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Poll Results: Do you hate Origin?

 
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    Yes
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  • 12% (25)
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post #11 of 147
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Originally Posted by Onex View Post

because its ea. It already seems like they long abandoned the project.

This.

Steam feels active, Origin looks like a barren wasteland.

That and the obscure TOS with some ambiguous points that make you steer clear of it.
   
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post #12 of 147
Because EA is evil, and they do shove it down your throat, but I have to have it for several games, so I use it, despite my hate. It's not as good as Steam, with less games, and a far worse interface.
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post #13 of 147
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Originally Posted by Retnu16 View Post

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.

Holy crap I thought friend and I was alone with this. I personally had no problems with Origin and believe it or not. Origin have treated me way bettter then steam. Origin has chat and they will call you if you have any problems while steam on the other hand been open since 2003 and still has terrible support no phone number or anything lol..

It's just that steam fans are kind of like apple fans. Don't care or want to try other products only steam/apple.
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post #14 of 147
I don't like either Origin or Steam, they both suck. I buy disks or if it's a digital distribution - download the install files and save them on my hard drive. I then edit (if I need to) them to get rid of all DRM so I can simply run the games I bought without CDs/DVDs/internet.

BF3's moronic usage of Origin and a web browser has killed the game for me. No more purchases of this kind ever. If I have to I will purchase a game and then torrent the game to play it... I have done this before because games wouldn't run legally but hacked versions ran flawlessly. Online FPS multiplayers are pretty much dead to me at this point, I've moved on. I'll play the unranked servers and not deal with all the issues with PunkBuster and DRM.

All this digital distribution has started to ruin gaming rather then innovating it. Devs are lazy and costs are down but they claim it costs more and charge more. I don't see it. Go back to the simple disk check. I'm not talking about crap like Starforce either, just a simple check to see if the disk is there like the old games. Spend more time and money making the game and less time trying to make them 'hack proof.'

The more they enforce stuff like Origin the less games I buy, it's really that simple. I have a back catalog of over 80 games I can install from disk and enjoy at any time. If they choose to make gaming a chore for me then they lose my business. They already have.

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post #15 of 147
Generally a lot of people don't like change. Steam came out and that's all people are used to. Origin came out the gate with many issues, but it has come a long way.
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post #16 of 147
i love people that state that Origins has no games. Apparently you dont remember steam when they first started with valve, valve games where the only thing on steam at the time.
Orgins now has more 3rd party games in there store and have far better sales on those games.

I agree with you squad, they do not care to try new things.
and people that complain about the TOS, have you looked into your smartphone TOS and iTunes TOS, you guys should find something else to complain about. TOS is there to protect everyone and if you think it is intruding, well get over it, everything is intruding.
I find Origins alot more light weight than steam and virtually I love both on my system.
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post #17 of 147
As said before, people hate it becasue it is not Steam and they do not like change or maybe they cannot manage using 2 programs. Yes, I know people like the convenience of having everyting in one place, but is it really that hard to use both? A lot of games force you to use Steam also, so why is it ok for them to force one thing on you, but someone else cannot do the same.

For anyone that will not use it because of the privacy terms, I can agree with you if you feel that it is too intrusive. I personally don't think anything will be done with any info that will harm anyone.

If you don't like having all your billing info (CC info) in 2 databases, use Paypal.

I have not had any issues at all so far using it. I also use the GameFly app (formerly D2D) for games that I have purchased there. I buy where I get the best deal whether it is Steam, Origin, Gamestop, Impulse, GreenMan or wherever.
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post #18 of 147
It's not that I hate Origin and it's not that I really love Steam either. I'd like to be able to get all my games through one service and have everything that I've bought consolidated in one place. Unfortunately this isn't possible so I'm stuck with Origin for games like Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 and I'm obviously going to keep using Steam cause of all the games I've bought and money I've poured into the account. I do prefer the Steam client over the Origin client. The Steam client just looks so much better from a design perspective. And it seems to be getting better and better. Just my thoughts.......
post #19 of 147
Because it basically is Steam, and I don't like Steam either.

I will never consider a mandatory client/DRM to be positive.
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The more options we have the better off we are as consumers AND PC gamers. Before everyone starts whining about Origin collecting info again please take the time to actually read this. the very 1st post by mitsuhiko. Also looks at the screenshot posted in the OP of my link. IMO this is a big reason people jump to conclusions. They jump on the bandwagon without fully understanding what is happening.
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/lsoj6/still_thinking_eas_origin_is_harmless/c2vbjty
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