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My girlfriend bought The Sims 3 off of steam and could never get it to start on steam, so I called EA, and let me say that EA technical support was pretty sweet (at least from my experience) They tried to troubleshoot the problem for over an hour and finally just had me download origin and gave my girlfriend a free copy of the game, where when i contacted steam about the issue I did not get an email back for 5 days.
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by BloodyRory View Post
I'd like to run Steam and Origin at the same time without any issues when playing games. I've heard people saying that people with 8 gb of ram should have no issue with that, so when Origin comes out I might buy another 4gb of dual channel ram.
Whaaa? keep in mind origin gives you the option of not running during the game. And you can get the cheap retail EA games and put the keys in origin for download.

Steam = Apple. And its fans = Apple fans.
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post #13 of 21
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I'm thinking about using both it and steam so I have access to more games. Has anyone who used it actually like it? Are there ever any sales like there are on steam?
Just buy the games on steam, you can activate them on Origin too, however it doesn't work the other way around. Games bought on Origin cannot be activated on Steam. I believe you can also activate the certain games on both services (steam 1st to be safe) if you buy a physical boxed copy.

As for the question about sales on Origin, they do have sales but not as much as Steam. Usually steam has better prices. You should try looking into sites such as Greenmangaming.com, they are a legit company that sell keys you could activate on steam, usually even at a cheaper price than steam.
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Whaaa? keep in mind origin gives you the option of not running during the game. And you can get the cheap retail EA games and put the keys in origin for download.

Steam = Apple. And its fans = Apple fans.
Steam =/= Apple. They don't charge you $100 for $50 games. Nuff said.
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Might get hanged for saying so, but I don't really mind Origin. I only have the one game on there at the moment (Crysis 2, which I found for cheap on a key site), but I haven't had any problems with the service. I like that you don't have to have Origin open to play your games. I actually just put a shortcut for Crysis 2 in my Steam library and run it that way. Hell, I don't think I've even opened Origin since I downloaded Crysis 2.
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Remember if you already have an EA account you can just use that to login to Origin.
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post #17 of 21
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I didn't know you could add cd keys to origin. Thanks.
Only some keys. BFBC2, Mass Effect 2 both worked. I'm sure if you e-mail or live-chat EA they'll add others for you.
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Origin is convenient and you don't have to run it every time you want to play an EA game. That's one of the things that it has over Steam IMO.
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Only some keys. BFBC2, Mass Effect 2 both worked. I'm sure if you e-mail or live-chat EA they'll add others for you.
For me Crysis 2, Dead Space also worked. Although Dead Space was a steam copy and I had to find the CD key in the registry, then talk to EA live support. Usually if you don't have your problem solved at first, try a different person or say you had a friend who was able to get the same problem fixed. That usually gets things right in order.
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Unfortunately it's a good program, it won't fail like everyone hopes it will, EA has too many great games that will only be available on origin to make it fail.

I like it, but I don't want to be using 5 different programs for my gaming needs
    
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