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[Discussion] - Epic Games Store Vs Valve (Steam)

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     –  Last edited by Dark; 3 Days Ago.
    Do you know what lacked the features of Steam when it first launched? Steam; and it was a buggy hot mess when it launched. Most of the features that people tout didn't exist for the first 8 or 9 years of Steams existence
    Unless I've missed something, we haven't time traveled to the past where this would be relevant.

    If you launch a car company today, you're competing with today's Dodge, not Dodge from 20 years ago.
    If your new platform today is a buggy hot mess, then it isn't ready for today's market where the competition is no longer a buggy hot mess.

    (I don't actually know if it's a buggy hot mess, I'm saying that it doesn't really matter how the the competition was if you're competing with them now.)

    I should also point out that using an article from The Escapist
    It's an article from Shamus Young, I don't give a flying skag about the Escapist.
    The only reason I read his articles on the Escapist is because they provide the context/springboard to the longer, more detailed articles on his own blog:
    For years I’ve wanted someone to come in and really stand up to Valve and give them a proper run for their money. Epic is finally doing it, and their approach is so frustrating that I just can’t cheer for them.
    Like I’ve said in the past, I think Epic would be on much better footing if they’d just rolled out some of these features before they started with exclusives. Or, they could have taken what they paid for exclusives and used it to buy the rights to give away N copies on the EGS. While some people are opposed to the exclusives on principle, others would be willing to tolerate it if the platform itself wasn’t so barebones. Likewise, people who show up for a free copy of a game are less likely to complain about missing features because “Hey, you can’t complain about free things” is a common mindset
    Aside from checking out Critical Miss, I literally don't know or care what else is on that site. (I actually didn't even notice/remember Critical Miss was on that site until you mentioned it just now.)
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    #17
    I prefer GOG anyways. Smile
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