'Fortnite' developers to launch Steam competitor 'Epic Games Store'

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  1. LittleFlame

    LittleFlame I was way off, you guys suck

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    oh boyyy another one can't wait to play fortnut
     
  2. migles

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    the way i see theese news is that epic games cashed out too much with fortnite and now they are hungry for power...
    they scammed millions of kiddos insto stealing mommies credit cards for bullshit cosmetic ego, and now they feel the rush and powerfull enough to want level up their game and chase steam..
    i really hope they fail, competition is always great but i really hope steam doesn't get too much bullshit competition and in 50 years when i want to download one of the thousans of games that i have in my steam client, i am greeted with "we are shutting down, all your purchases are gone"

    hey valve, do you remember when other people turned your games into better games and you bought them?
    well, buy the shit fortnite game make a tf2 meets fortine game, get kiddos to steal mommies credit cards again

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    my toughts ^^ TLDR of my previous comment, they are feeling they are too big
     
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  3. TunaKetchup

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    Yes I agree!

    I wish every single game had its own separate storefront
     
  4. Shadowfied

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    This is a fucking joke right?

    It hasn't even been half a year since I wrote

     
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  5. migles

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    get out.
    your opinion is making me really mad. i believe you lost your mind...

    really? i mean really?
    the first comment to theese news answers for itself
    we totally need a single client peer game and fill my computer with crap and bloatware...
    maybe my computer is too powerfull and needs a billion game clients running in the background to make it slow enough to use it.
     
  6. DinohScene

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    Glad I don't like fortnite ;o;
     
  7. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Please stop following this trend. Every company is doing it and at this point im just gonna pirate the games that are not on steam so I can avoid getting those horrible "launchers"

    The only game I will give an exception too is overwatch. lol

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    fortnite is pretty bad lol
     
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  8. DarkCoffe64

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    ANOTHER one?? Next even non-gaming companies are gonna have their stores, like youtube or facebook.
    Unless they already have, dunno, I live under a rock mostly.

    Good thing I get most of my games the, emh, "sailing" way.
     
  9. DCG

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    Piracy just got a tad more attractive again...
    I quit pirating, because I could find it all on steam :/

    Also regarding the indies and 30%
    Upkeep has to come from somewhere and 30% of a small amount is still a small amount. I don't know the exact costs, but my guess is that it aint cheap amd they'll keep games on there even after the sales start to dry up.
     
  10. Shadowfied

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    Really fitting moment for the Who Killed Hannibal meme right here. Publishers keep on crying about piracy while doing everything they can to demotivate their audience from buying their games. Fucking fucks.
     
  11. MarcusCarter

    MarcusCarter Goodra the Great

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    This is my thought process exactly. And with the current rate of companies making their own game stores, '50 years' could really easily be '5 years', and that's just plain scary.

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    Facebook has microtransactions on most of their games, and 'Facebook Game Room' is a thing, so I guess Facebook already has a 'game store'.
     
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  12. elBenyo

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    I still refuse to buy Minecraft on PC because signing into the windows store hijacks your windows profile, changing your password to the one on your email address. Steam has thousands of my dollars in purchases, why would I buy games anywhere else?
     
  13. sks316

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    Attention all Epic gamers! Epic Games needs your help in order to launch their new game store! But in order to do that, they need your parent's credit card number, the three digits on the back, and the expiration month and year. But hurry fast, so they can get the EPIC VICTORY ROYALE!

    Don't forget Discord
     
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  14. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

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    i cant wait until we get like 15 storefront launchers that all auto-start with my pc so that i can have it slow to a crawl while i try to do anything
     
  15. migles

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    i bought minecraft in the beta days, i dont need to login to the windows store bullcrap, i can freely download the normal version of the game in their site (it has their launcher thing but its more like that rockstar social club thing)
    you can still buy the game trough their website and dont have to deal with that windows store crap. i am not sure if they are cross multiplayer but i dont see why they didn't just packed the normal version and released it trough the windows store (specially because most phone apps are java)
     
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  16. elBenyo

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    Now, I'm interested in that.
     
  17. Ren_Ambrose

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    Yeah, for some reason a while back, they split it into two versions; Java edition and Bedrock edition. Bedrock runs in c++ which allows for crossplay. If you had a code back in beta/alpha (which is what the java edition is branched from) you got a win10 key for free. There's a few quirks like redstone not working the same between versions but aside from that, it's almost the same game. Except the store, that sucks.
     
  18. Biff627

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    I just dont get how this even sounds like a good idea to them. Other than MONEY MONEY MONEY WE NEED MORE MONEY. They cant live with what steam wants to take for their game being displayed on their store?? No wonder sales for BF5 are down 80% and Fallout 76 sales are down 82%. No one wants to buy the damn thing on another store.
     
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  19. Xzi

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    JFC this makes like ten major launchers on PC. I remember when digital downloads helped to simplify things. Now it'd be a lot easier if we went back to physical media.
     
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    Lol that's cute
     
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