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Title: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: emmet on June 04, 2011, 06:13:33 am
Well, at least with its own games. (http://www.destructoid.com/ea-s-answer-to-steam-is-called-origin-launches-today-202752.phtml)

And I guess this means the end of the godawful EA store, too.
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: Ultimatum on June 04, 2011, 06:16:07 am
This should be interesting.
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: emmet on June 04, 2011, 06:22:44 am
Yeah. We'll see in 2 hours 40 minutes.
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: PatMan33 on June 04, 2011, 08:09:22 am
You just know they're going to have a decent system that is messed up by some tiny little detail that totally ruins everything.
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: Oviraptor on June 04, 2011, 09:53:59 am
Like they only sell games made by EA?
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: PatMan33 on June 04, 2011, 10:34:17 am
Hah! Yeah.

Why get it on their service when I can get it on Steam? :D
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: Kaizer on June 04, 2011, 02:50:05 pm
5 bucks says you can only download the games 3 times and then you have to rebuy them because of their perfect anti piracy system that locks you out
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: Clayface on June 05, 2011, 02:04:34 am
worst system ever,

I bought spore on the ea store when it first came out and used all my downloads, so now i couldn't play it again if I wanted to
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: Flisch on June 05, 2011, 03:24:37 am
Can't you ask the support to unlock additional slots, because you have new computers etc.? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: EA is taking on Steam
Post by: munchkin5 on June 15, 2011, 09:28:50 am
I decided I wanted to redeem my copy of spore I lost a while ago when i reformatted my hard drive, (it was a download copy). After some wrangling with E.A customer services, I've been directed to use their origin service and redeem it using my registration key, I will report back with my experiences and how it compares to steam.

EDIT: This failed. I learned some things about the service though, one being; if your EA account password is in the wrong format for the origin client it won't let you log on, at least until you've reset it and changed it to something it'll recognise. I eventually did this and logged in, only then to find out that i can't activate my game with it (despite being told to activate it on origin by EA customer service). I also learnt that spore is 10 cheaper on the origin store than on steam. The actual program works quite well however, even if it does work in a very similar way to steam an is just for EA's games.