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Where were you kids when everyone cried about Steam being needed to play CS or HL.

Seriously, it's not that big of a deal.

Steam is a store with a friends list, so is Origin.
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Where were you kids when everyone cried about Steam being needed to play CS or HL.

Seriously, it's not that big of a deal.

Steam is a store with a friends list, so is Origin.
There weren't any because it was optional at the start.... people chose to use it after it was released.

And the biggest difference between steam and origin is what products they offer, steam takes any devs games as long as they abide by their rules, whereas origin has EA only games. Sure you could say that they are going to have it in the future but the problem is, they don't have it now, when they need people to trust them the most.
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There weren't any because it was optional at the start.... people chose to use it after it was released.

And the biggest difference between steam and origin is what products they offer, steam takes any devs games as long as they abide by their rules, whereas origin has EA only games. Sure you could say that they are going to have it in the future but the problem is, they don't have it now, when they need people to trust them the most.
you can also look at it that origins is new and starting out just like when steam started out, they originally did not take other dev games in the beginning.
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There weren't any because it was optional at the start.... people chose to use it after it was released.

And the biggest difference between steam and origin is what products they offer, steam takes any devs games as long as they abide by their rules, whereas origin has EA only games. Sure you could say that they are going to have it in the future but the problem is, they don't have it now, when they need people to trust them the most.
How old is your steam account? Do you remember steam in the beginning?
Steam wasn't needed to play the Original HL, but you were forced to play trough steam when Steam was introduced.
Your arguments are weak.
post #195 of 349
To the people who dont buy BF3 due to origin, with the reason its bloatware, you need to wake up a little. In 5 years time, you will not be playing anything because all games will be distributed this way.

P.S. If you think you are making a stand against Origin and EA by not buying the game, think again, the only people you are affecting are yourselves
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How old is your steam account? Do you remember steam in the beginning?
Steam wasn't needed to play the Original HL, but you were forced to play trough steam when Steam was introduced.
Your arguments are weak.
Not that young but I know how to do my research

I never said that though, everybody wasn't forced to play through steam until HL2. Everybody has been saying 'oh you've always been forced to use it' ect, it wasn't a must for a good 4 years. Of course you could say the same thing about origin now, but steam was signing up other publishers then, EA hasn't even mentioned it. This is the problem I'm seeing, they are just selling their own games... until they bring in other developers, origin will never be a match for steam.

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P.S. If you think you are making a stand against Origin and EA by not buying the game, think again, the only people you are affecting are yourselves
If enough people do you'd be surprised the difference it can make. Sure it probably won't be the case here but if people really hate origin, maybe the next big release or two will feel the pain.
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People aren't upset that EA wants their own store (whether they realize it or not). They're upset over the implications.

No one wants 10 different digital distribution programs for each major publisher that releases a game, and that's just what might happen if this "trend" continues.
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Not that young but I know how to do my research

I never said that though, everybody wasn't forced to play through steam until HL2. Everybody has been saying 'oh you've always been forced to use it' ect, it wasn't a must for a good 4 years. Of course you could say the same thing about origin now, but steam was signing up other publishers then, EA hasn't even mentioned it. This is the problem I'm seeing, they are just selling their own games... until they bring in other developers, origin will never be a match for steam.
You were forced to play trough steam, they dropped the old ID system and came with SteamID's.
If you wanted to play online and get the latest patches Steam was not a matter of choice.
I have played CS since the early beta's I think I know what i'm talking about here.
HL was released in 1998, Steam was started in 2002/2003 iirc.
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People aren't upset that EA wants their own store (whether they realize it or not). They're upset over the implications.

No one wants 10 different digital distribution programs for each major publisher that releases a game, and that's just what might happen if this "trend" continues.
You may not like it, but I say: If they have the power to do it, Just do it!
A company needs to bring out enough big titles to make it to a succes though, so i'm sure not many will try.
I would not be surprised if Activision comes with their own platform in the future.
I may not like running that many clients, but you have to realize the monopoly position Valve currently has.
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If enough people do you'd be surprised the difference it can make. Sure it probably won't be the case here but if people really hate origin, maybe the next big release or two will feel the pain.
Thats what logical thinking is saying, but thats not the way it works sadly.
How many of us "signed petitions" for Modern Warfare 2 and Starcraft 2 and still nothing about the game or ones that followed were changed.

Those were 2 games I still havent bothered with, and wont.
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