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Starting April 4th Origin will be going all digital. This means the entire Origin game store will be entirely digital downloads for PC and Mac.
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Discs need to die
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Discs need to die

Tell that to my monopolized ISP which only offers 8mbit download. Then when they do something about it I'll gladly stop buying discs.
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Oh yeah, this is a great idea.

Because every Origin user has plenty of bandwidth to download the games right? Nope, no worries about download caps or data limits at all.

I'll be sticking to Amazon for my physical games instead of dealing with this ridiculousness. rolleyes.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 3/28/14 at 9:47pm
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Tell that to my monopolized ISP which only offers 8mbit download. Then when they do something about it I'll gladly stop buying discs.

You can still buy the games from a store just not Origin itself. As ATM you can buy a physical game on origin.

Though for people like you is the only reason to keep discs alive ATM. Though for anyone with cable internet I don't think the disc thing is a problem. I can download at 3-4MB/s from origin and steam. Even Titanfall was a pretty quick DL. Just a matter of time before they stop selling discs altogether.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock999 View Post

Oh yeah, this is a great idea.

Because every Origin user has plenty of bandwidth to download the games right?

Genius idea.

If no one takes a step to change then ISP's have no reason to change.
Hopefully with the influx of Video streaming and game streaming (playstation now for example) there hands will be forced into having to either

a) give a substation amount of bandwith
b) do not penalise people who download from "Official" sources
c) scrap the current malarky and go for a more sensible and manageable system
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Originally Posted by GekzOverlord View Post

If no one takes a step to change then ISP's have no reason to change.
Hopefully with the influx of Video streaming and game streaming (playstation now for example) there hands will be forced into having to either

a) give a substation amount of bandwith
b) do not penalise people who download from "Official" sources
c) scrap the current malarky and go for a more sensible and manageable system

Assuming ISPs don't take advantage of the high demand for bandwidth and jack up the prices even more.

Like you said, Video streaming and game streaming are becoming more common. Major ISPs know people can't live without their Netflix and their Steam downloads and they'll do their best to capitalize on that demand before anything else.

Large scale infrastructure change is a long ways away for these dinosaurs. That's why we need Google Fiber to give them a run for their money.
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

Tell that to my monopolized ISP which only offers 8mbit download. Then when they do something about it I'll gladly stop buying discs.

You can still buy the games from a store just not Origin itself. As ATM you can buy a physical game on origin.

Though for people like you is the only reason to keep discs alive ATM. Though for anyone with cable internet I don't think the disc thing is a problem. I can download at 3-4MB/s from origin and steam. Even Titanfall was a pretty quick DL. Just a matter of time before they stop selling discs altogether.

Oh I see, I thought it was all the Origin forced DRM games. I'd never buy from Origin if possible anyway to avoid EA making a flat $60. I always bought games from Russian retailers to minimize EA's profitability, and to get new games for 1199 RUB ($33 USD). My favorite is yuplay.ru for Origin games as none of them are region locked and install in English.
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Assuming ISPs don't take advantage of the high demand for bandwidth and jack up the prices even more.

Like you said, Video streaming and game streaming are becoming more common. Major ISPs know people can't live without their Netflix and their Steam downloads and they'll do their best to capitalize on that demand before anything else.

Large scale infrastructure change is a long ways away for these dinosaurs. That's why we need Google Fiber to give them a run for their money.

That's why I find it more beneficial for big corps to jump into the same pool as the rest of us. they have bigger mouths to shout so should be easily heard. IF they notice that bandwith issues affect there customers, Take netflix for example who are well aware and are shouting.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock999 View Post

Oh yeah, this is a great idea.

Because every Origin user has plenty of bandwidth to download the games right?

Genius idea.

If no one takes a step to change then ISP's have no reason to change.
Hopefully with the influx of Video streaming and game streaming (playstation now for example) there hands will be forced into having to either

a) give a substation amount of bandwith
b) do not penalise people who download from "Official" sources
c) scrap the current malarky and go for a more sensible and manageable system

A monopolized ISP such as mine will never willingly change anything because its going to cost them money to do and not make them any more money. Just because there is higher demand doesn't mean anything, they just charge more for this crappy speeds and nothing I can do besides cancel it and have no internet. They already raised prices from $30/mo for 8mbit because of demand.
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