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post #111 of 133
Long live Steam!
Competition is always good.
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post #112 of 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
To be honest, if EA wants to save face they'd better not have any Origin exclusives and leave the choice up to the people as to which service they want to use.
Edit: I disagree actually. I read that wrong at first.

I'm actually fine with changing services between games. As long as I don't have to run them all at the same time. For example, its better than running Steam and GFWL at the same time with two overlays running. I've always had issue with that. Steam has become a DD monopoly because of their popularity with pc gaming, all the while publishers were willing to offer their games for sale on that platform because of its popularity. Now they want to branch off and start their own PC services. All I have to say is if they want to start a PC service, they ought to be producing PC games for it and not "console in mind" limited BS. It's got to be worth it. Otherwise people will just keep wanting to buy ports off of steam.
Edited by Drobomb - 6/17/11 at 1:06am
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Steam is the WoW of digital distributors (and no I'm not saying that as a bad thing.) With 30+ million active accounts on Steam, no other DD platform is going to compete, ever.

The WoW comparison is pretty valid. While there are many people that hate WoW, millions still play it, and no MMO has come close to toppling it. Many hate Steam (quite a few on OCN), but 30+ million active accounts means it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
 
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Ah well competition is good. I see some great Steam sales in our future ^_^
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Quote:
Originally Posted by esco View Post
EA has worked on improving their rep past couple of years.
I have been games since sega master, i have known about EA in the past and now, trust me, they are way worse now. Game wise anyway. Their games has been crap for years and years now. EA sports isn't no difference.
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post #116 of 133
Yeah...No.

I'm unhappy enough about Steam being owned by a company that makes games and not a third party, too much chance of "Lets just sell our own games ultra cheap to sell more of them" or similar. (While good for the consumer, crap for business in the long run)


And quite honestly, in PC gaming at the moment...Apart from a handful of games, the indie market is where its at.
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Steam beat them to it. If BF3 is ONLY on Origin, fine, but it will be the only game I have from them; the other 100 will be on Steam. Basically, I see Origin trying to copy every other digital distribution service and claim they thought of it first.
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Mmhh. Competition is a VERY VERY VERY good thing. But I do prefer Steam ( one reason : I do not want to have another program and I already use steam )

I think Valve will crush EA, with a lot of blood and guts. It's going to be violent. Well maybe I'm wrong.
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I like Origin a lot, maybe better than Steam. Definitely no reason to not run them both and buy from whichever is cheapest imo.
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Ambitious, but rubbish!
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