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Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post
Nope. Steam is my secs partner and will be indefinitely. I don't want to bounce between game clients re adding friends etc etc. Took me a couple years to create a facebook account.
I hear that.
Aside from the 2 year clause and every other technicality, EA's using BF3's reception as leverage for Origin. Another premise as to why I'll never use this junk. It's wise and slick business practice but sour tasting to my mouth.
post #52 of 64
The way these services and DRM in general are, I may just end up waiting for a decade for everything I want to play to show up on GOG.com.

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Though 2 years is still a long time.
Yeah...if you are 8.

I regularly dig out games I haven't touched in 5, 10, or 15+ years and give them another go.
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Who cares? origin is just a remask of ea download manager.

I've said this a million times, I'll say it again:

You don't even need origin running to play your games

please, go try that with steam.

edit: and shame on EA for putting their game on their service. Tell me what other digital platform I can play counter strike/TF2/half life/L4D/L4D2 on again?
What about offline mode? Who cares, 50 megs of ram. If you can't afford that, don't bother installing a game.

Second off, if Valve were to go offline, I can guarentee you they would compensate us in some form, like an option to download the programs that were paid for. EA is a money greedy publisher, and in the past nothing good ever came from them in terms of compensation. If anything they've always had a deal with it and screw yourself attitude. Steam has been for the gamers, not develop them and create dlc to put out afterwards while developing the main game.

People, another point... Stop using the word fanboy. You sound like 12 year olds. People PREFER things and you're getting mad about what others like to use. Seriously, shut up. It's cool to talk about something but be less insulting when doing so.
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Don't worry guys! It's just a bug. Like when they disabled that guys games for misbehaviour on the forums.
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if this is true then i sure as hell am not using origin,
Lol cry more. It doesn't say they will. It says they can. Read the Steam Subscriber Agreement. Valve can disable your ENTIRE account at any time and for any reason.

And with origin, you don't need to have it running to play the game. It literally plays as though it was installed off the disc. No garbage of being locked down to the stupid steam application. I'm pretty sure you could even take the CD key for an origin game and use it to install the disc version.

And even if it said that they WOULD delete after two years. Solution? Log into your account before that time.
Edited by timAHH - 7/16/11 at 4:14pm
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Lol cry more. It doesn't say they will. It says they can. Read the Steam Subscriber Agreement. Valve can disable your ENTIRE account at any time and for any reason.

And with origin, you don't need to have it running to play the game. It literally plays as though it was installed off the disc. No garbage of being locked down to the stupid steam application. I'm pretty sure you could even take the CD key for an origin game and use it to install the disc version.
Correct, however Steam DOES NOT SAY AFTER 24 MONTHS OF INACTIVITY YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ****!!!!!

ORIGIN DOES!!!

We know technically in any EULA they will state that the service can be removed blah blah blah.

But the fact EA put a time period on it is another story. And how do you know they won't? Have you had an Origin account for 2+ years inactive?

Example again is my Impulse. I only have a handful of games on there and honestly I haven't had Impulse installed back on for over a year. However maybe in another year or so I'll want to check out Demigod again or whatnot. I don't want to have to worry about oh now it's been 2 years and a month I may not have my account and software any more available to me because I haven't been on.
Edited by rx7racer - 7/16/11 at 4:20pm
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And people wonder why steam has the majority of digital sales.
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But the fact EA put a time period on it is another story. And how do you know they won't? Have you had an Origin account for 2+ years inactive?
I never said they won't. I said the wording just says they CAN, not that they WILL. Even if they would just delete the games from your account (which I doubt), all one would have to do would be to LOG INTO THE ACCOUNT before two years passes.

If you don't even log into your account for two years, it's pretty safe to assume you don't use it anymore, and probably don't even remember the username and password.
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Eh. Buy games on DVD. Problem solved.
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This should be a stickY!
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