Ok. The crack at Steam was in regard to the threads title. Mostly I'm just trying to be a jerk cause I'm kinda choked everytime I read someone's negative attitude towards Origin/EA. Same fellas typically have a creepy, faithful devotion to Steam. Me.... I like retail versions of my games. I like to see the cases all lined up on my shelf. I haven't been gaming for too long but I do remember when Steam first came around. Pretty much looked like spyware to me back then. It was actually my young fella who would say, "everybody uses Steam. You are old!"
Nowadays I've come around a bit and actually have a Steam account with about 85 titles. (Son loves the indie stuff)
I will come to a point.
I still do not like the idea of Steam (on to Origin in a min). I am quite capable of organizing my games, patching and updating them myself.....thank you. I can take screenshots and I can chat with all my friends. I have even met friends from all over NA and joined chat clients with them, exchanged e-mails; even started making phone calls to one dude. All without the need for Steam. Steam is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Now as for origin. It is absolutely no different than Steam, for me. Today as it stands both do exactly the same things, for me. They make it unnecessary for me to place a physical copy of a title in my machine. They are the DRM and they are the "store." All the rest I don't really need. The whole 100 friend limit vs the 300 friend limit reminds me of teenage girls on Facebook! And yes o.k. the black UI of Steam is cooler looking than the orange of Origin. I really think Origin needs to re work their UI soon as most consumers do buy their cars based on color....eh?
Do I have a point here. Maybe not.
I just think that the introduction of Orgin and exclusive Origin titles may not be a bad thing at all. It appears any chance of going back to putting disc's into my machine is a pipe dream. Heck, at most places I shop you have no selection of PC games anyways. People are fickle and their addiction to Steam is strong. (Do not mess with a man's addiction!) This Gabe dude makes me sick. He is a PR man for sure. To assume that he is not as interested in the bottom line as the execs at EA is naive. Statements like "EA is out to rob every customer blind, they don't give a crap about what we think" are absurd. Origin offers competition to Steam and it is about time that that hoylier than thou fat bugger had some. In my opinion most peoples arguments against Origin are irrational, simply based on emotion. It works as well as Steam ever did and the only catching up it has to do is in the realm of Public Relations, in which it is failing horribly.
God. Am I actually defending any of these guys. Please don't call me fanboy.
Edit: The link I posted was simply to show that a Google search can tell you anything you want to hear. You just have to be gullible enough to believe it.Edited by Addict1973 - 4/24/12 at 7:48pm