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How Else Can Epic Compete With Valve?

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Late last year I speculated a bit on whether Epic could continue to pull major PC releases away from Steam, which it is now doing with Metro Exodus to the shock of many. I’m honestly still trying to figure out whether this is really a bad thing, but also if Epic has anything else up its sleeve to compete with Valve. Continue reading

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What Epic Brings To The PC Game Client Battle

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The trailers during 2018’s Game Awards show were basically a coming out party for Epic Games’ new PC game store. Announcing that store with its bigger revenue cut to developers also seemed perfectly timed with Steam’s changes to its revenue cut favoring more successful games. Epic is ready to hit the ground running with some big names on its store, but I’m wondering what it’s gonna bring to this competition based on the kind of company Epic is.

At first glance Epic is just the latest in a line of the industry’s biggest PC game publishers separating from Steam because their games are popular enough to survive without the exposure of Steam’s front page, and names like Supergiant games,  Journey, and Satisfactory along with the free games every two weeks are just content to get the ball rolling. I really do think Epic, as a development tool company, really might approach this differently. Continue reading

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The Fortnite Cross-Play Controversey Is Indicative Of The Console Business Itself.

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The reason Sony isn’t allowing people playing Fortnite on PlayStation 4 to interact with people playing the same game on other platforms, given by a former Sony executive, is pretty much a microcosm of why Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are in the console business to begin with. It’s all about walled gardens, and when a game gets as popular as Fortnite, it starts to push the envelope of the entire console video game business. Continue reading

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Which Is The Superior Resident Evil 4 Follow-Up?

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I just finished up The Evil Within and might have a Steam user review up in the next few days. It got me thinking about all the third person shooters that have tried to directly take after Resident Evil 4. I’d like to do a full article on that idea someday, but for now I’ll settle for tossing out quick comparisons now that I’ve played all the games I think are candidates.

Evil Within feels like Shinji Mikami’s own attempt to follow-up his seminal 2005 creation that popularized action horror, possibly in response to games like the original Gears of War, Capcom’s own Resident Evil sequels, Shadows of the Damned (which Mikani had a hand in), and the first Dead Space. Those are what I consider to be the main RE4 followers. Continue reading

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