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    Epic Games heard you like storefronts, so they're putting a storefront inside a storefront. Itch.io, an indie marketplace for smaller games has added their platform to the Epic Games Store, letting you browse new games on Itch within Epic's application. This isn't an acquisition or buyout, but rather just an opportunity that Itch sees to bring their titles to a new platform, all without Epic taking any cut from their profits, according to a comment from a representative of Itch.io. The EGS has also added some other additional applications that aren't video games to its storefront today, including the Brave browser, iHeartRadio, and Krita, with chat program Discord set to be added sometime in the future.

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  3. jt_1258

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    that...uhh...well dam...that's actually neat...consolidating store fronts? now you have my attention
     
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    I got an itch in my io
     
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  5. Scott_pilgrim

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    Yo dawg, i heard you like- damn it Chary already made that joke
     
  6. banjo2

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    When has that ever stopped a GBAtemp member
     
  7. FAST6191

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    "The EGS has also added some other additional applications that aren't video games to its storefront today"
    Hmm. I do like all in one installer programs (it has been years since I have set up a Windows PC without using https://ninite.com/ , indeed what was once navigating in internet exploder to get firefox or something is now grabbing that and then installing adblock on whatever browsers it gets).


    As far as itch.io cross pollination/promotion. I did not necessarily expect that one, though it makes sense.

    Anyway let the flame war as EGS was mentioned in a non negative light commence.
     
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  8. CeeDee

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    Yo dawg-
    god damn it.

    Still funny to me though. Hey, if this means more visibility for indies... awesome!
     
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  9. AkiraKurusu

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    Screw off, EGS; go get a fucking shopping cart already, you lazy hacks.
     
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    assuming that its not a resource hog, I think this is a good change, despite me having a relatively speaking, negative opinion on Epic.
     
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    Great; bloat and lots of crappy games...
     
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    Okay. That's cool I guess.
    Might be mildly useful for game jams if they integrate it well enough.
     
  13. Crazynoob458

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    hm epic sucks
    i would rather go to itch.io directly then use a crappy launcher
     
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    Holy shit... More people will download my Test Cartridge? :O
     
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  15. Memoir

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    itch.io should stay separated.. Entirely..

    Not even specifically cuz Sweeney bad (fuck that guy, with a spiked bat).. But because itch.io is a cesspool of shovelware and one off titles. There are some diamonds in the rough...

    I also don't see the appeal of using a game store to download apps. EGS doesn't run on phones. So, why should it act like a mobile app store? It's a middle man, that would more than likely be made to stay running just to run these apps you don't even need it for. Also, yes, I think Steam is just as bad when it comes to this..
     
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  16. Kwyjor

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    Remember Desura? I guess there's no hope of anyone trying to prop up that dessicated corpse. Oh well.

    Remember that giant Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality? Coming up on the first anniversary soon. Ever play anything from it?
     
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    Celeste was in that bundle and that game is just amazing(i didnt buy the bundle tho, as the idea of that many games terrifies me a little as i know i won't play half of them )
     
  18. Crazynoob458

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    celeste was epic
     
  19. Scott_pilgrim

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    Still one of my favorite game endings
     
  20. Xzi

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    So basically they took itch.io and made it shittier?
     
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    For a moment I really thought that Epic bought itch.io, it wouldn't be a good thing for the games I host there.
     
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