Originally Posted by KarmaKiller
Problem is, this thread isn't about steam. It's about Origin/EA. You can try to compare the 2 all you want, fact is, Steam is popular and well liked within the gaming community. The same can't really be said about Origin.
I don't care who likes what. My whole point is that who likes what never mattered in the first place, regardless of what client you are using.
You can say that you like Steam more or less. The fact is that to play a great number of games, you HAD/HAVE to have it installed. If you want to install those games, you are FORCED to use Steam. Whether you like it or not, whether it is popular or not doesn't actually matter. The fact remains that you are FORCED to install Steam to play games like Skyrim for example.
If a person does not have Steam on their PC and wants to play Skyrim, they are FORCED to use Steam. Do they like Steam? Do they dislike it?
Does it matter? No. You either install Steam or you don't play Skyrim (legally).
A large amount of people stating "they only have that many people because they forced people to use it via x game" regarding Origin are the same people who've been using Steam for the almost decade its been in existence and the reason it was able to get where it is today started out by forcing people to use it via x, y or z game to build up a customer base for their store.
I don't care if you or anybody likes X more or less than Y, but if you're going to criticise and dismiss one of X's policies (aka "forcing people" to use clients) when that policy is actually an EXACT replica of Y's policies that was actually pioneered by Y, then your criticism of X for using that policy becomes nothing but pure hypocrisy and shows a complete lack of rational/logical thinking.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 10/31/12 at 6:56am