EA: It's never been about Origin vs Steam

GamesRadar - EA has never been shy about picking fights with competitors, no matter how large – witness the ongoing shouting match between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare – but the head of the company's new download service, Origin, says that's not what's going on between his platform and Valve's Steam.

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Tachyon_Nova2662d ago

I hope Crytek ditches EA for Crysis 3, they did so little to push Crysis 2 because they are focused on their own shooters.

TheDareDevil2662d ago

True, EA barely advertised Crysis 2. Homefront got a massive amount of marketing and that's why Homefront outsold Crysis 2.

BeastlyRig2662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

To many people hate EA so much! I like EA they publish good games imo.. In fact they provide the best multi-plat games!

If it was activision they would force Dice to make BF3 lead on the 360!

I love steam but I am not a steam fanboy..

How would wishing origin to fail benefit me?

I rather Steam have competition!

Notice how everyone hated EA automatically when Crysis 2 was removed?

Then when everyone realized it was actually Valve who removed it it was forgotten? lol

It's true because all this time Valve still haven't said a word about it!

I just think EA is better than they used to be & now when they are actually taking PC market serious everyone curses them! Smart..

Even Kotick said they wouldn't make PC lead because it's the smaller crowd..

I like EA direction more than before between star wars, BF3 & other PC game they said they have coming they are doing a whole lot better than M$'s push for pc gaming..

nightmarex1212662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

Yeah true, the beauty of ea is they actually let the developers keep their ip so they can do w/e they want with it and not many company do that.
Thats why they have such big companies under their belt like crytek, epic, insomniac, bioware, ect..

Awesome-Xanto2662d ago

"unfortunately, if we’re not allowed to manage this experience directly and establish a relationship with you, it disrupts our ability to provide the support you expect and deserve."

Since when has EA ever cared about customer service, one call to there CS department will tell you that. I will never forgive them for screwing up one of my favorite franchises. All you get from EA is BS, there just money hungry...

nightmarex1212662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

Dude valve is even worst their customer service they aren't even live chat, you have to wait for 2week to a month to even hear from them.

Also the reason valve know how to price shit is b/c they tested it before they experience with it already, remember how l4d2 was 60 buck on steam and no body was buying it but when they drop to like 40 bucks it went up by 5000%.

Ducky2662d ago

I had issues with my steam version of BadCompany2, so I called up EA's support chat and they were quite helpful.
Cleared up my problem and gave me a few veteran levels as well. =)

ViserysTargaryen2662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

He does have a point and it's a very common complaint against Steam. What some publishers and in some cases fans have been saying is that Steam is the real bully here. When you buy a game from Steam you can not separate their gaming portal from the e-tailer storefront. They basically shove their business model down throat of the devs and gamer. When the purchase is made it's their way or the highway and you are forever tied to Steam's gaming portal and the services they provide. There is no way to opp out from Steam.

Even then, this would be ok if they're just an e-tailer like Amazon. But they're not, they're a direct competitor in the gaming market and it rub some of the publishers and developers the wrong way. Picture how odd it would be if you have to buy Android apps from iTunes just because that's the largest mobile portal there is. The conflict of interest here is pretty clear.

Having said all that this Steam juggernaut is a monster of EA's, Gearbox, and Activision's own creation for leaving PC gaming to rot while they went off chasing easy console dollars. Good luck trying to win back the digital space you abandoned now. You spend years making this shit sandwich and now it's time to take a bite.

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