• ColeSloth
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    1 month ago

    “Charges 30% fee” “That’s too high! You’re ripping us off”

    “Charges 10% fee” “That’s too low! No other platforms could hope to compete against you with that!”

    This is nothing but people bitching about nothing for the price gouging. I will give merit to the anti competitive nature if game makers aren’t allowed to have their games listed for less at other stores. As far as add on game packages locking you in goes…that might be a technical minefield to ensure compatibility.

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      1 month ago

      Conspiracy theory here…

      Maybe this is an initiative by competing platforms? Epic? Ubisoft?

      Stir some shit, hope to get valve in legal issues so that they’re legally forced to become less competitive and therefore creating a chance for these other platforms?

      • Carighan Maconar@lemmy.world
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        Of course it is.

        All those large online action/claim sites are commercial in underlying nature. When you saw all the small farmers protest in Germany it was primarily driven as an action by about 5 large farming conglomerates because they are the ones getting ~85% of the grant money that was being cut. The whole point of the cut was to not funnel money that was supposed to go to small farmers to large megacorps after all. Who in turn instrumentalized the small farmers to protest it.

        Probably what’s going on here, too. You can bet somewhere deep deep down, this is something Tim Sweeney cooked up.

      • BalooWasWahoo@links.hackliberty.org
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        Of course it is. There is a similar case in the US right now, or was, by the dude behind the fighting rabbits game and parts of the humble bundle that was being bankrolled in his lawsuit by epic games.

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      Yes, if Valve limited the price games could have in other stores that would be anti-competitive, but that’s not the case. Their price parity clause is just for selling steam keys.

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        1 month ago

        Then the entire lawsuit hope is pretty much bs.

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      This lawsuit being funded by a Epic Games shell company would not be surprising in the least. They have done so much and stooped so low to try to not have to actually do work and create a good platform.