You're spending a lot of effort defending a company that's basically force feeding you options on third party games. And capitalism works in many ways, and without regulation we'd still have child labor. Just because a company does something that's technically legal that doesn't make it right...
Purchasing third party titles is anti-consumer, and is in no way a "competitive" way of doing business. If Epic wanted to compete, they would make a superior storefront, and maybe charge less than the other digital stores out there.
People keep saying Steam needs competition, but this is the farthest thing from competition. If Epic really wanted to compete, they would make a better store front and maybe sell at a cheaper price. Purchasing third party titles to keep them from going to superior digital stores is complete BS.
Thank goodness I live on the West Coast, where there is no God, but at least we give a shit about our fellow human beings.
I can't imagine that the plastic will hold up long with heavy use. I've never had a plastic hinge not crack, the most recent was a lid for the water tank on my espresso machine (definitely not heavily used).
If the PC gaming market becomes too fragmented, it will die. It's an open platform and that's good to a point, but there is only so many store fronts the average PC gamer will tolerate before going back to console simplicity....especially when next gen consoles are on the horizon supporting M/KB.
Looks alright, though I'm not buying a game that was hijacked by a certain storefront. Having different competing storefronts on PC is one thing, but 'hijacking' away third party PC games to somehow jump start your store front? No thanks. That's not competition. That's bullshit.
You won't release the game on other PC platforms (including Steam) until February 14, 2020? You're pretty much making this whole thing a self fulfilling prophecy. Thinking short term by going Epic exclusive was a horrific long term business move.
Out of principle I'm not going to purchase this...
I really think that if Epic wanted to win over PC gamers, they should have let the $59 Steam version stay in place, and compete by having the $49 price on the Epic store. To me that would avoid all of the toxic perception of buying a third party game to get your store into the limelight. As of...