This short article is inspired by the rising discontent that seems to be occurring within the gaming community regarding EA’s Origin Service. While there are good and bad points on both sides, I wanted to bring this to the table to allow our readers to contribute their own thoughts into the comments (or our forum).
The posting that inspired this article came from here, where the Reddit user states:
Seriously r/gaming, you guys make all these complaints because you’re convinced EA is an “evil business” even though all of your main complaints are things VALVE does as well.
“Don’t limit your games to only Origin Digital Download!!!!”
Valve limits their games to Steam for Digital Downloads, as does any other company that owns a digital distribution client.
“All my games are already on Steam!!!”
Remember when Steam started allowing you to add your games that you’ve installed without steam? Yes, this will still be available with the new EA games you will download, and I’m sure it will also work on the EA Origin Client as well.
“I don’t want to have to download your program to get your games…”
You had to do this with Valve games… Double standards much?
Oh right, EA is an evil business. Right, and Valve is completely innocent of any malpractice.
“I’m not going to buy these games at all, and you shouldn’t either!”
Right, and you think that you have the right to get angry at people who will still buy the games they like. I happen to really enjoy most of the studios EA has partnerships with, stupid silly little things like a download client that will only end up saving me money and move everything away from overpriced physical copies is a good thing.
I’m sure you’re all going to try and pull up whatever you can about how stupid this is, but in the end you can all just admit that you’ve heard that EA is evil and Valve is talked up so much around here that when this shit hit the fan you all couldn’t help but try and feel like you know what the hell is going on, when truthfully you were just looking for another excuse to bash on one of the big three and praise the almighty Valve.
Instead of going into my own opinion on the matter, I thought it might be a bit fun and different to converse. Leaving your thought here requires no registration – that will always be optional here. If you wish to join the forums to speak there, the registration should be very quick and easy.