a cent, still, EG is a decent freebie shelf.