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The Division 2 is exclusive to the Epic Store (and UPlay) on PC

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18 hours ago, jaggysnake57 said:

this is money plain and simple. epic is trying to get its name out there as a games platform and i hope it does compertion is good. as for the exclusivity......who cares, like i said, with discord being free why not create a discord for all your friends and meet there, simples.

Eh, the problem is that if it proves successful, this might not be good to the consumer as it pertains to choice. Sure, unlike a console, you can just create a free account and download a free launcher, but then you are bound by that store's ToS and policies, which can be very different to others.


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1 minute ago, D13H4RD said:

Eh, the problem is that if it proves successful, this might not be good to the consumer as it pertains to choice. Sure, unlike a console, you can just create a free account and download a free launcher, but then you are bound by that store's ToS and policies, which can be very different to others.

More of a concern is what happens to purchases when storefronts fail and close up shop.  They're likely to take your access to the tittle with them to oblivion.

Lots of problems with accepting first downloadable titles, instead of physical; and now the push for consumers to accept the lingo that purchase of games being a lease to access it instead of any sort of ownership.

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Just now, MoonSpot said:

More of a concern is what happens to purchases when storefronts fail and close up shop.  They're likely to take your access to the tittle with them to oblivion.

Lots of problems with accepting first downloadable titles, instead of physical; and now the push for consumers to accept the lingo that purchase of games being a lease to access it instead of any sort of ownership.

It becomes easier for consumers if the laws are on their side, like the EU and Australia. @mr moose might chime in.


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10 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

It becomes easier for consumers if the laws are on their side, like the EU and Australia. @mr moose might chime in.

Ya, but there's a road to travel before then and now and the instances in between are a mine field.  We've already got a litany of titles whom are either gone or, most commonly, half broken from servers being shutdown.

Its not a new thing for us here to be concerned about, but yet another angle to keep an eye on for the fast and loose slippery fuckers to cheese on.

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20 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

It becomes easier for consumers if the laws are on their side, like the EU and Australia. @mr moose might chime in.

Australia's consumer rights laws really work in the customers favour. From my understanding, any product you buy from a licensed official retailer needs to provides options for a refund, so back when Steam didn't really have a refund policy they were breaking Australia Consumer law by selling to Australians. It was one of many reasons they implemented the policy. I'm not really sure about content being taken off online stores, there will be some laws regarding that but in the end, it's probably something that's going to need to be iterated on as it becomes more of a prevalent issue in years to come.

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Poached. Epic using their name to run this distribution as a side business, thus being able to accept a lower cut.

 

Ubisoft wants the reach offered by another reputable seller (who help market their games) and jumped boat for the higher margins.

 

Although the Epic store does not quite match up to Steam. The product count and deep rooted establishment as a games library is hard to beat.

 

Not that I'm siding with Steam. Gaben does not deserve praise for effectively stopping new games being made by Valve. And left the Half Life story unfinished.


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