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

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

  1. theoneandonlymrk

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    and there was me saying threads are not pety these days.

    Imho EA should stfu untill they get a decent amount of games on origin(which ive no roblems with GUI,wise), and they deffinately need to UnGay their system, while i understand that it costs to run a server, once thats up and running anyway it shouldnt cost that much more to host more titles, and when they brought it out they said you would be able to link your older EA hardcopies to it, Crysis still wont, NFS pro street wont and many other titles i own that are not That old, to link them id have to buy them again, epic FAIL and not gona happen plus EA assed up my steam bought(pre and stupid) crysis 2 so bad i didnt play it for months and it now isnt installed thru steam but origin, yet in the steam folder and even then i had to get onto EA online to get it working.

    Seems to me EA's burning more bridges then its building, and i only prefer steam due to the larger catalogue, and OBV beause they do deals and good ones at that.:D:D something EA think is ruining the sector(dicks)
     
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  2. Therion_I New Member

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    I'm not forgetting these things, but if these things add up to more than physical media then why are we bothering down this road in the first place? Ease of use? Is that what it's called when I can't play my games offline?

    I've no insight into the industry so I could be well off the mark but personally I don't imagine back end stuff comes to more than printing, shipping and having stores take their cut. If it did then how can Origin and Steam then sell for a more reasonable price later on? It all just smacks of trying to wring money out of people.

    In terms of back end stuff, why aren't they doing more to promote P2P and thus reduce their server loads... oh right, it's because everyone believes P2P is used by pirates... ARRrr me 'earty!
     
  3. TheMailMan78

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    Because P2P will destroy security. I'm not gonna give out my credit card to a service and then download the good from some random seedier who injects hacked DDL's.
     
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    Do you even use Steam? Origin only shows you the ads when you sign in. And Steam does the same thing, and right after you close a game in steam another add window comes up.
     
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    Wouldn't that only be possible if they allowed someone top be the original seed rather than them being that seed and putting the torrent out there? I honestly think it's a good idea if companies want to save money, though for people who have bandwidth limits it will just make things worse. But for everyone else, it wouldn't be too bad.
     
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    Anyone who seeds the file can add a hacked DDL or any other BS.
     
  7. Mr McC

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    Then, you have a fair point, I stand corrected.
     
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    So you've never downloaded WoW or Diablo 3 from Blizzard who do use the P2P method unless you manually switch it off? Fair enough. It's been done before and it's been done securely.

    If you're that paranoid about your credit card then I'd suggest burning it and resorting to paper cash as frankly everyone you give it to is a potential security risk. Most decent Credit Cards have online fraud protection anyway so it's easy to get your money back. Hell, my bank even called me to tell me someone tried to use it to buy stuff from an online shop that I'd never used before just the other day. Turns out it was me but I was still impressed.
     
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    I bought a game from Origin and two days later my dog got ran over by a car. That never happened when I bought my games from Steam. Damn your black-hearted souls EA! Damn you!
     
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    as someone else said if this is the case and obviously it is to some degree for online gaming isnt cheaper...wtf is the point of this crap? Honestly I've hated steam from the first time I've had to deal with it playing skyrim es V....just utter annoying bullshit if it didn't load properly sometimes when server was slow etc I'd wait forever for it to load up and blah blah blah, there is an option to play offline etc but point is I'm NOT even playing an online game with other people WHY THE FUCK do I even need to get online to play a single player role playing game? Shouldn't even be an option...I like having my physical copy, you put it in the tray OR better yet it doesn't have annoying copyright protection that hardly works anyway on it and I just click on the icon and it loads up from my harddrive same way everytime poof!
     
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    hahahahah

    I dislike Origin, but not strongly. It doesn't have the catalog steam does, and it lacks the sales. Those are the two most important things to me. I only use it because I play Battlefield
     
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    way to go for "speeding up the process" and staying "following the latest trend" EA... :slap:

    i havent had an optical drive in my system for almost 5 years, and havent had one in my laptop for 2 years

    im shocked how many laptops actually still come with an optical disk drive...
    why make a laptop thicker and heavier to carry around?
    whats the last time youve seen somebody use an optical disc ON THE GO???

    some people MAYBE use them at home or in the office or when meeting friends... but how common is it that they are used on the go? and most of those situations are predictable, nothing "just comes up" requiring you to use an optical disc these days... those few people should carry an external drive with them which weighs about the same, making laptops cheaper and lighter for the vast majority...

    luckily intel FINALLY realized this as well and is suggesting no ODDs in ultra books, one of the few things they got right about those things...
    or maybe they only did it to cut costs, hah!
     
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    Well said, and EA, the bane of gamers and a turd-stripe on the underwear of humankind, intends to drag us kicking and screaming into the post-optical disk age whether we like it or not. Adapt or be left behind. Evolution 101.
     
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    i still have a single burner, just for makeing driving cds it seems, I had not considdered it but ive not bought a hard copy in a year or two

    Ive allready got 8 games via origin but imho they need to get all their back catalogue on it fast and allow disk copies ,ALL old disk serials to be tied to it if legit, simples via this they would garner some respect and support from the gamers(pc) inc me, origin has improved since the beta started but what is going on over their that its still a soddin beta:confused:
     
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    Can EA just come out with another Burnout game already? One that isnt anything like Paradise and more like Revenge.

    Edit: Also, why do we not get discounts on digital media compared to that of physical media? I dont want to pay $60 for a game for a digital copy when the physical media costs the same. I want $10 off.
     
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    EA This, EA that...

    Seriously, I stopped buying their product 2 years ago (accept burnout paradise). They are blabbering like gits with their mouth open for flies to lay their eggs.

    Need For Speed is getting crappier everyday, accept for burnout paradise. I still play that game...

    Need For Speed: Underground 1 & 2 (Holy **** Big GREAT game!)
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Great Game!)
    Need For Speed: Carbon (Graphics Improvement, needs improvement!)
    Need For Speed: Undercover (OK Game, needs more flare and WOW factor...)
    Need For Speed Pro street (Crap, who made this ****?)
    Need For Speed: Shift 1 & 2 (WTF? This game is the biggest downfall! The game is buggy, glitch as hell (even worse on Shift 2), features and contents are limited.)

    Notes: In Shift 2 (PC), it looks more like a port version from PS3, even if you set graphics quality to the max. That is disturbing and lazy...

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3 & PC Edition) - Great Game! Needs more flare... Criterion can do better than that - com on!

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 (Criterion Game) - Car Modification are being stripped down or thrown aside... WTF? Criterion, look at the original: Most Wanted game! Open your firkin eyes!!!!

    Crysis - 1 & 2 - Still buggy as hell if you haven't notice. Most of the bug are located behind the game and the 'core' engine...

    Command & Conquer 3 + 4 --- The worse series ever made for public! The other version: C&C 4, it's even worse! The gameplay mechanics were stripped down like crazy, graphics are buggy (if you look hard enough). Even MORE disgraceful, they slap that "Always Online DRM" just for everybody to HATE like never before! What a total FAIL...

    EA, get a life...

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    This lists are endless... I will stop here...
     
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    they had it,, THE SIMS
     
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    Lets say you buy a game and its no longer supported.

    example: a fps and they turn off servers and remove game from accounts.

    You'll have nothing left basically.

    I'm not sure if someone mentioned this already.
     
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    I might actually play some ea games if they were f2p.

    Most just don't look worth the money. I enjoyed crysis, but borrowed that from a friend. Same with crysis 2, but that wasn't as good a game. The nfs games just don't interest me. I don't feel like playing bf3 for $60 when I have mindless shooters I am happy with. Friends tell me I need to play bf2142 if that is what it is called.
     
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    EA when are you discounting BF3 Premium or at least CQ? And can you push back BF4 until Fall/Winter 2014?
     
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    Probably never seeing as though Premium gets you all 5 DLCs for $10 a piece instead of paying $15 individually for each one. And not to mention EA isn't like Steam with discounting their games.

    Its not so bad, at least its not like a new COD every single year :laugh:
     
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    I picked up Karkand for $7.50 on a short 50% off sale,... so I have some hope.
     

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