Timmy Tencent

That guy reached whole new levels of whatever spectrum he is on that have been unthinkable so far.

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Steamcels SEETHING

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      this
      valve is shit, steam is shit
      steamchuds cant stop SEETHING

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The thing is: EG is worse.
        I stick to Steam, Humble Bundle, and Gog because they're the best of what's available. The only thing worse than EG are all shitty publisher-hosted stores, but at least they're not exactly trying to be good.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      have sex

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        'cme over here

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        v has me so mind fricked I genuinely expected to see a dick when she brought the camera down to her skirt

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          God I wish

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Terminally online pussyless Black person

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not a Black person

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Who is she and does she get naked on the internet

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Pls answer so I can do research

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I would also very much like to know

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        SAUCE

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone here is a gay, you’re not likely going to get the source

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      this
      valve is shit, steam is shit
      steamchuds cant stop SEETHING

      >epic has lost over 1 billion on nothing and lass market share then Gog

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, seething like a snorlax.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I want Timmy to come to my town with that circus he's in.

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What is this guy even talking about now?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      What's he sperging about this time?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        uhhh what is tim saying? he's criticizing steam for the thing only he does? what?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        oh jesus he is actually moronic
        that tweet in a vacuum is ok that tweet in reply to what the other dude said just doesn't work

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          You realised that just now?
          >games shouldnt be exclusive to only one store so im going to make games exclusive to my store because duuhh err hurp durp t. an actual honest to God moron

          >2SANS

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            I always knew he was a hypocrite but he might be actually moronic instead

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Pretty much everything he said in the lawsuit against Apple worked against him.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        He really needs to get a handle on his autism or get off twatter. He just comes across like a moron.
        Meanwhile, Newell effortlessly increases his good guy image when doing stuff like hand-delivering Steam decks.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Newell also effortlessly increases his good guy image by just not doing ANYTHING AT ALL while timmy tencent keeps sperging on twitter

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Someone needs to tell him that no amount of his autistic sperging is going to make people suddenly like EGS and hate Steam/Valve.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Valve really does just win by default of the competition consisting almost entirely of morons.
            only other vendors who have actual qualities over steam are GoG and itch.io, and those positives in a way doom them to never have the sheer omnipresence of steam.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              it's fricking incredible that all these companies have to do is just not be AS greedy and offer services like steam does to simply compete, and they fricking don't because their avarice and pride won't allow them to. not to mention how utterly fricking moronic their investors are for wanting instant gains in the moment with such diminished returns

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >it's fricking incredible that all these companies have to do is just not be AS greedy and offer services like steam does
                exactly
                Imagine if EGS launched with or very quickly developed all the features that steam had
                And instead of buying off timed exclusivity timmy used his money to bribe publishers to actually sell the game for 8% cheaper on his store instead

                EGS would be better than it is right now and it would none of the bad reputation

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Bullshit. People would still sperg out because NO STEAM NO BUY

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >sperg out because NO STEAM NO BUY
                read my post again you dumb fricking Black person

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >deflect with this shit constantly
                >EGS still has yet to catch up to basic features and got a shopping cart for the first time like LAST YEAR
                Easy to make a claim that people are just irrationally attached to steam when your alternative is steaming dogshit that has never even tried to compete on features.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >People would still sperg out because NO STEAM NO BUY
                see
                >INSTEAD of buying off timed exclusivity timmy used his money to bribe publishers to actually sell the game for 8% cheaper on his store instead
                Do you know what the word instead means?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                gosh, if only EGS, origin, whatever the frick microsoft or bethesda use, and the ubisoft launcher were on par with steam.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                GOG is up to par with Steam and actually provides a 30 day no questions asked refund policy on their DRM games. Yet people still buy Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 on Steam. Explain that moron.

                I'd have no issue with Epic store if they stopped having exclusive games. Its a nuisance and I end up just waiting for the game to come to steam

                How do you feel about Alan Wake 2 being funded entirely through Epic and permanently being exclusive to their platform (Left4Dead)?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >How do you feel about Alan Wake 2 being funded entirely through Epic and permanently being exclusive to their platform (Left4Dead)?
                Do your handlers think this is english?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Answer the question

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Try asking in english this time and maybe I will

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                How do you feel about Alan Wake 2 being funded 100% through Epic making it a permanent EGS exclusive on PC? Are you going to be consistent in your rhetoric or are you gonna be a hypocrite and say it's okay when Valve does it?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                What other 3rd party games Valve funded?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Left4Dead

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I don't care about valves games though as they all suck. I dont like half life or left for dead. I do like Alan Wake so for that reason I do find it annoying that alan wake 2 is epic store exclusive

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >it's okay when Valve does it?
                Again what the frick do you mean by this shit you moron?
                Your inability to make a point that people can understand makes me think you're actually Tim

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Not him, but I'll translate. He is saying Valve developed/funded games are exclusive to Steam - he gave Left4Dead as an example. He is asking if it is okay for Epic to do the same with games they develop/fund like Alan Wake 2

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Then it's fine, there a huge difference between paying for the actual development of the game and buying its exclusivity

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Not him, did it start elsewhere and then get removed from that storefront?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Are complaining that Valve hasn't released some of their games on competing digital stores?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >GOG is up to par with Steam and actually provides a 30 day no questions asked refund policy on their DRM games.
                and this is why i didn't list GoG like the other shitty game stores in my last post. cmon anon step it up a little

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >On par with Steam
                >no controller support on par with Steam
                Trash

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                GOG marketing is niche as frick, your average moron doesn't care about DRMs, but does care about all the social features offered by Steam.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Explain that moron
                Not that anon
                The answer is simply the vast majority of people barely acknowledged other stores exist and aren't hardcore autists that sit on online spaces arguing about stores. It's similar to how you can purchase most things outside of Amazon but most people either don't know or care enough to look into anything but Amazon.
                GoG provides a wonderful service and has benefits for anyone buying games but sadly most people just don't give a shit. It sucks but that's reality.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                hence the de facto monopoly argument

                >it's okay when Valve does it?
                Again what the frick do you mean by this shit you moron?
                Your inability to make a point that people can understand makes me think you're actually Tim

                Valve contracted Turtle Rock to handle L4D with a little development on their end. Why are you okay with Valve moneyhatting exclusives but not Epic?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >de facto monopoly argument
                Ruled as bullshit by the court multiple times, doesn't matter your interpretation.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >with a little development on their end.
                holy frick Black person, no. valve carried L4D and it shows if you've seen B4B and evolve

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Valve contracted Turtle Rock to handle L4D with a little development on their end
                >little development on their end
                Oh boy if only there was a video format proof that this is and entirely inaccurate statement only made even more obscenely evident by every game made by Turtle Rock without valve direct involvement
                Oh wait there is

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                That doesnt make it a monopoly Black person, there are other options to purchase games from.
                Tell me this though, can you name a third party developer that Valve has forced to sell their product exclusively on Steam? Cause I fricking can with Epic. It can even be timed exclusive, which is just as bad

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                That doesnt make it a monopoly Black person, there are other options to purchase games from.
                Tell me this though, can you name a third party developer that Valve has forced to sell their product exclusively on Steam? Cause I fricking can with Epic. It can even be timed exclusive, which is just as bad

                >Doesnt answer the question
                That's what I thought, go play in traffic, chink shill

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Steam being the Amazon of launchers is the best analogy out there to be honest. Yeah sometimes other stores might have better prices, but does that make Prime not worth it?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                No it's not because Amazon is super anti-competitive. Amazon regularly kills businesses, digital and physical, and has been since it got big. They take analytical data from their third-party sellers on their platform and then recreate cheap knockoffs of the most popular products. Amazon does a lot to beat out their competitors, Valve just sort of works on their own projects and lets the other competitors do their own projects and kill themselves.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Well if they are fully funding Alan Wake 2 then thats up to them but I personally cant be bothered using epic store as its too much of a hassle to use. This is nothing to do with loyalty to steam. Its just me being lazy. That anon who said steam is the amazon of game places is right. If I want to buy something online I just buy it from amazon as its easier and faster and less effort than looking elsewhere.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                The solution is simple, if the company doesn't provide the service the way you want, you just pirate it. Works for me.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I'm too lazy to pirate. If its not on steam where I can just click buy and download then I can't be bothered to play. I used to pirate back in the DS and PSP days when I was younger and less lazy.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >NOO IT HAS TO FIT MY NARRATIVE!

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                When EGS was first announced at that one Game Awards, I was down to give them a shot. I figured the reason the games were coming to this new platform and not Steam was their advertised smaller cut, and figured we were seeing actual competition. When I found out Timmy was trying to bring the same timed exclusive bullshit to PC, and that their market ethos was "Money is better spent appealing to publishers rather than customers, because publishers will determine which store ultimately succeeds," I decided the EGS wouldn't ever get a cent from me.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >none of the bad reputation.
                They would still be under Tencent rule. So simply by association they have a bad rap. They have multiple issues not spanning timed exclusivity and procrastination on feature release. Such as actively changing user's nationality on their account so you are forced to produce physical identification to change. Calling other a users bank to get their new credit card information after they have removed their previous card and started using other payment methods instead. Getting far more personal information from said bank call than they have any right to have access to.
                And the launcher stealing personal information from your computer and other applications from your computer.

                Epic is just a huge pile of shit and simply making the storefront slightly less shit won't save their horrible public image.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Such as actively changing user's nationality on their account so you are forced to produce physical identification to change. Calling other a users bank to get their new credit card information after they have removed their previous card and started using other payment methods instead. Getting far more personal information from said bank call than they have any right to have access to.
                ok but imagine if EGS wasn't also evil on top of being badly managed

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Then I would be imagining Steam.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                He wouldn't even have to bribe them, just say your cut is 12 % vs Steam's 30% and encourage all the devs and publishers to discount their games on Epic. then if Steam forces price parity you look like the pro-consumer good guy.
                Instead Epic takes less money, the publishers take the increased revenue as pure profit, and the other anti-consumer bullshit on the store makes them just look like greedy buttholes

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >other vendors who have actual qualities over steam are GoG and itch.io
              I have a general question.If you have a game on pc with online play and release it on Steam, GOG and Itch.io can players who bought on all storefronts play together? Or are you limited to that storefront buyerbase?
              >t. curious moron

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                You can but need to put in the work to make that happen, either do all the work yourself or use a 3rd party service like EOS or Playfab

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Epic bought out itch.io bro

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                and look how many people in this thread are seething by that
                it's almost like EGS problem is being shit and timed exclusivity and not really ideological

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Only reason i haven’t switcher over to GoG is that they’re a polish company and I’m too lazy to call my bank to let a foreign charge go through every time I want to impulse buy a game.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            That's not dissimilar to how Nintendo operates. Arms length from fans and only responding through action rather than maintaining discussion leaves fewer opportunities for them to see the unscrupulous businessman underneath.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Gabe also shows what a good guy he is by donating to the DNC and Joseph Biden's election fund. What a great guy!

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, because I'm sure sir spergsalot over at Epic is an avid MAGA Trump supporter. Personally, not being a burger I don't give a shit.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/V7tBbbY.png

        That guy reached whole new levels of whatever spectrum he is on that have been unthinkable so far.

        >steam is so bad!
        >pays millions to buy the rights to a game that is popular only because of steam

        Actual moron

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I've read this like 5 times now and I have no idea what he is trying to say. Am I stroking out?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >ivory tower homosexual is mad a business isn't renting space at the exact same price ratio as their operating costs

          Its like tim has no idea how making money works.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            He makes so much off Fortnite and UE that he probably just doesn't think of money as numbers anymore, just a thing that he has a lot of that enables him to do whatever he wants basically.

            Valve might not release games, but you listen to interviews and it sounds like they're always doing something in their flat department.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              UE is peanuts compared to Fortnite

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >He makes so much off [...] UE
              Since this apparently hasn't been osmosized into Ganker's common knowledge yet: the court documents show that, somehow, they barely make money off of UE because of long-term cut-rate deals they've made with pretty much every major developer using it.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Given Sweeney's absolutely stupid logic and thinking process, I'm not even surprised. Aren't they losing money off EGS and their free games? I thought I remember them saying EGS isn't even expected to make a profit for another few years.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                And that's in timmy's dream world where people start using EGS for anything other than fortnite and free games.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Again we go back to
                >Sweeney's absolutely stupid logic and thinking process
                Fortnite really makes a ridiculous amount of money.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                fortnite seems to be genuinely impeding tim's thought process because it lets him just forget what the frick a good decision is. who the frick buys a dead streamerbait meme game roughly two years past its fricking prime? someone who literally does not need to do a single fricking thing to make money anymore. like the entire company seems to be propped up entirely by one game and they just stopped caring about what they're doing or if it makes any fricking sense
                you'd think if you had infinite money you'd be making more weird or risky titles since failure doesn't mean anything instead of engaging in a petty slapfight with a platform that doesn't even seem to notice you exist but I guess I just think with too much fricking sense

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                See the other part of my original post
                >he probably just doesn't think of money as numbers anymore, just a thing that he has a lot of that enables him to do whatever he wants basically.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                this, tim got so much fricking money so fast that he genuinely has no idea what to do with it. he thinks that using it to buy exclusivity rights like the other big boys is the way to do things.

                i do not envy this man, not for his gains nor his shortsighted ventures. he is an idiot with a portable money printer

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                The real finny part will be when fortnite finally dies. Sudde ly he's having to make due with the relative pittance from unreal while losses grow without anything to counterbalance them anymore.
                The meltdown will be great. As will the shock of anyone stupid enough to belive their free EGS games would theirs forever.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I think what he is saying is that now that Epic owns those games, they don't want to give Steam a 20-30% cut of DLC purchases made through their store and they want people to use Epic accounts instead of Steam accounts because they are cross-platform. Not agreeing with him, just my interpretation of what he is saying

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I still don't fricking understand what he's talking about. Is he moralgayging? Is he on a soapbox? Does he think his business model is good or something? Frick this noseless moron. Imagine being the face of exclusivity on PC and still huffing your own shit.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >locking games to a single store is bad
        >that's why Fall Guys is now Epic exclusive
        he's mentally ill, as expected from a chink sockpuppet

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        further down he tries to argue that its not a monopoly because you can have both on a PC, but epic doesn't offer linux support (which I don't give a shit about but still) so you're technically locked into a platform if you want whatever crap timmy bought
        its like, these aren't things I really care about but he wants to huff his own farts about them while also not really doing anything better so frick him

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >They offer features we don't that attract more players
          >And thats a bad thing because it makes those people want to use their service since we don't provide an alternative
          This man's COPE levels are off the charts

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Timmy Tencent: Steam is a monopoly, we have to remove these games from their store because they shouldn't be the only one to have them!
        >Also Timmy Tencent: Now they will exclusively be on Epic store only.

        Someone needs to take a flamethrower to this braindead chink puppet.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Can't you see? Our savior Tim is trying to prove the harmful practice of one-PC-store exclusive policies by showcasing it himself, since no one took him seriously when he tried to point it out when Steam did its hurtful anti-otherplatforms policies.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >our savior tim
            That shit head is a false prophet that will lead pc gaming and gaming as a whole to a stagnant mess like console gaming has become. Meanwhile Lord gaben and valve work tirelessly to free us from windows with their Linux based systems, I might not want to buy a Steam Deck but that OS is lookin super nice.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I have no skin in the game but this looks like some Elon-level idiocy.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        steam makes a 30% cut on free to play games?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Steam also takes a cut of in-game purchases.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            only if devs use the steam wallet system, they can just set up their own websites that openi n steam's built in browser and people buy from there with 0 earnings going to valve, like warframe

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Valve taking 30% is...LE BAD!
        >Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony taking 30% is...LE GOOD!

        Fricking hypocrite.

        Epic bought out itch.io bro

        No, they just allowed the Itch app to be put on EGS which hilariously backfired on them in court.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        lmao

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          This c**t is one of the most open liers in thr industry right now

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            it was hilariously transparent when he did it right after Valve said they wouldn't be allowing blockchain games on Steam

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Guy is like the musk of video games. Just fricking lives on Twitter saying the dumbest drama bait shit.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Difference is Timmy doesn't get drama going people just laugh at him being an idiot

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >not signing up any more players to a social ecosystem that's locked down to games launched by a single PC-only store.

        Sorry, I don't understand. Is this not literally what he is doing? Am I moronic, or is he?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Please understand

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          This dude is the epitome of "it's not bad when I do it!"

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            why does this motherfricker tweet, he gets fricking bum blasted so quickly and with evidence
            does he not realize that everything he says will be held to scrutiny?

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Unfortunately plenty of people just pay attention take blue checkmark tweets and don't really look at replies or otherwise scrutinize them at all. There's a shocking amount of people online who actually think Tim Sweeney is "fighting the good fight" when he's just as greedy as any other of these other billionaires, and in fact probably worse.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Gaben had something to say on this matter I believe. You have to stop thinking that you're in charge and start thinking that you're having a dance. We used to think we're smart [...] but nobody is smarter than the internet. [...] One of the things we learned pretty early on is 'Don't ever, ever try to lie to the internet - because they will catch you. They will de-construct your spin. They will remember everything you ever say for eternity.'

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Dumb c**t throws out these claims without realising that his company is doing the same. It's ignorance, not arrogance

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Wow. What a moron. Can't retort about why EGS is not bad and just says Steam is bad because frick you. Is this guy like a muppet or something?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        what a fricking moron

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        uhhh what is tim saying? he's criticizing steam for the thing only he does? what?

        oh jesus he is actually moronic
        that tweet in a vacuum is ok that tweet in reply to what the other dude said just doesn't work

        >Timmy Tencent: Steam is a monopoly, we have to remove these games from their store because they shouldn't be the only one to have them!
        >Also Timmy Tencent: Now they will exclusively be on Epic store only.

        Someone needs to take a flamethrower to this braindead chink puppet.

        >not signing up any more players to a social ecosystem that's locked down to games launched by a single PC-only store.

        Sorry, I don't understand. Is this not literally what he is doing? Am I moronic, or is he?

        >all the brainlets in the replies who don't understand what he's saying
        steam's social ecosystem is locked to PC and EGS isn't, the social ecosystem is multi-platform (works on consoles too). it's not about store exclusivity morons

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >See that Ninja Turtles has cross play between Steam and Game Pass
          >Oh cool
          >Have to create an Epic Games account to use it
          Epic just wants to push EOS to lock people into their social ecosystem. Same shit, different butthole.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Frick off shill.
          Steam has Linux support and deck.
          Does EGS? I'll wait.
          Oh, and Android too, right?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >he doesn’t remember the steam connectivity the ps3 had when portal 2 came out
          checkmate, timmy

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          So I can buy games on the epic store and play them on my playstation or switch? No I can't, so what's the fricking point?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh shit, I have no answer to that!
        >eehhhh... STEAM BAD. Yep, that will show em. Old reliable.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          If he wasnt moronic he could've just said that there's no alternative to the Apple Store while the EGS has Steam and all the others

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus Christ

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        So basically
        >we don't want players stuck using knly one PC store progran fir everything with no choice
        >so we're giving them no choice but to have two running at once

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          He just doesn't like everybody funneling into a store that's not his.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            This, he's just using the only valid arguments he can try and spin to try and gain support. It's the same shit he did with Apple and just like with that his immense autism makes everything he says so insufferable you end up supporting the other side just to see him fail.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        he lost it, probably feel from his tree and hit his head
        who's Tom Warren

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Kek never forget all of these bigwigs in the industry are just colossal fricking turbovirgin nerds. How one can sound like such a sniveling homosexual over twitter is beyond me but he finds a way effortlessly.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        steamies absolutely btfo
        gaben could enforce a $99 per month subscription and valvecucks would defend it and willingly pay it.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Just because Steam sucks doesn't somehow make Tim's worse business practices better. Besides, if Steam were to start charging a subscription fee you know Timmy would start charging micro-transactions and introducing time-gating.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Black person wojak
          Chinks are back I see

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        reminder that money is secondary to Epic, primarily it serves as China's cyber espionage platform. Just Google all the shady shit Epic does with your computer's system files and kernel. In China, the private sector functions as just another tool of the state, there is no saying no to them

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          this right here, epic has been bleeding money for years yet continues giving out free games. No one buys anything. No one cares either. The point is to get consoomer sheeple to install it

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            If you install epic to play free games then how are you a sheep? Actually it's the exact opposite if you're wasting money on games that were free on Epic on Steam.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I always knew this guy was moronic, no people that hanged with CliffyB was somewhat mentally stable or brilliant.

        frick him

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    At least the games actually launch on Steam. Multiple times the Epic client fails to launch or even list my game library.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Uh oh Ganker! Tim Sweeney is so upset that you don't like his storefront that he climbed up a tree and won't come down until you say something nice about him and the EGS. What will you say to get him down?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      climb higher and then do a flip

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I ask him kindly whether he needs a rope to get down or hang himself with.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Tell him he can stay up there.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Do a flip!

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the free Borderlands copy, I guess?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Have you been watching Blue Heelers?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      finish unreal you fricking anal dilated homosexual

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      DO A FLIP

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      hey Tim here's a rock for your collection, catch!

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I like the color scheme of your storefront, Timmy. Did you do that? You are really good at picking colors. Why don't you come down and I'll buy you an ice cream.

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Where are the cheaper games? If it's so cheap to do what Steam does, why don't you do it better?

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Easy there Steamie, you don't have to make a thread for every fart Sweeney makes.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What's he sperging about this time?

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    is he moronic
    gift cards cost way more than 3.5% to valve

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    If it only costs 3.5 to operate why does Epic take a 18% cut?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Timmy's brain is as functional as his store

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Plus other things conveniently left out that Timmy himself has admitted can't be done without a 30% cut.
    >not signing up any more players to [...] games launched by a single PC-only store
    Cool, how many PC stores can I launch Kingdom Hearts from?

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    People on the spectrum tend to latch onto a particular subject, and make their entire lives about it. In Tim's case, it appears to be his obsession with digital distr0ibutors.

  13. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    every unreal game is still on steam (and also not on egs)

  14. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >costs under 3.5% to operate
    I don't really believe this for a second, the amount of servers Valve has to maintain all over the world must be absolutely massive. But even if true, if he's such a nice guy and all why is he taking a 12% cut?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Because he's being facetious and only counting the absolute bare minimum features. Continuous development of the myriad of ancillary features costs money, as Tim would know since it took him two years to afford a shopping cart on his store, and then there's a shitload of stuff like remote play together, remote streaming, zero cost game keys, physical gift cards, etc. that cost money as well.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Tim just doesn't understand the basics of business works, either. Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I'm sure he understands, he's just trying to sell the image of a good guy Robin Hood to endear himself to the consumer base and brute force his way to the top of the PC market. The problem is he's too much of a sperg and lacks the charisma to actually pull it off.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly being a sperg is not the problem, valve are the most autistic people in the entire industry as far as I'm concerned, for better and worse. The issue with Tim is that he's a liar that is trying to twitter mob dumb people who don't do any research or archival of him and epic's history, that's a way bigger sin than being a sperg because that's like spreading infectious moronation under the guise of being a good guy. Ironically, in him saying that Steam is a monopoly, he's basically instilling upon people that there's no other place to get games other than steam or epic, and erasing the existence of storefronts that could help him dethrone steam like GOG and Itch.io, but the problem is, to him, it's not that steam is a monopoly, it's that he doesn't get to be the monopoly that bothers him.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
          >Oh farmer, pray that your summers be wet and your winters clear

  15. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >It should be 15% 12% 10% 3.5%!!
    Keep your story straight, you autist. Although it is telling that when it comes to his shit he goes to an all new low percentage.

  16. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >PC-only
    As opposed to what? Does Epic run on other platforms?
    Besides, PC literally just means a general purpose computing device, saying "PC-only" means you're saying it works on every single computer. Heck, you could even make a console version of the steam store if the console companies would let you.

  17. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >steals Rocket League
    >not anti consumer
    i was this close to buying it on sale

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Now you don't have to. It's free2play.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I bought it a few weeks before they pulled that shit, not using their crap in a thousand years now.

  18. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    He's right though. Steam's 30% is greedy as frick. Just because that's "industry standard" doesn't justify it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      How are steam drones so delusional and obsessed?

      Space your posts out a little more so the samegay isn't so obvious. A little tip for you chang.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >stop caring about your money being stolen from you
        I'm a game developer. Steam's distribution agreement is literally a tax against me. Go frick yourself.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Self publish then you homosexual. If the costs aren't justified in the market reach and ease of sales, then you won't have a problem.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >just condemn your game to obscurity
            again, go frick yourself you enabling cuckold

            Do you feel the same for consoles as well?
            Personally I do and think revenue cuts should be 20%

            I'd like to see 15-20% across the board. The fricked up thing about Steam is if you do really good sales, they actually lower your royalty.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >just condemn your game to obscurity
              So then it's not a tax, it's a transaction in exchange for exposure and a large customer base. You are not getting money stolen, you're exchanging it for a service. Grow the frick up.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Steam is a defacto monopoly in the PC gaming space. Especially with shills such as yourself doing the whole NO STEAM NO BUY shit. Go frick yourself.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Steam is a defacto monopoly in the PC gaming space
                no it fricking isn't

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >De facto monopoly is a system where many suppliers of a product are allowed, but the market is so completely dominated by one that the others might as well not exist. This is a monopoly that is not created by the government. Antitrust laws try to eliminate such kind of situations.
                Yes it is.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Especially with shills such as yourself doing the whole NO STEAM NO BUY shit
                Literally not the case and I've made no claim it was, so stop assuming you double Black person.
                >Steam is a defacto monopoly in the PC gaming space
                So fricking what, that's because they offer a service that is worth everyone flocking to, it's more the reason why the 30% is justified because they are a defacto monopoly
                >inb4 hur dur monopoly illegal
                No it isn't

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                oldgay spotted
                I miss when people would talk like this on Ganker

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                not him but if you want to compete with steam, make a service that's better than steam
                make it run smoothly, not be intrusive, not violate my fricking privacy more than steam already does, and give it features that make it worth using
                if you just half-ass it like EA, Ubisoft, ActiBlizz, frick pretty much everyone other than CDPR, then don't expect me to use your dogshit platform
                steam is a de-facto monopoly because nobody else gives enough of a shit to develop something halfway fricking decent

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                GOG provides an objectively superior service and provides tons of development tools and it still doesn't have a fraction of Steam's marketshare. That's bullshit and you know it.

                >Especially with shills such as yourself doing the whole NO STEAM NO BUY shit
                Literally not the case and I've made no claim it was, so stop assuming you double Black person.
                >Steam is a defacto monopoly in the PC gaming space
                So fricking what, that's because they offer a service that is worth everyone flocking to, it's more the reason why the 30% is justified because they are a defacto monopoly
                >inb4 hur dur monopoly illegal
                No it isn't

                have a nice day you corporate wienersucker

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                have a nice day you commie homosexual who thinks things should be provided for free
                >But I only want it lowered!
                Yeah and if it were lowered you'd still complain and want it lowered even more. There is no comfortable price people want to pay for anything other than $0, so no matter what the percentage is, it'll chafe your butthole and you'll b***h.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                And then gays like you complain that indie games are priced too high.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                GOG's problem is that it is inherently less attractive publishers due to no DRM. It's great for the consumer, but still understandable why publishers are hesitant.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                because GoG doesn't have the pull that a company like valve does, nor did they have a head start from 2004, nor did they advertise new games from the beginning
                also
                >doesn't have a fraction of Steam's marketshare
                10% compared to steam's 75% is pretty impressive given the circumstances
                I want competitors to steam, I really do, I just want, yknow, fricking good ones, and Gabe Newell isn't John D. Rockefeller, he's not worth trust busting over this, especially before others in corporate America

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >objectively superior service
                You mean the shitty, laggy Galaxy client?
                Or the random curation of games?
                Rejecting games, that now are "exclusive" to steam

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                If you don't wanna pay for a platform put it on Itch.io and advertise it yourself. You know, advertising? That thing that costs money but steam does for you with it's front page and discovery queue and "Because you like" reccomendations?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >muh exposure

                GOG's problem is that it is inherently less attractive publishers due to no DRM. It's great for the consumer, but still understandable why publishers are hesitant.

                even when the same games are on GOG, people buy it on Steam (Witcher 3/Cyberpunk 2077) despite a no questions asked 30 day refund policy.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                And if a game's only on GoG people will huy it there so long as they know about it. NO STEAM NO BUY is a meme, Epic gets special negative attention because genuinely shit and anti-consumer.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >NO STEAM NO BUY is a meme
                Anon, people won't even play a game if it's free with no DRM unless they can add it to their steam library.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Is that what Timmy told you when he offered that bribe?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                minecraft

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >a no questions asked 30 day refund policy
                you should re-read GoG no questions asked 30 day refund policy because the last time I tried refunding a game I found out their policy only applies if the game doesn't actually works

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >How does your updated Voluntary Refund Policy work?
                >The updated policy lets you refund a product up to 30 days after purchase, even if it was downloaded, launched, and played. Yes, you read that correctly. 🙂
                >To apply for a refund, start from your account's Order History page, find the appropriate order and click "Ask for a refund". For more detailed instructions click here.
                >However, if the reason you are seeking a refund is that your game is not working (yet!), please consider contacting our friendly Tech Support folk first. They will do their best to help you get the game working on your machine.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                they could actually replace all of that with
                >How does your updated Voluntary Refund Policy work?
                >it doesn't lol!
                because that is my actual experience with it the last time I tried it which was 6 months ago for their own game Cyberpunk

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >citation needed

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Try it then homosexual
                Buy a game, keep it in your library for a few days and then try to refund it by just saying you don't like it.
                It will get refused 100% of the time

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                As a moron that plays vidya on troonix and the Steam Deck the comfort that steam adds makes me often buy games on steam instead of gog. Comfort wins over no dem.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Steam streamlined PC gaming (most likely saving the fricking thing) and now other homosexual companies come in after the work is done and want a piece of the pie. Frick them and frick you for enabling half assed companies and their half assed launchers

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Steam killed pc. Enjoy your drm shitbox, cuck.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Please enter the 9 digit code on the back of the box to play this game!
                Dumb fricking zoomer Black person

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                they aren't even close to being a monopoly
                they had a huge first mover advantage, but the reason they're still #1 after almost 2 decades because their competitors have made nothing but moronic movesand that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon

                honestly their biggest competitor in the short to mid term is going to be game pass because it's a disruption to whole vidya industry, although the pc app is still terrible

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                a defacto monopoly is different than a monopoly anon. Steam is dominating the platform so significantly that the alternatives might as well not even exist.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                right, a defacto monopoly isn't illegal because it doesn't engage in anti-competitive practices

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like a skill issue

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >the chad vs the virgin

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                It's not a monopoly moron, you go frick yourself.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                DE FACTO monopoly
                have a nice day you dumb motherfricker
                https://definitions.uslegal.com/d/de-facto-monopoly/

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                nta but if you're this upset you should do the same

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                you are alone and the only tard here Tim

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                it's not a de facto monopoly either though

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, and that's bullshit also.
                GOG is pretty successful (when they not shitting the bed themselves)
                Itch.io is a good alternative for many indie games (in b4 hurr durr shitty indies)
                There are alternatives that have their use

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Why don't you sue them then?
                Oh yeah, because courts have ruled 100s of times, includingnin cases against steam, that your competitors just being shit doesn't make you a monopoly. You have to actually do something to actively frick them over, not just outcompete them on fair grounds.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                The government doesn't agree. It doesn't even make sense since you aren't forced to use their services like you are with Windows, the same games are often available on other platforms and there's successful shit like Origin, Uplay, MS Store and GoG that are never going away.
                https://www.pcgamer.com/judge-dismisses-antitrust-lawsuit-filed-against-valve/

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                roblox
                minecraft
                league of legends, valorant and other riot games
                escape from tarkov
                fortnite
                genshin impact
                blizzard games
                ubisoft games
                epic's 3rd party exclusives

                none of these are on steam and they're some of the biggest games in the world
                steam isn't even close to being a monopoly or a de facto monopoly

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                "de facto monopoly" is a made up term that exists solely for use by trash companies that can't compete to deflect blame
                >Well they're like a monopoly except not at all because they use no market force or pressure to prevent us, we just suck so bad no one wants to use our service and THAT is why they are the bad guys here!

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Who cares? Its literally not my problem. Steam is more convenient to me than epic. I cant be bothered to use anything else. This isnt some moronic valve worship either as I don't like any of their games. I just care about whats easiest and least effort for me.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                That's their reward for investing into the digital market before anybody else. Do you also throw fits at Walmart for dominating retail or Amazon for having a strangle hold on online shopping? Grow up. The first to a market will dominate that market until somebody shows up and does what they do but better. Epic isn't that.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                It's not even that dramatic, it's no steam pirate instead.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >doing the whole NO STEAM NO BUY shit.
                "no steam, no buy" is not the same as "I will NEVER, EVER use EGS", tim

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm a game developer
          When can we expect your next troony simulator?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Ok, gay, post your game(s). Come on, let us see what you're so butthurt about that Steam is taxing.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >post your game so seething steamcels can review bomb your game

            Steam streamlined PC gaming (most likely saving the fricking thing) and now other homosexual companies come in after the work is done and want a piece of the pie. Frick them and frick you for enabling half assed companies and their half assed launchers

            pic related

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >can review bomb
              I think you're dreaming if you think anons will buy your shit game just to troll you

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                He's as much of a developer as he is a woman, he'll never be either.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >no games
              Either a massive pussy or bluffing on an anonymous image board to shill for Chinky Tencent.
              Probably a mix of both.
              Why not publish on EGS? What, did Timmy not offer you any deal?
              Wuss.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              This rewriting of history where physical PC games before steam didn't have drm is just baffling.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                wasnt starforce like a fricking rootkit?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                a literal rootkit, you mean

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                yes

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                There's literally no definition of the word "malware" that starforce couldn't fit in.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Worse. It was a DVD-ROM driver that actually damaged some drives.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I would say we will eventually miss the days of limited activations but moronic children being nostalgic for something they never experienced don't know what that is

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >I would say we will eventually miss the days of limited activations
                Maybe the day you are missing half you brain due alzheimers. It was common practice to download a "no-cd patch" the moment you installed a game to not deal with the DRM cancer.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Because all these homosexual's are zoomers that never experienced it and are seething people hate Epic because it has Fortnite on it

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >Me good u dumb wojak-esque picture
              Truely Epic (games) indeed :^)

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >owns everything
              Can you sell those games you own? Didn't think so, you don't own fricking shit

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          1.Get a real job
          2. It's called an online marketplace, israelite boy. It's the same as the market on your designated shitting street, those vendors have to pay for a spot.
          3. Stop acting like a Black person and expecting goods and services for nothing.
          4. Self publish and see how many people actually want to play your homosexual game.
          5. Stop being a cheap israelite

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        nice projection

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Do you feel the same for consoles as well?
      Personally I do and think revenue cuts should be 20%

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      His actions directly contradict this though, it steams 30% was "greedy" for the level of services it provides to developers, why is he directly buying exclusive rights to games that became huge hits ON steam using those services?

      You can't say that that steam is bad for developers and then drop 100 million buying the developers that used it to get popular without sounding like a huge moron.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Just because that's "industry standard" doesn't justify it.
      Good Epic takes a smaller cut so publishers can just use it instead, right? Oh wait, no one wants to switch because it provides nothing of value to costumers, it's just an annoying digital store launcher. I guess they have to pay for the publisher that actually has a ecosystem that people want to use.
      If Epic wants to be the good goy they could even lower their cut even more since their store is basically a download server, but they still want to profit doing the bare minimum.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      When you have a sense of reality and realise that Steam was made to compete with brick and mortar, which costs A LOT more than 30% to the publisher, it's really not that bad.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Just because that's "industry standard" doesn't justify it.
      You're right. Supply and demand justifies it which is why Tim rages like a seething moron.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Steam's 30% is greedy as frick.
      lol if you think that's greedy don't look up what the retail markup is for stuff you buy at big box stores.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Thats not my problem. I'm not in the game industry. I don't care how much the publisher makes. I only care about whats convenient to me.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      If it's industry standard it's not "Steam's 30%" it's "The Industries 30%"

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Epic sells user data to make up for the lost percentage. They are every bit as greedy. You would have to be a straight up moron to fall for Tim Sweeney's Robin Hood-complex.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Is Tencents CEO really named Pony Ma? lmao

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, Ma means Horse in Chinese

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            So some of the biggest Chinese business men are Jack horse and Pony Horse?
            I'm waiting for Crazy Ma

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >industry standard
      *nearly universal retail standard across all industries

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I mean sure if I cared about the revenue developers made, but I fricking don't and never will. Is it good for me? Then I care.

  19. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    How are steam drones so delusional and obsessed?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      There's just been a Steam sale so you'd think Steamies would have more than enough to play as opposed to obsessing about Timmy...but we all know these drones only buy games to simp for Gaben and have 95% of their "library" left unplayed.

  20. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Is it ok to use Unity?

  21. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't he the deadnamer? Based!

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      you saved a pozzed image

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Not him, but I don't get it. Magic Eye bullshit?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      you saved a pozzed image

      >saving images from Ganker
      did the sink incident not teach you gays anything?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The what?

  22. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    aren't they the ones paying for exclusives?

  23. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Let me put my epic games on steam so I can use their fricking controller functions you hack. This guy is such a fricking hypocrite

  24. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOOOO YOU CANT BE A COMPETITOR TO STEAM ONLY STEAM IS ALLOWED TO EXIST LISTEN TO MY SCHIZO CONSPIRACY THEORIES

  25. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What is wrong with Tim? God damn man he's stupid.

  26. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >MFW i never installed ebin games store
    >MFW i have no face

  27. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The most hilarious part is that if he were to get his wish and Steam were to lower their cut, his store would get buried even faster as he wouldn't be able to attract publishers by offering a lower cut anymore.
    This idiot is arguing against his own interest.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He would probably go all sanctimonious, talking about how he accomplished his goal to "save developers" and shut down the EGS

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, he'd sue Valve for dumping their service below cost, and he needs EGS for standing.
        Whole reason EGS was created in the first place actually its just a business expense for their attempt to hit a home run with their legal actions to get a big pay out and preferential treatment.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      truly, it is only by the grace of almighty gaben that his precious store is even still alive.

  28. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit. What a chad. Get fricked steamies.

  29. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Are games on epic cheaper by these 20-30% than they are on Steam? Is not, he can frick off. Barely any consumer cares about what percentage of price of a product goes where, they just want to buy it cheaper.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Are games on epic cheaper by these 20-30% than they are on Steam?
      lmao
      The EGS version of Kingdom Hearts is the most expensive those games have ever been.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      No, shit's about the same price and most of the time more expensive since Steam sales are better. Dropping the cut only makes publishers more greedy.

  30. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why is Tim seething?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Back in 2005 or so he officially declared PC gaming to be dead and pointless because of piracy and Valve proved him wrong in a fantastical fashion, so now he has a chip on his shoulder deeper than the marina trench.
      He also seems himself as a main protagonist of the game industry.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >He also seems (to see) himself as a main protagonist of the game industry.
        Probably because of Unreal Engine and how prolific it is. But I would rejoice if that shit was discontinued and abandoned.

  31. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Locked down to games launched by a single PC-only store
    >EGS is a PC only game store that if he had his way would be the only option you have
    Tim has some... special logic.

  32. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >everything on one platform is bad!
    >so I'm going to buy exclusive deals to make you use my platform instead!

  33. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >PC-only store
    well yes that's because console manufacturers are monopolists who disallow installing Steam on their proprietary console box. Valve proves the Steam app can operate perfectly on a home console, the Steam Box; why doesn't Sony or Nintendo allow installing Steam? You probably can on Xbox (you'd have to find someone who owns an Xbox to verify.)

  34. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Yep! Not paying
    YARR HARR DIDDLE DEE DEE

  35. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The only reason he claims to care about the store cut is because Epic's Unreal Engine makes fat dosh on license fees (based on the revenue generated by each game) and he wants more of it. He wants more pennies from each license, because that shit adds up.

    I don't entirely disagree with him, but he's too disingenuous. If anything he's creating pushback against the idea of lower store fees by being such a dick about it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      If you look at the documents published during the Apple trail, you'll find that the income from the UE licensing isn't actually that much and is completely dwarfed by Fortshit

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Nah you misread it. The listing on Epic's income revealed during Apple was listing their income from the UE asset store. That's not what he's talking about.
        Epic takes a % of all Unreal games that gross beyond a certain amount. They get significant money from that (still not as much as Fortnitebux tho)

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          there was a line for engine income too, that's what UE itself was under. It was something like $150 million.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          That percentage they take is only if you don't negotiate a license (indies) whereas large studios will be paying for no royalties + direct support from Epic
          If they didn't the adoption rate from bigger studios would plummet

  36. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    But Timmy why aren't your games cheaper if you are charging less?

  37. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >PC-only store
    I'm buying games on PC, why would I care what other platforms the store is one?
    And isn't this ironic comic from a dude whose store doesn't even have fricking Linux support?

  38. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he refuse to admit defeat? There's NOTHING he can do to to get people to use epic other than paying for permanent exclusives for every major pc game. That's literally the only way he could get people to use epic but thats not financially realistic

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He can't now. He's at the mercy of the whims of his investors.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        But surely the investors would ask how good an idea it is to keep paying for temporary exclusives like FF7 remake

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      he's a literal sperg, the tree climbing kind

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >he's a literal sperg, the tree climbing kind
        still can't believe that video is real
        it has to be some deepfake created by valve and sent back in time to ruin tim reputation

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >he's a literal sperg, the tree climbing kind
        still can't believe that video is real
        it has to be some deepfake created by valve and sent back in time to ruin tim reputation

        wait, what are you talking about? got a webm?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          ?t=116

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            around 1:30

            based

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          around 1:30

  39. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand timmy's obsession with steam's "locked down social ecosystem" when his solution is to force you to use an EGS account on fricking everything.

    Like shit what's worse having to use a steam account to play your steam game or being forced tu suddenly start using an EGS account to play console versions of games that Epic bought?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      if using an EGS account means that the games you buy can be played on all platforms then that'd be a pretty good incentive. I think that's the end goal

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      The crazy part is the steam's ecosystem isn't locked down at all. Mod-games like Svencoop and Garry's Mod show how open it is. It seems he has a problem with the concept of an ecosystem at all despite the obvious benefits. Something like Garry's Mod, particularly how you could mount other, non-facepunch source games on it could never exist on Epic.

  40. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The best part about EGS failing to me is that Tim was one of the many PC devs that were declaring that PC gaming was dead and console was the new king while Valve was creating their own game store to have a sane distribution system for their games on PC.
    fast forward almost 20 years and this homosexual wants a piece of the market he declared to be dead and tries fricking with the one company that actually believe in it to get it

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Tim was one of the many PC devs that were declaring that PC gaming was dead and console was the new king while Valve was creating their own game store to have a sane distribution system for their games on PC.
      This.
      He should return to consoles exclusively and leave us on our "dead" platform that he gave no fricks about until he figured he could make more money off of it.

  41. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I guess the 20% to 30% shit is attacking Valve for being greedy with devs or something? You know, those devs that signed timed exclusives with Epic could have just stayed on the EGS and never touch Steam. And yet they immediately go to Steam anyway after the contract ends. Must hurt.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      thats the funniest fricking thing about all this
      >DEVELOPERS HATE STEAMS AWFUL TAKE RATES! THEY'RE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO COME TO A MORE CARING PLATFORM
      >can only ever get anyone to come on board when you bribe them with millions, and they all immediately go to steam the second the contract is over
      if any part of timmy's snake oil spiel was true he wouldn't have to dump millions on games that clearly don't even want to be there

  42. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I like how he somehow had to admit that no everyone is actually paying the full 30%

  43. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sleepy as frick right now but I have no idea what he's trying to say with that last sentence. So he refuses to let players sign up for a PC store that locks down games to only be available for purchase on one store (which is Steam)? And for that, he buys games so that he can lock them down to one store (his EGS store)?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That seems to be the gist of it.

  44. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm on your side
    https://news.softpedia.com/news/Tim-Sweeney-Says-the-PC-Is-Dead-for-Games-80714.shtml

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      2008 article, you went deep didnt you

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        We have long memories.

  45. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    just keep giving me free games tim dog thank you

  46. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    honestly its kind of surprising more devs dont just have their own website and sell their games there and say frick steam.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I'd be ok with this as long as they were drm free exes. I'd use that over steam. Like if Square Enix just sold FF7 remake on their own website and epic and steam I'd just buy it straight from Square Enix

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Frick steam! Lets make our own storefront and get 100%
      >Oh no we have to make infrastructure to sell the games
      >Oh no we have to advertise our games since we aren't on the front page of a massivly popular service anymore
      >Oh no we have to maintain our own update pushing service and technical support for our game
      >Hey Gaben, how much did you say that cut was?
      Only the already huge companies can justify it, and they proceeded to pop out useless turds as platforms that everyone hated and few used because they didn't bother to spend the money nessissary to actually compete with steam, so now most of them are back.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That's what the devs behind Starsector did, and I couldn't be happier with my DRM-free copy.

      >tfw didn't even have to buy it, but I did so anyway because I love 4X grand strategy space sims

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, makes no fricking sense. I would unironically buy their games from their own websites if I was provided a simple installer and no launcher shit. It's like they don't want the 100% cut.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >if I was provided a simple installer and no launcher shit.
        They will never do this though, because they still always want to implement some form of DRM, which requires an identity, which requires an account.
        Hence why they always, ALWAYS have some dumb shit publisher-specific account launcher.

  47. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Pc trannies just love their lovable fat valve moron Newell because, well because hea fat and cool

  48. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    He is right, paying steam 30% of your profits is borderline extortion.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      My profits?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      And EGS rates are admittedly unsustainable.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      But for consoles it's fine? Not to mention that they publish the same games on Epic, which takes a lower cut but keep the same prices. It's kinda like the 30% is already accounted for, weird isn't it?

  49. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I use Epic to download free games then I download their cracks from cs.rin.ru. Thanks for the services, Tim Epic.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      you can also get the DLCs from cs rin
      timdog never gives the DLCs for free

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        They often come with the cracks as unlocks, yeah

  50. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    is egs not pc exclusive?
    in any case the economy is shit and he is getting more desperate as his slant eyed investors are pulling away their money

  51. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It would actually be quite nice if the social parts of stores like these were offloaded to some decentralized platform and that you could just interact with all the storefronts/game servers through that.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That's what Discord is.

  52. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Tim is truly mindbroken by Steam. Only thing he can say is "muh 30%".

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I mean really what the frick else can he say? Epic is worse than steam in literally every other aspect. He has nothing besides muh 20%, free games, and exclusivity contracts. The launcher itself is beyond fricking bad even comparing it to other moron company's launchers let alone steam's which actually goes above and beyond being just a game launcher. The fricking Elden Ring co-op mod functions by using the networking steam does free of charge. Good fricking luck competing with that being the fortnite meme company.

  53. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'd have no issue with Epic store if they stopped having exclusive games. Its a nuisance and I end up just waiting for the game to come to steam

  54. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    This guy is a fricking moron. He is getting own by every single random he is arguing in that thread. It's amazing.

  55. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    maybe I’d use EGS if they put money towards making the launcher better and more feature rich instead of forcing exclusivity deals

    there’s still no equivalent for steam input with any of these platforms, let alone any other shit. How about you make a fricking steam workshops equivalent, timmy? make a product I want to use instead of putting a gun to my head and forcing me to use it

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Hey they have a shopping cart now. Isn't it a little unrealistic to expect more than that in just 4 years?

  56. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >game has steam DRM or Epic DRM attached, or requires me to use either of their cancerous storefronts
    Instant pirate.

  57. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I think it’s funny that the Persona games are even coming out on the Microsoft Store and yet no word for Epic.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Sega doesn't even bother putting games on Epic
      It's actually hilarious

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        they put their strategy games there

  58. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Epic is my GTA Online launcher

  59. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Bro his entire Twitter account is pure seething at Valve and Apple.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I get being angry at Apple, besides the app store there is a lot of reasons to be pissy at them, but Valve literally just exists and doesn't even frick with him besides being more popular.

      Epic bought out itch.io bro

      They didn't buy itch.io they just host the store for download on their store

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I support his crusade against Apple tbh, not being able to install whatever you want on YOUR device is vile.
      >but consoles
      Yeah it sucks too, but court already ruled that they are special boxes and it makes a bit of sense since they sell their hardware at loss, unlike phone companies that sell their shit and incredibly high markups.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The court hasn't ruled shit. Hell the judge in the Apple trial basically said that if she allowed alternate app stores on phones, there's nothing to prevent that from applying to consoles. Also
        >it makes a bit of sense since they sell their hardware at loss
        Is only half true. Nintendo hardware is almost always profitable (other than the Wii U) and Sony got PS5 hardware to profitability after 9 months. Apparently Microsoft still loses money on Xbox, but that's on them.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I wasn't even talking about Apple's trial. Console modchips are illegal and providing jailbreak services is too. They ruled this ages ago

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I think you entirely misunderstand what it means for a console to sell at a loss or at a profit. Sony and MS consoles sell at a loss because they cost more to manufacture than what Sony and MS sell them for. That is because they expect to make up for it in software and subscription sales. They only have a shot at selling systems at a profit if manufacturing costs go below what they are charging for it. Sony sure as frick didn't get hardware profitability at 9 months no matter how many they sold because manufacturing costs didn't change for the better in any significant way. Hell, I would expect it only got worse because PS5 launched amidst the chip shortage but either way, no way in hell the PS5 system by itself began selling for a profit after 9 months. I can't speak to shit like controllers, headsets, charging docks, etc because I don't know what it costs them to produce those (mainly the controller) but either you misunderstood what they meant by achieving profitability at 9months and what they meant was software+sub sales got them there OR they were counting accessories in those sales because accessories ARE hardware. No way it was the system though. As for Nintendo, yes, they ALWAYS sell hardware at a profit because they use older cheaper tech to manufacture their systems. Even the WiiU sold at a profit, despite its failure on the market, because selling at a profit/loss is on a PER UNIT basis. Just to use arbitrary numbers, if a system costs $200to make and is sold for $300, each unit sold makes back $100. It is sold at a profit. The system could still bomb and be a loss overall if they cannot move enough units to make up for the total they spent producing their stock, but per unit, it is a gain. If a system costs $800 to produce and is sold for $600, each unit sold is at a $200 loss and it doesn't matter if they move their entire stock. They must depend on software+subs+accessories to get them in the green.

  60. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Wait is Alan Wake 2 PC exclusive? Is it not going to be on PS5 and Xbox?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Only exclusive to Epic on PC since they funded it, PS5 and Xbox are launching as well where they will probably get the vast majority of sales

  61. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker is the only place capable of using mental gymnastics to convince themselves monopolies such as steam are a good thing
    and no your game library being in one place is not a good reason you achievement autist

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      nobody is saying that you stupid frick
      the other companies need to make their stores not trash

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not saying its a good thing. I'm just saying I'm too lazy to use anything else except steam

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      How is Steam a monopoly when EGS, GOG, Game Pass, key sites and standalone games like Tarkov exist?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >how is google a monopoly when bing exists
        go back to school

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          You should take your own advice.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >thing is popular compared to its competitors
      >M-MONOPOLREEEEEEE
      You dont know what a monopoly is, you absolute fricking Black person israelite. What a waste of quads

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >0000
      holy digits of truth
      I kneel

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Quit replying to yourself. It's pathetic.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Having a monopoly isn't illegal and can easily arise naturally. Simplified example:
      Store 1 - I allow everyone to buy and play my games on whatever platform they want!
      Store 2 - NO! You can only play my games on one platform! Supporting other platforms is like moving to Canada!

      Of course Store 1 who supports all platforms is going to get more business than Store 2 that actively antagonizes a small but influential minority group comprised of the top 1% of users.
      As long as a store doesn't use abusive practices, paying off companies to secure exclusivity, buying out companies and removing their games from competing platforms, or taking away games from players who got them on other stores, its hard to complain about a company having greater market share.

      It would be trivial for Epic to launch a flatpak and make it easy to support players on the Steam Deck for instance, but Epic chooses not to.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Epic Games is ungodly popular all over the world and Fortnite makes an obscene amount of money. By recent estimates, Epic games is worth nearly 3x as much as Valve. Steam is market leader because it's the best product, not because Valve can buy customers like Epic can (and does). If anything Epic's tactics for seizing market share align far more with what a monopoly would do.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      What a waste of quads.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      blessed quads. Old Ganker used to shit on Steam for good reason

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Tim's autism crusade is not one of those reasons though.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >You weren't here

  62. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >if Apple offered you exclusive deals and benefits that nobody else would have, would you take it?
    >Timmy: Yes, I would

    He's fighting for us, alright.

  63. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    there are more anti-steam threads today because epic is trying to hide the fact that they were recently busted
    >epic customers' credit cards are tied to their accounts
    >some of those cards expired
    >epic contacts their banks and gets their new credit card information themselves without notifying the customer
    >actually called their banks
    shills will say that every company does this, but my cards stayed expired in my accounts when they expired

  64. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Will FF7 Rebirth be Epic Exclusive again? I'd rather just buy a PS5 than wait for it to come to steam if its going to be epic only for a year

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      square is done bro
      they keep putting out dogshit games
      the ff7 remake failure destroyed them

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      just watch it on youtube. That's all movie games are good for.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Probally, Square doesn't care as long as they get payed and Timmy is paying up. Which is monopolizing

  65. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    People would fricking love Epic if it tried to compete with Steam through better prices and service. The good will it has built despite the current strategy by handing out free shit proves this. But instead they decided to bring console-styled exclusivity deals to a platform that was previously without them. Fricking miserable.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >People would fricking love Epic if it tried to compete with Steam through better prices and service.
      Nobody complains about Game Pass and that's a much bigger threat to Steam than EGS ever was. If Epic had just focused on free games, coupons, and not been so belligerent with their initial marketing blitz, EGS wouldn't be so hated.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I complain about Game Pass because the PC app is fricking awful

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Game Pass is pretty good value, but i really wish that the xbox launcher would leave the fricking stone age. That shit is rancid.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I hate game pass, because I think it leads to the destruction of games as a cultural value.

        But yeah, that's how you do it. You provide a service to the customer. EGS could have worked.
        GOG also came after Steam, took a niche and expanded from there

  66. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It's a shame Unreal Engine is tied to this idiot but I guess I'm just going to have to drop it. No way this guy gets 5%. He's absolutely moronic. He's actively just seething and trying to derail PC gaming and meanwhile Gabe is just keeping out of the fray and doing constructive shit that's immensely helping the industry like Proton, Deck, VR, etc.

    All Timmy seems to care about is prey on kids who have access to their parents' credit cards.

  67. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >popularized battle royales
    >popularized battle passes
    >helped normalized micro-transactions
    >reintroduced PC exclusivity after EA finally caved and put Origin games elsewhere
    >ceaselessly spouts drivel onto the internet
    What a fricking waste of space.

  68. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Please stop being moronic you fricking stupid fricks. Valve games are exclusive to Steam because they are Valve games.
    Epic games like Fortnite are exclusive to Epic because they are EPIC GAMES.
    Fallguys and Rocket League are now fully owned by Epic, what do you think is going to happen?
    This is literally 1+1 = 2
    you fricking moron homosexuals.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I dont care about any of those shit games. I only care when stuff like FF7 remake is epic exclusive

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        They're timed exclusives. Same shit as how you waited years for it to come off Console

        >Microsoft is putting their games on Steam
        >Sony is putting their games on Steam
        >Epic has to be a super special snowflake and pull games that have been on Steam for years

        Is Valve putting their games on other Storefronts....? Oh.....

        No, that is literally monopolizing

        Okay, I don't care about whether they are monopolies or not.

        Exclusives are always moronic. You've simply been conditioned by your masters to accept eating shit.

        I don't care about exclusive games ever, so I do not care about your post.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Is Valve putting their games on other Storefronts....? Oh.....

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            The rumored Nintendo+Valve partnership is real.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Having conflicting opinions doesn't really work if you mass reply in a single post, champ.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine your dumb Black person ass had to download the PS5 OS just to buy a game on the xbox. Go frick yourself.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Microsoft is putting their games on Steam
      >Sony is putting their games on Steam
      >Epic has to be a super special snowflake and pull games that have been on Steam for years

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      No, that is literally monopolizing

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Exclusives are always moronic. You've simply been conditioned by your masters to accept eating shit.

  69. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >le chud
    have a nice day

  70. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Frick Epic Games
    and
    Frick Tim Swine-y
    >https://twitter.com/PixelzilIa/status/1541621490029715456

  71. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >crossplay
    >CROSSPLAY
    That thing I can do with Halo and Sea of Thieves almost flawlessly, you know, play with your friends whether they're on PC Gamepass or using their Xbox? Good thing some developers pick the best option, make you and your friends add each other on a third party's friend list before you're allowed to try inviting each other. EPIC IS THE FUTURE!

  72. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >admitting it only costs him 3.5% to put games on his platform
    >still charges loads more than that
    And then he calls Gabe greedy. He's such a slimy piece of shit.

  73. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Guys so rent free about Steam when he's made a random lotto out of reviews on his store and didn't even have a search function or being able to checkout more than 1 game at launch.

  74. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Remember when Timmy set back linux gaming years through hostile acquisition of companies responsible for key features such as anti-cheat? He's against monopolies though.

  75. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The funny thing is if Timmy decided to have User game reviews, a mod workshop, a discussion forum and a shopping cart I would have no problem switching.

    But they'll never add that because epic store is inherently anti-consumer.

  76. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    AAAAAAHAHAHAHA

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Timmy I know nobody uses it but steam has had voice chat longer than egs has existed

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Voice Chat
      >Cross platform
      These are both lies. I am 99% sure steam has Voice Chat as a feature still.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I'm 100% sure because I had to use it as a last resort the other day.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >lack of voice chat
        >wut

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          re-read that post, he's saying that the claim that steam DOESN'T have voice chat as a feature is a lie.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      The hell is multi-store friends?

  77. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The reality is that 30% retail margins by console manufacturers and steam almost certainly does have an impact on making game development less profitable and results in fewer quality games being made. But nobody here or on reddit has any grasp of basic business economics so it's all dismissed as "publishers are greedy!!!"

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, profits should instead be insane like mobile game development, look at all the quality flooding forth!

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Yes please, link ant peer-reviewed study that came to this conclusion anon. I will be waiting.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Undoubtedly it has an affect, but I question how much since every publisher who went their own way getting 100% weren't making better games. Obviously consoles still take their cut (and retailer cut if bought physically) but none of the publishers even dare mention them in the talk over platform cuts.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        If this was true, Activision-Blizzard would be constantly shitting out amazing games since they take 100% cut on everything right?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that's my argument, better cut =/= better game, or at there isn't any tangible proof.
          All a better cut means is needing to sell less copies to recoup costs and make profit

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Dude Epic's cut will make games cheaper
      >Dude Epic's cut will make games better
      Will Epic's cut also suck my dick and give me a lambo?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >2019

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      If you want to talk real economics you should talk about how digital stores have no real marginal cost for producing and distributing a new game so the price of digital games should be dramatically less than physical ones

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Are you moronic? The price to the publisher for digital is 30% that's the whole goddamn point

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Retail also has a 30% or greater cut on top of unit costs bud

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        That was the original arguement for digital games when they were being introduced to consoles too. People quickly forgot that

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      You say that as if Steam doesn't negotiate a lower cut with particularly high selling games. You also say that as if marketing budgets being ridiculously excessive isn't the main cause of games having to sell trillions of copies to be considered successful. Publishers don't understand anything about games, so they just throw money at it and hope the problems disappear. It's 100% the publishers fault here, not the always planned for drop in the bucket retailers take.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Indie market has never been busier. Every man and his fricking dog has a game on one of the storefronts mentioned. The market is flooded.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Did games moving from physical (70% markup) to digital (30% markup) improve the games themselves? Surely, because publishers are making 40% more money, the games being made today are way better than the games made in the 2000s, right?

  78. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't you passing the lower cost on to the consumer's Tim?

  79. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'll care what timtim has to say when he gives me the savings and not the developers. Frick him otherwise.

  80. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I hate all these shitty store launchers, then you have publisher launchers on top of that, so oftentimes you're logged into and running two fricking launchers at the same time

  81. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    He's still sperging about Steam after all these years?! Dude you have your own store now, shut the frick up about Steam

  82. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    He gives elon musk a run for his money in being top insufferable autistic billionaire

  83. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >this thread
    Thanks for the sperging and seething, but I’m sticking with Steam. Simple as

  84. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >this thread
    Thanks for the sperging and seething, but I’m sticking with Pirating. Simple as

  85. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I can't tell if tim's twitter is ran by a bot or he's genuinely just that fricking autistic, half his replies are disjointed and barely relevant to what anyone is saying to him
    >brings up that steam doesn't support crossplay
    >it does
    >he brings up STEAMWORKS specifically, and that its not on consoles, and that epic offers a moronic convoluted account system on consoles
    >has frickall to do with not supporting crossplay
    is he just a moron or what?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      just listen to him talk in

      https://youtu.be/lRGUKMKadJ8?t=116

      around 1:30

      the autism is palpable

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He is both autistic and a corporate executive so he will make ridiculous statements,argue them forever instead of admitting fault, and then insist on bringing them up again later

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's autism anon, he has a collection of rocks.

  86. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The cold hard truth is Tim only cares about publishers and developers, not the actual customers. Whether or not you think that's good is up to you I guess.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Well yeah he really though publishers would just wanna jump on his wagon but realized people weren't buying into his bullshit and had to start giving out free games

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        this is like the shitty sequel or even spinoff to
        >don't like it, don't buy it
        >wait why aren't you buying it

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Most publishers don't even put their games on EGS unless they're paid to. Simply look at how SE skipped EGS for the Crisis Core remake even though FF7R was exclusive.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >We don't need to appeal to customers. Customers will go wherever the product they want is available
        >Wait, why are customers so hostile towards my store?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        It's hilarious how openly hostile Tim is to consumers versus Gabe "piracy is a service problem" Newell. This homosexual can cry muh monopoly but he won't even try to compete.

  87. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why haven't the publishers been passing off the savings to the consumers on EGS yet?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Because Reaganomics is a meme and has always been a meme.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      why would they when they can sell it at full price, and timmy guarantees their sales anyway?

  88. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    that's one ugly mofo

  89. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    This reeks of desperation.
    Is the Fortnite playerbase dropping or something?

  90. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The entire thread reads like Tim has Dementia
    >Get asked if Fall guys will come to the Microsoft store
    >Link the epic launcher download link that thats on the Microsoft store
    Does he genuinely believe that opening a launcher from a launcher to open a game is remotely close to what was asked.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      he answered, here's a translation for you
      >no because MS store also has shitty practices and takes a huge cut but at least they host our launcher

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >takes a huge cut
        Windows Store takes 12% just like EGS. I guess EGS has a huge cut now kek.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          I was sure it was 30% like steam. not a huge cut then

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >https://venturebeat.com/2021/04/29/microsoft-reduces-its-cut-for-games-on-windows-store-to-12/
            It was reduced to 12% last year. Xbox is still 30%.

  91. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Tim going off on nonsensical rants
    >In four more years he's going to be the same age as Steve Jobs was when he died
    Seems like he may be showing early signs of Ligma.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Who's Tim

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        whose* moron

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Ligma balls.

  92. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Excuse me sirs.

    But can steam's browser html edits get you banned? I saw a dude say "just input this code in browser mode and you will find all the clues"

  93. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    did he not post this same exact shit already or am I experiencing deja vu?

  94. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What a gay. If he had any sense he would stop posting. I don't think he realizes just how many people hate him and he just continues to make it worse. I can't wait for the Fortnite money to dry up.

  95. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i don't get it, why can`t epic just copy steam everything and made it better? community features on steam leaves so much desired. when epic is steam but better plus free games people will definitely flock to your platform.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      too much effort when you can just say "frick consumers" and throw chinese money at exclusivity deals

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      differences in philosophy on how to run his store
      valve got to where they are because they do a lot of shit that appeals to customers
      epic is trying to get to where valve is by skipping trying to appeal to millions of customers and instead appealing to the companies that appeal to customers in hopes that customers will follow those companies

      basically tim is so cynical about the services steam provides and he values them so little that he won't have epic do the same

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >in hopes that customers will follow those companies
        I've never seen that play out. People are loyal to franchises and consoles, not developers. The only developers that were actually successful in creating a cult following were Valve and Naughty Dog

  96. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    How does Tim have this talent to make me fricking despise everything he says even if he says things I can agree with like apple's refusal to allow people to sideload apps on IOS?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      because he's a hypocrite with every breath he takes and his decisions actively make your life worse by depriving you of video games for no reason other than greed?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      His holier-than-thou attitude. Like I know Bobby Kotick is a fricking butthole and he doesn't present himself in any other way. Timmy tries to present himself as some savior for the industry while doing the exact same scummy shit he accuses others of.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >His holier-than-thou attitude.
        Aw frick it might be this. It's like that smug self-righteousness that some fricking redditor or activist will have. It's the type of attitude where even if they're saying something you agree with you just want to beat their face in with how much of a c**t they sound like at all times.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >https://totalgamingnetwork.com/valve/3501424-gabe-newell-talks-epic-games-store-dislikes-the-apple-model-of-business
          >"We get a lot more freaked out not by competition, but by people trying to preclude competition. If you ask us which is scarier, it's people falling in love with Apple's model of controlling everything and having faceless bureaucrats who get to keep your product from entering the market if they don't want it to, or designing a store in a way that minimises software's value-add to experience and stuff like that."
          Funny thing is he and Gabe are on the same page about Apple. The difference is Gabe said it once while Timmy has made it his entire personal identity.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >gabe responds like human being
            >timmy screeches endlessly like an autistic grapefruit
            Shocking revelation.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            It also really doesn't help that Tim just doesn't SHUT THE FRICK UP so he just vomits out absolutely nonsense for just about the entire fricking day which can really get you to hate the wienersucker. If Epic just muzzled that moron and only let him make the RARE PR approved tweet along with that shitty Apple parody that Fortnite did I'd imagine they'd be viewed much more favorably.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              not that anon but it's a bit late for that. even if he started doing that in 2018 or 2019 when EGS started to actually enter common discourse he still had a backlog of being a c**t to PC users and Linux users in particular in the 2000s and 2010s to look back on, and that follows him no matter what he might appear to be now, like Cliffy Bazinga

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Hell, isn't he still being a massivie c**t to Linux users by implementing DRM that just fricking RUINED Rocket League for Linux?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                haven't heard of that but i wouldn't be the least bit surprised, guy's a professional bridge burner

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >No, it's the same time epic received pysonix, and their reasoning behind dropping Linux was because they were planning on upgrading the API to 11 and they suggested it would be impossible to update opengl and d11 at the same time, that's how I remember it could have somethings wrong.
                This happened directly after Epic bought Rocket League btw. Steam had support for Linux going just fine.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Wouldn't surprise me. I remember him going on a rant about how Fortnite would never be playable on Linux, because he doesn't believe there can ever be an adequate anti-cheat without a locked down kernel

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >It also really doesn't help that Tim just doesn't SHUT THE FRICK UP
              https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/with_replies
              He's arguing with nobodies on Twitter right now. Shit the last time I heard from Gabe was months ago.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >Shit the last time I heard from Gabe was months ago.
                This. Last I saw of Gabe was that video of him playing postman delivering people's Steam Decks.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                He's essentially retired and only really serves as a figurehead now.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Being retired would be even more of a gateway for him to make constant twitter appearances anon. But he doesn't because unlike Tim, Gabe isn't a seething moron.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                He's also older and in the bracket where he likely doesn't give a shit about using social media aside from facebook for family.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Age means jack shit. Case in point, Trump on twitter before he got banned from the platform.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Trump built an entire career on shitposting and like him or not he is an undisputed master at it. Guys like musk and timmy just make their situation worse when they spout off on twitter

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                what did elon say that you think made his situation worse

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Gabe has always been a classic liberal, not giving a shit about twitter drama, huffing and puffing, or the spotlight. He wanted to be "fair" (according to his own definition) and he stuck to that with no special deals, even though every big company tried to force him. Gabe is an honest a man as you can hope to find.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                he looked so moronic with that mask

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Is Gabe an actual fricking giant? Why's that mask so small?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                He's a big guy.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                for you

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                The last weve heard of Gabe recently was him shitting on NFTs and the metaverse and it was absolutely based.

                I'm surprised that for a guy that answers emails a lot he never bothered with twitter. That's a good thing tbh just surprising.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Guess it's just not his thing.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Is he still in NZ? I want to meet Postman Gabe

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I think the video of him delivering steam decks was in Washington.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Frick sake Gabe, it's hard enough buying your shit here. We should at least get your fat ass delivering them to make up for it

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                The NZ government threatened to take his money or something apparently so he ran back to the US

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like somthing that horse faced frick would do.

  97. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Just scrolled through this thread.
    Did Timmy finally scrounge up enough change from the back of his lounge to pay some C-grade chink shills? Cause the repetitiveness of the EGS shilling here is frickin sub-par.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That has to be one of the worst bait I've seen. Here's your (You)

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Hit a nerve I see. So easy to call out chink shills. They can't contain their anger after being reminded they are chinks

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      They've ran out of steam

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous
  98. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    ALL MY CHEEVOS ON STEAM

    IM ON STEAM 4 LIFE

  99. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    THERE MUST ONLY BE ONE STORE!!! COMPETITION IS LE BAD!

  100. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Wow. he's right you know.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      and just like people saying they're gonna move to Canada, the people saying that NOW they'll install Linux never will

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      yep. it's not like canada is any less pozzed

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      And he is fighting for his "freedums" like anyone else who is against the political trends. By shitting himself online instead of actually doing anything substantial. Rather poetic

  101. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    So who does Tim sound like in this video, the product or marketing guy?
    brb gonna make a twitter account to harass Tim with Apple and Gabe quotes

  102. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >The March 2020 Update was the final update for Mac and Linux versions of Rocket League
    lmao?

  103. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick is this homie still talking about muh 30%?

    Not even the journo shills and indieshitters are talling about it anymore.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He has legitimate autism, nothing else can explain his stupid fixation with steam and apple years after his little fit.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's basically his only consistent argument that has any solid ground

  104. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    So if platform fees should be only 3.5%, why aren't games on epic cheaper for the consumer huh?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Cause Tim is talking out of his fricking ass and is going with that number cause his store is fricking barebones.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Are you a genuine moron?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        It's a valid question. Why do EGS consumers have to be charged the same as Steam consumers when EGS takes a lesser cut.

  105. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why do zoomers defend Steam so much?

    I like Steam. I don't feel the need to go to war for it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's not so much that I like Steam, it's more that I hate Epic.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's simple, works, have the best controller support and consolidates everything into one place, even non steam stuff.
      These other launchers don't try to do half of this shit and just feel like unnecessary bloat because of it.

  106. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Steam 30% BAD
    >Also puts Fortnite and Rocket League on consoles where Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo take just as big of a cut
    What a moronic hypocrite.

  107. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    OH NO NO NO

  108. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The problem with EGS is that instead of enhancing it with features that are as good if not better than steam (like workshop, friends chat rooms/voice call, streaming, big picture, Linux support, etc), they just force exclusivity. Personally don't care what you use, but I want to use whatever store front is better experience. It's as simple as that.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That's because Epic's entire strategy is to appeal to publishers over customers. Timmy firmly believes that no amount of useful features, or pro-customer moves would entice customers to leave Steam, so he instead uses all his money to appeal to publishers under the assumption that customers will go where the product is sold. Even his practice of giving away free games is rooted in appealing to publishers by buying large quantities of their old games. The features you're asking for do nothing to further that goal, so you will never see Epic so much as consider spending a red cent on them.

  109. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    BAAASED
    I’m making an EG account and never buying steam shit again

  110. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >liked unreal
    >liked the original gears of war
    >actually like fortnite because its like more moronic timesplitters
    >absolutely loathe tim sweeney as a person and epic as a company now
    why the frick does he have to be such a moron. he's set for life but he has to seethe about steam on twitter while gabe gives so little a shit he's just walking around handing people steam decks for giggles

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Can't wait for Sweeny to either get usurped or die from autistic rage so someone else can take over

  111. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >he is attacking EGS whilst he has EGS installed on his computer to get free games
    >not knowing how much spyware comes with it
    Timmy knows.

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