I've been using Steam since 2009, and while it has many advantages I'm afraid it still annoys me when it needs to be running to play Dragon Age. Do you know how awful it is to have a Dragon Age addiction and be unable to play for weeks because Steam refuses to even try opening if you're PC is offline? I had to haul my tower to my mother's, connect to Steam and restart in offline while connected just to be able to play DA at home.
It's annoying, I shouldn't need to connect to Steam to open an offline game. Getting around it was tedious.
Don't get me wrong, I love Steam, but it's ridiculous that after three years I still have that problem.
Insert CD-KEY into Origin
Play with Origin :P
I understand the ads in games and apps, etc. It allows you to release for free and still make money.
I don't really mind updates because any games that I need patched usually contain bug fixes (I'm looking at you, Bethesda).
A game being called "Free to play" and then giving benefits to those who give them money... totally understandable. They release a product for free, but give benefits to the ones who give them money. I'm sorry, but I think it makes sense. If it makes it unfair to those who play for free..I'm sorry, you're still playing for free. Don't complain.
On-Disc DLC is annoying. Having to pay for most DLC's is. But the people who are actually going to use the DLC don't mind, and it already comes on the disc, so it isn't an extra download.
1. motion blur, who the hell invented that???
2. achievements, especially when they have absolutely no purpose
4. goddamn account restricted savegames that can't even be copied or transferred to another console or pc