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I am in the grey area as well, I don't support Origin nor Steam. I feel that if I am going to drop $60 on a game I don't want to have to use 3rd party program just to play it. When I buy a game I want install it with a cd key and a disc check if need be, don't feel like jumping through hoops to install the game on a different computer if I choose to. I never buy games that require steam at full price, hell I just bought portal 2 during the Christmas sale for $6.87. Call me old fashioned but I like to own something that I pay for, be it software or physical.

Yes, a better idea would be to give the customer the option of choosing to play the game independently or activate any game on Steam or Origin provided the customer has a valid CD key.
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Lol Jesus... I was trying to make a point that Steam users are not missing out on "quality games" since they have way more content.

Ah, ok, look, fair enough, could've said that to me the first time!! tongue.gif

Totally agree. Steam users aren't missing out on much to be honest. There are way more titles there. 125 games on my list and I'm sure it's going to keep on growing!
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EA, if I am not mistaken, uses their commercial clout to black list reviewers that score their games poorly. I saw a slew of 9 and 10 reviews that spoke of a magnificent AAA game in the same vein as DA1. Most listed on Metacritic. I bought the game expecting the game to be an extension and expansion of DA1, and that's not what I received. A large part of the community agreed with me. Metacritic pro score 9.0, community score 2.5. If the reviews or the Bioware forums would have stated in some fashion that DA2 was 5 areas reused 115 times with stone doors being the only difference, with 10 different characters, aggressive homosexual importuning, and 5 hours of game play I wouldn't have purchased the game. That is unacceptable for a single player game. All that is irrelevant though. Fool me once.. and all. I feel the same way about GM, AT&T, BP amongst others. I don't see how it is an issue worth arguing about, especially if the impetus of the argument is over a glib comment about what was perceived as an overactive defense of a company by a supposedly disinterested third party.
If it's news to you that reviews are bought and sold then I feel for you if you buy games based on them. However, EA didn't make you buy the game. You wanted it. You wouldn't wait to see a video, read real user reviews (wait for someone down to earth like Ben Croshaw to review it) then that's your own fault and EA didn't trick you into buying it.

I haven't ever played the Dragon Age games, but my friend does and he's talking a lot about Arthur II at the moment.
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I am in the grey area as well, I don't support Origin nor Steam. I feel that if I am going to drop $60 on a game I don't want to have to use 3rd party program just to play it. When I buy a game I want install it with a cd key and a disc check if need be, don't feel like jumping through hoops to install the game on a different computer if I choose to. I never buy games that require steam at full price, hell I just bought portal 2 during the Christmas sale for $6.87. Call me old fashioned but I like to own something that I pay for, be it software or physical.

The closest we have to that these days are GFWL titles frown.gif I was half-surprised to see Fable III doesn't require the GFWL Marketplace and doesn't require any third party software to run. It does have the Live stuff in game, but you can dismiss that and still play and save.
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Yes, a better idea would be to give the customer the option of choosing to play the game independently or activate any game on Steam or Origin provided the customer has a valid CD key.

Oh dear god YESSS! If that were an option ALL the retail games I have would be installed that way. I love Steam as much as the next dude but I don't see why a retail game should be tied to your account.
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I didn't say they made me; I said they tricked me.
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I am in the grey area as well, I don't support Origin nor Steam. I feel that if I am going to drop $60 on a game I don't want to have to use 3rd party program just to play it. When I buy a game I want install it with a cd key and a disc check if need be, don't feel like jumping through hoops to install the game on a different computer if I choose to. I never buy games that require steam at full price, hell I just bought portal 2 during the Christmas sale for $6.87. After I found I needed to call EA to ask for more activations for Crysis Warhead I bought on steam, that was nail in the coffin for me to support EA anymore, I bought ME and ME2 used on ebay to avoid giving EA anymore money.
Call me old fashioned but I like to own something that I pay for, be it software or physical.
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Yes, a better idea would be to give the customer the option of choosing to play the game independently or activate any game on Steam or Origin provided the customer has a valid CD key.
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Oh dear god YESSS! If that were an option ALL the retail games I have would be installed that way. I love Steam as much as the next dude but I don't see why a retail game should be tied to your account.

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Why are people getting mad that some people don't want to use Origin?
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Least I'm gunna get it on Xbox. Damn you EA
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Why are people getting mad that some people don't want to use Origin?
Because they don't like being told what they can and cannot do with something they paid for?

Also the questionable scanning and activity that the Origin program does, but I wont get into that here.
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I didn't say they made me; I said they tricked me.

I have this hilarious image in my head of an evil little EA devil on your shoulder saying "go on, buyyyyyyyy it.. What's the worst that can happen? Look, Metacritic gives it a high score. You should buy it!"

Nah, sorry, but no-one made you buy it. You bought it. It's on your head.
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