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[IGN] Origin Adds Warner Bros, THQ, Capcom Downloads

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Beginning in November, EA's Origin service will offer PC downloads from Capcom, Warner Bros. Interactive and THQ. This third-party support means the service will be able to offer Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third and more.
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Makes me wonder on what level Origin will compete with other online distributors
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This is going to be EXACTLY like MS vs. Sony...

Herp exclusive Origin items/dlc, derp exclusive Steam items/dlc... Meaning (Just like on console) EA/Valve (I mostly expect EA to do this) will make them sign lucrative contracts :/

*sigh*
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Not bad at all. I actually like Origin. It loads faster and seems lighter than Steam.. even more responsive. Not saying Steam is slow, just doesn't feel as streamlined... personal preference

Nice to see EA expanding it a bit, can't wait for ME3
    
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I have gotten 2 games from Origin for free so far ME2 and DS2... I honestly cannot complain about Origin. If they are going to compete with Steam I say bring it on I'm looking for under $20 Dead Island
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Not bad at all. I actually like Origin. It loads faster and seems lighter than Steam.. even more responsive. Not saying Steam is slow, just doesn't feel as streamlined... personal preference

Nice to see EA expanding it a bit, can't wait for ME3
Steam shows it's age (points at the non-negotiable all-games-same-folder BS in the age of SSDs), but I do want one of them to just win out, or someone to create a program that launches both from one browser.
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So the competition finally starts...
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
[...] I actually like Origin. It loads faster and seems lighter than Steam.. even more responsive. Not saying Steam is slow, just doesn't feel as streamlined... personal preference [...]
Funny, but i have the exact opposite experience. Steam is a lot smoother than Origin, not to mention that i like the Steam interface much more, it's cleaner and polished.

Even tho Origin can be a player, i don't see much changing, unless they change up a few things and have better prices all way around, but then again it's hard to beat Steam sales. All Origin has right now is exclusivity, nothing else.
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Origin is still in its infancy and even though I'm not a huge fan of the Battlelog for BF3 but Origin itself is up to par with Steam which has been out for a while.
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Interesting development. If I don't care about getting a physical copy, I'll go where the game is cheapest, whether that's Steam, D2D, Origin, Amazon, etc.
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they both take up about 150mb of ram resources when they are running... i like the minimalism feel of origin. honestly i would love to migrate all my purchases to Origin.
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