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61. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect 3 Feb 13, 2012, 23:38 Teddy
 
Prez wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 19:28:
Teddy wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 18:53:
Yifes wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 16:40:
Just curious, but what functionality does Steam provide that Origin doesn't?

Voice Chat
Multi-user chat windows
Game Recommendation system
Community Groups System
Steam Workshop
Patch Notes (product update) page for every game
Videos and/or Screenshots for every game available
Metacritic rating integration for most titles
Integration of Major Video Game news sites (PC Gamer, Eurogamer, Kotaku, etc)
Screenshot sharing system
Integrated Video Driver update System
Built in game backup system to avoid repeated downloads


Some of my favorite options on top of the ones you listed:

Flawless auto-resume on game downloads that actually works
Auto-patching feature (with the option to disable it if you prefer older builds).
Easy as pie game installation from archives again that actually works
Notification of which friend is playing which game with one-click join functionality.
A working (finally) offline mode.
Easy and robust gifting and trading features.

Unless something has changed since I tried it, Origin offered none of these.

Origin does have an offline mode, it's one of the options in it's menu (gear icon). It also has auto-patching, though it's an all or nothing feature in Origin, whereas in Steam you can select whether to auto-update on a per-game basis.
 
 
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