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Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking

Origin News announces a new beta version of the Windows Origin client should now be available, with the OS X beta expected today (thanks VG247). They say this will roll out to the rest of the Origin "community" in the weeks to come, but those who want it now can still opt-in to the beta. Word is this adds streaming support, 64-bit enhancements, and achievement tracking:

After downloading this update, you'll notice that we've revamped the look and feel of the Application Settings menu. For PC users, if you've been broadcasting your gameplay, you'll appreciate the new ability to auto-archive your broadcasts. For you power gamers with muscular 64-bit systems on either PC or Mac, the new multilauncher will give you additional options for taking advantage of your hardware when starting up supported games. Finally, you can now keep track of all the achievements you've completed in Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, and Dead Space 3 on your Origin profile page. Start playing those games after updating Origin, and watch your Origin Point total (displayed underneath your name) increase by completing their achievements.

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19. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 11, 2013, 01:57 Ladron3dfx
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 10, 2013, 08:15:
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!

http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

Steam is a subscription service, you purchase a subscription to access to their library of games. Access can be revoked for all subscribed games in violation of terms. Failure to agree to changes to the Steam Subscriber Agreement will cause the users access to be locked until he/she agrees to the terms.

Offline mode is 30 days or less, changes to hardware will cause the offline mode to fail. Other factors will cause the offline mode to fail, Steam is not forthcoming on the details of offline mode failure. It is not permanent offline mode, only temporary offline mode. Only 100 indie games can be actually played without the Steam client running out of a catalog of several thousand games. Offline mode is not the Steam clients best feature.
 
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18. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 09:11 nin
 

"several hundred megabytes"! Dear god! It's using 1/32nd OF MY RAM!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SO UNFAIR! I AM OUTRAGED!!!!!

You see half of Origins catalog are actual Steamworks games with no indication of the Steamworks requirement on the product page.

Sounds like an origin problem.

 
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17. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 09:07 Verno
 
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.

Good. Everything was a total clusterfuck before, I'm pretty happy with our new overlords.
 
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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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15. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 07:34 Mr. Tact
 
So, you are an ex-Steam employee looking for some payback or what?

I don't buy it. If you make a good game you can tell Steam to shove it, if you want to. Minecraft being an excellent example of success without Steam -- although I don't think Persson was purposely flipping the bird at Steam.

I suspect you'll find more Indie devs. who appreciate the pluses they get from Steam than ones who hate it for all the restrictions created by them. However, even if I'm wrong -- it's clear that Steam isn't required for success. Only having a good game is.

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14. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 07:21 Ladron3dfx
 
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.
 
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13. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 10, 2013, 00:09 Jerykk
 
DangerDog wrote on May 9, 2013, 15:19:
I can't blame EA for wanting to cut ties with Steam either, who died and made them god of all pc game distribution?

The millions of people who use Steam, I'm guessing. I'm also guessing that the majority of those people only buy PC games from Steam. Unlike Origin, which people only use because EA slaps it onto all of their games, Steam is used because people like it. Yes, Valve integrates Steamworks into their own games too but they only release games like once every three years, so that isn't really enough incentive to keep people on Steam. Most publishers use Steamworks now because that's what consumers demanded.

Like it or not, Steam and PC gaming are largely synonymous these days.
 
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12. Re: Origin for Windows May 9, 2013, 22:15 deqer
 
Darth Guybrush wrote on May 9, 2013, 16:11:
Tell them I hate their fucking popup windows. I mean why???

At least Steam waits until you're done gaming first before the popup (of new games) pops up. It doesn't shove the popups at you soon as you login. No. It waits until you're done gaming (and about to close Steam).
 
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11. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 18:32 Longjocks
 
Surely achievements are the absolute last thing you need to worry about adding to something like this? Sure, more power to those who enjoy that stuff, but make a poll of important changes to Origin and I doubt achievements will exactly rate highly over more important functionality.  
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10. Origin for Windows May 9, 2013, 16:11 Darth Guybrush
 
Tell them I hate their fucking popup windows. I mean why???  
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9. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 15:21 nin
 
who died and made them god of all pc game distribution?

The customer and his/her card.

 
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8. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 15:19 DangerDog
 
Plenty of games use loaders before you actually get to play the game, I take issue with ones that install background services that start up and run all the time. HiRez does this for example.

I'll put up with things like Origin and Steam rather than going back to the old ways of crap like starforce protection. I can't blame EA for wanting to cut ties with Steam either, who died and made them god of all pc game distribution?
 
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7. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 14:49 deqer
 
EA, you're still 10 years behind Steam, on tons of features and functionality and solidness--due to your own greed.

I know your ego--with Battlefield franchise(running on Frostbite/DICE)--makes you think you can do this, but not me.

Your reasoning for leaving Steam is very poor, and for that I will not support you or your Origin platform alternative.
 
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6. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 14:33 cocoreno
 
Eh, more achievements. Wonderful.

Good or "fun" achievements should be baked into the gameplay itself, not tacked on as some meta-game.

That said, I have read some entertaining stories of folks who's only purpose (usually XBOX Live) to up their achievement scores by trading and playing the most awful games, purely for achievements. Entertaining in the same way as watching Hoarders or Locked Up series, that is.

 
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5. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 14:14 TurdFergasun
 
Origin uninstalled: Achievement Unlocked! Computer +11 integrity!  
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4. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 12:53 Saboth
 
I don't care about multiplayer, profiles, achievements, point totals, facebook, twitters, or anything remotely similar. I want to click an icon and play a game as fast as possible, whether I'm online or not. No login, no passwords, no required connection, period. Stop adding useless junk just to perpetuate your "online requirement".  
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3. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 11:59 Creston
 
Verno wrote on May 9, 2013, 11:04:
I didn't even know they added twitch.tv integration, that's great. That's how you get a one up on Steam, do it with features and not silly "you cant have our games nyah nyah" crap that puts the consumer in the middle.

Yup. Though seeing my "Origin Point total" go up is not exactly making me squee with delight.

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2. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 11:47 Tanto Edge
 
Oh good, now I can-- *sniff sniff* Oh, this is EA.
*shoots it*
*walks away from explosion*
 
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1. Re: Origin Update Adds Achievement Tracking May 9, 2013, 11:04 Verno
 
I didn't even know they added twitch.tv integration, that's great. That's how you get a one up on Steam, do it with features and not silly "you cant have our games nyah nyah" crap that puts the consumer in the middle.  
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