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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alice: Madness Returns
21. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 04:40 Fryz
Tell that to Valve, who basically built their service by making it the only way to play Valve games.

You are so short-sighted it's almost amazing.

Valve releases, what, one game every few years? How many PC games do EA release every year?

One of these things is not like the other.

Valve created Steam because nobody else was willing to create a service that would accommodate what they wanted to do with distribution, patching, content updates and connectivity. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant, that was their intent.

EA is railroading Origin down people's throats because they've already failed four times at creating a digital store and want to try and control the digital distribution market for their games. If you are naive enough to honestly believe that they won't be pulling their titles from D2D, Impulse, Gamers Gate, etc you're going to be in for a big surprise. They are one of the biggest publishers of mainstream PC games, this will absolutely destroy the other digital distros. Especially if some of the others, like Ubisoft, see the success and follow suit.

So no, Velvet, this will not lead to more competition with Steam. All this will do will create a console-like environment of exclusives and multiple platforms with little reason to offer price incentives once they've established their audience.

You are so blinded by your dislike for Steam you're not seeing the big picture.
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?
60. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 04:24 Fryz
Oh look, Stinging Velvet is being a complete and total hypocrite the minute anything comes around that might bring Steam down a bit.

What a surprise!

Where's the good ole Velvet that hates DRM and activation limits and wants more digital vendors like GoG? Shouldn't you be raising a fist over Origin's shitty DRM policies? Y'know, the ones that shove SecuROM or SolidShield and 5 machine install limits onto almost all of their titles with no notification except some fine print on the store page? Or the ToS that says if you don't login for 2 years they can revoke all your licenses? Or the ToS that also says after 5 years they don't have to allow you access at all?

Nah, he's too busy trolling the Bioware boards posting shit like this about Mass Effect 3:

"I hope it is a digital exclusive on Origin. Steam is too big, it needs to lose some ground."

Is this going to be the same thing that happened with GfWL? You know, where you went around on most of the big PC sites feigning ignorance about why everybody hated it and how it got a bad reputation from Steam obsessives and how it was really good and non-intrusive? How'd that work out for ya? Wait, haven't you been bitching about how horrible it is lately? Oh, right.

It's not like people have genuine problems with Origin outside of the equally ludicrous "It's not on Steam! HURR!" knee-jerk reaction. The DRM, the horrible downloader that has a tendency to corrupt your download but has no way to verify the game's integrity so you get to burn bandwidth until it works properly, the patching, the sheer amount of bugs...

But keep on fanboying it and hoping the PC market gets turned into a console-like turf war with exclusives on different digital distros just because you hate Steam. I sure as hell don't want 16 different clients installed while trying to keep track of what game was activated by what DRM on what client everytime I have a hardware change.

And no, for the record, I'm not actually a fan of Steam. I mostly buy from GamersGate and have always thought Valve not making their titles available for sale alongside the other Steamworks games on other vendors was bullshit. That does not excuse one of the biggest publishers of PC games making things even worse.
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