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What is wrong with just one i.e steam, uplay (for uibsoft), origin (for EA). This is starting to get a wee bit OTT, log into more than one just to play one game.
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Steam only seems like an evil when you forget to compare it to PSN/XBox Live. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox lock you into those platforms, but PC doesn't. There is far more opportunity for a competing gaming service here, and in fact there are several doing a much better job than Origin, almost specifically by NOT being as full-featured as Steam. (Who here doesn't love GoG.com?)

Of course PS3 and Xbox lock you into those platforms. They sell their own hardware at a loss (at least for the first few years) in an attempt to make up the costs in software sales. Opening up the gates for others to profit off of their own platform makes little sense even from my own perspective as a consumer. Even still, both platforms remain DRM free despite having no competition. In their current form at least, they're no more or less evil than, say, the Google Play store.
post #153 of 155
the thing that drives me crazy, is that every game I play wants me to log into some other service, I have so many unecessary accounts that I have to change the passwords on everytime they get breached. I should be able to play video games without making an account for whatever company published said game.
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the thing that drives me crazy, is that every game I play wants me to log into some other service, I have so many unecessary accounts that I have to change the passwords on everytime they get breached. I should be able to play video games without making an account for whatever company published said game.

Agreed, I avoid any game that requires any type of account (Steam, Origin, GFWL, Uplay, Etc.) I will wait until they are either free or on sale extremely cheap <$10. Last game I bought that required steam was Portal 2 which was $4.

My experience with steam has been better than EA.

A few years ago someone from OCN offered to gift me a few games free after claiming they got a big tax write off and wanted to offer free games to a few of us. Well I got a couple and a day later I found my steam account locked. Turns out he used stolen credit cards to buy the gifted games with, I emailed steam support notifying them of what had happened. They requested that I send them a scanned copy of a CD key of any of the games on my account with my user name written on it. So I did that and a couple days later I had my account back with the illegit games removed, I have yet to run into any further issues since then.


Now as for my EA experience, I bought Crysis Warhead on steam, and I did not know it had activation limits. When the issue first popped up I contacted them and the gave me one more activation and asked why i hadn't used the the authorization tool, which I had no idea until they told me about it. A couple months later the hard drive with my steam games on it decided to die and I didn't get a chance to de authorize. When i got a new drive and reinstalled Warhead I contacted them again and they said they couldn't give me anymore activations and only offered me a 25% off coupon to buy another copy, I told them right there that I will never buy another EA game if that is how they are going to treat me. So far after 4 years I haven't given EA a single penny since then.

Recently my brother had his Sims social account for Sims 3 compromised by a Russian hacker. After he sent in multiple photocopies of the CD Keys to his Sims 3 main game and expansions, EA did nothing to help regain access to his social account. So now my brother has sworn off EA after they wouldn't do anything to help him after doing what they asked him to do.
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+1 rep I never knew that but when I'm offline it says steam failed to connect.
You have to do it before you disconnect. I had to tether my phone so I could set it to offline mode not too long ago.
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