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User Info: Cruzader619

Cruzader619
1 month ago#1
Steam was killing PC gaming. It was a 30% tax on an entire industry. It was unsustainable. You have no idea how profitable Steam was for Valve. It was a virtual printing press. It distorted the entire company. Epic is fixing this for all gamers.


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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
1 month ago#2
I mean, considering the industry was fine with a double 30% tax for decades, I don't see the problem.
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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
1 month ago#3
TIL: the industry standard cut of the profits is killing gaming.

from a nobody on twitter, too.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#4
Look, the reason right now I don't want to use the Epic store is because of huge security problems. They finally offer offline gaming, the one of two issues they needed to fix before I use them.
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Terotrous
1 month ago#5
PC gaming was so dead that it was getting bigger every year! That's not sustainable!
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User Info: d209999

d209999
1 month ago#6
Voidgolem posted...
TIL: the industry standard cut of the profits is killing gaming.

from a nobody on twitter, too.


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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
1 month ago#7
For decades, the gaming industry was paying *at least* that much with physical distribution between producing the media, warehouse storage, shipping and giving retailers a cut.

I like the past tense, though, as if Steam is dead.
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
1 month ago#8
Really? the 30% cut was the problem?
Not Steam opening its doors so that every day there are at least 100 new games on the platform, making it nearly impossible to find anything other than from a Triple A publisher?

Not the many headline stories of Steam *eventually* taking down some offensive POS "game" or other?
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#9
Dragon Nexus posted...
Really? the 30% cut was the problem?
Not Steam opening its doors so that every day there are at least 100 new games on the platform, making it nearly impossible to find anything other than from a Triple A publisher?

Not the many headline stories of Steam *eventually* taking down some offensive POS "game" or other?

You talking about that rape game arn't you?
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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
1 month ago#10
d209999 posted...
Voidgolem posted...
TIL: the industry standard cut of the profits is killing gaming.

from a nobody on twitter, too.


I spy with my little eye someone who doesn’t understand the difference between developing hardware and writing a launcher


I spy with my little eye someone who doesn't apparently understand that 30% is the standard industry cut for distribution on any platform.

as well as regurgitating the "hurrderr launcher" bulls*** we only hear from shills.
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