EA: Origin compares to XBL, PSN, Steam

EA wants the evolved Origin EA Store to eventually be a platform like Xbox Live or PlayStation Network or Steam.

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ABizzel12653d ago

I just got done praising EA at E3, but this is a stupid decision. I can understand the business of it, but EA doesn't have a networks worth of content unless you count the infinite sports games. I don't see this doing well, unless it's integrated into XBLA, PSN, or Steam.

Beahmscream2653d ago

Steam will destroy this garbage.

outwar60102653d ago

how do you patch stuff on steam?

KeiserSosay47882653d ago

Steam, as far as I know, patches automatically...i've never seen otherwise

outwar60102653d ago

im having problems with far cry 2(game screen seems to be zoomed in or the size is bigger than my monitor) and red faction guerilla keeps flickering every time i start it up i bought these games like 3 weeks ago and should have got the latest version but dont know what version was downloaded

ps i have the latest drivers for my gfx card and play other games perfectly

solar2653d ago

and remember with Orgin you only keep ur downloaded games for two years. after that you have to pay a fee per game to extend the time period you "own" the game.

screw EA on this one.

evrfighter12653d ago

wtf they actually kept that rule in place?


Ricotello had the momentum of a herd of elephants running full bore through the room and in the last week it's all coming to a screeching halt.

If there were an awards ceremony every year for worst business decisions this along with the physical warfare pre-order content fiasco would be a top contender.

VampiricDragon2653d ago

they are already taking there games off of steam. Crysis 2 was just the start

EvilDonkey2653d ago

Yeah and I am pretty sure we wont see Battlefield 3 on steam this year.

But no way in hell am I going to buy direct from EA.

VampiricDragon2653d ago

this makes physical media more important than ever. I dont want to be under EA's greedy thumbs

news4geeks2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

Wait, I didn't even realise that. Just checked there and no crysis2 on steam. That's lame EA. Lame and even detrimental to their sales.

edit: I really hope Mass Effect 3 will release on steam. I want to have the trilogy all together in my chosen DD service. Anyone know anything on this?

EvilDonkey2653d ago

I think you will see it on D2D, but not steam.

user8586212653d ago

its just a rebranded EA Downloader.... nothing more nothing less

NYC_Gamer2653d ago

i'm not going to buy anything from this service

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