• Carighan Maconar@lemmy.world
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      Yeah that’s the point of the video.

      He’s not wrong, Valve does have a lot of power over the PC gaming market. Worryingly so. But Hi-Rez of all possible asshole companies with an asshole boss should be very very quiet about such subjects.

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        I’m still not gonna check a broken clock for the time, so what’s your point?

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    unlike nearly every other company in existence in any industry, they actually earned their position. It would be nice if they gave a bigger cut to devs, sure, but literally nothing is stopping devs from going on multiple platforms. I am also more forgiving of that due to their contributions to linux gaming, especially now that windows is continuing to go bonkers even after they reached the point that I could no longer tolerate it.

    I only buy off steam, gog, and itch.io for some indie stuff as the rest are a terrible experience. And there’s the other part, other platforms need to be good for anyone to want to use them, because nobody will leave steam for a worse platform unless gabe dies and the supposed fuckery prevention plan fails and they go corporate and get an EA approved ceo. Even then it would likely be a slow burn like twitter and reddit. gog and itch have the minimalist store covered so even that is a hurdle. Maybe epic execs can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and figure out how not to suck, then people might use them for more than just hoarding free games they will likely never play.

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            even if I search ‘zoom platform’ its like the 7th result after zoom the video conferencing software. just the sad state of the internet these days. anyway I found it now and I’ll check it out after work.

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      Remember how it took several years for EA to figure out how to let you put more than one item in your shopping cart? LOL

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        I only remember the ea desktop app bugging out and having a terrible time trying to play with friends in multiplayer games