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    EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    13 classic titles to start with. And EA Access subscriptions are coming to Steam too.
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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    that will stick in some folks' craw, is that EA classic titles on Steam will still run the Origin client when you fire up a game
    Not saying this is a good thing but isnt that how some Ubisoft titles on steam already work, you click to play on steam and it opens Uplay.

    I wonder if they have managed to negotiate a discount on the usual fee that steam charge cause otherwise it doesnt make much sense to sell the same item but see less of the money than getting people to buy directly on orgin

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Not saying this is a good thing but isnt that how some Ubisoft titles on steam already work, you click to play on steam and it opens Uplay.
    This infuriates me. I find it so frustrating that (unless I want them all open and running all the time to allow them to update in the background, advertise at me and steal my system resources) I have to update steam, then get prompted for a password for uPlay that I've forgotten as I asked it to save it and they all have different requirements, have to update uPlay, then have to update the game I want to play, and before I know it all the time I had to play a game has been stolen by launchers and forced updates for an offline, single player game. This utter cockwombleage made the latest COD unplayable and they tried to refuse to refund me. A single player game should not kick you out mid game if your internet connection sneezes. And whe game worked fine last week and the enforced updates being in bugs to make it unplayable (COD MW2, COD WW2, Metro 2033, etc etc), you are basically having someone come along to your garage with a hammer, let themselves in, smash up your car and go "OH LOOK, IT'S BETTER!"

    Launchers upon launchers are a plague on gaming and the reason I have stopped buying the latest titles. It really makes gaming unfeasible for someone who has maybe 30 minutes to snatch here and there.

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    I used to feel that consoles had the edge in turns of pick up and play but everytime i want to watch a blu ray and i turn on the xbox it does an update and i have to wait 15mins before i can watch the damn thing.

    Dont think you can escape it anywhere these days.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    It will be interesting to see how these will behave on Steam's Linux client under Proton.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    I have a lot of these games and won;t play them, I understand some may.

    But if your games aren't appealing for free, how do you expect to charge a subscription? Perhaps this is why they add them as filler?

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Not gonna sign some more nasty DRM and also I am I am not going to support EA with any of their products at all untill they start to actually make games again.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Already got the ones I'm interested in, and I already play them on Origin.
    Doesn't seem to matter which platform you buy them from, really....
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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    that will stick in some folks' craw, is that EA classic titles on Steam will still run the Origin client when you fire up a game
    Not saying this is a good thing but isnt that how some Ubisoft titles on steam already work, you click to play on steam and it opens Uplay.

    I wonder if they have managed to negotiate a discount on the usual fee that steam charge cause otherwise it doesnt make much sense to sell the same item but see less of the money than getting people to buy directly on orgin
    Not sure about Ubisoft on Steam, but it is for Ubisoft on EGS. I bought Anno 1800 recently, which did not mention that requirement on its EGS product page, and wound up refunding it after being unable to launch it from EGS, and unwilling to install Uplay.

    I don't really see what the benefit to the consumer of this sort of setup is. If you'd wanted to launch Dragon Age II from Steam last week, you could have done so with the "Add a Non-Steam Game" option.

    Seems like a more to make their products visible to a wider audience, and perhaps introduce more people to Origin, even if unwittingly. And while the margins may be worse, they've probably seen sales of these games fall fairly low on Origin before doing this, so that new business is worth it even with a smaller margin. All the more so if some of those people wind up buying other games on Origin.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Launchers upon launchers are a plague on gaming and the reason I have stopped buying the latest titles. It really makes gaming unfeasible for someone who has maybe 30 minutes to snatch here and there.
    Ahhh, my thoughts exactly.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    Waiting for Apex Legends to show up on Steam. Hopefully it won't need to launch Origin much like the C&C Remaster.

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    Re: EA brings former Origin exclusives to Steam

    All the Sims 4 DLC comes to £500+ on Steam and that's with 30% off, madness

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