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Old 06-15-2011, 09:41 AM   #61
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How about both of you shut the hell up, keep it out of the thread, and take it to PM?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:42 AM   #62
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BTW - I was able to activate one of my store bought EA titles on Origin (Red Alert 3). Anybody else try to do this on games already owned? I've always been very happy that Blizzard does that for their games and would have liked to have seen it caught on with others.
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That's *really* my problem. If they want to push Origin for whatever new franchises, fine, but games like those, that have an established customer base on other platforms should be completed.
Combined with this? Makes me think they'd be really smart to let you transfer EA titles from Steam to Origin accounts at no cost by verifying your Steam account.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #63
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How about both of you shut the hell up, keep it out of the thread, and take it to PM?
I'm trying, man. I'm fucking trying.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #64
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Combined with this? Makes me think they'd be really smart to let you transfer EA titles from Steam to Origin accounts at no cost by verifying your Steam account.
All Steam games come with the Key. Has anyone tried to enter one into Origin yet?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #65
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Holy crap EA, that's a bad move to bet against Steam. They've some hubris doing that.. As an investor, this is of great concern.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #66
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Cut guaranteed revenue in hopes of building a second third fourth attempt at an in-house DD model. Yep. Good move.
Don't forget they renamed and rebuilt the service three times already, all were failures and all had major problems that I recall personally. Maybe they'll get it right this time, but their track record doesn't give me good premonitions.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:50 AM   #67
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Holy crap EA, that's a bad move to bet against Steam. They've some hubris doing that.. As an investor, this is of great concern.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to start a fight, and I've got no money in them... But EA as a publisher... Why aren't you more annoyed that they haven't already made (successful) moves into this area? I mean, I get that they own developers too, but, they're primarily a publisher, right?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:51 AM   #68
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Don't forget they renamed and rebuilt the service three times already, all were failures and all had major problems that I recall personally. Maybe they'll get it right this time, but their track record doesn't give me good premonitions.
My psychic abilities failed me as I was only aware of my one lost copy of Battlefield 2142. Either way, I don't see this being permanent. They would have to do something that Steam doesn't already and while possible, I'm not the most confident person that EA will be the one to find it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:59 AM   #69
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Holy crap EA, that's a bad move to bet against Steam. They've some hubris doing that.. As an investor, this is of great concern.
So a corporation should never go after a leader of a particular industry? Makes for an awful boring corporate world.
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I'll admit I'm greedy, or cheap, or whatever. I'm looking at this more as a "nobody has sales like Steam" so I'm all cranky pants on possibly missing out on picking up Crysis 2 for $20 or less down the road.

Will EA combat that? Maybe, but why? If no one but you is selling your product, you can charge whatever you want.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #71
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I'll admit I'm greedy, or cheap, or whatever. I'm looking at this more as a "nobody has sales like Steam" so I'm all cranky pants on possibly missing out on picking up Crysis 2 for $20 or less down the road.

Will EA combat that? Maybe, but why? If no one but you is selling your product, you can charge whatever you want.
For the same reason Stream did? It's not like other online storefronts were serious competition for them, and they've done it forever?
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So a corporation should never go after a leader of a particular industry? Makes for an awful boring corporate world.
Perhaps they are all one giant shadow industry, changing leaders upon group decision once every couple years The Gaminati. A secret shadow organization bent on ruling the world through Digital Distribution. I guess if anyone had the cash it would be Valve or EA.

That being said, I like Steam far more than I did a while ago. It has grown on me and the sales help...uhm...or don't help actually (my wallet felt the pinch). Who knows though, lots of changes probably coming up in the next 2-5 years in this sphere. Then in 1-2 generations the consoles will make the total jump as well. And it will be anarchy for awhile.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:33 AM   #73
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Anyone else notice that Darkspore is currently Steam's mid week sale. Now that's timing.

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Don't forget they renamed and rebuilt the service three times already, all were failures and all had major problems that I recall personally. Maybe they'll get it right this time, but their track record doesn't give me good premonitions.
Of course it doesn't give you good premonitions, that's an oxymoron
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #74
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I'm not cherry picking; your argument is that you will buy for consoles (which constitute 'another' platform) instead of Origin because you don't want to juggle platforms. Your logic is flawed, and not because I presented in a biased manner.
Platforms on the same platform. Dig?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #75
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Of course it doesn't give you good premonitions, that's an oxymoron
Not at all. Based on what I've seen from them in the past, my visions for their future are bleak. Just ask these tea leaves... shit, that's not tea.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #76
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Wait, what happens to those who bought Crysis 2 on Steam? They can still re-download the game, right?

If not, that is one of the shittiest things EA has ever done, which is saying a lot. Even if they can still download the game, this is a horrible move IMHO.

I may never buy another EA game again. Good riddance, I guess. I own a few EA games on Steam, and if my ability to access said titles is revoked, I will be pretty darn ticked off.

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #77
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For me it's more about which company I trust not to fuck me over for relying on them for access to my gaming library. And honestly, I have a hard time believing that at some point in the next few years EA won't try to fuck over people who use them to access their gaming library. This is company who once thought you should only be able to download a purchased game for a year before you would have to buy it again.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

I trust Valve to provide me with a good customer experience for years to come. I don't trust EA at all, whatsoever. Despite the "strides" they've made in the last few years, the EA Store was awful, and they are still the company that shuttered some of my most cherished developers and threw their battered carcasses into the fire.

This has nothing to do with fanboyism and everything to do with previous experience. Trusting EA to provide a good online service is completely naive. Just look at the recent disasters with Battlefield and Dragon Age, for example.

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I couldn't have said it better myself.

and they are still the company that shuttered some of my most cherished developers and threw their battered carcasses into the fire.
What are some of the devs?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #79
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Not at all. Based on what I've seen from them in the past, my visions for their future are bleak. Just ask these tea leaves... shit, that's not tea.
Explains those posts in the NSFW thread

Ok...wait...no it doesn't. All of our posts in that thread are now effectively drug induced.
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meanwhile at EA:

Okay guys, this will be cool...lets start steadily re-releasing select popular old games through GoG.com....aaaannnnd then stop selling our new games on Steam so we can toot our own digital distro platform.


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I am unconvinced of the thoughtfulness of these actions.
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