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Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games

EA announces it will waive its distribution fees on Origin for crowd-funded, "ready-to-publish" downloadable PC games for 90 days after launch. They offer quotes from prominent Kickstarter projects praising the move. "Crowd-funded projects are like the 'people's choice awards' -- a way for gaming fans to express what they want to buy and play. It's great to see a big publisher like EA acknowledging that and opening up distribution opportunities for these games," says Jane Jensen, President, Pinkerton Road. "I have had a long relationship with EA and it is great to see them recognize and support the crowd-funded games model," said Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment. "Having Origin waive their distribution fees for 90 days for fan funded games is a major economic bonus for small developers. We look forward to bringing Wasteland 2 to the Origin audience."

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36. Re: Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games May 19, 2012, 19:29 Jerykk
 
Origin is a non-functional piece of cat-piss which EA forces on people who don't want it. Origin requires you to satisfy the EA machine to play your single player game. By supporting and utilising Origin, you are supporting their anti-consumer behaviour. The only way this piece of shit will go away is if it's not supported.

Once again, Wasteland 2 will not require Origin. You can buy it on any digital distribution platform. If you don't like Origin, just don't buy the game there. Voila, simple. If you honestly think that publishers and developers are going to boycott a potential source of revenue (especially one that offers them 100% profit), you're terribly naive. Again, if you don't like Origin, don't buy Wasteland 2 from it. If nobody buys games on Origin, publishers and developers will stop supporting it. Simple stuff, really.

Your rage would be justified if Wasteland 2 were an Origin-exclusive but it's not so simmer down now mmkay?

This comment was edited on May 19, 2012, 21:09.
 
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