...etech… Battletech… Battletech.
The internet is a fascinating place. You never know what’s gonna blow up. A man fell asleep live on twitch, and for, I think it was two hours, people came together to witness it. Now I’m sure his channel will grow by approximately 300%. I just hope twitch doesn’t ban him. You know how they can be. I had the idea of clipping my nails on stream, but decided against it. But then I saw this.
Metro: Exodus says fiddlesticks to steam and migrates over to the Epic Games Store. I really wish they had a more clever name than that, but what are you gonna do? Epic Games Store, let’s just call it the EGS, or “eggs” from now on. It isn’t anywhere feature complete as steam, this is true. But money talks, opinions walk. Keep in mind, it is a timed exclusive. It’d be funny if Steam immediately put it on sale once it’s there.
All these different launchers are getting out of hand. Steam, GOG, Origin, Uplay, Battle.net, Bethesda, now EGS, and even Discord got into the game. Pretty soon I’m gonna need a launcher to wipe my own ass.
Same thing is happening with TV. It was Netflix and HULU and then everybody went: “Oh there’s money in this? Let’s just do our own.” We’re basically back at regular TV channels again, except we’re paying more. Not only that but they also end up region locked. I’ve been watching season 3 of Young Justice, even though it’s only available on DC’s streaming service and guess what “SORRY, THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE US.” But I’m still watching it. You wanna know how? It fell off a truck. That’s all you need to know.
Everybody’s gotta take a page out of the console market’s book. Because it’s true that having competition is a net positive. But there is such a thing as “too much” in everything. The console market has the big three. So I’m gonna say that three might be the magic number.
But speaking of digital entertainment, Gamestop is going out of business. Digital distribution is becoming the norm, and while convenient, it also has its negatives. Unless you can physically hold that product in your hand, whether or not you really own it is in question. Let’s not forget about that guy who lost all his Origin games. If steam server ever go down, that’s all she wrote. At least GOG lets you download the game. But the bottom line is that we’re willingly giving these companies another power. Kreia wouldn’t like that.
Where I’m from, video games are very expensive. I remember the first time I traveled to the United States. I’ll never forget it. I was in the Dolphin Mall in Miami. My mom gave me a $10 bill and I walked into a Gamestop. It might have been an EB Games, I’m not sure. But that’s okay. Point is, I walked out of that fiddlestick with three games. Final Fantasy X, Twisted Metal: Black, and Onimusha: Warlords. In my mind, they were practically giving these away. But then steam came along...
You know, I forgot about YouTube’s preference for 10+ minute videos. On a recent video of mine, someone left a comment containing a term I found rather clever. But the 10 minutes thing kinda sucks. What the fiddlesticks am I supposed to do? I say what I have to and I’m out. People have things to do, man. They gotta make moves. It’s like I’m back making an exam. “Please explain this in a minimum of 1000 words.” Fiddlesticks, I don’t need all that.
Genesis 6… Genesis 6… Gene…
Papito Qinn is into the whole YouTube thing, is the winner of the 2016 SpookTAYcular Scary Story Contest, and atwitter incompetent. “I really hope I can get this new project going by the start of next year.”