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Poll Results: Do you hate Origin?

 
  • 46% (96)
    Yes
  • 41% (87)
    No
  • 12% (25)
    Never tried it.
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post #131 of 147
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Originally Posted by BodenM View Post

EB Games (probably the most retarded game store chain you'll ever see)

hahaha so very true
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and walk out 5min later

ok so where is you EB games cause that is around 20-30min less then every time i go to ebgames haha


i do agree though digital copy's cost too much unless it from steam
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post #132 of 147
I hate Origin because it collects your personal data, quite a few programs do but not like Origin does. I also hate that it's not optional.

Having said that, I clicked "I agree" on the (horrible) ToS and when it was new it wasn't exactly riddled with problems.
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post #133 of 147
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Originally Posted by Edge Of Pain View Post

I hate Origin because it collects your personal data,

So you experienced this yourself or you just heared somebody saying it?

Origin doesn't collect your personal data..... it just scans your computer for EA games that you already installed to add to origin and it checks if the serials keys matchup.
    
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post #134 of 147
I'm not sure why people hate Origin so much. I find it very simple and does it's job perfectly!
post #135 of 147
meh both are ok imo
post #136 of 147
I hated steam when HL2 came out back in 03 , and still dislike it. I guess im just old school. And I dislike origin because all of my steam games wont transfer over, I want mass effect 3 so bad but do not want origin.

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post #137 of 147
1 EA
2 I have steam
3 I like to buy my games and I dont even like the idea of steam owning my games.
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post #138 of 147
The interface is a solid first-effort. With some refinement Origin could be a solid compliment to Steam. I understand why EA would want to push Origin as a response to Steam (and their success) and piracy, and I am not particularly bothered by it. My only gripe is that I have ~4 Origin friends and several hundred Steam friends wink.gif Origin works without issue for me, the download speeds are as fast as Steam's, and they offer great sales from time to time. I'll continue to buy EA games from Origin when the opportunity for a deal arises. (I've gotten Crysis 2 for $16, Dragon Age II for $8, and Dead Space 2 for free, so far)

Also, anyone who lets their dislike of EA and/or Origin prevent them from buying an amazing game is just silly. Save some of your disdain for Activision wink.gif
    
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post #139 of 147
EA ****ed me on my copy of Dragon Age.... I purchased the Ultimate Edition, which is clearly registered and shown on the games list, but when I play, all the "Ultimate" content is locked. I have all the CD keys, hell I still have the retail box.... but I used the expansion CD key when I first bought the game, and have since re-installed it. Now it wont let me use the key again to unlock any of the extra content that I paid for. People say EA support will help unlock this, but they want a photocopy of the original receipt... which I damn sure dont have.

So... **** EA.
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post #140 of 147
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So you experienced this yourself or you just heared somebody saying it?
Origin doesn't collect your personal data..... it just scans your computer for EA games that you already installed to add to origin and it checks if the serials keys matchup.

I'm so tired of people claiming it steals your personal data.
Some noob looked at a process manager, didnt know what he/she was looking at, complained on reddit, and everything blew up from there because people are gullible.

It's like its impossible to stop people from replicating false knowledge once its out. No on wants to listen either, its pure blind hate on that front even after completely debunking that myth. I mean, even "Macs dont get viruses!" has actually been reduced compared to Origin "stealin ur dataz"
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