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    Old 06-15-2011, 09:07 AM
    TheXand TheXand is offline
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    EA don't exactly have a good track record compared to Valve so I think I will stick with purchasing games on Steam until Origin goes the same way as Games For Windows Live.
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    EA don't exactly have a good track record compared to Valve...
    As I recall, when Steam first appeared it was a piece of crap. Many people had problems with it, screwing them over quite nicely. Whether I like it or loathe it is irrelevant for the moment. The fact is over the last 8 years people kept flocking to it because they wanted to play the games, and Valve continued to work on it.

    If EA does something similar with Origin (i.e. it starts off rocky, but they work to improve it) where is the problem?
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    If EA does something similar with Origin (i.e. it starts off rocky, but they work to improve it) where is the problem?
    Monopoly sounds pretty bad.
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    Old 06-15-2011, 10:57 AM
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    It's a sensible approach for them, why have someone else's store page pop up every time they start up your game when they could be looking at your store page instead.

    I imagine Origin will follow in Steam/Impulse's footsteps and allow their 'exclusive' games to be sold at retail and other online retailers that don't come bundled with a store, while allowing the game to be activated with Origin for patching/extra content.

    It's interesting how people want all their games in one place. I used to think that too and I'm not quite sure what changed my mind, but now I just go for the best deal I can get. Sod brand loyalty to a store, if they start putting decent sales up then I'll buy it from Origin and if they try to force any stupid drm or pricing schemes then I'll ignore it.

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    Old 06-15-2011, 11:06 AM
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    well i got mass effect 2 on origin as i already owned dragon age 2. when i go to my games folder and start the game from there it doesn't load up origin which means, origin is a download service and you don't need it open to play games.
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    Old 06-15-2011, 11:09 AM
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    Monopoly sounds pretty bad.
    Yes, I agree.

    But it seems to me that most of the people complaining about this don't care about a monopoly, provided it's a Steam monopoly.
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    Old 06-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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    As I recall, when Steam first appeared it was a piece of crap. Many people had problems with it, screwing them over quite nicely. Whether I like it or loathe it is irrelevant for the moment. The fact is over the last 8 years people kept flocking to it because they wanted to play the games, and Valve continued to work on it.

    If EA does something similar with Origin (i.e. it starts off rocky, but they work to improve it) where is the problem?
    Well that's a major plus in Valve's favour then, since they've had all those years to iron out all of Steam's flaws and gain masses of experience. I'm not about to be signing up to a no doubt buggy and irksome Origin when EA can't even prevent their systems getting hacked.
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    Nice link to Exophase.

    Part of me thinks that given the number of replies pertaining to pirating EA games makes us deserve the DRM we get.
    Are these people fucking stupid? What do they think casual visitors to forums seeking info will presume when they get to the replies section. Way to fend off those stereotypes guys. Honestly shooting them would be too kind.
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    Nice link to Exophase.

    Part of me thinks that given the number of replies pertaining to pirating EA games makes us deserve the DRM we get.
    Are these people fucking stupid? What do they think casual visitors to forums seeking info will presume when they get to the replies section. Way to fend off those stereotypes guys. Honestly shooting them would be too kind.
    This has nothing to do with DRM. This is about exclusiveness of certain titles. It's like making a movie but only displaying it in certain brands of cinema/theatre for twice the normal price.
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    Old 06-15-2011, 12:21 PM
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    This has nothing to do with DRM.
    No, but the people saying "I'll just pirate it" instead of what they should be saying (which is "I won't buy or play the game") is to do with DRM.
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