EA’s David DeMartini, Senior Vice President of Global Ecommerce, when asked about replicating Steam’s strategy of giving deep digital discounts: “We won’t be doing that. Obviously they think it’s the right thing to do after a certain amount of time. I just think it cheapens your intellectual property. I know both sides of it, I understand it. If you want to sell a whole bunch of units, that is certainly a way to do that, to sell a whole bunch of stuff at a low price. The gamemakers work incredibly hard to make this intellectual property, and we’re not trying to be Target. We’re trying to be Nordstrom. When I say that, I mean good value – we’re trying to give you a fair price point, and occasionally there will be things that are on sale you could look for a discount, just don’t look for 75 percent off going-out-of-business sales.”
Anyways, I hope this means more deals on EA games, and especially DLC. For *ucks sake, ME1, ME2, ME3 DLCs are all priced the same as when they where released (even ME3 Limited Edition with was 9 USD on amazon, while the included DLC separately was and still is 10 USD).
Think EA are trying to get good publicity for there upcoming games. I spent $2 on it, not because I am tight, but because I own half of the games on offer, along with the fact it is a overseas (U.S.A) charities it is going to. (Not that I am against americans, but it would be nice to have a option to support other nations?)
How can Origin be anything but second to Steam when Origin has the inferior product and refuses to try and lure customers to their platform where there is zero customer gain to do so?
Origin is always broken and barely works.
Rather than being as good at what Steam does and then bringing more to their Origin platform, they're stuck with a zero community, zero innovative, pop up store which can only let you buy games sometimes, only let you install those games you buy sometimes, and does not put the effort/money in to support their own "Higher Quality, Non Cheap" second rate platform.
Great deal but I already have most of these games already between Steam and Origin. As for the ones claiming "Origin is always broken and barely works" I have over 50 games on Origin and have never had a problem with it or the games on it. Yes there were a few teething pains in the beginning during the beta but those have all been worked a long time ago.
Humble Bundle gets my vote. Incredible value, and for a good cause. Even though I have the games already, I bought two bundles to gift my friends (so they could go on co-op). If this trends continues, I might not find myself preordering new titles outright....except BF4 - can't wait!