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How does Origin stack up to Steam?

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2 years ago#1
I don't like EA much as a company but it seems NFSMW and B4 for PC are only on Origin. What have your experiences been like for people who've used both? Those sales are mighty tempting.
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2 years ago#2
uh

Just use both...why wouldn't you? Why choose?

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2 years ago#3
its better
no pixy badges, just games
2 years ago#4
Anyway, I like the UI a lot more than Steam's, but the actual content of the program is lackluster. It's little more than a launcher.
In some cases (BFBC2, TS3, BF3, BF4) it's literally a launcher that launches another launcher that launches the game.

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2 years ago#5
The client itself is fine. It just doesn't have all the games, community features or "personality" Steam has. Probably 'cause it's run by a soulless corporation.
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2 years ago#6
It's fine. I get faster downloads on Origin than Steam, but Steam has more features and more games. It's not malware, it's not spyware, it's not going to slow down your computer, it's just a minor inconvenience when starting the game.
2 years ago#7
In the sense that they're both superfluous programs you only tolerate to get to the actual content I'd call them about even
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2 years ago#8
i don't get why steam's interface is such a slow pos compared to the smoothness of origin.
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2 years ago#9
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Anyway, I like the UI a lot more than Steam's, but the actual content of the program is lackluster. It's little more than a launcher.
In some cases (BFBC2, TS3, BF3, BF4) it's literally a launcher that launches another launcher that launches the game.


LAUNCHCEPTION

to the OP though Steam is way way better than origin. I have both installed on my comp. Origin is not as good as steam since EA does not put forth enough effort to make it better but, it gets the job done I guess. At least its not as bad as when it first launched *shudders*
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2 years ago#10
Better program, worse actual service.

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Origin's launcher thing looks better then Steams and is a bit more streamlined, but the actual Origin service is kind of lacking.
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