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And the fact that you NEED origin to play some of their games has nothing to do with these numbers, right? *shifty eyes*

yes just like you NEED steam to play some of their games too,right?rolleyes.gif

Yes, but steam is a hell of a lot better than Origin.
    
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and 28 million unhappy users... rolleyes.gif
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Wow, I'm going to make this VERY simple for you. Valve is NOT publicly traded, they answer to NO ONE. If their bills are paid, they really just don't care. EA/Origin is publicly traded. They have a vested interest in sucking every damn dollar out of customers they can, at ANY cost (psst, hey consumers/developers, it's at yours!), because they have stock holders to answer to. Grizzle you obviously receive a paycheck from EA in some fashion, and if you don't, you have carried on the most ridiculous crusade on behalf of a conglomerate I have ever seen in my life, all in the name of....?...? Oh yeah, by pointing out how completely irrational people are by not using Origin. Boy, you sure fixed our little wagon!
Here's the difference in this situation. Valve had revolutionary games behind their platform, half life, and counter strike. EA has...BF3. That is hilarious that some guy convinced a board room somewhere that this could ever work. It shows the people running the show know **** all about gaming. BF3 is a joke. Period. Most people bought into the hype, played it for a bit and were done. The complete opposite occurred 10-12 years ago with counter strike. People played it, and STILL PLAY IT TODAY. There isn't a chance in unholy hell Origin is going to last without an incredible game behind it to hold people hostage. At the time, I was furious about steam. There were connection issues, stability problems, etc. but the games kept me coming back and they eventually ironed everything out.
EA's games are fire and forget. Play them a while and never look at them again. They go through developers like candy for this reason. They still haven't understood that if you actually give dev teams the time and resources they need, they will give you the world. Instead, they'd rather rush titles, build hype of incredible magnitude, and move on to the next big thing. Well fellas, you don't come up with revolutionary games that way, and you sure as hell won't come up with a reason for people to stick with your digital platform.

LOL revolutionary games?

I don't know anybody who thinks those games are revolutionary, sure some of them are good (for me its only portal). Im not saying Bf3 is revolutionary either but the simple fact is if people want to play Valve games they have to use steam and if people want to play EA games they have to use origin. There are games that keep me coming back to origin aka bf3 and mass effect 3 which have pretty good mp but the haters on OCN would not like you to believe.

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Yes, but steam is a hell of a lot better than Origin.

And there are still people who do not want to deal with it but because their game is locked to steam they have no choice.
Edited by sausageson - 11/2/12 at 7:44am
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I don't really have a problem with locking my games to Steam. In fact when a new Humble Bundle comes out, I always choose to install it via Steam. I find it quite convenient having all my games in one location. It wasn't always this way, but its how I feel now.

What do you mean?

I have Steam, Origin, Non-DRM games, Amazon and Blizzard games, they're all under my games folder when I open it up?
If that's too complicated for you, make short cuts in a folder on your desktop and turn that in to a taskbar...

Or get windows 8 and mod it, create a nice games section in the Metro GUI like so http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/10/make-steam-look-prettier-on-windows-8/

If I misunderstood your intentions let me know thumb.gif
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What do you mean?
I have Steam, Origin, Non-DRM games, Amazon and Blizzard games, they're all under my games folder when I open it up?
If that's too complicated for you, make short cuts in a folder on your desktop and turn that in to a taskbar...
Or get windows 8 and mod it, create a nice games section in the Metro GUI like so http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/10/make-steam-look-prettier-on-windows-8/
If I misunderstood your intentions let me know thumb.gif

A bunch of shortcuts in a folder, don't have a singular friends list dedicated to people I game with. You may like having multiple (redundant) friends lists that launch, depending on what game you choose to play. I don't.

I have written quite a bit on why I like Steam in this thread. Perhaps you should read the rest of the posts before you cherry pick one.
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A bunch of shortcuts in a folder, don't have a singular friends list dedicated to people I game with. You may like having multiple (redundant) friends lists that launch, depending on what game you choose to play. I don't.
I have written quite a bit on why I like Steam in this thread. Perhaps you should read the rest of the posts before you cherry pick one.

I guess no one should buy Blizzard games or play LOL due to not being on steam and having different friends list. Large companies like EA and Blizzard realized they do not need valve to sell their games for them, they can make more money selling their own games.
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I guess no one should buy Blizzard games or play LOL due to not being on steam and having different friends list. Large companies like EA and Blizzard realized they do not need valve to sell their games for them, they can make more money selling their own games.

What are you on about? I never said anything remotely like that. All I am saying is that when given the chance I will install my games through Steam. Because I find it convenient having the majority of my games in one location. A location that has a lot of other features and functionality.
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A bunch of shortcuts in a folder, don't have a singular friends list dedicated to people I game with. You may like having multiple (redundant) friends lists that launch, depending on what game you choose to play. I don't.
I have written quite a bit on why I like Steam in this thread. Perhaps you should read the rest of the posts before you cherry pick one.

Cherry pick idiocy?

Friends list? Start up a vent server... Way more effiecient than Steam OR Origin.
I don't really rely on any one thing for a friends list, there was even a software for cross game chat, the name eludes me right now, most of you seem to be complaining for complaining sake.

EA didn't put a gun to your head and tell you to buy their products, shut up and make a statement with your wallet.
Like Grizzle already said WE set the gears in motion for all publishers to emulate steam's success.
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Cherry pick idiocy?

Exactly.
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Only because EA requires you to have an account just to play your game. And XBox users are automatically enrolled in some games, or are also forced to sign up to play. Completely artificial numbers here just to make EA look good

This, I didn't even know I had an origin account until I tried to make one so I could play BF3. Turns out I had the account since 2007.
    
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