You may have heard about the ongoing saga between EA and the rest of the digital distribution services, namely Steam. However today EA has thrown down the gauntlet and made 36 games extremely cheap.
When watching Inside Gaming LIVE, Adam Kovic (the dead pixel) said he would get Battlefield 3 on PC. He obviously knows it'll be on Origin, and I respect him that he'll play the game on PC regardless on where its at. Most people would just turn down blankly the PC version of Battlefield 3 because of Origin, which I still understand, but to know that there are people out there who couldn't give a s**t and just go with things like Adam, I have a lot of respect.
You have to bear in mind EA's attitude to the gaming industry. The games on Origin may be cheap now but if they do gain control of the DDS market you can guarantee they will charge gamers like us through the nose. I hate EA as a business. I trust Valve a lot more.
Lol if EA think not having BF3 will make me buy the game from origin, they are sadly mistaken. Ill buy the CD key for 30usd instead, download it from the EA download manager.
The EA Download manager is origin now..
I agree i'll stick to Steam!
haha. I cancelled my pre-order for BF3. sadly, looks like I'm going the "free" route. I don't play FPS for very long so it's nothing to me. I have supported DICE in the past but they have EA to thank for my decision. I may buy it when it's extremely cheap, off Origin, by that is the most I will support EA. I don't care for competition against STEAM. They have done things right for a very long time now and I have no reason to turn my back on Valve just because EA wants more profits. Their greed is legendary, only 2nd to Activision.
For sure I agree with you here. Their greed knows no limit. I've been extremely disappointed with gamers the last two years when they gave EA the good guy image. I've been one of the few reminding people about EA. Origin will never be a true competitor to steam as they can only control their own title sales. I somehow doubt you'll find Activision, THQ, or Ubisoft making their titles available on Origin. Indie dev's will stay with steam. It's pointless software for an extra buck they wanna make. However I won't be cancelling my pre-order. I understand that Origin will be mandatory should I buy it retail. But I'd rather buy it retail then give EA more money than they deserve by buying digital.
i dont trust EA enough to buy any title off Origin. any EA title that isnt on Steam will be bought at retail. if EA thinks they will even come close to what Steam is, they are out of their minds.
I was planning on avoiding this service, but this is too good to pass up. I feel weak.
Don't forget you're dancing with the devil. EA will screw you over sooner or later...
Like Valve is any better. I have been patiently waiting on HL Ep3 for a long time now but the fact that not one leaked picture has hit the net is starting to piss me off. I dont want to play anymore Left 4 Dead just give me EP3 Gabe - if you dont want to give us the game at least release a comic book with the rest of the story and how it ends.
Just because Valve isnt releasing HL3 you think they are a bad company? Do you even know how much Sh** they are handling right now??? Shut your mouth and stop crying.
"Do you even know how much Sh** they are handling right now" Thats my point - they tend to put other projects in front of EP3. Did we really need another L4D game so fast? Portal 2 was great but would have wanted EP3 instead. I am a huge Half Life fan and have the right to b!tch at Valve for not releasing EP3.
if Valve goes under all games we have bought off Steam are still ours at no fee. bet EA wouldnt do that.
I'm still not convinced Origin should exist. No thanks.
sorry, but i can care less for their prices, im stickn with steam. At least steam has every game from every publisher, with better prices in the long run. I got mirros edge on steam for like 5 dollars. im not messing with origin unless im forced to, just like battlenet with blizzard... only cause im forced to have an account for starcraft 2
I know, I'm tempted, but unfortunately I only have my Mac, and I'm out of town :( I need to see if you can download them at a later date once you buy them.
I'm happy for the competition. It's also funny how many articles there are about Origin. Proof that EA has SO much control with their games. You gotta give EA props for having a selection of games that are enough for people to make articles about "origin going after steam?". Steam in return, just needs a few more services (video and in-game FPS counter) and it's essentially perfect.
Guhhh! 5 dollars?!? Bu-bu-buhhh... Dammit. I guess I'll have to see what all games they have. *If I do sell my soul, it'll have to be for more than one or two cheap games that I didn't already buy on Steam...
Just looked... With the exception of EA Create, and BF:BC2 there are no deals on anything unless it's at least 4 years old... and it's mostly add-on's for the Sims2 and other things that I really never cared about. I feel dirty for having even looked.
So basically, with the exception of BF2142, it's either games that were on Steam summer sales at a similar price or Sims expansion packs, I guess I still don't need Origin. Moreover, I didn't see a promo section, and had to go through the entire Origin PC library to find the games, not that big of a problem, but definately something that should be changed in the future.
*checks origin* Bad Company 2 - $5.00 Bad Company 2: Vietnam - $5.00 SPEC-ACT KIT - $5.50 O.o?
*checks origin after reading story ONLINE* "You are not connected. The store cannot be accessed. Please make sure you are connected to the internet and try again." Whatever then.....
Well not as they used to be, Activision have taken that crown. I have no reason to hate against EA none of the games I have played that have been made or published by EA this gen have been of poor quality. If you want to hate EA then hate them for giving us the following: Dead Space 1 & 2 Dragon Age 1 & 2 Mass Effect 2 Need for speed games Burnout games EA has not been going around hating on other companies nor have they said anything against other developers unlike Bobby Ko-Dick from Activision. Competition is good at the end of the day we the consumer/gamer benefit from this and it is nice to see EA offering us better deals. Lastly anyone heard of that Doritos game where you can win Xbox 360/Wii/PS3/PC games? Guess what it's with EA. And thanks to EA I ended up with a FREE retail copy of Portal 2 for the Xbox 360 so again thank you EA!
Can't pass this up.
The Saboteur is the only EA game that I want from origin that I don't already have on steam but it isn't on sale. Oh well
I'm fine with origin, works alright. Sure i'd like BF3 to run without it in the background, but it's alright, ain't like it's taking 1go
I dont even mind Origin for BF3. You want to know why? Origin doesn't launch BF3! Thats right guys the PC version of BF3 is launched via the Battlelog. Single player, Co-Op, and MP are all launched via battlelog and NOT Origin. So it really doesnt matter where you buy it to be honest with you.
Hm the heading should be "EA Goes All Out To Tempt US Gamers, Rest of the world can sod off". This is why EA's Origin will fail. At least Steam makes an attempt to make their sales available WORLDWIDE because the PC is a GLOBAL platform. Hell the PC's stronghold is Europe and Asia, two territories that EA is completely ignoring. All I am hearing and seeing from Origin is "we don't want your money, go away" and if that is the case I am more than happy too take my money elsewhere and use Steam a service that does cater for the rest of the planet.
If you want the game just buy it, Im sick of the fact that this generation of gamers are having to pick sides with consoles and now Stores?
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