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16. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 08:15 SpectralMeat
Ladron3dfx wrote on May 10, 2013, 07:21:
Funny, I haven't bought a Steamworks game knowingly in almost 2 years.

My recent Origin purchases should not count, as upon installation I was prompted to enter a Steamworks key, much to my surprise and disgust. You see half of Origins catalog are actual Steamworks games with no indication of the Steamworks requirement on the product page. =/

Steamworks has been integrated into almost all AAA titles recently released and in the foreseeable future by almost all publishers. Its client has become a bloated piece of software consuming several hundred megabytes of system RAM and slow to respond.

Steam was once a simple server browser that one needed for Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic and Half-Life. PC gamers did not need it to install and play a game by a different publisher. Steamworks now it is being forced down our throats by publishers, forced into activation on its service, forced to come between the user and his/her purchased subscribed game, forced to belong to a subscription service and to accept its user agreement or be forcefully locked out of previously purchased subscribed games on its service.
What subscription? Last time I've checked I do not have to pay a monthly fee to play my purchased games on Steam, and I do not have to be online or connected to the internet to play them either.
What is this subscription you are speaking of?
Steam works the same way as Origin, ones you activate your game online you do not need internet connection anymore.
By the way try not to complain much on the EA forums because they may lock you out of your purchased games. Have fun with Origin!
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