Borderlands 3 launches this September, PC version to be exclusive to Epic for 6 months

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  1. kumikochan

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    Remember when developers said oh but we get more money on the EPIC LAUNCHER so the price will be reduced thanks to that for consumers. Well guess what it is selling for ? 60 !!!! Where is that promised price cut ????
     
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  3. Captain_Smek

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    Fuck that I'll wait the 6 months then get it cheaper and have most of the bugs fixed on the steam version...
     
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  4. lembi2001

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    What makes you think it won't be full price on release on steam? They are screwing us over by trying to force us on to Epic so why wouldn't they screw over the fanbase by releasing it at full price on Steam.
     
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    The launcher now allows you to skip sign in if you're offline to access your library, but a few games like Fortnite and Spellbreaker won't work offline.
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  6. Captain_Smek

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    Steam games usually have resellers with various options and discounts. EPIC store ensures those don't happen though. You are right though, they are screwing us, I just hope the game is actually good. I guess I'll have 6 months longer to wait and find out impressions at least =/
     
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    Fortnite won't work offline?? Really? I am shocked :sad:

    It's obvious online only games won't work offline. Goes without saying. The fact remains Epic's launcher is sub par in comparison to Steam.
     
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  8. Xzi

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    Fair enough, the table isn't completely up-to-date then. Total positive features, Steam: 37, EGS: 8.5. Still not quite 1/4th of the way there.
     
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    I really hate the epic launchers layout and to me its just bloatware for like 1 game that isnt on steam. Honestly I'm just going to pirate it, i'll buy it when it hits steam and replay it then
     
  10. kumikochan

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    and also that is is 60 dollar/ euro instead of what developers promised that games would be cheaper on the platform because of more revenue. Seems that all of those promises are blatant lies
     
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    It really should be, but that hasn't stopped people from asking about it in the past. :P
     
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    Not everyone gives in to that mess. I only buy stuff on Steam and GoG, and for GoG I don't bother with their client.
    Used to have Bnet too, just for WoW, but I'm over that.

    I tried Origin/Uplay etc., they are not worth it. If any games needs those, I'll happily pirate it.
     
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    Oh I'm not a fan of those platforms either, and I prefer to have all my PC games all on the same service, it's convenient and it makes sense, so I totally understand why people are frustrated.

    I don't think it'll affect sales or anything, though. If people start voting with their wallets—i.e. don't buy the game, like you're doing—then things will change. But as we've seen time and time again (people hate EA, but people keep buying into hype and pre-ordering their games like clockwork) it won't change until that happens. Let's hope people do decide to go for change.
     
  14. Biff627

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    Unreasonable hate? It should not be looking at my steam games and dlls... And all of that other junk its doing... Not unreasonable hate here.

    I will gladly pirate it until the steam release comes out.
     
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    Seems like I won't be getting it.
     
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    Save the world should at least be offline.. To be honest.

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    Either these people haven't been paying attention, or they really don't care. Either way, Epic needs to wake up.
     
  17. hamohamo

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    hate? why would anyone hate epic. not only did they make unreal engine and also supporting developpers but they also offer free games every 2 weeks or so.
     
  18. Biff627

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    Their launcher does some shady sh** and now they are just throwing money at people to force buyers to use their launcher. Sadly even that new game by Obsidian will be a no go for me... I will pirate that too until it comes out on steam. Im not using ANOTHER launcher that also seems to be doing some shady sh** with my data.

    Im already sick of using the Bethesda launcher for 1 GAME, the Blizzard app for 1 GAME, the Origin Client for 1 GAME, and the Ubisoft client for 1 GAME

    I literally have steam for ALL of my games. Epic sucks and I don't need another launcher in my collection for 1 or 2 games... Its just not needed.
     
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    Unreasonable hate? Sure better than blind sycophancy for a subpar platform that gathers personal data without consent.
     
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    I am not sure what that means here.
    Not great if so.
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    Better served with third party programs
    Better served with third party programs
    Sucks
    I return once again to third party programs -- any number will allow me to point it at a directory and say store that.
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    What does curation even mean here?
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    - Though I am not sure the net effect of early access is a positive one for the world at this point.
    We seem to be discussing games OK here at this point.
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    The lack of gifting does seem to be a missed trick.
    As in clans?
    Had to look up what Steam Inventory was. So the ability to resell microtransaction or farmed nonsense for real money. I wonder how many there ragged on the Diablo auction house however many years ago but if we must tolerate such things then again it would be a missed trick.
    Is this not why we have the start button on a computer?
    Some have noted that going to Epic right now means a lack of Linux support. Not sure how much one wants to get worked up about that but OK.
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    Again not sure I care for the concept as a whole, though if people are silly enough to play such things then so be it. Another missed trick.
    Onboard mod support is nice, as is easy installers for said same. As long as third parties exist though I am probably going to go with those.
    Steam have had some howlers over the years as well. While incompetence is security is not something I like to see then for now I could see teething problems.
    - Apparently they do have such things now.
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    Them acting as a low rent publisher in an attempt to attract some to their store seems like a fairly standard breaking into a saturated market ploy. If some devs cut a bad deal with their pub then that is on them -- it is why you have people read over the contracts and make a good one.
    I like stats more than most, and a lack of things might speak to the quality of a game more than a review. For what matters though (assuming it is multiplayer and how populated the servers are) there are usually other ways.
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    As in poor Baltic states pay less if the publishers/devs care to offer that? Sucks but nothing I feel especially bad about.
    Third party programs again would be the order of the day for capture/screenshots.
    If it is not a stock feature of windows then some kind of streaming to in house devices is not terribly hard to achieve.
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    So trophments again by any other name? I refer back to my previous reply.
    A missed trick and one they should probably implement sooner rather than later.
    I must admit I am a few years out of whatever happened to joy2key et al.
    While I would not be terribly upset to see gamefaqs implode...
    OK?
    Some mentioned elsewhere the lack of user reviews. I would agree it speaks to a less than ideal mindset but if you can't be arsed to tap the game name into a search engine you deserve what you get really.
    I like the option to run the version of my choosing and hope we get something, or at least a third party option. If LAN play is still dead, devs keep reasonably on top of things and don't release too many broken patches, most games here still are relatively new and thus not going to trouble mods then I will live without certain glitches being present.
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel now I see if we are contemplating VR. Has that not died again?
    Hopefully wishlists and gifting get implemented with each other. Given that it is a fairly easy to implement thing that only gains them money I am somewhat shocked to see it absent.

    It was mentioned that Epic are not some wannabe and have the tools and talent to do things. Feature parity might have been nice but suitable for task seems to be fulfilled.

    As far as Steam monopolies is it the case that you can play the latest and greatest of all the various things without Steam or going the pirate way? I used to use the humble bundle a lot but but most things there started to be increasingly tied to Steam so I skipped out.

    I have no love for Steam (so much so that I don't have an account), I have no love for Epic or any other launcher that prevents me from reselling (or more accurately buying things others resold), lending and otherwise doing as I would for games. Some mentioned it might serve to fracture the market. I am OK with that. If one or both fail as a result I have an amusing sight to see. If they serve to sharpen the other then even better still.
    Anyway to my mind launchers are just like those things that set resolution, quality and windowed or not, maybe a tiny mod selector as well, years back. This online "might as well be a rental" stuff sucks and I would rather it went away but to allow Steam to dominate... that is worse.
     
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