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Why do people hate Origin?

Poll Results: Do you hate Origin?

 
  • 46% (96)
    Yes
  • 41% (87)
    No
  • 12% (25)
    Never tried it.
208 Total Votes  
post #1 of 147
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I find no problem with Origin but I have found many people who dislike it greatly. If you do please explain why. I also have added a poll.
post #2 of 147
I have no idea why people hate on origin so much, it works fine for me. Heck about 3 weeks ago my internet went out, and I was not able to play any of my steam games, since offline mode never works for me. Origin on the other hand had no problem letting me play BF3 SP
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post #3 of 147
because it's not Steam, and EA shoves it down your throat. Valve did it first, and so long ago nobody cares.
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I will not use it due to privacy concerns and a shoddy EULA. I also wont use it after my steam copy of Crysis Warhead on steam ran out of activations and they would not give me but one more. Sorry but I like to be in control of the games I buy not the companies.
Edited by XAslanX - 3/5/12 at 8:34am
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It's got some issues with privacy. There are logs of it accessing people's private data. I, however, keep no private information on my gaming rig. I use origin because of BF3, and I sure as HELL will use it when my CE ME3 gets here tomorrow.
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post #6 of 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

I will not use it due to privacy concerns and a shoddy EULA. I also wont use it after my steam copy of Crysis Warhead on steam ran out of activations and they would not give me but one more. Sorry but I like to be in control of the games I buy not the companies.

Then bin Steam too
    
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post #7 of 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

I will not use it due to privacy concerns and a shoddy EULA. I also wont use it after my steam copy of Crysis Warhead on steam ran out of activations and they would not give me but one more. Sorry but I like to be in control of the games I buy not the companies.

Really? I had the same problem with warhead and crysis 2 when I was having hard drive problems. I jumped onto the EA chat support and they gave me more activations on both. I don't see the need for a DRM on steam though, it's pretty pathetic of EA.
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post #8 of 147
because its ea. It already seems like they long abandoned the project.
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people just want something to hate and if it is not something they are use too, they will hate it. I find origins easy and manageable..
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post #10 of 147
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Originally Posted by anubis1127 View Post

because it's not Steam, and EA shoves it down your throat. Valve did it first, and so long ago nobody cares.

That is partially it.

-I don't want a 2nd Steam just for EA games.
-I don't need my CC info in yet another data base.
-I don't think supporting a rival to Steam is in the best interest of my 200+ games account with Steam over the long run.
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