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Solved What is the #2 gaming platform ?

May 17, 2020 at 09:25:12
Specs: Windows 10, lots
I have this simple question: it seems like Steam is the greatest and most used game platform, for PC gaming. But it surely isn't the only one. In that I'm excluding the vendor specific ones like Uplay and Origin.

Steam has a massive collection of games, in fact, all popular and new games. But my question is: what if you do not use Steam, but you want to play games on PC ?

That means, the same popular, new titles - any title in fact - and, all in legal manner, obviously.

What are th options really ?


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#1
May 17, 2020 at 09:51:34
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Steam, uplay, origin, microsoft store, the website of the game creator?

some have multiple platforms, like gta 5 & RDR2 for example

there must be a few more i cant think of right now

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#2
May 17, 2020 at 12:02:59
Are you answering my question, or are you just posting random information ?

So, the best platform next to Steam, is Steam.

Are you serious ?


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#3
May 17, 2020 at 12:17:34
epicgames.com maybe..

Looks like GTA5 is free at epic games for the next 3 days btw.


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#4
May 17, 2020 at 13:09:26
According to Wiki From the Steam entry:

"As Steam has grown in popularity, many other competing services have been surfacing trying to emulate their success. The most notable major competitors are Electronic Arts' (EA) Origin service, Ubisoft's Uplay, Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net, and CD Projekt's GOG.com."

Which one is #2? Your guess is as good as mine.

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#5
May 18, 2020 at 02:05:43
RE #2

i just give you a list of popular ones, yes steam is also in the list.
is it number 1, is it number 2 i dont know.

anyways GL with ur 2070S

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#6
May 30, 2020 at 11:59:30
> epicgames.com maybe..

> Looks like GTA5 is free at epic games for the next 3 days btw.

I downloaded it, but the Epic launcher still doesn't want to launch. I was expecting something to go wrong, you can't just get a free game without any effort.

But, Epic games, is one of the sites where you can only get games from 1 vendor. Like Origin, Uplay and some more.

How can they compete against Steam ? There's no way


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#7
May 30, 2020 at 12:02:52
"As Steam has grown in popularity, many other competing services have been surfacing
trying to emulate their success. The most notable major competitors are Electronic Arts'
(EA) Origin service, Ubisoft's Uplay, Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net, and CD Projekt's
GOG.com."

Origin, Uplay have only their games, their content is 3% of that of Steam.
And Blizzard, they have just one game they offer. I think they call it a game server, not a game selling platform.

GOG actually is the best answer until now ... But it lacks modern games, as it is a platform for older games.

> Which one is #2? Your guess is as good as mine.

I'm asking you. If I would know, why would I post ?


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#8
May 30, 2020 at 12:06:28
> i just give you a list of popular ones, yes steam is also in the list.
> is it number 1, is it number 2 i dont know.

That is extremely interesting. So, you confirm you understand the question in the opening post ?

> anyways GL with ur 2070S

No clue what you're on.


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#9
June 7, 2020 at 08:38:50
I'll summarize what info I did found, through my own experience, not really based on the few info given in this thread.

There's lots of platforms that offer Steam keys. That means that you can buy software somewhere else, then "register" and download the software from Steam. It's basically just Steam, only that you bought the key somewhere else.

So, for real competition, it's a requirement that you can download from the platform itself. There's a couple that do that, but they are restricted to the creator. Some of these platforms offer these games exclusively on that platform. So, if you really need such a game, you must go to EA's Origin, or Rockstar's Social Club, or Ubisoft's Uplay.

So these rule out being a game platform, as they just offer only the games they would sell initially anyway. They're basically a selling platform for only their games, which is not what a game platform is.

What is, is GOG (Good Old Games), ... but, they have only old titles. That is on purpose. They're cheap, they're good, and you have an easy download tool. But because of this limit for older games only, it can't be any competition.

What's still left, is Epic's Game Store, which may be just what is needed, as it seem to have a wider catalog of newer games. But I haven't tested that really.


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#10
June 7, 2020 at 08:41:16
Answer 2 is still too vague for an answer, but if you mark it as such, it says a lot about the quality level.

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