Steam's Google description now proudly proclaims 'Fuck Epic Games Store'

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 1:19 PM
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Oops, it seems like someone’s not too pleased with the Epic Games Store.

Currently, if you search for ‘Steam store’ through Google, the store description simply says “FUCK EPIC GAMES STORE”, along with what looks to be a badly aligned ASCII middle-finger.

Either there’s a rogue employee at Valve who’s finally had enough of Tim Sweeney and company at Epic Games, or perhaps some nefarious sort has managed to hack it themselves. Whatever the case, it’s good for a laugh. 

Normally, all of this information is pulled in by Google's bots from site code, extracting the specific metadata to provide the link descriptor. Somehow, this message has originated from Valve's official Steam site, that much is certain.

It looks as if the message originated from here, a review for Metro Exodus on Steam. Quite how this ended up on Steam's Google description is a matter of some mystery though.

What do you reckon's behind this rogue attack at Epic's character? Is it a sentiment you can get behind? Let us know!

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20:39 Feb-21-2020

The fact that Steam ever even says anything at all about Epic just proves the point that Steam considers them to be a threat. Which is good. Steam SHOULD feel threatened. Having virtually no competition is extremely good for them, but extremely bad for both publishers and consumers. Epic isn't perfect, that much is clear, but they are improving and their underlying principle is admirable. And the pricing differences are fairly obvious.....

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20:48 Feb-21-2020

I'm Canadian, so my prices are CAD (1$ CAD = 0.76¢ USD). Arkham Knight on Steam = 30$, on Epic = 20$. Metro Exodus on Steam = 50$, on Epic = 40$. Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam = 80$, on Epic = 60$ (on sale right now 48$). Assassin's Creed Odyssen and Origins on Steam, both are 80$, on Epic they are 60$.


That's not even mentioning that some extremely good games aren't even ON Steam yet. Borderlands 3, Control, the Outer Worlds, Detroit Become Human just to name a few.

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20:49 Feb-20-2020

Hey look, even A.I. bots have a sense of humor

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10:53 Feb-20-2020

That was real mature.

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19:38 Feb-20-2020

Maturity doesn't matter. It's just a prank bro.

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19:41 Feb-20-2020

Maturity is not fun, thus maturity is bad. :P

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21:12 Feb-19-2020

lol this is great.


It's been fixed though.

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20:42 Feb-19-2020

They would have posted that some time ago, but Epic had exclusivity.

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18:50 Feb-19-2020

Nothing wrong with some friendly competitive banter among game stores, adds a bit of personality.

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18:09 Feb-19-2020

I only like epic games store because of the free games, kingdom come and ac syndicate for free, just like steam a few years ago

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18:52 Feb-19-2020

Well they have been making a proper effort imho. It's not perfect, but they try to be likeable. EA, to name but one have a contest going on doing exactly the opposite, how much can we piss off our customers, that's their thing.

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18:00 Feb-19-2020

Incoming lawsuit!


Now I know this is Google's fault but Epic will likely just use this to leverage a defamation lawsuit against Valve.


This wouldn't be the first time Google has caused something bad to happen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzwrAi7mFWk

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18:00 Feb-19-2020

I hope I am wrong though.

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22:38 Feb-20-2020

It has no legal grounds for any defamation suit. It's a simple, rater immature statement, nothing more. A defamation is knowingly speaking wrong of someone else in order to hurt them, basically lying on a bigger level. Telling someone to F*ck themselves is not that.

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02:15 Feb-21-2020

Maybe but it wouldn't surprise me. I mean I have seen and heard crazy stuff in my lifetime.


But yeah, you're probably right.

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15:36 Feb-19-2020

Shows the normal description for me, trying from germany.

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15:46 Feb-19-2020

Yeah, seems like it's been fixed now, sad times

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14:38 Feb-19-2020

It's either an inside job or someone hacked them. Either way it's funny. XD

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14:54 Feb-19-2020

Also bring back physical DRM-less PC games! No ifs and buts.

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