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Epic Store Opens

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Epic Games has announced the launch of its storefront, appropriately named the "Epic Store". All manner of merchandise is available for purchase as long as you aren't looking for anything that starts with "Un" and ends with "real".

    Editorializing here for a moment, I find that to be quite shocking. I mean, even Jazz Jackrabbit gets a spot. No mention of the Unreal/Tournament games for sale on Steam - nada. In the press release there is a mention that the store will continually grow and new stuff will be added, but color me Blue (not red!) if our beloved franchise doesn't get some love.

    Edit: I found a rather demure-looking "Ultrakill" T-Shirt. Okay, okay so that's a start. I'm still surprised, with the rich history and artwork readily available, that the series isn't featured more proudly.
     
  2. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Really shame, but somewhat expected.
    Looks like one U-logo t-shirt has accidentally lost there.
     
  3. Neon_Knight

    Neon_Knight New Member

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    Considering all the pieces of flak Epic received with every Unreal released so far (except, perhaps, the first Tournament and the first Unreal) I'm not surprised.
     
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  4. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Where's a new Jazz game

    First Unreal received heavy flak for the poor network. Epic Flameboards.
     
  5. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    All of a sudden my Infinity Blade / Unreal Engine / UDK shirts feel less valuable.

    More seriously though, there's not a lot on there yet - you can get more Gears merch through the MS Games shirt store :/
     
  6. Neon_Knight

    Neon_Knight New Member

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    I have a feeling that both the official boards and getting too involved with the forumgoers' complaints were the worst things Epic had done.
     
  7. XenonG

    XenonG Guest

    Wow, they have a Waggleton RIP t-shirt!
     
  8. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Isn't this a bit late?

    Steam has had some of their titles for quite a while anyway and Epic has nothing new to sell. Unreal titles may have received flak but they were a major revenue stream for Epic and have been available on-line for years now.

    Why bother unless they want a dedicated store front for some type of DLC expansions?

    This, happening now, smacks of some type of financial or market desperation to catch up.

    Epic really seem to have been without direction for quite some time now........
     
  9. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    Shipping charges are insane. $32 to get something to the other side of the pond (for 1 T-Shirt).
     
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  10. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    That's a total rip-off. :tdown:
     
  11. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    It's the same as the Valve store.

    Unfortunately.
     
  12. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    To me it looks distinctly like a preliminary deployment to work out the kinks of a new system(given the way Epic does their Beta testing), either for digital distro or a cash shop system. Perhaps for that mmo they hinted at several years back... WOG/WOU/WOJJ anyone?

    Edit:The ALT= for the Unreal Engine button is Unreal Tournament. But yeah. :/ 1 T-shirt wooo.
     
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  13. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Ya, one year I'd put some Portal/HL2 stuff on my xmas list. Valve wanted like $15 in shipping for a few stickers that would have fit in an envelope
     
  14. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Postage was $12 to the UK, so that makes almost no sense.
     
  15. Flak

    Flak I am Gamer, hear me Pwn. RAWR

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    If people buy them I'm sure they'll make more. :)
     
  16. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    What amazes me isn't the lack of Unreal related goodness, it's the fact that people actually buy this crap.
     
  17. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  18. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    We also want "BOOM!" and "MEDIC!!" tees. Well, I want them.

    Edit:/ And lest we forget, I want one of those kickass "Gorgeous Gorge" t-shirts from the UT2003 intro.
     
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  19. ambershee

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    OMG :eek:
     
  20. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    Ah, there's a $12.13 option now. When I checked there was only priority mail, not first class mail. The difference between priority and first class USPS is insane $20 for an estimated shipping difference of 1 week (at least for most of Europe).
    Adding a second items add $4 shipping.

    Anyway, it's more affordable now.
     

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