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Mostly because it's spyware and EA is a terrible company (just like Activision and Ubisoft). We complain, but then we bend over and take it every time. It's super annoying, but they know they've got us where they want us.
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A good listen. Totally agree with most of his points (except for the used games thing) 110%. This and Origin is why I will be boycotting ME3.
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Originally Posted by sweffymo View Post

Mostly because it's spyware and EA is a terrible company (just like Activision and Ubisoft). We complain, but then we bend over and take it every time. It's super annoying, but they know they've got us where they want us.

How is Origin spyware? Because it collects basic user information, much like Steam, Facebook, and Google do? I suppose you boycott all of those as well.

I also don't get why people complain so much about these things, then get them anyways, such as yourself. It just grinds my gears that people go against themselves so easily like that.
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Mostly because it's spyware and EA is a terrible company (just like Activision and Ubisoft). We complain, but then we bend over and take it every time. It's super annoying, but they know they've got us where they want us.

Do you have any proof that it is spyware? Like the poster above me said, I am not going to get all worked up over something so little and actually enjoy the game. Unlike some who will be "boycotting" and we all know how most boycotts turn out.
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After watching that video, I can agree with some points and I don't like that there is day 1 DLC, but I understand why and even the commentator acknowledges that.

I also f***ing hate how big Krogan(s?) are in multiplayer. LET ME ZOOM OUT.
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A good listen. Totally agree with most of his points (except for the used games thing) 110%. This and Origin is why I will be boycotting ME3.

it was actually way too long to make the point he wanted to make... and its absurd.

We get something you don't if we buy the CE...
and that is wrong somehow.
get bent.
    
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it was actually way too long to make the point he wanted to make... and its absurd.
We get something you don't if we buy the CE...
and that is wrong somehow.
get bent.

Imo, the video guy does make a valid point. Day 1 DLC that is a key part of the game means that the game doesn't actually come 'finished,' per se, but that people have pay more than the normal price to get a full game's worth.
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Here's a lovely shot of Origin accessing a bunch of files in some poor soul's tax declaration software...

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Yes, it is that bad. Yes, I will probably willingly put this software on my computer so that I can play ME3 (unless it has some terrible always-connected DRM because I usually have to use a proxy that blocks all that stuff). That is what I meant by them knowing that we are right where they want us.

As for the huge rant against even buying ME3, I don't really blame them for trying to monetize the game, including the day 1 DLC. Companies have been doing this for a very long time, and this isn't even the most egregious example thereof. Also, the Prothean squadmate is pretty minor in the game. It's not as important as this rather angry person, who makes money from views by the way, seems to believe.

And last I checked, the game is made by a BioWare, not by angry gamers, and it is a violation of BioWare's rights to say that you can't develop things at different times. Also, the collector's edition DOES come with the soundtrack. Weapons don't matter at all in Mass Effect as far as gameplay is concerned. The only weapon I even used from the DLC in ME2 was the Mattock.

This guy's job is to get butthurt about stuff and make people feel better about being angry. It's how he makes money. Once again, there's a difference between having a Prothean squadmate, and not meeting the character at all. Plus, they'll probably make this DLC free later on just like they did with some of the other DLCs in ME2.

Yes, as I said, EA is a terrible company, and I really don't like them, and they are mainly doing this to hurt GameStop (another terrible company) and the problem is with the industry as a whole. But if you have bought any game new in the past 2 or 3 years you have already had this happen to you.
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gameplay and cinematics scenes were totally worth my money and so i am buying the game despite the pain points the brit dude mentions.

bioware may have dropped the business ball when EA strolled over and bought them, but contentwise they have always created good games (except for dragon age 2, that was messed up drivel)
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Imo, the video guy does make a valid point. Day 1 DLC that is a key part of the game means that the game doesn't actually come 'finished,' per se, but that people have pay more than the normal price to get a full game's worth.

you do not need that mission to experience the story of Mass Effect...
its an extra part of the story. plain and simple.
    
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