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Great, now I have to use two applications to manage my library of games.
And GFWL and Rockstar Club, and This and that.
One is more than enough.
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i can say this for a fact, people who love steam have never dealt with its customer service. I have, and they suck, and dont help, even though i have a game that is unplayable on my computer.

EA customer service helps out, and gives away free games.
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Let's say for an example EA requires you to use Origin to play Mass Effect 3. If that were the case I would not buy Mass Effect 3. This is coming from a huge Mass Effect fan.

I simply do not trust EA enough to give them full control of a product I own. Seeing as EA is right behind Activision as the worst game publisher in the market I am sure there are many others just like me who would do the same. Even if I wasn't boycotting Activision I would still not have bought Starcraft 2 because they exert total control over your copy.

That said I hope EA does not get a big head and try to do this. I would be missing out on the closing chapter of a great series if they do.
Can you give one valid reason why you think Steam is better than EA? Not that I disagree with you, I'd just be interested in knowing if you can even give one reason.
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As long as I can still buy my games on Steam idc, EA can do w.e they want.
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Ew. No thanks. I'll stick to steam.
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i can say this for a fact, people who love steam have never dealt with its customer service. I have, and they suck, and dont help, even though i have a game that is unplayable on my computer.

EA customer service helps out, and gives away free games.
Finally someone who actually won't deal with crap service.
Steam fanboys are annoying since they don't accept the faults in their bellowed service, kinda like Apple tards.

Though if you in fact do have a trouble free steam it's a blessing.
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It took me forever to jump on the Steam ship, why the hell would I use this thing?
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Steam has the advantages of being already established and very popular, and having a wide array of games. The deals and being able to trade and sell games online without having to deal with a physical copy is a big plus. Knowing EA, they're not going to succeed because Steam is already established. The only way they'll draw customers is if they make certain games exclusive to their software, which will kill their sales. While I applaud competition, EA taking on Steam is about as successful as David against Goliath, without David's intellectual advantage.
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Can you give one valid reason why you think Steam is better than EA? Not that I disagree with you, I'd just be interested in knowing if you can even give one reason.
  1. Massive library of games
  2. Everyone I know already uses it
  3. I already have tons of games integrated into it
  4. Steam provides massive sales. I don't expect to see 80% off on Origin

Basically, Steam is already here, already has a massive marketshare, and is far more likely to give positive incentive (sales) to stay. EA I expect will get most of it's market share though it's own exclusives.

To put your question back in the other direction, how is Origin going to be better than Steam? Steam can have feature parity and be superior due to sheer market share. Origin has to be better to cause a shift.
    
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Time to download Origin to play my free EA games.
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