Why does it always have to degenerate into "YOU'RE STUPID FOR THINKING THIS, YOU'RE WRONG", etc.
Last thread I got involved in like this I got called a lame, full of shit, cowardly, dick, all over a topic that was not that serious.
Same thing here, no need to be condescending. Ardi has a valid point of view, and I'm pretty confident he knows what an analyst is.
Origin is new, it's buggy, and EA has the resources that they could have probably done a little better. An online store for games in 2004 was pretty innovative, now, it's just common place. That does not mean it's easy to execute, but the comparison to Origin to Steam as a start up is a complete apple and orange. You can't compare them, in terms of hardware and software advancement, the Steam launch happened generations ago when doing this was actually innovative and new. There is something to be said about being a visionary and getting there with a great idea first. EA finally catches up with the market, and they are frustrating people despite having massive resources to execute this. You just can't compare it to what Valve did in 2004.
They should have left their games available to those who prefer Steam.
It would be one thing if they had never been on Steam, and now EA was finally getting a download service, but they were on Steam, and they forced people who were used to EA games working well on Steam to use Origin instead, which is a dick move. It sacrifices customer ease and satisfaction for a couple extra cents per sale on titles which are already overpriced. Plenty of other game publishers have their own service, but also allow their games on Steam for their customers who like Steam, and they're not going out of business.
It's made doubly worse that they did this while Origin is still in its buggy infancy.
Here's a question. Since the only way we're going to be able to play ME3 (on PC) is through Origin, will it interact nicely with our saved games on Steam? Or do you think EA will make us repurchase them through Origin or something similarly horrible?
They're well aware of the problem and have been very generous in compensating people for their troubles.