• To celebrate the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam, Xbox Games Studios has provided 5 Steam copies of the game and 5 Xbox One copies of the game! We will be giving these away in the Gaming Giveaways |OT|. Some Steam copies will also be given away to the PC Gaming Era community.
  • An old favorite feature returns: Q&ERA is back! This time we'll be collecting questions for Remedy Entertainment, makers of Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control. Members can submit questions for the next 4 days, 5 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds. Submissions will close on Dec 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.

PC Gaming ERA | December 2019 - A Monument To All Your Sins

JaseC

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Oct 25, 2017
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VG247's kneejerk reaction article to Gears 5's relatively low numbers on Steam sure has aged well. ;) Obviously Game Pass is always going to eat into full-price sales to some extent, but Gears 5 was plagued with server and progress issues for around two weeks, so it's no surprise it wasn't putting up big numbers at launch.
 

daxy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm almost more shocked to see TF2 is still chugging along.
Was selling some of my last items this week with a tinge of regret in order to co-finance my purchases.
 
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Uzzy

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Oct 25, 2017
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So there are SEVEN endings in Life is Strange 2. I guess they took the polarised response to the original to heart when making this one!
 

ColdSun

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Oct 25, 2017
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So it looks like it was a huge success.

Who could have seen this coming? :D
 

daxy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Watching some Arby 'n the Chief while the game's downloading, and that's still good for a few cheap laughs.
 

dex3108

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Oct 26, 2017
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So it looks like it was a huge success.

Who could have seen this coming? :D
Jedi Fallen Order was available on Origin Access and it was still big success on Steam, Halo MCC is available on Xbox Game Pass and it still ended up huge success on Steam. It's like that people love to choose where to get their games.
 

Anduril

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Oct 28, 2017
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Why the heck does MCC not feature local co-op?! Those are one of the few games I played through with my girl on x360 and I always thought we could finally replay them on my PC. Nooooooo. :(
 

ColdSun

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jedi Fallen Order was available on Origin Access and it was still big success on Steam, Halo MCC is available on Xbox Game Pass and it still ended up huge success on Steam. It's like that people love to choose where to get their games.
You mean people like choosing Steam and weren't being forced into it due to a lack of competition?

Blasphemy
 
Oct 25, 2017
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VG247's kneejerk reaction article to Gears 5's relatively low numbers on Steam sure has aged well. ;) Obviously Game Pass is always going to eat into full-price sales to some extent, but Gears 5 was plagued with server and progress issues for around two weeks, so it's no surprise it wasn't putting up big numbers at launch.
Gears 5 is a full price game and has bad regional pricing in Europe. Halo is a $40 game, has no Euro regional pricing issues (it's €40) and you'll still have to wait for the full collection. And the Microsoft launcher is super awful. Steam is very attractive for this one.

Gears is also a single player franchise to some. Makes sense that people used a month (or even a free trial) of game pass for Gears but not Halo.
 

CommodoreKong

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm almost more shocked to see TF2 is still chugging along.
Was selling some of my last items this week with a tinge of regret in order to co-finance my purchases.
There's a lot of bots "playing" the game since you get free items just for idling (even though there's so many of them they're pratically worthless and it takes forever to get enough items to actually get something worth real money). Still there's still a large enough playerbase to find a match within seconds with the matchmaker despite Valve not bothering to put out updates anymore.
 

Arsenekinz

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Oct 25, 2017
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