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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 09:33:28 PM »
Its cause all the young people are on epic because of fortnight?

Here is a good article about linux gaming and how epic is going after that to. I won't quote the whole thing, it's long but worth the read. Steam should be very worried. Epic is offering dev's a much greater cut at 88% instead of 70% of sales. That will cause a lot of dev's to jump.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/19/linux-gaming-steam-valve-epic-games-store/

The way I read that article, Epic has no intention of “going after” the Linux gaming market.
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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2019, 03:00:47 PM »
Google is getting in and it mentions microsoft will new offerings this year. tic toc steam...

https://gizmodo.com/all-the-detail-about-stadia-googles-huge-bet-on-the-fu-1833410886?utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1ELZC-CoRioiNuuBOHjasbU8FO5M_EjcGjYZ8CenKU7tiDIqfCeXAw0YQ

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Google is taking on the big guys. In a keynote at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today Google announced a new service, Stadia, that will allow gamers to play the biggest games on any Android or Chrome-based device (including any device with a Chrome browser).

It could be extraordinary. I mean...the name isn’t. The name is absolutely terrible and sounds like a disease. But the service itself could be extraordinary.

Google isn’t the first to attempt game streaming—Nvidia has been doing it via its GeForce Now service since 2015, while European startup Shadow launched its game streaming service in the U.S. in 2018. Meanwhile one of Google’s most obvious rivals, Microsoft, is planning to launch its own game streaming service later this year.

The article mentions it is built on linux and that it will be out later this year. If google get this right they could take over.

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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 03:51:47 PM »
tic toc steam...

Why the apparent Steam hate?

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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 04:14:12 PM »
For the uber nerds, Dwarf Fortress will be available on Steam soon.

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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 04:18:46 PM »
tic toc steam...

Why the apparent Steam hate?

Not really hate, more of a disappointment at there squandered lead in this space. They have had about a 10+ year head start and besides bringing games to linux stopped innovating in 2013. I would like to see them do more, wish the would have done more along time ago. It seems like there time is running out.

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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 04:38:44 PM »
tic toc steam...

Why the apparent Steam hate?

Not really hate, more of a disappointment at there squandered lead in this space. They have had about a 10+ year head start and besides bringing games to linux stopped innovating in 2013. I would like to see them do more, wish the would have done more along time ago. It seems like there time is running out.

I have to disagree about not innovating since 2013.  I think Steam Vive VR is fantastic and it keeps getting better. I prefer the steam controller over the Xbox, I use the Steam link box which works perfectly.

The interface is easy to use in both classic and big picture mode.  I have origin and think its clunky.  As far as games go I personally don't see a loss anywhere but as I mentioned before I don't play shooters.  I think most of the kinds of games I play will always be on steam.  If Bethesda starts their own service I will certainly join to play Elder scrolls but thats about it.  The only reason I paid for a year of origin was to play Command and Conquer generals and the Sims and I wont be renewing. Nothing new appeals to me on there.

I don't think they have lost their lead either.  Does someone have more games or players? I don't think so.
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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
I might have been a bit harsh on steam. I know RD takes a lot.  I have not tried any of there hardware so I don't think about it. My bad, my blind spot.

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Re: the death of steam?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2019, 10:21:34 PM »
Steam seems to be going through the same issue that Netflix is going through: other companies are seeing how lucrative being the "clearinghouse provider" can be, so they are jumping on that bandwagon too. IMHO I think Steam will weather this storm a little bit better, because their model doesn't involve directly charging the customer any fees like Netflix does. But we'll see.
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