If you game on PC, you’ll more than likely know of Gabe Newell (president of Valve) and Tim Sweeney (CEO of Epic Games). Whether or not you despise one or the other (or both), we get to hear word on what Newell thinks of Sweeney’s client and what is scary to him when it comes to ideas and so forth. Continue reading “Valve’s Gabe Newell Comments On Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games Store”
This isn’t “Jim Cornette shoots on the wrestling world,” this is “Tim Sweeney rants on the tech industry.” Yes, the controversial man that often says things that lands him in hot water took the opportunity at the 2020 DICE Summit event in Las Vegas to rant on loot-boxes, politics in gaming, And tech giants violating gamer rights. Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Rants On Loot-Boxes And Politics, Says Tech Giants Are Violating Gamer Rights”
The CEO over the anti-consumer digital storefront that’s best known as the Epic Games Store has spoken. The words that have come out of Sweeney’s mouth see developers able to opt for two options when it comes to microtransactions or in-game purchases. The two options are: give Sweeney a portion of your revenue and let Epic Games set up the system, or take all the revenue and set up the system yourself.
Continue reading “Epic Games Store Brings In-Game Microtransaction Support For Publishers And Devs”
Firstly, the Mixer in question isn’t from the sweaty hands of the creator of GameGoo, but the standalone application material creation software also called Mixer. With that said, Epic Games is looking to expand its portfolio of acquisitions with the recent swipe of Quixel and the company’s products like Megascan, and Bridge. Continue reading “Epic Games Acquires Quixel, Bridge, And Mixer Material Application”
We’ve reached a point in time where companies proudly boasting about not censoring or ruining the lives of gamers is now considered newsworthy. It’s a sad indictment to how far off the beaten path of freedom our society has traveled. Nevertheless, Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, made it known that they won’t be punishing Fortnite players or e-sports competitors for supporting the liberation of Hong Kong. Continue reading “Fortnite Players Won’t Be Banned For Supporting Hong Kong, Says Epic Games”
The heads behind the Epic Games Store use Trello to troll gullible shills into thinking that something “worthwhile” will come to fruition. Well, the very storefront that still has no shopping cart, wishlist nor gifting will now hide forthcoming updates on Trello to silence as many critics as possible. Continue reading “Epic Games Store Hides Update Progress On Trello Because They Couldn’t Meet Their Deadlines”
In a recent series of events that have led to Unfold Games coming across a tweet by Tim Sweeney, where the latter congratulated the former regarding the success of Darq, the whole circumstance has turned into a deal of sorts. As of this writing, Unfold Games seeks to donate to any charity with any funds made on Epic’s platform if the storefront does away with the timed exclusivity deal. Continue reading “Unfold Games Offers Tim Sweeney A Charity Deal Regarding The Epic Games Store Doing Away With Timed Exclusivity”
So this is somewhat bizarre story about the Epic games Store exclusive controversy. Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, has placed the blame for the fan backlash of Epic Games Store exclusives on Valve for not delivering Steam keys for products not made available on Steam. Weird, right? Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Places Blame On Valve For Not Delivering Steam Keys For Epic Games Store Exclusives”
The Epic Games Store is a video game storefront… a controversial one at that. But it looks like the head of the virtual retail client is about to double-down on a move that causes a lot of gamer and fan pushback. According to a new report, Tim Sweeney believes poaching games from Steam and striking exclusive deals is the only way to combat Gaben’s storefront. Continue reading “Only Exclusive Deals Can Combat Steam, Says Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney”
If you recall, a recent report was published regarding Epic Games acquiring Psyonix, which means Rocket League will be under said company. Reports believed that Rocket League would stay on Steam for a period of time and then move to the Epic Games Store, but Psyonix claims otherwise. In this piece, words from Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, and Psyonix will be looked over to see if any contradictions were made or if the former and latter names are in the clear. Continue reading “Editorial: Examining The Rocket League And Epic Games Store Situation”
Like a billowing cloud ready to cast a shadow over anything it passes the Epic Games Store will do the same to existing and upcoming games, even if publishers and developers have (previous) plans or announcements based around Steam. In other words, Epic will continue to fund exclusive deals with willing companies and titles regardless of what promises were made to Steam customers. Continue reading “Epic Games Store Exclusivity Deals Will Continue With Willing Companies Regardless Of Past Promises To Steam Users”
[Update/Correction:] Following the publication of this article, Tim Sweeney clarified via Twitter that he was referring to the overall landscape of digital store offerings and not necessarily the Epic Games Store regarding his state of “it’s nearly perfect”.
Here is the full statement I made to MCV just prior to the “it’s nearly perfect” quote:
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) March 12, 2019
My intended point there is that the consumer experience across storefronts is really great now, and the big inefficiencies are on the demand side, with the 30% tax. Hence competing by adding more consumer features isn’t likely game-changing.
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) March 12, 2019
[Original article:] Recently, Tim Sweeney, the founder and CEO of Epic Games, took up an interview with outlet MCV to discuss his thoughts on video game business, storefronts, and what he believes will push the Epic Games Store ahead. And as of now, Sweeney thinks the Epic Game Store is “nearly perfect for consumers” and that all it needs is more “game supply,” “consumer prices,” and “developer revenue sharing.” Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Believes Digital Storefront Ecosystem Is “Nearly Perfect For Consumers” At This Point [Update]”