Fion wrote on Jun 6, 2011, 18:54:
Doombringer wrote on Jun 6, 2011, 18:51:
I haven't bought a game from a brick-and-mortar store in a dog's age. It's either Amazon or Steam all the way.
We aren't saying this is a bad idea because we cant buy the game in a retail store. I haven't purchased a game from a store in ages either. It's that the game will ONLY be available via EA's shitty download service.
It's a little stifling, I agree, if that's the only option they're giving. You don't know how 'shitty' it will be, however. Steam launched years ago and was a steam-ing pile of crap, but it's shaped up since then and is a great content delivery service.
Maybe EA is greedy, or maybe this is simply their way of standardizing their content delivery, multiplayer and account management backends, anti-piracy, merchandise sales, etc, etc, into a single platform. I'm shocked, shocked, that gamers of all people, somewhat tech-savvy folks in general, aren't going at this with at LEAST an open mind. So many folks here will laud Steam and decry Origin, but forget exactly how Valve's service launched way back in the day. Or they'll be the types who are A-OK with Apple's iron grip on their App Store, or will slobber all over Notch's knob despite Minecraft's single-point-sales scheme, but will dump on Origin... geez people.