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Journey will release on PC next week, pre-orders available on Epic Store for $4.99 USD (due to current store-wide sale)

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the critically-acclaimed JOURNEY by @thatgamecompany comes to PC next week via the @EpicGames Store, pre-orders now available // https://t.co/EArDOve7f5

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  1. [7]
    Defluo
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    I'm not very happy that this is epic store exclusive, but I'll buy it from them because I've never played it and always wanted to. I don't have anything against epic; I think Steam needed some...

    I'm not very happy that this is epic store exclusive, but I'll buy it from them because I've never played it and always wanted to. I don't have anything against epic; I think Steam needed some real competition, but I hate the exclusivity tactic and it does color my perception of the epic store negatively.

    That said I'm really excited to play this game.

    7 votes
    1. [5]
      nothis
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      I'm very skeptical about framing this as "competition". If two companies aim for a monopoly, as some kind of zero-sum-game (I'm probably not using this phrase correctly, but I'm talking about...

      I'm very skeptical about framing this as "competition". If two companies aim for a monopoly, as some kind of zero-sum-game (I'm probably not using this phrase correctly, but I'm talking about "exclusive" culture), it can only be a company who wins, not competition or user choice.

      What we need is to separate game licenses from download/community services, i.e. buy a game on one digital store, own it in whichever digital store it offers. That way you could genuinely switch, without having the feeling your previous store holds all your purchases hostage.

      6 votes
      1. [4]
        Bal
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        Not a single digital store would agree to that setup, and for good reason.

        Not a single digital store would agree to that setup, and for good reason.

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          teaearlgraycold
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          You pretty much have that with GOG, since all of their games are DRM free.

          You pretty much have that with GOG, since all of their games are DRM free.

          2 votes
          1. zptc
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            Not really. Buy it on GOG, only GOG gets money and only GOG's bandwidth gets used. You can't get it from any other site without re-buying. nothis was describing something more like "buy it on...

            Not really. Buy it on GOG, only GOG gets money and only GOG's bandwidth gets used. You can't get it from any other site without re-buying. nothis was describing something more like "buy it on Steam, download it from Epic or GOG or whoever else offers it."

            1 vote
        2. nothis
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          I wouldn't mind forcing companies through some anti-trust case. We're in a really wild-west situation when it comes digital distribution, shit needs regulation bad.

          I wouldn't mind forcing companies through some anti-trust case. We're in a really wild-west situation when it comes digital distribution, shit needs regulation bad.

          1 vote
    2. Crespyl
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      Journey is one game that I'm more or less fine with Epic having as an exclusive (hopefully temporary). I don't like exclusives on PC at all, but when it's a first-party title (like EA/Origin) or...

      Journey is one game that I'm more or less fine with Epic having as an exclusive (hopefully temporary). I don't like exclusives on PC at all, but when it's a first-party title (like EA/Origin) or something that likely would never have come to PC otherwise (PS exclusives like Journey, or Quantic Dream's games) it somehow feels less insidious than the other cases of Epic swooping in at the last second to snatch stuff out of the Steam store.

      I honestly never expected to be able to play Journey on PC (short of emulation), so in this case my delight that it's actually happening outweighs my dislike for Epic's other recent behavior.

      I'm really excited to see a new batch of players get to experience Journey for the first time, and being a real release (instead of an emulator project) means that the online/multiplayer component will be active enough for people to get to experience that part of the game again too.

      1 vote
  2. [8]
    mrbig
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    That’s one game my ADHD prevents from playing. Which is a shame cause it looks gorgeous.

    That’s one game my ADHD prevents from playing. Which is a shame cause it looks gorgeous.

    1 vote
    1. [7]
      rkcr
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      Why would ADHD prevent you from playing Journey?

      Why would ADHD prevent you from playing Journey?

      1 vote
      1. [6]
        mrbig
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        Every ADHD person is different. In my case, slow-paced, minimalist games that require lots of intuition and abstraction, without clear short-term rewards, are extremely hard to focus on. I also...

        Every ADHD person is different. In my case, slow-paced, minimalist games that require lots of intuition and abstraction, without clear short-term rewards, are extremely hard to focus on.

        I also have trouble focusing on "normal" games, such as God of War. Even though I like them. It's bad.

        2 votes
        1. Qis
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          Have you attempted to play it at any stage? It is not fast-paced, per se, but it is not slow either, and it is barely 90 minutes long.

          Have you attempted to play it at any stage? It is not fast-paced, per se, but it is not slow either, and it is barely 90 minutes long.

          2 votes
        2. [3]
          Keegan
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          Have you played Warframe before? It's very faced paced, has a good community, and has pretty clear rewards (although there is a bit of a grind for some things).

          Have you played Warframe before? It's very faced paced, has a good community, and has pretty clear rewards (although there is a bit of a grind for some things).

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            mrbig
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            Yes, and it’s a very good game. I played it on PC, is there a version for PS4? Cause that’s where I play my video games now

            Yes, and it’s a very good game. I played it on PC, is there a version for PS4? Cause that’s where I play my video games now

            1 vote
            1. Keegan
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              There is a version for PS4, and it is always a little bit behind PC update-wise, but it always gets them eventually. It's still certainly worth a try there.

              There is a version for PS4, and it is always a little bit behind PC update-wise, but it always gets them eventually. It's still certainly worth a try there.

              1 vote
        3. nothis
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          I know nothing about ADHD but in Journey, youhave a feeling of progression about every 3 minutes, you can finish the game in like 2 hours. It's way more fast paced in that regard than modern,...

          I know nothing about ADHD but in Journey, youhave a feeling of progression about every 3 minutes, you can finish the game in like 2 hours. It's way more fast paced in that regard than modern, grindy, 40 hour blockbuster titles. It's just very calm in its presentation.

          1 vote
  3. culturedleftfoot
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    Ha! Barely two days ago I was wondering if I would actually sign up for the Epic store just to play Journey... but five bucks is really tough to pass up. If it's DRM-free, I'm in.

    Ha! Barely two days ago I was wondering if I would actually sign up for the Epic store just to play Journey... but five bucks is really tough to pass up. If it's DRM-free, I'm in.

    1 vote
  4. Bal
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    I'll check it out in a year, I guess. I've waited long enough for that not to bother me.

    I'll check it out in a year, I guess. I've waited long enough for that not to bother me.

    1 vote
  5. lol
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    Meh, probably would have bought it 7 years ago, hell I probably would have bought it 2 years ago, but I've pretty much lost all interest in this game by now. Why did they take so long to port it?

    Meh, probably would have bought it 7 years ago, hell I probably would have bought it 2 years ago, but I've pretty much lost all interest in this game by now. Why did they take so long to port it?