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would be nice if this affects game prices or opens doors for even more competitive exclusive deals, but an EA store...ill keep Steam thanks.

although exclusive and WORTHY deals will definitely warrant the use of both for me.
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How do they expect to compete with Steam when all they're offering is their own games?
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Already failed.
8 years after is a bit late to the game.
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As a consumer, I want all my games on one service. It's alot easier to manage for me. Personally I'm too invested in Steam at this point, I can't see myself buying games from any other service, unless there's a really good incentive. I'm trying to ween myself off retail games so I have all my games in one easy-to-manage location.
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Hope...

A. It's better than the original download manager.
B. Stuff I've previously purchased can be downloaded through it.
I would add...

C. No expiration dates for re-downloads, like EADM had. Buy it in 2011, re-download it in 2022.
D. Any DRM "features" of the platform tie a game to an account, not to a specific PC. Buy once, play anywhere.
E. Games published by EA have other DRM removed (Securom, TAGES, etc), and other publishers are encouraged to strip 3rd-party DRM as well. Make this unnecessary on Origin, and you'll create a lot of smiles.
F. Any platform named "Origin" should contain all of the Ultima games for free download.

I think there's certainly room in the market for another Steam competitor. But "almost as good as..." and "just as good as..." won't win market share. If EA is serious, they'll work to create a better all-around experience than Steam, and that will benefit gamers everywhere.
    
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I will never use this. After they disallowed redownloads of ALL purchases on their old online store after 3 months, I will never use EA's online services again. It's Steam or nothing.
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No thanks. Ill stick with Steam!
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Ummmmm it's gonna fail.
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its EA 'nough said. its gonna fail
How do you work that one out?
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