Mass Effect 3 Discussion
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I thought they did with their Account thing where you can download all their games from there.
People have been aggressive of Origin since it formed, although its essentially EA Downloader renamed and revamped. Why people are negative over something that is essentially the same as steam, but less intrusive is beyond me. Maybe they just love Steam. Who knows :P
As for shotgun's comment about my dislike for Steam and promotion of Origin. It is not to do with the fact that I am with EA at the moment, it is to do with the fact that Valve tried to get one over me when I originally bought HL2 and they said I was trying to use a warez key after I registered my legitimate cd-key, but could re-activate it for $10. Since then I have had a dislike for steam.
Anyways back to Origin, for years people screamed about how intrusive copy protections was on physical media, oh how they wanted something less intrusive and easier so their media could be protected. Hence why digital licensing platforms arrived, and would you adam and eve it people still complain like little 5 year olds. Why?
Simple, the people who originally cried about it, were people who wanted a title but was taking too long to be cracked, so people cried about it in droves they never bought the game etc although they said they did. When it finally got cracked..... the moaning died down, funny that. And then the same thing happened with Assassin's Creed 2 et al. But for some legit people they believe all this hype from the people who didn't pay anything and seem to be swept along for the ride.
As for the legit people who bought the titles and are not happy, Origin is not intrusive, it is simply just checking your account has access to the game and to check if you have the latest version (if you don't it will ask if you want to update it). That is not intrusive, so you have to start up a piece of software to have it get checked online (usually only lasts until the 1st major patch) to play a game. Wow.
How many people will play online with ME3? I am sure people who buy it will register the cd-key and also sign on in game to get the benefits etc. What you gonna complain that you shouldn't have to sign in to get the random extra DLC you got for trying out other demo's etc?
I think people expect things to be delivered on the proverbial silver platter, and that software should just start up instantaneously. Welcome to the 21st Century people, this is how games will authenticate and be protected.
I am sure you would like to make sure your own possessions are protected with the most updated methods also? Right?
True, but it's not a complete DD platform like Origin, Steam or Impulse. You also don't need it for Activision games....yet. Hopefully we never do. I've already got three DD platforms on my PC. I don't want anymore of them!
[Edited by Steven283, 2/16/2012 6:32:37 AM]
Thanks for proving most of my points, which you clearly didn;t even read.
@DAB: I was waiting for you to chime in. Quite simply: No.
No one in this thread has said they're not going to use EA products or Origin, just that they dislike it and dislike the fact that they're having yet another platform forced on them. Funny how all of those threads of old on hating Steam didn't attract so much defence and attention.
And holding a grudge against Steam from one incident XX number of years ago? At least most people with a dislike of EA and Origin have genuine concerns and problems on a constant basis.
However, I think this is about the time I exit the conversation. I don't feel like another mod warning for getting passionate over a subject.
Oh sky did I say I was not going to use EA's DP? I do not recall that. I do not mind using it. If its got to be that then so be it. I just Hate EA for ruining one hell of a Series C&C
[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 2/16/2012 6:42:14 AM]
And you certainly do need an AV even if you don't do bad things. Acquiring a virus is just for people who surf for porn or pirate games. There's countless ways for your system to get infected, even for the most honest, innocent person in the world. Not having any kind of AV is asking for disaster.
I've plugged into my PC as copy protection to run specific games. I've been to the dark times of copy protection, so just running a program ain't exactly intrusive to me. The thread's formatting got borked so a bunch of posts got deleted, so I'll repost my "waiting for games to get cracked" complaints I've had with EA, maybe you can address them with your omnipresence, yes?
-Misprinted CD keys/online passes not replaced by their support: has happened multiple times, have had to get them replaced at retailers.
-All my games bought through EADM had their CD keys invalidated with the move to Origin - their support essentially told me to stuff it and buy new copies on a new account. Multiple times.
-Less something that has happened to me but still a personal grievance, their continued "release everything as DLC for money we possibly can" policy is kind of unappealing. Especially when they release ~$270+++ in expansions for games like The Sims 3.
-Taking down servers for "games they can no longer afford to support for so few users." Well, after they release DLC and refuse to fix issues introduced by it, that is. And insist they can't use XBL/PSN/anything but their own servers.
-Possible plans to exterminate the human race. This might have been a doodle by an employee, so it might not need addressing. For now...
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