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I'm actually kinda glad I'm waiting an extra year, unless we get it on console in the meantime. Pretty sure all of you playing it now have just been conned into being paying beta testers. 
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I've just completed Exodus. It was a good game overall in spite of some technical issues but I don't think it's completion time (approx 20 hours) really equates to a £50 title. 
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On the Epic (Fail) Game Store front, my brother helped back a game called Phoenix Point through Kickstarter, and he got stabbed in the back. He was expecting to get a Steam copy when the game came out, because that's what he paid for, but the developer just announced that it will be an Epic (Fail) Game Store exclusive for a year. Backers WILL get a Steam copy, but apparently not until the fully year is up DeadNeedless to say, my brother asked for a refund, and thankfully he got it. That's still insanely scummy practice, though, to announce a change in platform for a Kickstarter game, that late, long after people already paid to have the game on a certain platform.
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While they honoured actual Steam pre-orders for Exodus, they also did the same thing for keys from other sources plus physical copy keys. 

The money behind Epic probably thinks they're being really clever by sniping year long exclusives (or permanent ones) away from Steam, but they must be dumb if they don't realise how much ill feeling they are creating for their brand so early in its lifetime. Same goes for the devs and publishers that take these deals. They're destroying their reputation. 

Epic store pretends to be the best thing to happen to PC gaming in years. It reality it could very well destroy it. 
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Not heard of the game but yeah, another dick move in support of Epic. 

Basic fact with a lot of games/devs is that they made their names on Steam and would not have done so well without Steam and it's community. Now they are stabbing the platform in the back for a quick payout and a bigger take - which I do understand the latter but I wonder how many have really crunched the numbers on how many sales will be lost by jumping onto Epic's bandwagon? 
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Apparently, they literally don't care. Here's a quote my brother showed me, that's basically "Ha ha, we already got your money to fund the game, now we don't you anymore, so fuck off!) https://preview.redd.it/h85ndar19vl21.png?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ba1610b4e43e94a50abc60040f48071dee534a1a
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'They'd still be in the black.'

Outright confirming that Epic threw more cash at them than the total of their pre-orders. 

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Yep, it sounds like all that crowdfunding money was a complete waste, and it wasn't even needed Angry

My brother has decided he won't even get the game when it's on Steam, not even during a sale. I agree with him, though I probably wouldn't have bought the game, anyway, because I suck at XCOM and the like, which it's supposed to be similar to.

In frustrating news for me, I was highly anticipating Judgment, a new game from the developers of Yakuza, but due to crazy Japanese laws and culture, sales of the game have been canceled, because one of the voice actors/face models for the game was arrested for....... Cocaine. That's it, seriously! Now, even if it gets a worldwide release, they'll likely have to recast the character first, because they'd need to change the look of the character if they don't want to be associated with that actor anymore, so it was scheduled to be released in late June, but I doubt that will happen, now. 

Basically, the gaming industry is going down the toilet in a hurry. At least Capcom is on a roll right now, and Sekiro, from the Dark Souls developer, is out next week and looks awesome. Otherwise, though, gaming is pretty much fucked, right now.


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Hope they know that no one in their right mind will ever crowdfund them again.
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I just recently got a Nintendo switch and have been loving it.
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Originally posted by vmoore vmoore wrote:

I just recently got a Nintendo switch and have been loving it.

I'm jealous! 'Been wanting one for a while now.
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