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#121711 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5114 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 28 April 2021 - 04:08 PM

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#121712 elessar123  

Posted 28 April 2021 - 06:54 PM

Wow, it's actually really well rated for a freebie.



#121713 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26633 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 02:00 PM

Microsoft is dropping their own cut down to 12% on PC games only, which are sold on their Windows Store:

https://www.theverge...ames-12-percent

 

Info:

  • On the dev/pub and store-owner split for PC games only on Microsoft's Digital Store...
  • ...The cut will now be 12% for Microsoft and 88% for the dev/publisher split.
  • This is exactly the same cut that Epic takes on their Epic Game Store.
  • Valve still normally takes 30% on Steam, while the dev/publisher split is 70%.


#121714 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6043 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 29 April 2021 - 02:12 PM

Microsoft is cutting their cut to 12% on PC games only that are sold on their Windows Store:
https://www.theverge...ames-12-percent

Ehh, that's pretty much their stuff a P2W mobile ports.

#121715 Daytonabot   Hornet CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Daytonabot

Posted 29 April 2021 - 02:51 PM

Since the Windows 10 store is feature comparable to EGS (read: barren), hopefully this deepens Epic’s losses while still not impacting Steam or GOG.

#121716 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11421 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:21 PM

Microsoft is dropping their own cut down to 12% on PC games only, which are sold on their Windows Store:

https://www.theverge...ames-12-percent

Verge headline:

Microsoft shakes up PC gaming by...

lol... no.



#121717 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3831 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:32 PM

 

Microsoft is dropping their own cut down to 12% on PC games only, which are sold on their Windows Store:

https://www.theverge...ames-12-percent

 

Info:

  • On the dev/pub and store-owner split for PC games only on Microsoft's Digital Store...
  • ...The cut will now be 12% for Microsoft and 88% for the dev/publisher split.
  • This is exactly the same cut that Epic takes on their Epic Game Store.
  • Valve still normally takes 30% on Steam, while the dev/publisher split is 70%.

 

When I heard that Microsoft sold PC games....

 

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#121718 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26633 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:38 PM

Epic Game Store:

 

Free Games Page.

 

Free This Week:

  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
    -> Extra Epic Champions of Renown add-on is free for installing & logging in from 4/29 to 5/6 on the EGS Platform

Next Week:

  • Pine


#121719 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11421 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:45 PM

Idle Champions is a free to play game.  The Epic "free game" is actually the booster pack add-on thing.  Getting into Yogscast territory here.



#121720 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26633 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:54 PM

Star Wars Games Sales:



#121721 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 29 April 2021 - 05:16 PM

April the 29th be with you.



#121722 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5114 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 29 April 2021 - 05:45 PM

April the 29th be with you.

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#121723 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:23 PM

Bought a new monitor from Amazon.

 

When it arrived, the box had clearly been shoddily re-taped closed. Opened it up and noticed a roughly folded together piece of printer paper, page 2/2 with the first page torn off. It was an Amazon return authorization slip from a month ago. Set up the monitor and plugged it in, power supply started chirping, and the monitor wouldn't turn on.

 

I'm 100% certain I was sold a monitor as new that someone else had already returned to Amazon as defective.

 

From what I can tell, "Amazon.com Services LLC" is indeed Amazon themselves and not some shady third-party impersonating Amazon. I would guess this most likely means they sourced it from some shady third-party who bought up returns and then sold them back to Amazon as new.

 

I've definitely heard of Amazon, even Amazon themselves not third-party sellers on Amazon, selling knockoff counterfeit and return items as new before. Anyone ever pursue this kind of incident with any luck?



#121724 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:56 PM

Never been through that myself. But given the circumstances and the fact that you have evidence, I see no reason why they wouldn't either (a) give you a full refund and cover all return shipping costs, even if the monitor wasn't listed as having "Free Returns", or (b) replace it immediately with another unit. Either way I'd probably insist they expedite shipment of a new one for your troubles.



#121725 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6314 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:23 PM

Huh that sounds more like something that could happen with awd than regular amazon.

#121726 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:52 PM

Never been through that myself. But given the circumstances and the fact that you have evidence, I see no reason why they wouldn't either (a) give you a full refund and cover all return shipping costs, even if the monitor wasn't listed as having "Free Returns", or (b) replace it immediately with another unit. Either way I'd probably insist they expedite shipment of a new one for your troubles.

Like I said, it was the official first-party Amazon, with the usual return policy and everything (and I am a Prime member as well), so there shouldn't be any problem returning it. 

 

Except of course that I'll need to sit around waiting for UPS to come pick it up tomorrow. The display port cable I ordered with it I can drop off at my neighborhood Whole Foods but I guess the monitor is too big for them to accept it there. And for some reason they won't let UPS pick it up in the same trip with the monitor, without charging me extra, so lucky me I get to make another trip!

 

After reporting the fraud all they've told me is "the item may be unavailable for purchase for a while", probably just the stock message because their usual procedure for this is to lock the seller's posting and investigate, but in this case the seller is first-party Amazon so not sure how much "investigating" will take place. Maybe they'll give a strike to whatever wholesaler Amazon sourced the item from. Like I said, I don't have reason to assume that Amazon knew they were sending me a return-item, it could just as easily be they sourced it from someone who fraudulently represented to Amazon that it was new stock, and Amazon doesn't bother doing any decent quality control on where they source these items from.

 

The item itself went out of stock a couple days after I ordered it, so I think I'm SOL getting a replacement. 



#121727 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9255 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:57 PM

I don't know how accurate it is, but I've read that Amazon will sometimes use stock from third party sellers utilizing Fullfilled By Amazon to ship out items sold as "Sold by Amazon" if it'll speed up shipping, as long as it (should) match condition.  Could be what happened.



#121728 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1333 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 29 April 2021 - 08:04 PM

... but in this case the seller is first-party Amazon so not sure how much "investigating" will take place.

"We've investigated ourselves and cleared ourselves of any wrongdoing."



#121729 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9617 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2021 - 09:08 PM

Bought a new monitor from Amazon.

 

When it arrived, the box had clearly been shoddily re-taped closed. Opened it up and noticed a roughly folded together piece of printer paper, page 2/2 with the first page torn off. It was an Amazon return authorization slip from a month ago. Set up the monitor and plugged it in, power supply started chirping, and the monitor wouldn't turn on.

 

I'm 100% certain I was sold a monitor as new that someone else had already returned to Amazon as defective.

 

From what I can tell, "Amazon.com Services LLC" is indeed Amazon themselves and not some shady third-party impersonating Amazon. I would guess this most likely means they sourced it from some shady third-party who bought up returns and then sold them back to Amazon as new.

 

I've definitely heard of Amazon, even Amazon themselves not third-party sellers on Amazon, selling knockoff counterfeit and return items as new before. Anyone ever pursue this kind of incident with any luck?

That's the Amazon with limited liability. 



#121730 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11421 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 11:04 PM

Sucks that the return is a hassle.  I was thinking "That blows but at least you can dump it at Kohls and get your money back right away" but sounds as though they found a way to make the return a pain in the ass as well.



#121731 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1438 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:22 AM

 

Epic Game Store:

 

Free Games Page.

 

Free This Week:

  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
    -> Extra Epic Champions of Renown add-on is free for installing & logging in from 4/29 to 5/6 on the EGS Platform

 

is this the first freebie where you have to install the game to get whatever? if so, something something jump the shark



#121732 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 12:19 PM

Sucks that the return is a hassle.  I was thinking "That blows but at least you can dump it at Kohls and get your money back right away" but sounds as though they found a way to make the return a pain in the ass as well.

That's the thing about Amazon. Everything about the experience is so superior, from the returns to being able to track the Amazon delivery truck like an Uber on its way to you. Except for the products themselves: they're chock-full with counterfeit and shady vendors, and if you console yourself "well I'll just buy only Sold by Amazon" you're only fooling yourself.



#121733 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 12:22 PM

is this the first freebie where you have to install the game to get whatever? if so, something something jump the shark

Judging from the furry garbage they have scheduled for next week, yeah looks like Epic might have finally run out of money for these giveaways.



#121734 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9255 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:38 PM

Free gog +1.

Banner on front page

https://www.gog.com/

for

https://www.gog.com/...tonight_we_riot



#121735 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5576 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 03:50 PM

Free gog +1.
Banner on front page
https://www.gog.com/
for
https://www.gog.com/...tonight_we_riot


In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people [...]


Sounds in keeping with GOG’s new pro-China policies.

#121736 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3319 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:29 PM

Free gog +1.

Banner on front page

https://www.gog.com/

for

https://www.gog.com/...tonight_we_riot

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#121737 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9255 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 05:13 PM

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Thanks for the reminder to check poopees today... no new bundles!



#121738 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9617 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:04 PM

Secretlab's First Gaming Desk has RGB Lights, Cable Management, and a Full-Surface Mouse Pad

 

https://www.gamespot...cid=60184427028

 

Secretlab MAGNUS Metal Desk



#121739 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10549 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

I kind of like it in a way though I don't care much for RGB. Not bad.



#121740 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15253 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 05:35 AM

The desk looks nice, but it not being height-adjustable means I won't be getting it. Feels so good to stand up every once in a while. All these Twitch streamers who sit on their asses for literally their entire day will have a hard time with cardiovascular disease as they get older.