Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Origin or Steam? Which would you choose?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Origin or Steam? Which would you choose?

Poll Results: Which do you choose?

 
  • 63% (87)
    Only Steam
  • 0% (1)
    Only Origin
  • 3% (5)
    Neither
  • 32% (45)
    I really don't care as long as I get my game.
138 Total Votes  
post #1 of 129
Thread Starter 
I for one personally hate Origin and will not buy any game that is only available on Origin. This is just a thread where people can take out their hate on either 3rd party software or both. If this would be the wrong section then please move this thread to the appropriate place. smile.gif
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 129
I went with steam because of the following.

1. Wider selection of games
2. The steam overlay
3. The daily deals on steam can save customers money. It happens daily, weekly and during holidays
4. Exclusive Games
5. All of my friends use it, none of my friends use origin.
Skylake
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
CaseMouse
Fractal Design Define R5 Corsair M60 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
CaseMouse
Fractal Design Define R5 Corsair M60 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

I for one personally hate Origin and will not buy any game that is only available on Origin. This is just a thread where people can take out their hate on either 3rd party software or both. If this would be the wrong section then please move this thread to the appropriate place. smile.gif

What do you hate about it so much? Looks more like a Origin hate thread than anything else.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

I went with steam because of the following.

1. Wider selection of games
2. The steam overlay
3. The daily deals on steam can save customers money. It happens daily, weekly and during holidays
4. Exclusive Games
5. All of my friends use it, none of my friends use origin.

Origin has an in game overlay too.

I personally use both as I couldn't get BF3 on Steam. However, it's no where near as bad as people seem to think and only load it up when I want to play BF3. Otherwise, all of my other games are on Steam and so are all of my friends.
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

What do you hate about it so much? Looks more like a Origin hate thread than anything else.
Origin has an in game overlay too.
I personally use both as I couldn't get BF3 on Steam. However, it's no where near as bad as people seem to think and only load it up when I want to play BF3. Otherwise, all of my other games are on Steam and so are all of my friends.

ah i didn't know that. I only use origin for Battlefield 3 so i haven't really got much experience with it, i'll the overlay a go when i next play. Does it use the same shortcut key as steam or is it a different one?
Skylake
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
CaseMouse
Fractal Design Define R5 Corsair M60 
  hide details  
Reply
Skylake
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
CaseMouse
Fractal Design Define R5 Corsair M60 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 129
You should make it a point in your OP to note that Origin is not a direct competitor outlet to Steam. They are two different distribution platforms.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 129
Origin was just designed to expose EA's games more. It was never designed to be a full fledged game client like Steam. Comparing apples to oranges.

Origin=BF3, Swtor, ME3.

Steam=everything(except those games cause EA was trying to do their own thing, not being able to come to an agreement on patches for their games my ass).
post #7 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

You should make it a point in your OP to note that Origin is not a direct competitor outlet to Steam. They are two different distribution platforms.

It's absolutely a direct competitor.
post #8 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

ah i didn't know that. I only use origin for Battlefield 3 so i haven't really got much experience with it, i'll the overlay a go when i next play. Does it use the same shortcut key as steam or is it a different one?
It does not use the same setting as default, but you can change it to SHIFT+TAB if you want too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

You should make it a point in your OP to note that Origin is not a direct competitor outlet to Steam. They are two different distribution platforms.
Two different distribution platforms. Exactly, they both distribute games, and they aren't the same, so they are direct competitors. If they weren't, I bet you could get BF3 ME3 and SWTOR on Steam.
Quote:
Originally Posted by skitzogreg View Post

It's absolutely a direct competitor.
I couldn't agree more.
post #9 of 129
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

What do you hate about it so much? Looks more like a Origin hate thread than anything else.
Origin has an in game overlay too.
I personally use both as I couldn't get BF3 on Steam. However, it's no where near as bad as people seem to think and only load it up when I want to play BF3. Otherwise, all of my other games are on Steam and so are all of my friends.

I just dont trust EA to the bone. To me they've always been a shady company.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

You should make it a point in your OP to note that Origin is not a direct competitor outlet to Steam. They are two different distribution platforms.

Origin was created to make it so EA could have their own way of digital distribution instead of using their rival company's software.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 6700HQ Nvidia GTX 970m 8GB's Micron DDR4 2133 Samsung SM951 256GB m.2 SSD 
Hard DriveOSAudio
Seagate 500GB SHDD Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Soundblaster X-Fi 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by skitzogreg View Post

It's absolutely a direct competitor.

No, no I don't think it is.

Origin is (basically):

* Store front
* Direct-to-PC distribution of only EA published games
* Chat
* CloudSync for only those games

Steam is (basically):

* Chat/Voice/Group Chat/Group Voice
* Communities
* In-game Overlay Web Browsing
* News
* Patches/Mods
* Steam Cloud
* Social Center
* DRM
* Anti-Cheat
* Distributor of many publisher's games
* Consolidation of games (not just Valve's)
* A true one-stop-shop

How you could call Origin a 'direct competitor' is absurd, at least in my logical sense of the term. Both have completely different back ends, front ends, and operate on completely different terms.
Quote:
Originally Posted by raptorxrx View Post

It does not use the same setting as default, but you can change it to SHIFT+TAB if you want too.
Two different distribution platforms. Exactly, they both distribute games, and they aren't the same, so they are direct competitors. If they weren't, I bet you could get BF3 ME3 and SWTOR on Steam.
I couldn't agree more.

You should read above! smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post

Origin was created to make it so EA could have their own way of digital distribution instead of using their rival company's software.

EA created Origin to setup for future mass distribution platforms which will be gearing towards cross-platform devices (phones, tablets, gaming devices, PC's) and the major factor in creating Origin was to increase revenue by not having to pay Valve to distribute via Steam. EA and Valve could probably have come to an agreement if Valve had agreed to the DLC terms EA wanted on it's upcoming releases. That didn't happen and you now have Origin.
Edited by GanjaSMK - 1/15/12 at 10:58am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Origin or Steam? Which would you choose?