Origin is coming to Mac, Android, Facebook and Smart TVs

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EA announced today at its Gamescom press conference that its digital distribution sytem Origin will be coming to Mac, Facebook, Android and Smart TVs.
The service will add new features such as support for free-to-play games, exclusive digital content, live videos and a new dashboard. No launch date has been announced for these platforms.

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v0rt3x2106d ago (Edited 2106d ago )

Gawd - please stop supporting origin.

Yes - competition is good but you're under the false impression that Origin fairly competes. It doesn't.

EA is slowly pulling their games from all other digital distribution services and are pushing their own platform.

This isn't competition - its out right forcing (!) consumers to spin a certain way.

Believe what you will - but this is not a good thing and whoever uses origin is directly or indirectly supporting this behavior.

If I can go without purchasing Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield - simply to vote with my wallet - so can you...

SolidSystem2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

so is it ok for valve? or should we all be using someone like impulse?

not that I disagree with you, EA obviously has ways to promote themselves here. but if its bad for EA, its bad for even the guys we have grown to love.

beerkeg2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

Valve actually drop their prices and support their games.

EDIT:I guess you missed the support their games aspect. Crysis 2 still has many problems so far after launch, and they will not fix them. If you complain about them, if you make a big fuss, the only problem going away will be you.

Whereas Valve have consistently ensured that their games are supported many years after release.

As far as competing, I've already said it. Valve are prepared to sell their games for a much cheaper price after launch, EA don't like that idea too much.

And apart from that, how many independent games do EA sell on origin?

SolidSystem2105d ago

Valve dropping prices has nothing to do with this argument.

If one can say EA isnt competing because their games are not on other services (not true, Crysis2 maximum just got added to steam) then the same argument can be made of Valve.

beerkeg2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

Let's look at how many games EA have compared to Valve. Valve make and sell there own games. How many developers do EA own?

SolidSystem2105d ago

Number of games the parent company produces is not a relevant point when looking at if their services are competitive.

EA's PC games can be bought through many channels, their competitors. that means EA's Origin is fighting for your dollar against its competition even for its own game. They are competing against Valve for you to buy Crysis 2 on their platform than on Valves. that's competition.

Valve does not that I am aware of.

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Ducky2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

Whoever has bought any game that uses steamworks is also supporting that behaviour.

EA is still better in that regards as Valve doesn't let any digital retailer sell digital versions of their games, while you can buy EA's games from GameFly (formerly D2D), GMG, GG, etc, even if they use origin.

Only major digital retailer that did have EA's games pulled was Steam, and that was because of Valve's own strict policies regarding DLC. Now that BF3 has a premium edition, Valve might allow it on Steam, just like Crysis2.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

"EA is slowly pulling their games from all other digital distribution services and are pushing their own platform. "

I am buy Counter Strike:GO on origin! /s

You do realize they have the right to do this and is why pc is EA second biggest money maker behind 360.

Why should they bring all there games to steam if people are still buying them?

solar2105d ago

Sweet. More places i wont buy from Origin :P