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See I am willing to try origin, but it just makes me sad that it can't all be in one place that I can just install my own app to download everything I own on a fresh build or something.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek;14488598 
It's not the same kind of competition though. For example, if BF3 or C2 is only available on Origin, how does Steam compete? Simply put, they don't.

Don't get me wrong, I have installed Origin and have about 6 games or so installed through it, but I think you might get my point.

Hmm.. Thinking it like that, which I did kinda forget. Thats actually a tough one...

I mean Valve makes games as well and own STEAM.. EA makes games and own Origin.

So...Hmm..i guess that leaves every other dev of course to steam still.

Only way I guess then for a fair compete is then, since I kinda thought more about it, EA would either have to allow more devs to their service as well or they allow their games back on STEAM and then compete. That really is kinda making my brain hurt right now thinking about it....confused.gif

(Bottom line, can I just have my BF3 already please? TY smile.gif I want my life to be wasted to BF3)
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Edited by kilrbe3 - 8/6/11 at 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by ohms;14488545 
When it comes down to it, it's quite annoying when you need to have so many damned portals installed on your PC to play various games like Steam, Ubisofts portal, Origin, GPGNet, Battle.net and so on.

It's just getting f'n annoying to be honest. I think alot of people liked Steam because it helped consolidate everything in one place.

This

Nobody wants a bunch of crap running on their PC, I intially embraced DD and steam for consolidating everything together but now everyone wants to have their own portal and I do not want a bunch of unnecessary programs running. Seems that I am going physical again. Also most people want steam to be on top because it has already has years of polish and offers the most games on its client. In a way I envy how consoles are centralized with one friends list etc, I do not want to manage my steam friends and my origin friends.

Also steam has screenshot support, custom avatars, group pages etc which I actually use, Origins has none of this stuff people do not want to beta test another client until it is polished, I recall steam being god awful when it first released.
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I'm sure this probably isn't Kosher, but I'm going to copy-paste here what I said in a different thread.

You could call this a Steam rant....

Why is it that I have to purchase certain games from Steam? TF2, I'm fine with because that was Valve's thing and they are free to distribute it how they see fit. But seriously? Some other things like Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising? It's absurd that I have to connect and verify my CD key through steam.

I miss the days when you could buy Rollercoaster Tycoon or comparable game, install it, and get right into it! And if there was a CD key, you just punched it in and off you went.

Now with Steam, I wanted to play Civilization III while on vacation. So the place we stayed at had no internet. No problem! I bought Civ III months ago and have already verified it! And do you know what came up when I started Steam to play it?

"Steam has lost internet connection. Try again or Start in offline mode?"

So i click Offline Mode....

"Unable to perform this operation. You must be connected to the internet to start in offline mode." facepalm.gif


Steam is a stupid system, and requiring an internet connection to play a game is archaic and foolish considering that many people are now going to laptops. By their very nature, a laptop is more portable than a desktop and can be taken more places. With this, no DiabloIII on the 5 hour plane flight anymore!

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Edited by coachmark2 - 8/6/11 at 1:36pm
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I still remember EA downloaded. I will never use a DD service from EA again.
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Also why would you want to not have your game in more places? I've never had any issues with EA's excuses for not being on Steam like patches with any of my games before. Seems like by excluding themselves from Steam is almost a poor choice on their part.
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I don't particularly like EA but competition is usually a good thing for consumers.
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John Riccitiello is focusing on the PC.

the most expensive game for EA ever is a PC exclusive (STOR), battlefield 3 has the PC as the lead platform.

Nearly all EA games hit the PC.

the developers of NFS shift stated that over 94% of the sales on their game was on consoles, yet the sequel also came to the PC.


i think EA is doing good for the PC right now.

i dont like origin and i would like to have their games on steam, but what they are doing is natural, they want a bigger cut out of their own games. hell, steam did the same thing, you cant blame them for that really, even if we dont like it.
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Originally Posted by BreakDown;14488690 
John Riccitiello is focusing on the PC.

the most expensive game for EA ever is a PC exclusive (STOR), battlefield 3 has the PC as the lead platform.

Nearly all EA games hit the PC.

the developers of NFS shift stated that over 94% of the sales on their game was on consoles, yet the sequel also came to the PC.


i think EA is doing good for the PC right now.

i dont like origin and i would like to have their games on steam, but what they are doing is natural, they want a bigger cut out of their own games. hell, steam did the same thing, you cant blame them for that really, even if we dont like it.
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I could careless, I have no problems with muiti Digital DL services,Rather its Steam,EA,DD,GFWL or some other services. I Bought games from all exact Orgin. in the near future I will get something off Orgin. I dont keep the game list on my screen i put them all to the task tray.if the game I want Is cheaper on which ever services then I get it. if the game i want is on one services I will get it.

I not gonna boycott or not get something because its tied to one services thats silly to not buy a game you wanna play just because of that.

Either Dont play the game or deal with it, Digital Download services is the future. Or you can just sell your pc and play the games that you can on your console.
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