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We didn’t really stick on one single topic for this episode, which makes finding something to write about here a little bit difficult. We had a lot to catch up on with the week away from last week, but nothing to really give much focus to. Unless you count that whole Steam Store vs. Epic Store situation in the middle there.

But I’ve written about that before and my opinion is easily covered in this episode when brought up. Bottom line, if it helps the developers and doesn’t screw the consumers, I’m all for it. Let me be clear, however, I’m not talking about pre-order exclusives – where buying from a certain retailer gets you a different bonus when the game launches. I’ve only ever seen that as a publisher benefit and it breaks the rule of screwing the consumers so yeah…that’s a load of crap.

 

Apex Legends. So this is battle royale? It’s my first time stepping into the world of this genre and I’m left wondering….why? The rewards here are purely cosmetic and serve no purpose to give you any kind of advantage on the field. At best your card gets to show others how well you’ve done, but that offers nothing of value once you’re in the arena. You are on the level with everyone else.

Unless I’m wrong and missing something? And I very well could be.

Still, saying all of that, I jump right back into it every match. Playing a round again and again and again. I wonder with each time if I’ll do better than the last round, but no…it never seems to get better. At best I can survive a very long time because I never see any enemies. Usually when I do see them, my game is over within seconds.

And then I start the next round.

 

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties at the following link.

I used to think playing a PC game on any other service besides Steam was annoying. I can’t remember why I felt that way. There was no benefit of using Steam. Sure, it was all there with the rest of my games, but it provided me nothing, really. This was about the time EA came along with Origin. And the Ubisoft with Uplay. Then GoG and so on and so forth.

I felt like it was this big deal having my games scattered across different services.

I grew out of that. I guess. Or just came to the conclusion nothing was ruining my experience of the games I played on whatever service I played it from. It was all still on my PC. That was it. Sure, there’s trophy hunters and what not. People who want to up their “score” on their profile of what they’ve done in games on that service, and maybe to those people I can see the issue.
But I really don’t care where a PC game shows up. I’m going to go where ever it’s offered at the best price or deal or bundle for me.

I pretty much do the same thing on consoles.