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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 #61 of 147
The problem with origin is the fact that EA runs it. EA has proven over and over again they are a shady company and will do anything for that extra $$$. I don't mind origin, because I never plan on purchasing anything through it, I will buy ea games in-store and just use origin to activate them.
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post #62 of 147
Because no fanboy base has grown from it yet.

People complain about privacy and use facebook and google+ that just makes me laugh. Also there are countless sites on the internet where all someone needs is a name and find out more about you then the games you play and email address you use.

If you owned a company I am pretty sure you would want it to make more money then other (I sure as hell would). The whole "EA is greedy" argument is just stupid all companies are greedy. Do you know that before there is a recall on cars they estimate lawsuits against the price of a recall. If it is cheaper to let people die they do. That is worse the EA but no one is complaining about that, using another client is worse then death. Same with pharmaceutical companies, we will not even go into those.

The only excuse I can see is that you have to run two clients to launch games. Which honestly should be no issue I always have Steam and Origin open along with other programs.

Plain and simple, it is change and fanboys do not like it.
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post #63 of 147
Perfect example, right here from our own forum:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1223708/ea-selling-our-info

EA has either sold your Origin information to spammers, or their system was compromised and the information was stolen. Either way, the proof is in the pudding.
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post #64 of 147
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Originally Posted by LBGreenthumb View Post

The problem with origin is the fact that EA runs it. EA has proven over and over again they are a shady company and will do anything for that extra $$$. I don't mind origin, because I never plan on purchasing anything through it, I will buy ea games in-store and just use origin to activate them.

Same thing lol the money goes to the same place. It is like buying LFD and using steam to activate it. Gabe still gets the money.
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post #65 of 147
I have no problem with Orgin, but also I am the type of person that assumes there is no privacy, and everything I do is monitored, it may sound stupid, but it keeps me in check online, and off.
post #66 of 147
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Originally Posted by Alonjar View Post

Perfect example, right here from our own forum:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1223708/ea-selling-our-info
EA has either sold your Origin information to spammers, or their system was compromised and the information was stolen. Either way, the proof is in the pudding.

So has facebook and Google. I bet you use those.
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post #67 of 147
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So has facebook and Google. I bet you use those.

I dont, specifically because I actually care about my privacy. Try again.
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post #68 of 147
I don't hate Origin, it's just that I already have a perfectly good, working and organized game collection through Steam. EA is the only ones who have gone against it so it's a big kick in the pants. I want to play Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 but I'm not wanting to put another client on just for 2 games.
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post #69 of 147
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I dont, specifically because I actually care about my privacy. Try again.

You are telling me you do not use google to search the web? Or have a gmail account? Nice. I like that thumb.gif

mylife.com
peoplefinder.com

That kind of privacy? Welcome to the net there are worse things then Origin. All I am saying.
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post #70 of 147
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I have read most of these comments and the biggest problems people have are the ones about privacy and not wanting to use two. First, as Skysec said Facebook and Google have issues with keeping private stuff private but people still use those like crazy. Second, seriously not wanting to use both is pure laziness. It is not like it is hard to click a few times. I have concluded that people who hate Origin are nothing but biased and lazy.
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