Jerykk wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 05:17: Of which anti-consumer practices do you speak? Not selling their newer games on Steam and requiring Origin is pretty lame but at least Origin is better than Uplay. Uplay is utterly worthless.
EA's anti-consumer practices:
1) Boycotting Steam 2) Pay-2-Win 3) Obscene pricing (£40-45 for most new games, when on Steam they're typically under £30) 4) Draconian ToS conditions 5) Shutting down servers for games less than a year old
Now I don't expect every publisher to live up to my high expectations but at some point I have to draw the line and EA doesn't even come close to making the cut.
UPlay is an inconvenience but at least it's relatively innocuous; it's easily preferable to GFWL. Origin is an alright client and I don't even have any problem with games on Steam requiring it but I personally like to buy all my games on Steam for practicality and for the community features.