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Now I have hated EA since the early 90's, ever since Desert Strike on the SNES. So that's around 20 years of my 28 years of life. But after using Steam for a while and then having to use Origin, I realized that I really don't like Steam. I think Origin might be a better game launcher.

I've never had problem launching a game in Origin without internet, but with Steam, if I had no internet then I was SOL.
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I cant comment on origin launching offline as i dont have many games on it i have never tried to launch offline, but as far as steam goes launching off line is a NIGHTMARE. Its such a joke and i dont understand why more people arent complaining, nearly impossible to launch a game offline mode in steam. the complain i would expect to find is, " i bought the game why cant i play it whenever i want no matter my Internet connection"

often in the summer months my internet is down and i simply cant play my steam games. grrrr.
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i dont like steam, because it was like 2007 and the race 2007 or something game i bought was only working with steam, and i couldnt create a user so i never got to play that game. its since that day i hate steam.
     
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Originally Posted by Poisoner View Post

Now I have hated EA since the early 90's, ever since Desert Strike on the SNES. So that's around 20 years of my 28 years of life. But after using Steam for a while and then having to use Origin, I realized that I really don't like Steam. I think Origin might be a better game launcher.

I've never had problem launching a game in Origin without internet, but with Steam, if I had no internet then I was SOL.

My internet goes out sometimes but I can still play, steam has an offline mode that just requires a 1 time validation, but of course that 1 time validation has to happen prior to you losing internet as the validation requires internet, but assuming your internet comes back you can do that and play offline for days.
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First off, I'd like to put my $0.02 in on EA...

I think they are the company everyone "Loves to hate"... sort of like how everyone seems to hate Comic Sans, but without a real reason (Personally, I don't care. It's just a typeface to me, but some people literally go out of their way to denigrate it lol)

Also, as far as the game launchers go - I'm with you, but only partially. Both of them are trash. Think of it like the US election: You essentially have two options (Don't listen to the small guys in the corner actually fighting for your freedoms and your civil rights, they aren't important tongue.gif). One is trash, the other is garbage. You just have to choose which is worse.

To me, origin is just wastepaper that has piled up too much in the office. It's a bit of a hassle to deal with, but if you can manage everything it becomes more or less seamless. Steam on the other hand, well that's like rotten garbage that you can't seem to find... the smell permeates, and it's just horrible living with.

Alas, we must use them as the only alternatives are illegal, or nonexistent.

Origin never gives me problems launching games locally, I have had issues with Steam though. Either way, good luck OP!
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post #6 of 14
Steam is awesome.
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Never had any problem with either
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I'll take steam over origin any day. I'd still rather not need either though.
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Origin just has a nicer UI and Layout due to it having been programmed after steam and uplay were released. It's nice to have a slider to adjust the box art size, but really who cares, I got the exact same box buried under a pile of dust right now.
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Quote:
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Origin just has a nicer UI and Layout due to it having been programmed after steam and uplay were released. It's nice to have a slider to adjust the box art size, but really who cares, I got the exact same box buried under a pile of dust right now.
Also look at steams big picture ui though I think that's the best ui there is at the moment
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