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Well.... as this article states:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/12/re...equire-origin/

Kinda sucks IMHO. Usually i have no problem with such a thing as there are some games that i own that REQUIRE steam in order to work, and i would not mind it so much on ORIGIN, aside from their ToS stating that they will delete ur stuff after 2 years of non use.

So yea.... this kinda blows.
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Their ToS states that they CAN delete your stuff after 2 years of non-use (not that they absolutely WILL), but honestly, are you not ONCE going to login to your Origin account over 2 straight years? You don't even have to play the game, just launch the darn thing and then close it. This has also been beaten/discussed to death in the Video Game News section.

Also, if you get the physical copy (like I did), just re-enter your key....assuming you don't physically misplace it.
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post
Their ToS states that they CAN delete your stuff after 2 years of non-use (not that they absolutely WILL), but honestly, are you not ONCE going to login to your Origin account over 2 straight years? You don't even have to play the game, just launch the darn thing and then close it. This has also been beaten/discussed to death in the Video Game News section.

Also, if you get the physical copy (like I did), just re-enter your key....assuming you don't physically misplace it.
People need to stop misquoting the ORIGIN's TOS. Have you seen this for yourself in their TOS, or are you just quoting what someone else quoted?

Besides... have you seen what Steam's says? LOL
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post #4 of 14
There's already quite a lengthy thread on this here.
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no **** ?
If origin is integrated well into bf3 it could be really good.
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Really, another thread about this?
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post #7 of 14
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Really, another thread about this?
Yeah really.
I don't see whats so wrong I'm regularly running 5+ programs at once while playing games online and I have no problems whats one more.
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Originally Posted by Quesenek View Post
Yeah really.
I don't see whats so wrong I'm regularly running 5+ programs at once while playing games online and I have no problems whats one more.
Ppl don't want their games de-centralized. Simple as that.

Also, there's the whole issue of having to maintain another account with (possibly) another place holding your card details...
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One more is generally another thing taking up cpu and memory power. Even though it does not matter on high end systems, I preferably keep it to a minimum regardless. It keeps the computer better tuned. Its like the people that come into a retail store with a million things running in their task bar. "whats one more?". It's just annoying to see it forced down our throats.

Also, my main beef between origin and battlelog is that the server browser is web based. I will be severely disappointed if they don't build that into the game menus.
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Big deal... already got a few games there and 10 more to add. Origin ran just fine during Alpha so I don't really care what i'm using as long as I get to play the game.

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