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EA to go 100% Digital, Calls NPD 'Irrelevant'

Discussion in 'News' started by TheMailMan78, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. D007

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    Lol people comparing steam to origin.. I don't like either of them tbh. The moderators at steam will lifetime ban you on a whim or if u piss off a freind of theirs, then they won't even talk to you about it.

    Origin is fine, it's just very basic, no frills. It's what I expect from EA. They want to make money, not a community..
    Is Origin a constant DRM? If not, origin takes my vote.. I don't like crap running in the background when I'm gaming and steam has a tendency to go crazy on memory useage..

    All I know is, if prices go up when they should be coming down. I'll just stop buying from the companies who are slimy like that..
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    Play BF3 online without it.....go ahead.
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    I don't play Bf..lol.. I don't even know what you are talking about tbh XD.. You can't play BF3 without origin? What is it DLC related? Packs and maps, etc? That you paid 80 extra dollars for? Yea.. That's not a rip off... lol...
    Hey everyone, run to play BF, it only costs 100 dollars to get started.. lmfao.. ridiculous..
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    Yeah......um you're ignorant of the situation.
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    People pay monthly to play WoW and they think thats fair......
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    The topic is about origin and EA going digital. I may be ignorant of BF, but that is by choosing.. EA is not "ONLY" BF... Kind of ignorant to state that it is..
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    Valid point. My main hate for origin is there stupid pay system. I could not buy a game from EA/Origin for almost 2 years due to some kind of account issue saying I was buying from another country when I was not so they flagged my account. Took a senior EA manager to fix the issue after countless email/tickets later. To buy BF3 I waited on the phone for 3 hours listening to gay elevator music.

    Steams buy system.... never had a single issue.
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    Not really. You said and I quote "Origin is fine, it's just very basic, no frills. It's what I expect from EA. They want to make money, not a community..
    Is Origin a constant DRM? If not, origin takes my vote. " Its a constant DRM. You are in fact ignorant of the purpose of Origin. Its exactly like Steam.
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    The topic wasn't about origin being a constant DRM, you should read the OP..
    It's about digital distribution. Me knowing origin is a constant DRM is not some kind of validation point for me posting in this topic.. I think you are ignorant of the OP.. ^^

    Anyway, you ask questions, then you find things out.. Would everyone here like me to point out what they are ignorant towards today? Because I can start doing that.
    I think the fanboyism in this thread is making people get all pumped up. EA and STEAM don't pay your bills, relax fellas..

    I rarely had a problem with steam buying games..
    I have had issues where it's stuck a game in downloading though at a % but the % won't go up of finalize. I have had some instances where I had to delete some inf files I think, so steam would not brain fart..

    Regardless I think it's generally good to have competition. If steam is the only digital site they'd corner the market and that never works out for consumers..
    I love the games that come from EA and Valve as well.
    They both have great things about them, both have some issues..

    Can't say I prefer either.. One thing I do know is that I hate how willing EA is to rape it's customers at every turn.. They'll save tons of money in distribution, packaging and all of the other micro management they loose by going digital but will we see any savings?
    No, not only will we not see savings, EA will come up with some elaborate "and 100% BS" reason, as to why they need to raise prices..

    I can't believe people actually think the excuses are valid reasons, it hurts my brain.. It's just so painfully obvious.. If you cut out the fat, you make more money..
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    You didn't ask any questions. You made emotionally charged comments with a biased swing against the facts which proved you were ignorant of the situation.
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    Emotionally charged? lol.. seriously?

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    Lol people comparing steam to origin.. I don't like either of them tbh. The moderators at steam will lifetime ban you on a whim or if u piss off a freind of theirs, then they won't even talk to you about it.

    Origin is fine, it's just very basic, no frills. It's what I expect from EA. They want to make money, not a community..
    Is Origin a constant DRM? If not, origin takes my vote.. I don't like crap running in the background when I'm gaming and steam has a tendency to go crazy on memory useage..

    All I know is, if prices go up when they should be coming down. I'll just stop buying from the companies who are slimy like that..
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    If I was emotionally charged I'd of said something like "I'm going to storm into their office and start firing wildly".. I think your emotionally charged, everything you are saying in this topic points to it.. Idk why you think everyone who posts in here is directly challenging you or something.. I'm just speaking my mind.. That's what forums are for..

    I'm too stoned to be emotionally charged...lol..
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    No Im talking about this post......

    That's emotionally charged biased rhetoric. You even included emotional acronyms like "lmfao".
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    I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree.. lmfao is like saying lol or rofl.. It's not like im storming in with guns blazing screaming about lawsuits and profanities.. I brushed off EA's lack of care for consumers years ago..

    Thinking something is funny doesn't mean I'm all bent out of shape about it.. You seem to be bent out of shape, about even the idea of anyone being bent out of shape..
    Does everyone have to share your opinion in here or something? Was that a prerequisite to posting?
    Jeeze.. I have to fight for my own opinion apparently....lol..

    PS: Might consider having a mod clean up this thread.. Getting off topic..
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    I think if the NPD included digital downloads with any accuracy people would see that PC gaming is as big as its ever been. Even more so I bet. EA isn't this rich by being stupid. They know this.
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    Have you contacted support?
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    I had the same issue Frick. I have the disks and they said it was listed under my old email and they said its non-transferable......even after I showed them photographs of me holding the disks :laugh:
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    Ah it's that kind of support then. Microsoft (in Sweden at least) are good that way.
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    did you forget server expense?
    power usage for said servers?
    back ups of said servers in case of issues?
    servers across the world for multiple regions to maintain download performance?
    Cost of paying people to keep those servers in top form
    Cost of storing user data, for said games keeping them tied to various accounts various backups of said accounts.
    Cost of support across clients with live support built into the Origin client

    shall I continue, all these factor into the cost of a server, Games that dont sell or get downloaded often still need to be maintained on said server etc. All this adds up,

    My guess is it adds up to about the same cost as buying discs burning discs making packaging and shipping to stores.

    Theirs alot more that goes into keeping their servers running properly up to date and most importantly SECURE, security probably being the biggest burden,

    Im just playing devils advocate here i could care less its Origin it sucks as theirs no sales ill always buy from Steam do to this.

    Its good to see them moving toward Digital as ease of access, maybe over time they will conform in order to compete better and thus we will see sales etc, as with any product money talks bullshit walks,

    and customers like deals lol
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    well for starters, the ad spam every time i boot my fucking PC... thats lame ass shit right there. not cool EA... this is MY computer, you have no right to FORCE me to use your software and then FORCE ads on my screen.

    NO OTHER program i have installed EVER does that, so who at EA thought it was alright to spam ads?
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    My guess would be that it costs more to maintain the servers than distribute physical media.
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    Mine only spams adds when I launch an Origin title. You may need to disable some function to get rid of startup adds. The Origin spam I get is exactly like the semi annoying Steam pop ups/sales updates that you get every time you launch Steam.
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    The person who foresaw that you would buy the product in spite of the ads?
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    bought bf3 pre-release, had no idea ORIGIN would start spamming 3 months later.
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    You're an idiot. Everyone knows the Internet should be free for everyone and the government should pay for everything via taxes on the evil rich.......:laugh: j/k
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