Thursday, February 2nd 2012

Gamers and Publishers Worldwide Log On to Origin

With more than 9.3 million registered users and partnerships now with 21 different publishers, Origin, the direct-to-consumer gaming platform from Electronic Arts (EA) Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has quickly become one of the industry’s leading online game services in just over two quarters since launch.

Origin announced today that seven more publishers have agreed to offer their games for purchase and download. Led by Remedy Entertainment who will bring Alan Wake to Origin, additional publishers include Focus Home Interactive, Iceberg Interactive, Strategy First, Macro Games, Selectsoft and Legendo Entertainment. These publishers join 14 previously announced Origin partners, including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, THQ, Capcom, Trion Worlds and Robot Entertainment.

Origin has recently recorded several notable milestones:
  • Since June 2011, sales on Origin have generated more than $100 million in revenue;
  • Nearly 40% of all copies for Star Wars: The Old Republic sold to date were purchased via Origin;
  • More than 9.3 million users have registered and downloaded the Origin application, with daily active users peaking at more than one million players.
In addition to more than 100 titles from EA including Battlefield 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Need for Speed The Run and FIFA 12, top titles from other publishers on Origin include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third from THQ and Rift from Trion Worlds.

“The momentum that we’ve achieved with Origin since launching in June has been incredible, buoyed by great games and great partners,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President of Origin at EA. “Our fast-growing user base demonstrates the interest from gamers across the world in fully-connected, 365-day digital game experiences. We’re committed to evolving and expanding Origin to help players get the absolute most out of their games, and we’re just getting started.”

In addition to fast and safe game downloads for many of the industry’s most popular PC titles, Origin’s features provide a more dynamic and convenient play experience for the gamer. Beyond the fast download capability, automatic log-in and built-in customer service, Origin’s in-game overlay and chat with friends features make for a more lively social experience, and cloud saves let gamers save and continue games from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Live streaming demos on Origin also allow gamers to try some games before they buy.

For more information about Origin, please visit http://www.origin.com.
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48 Comments on Gamers and Publishers Worldwide Log On to Origin

#1
theoneandonlymrk
i like many have been forced to buy some games on origin, I like the way their turning them forcing me to play my games through origin, into some kinda big success the dicks, i bought B2 bad co on steam then they brought out origin that fecked that game for me on launch day as it dissapeared from my steam list (dicks all of em,dicks)

bought crysis2 2 months prior to launch on origin and despite that and it being tied to that account i still cant play it cos it activates every other load and has hit its activation limit for the 3rd time(im starting to think they are monitoring my spec and slight ocs void the activation?) im considering just cracking the tard of a game but origin would prob shaft me of my other games, the dicks

and despite buying BF3 full pre launch i still cant get rid of the soddin alpha or beta from My games library in it ,yet cant dl em cos they are Not available Yet Ha ha

and why when they have so many publishers signed up is it mostly still NFS sims and BF games + Batman AC


IMHO all online services such as EA and valve should be legislated to force the availabillty of all games on all dl shop fronts then they can truely work to better my experience and make me want to shop there instead of just Makeing me shop there.

rant over im pissed bout crysis 2 tho, long list of shit and ive still not finished it ,despite their effin great cloud storage and syncing crysis 2 saves dont carry over it seems, like soddin valve with many a game , DICKS


Go EA dicks
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#2
syeef
Can't pay with Paypal

Origin sucks... can't buy games because it won't accept Paypal.
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#3
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: syeef
Origin sucks... can't buy games because it won't accept Paypal.
I can't buy games period. I dont know what it is about my account but I get "Payment authorization failed" EVERY TIME, doesn't matter what PC, or credit card/Debit card I use, I get the same ERROR. I talked to the Live chat and they have no clue.
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#5
caleb
Where are all the no-steam whiners from BF3?
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#6
catnipkiller
by: phanbuey
im not buying Star Wars because Origin sucks so much :laugh:
I hope you know you don't need Origins to play swtor...
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#7
Roph
Origin is a cancer of the gaming world. I will never use it.
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#8
white phantom
damn bought bf3 just the other day as a 560ti bundle :S beginning to think origins not to shabby then n maybe i don want bf3 that much :laugh:? lol
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#9
NC37
by: phanbuey
im not buying Star Wars because Origin sucks so much :laugh:
You don't need Origin for TOR unless you buy it off Origin. TOR runs on it's own launcher. Just buy retail.

9.3m users, but how many log in daily? See, they won't tell you that. Outside BF3 players, it can't be very much.
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#10
NC37
by: LDNL
Ohh theyre so amazed by the numbers this "service" software has made. Another bloatware thats what it is and making it a requirement on the release of one of the most anticipated game of the year was dirty move to get in some of that action from steam
And if they had played nice with Valve, BF3 would have likely outsold MW3 on PC at least. Was a whole thread on the Battlefield forums months ago about people refusing to buy the game unless it was put on Steam. It was a stupid move by EA. If you want to take on Activision, don't limit your sales channels. You want more sales, not less!

TOR almost met with the same fate. There was talks it would be Origin only but I'm glad BW got smart and ran with their own launcher.
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#11
Syborfical
by: caleb
Where are all the no-steam whiners from BF3?
They played the game and realized its nothing new.
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#13
phanbuey
Might be buying retail... Lol I assumed it made you install origin to launch the game.
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#14
ViperXTR
EA games are super cheap in our region tho, as well as steam games (both retails ones)
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#15
arterius2
by: phanbuey
im not buying Star Wars because Origin sucks so much :laugh:
you do NOT need origin to play or download SWTOR, it has its own downloader like any 2Blizzard games, and once its installed, you just launch it like you do with any game.
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#16
Shihabyooo
Ha, at least you all are lucky enough to be able to ACCESS the store. I have to go through all the Proxy/VPN tunneling crap just to make a f*cking account. Origin is blocked where I come from. Took me a week to get Battlefield 3 Running. Gave up on Getting Crysis2 after hearing it was nixed out of Steam.

On a side note, it's kinda ironic to see EA being so hated when Activision isn't part of the subject!
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#17
mtosev
and where do you live?
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#18
Bundy
Origin needs to improve it's reliability significantly IMO.
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#19
acerace
by: arterius2
you do NOT need origin to play or download SWTOR, it has its own downloader like any 2Blizzard games, and once its installed, you just launch it like you do with any game.
He only needs two answer to be sure.
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#20
white phantom
OMG!!:cry: just had my first experience of "origin" and its absolutely awful! wouldn't even let me register bf3 on it just blanked out the box :banghead:piece of poo, had to use the ea activation link fs hate it already
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#21
phanbuey
by: acerace
He only needs two answer to be sure.
:roll:
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#22
INSTG8R
Well the irony behind it is, is that is no better than Ubi's Uplay. It's just an "always on" DRM. Same crap different package. That said I do have a few games on it. What choice do I have if I want EA'a big titles? It's Origin or no play. There is the rub of it and it will continue this way with new EA titles. You want it you gotta play it thru Origin...
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#23
phanbuey
by: INSTG8R
Well the irony behind it is, is that is no better than Ubi's Uplay. It's just an "always on" DRM. Same crap different package. That said I do have a few games on it. What choice do I have if I want EA'a big titles? It's Origin or no play. There is the rub of it and it will continue this way with new EA titles. You want it you gotta play it thru Origin...
in that case don't want - hopefully some bright EA VP will see that, and either re-vamp Origin or kill it outright.
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