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Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin

Capcom announces a couple of their games are now available on EA's Origin service: "If you're one of the millions who've visited EA's Origin digital delivery service, we have some good news for you. And if you're not one of those millions, maybe the addition of PC Capcom titles - namely Super SFIV Arcade Edition and Dead Rising 2 Off the Record - will entice you to check it out." Also, Develop has word that the service is offering users a free copy of Burnout Paradise, though this is apparently only for U.K. residents.

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18. Re: Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin Nov 16, 2011, 18:53 killer_roach
 
Honestly, I'm glad somebody is giving a credible threat to Steam, even though, to be perfectly frank, Origin isn't really what I had in mind.

Even still, there are things about Origin I love, in particular the ability to aggregate games no matter where you purchased them from (with the exception, from time to time, of Steam). For EA games, I'm no longer tied down to "well, let's wait for a Steam sale" - I can hit anybody's sale and tie it to Origin. Once in a while that sale comes from Origin itself, but usually not (GamersGate, Direct2Drive, Green Man Gaming, Amazon... have put games from all of them into Origin).

I like the idea of having the aggregation capability of something like Origin, but a publisher-specific one really doesn't work in most circumstances (for me, it would probably be imbecilic for anybody other than EA). Desura is the closest thing I have to it for indies, but I'd love to see the publishers get together and hash out a way of doing what Origin does across all of PC gaming, and then we'll see some real competition in digital distribution without having to necessarily be tied down to one walled garden (see the people who won't buy digital download games unless they're from Steam).
 
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