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The fact is the Stores like Steam only became popular because of the games they offered. BF3 > Then all and thats all that matters. As long as EA publishes more games they will take Steam down.
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The fact is the Stores like Steam only became popular because of the games they offered. BF3 > Then all and thats all that matters. As long as EA publishes more games they will take Steam down.

Personally I dont think just by releasing more games they take down steam. I have tried very hard to like Origin, heck I even bought exclusives they have on origin... I did not like them that well. I quit playing those games almost instantly. Only game I stand to play is BF3, last game I got was Shift 2.

I just think they need more devs to post their games up, and no contracts that bind them to only origin.

Proof I tried tongue.gif
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You purchased the games on their website, and used EA download manager to download the games.

Negative, they had a EA Store application as well that worked with EA Download Manager. I bought 2142 this way as well as Medal of Honor.

All they did was integrate the two together and now we have Origin. EA Download Manager had in game chat, in game browser, etc etc. Everything Origin has currently in fact.

All they did was rename and reskin EA Download Manager.

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http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/5602165.page

EA Download Manager 8.0
Edited by dmasteR - 4/23/12 at 1:33pm
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ORigin has existed since 2005.

They've had plenty of time.
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ORigin has existed since 2005.
They've had plenty of time.

The moment they removed EA games from Steam its when Origin picked up.
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The moment they removed EA games from Steam its when Origin picked up.

Not by much, but it is a start
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You purchased the games on their website, and used EA download manager to download the games.
Just like Steam. You can still use the Steam website to purchase games, but it opens the Steam application to download them. EADM was just that, Steam, minus the web-browser built into the application.
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Negative, they had a EA Store application as well that worked with EA Download Manager. I bought 2142 this way as well as Medal of Honor.
All they did was integrate the two together and now we have Origin. EA Download Manager had in game chat, in game browser, etc etc. Everything Origin has currently in fact.
All they did was rename and reskin EA Download Manager.
EDIT:
http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/5602165.page
EA Download Manager 8.0

This.

I don't think Origin is that bad honestly. I mean there's a friends list limit (someone tell me if Steam has one as well), the store is organized poorly, and the application itself isn't as nice to use as Steam, but it's not bad. It just needs work. Maybe hire someone who can develop a good UI?
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I was under the impression Devs chose either Steam or origin. I dislike Origin because I have Steam already, but I think it is really up to the devs whether or not the title is exclusive to steam or origin is it not? Heck I don't mind stand alone, but patching would be annoying... Unless they have their own platform which make things much more difficult. I think that is why they adapted to Steam.. everything is just there already.
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Negative, they had a EA Store application as well that worked with EA Download Manager. I bought 2142 this way as well as Medal of Honor.
All they did was integrate the two together and now we have Origin. EA Download Manager had in game chat, in game browser, etc etc. Everything Origin has currently in fact.
All they did was rename and reskin EA Download Manager.
EDIT:
http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/5602165.page
EA Download Manager 8.0

The point I was making is that all of the big upgrades like chat/friends list/in game web browser etc came probably less than a month or so of the rebranding.

Therefore people saying EADM is the same as Origin isn't telling the whole story as such as it makes it sound like what Origin is now was available years ago when it's only been 12 months since the program made its radical change of direction and added these features.

I guess the discussion is kinda silly at the end of the day.

People are complaining that Origin isn't like Steam, then complaining that it's trying to be like Steam, then complaining that it's not being quick enough to catch up to Steam, then complaining that they dont even want competition to Steam and around and around and around it goes.
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I was under the impression Devs chose either Steam or origin. I dislike Origin because I have Steam already, but I think it is really up to the devs whether or not the title is exclusive to steam or origin is it not? Heck I don't mind stand alone, but patching would be annoying... Unless they have their own platform which make things much more difficult. I think that is why they adapted to Steam.. everything is just there already.

Titles dont have to be exclusive to either as the Batman/Saints Row/etc titles have shown.

However, I think EA are just going to do what Valve do and make their games exclusive to their own client.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/23/12 at 2:28pm
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Gabe also said that some Valve employees are working on Linux in the interview. thumb.gif

Awesome. Now if they only would have bought bioware instead too
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