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== Role in Gamergate ==
 
== Role in Gamergate ==
  
Epic Games Store's was praised from [[Polygon]], [[Kotaku]], and other mainstream game journalist news sites, for taking on "toxic pro-consumerism".<ref>Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" - [https://archive.fo/ryeLU]</ref><ref>Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" (KIA) - [https://old.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/akxezg/twitter_bullshit_nathan_grayson_calls_proconsumer/]</ref> Even to the point of even shilling for Epic Games' new launcher, a Polygon article stated "The line about improving the economics of game stores "for everybody", the Epic Games has found a way to get more players to more closely consider the economics of storefronts, and it did with both exclusives and a lower price."<ref>Epic Games Wants to Convince You Exclusives Are Great for PC (Polygon/archive) - [http://archive.is/6YqEr]</ref><ref>Polygon Shills for Epic's Store Under Guise It's Good for Consumers (KiA) - [https://old.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/al3b1i/gaming_polygon_shills_for_epics_store_under_guise/]</ref>  
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Epic Games Store's was praised from [[Polygon]], [[Kotaku]], and other mainstream game journalist news sites, for taking on "toxic pro-consumerism".<ref>Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" - [https://archive.fo/ryeLU]</ref><ref>Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" (KIA) - [https://old.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/akxezg/twitter_bullshit_nathan_grayson_calls_proconsumer/]</ref> and lamenting that [[Steam]] does things poorly because of their "failure to police the system, some, gamers, have weaponised the tools Steam gives them" and "Review bombing is becoming a more and more common technique to inflict damage on certain games.<ref>Why Even Avid Steam Gamers Should Celebrate Epic's New Store (Gamesindustry/archive) - [https://web.archive.org/web/20181214031918/https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-12-13-why-even-avid-steam-gamers-should-celebrate-epics-new-store]</ref> Even to the point of even shilling for Epic Games' new launcher, a Polygon article stated "The line about improving the economics of game stores "for everybody", the Epic Games has found a way to get more players to more closely consider the economics of storefronts, and it did with both exclusives and a lower price."<ref>Epic Games Wants to Convince You Exclusives Are Great for PC (Polygon/archive) - [http://archive.is/6YqEr]</ref><ref>Polygon Shills for Epic's Store Under Guise It's Good for Consumers (KiA) - [https://old.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/al3b1i/gaming_polygon_shills_for_epics_store_under_guise/]</ref>  
 
Ignoring issues, some of which are present in the Fornite launcher, where thousands of Fortnite gamers' accounts got hacked as well as taken over and that the new EG store doesn't comply with the GDPR laws.<ref>The Epic Games Store Does Not Seem to Comply With the GDPR Laws (Games/archive) - [http://archive.fo/KPMqT]</ref><ref>Fortnite Had a Security Vulnerability That Lets Hackers Take Over Accounts (CNET/archive) -[https://archive.fo/lNUaf]</ref>
 
Ignoring issues, some of which are present in the Fornite launcher, where thousands of Fortnite gamers' accounts got hacked as well as taken over and that the new EG store doesn't comply with the GDPR laws.<ref>The Epic Games Store Does Not Seem to Comply With the GDPR Laws (Games/archive) - [http://archive.fo/KPMqT]</ref><ref>Fortnite Had a Security Vulnerability That Lets Hackers Take Over Accounts (CNET/archive) -[https://archive.fo/lNUaf]</ref>
  

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Origins

Sometime in December 2018, Epic Game, the owners of Fornite, made their own digital distribution client, called Epic Games Store, where the developers get 88% of the revenue.[1][2]

Role in Gamergate

Epic Games Store's was praised from Polygon, Kotaku, and other mainstream game journalist news sites, for taking on "toxic pro-consumerism".[3][4] and lamenting that Steam does things poorly because of their "failure to police the system, some, gamers, have weaponised the tools Steam gives them" and "Review bombing is becoming a more and more common technique to inflict damage on certain games.[5] Even to the point of even shilling for Epic Games' new launcher, a Polygon article stated "The line about improving the economics of game stores "for everybody", the Epic Games has found a way to get more players to more closely consider the economics of storefronts, and it did with both exclusives and a lower price."[6][7] Ignoring issues, some of which are present in the Fornite launcher, where thousands of Fortnite gamers' accounts got hacked as well as taken over and that the new EG store doesn't comply with the GDPR laws.[8][9]

References

  1. Epic Games Announces Epic Games Store (Gematsu/archive) - [1]
  2. Epic Games Announces Epic Games Store (KiA) - [2]
  3. Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" - [3]
  4. Grayson Calls Pro-Consumer "Toxic" (KIA) - [4]
  5. Why Even Avid Steam Gamers Should Celebrate Epic's New Store (Gamesindustry/archive) - [5]
  6. Epic Games Wants to Convince You Exclusives Are Great for PC (Polygon/archive) - [6]
  7. Polygon Shills for Epic's Store Under Guise It's Good for Consumers (KiA) - [7]
  8. The Epic Games Store Does Not Seem to Comply With the GDPR Laws (Games/archive) - [8]
  9. Fortnite Had a Security Vulnerability That Lets Hackers Take Over Accounts (CNET/archive) -[9]