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  • Epic Games Officially Rolls Out Their Own Game Store Alternative To Steam

    Phoronix: Epic Games Officially Rolls Out Their Own Game Store Alternative To Steam

    After weeks of rumors, Epic Games today officially announced the Epic Games Store as their own electronic game store alternative to Steam...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ic-Games-Store

  • b8e5n
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    Y bad i miss read, they take less with more sales

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  • b8e5n
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    Actually, valve charges less for the first games sold and increases the rate with the sales:
    Steam parent company Valve announced a new revenue split for its online video game marketplace late Friday evening, with a new revenue share agreement offering developers more money as the number of unit sales increases. Valve will now let developers take 75 percent of all revenue after $10 million in sales, and 80 percent after $50 million in sales.

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  • johnc
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    This is great news. Valve has been sitting on its @$$ for years doing nothing but collecting paychecks because of its monopoly position. The industry needs competition and these store publishing rates need to be driven down.

    We need competing app stores on Android too.

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  • Filiprino
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    Currently Valve is devoting a lot of effort into GNU.
    From Epic we still have to see something. Being a member of Khronos has little meaning. Developing DXVK has a meaning.

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  • stargazer
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    russian communist coup certainly was not an example of "poor people killing rich people". it was an example of "one gang of terrorists killed everyone who opposed them, starting from their own members". and poor people were killed by millions. though they used populist rhetoric (enriched with machineguns and family hostages) to draft peasants to army, but it didn't make their lives better. it is disturbing that still to this day we see people thinking it was "main counter example"
    Sorry, that was the point I was trying to make: that neither the Russian Communist revolution nor the French Revolution were true examples of the poor killing the rich in a weak national order environment, but rather rival factions killing their way to power. Remember, I was the one arguing that a lack of national power seldom results in the poor killing the rich, but rather vice-versa ^_-

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by stargazer View Post
    The main counter examples of the French Revolution and the Russian February/October revolutions were more about replacing one strong national order with a new strong national order with the winners slaughtering the losers.
    russian communist coup certainly was not an example of "poor people killing rich people". it was an example of "one gang of terrorists killed everyone who opposed them, starting from their own members". and poor people were killed by millions. though they used populist rhetoric (enriched with machineguns and family hostages) to draft peasants to army, but it didn't make their lives better. it is disturbing that still to this day we see people thinking it was "main counter example"
    Last edited by pal666; 12-04-2018, 09:22 PM.

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
    It's not my fault they're retarded and did it backwards.
    the only one retarded here is you. indie dev doesn't have resources to produce their own store, big dev does have

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by blacknova View Post
    Ubisoft and EA, yeah don't see them investing into open source tech. CD Projekt with their GOG, could have done that
    like release linux witcher 3?

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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
    Just think, all Valve needed to do was implement a progressive royalty system. 10% up to $100,000, 15% between 100,000 and 1,000,000, 20% for anything above that.

    There you go, Valve. A random stoner on Phoronix just solved the problem of losing developers to other platforms.
    well, you solved some imaginary problem. valve just did the opposite - the more you sell, the less is valve tax

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