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I think people get mad that Epic is more or less buying the exclusivity. Developers/publishers arent deciding to go 1 year exclusive with Epic simply due to the revenue split. Epic is dropping a fat stack of cash on them to come to the platform.

This is the main argument I see from people, and I don't see why that is a bad thing. Epic are basically funding game development. They're saying "Here, have this money to support your studio and allow you to fund future development". In a space as competitive as the video game industry (especially the indie space), that's a huge deal. If a game comes out and the sales are significantly lower than expected, that is usually enough to tank a studio and everyone involved loses their job. And with so many games coming out, it is incredibly hard for games to stand out of the crowd and be a success. Especially when the Steam storefront, the dominant store on PC by far, is a total clusterfuck that makes it impossible to find anything unless you already know what you're looking for. Being a success often has very little to do with the quality of the game, but a lottery of whether you get noticed or not.

Epic has made a shitton of money from Fortnite and they're using a small portion of that to fund developers, and that's great. I know they're not doing it out of the good of their hearts and they're building up an audience for their store, but I don't think their motivations really matter. They are still funding developers and allowing them to continue to produce their art regardless of commercial success, and I think that is an incredibly positive thing.

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I was just thinking "This looks like it would be a great phone game" and then I checked and it is on phones. Perfect.

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"The only list I couldn't include was Dave's."

Dave did say at the end of his list that his GOTY was Heavy Burger, narrowly beating Madden. You could maybe have included that as his #1 and #2 choices.

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Man, booth babes. That sure was a thing.

I was so happy that Greg addressed it. I thought they were just going to go along with it an have the slo-mo shots of them, which would have been a totally 2004 thing for a gaming website to do, pandering to a largely young male audience. But they did raise the issues with it, and didn't shy away from criticism that a large section of their audience would probably have disliked.

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So glad that Meryl's codec frequency is on the back of the box. That was my number one concern about this thing.

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It's a shame this isn't a 24 hour long video, so we can't have 24 hours of drumming in Giant Bomb Infinite.

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These millennials. Putting emoji in decks. What a load of 💩