Metro: Exodus' unexpected departure to the Epic Games Store has resulted in good takes, bad takes, and hottakes across the industry.
What does it mean for the escalating conflict between Epic and Steam?
Is the move really "unfair" as Valve and Steam portray it?
And is review bombing of different Metro games the right response?
#MetroExodus #Epic #VirtualLegality
Discussed in this episode:
"Metro Exodus will be exclusive to Epic Games Store, Valve says it's 'unfair'"
GamedailyBiz, January 29, 2019
"Metro Exodus move from Steam to Epic leads to review bombing, internal conflict"
GameDailyBiz, January 30, 2019
"Rules and Guidelines For Steam: Discussions, Reviews, and User Generated Content"
Metro: Last Light Redux Steam Page
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