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Guys, please do not resort to calling others "fanboys" or "whiners" due to the difference in opinions. It's immature, rude, and unprofessional. If you come across such acts, please report instead of replying. Thank you.
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People need to wake up and realise this is just the way pc gaming is going. You cant have an industry based on digital distribution and expect to have 1 platform as some of you seem to want (steam). This would be a monopoly as last time a checked they are not good for us consumers, so more competition the better I say. Also Origin is not in any way spyware , it does not gather, collect or send personally identifiable data to EA or any other 'evil corporation'. What it does do is check what hardware the pc its installed on is running (perfectly normal) and check where and which games are installed in Origin. Maybe they should give out tin foil hats for every download of Origin. If you are truly scared about your privacy you should stop using Facebook, Twitter, Google and your mobile phone immediately. At the end of the day EA are just following Valve and who can blame them after the success of Steam.
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I'm fine with it as long as there isn't some ridiculous browser launcher.

Same here.
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People need to wake up and realise this is just the way pc gaming is going. You cant have an industry based on digital distribution and expect to have 1 platform as some of you seem to want (steam). This would be a monopoly as last time a checked they are not good for us consumers, so more competition the better I say. Also Origin is not in any way spyware , it does not gather, collect or send personally identifiable data to EA or any other 'evil corporation'. What it does do is check what hardware the pc its installed on is running (perfectly normal) and check where and which games are installed in Origin. Maybe they should give out tin foil hats for every download of Origin. If you are truly scared about your privacy you should stop using Facebook, Twitter, Google and your mobile phone immediately. At the end of the day EA are just following Valve and who can blame them after the success of Steam.

No one cares about D.D. It's what Origin does that people care about. I have +80 games on steam. I have a few through GOG. I would be completely open to ANY D.D. that doesn't try to manipulate my love for a certain series into an ability to datamine me and have unlimited access to my harddrive's contents. If EA dropped their ability to snoop on my HD for non-game related info then I would pick up SWTOR tomorrow, ME3 at launch and never complain 1 bit.

I would like to know at what point people who care about privacy went from being considered intelligent, rational, concerned member of society to being a marginalized 'loon'....or is that the only way you can make a point, to use ad hominem?

Yes, i value privacy more than a video game. Yes, i limit what i search on google, I don't hardly put any personal info on Facebook and I don't even use Twitter.
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...Do people just not like change?
I remember being completely annoyed with needing steam to play counter-strike. Then I got over it after a day.

No we dont! biggrin.gif The problem isn't necessarily change as it is not wanting an additional client for, most likely, one or two games. Not only that, EA is proven greed-driven and needlessly a control freak (orgin itself attests to that - not to mention people getting banned for saying the wrong things).
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This is terrible! I hate origin.
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Another EA game that I will not buy. Oh well, no big deal.

And no, this has nothing to do with Origin vs. Steam. This has to do with me not trusting EA to hold onto my games for me. Valve has earned my trust, EA has broken it time and time again. Not to mention the ease of use with my 200+ games in Steam. I won't run Origin for just one or two silly EA games.
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My thoughts exactly, going to cancel my pre order now.

Same. It isn't that I dislike competition for Steam or anything, I think that is great, but Origin really sucks. Shame.. I was really looking forward to ME3.. Might pick up a console version instead just for the sake of completing the story.
    
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Well. I'm not playing ME3.
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Didn't buy SWTOR because of Origin.
Didn't buy BF3 because of Origin.
Won't buy ME3 because of Origin.
Released on Steam or made by Blizzard. Those are my choices. Origin was a terrible idea, and I won't support it. They are only lowering their sales dramatically by doing this, many people will just pirate the game and/or just not buy it because of Origin only. People are already supporting Steam, and have hundreds (or thousands) of games in it. There's no reason to go elsewhere. Valve will always be much preferred to EA, even if Origin came out first.
1) Valve's platform has already grown to the point where it hurts the gaming community to make another platform. A good example was HD-DVD vs Blu-ray. One needed to win to make either platform successful. People don't want to have to have 2 players to play movies. People don't want 2 platforms to play games, all their friends are already on Steam.
2) Valve isn't nearly as greedy as EA.

@ bold ... are you serious? How is the hdd/bluray an example?

Origin is quite lame, but I've never heard of competition being bad for consumers.
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