Simcity and origin

#1xelanamytPosted 1/14/2013 12:44:41 AM
Hi,

I realise I will have to get Origin to get the new simcity which I have yet to do as I have always used Steam or GoG for my pc games over the past 5 years and therefore I have a few questions for people who have experience with Origin.

1. Can you pre-load games a few days early like you can on Steam?
2. When do the new games unlock to play? I ask as sometimes games on Steam unlock at a time in the US (eg PST) and I live in the UK so sometimes I have to wait longer and therefore its a bit pointless to use a days holiday for a new game on release day.
3. Any general points about Origin that might be unusual or unexpected after being used to Steam for so long.

Thanks very much.
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#2A_Friendly_NPCPosted 1/14/2013 2:57:44 AM(edited)
1. Yep, you can preload games like steam.
2. the origin preload FAQ says that a timer will appear to countdown when the preload unlocks.
3. It's nowhere near as feature rich as steam, it's pretty much a game library, a store page, and a friends list.