Epic Games is set to receive a BAFTA award for their contribution to game development

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  1. Hells Malice

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    I wonder how much it cost them to get the rights to this award
     
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    Steam... Please for the love of all that's holy step up and kill them. Just taking 10% is a fucking mountain of cash in your pocket. Strike while your iron is still hot.
     
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    This does not seem bought at all, compeltely legitimate, nothing to see here kids!
     
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    I don't care that they made UE4, that's all well and good, but their making one of the most universally used game engines doesn't excuse them or make them exempt from bullshit practices.
     
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    To be fair - They are the developers of the very used, very amazing Unreal Engine. Technically speaking.
     
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    EPIC: "We made unreal engine, everyone uses it, it's so good for everyone"
    ME: "You can make a successful game engine everyone likes using, but you own a pc store front that has bad security and tries to monopolize game exclusives? Let's give a award for that too, worst consumer business practice." :ninja:
     
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    Epic Games: wins BAFTA
    Any other game developer: Am I just a joke to you?
     
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    I think the problem with doing this is that it will show that Epic successfully bullied them into doing it. Personally, I don't have a stake in either side of the war here and I have reasons to dislike both Epic and Valve. But bending to Epic's wishes and doing what they want will show that Epic successfully manipulated Steam into doing what they want-- which is a bad look.
     
  13. Armadillo

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    Unreal engine is used all over the place and has been for years, even on that alone, it's fair enough. Fortnite is also massive, like it or not.

    Store is shit, but the engine over the years is a big contribution.
     
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  14. DANTENDO

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    Hang on a minute don't you kno what even BAFTA means - BEST AWARDS FOR TOTAL ARSEHOLES :lol:
     
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    They can always claim that it was from the outcry of fans and not from Epic. Which fans are yelling for. At least it would show Steam will listen to their fans. Unlike Epic who couldn't give a shit what people think.
     
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    isn't epic games the ones that do gears of war?
     
  17. kingaz

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    I thought the spyware thing had been debunked.
     
  18. Memoir

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    If that's all you saw, then you're pretty blind... Or biased... Take your pick.

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    No, it was a superficial excuse as to what was happening and why. Nothing was ever debunked.

    Either way? Not counting their recent transgressions and looking at the good they've actually done? This is deserved. You can shit on Fortnite all you want, but it's still a popular game and a successful business venture for them. The Unreal Engine is one of the best engines to build on.
     
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    I think we can all agree that Epic, like a lot of developers, have done some good things and some bad things. So let's just assume that the BAFTA is for one of the good things - like creating the Unreal Engine or Unreal or Unreal Tournament or Gears of War or Fortnite or (the reason I would give them an award) making the Unreal Engine free to everyone. If they specifically say 'This BAFTA goes to Epic Games for making 4A Games/Deep Silver pull Metro Exodus from the Steam store two weeks before release', then we can all lose our shit because that would be some controversy.

    Yes, but not anymore. They made Gears 1-3 and Judgment, then Microsoft bought the rights to the franchise and gave it to The Coalition (one of their in-house development teams) to make Gears 4, and they're now working on Gears 5.
     
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    This is a weird time to choose to give them an award for anything meritous. Unreal engine? Yes, fair point.
    The egs?
    The forced crunch on staff?
    The literal wholesale of identities to the Chinese government via Tencent?

    A very troubling time to issue this award, for sure.
     
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  21. What in the actual fuck is this bullshit. I wanna go over to Britain and smack whoever's idea it was to give THEM an award. THEM? EPIC? You make me laugh so hard that my laughter was heard 3 states away and then that entire state laughed their ass off and it was heard over 7 states away in Washington, DC where President Donald Trump said "Okay, let's fuck Epic and ban it".

    Epic Games has done nothing but fuck over the entire gaming industry and all of us gamers alike around the world. They are fucking us like hell...why do they deserve an award for it?

    IF YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE ANYBODY AN AWARD GIVE IT TO VALVE...THEY ARE NOT IMMATURE, SPYING ASSHATS WHO FUCK OVER THE GAMING INDUSTRY! I'M ABOUT TO COME TO BRITAIN AND KICK SOME ASS!!!!!!!!

    God...I got mad lol...but I am right...click 'Like" if you agree.
     
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    Nope, it's just PR bullshit to save face, it has been all but disproved.

    Tim Sweeney can drink suck it soup.
     
  23. Gangu

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    i definitely agree that epic games is a very influential company, but man, could you pick a worse time to award them? they have most certainly been at their worst recently
     
  24. Memoir

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    Recently? Yes. However they used to be the poster child of game development and communities...
     
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