Originally Posted by linkin93
Exactly. It's a case of first in best dressed. Steam got in early.
If anyone wants to beat steam, they need to have better features, better support, better prices, and so on.
You can't beat something by making lots of cheap and nasty imitations. See developers trying to de-throne COD.
Cheap and nasty is an opinion.
Your opinion is not factual.
I actually think Origin is absolutely fine. I'm sure there are many others worldwide who are not tethered to steam that would agree.
Originally Posted by Laten
Ultimately Origin is still in its infancy which could be a reason as to why its not rich in features like Steam. I've heard people say Origin has the potential to be a great service... Why start at square one when a highly polished service already exists right there.
Today more than ever 'community' means a lot to gaming, in some cases even fuels it. Steam has a massive community with it even becoming a buzzword. I suppose given the opportunity origin may build in grandeur too but once again why? If you're hungry you buy an apple, not plant an apple seed anticipating it to fruit.
Origin is months old.
Of course it wont have everything Steam has, and it possibly never will.
You are however, making the mistake of thinking that everyone who has steam even cares about everything that Steam has.
The social side of Steam never meant a thing to me, same with all the "steam sales" or backups or whatever.
I just like to play games that I enjoy.
It just so happens that I needed to install Steam to play them (TF2). Sound farmiliar?
I am just ONE out of a large number of people who simply use steam because I had to in order to play a certain game. (even the MW2 I got free with my 5850 came with steamworks)
Just like there are soon to be many people worldwide who will be using Origin because they need it in order to play a game they want to play.
You are badly
mistaken if you think there are so many in the world who value their game launcher as much as people make out here.
Even more so if you believe there are enough people out there who wouldn't use a service to support EA. Just look at the sales numbers for EA sports titles or the retail titan that is The Sims, despite the online pass etc etc etc.
The vast majority of gamers buy games to play games that may happen to require clients. They dont install clients to buy/play games.
I truly think that some people are so supportive of a client, that their whole reality in regards to that has been jumbled and twisted.
Steam and Origin are one in the same at their core, just that steam has a load of other stuff covering up that core that happens to be relevant enough to certain peoples interests that they ignore that core.
For those that simply want to play their games, Steam = Origin.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/19/11 at 3:32pm