EA is just trying to bite off of STEAM.. they are too late out of the gate for that.. STEAM is great.. and Origin sucks.. i hope to see wasteland 2 a steam exclusive instead of EA having any involvement.. STEAM, VALVE came from pretty much nothing.. half life was great but counter-strike made them.. so im sure they'd have a softspot for games like Wasteland 2.. EA just offering incentives because nobody wants to deal with the worst company ever..
Any indie developers will gladly accept a huge help like this.
I got games on steam, origin, d2d, games for windows and GOG. so it doesn't really matter for me which distribution service is ends up on as long i can find it on the cheapest distributor. Competition breeds innovation.
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can we dig a bit deeper into this. because the kick start games already give you a free copy... does that mean that that for 90 days they dont take a cut of the sale price... if so... this is really hard to argue against... it may be a worse platform... but if the keys can register with steam, buy it on origin, and put the keys into steam... as it would be better for the developers, at least with the innitial 90 days.
[citation][nom]amk-aka-phantom[/nom]What, more Origin hate? Lame. I use Origin (was forced to do so because of ME3) and I don't have a problem with it.[/citation]
I'm not a fan, but I'm forced to use it for BF3. And here's why it sucks...
I'm forced to open Origin to launch BF3, but it doesn't launch BF3. It launches my web browser to take me to a BF3 website where I can check my stats, do a few other things and load the campaign or load multiplayer game.
So, in the end, I need to execute a program, to execute a program, to execute my game. Seriously??!!??
[citation][nom]ubercake[/nom]Why is it we've been forced to use Origin for over a year and it's still a Beta product? Even says so in the title bar?Is it because they don't want to commit to actually having to support it?[/citation]
Oh look, someone who ignores the fact that Steam was a beta for years and years and was far, far, far, far, far worse than Origin for the longest time.
I don't really root for any but I don't have Origin installed on my computer either (since no game I own requires it) but competition is always good. If Valve was to someday change its tune I think I would like to know there is an alternative out there that could match the service that I'm being given today, wouldn't you? And with something like EA's offer it must might help Origin get up there in the future and EA might someday change their tune too so you never know.
I use Origin for BF3 because I have to but will never buy another game on it. Steam is great EA and origin can GTFO. I hope Activision doesn't come out with some other craptastic distribution platform. Of course I will never buy another Activision game so I guess it doesn't matter.