I wouldn't have a problem with this, except that it bodes poorly for EA's service. It makes it seem like they're not confident that it will top Steam because its more fully featured and better for the consumer. I dislike fragmentation when its not for the sake of genuine capitalistic competition, but just to screw consumers.coopolon said:I think this is premature. Steam has too much penetration and Crysis 2/Alice don't have anywhere near the clout to pull the Steam diehards away. BF3 might, but I doubt it as well. Steam is just too well entrenched at this point.
PatzCU said:If BF3 isn't available on Steam, I'll just buy the game from Amazon.
venne said:It's just a rumor, but I've heard from a mole deep inside Microsoft that the Windows team is working on a service pack that will allow any version of Windows, from XP up, to run multiple programs of the same type. They got the idea when people had to uninstall Internet Explorer to use Firefox or Chrome. It's cutting edge stuff if they can pull it off. Supposedly it's been delayed to a Q1 2013 release as it's more difficult than they expected.
Hold out hope! In a couple years you may be able to use Steam and Origin on the same PC!
fly high ~ayunite~ said:How is this any different than what Steam/Valve does with their own games? I mean, I wouldn't expect Valve to put their games up on EA's Origin.
1-D_FTW said:#1.) Fuck EA. You wanna fuck them, but not yourself? Hurt them where it counts. The wallet. Retail gives them the smallest cut. They'll see less of your money than any other method.
This man understands.beast786 said:If anything, you should be pissed at valve for starting this crap about valve games only on steam.
Aside from a few trivial features, they're essentially the same when it actually comes down to playing a game. I need both obnoxious clients in order to play my game.mhayze said:To steal a meme from Winston Churchill, "Steam is the worst PC online gaming service, except for all the other PC online gaming services."
Seriously, you trust EA more than Steam? Really? REALLY?
EA's service typically adds as much or more time after the game has launched as it logs in.szaromir said:I am not as fond of Steam as many people here. Maybe it's only my PC, but Steam adds 15-20 seconds to the booting process of any game which is really annoying. If other DD services help me avoid that and offer competetive pricing than I have no objections using them.
GJS said:No problem for me, I'm not obsessed with sticking to Steam the programs are a pittance to run and I don't really care about the route publishers are taking to take on Steam.
The fact that they are advertising Crysis 2 as "Only on Origin" now means it will likely be pulled from the other services as well, Steam was just the first store to act.
szaromir said:I am not as fond of Steam as many people here. Maybe it's only my PC, but Steam adds 15-20 seconds to the booting process of any game which is really annoying. If other DD services help me avoid that and offer competetive pricing than I have no objections using them.
Salazar said:I'm already done with Origin after EA Download Manager kept on trying to install it, and then threatened me that I might not be able to play EA content if I stopped it.
EADM = Origin.Salazar said:I'm already done with Origin after EA Download Manager kept on trying to install it, and then threatened me that I might not be able to play EA content if I stopped it.
Ploid 3.0 said:The thing with steam is that you have to boot it everytime you want to play a steam game. With Amazon, Orgin, and GOG(?) I don't. I can just hit the shortcut and bam. Orgin is just a way to download the game. When it's on your system you don't have to load it again.
venne said:Do you get lovely popup ads every time you exit a game with those other services?
If you're referring to Steam, you are aware that you can click the box to disable those ads, right?venne said:Do you get lovely popup ads every time you exit a game with those other services?
beast786 said:Why in the world would I wanna do that?
What is this rage based on?
Ploid 3.0 said:Wow, it's just a update to EA Download manager. This is amazing, so much anger over a logo change and a company that already had a download service to sell their own games on their site. EA is a publisher with the means to sell their own products, why wouldn't they do this?
What have they made exclusive to their store so far?Snuggler said:"It's just a update to EA Download manager"
Have you been paying attention? It's a publisher, known for being greedy and short sighted, pulling their content from preferred DD services and making it exclusive to their own. Unless EA goes against all logical expectations and offers a quality and/or competitive service, we will not benefit from this in any way. Ideally, they could run their store but offer incentives to use it instead of forced exclusivity, but instead they simply leave us with no choice.
Is it the end of the world? No. But it's EA trying to take a shot at Steam and we're caught in the middle.
GJS said:EADM = Origin.
You already had EADM/Origin installed, it's no different than the name change from EA Link to EA Downloader and then EADM.
I don't understand some people.
My PC plays majority of new games at 60fps and high settings, it's perfectly fine.Acosta said:Your PC sucks, that's not Steam fault. And competitive pricing to what? There is no competition here anymore, EA has removed it.
And good luck buying anything that's not EA from Origin, or do you see Activision, Ubi, and the rest of big publishers willing to give money to EA for selling their games?
Steam has a community, a catalogue and years of good service, Origin has nothing. I could give it a pass for The Old Republic for being a MMO, but for Crysis 2? or Battlefield? haha, no. If EA don't want me to buy more of their games, so be it.