EA announced today that Origin, EA's direct-to-consumer gaming platform, will soon offer some of the top PC game titles from publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ,THQ and Capcom.
It's really a shame this leech wants to eat from the same plate as valve/steam....
No matter how you slice it, ea is trying to ride the hard work valve put into digital distribution. It's like how china blatantly rips off anything that makes a buck. Anything other than battlefield is still going to be bought on steam. Valve had to earn their fanboys you know. A lot of them saved a small fortune buying up a vast library of games. Ea will offer the same sales but that's only temporarily. They won't hesitate to try and nickel and dime you for all your worth
Origin isn't bad and with the recent 60% off, I am starting to like Origins. And if Origins is going to provide competitor titles. This could really open up PC gaming and make it better for all of us.
See, I knew this would happen. Steam is always gonna be the best for deals, though.
How is this going to work? Saints Row The Third requires Steam to play.
if you buy SR from Origin it will require Origin simple
But if you buy it from a store it will still require steam. Same as if you purchased it at Direct2Drive, Gamersgate or other digital retailers.
oh and btw, origin is so lame and annoying that only 60 percent of the time am i able to launch bf3 correctly. Origin + Battlelog = EPIC FAILURE Game + Steamworks = EPIC WIN oh and lets not forget those rare down syndrome ppl that think GFWL is better than both origin and steamworks.
We knew this was coming. But whats great is that i dont have to buy from Origin.
@ muslimgamer You DO realize that steam lets me get refunds, you do realize i can pre load, you do realize i can pre order even when i have 0.00 dollars in my bank account and still guarantee a copy of the game, unlike origin that denies you. You do realize origin is broken and even if they started making games first they haven't cared for pc in years and now they think they can lure us back with this cheap updated version of their download manager. You DO realize that steam/valve actually does care for their customers? you DO realize that steam doesn't delete my games after 24 months of inactivity and that it is not some type of spyware. Being older doesn't make you wiser. EA have failed pc and now because consoles are getting old and becoming shit is the only reason they are doing this. You DO realize that when next gen hits, they will forget about PC once again. Guess who wont? VALVE. Sorry son. Better luck next time defending a POS service like origin.
You do realise that refunds are not a right but that they may or may not be given? Could you please show me where Steam says they will refund you? You do realise that pre ordering a digital copy of a game is the most absurd thing ever? You do realise that if you dont pre order you still get the game? Im not sure how old you are but if you were around when Steam launched you would know that the exact complaints that are being said about Steam are being said about Origin today? You see fanboys dont read peoples comments, they just..."fan boy " stuff. If you actually read my comments you would see that i actually despise both Steam and Origin, i don't defend either because both are platforms that lock in my games and i am at the mercy of them when ever there is a problem, its why i buy my games on disc. That way the game is mine and no one can ever take it away from me. Some people are happy to give up freedom for convenience, which is fine by me, each to their own. Steam doesn't even have a live chat option or a phone number? What I am saying is that both are bad. Not one is better than the other. You seem to think Gaben is going to cook you dinner too. Gaben is a great guy, props to him for being a better CEO than every other developer CEO out there. But you are completely ignoring the fact that Steam is no different in "essence" than Origin. they are both DRM platforms. In 2 years time Origin will have the same features as Steam, they will be the same thing. Let me ask you this, if PC stopped making Valve money, would they continue to make games for it or would they move to what ever is making them money? They make games for PC's because thats what they do, not because they love you.. If mobile is the next big money make, Valve will start making mobile games too. EA are just the biggest so they make all types of games on all platforms. Let me repeat again, I dont like origin and i dont like steam, I hate both equally. but Origin isn't going anywhere, i know that for sure, so in the end its better that steam has competition, competition means better products for gamers. Why gamers are so against it i don't understand. You can continue not buying from Origin, but trust me, competition is good!
You mad? If you dont like It then don't use it. I use Origin, Steam, and GoG and whoever has the best offer gets my money. It's funny how mad people get over nothing.
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