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post #11 of 21
Of course Steam is better, but being able to activate EA cd keys on Origin is nice. Since Origin is EA and EA seems to be pulling away from Steam, not much choice in the matter.

At least it's no where near as bad as GFWL, unless Origin is feeling awesome and decides to use it in all games. Wouldn't surprise me.
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I've been an avid user of Steam for years. I love the sales and I have around 100 games in my library.
I like that I can install my games as many times as I want on as many computers as I want.
I also like how easy it is to transfer downloaded games from one drive to another, or one computer to another. You just have to copy/paste and steam will automatically update the registry keys.
I also prefer having only one digital library to manage.

That said, I just bought Crysis 2 on Origin and it is downloading as I type this.
I like the UI, and it feels more responsive than steam.
I also like that you can choose to install your games anywhere you like and they aren't buried in a folder hierarchy in the steam install folder. (I know you can achieve the same results in Steam using ntfs junctions, but still)
I own the physical copies of Crysis and Warhead and I really do not like that there is an install limit. I really feel screwed. I hope that I don't run into the same issue with Crysis 2.
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Both are great. Origin KILLS steam in download speed any day of the week.
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I own the physical copies of Crysis and Warhead and I really do not like that there is an install limit. I really feel screwed. I hope that I don't run into the same issue with Crysis 2.
irrc you will end up with a activation limit for crysis 2, it uses securom or something etc i cant rememeber

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Both are great. Origin KILLS steam in download speed any day of the week.
I would have to disagree, I cap out at 1.8MB/s on Steam, and the same for Origin. Just need to make sure you're using the right server
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post #16 of 21
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...or if games even need to be installed (like steam, which has no installation). ....[/B]
I beg to differ, Steam itself has an install (C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam)
and the games in Steam have installs too (.steamapps\\common\\)

Both products Steam and Origin install to the HDD or SSD. FYI

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Both are great. Origin KILLS steam in download speed any day of the week.
Umm.. with me, it's the other way 'round. Steam's DL speed is about 5.1MB/s and Origin if lucky I get 1.5MB/s
Edited by t0adphr0g - 10/25/11 at 7:53pm
post #17 of 21
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I would have to disagree, I cap out at 1.8MB/s on Steam, and the same for Origin. Just need to make sure you're using the right server
I think though Origin is better at choosing the better location to download from. I know I live in the same city as a Steam server yet by default it connects to one a few states away lol.
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I beg to differ, Steam itself has an install (C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam)
and the games in Steam have installs too (.steamapps\\common\\)

Both products Steam and Origin install to the HDD or SSD. FYI
I think he's talking about a actual window that comes up and asks you to install. Like it would from a DVD/CD, I maybe wrong though.
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post #19 of 21
Origin needs to mature and get polished, sure it gets the same done, but it is inferior.
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If you like playing games offline, then Origin for me is waaaay better. Steam has a habit of wanting to be online before it lets me in
    
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