Origin account required by EA

#1Nintendo316TPosted 10/23/2012 6:24:04 AM(edited)
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/23/ea-games-on-wii-u-will-require-origin?abthid=508698f0f871776a250003d3

Note: This is the same across all consoles and it creates an account for you if you didn't already have one.
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#2CloudStrife630Posted 10/23/2012 6:25:12 AM
So...old news...
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#3blunderminePosted 10/23/2012 6:25:28 AM
EA sure like to protect the stuff.
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#4RetroFanGirlPosted 10/23/2012 6:27:48 AM
Thankfully they stopped making/publishing anything I was interested in since TimeSplitters Future Perfect.
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#5parkourboybryanPosted 10/23/2012 6:32:36 AM
I'll worry about this if/when they decide to greenlight Mirror's Edge 2.

Although I really don't care, I'd expect the same thing to happen for PS4 and 720.
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#640DribylfPosted 10/23/2012 6:32:37 AM
Yeah, I can't imagine buying an EA product in the future that's not Mass Effect related

Man, it sucks that EA bought Bioware, ugh.
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#7EoinPosted 10/23/2012 7:00:23 AM
Yeah, EA games requiring their own account outside of whatever other online infrastructure that a system has is nothing new. It's the reason why it took so long for EA games to be online on Xbox (some people may remember the weird situation where even though Xbox Live existed, EA games were online on PS2 but not on Xbox). It's annoying but it's not major hassle and not different from other machines, and was probably inevitable given Nintendo's apparent almost total hands-off approach to online.
#8Helmsly2008Posted 10/23/2012 7:02:25 AM(edited)
Nintendo should of not allowed them to do this.
#9EoinPosted 10/23/2012 7:05:06 AM
Helmsly2008 posted...
Nintendo should of not allowed them to do this.

Microsoft tried that with the Xbox and the result was that EA just didn't allow online in their Xbox games at all. That was early in the online era for consoles, and lack of online in some of the major third-party multiplatform games was enough to make Microsoft give in. Nowadays online is far more important. If EA games on Wii U were offline (particularly the sports games), then anyone with another console would just buy one of the other versions.
#10sknmakPosted 10/23/2012 7:09:53 AM
EA isn't the only game company to do this. This certainly isn't new to gaming and EA has been doing this for years.....yes YEARS. Same setup just a different name [Origin]. This is new to Nintendo gamers. I understand the Wii online wasn't advanced as the other two consoles. Devs like EA, Ubi has focused more on their own internal services. I personally don't like this idea. Mostly due to the fact that the servers can be unstable. Meaning that if EA servers go down you can't play all modes of the game until the servers come back up. Especially if cloud saving is into play. I have no plans on purchasing any EA games either so this doesn't affect me. Still it's nothing new. EA always wants all of your information.
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