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I would just like to say that Origin is really as bad as everyone says

#41SavageDonzillaPosted 9/12/2013 9:41:09 AM
steveboblarry posted...
2/10


I have had no problems with Origin since I reinstalled it when the EA Humble Bundle came along. As a matter of fact, I've actually purchased more games through it/for it so I have a dozen or so games. There is nothing wrong with Origin, sure it doesn't have the game selection or sales of Steam but Steam did suck ass back in the day too.
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#42r0ge00Posted 9/12/2013 10:31:27 AM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
People need to understand that Steam having the monopoly in digital distribution of games is not in the consumer's interest.

But there are also negative things that we see that is a result of their position in the market. The artificially high prices for COD games is one example of a pricing strategy that is only viable because of their position in the market.


They have nowhere near a monopoly though. Amazon, GMG, GOG. There's plenty of lesser services too like Gamefly, Gamers Gate, seedy looking Russian game key sites, etc.

Also, the pricing for COD is 100% set by Activision. COD games are always priced high and hardly ever go on sale for more than 50% off for PC and consoles.
#43Orestes417Posted 9/12/2013 1:01:00 PM
Here's the thing about sales. Amazon and other retailers frequently destroy Steam and Origin on prices these days so it's pretty much irrelevant to list the sales as a major point for or against either. I can't even remember the last time i bought a steam game directly from steam or the last time I even bothered to look at Origin's catalog at all.
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#44SirisS-G-PPosted 9/12/2013 1:32:10 PM
If you think Origin is bad, Try playing Lost Planet 2 with the GameFly digital download service. Suddenly Origin isn't that bad anymore.
#45sonicteam2k1Posted 9/12/2013 4:00:01 PM
Eclypse9810 posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/eas-origin-service-is-basically-spyware-according-/1100-3616/

"It's fair to point out that Valve's Steam service also does some of the things listed here when you use it. However, the trick is that Steam allows users to opt out of any and all such practices. Origin has no such opt-out feature, and in fact states that you cannot use the service at all unless you agree to their terms."


Posting information that's been outdated for over 2 years doesn't make you look smart, informed or bright. It makes you look ignorant.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-changes-origin-eula-6331203


doesn't matter. you cannot disable it, so origin still sucks. until I can disable it, it will always suck, no matter what they say about my personal information
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#46BogePosted 9/12/2013 4:04:38 PM
It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. The sheeple will still use it.
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#47DerPancakePosted 9/12/2013 4:07:04 PM
I don't see how any of you are blaming EA. Thats your own fault for not reading the Terms.
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#48MaxCHEATER64Posted 9/12/2013 4:27:35 PM
HighOnPhazon posted...
I don't have unlimited Bandwith


There's your first problem.

HighOnPhazon posted...
That's some quality right there. A save file configuration .exe bricks an entire game and all DLC so Origin never opens it.


PEBKAC

Boge posted...
It doesn't matter if it's good or bad. The sheeple will still use it.


I've only used it because I wanted to play games on it that I couldn't get any more.
**** me for not caring how I play my games, right? CLEARLY the launcher is more important than the actual game.

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#49therickmu25Posted 9/12/2013 4:38:33 PM
HighOnPhazon posted...
It's a terrible program and If I could kill it, I would kill it with fire, then I'd pee on the ashes, then light the pee soaked ashes on fire again.

I'd go into detail why I'm pissed about this crap ass program right now but I don't want to waste too much time, but I'm sure people will come to their own conclusions. Everything good about Steam is not here, everything bad about Steam (which is very little) is tripled here.


So instead you waste time making absolutely no argument towards your claim.
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#50AtomicPenguin76Posted 9/12/2013 4:49:13 PM
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
People need to understand that Steam having the monopoly in digital distribution of games is not in the consumer's interest.


No, but they don't have a monopoly either. They're popular because many people feel it's a better alternative than any of the competition offers.

Gamestop's DD service is horrid. Uplay is terrible. Origin in my experience is clunky, crash prone, and another password to remember for a service that tries to do the same thing as a better one with more available options on it.

For my part, I've tried buying things from Origin more than once but failed every time I've attempted it as it insists my credit card is from outside the United States (the same card that works on Steam, Amazon, and everywhere else I've ever tried it). I've never had a download fail on Steam, but the two games I own on Origin have both had it happen and both failed updates from the service and had to be reinstalled afterward as well.

If you like it, cool. Enjoy. Problems and people's frustrations with it are pretty well documented, though, and with EA you never know what you're getting or when they'll just decide to terminate service or whatever else with the money you've spent there.