Sergey Galyonkin had some choice words for Paradox Interactive after the publisher chose to not participate in the ongoing Epic Mega Sale event.
Lol, is this satire?
I wish it was.
I wish you read the article.
No. It's bad journalism. Not only Sergey didn't say that. But paradox wasn't losing any money. Because epic pays for the discount of the mega sale not the developer. Those 10$ off come from epic's pocket. People should really take a second or two to see what's going on before talking crap. But i have zero expectations. Forum gamers these days know only two things: Epic = the devil PlayStation = god
You would've gotten a lot of agrees if it wasn't for that last line. Lol.
Why bring playstation into it? As far as consoles with dirty status, I only know of one that has people saying it has a savior.
@rainslacker Stop playing with people. You know N4G changes with the tide. This time it's pro PlayStation more than any other console.
It's bullshit clickbait. That guy did not call them greedy. He responded to a comment saying that if they were greedy (as the commenter implied), Epic's solution would be perfect for them.
So the company luring all new games with money is calling a publisher greedy?
a paradox indeed.
please explain to me how epic is being greedy by giving publishers more money in their pocket? The story isnt even true, what a time we live in...
And another new account...
Why wouldn't I live at home? I've owned it for 19 years.
They didn't. Just n4g dumbs falling for another clickbait article
This is fake. It wasn't Galyonkin who called them greedy. He responded to someone else who said that. His actual statement is that *IF* Paradox were greedy, Epic's sale would be a perfect thing for them and they would have no reason to pull out. I'm personally not a fan of Galyonkin, he's said a pile of shady things in the past but this is not one of them.
How would someone be greedy by selling it for less?and that being a perfect thing?that makes even less sense wtf man :D
Because epic pays the difference. They aren't losing any money. Maybe if you took two seconds to know what's going on instead of being a sheep
I questioned his comment,without context it doesn't make sense. You assume that Epic pays the difference because they are buying exclusivity. How do you know that actually took place?lol because you followed the herd?lol
Because Epic ARE paying the difference. It was just the $10 off that Epic were giving away, there was no other discount for Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2. Paradox didn't suffer any costs for Vampire discount, Epic soaked it all up. This was one time that Epic offered something that is actually good for gamers and Paradox pulled out. My best guess is Paradox didn't want Epic to devalue Vampire in players' eyes. Once you buy it for $10 off, other players aren't really inspired to buy it at full price.
Wait but I thought Epic wanted to make sure people made more money on their launcher? XD... yeah
A greedy guy calling someone else greedy now that is classic
He didn't call anyone greedy. Read the article. Bullshit article and this site should honestly be reported for shit like this. I'd be pissed if they misrepresented my statements like that.
Wow, this is a new low. They bribe others to get on their store, paying for exclusives and timed exclusives, then go and complain about someone not wanting to participate in a sale? What is this? Sergey doesn't quite seem to understand how this works. I bet he is an ex EA executive.
He actually defended the publisher, stating that epic was taking less profit from the sale, and the publisher would retain the same amount they would otherwise. Ita cool.to call out people if you feel they are hypocrites, but at least do it when they do something hypocritical...not during a time where they're taking less money to give the customer a better value. It's hard to call epic hypocritical, as in they are greedy, when they are actually doing something positive for the consumer. Reacting like this just makes it seem like your reactionary, and ready to jump on epic at any given chance....and facts just get in the way of that.
If they continue this sale and continuly improve the store and flesh out social features then steam is over. What if they introduced digital trade ons etc
Steam wont be over. Regardless what Epic do now or in the future. People are so dramatic online....
You do realise that this sale isn't all that great right? They make it sound good by saying $10 / £10 off, but Steam's deals are better than this. I can get games cheaper with Steam sales than Epic's sale. With devs and publishers saying how great the percentage of profit is on the Epic Store, you would think they could give us a better deal on their sales too. Just wait and see with next months summer sale with Steam, it will blow this sale from Epic out of the water. I'm still struggling to see what Epic's store offers me that is so great.
The difference is epic Is taking that 10$ hit. Gaben on the other hand milks developers
@redey3 It's not on Steam so there is no price for Borderlands 3. Epic bought the exclusivity for 6 months or longer if Pitchford gets his way.
I have 400+ games on steam already. I'm no going to abandon them at any time.
No need to abandon them. Nice thing about PC is you can use all the storefronts and get the deal that works for you. Something a lot of people should remember. If steam has more value through service added features, then that may be worth more to some, but some people act like EGS doesn't have a right to exist.
Having a sale for many of the 30+ 3rd party exclusive games is no threat to Steam or Valve. I just bought several games on Steam this week and none from Epic store as their store is pathetic. I don't blame Paradox for removing their unreleased game from these so-called fire sales. It would devalue the game when it is released in 2020. Epic just jumps in feet first and doesn't think about the consequences till it's too late. That's just shows their ignorance and naivety of trying to host a digital store for the first time.
Drones: Epic is the best! Epic is the best! If you don’t like it, then you’re a Steam fanboy! Drones: Nothing is anti-consumer about Epic at all! Drones: Epic is competition for Steam!
You're a drone too. The saddest thing is you don't realize
Now that is funny! I use so many different platforms besides Steam, but this must make me a drone. Epic is easy to make fun of because it is a barebones platform that has anti-consumer BS on it. Lol
The only drone here is you. Read the article first. Or don't, actually. It's bullshit clickbait.
I feed off of Sweeney's bitter, greedy tears. Take that, you anti-consumer knob.
Epic are hypocrites, but on the other hand Paradox is awful in it's current state.
Paradox has one of the worst DLC policies in the business. But it's strictly for their own developed games (CK2, EU4, HOI4, Stellaris, I:R) they release a broken bare minimum game then release tons of DLC that fixes the game and turns it into something better. Johan one of the top management devs is always making stupid decisions that the fans hate to, like the games using mana points (which is anti strategy).
Users who have epic game store get free full price games. Steam has non
Not true, I've got a bunch of free games direct from Steam, and that's not mentioning the free Steam game keys I've got from sites like HumbleBundle on top of that.
the free game and promotions on steam will be old hat titles
@Father__Merrin Oh you means World of Goo, the 10 year old game, which was free on Epic store or Super Meat Boy, Oxenfree etc? Next time don't type and try to defend Epic. You will lose every time.
I literally just got a game for free today for Steam.
Just got super guacamelee for free, try again
It’s true. Don’t know how people can be angry at epic for this. The level of intelligence drops off the scale with this one. Everyone was a winner in this deal. Epic got more users at the cost of paying the sales price difference to the publishers. The consumers pay less. Publishers get more sales at RRP. Epic gets more customers. I don’t understand how anyone can be mad with that..???
Because the title is click bait, and people just want a reason to bitch about EGS. There are things worth criticizing about their store, but this is just unadulterated hate, and it diminishes the credibility of those with valid complaints when people react the way some are here.
Bc you're shortsighted, getting a dangling carrot for free now isn't worth ruining the whole of the PC gaming market with shady exclusives for everyone in the future
Can we get this story removed from N4G? It is a complete misrepresentation of what was really said. Epic was actually saying the opposite... making a counter point to others that insinuated it.
Don't bother. The dumb cucks that make up a large part of online gaming community won't be able to tell the difference, or even read any article. They just love to jump on the latest circle jerk off
EPIC is right and they should destroy all their competition! Muawahaha!
They're not competition, just a snot nose brat throwing money around until it runs out
Can't believe it but it looks like he 1uped Randy for complete lack of self awareness on this one, a hypocrite by the very definition also I can see what his going to try and pull from a mile away with the release of Bloodlines 2, let's just say bc of this little setbcak he's going have to reajust the budget of that big bag of incentive he was going to give them
Why? What a stupid comment to make.
Y'know Epic, it's probably good that you're trying to provide competition for Steam, but you make it really hard to like you.
Yeah Epic, that's how you do business and impress developers and publishers to work with you, insulting is the key to a publishers heart...... Seems their success with Gears of War and Fortnite has really gone to their head but ya know, every empire eventually falls, proven fact.
People in glass houses
Epic thinks they are running the show in the gaming industry, and it's gone to their head beyond belief. These guys need to be slapped down hard.
Not looking like Epic can match Steam when it comes to sales ….. Summer Sale HOLLA !!!
Epic are pieces of shit wow.
Wait are you serious?
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