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eunoia 11-27-2012 03:04 AM

Origin Does Panicky About-Face
 
Last summer's attempt to coerce Steam into forming an illegal combine and fix prices for games failed so it seems if you can't beat 'em, (try to) join 'em:

http://www.develop-online.net/news/4...ms-Origin-boss

You can read about Origin's radical new strategy in their advertisement in the Techgage news feed.

madmat 11-27-2012 02:27 PM

Are you talking about the cyber Monday sale? Origin's head honcho said they would have sales but not be doing price drops on games just because they get older. Or at least that's what I took away from it.

eunoia 11-27-2012 02:43 PM

O.K. I'm exaggerating a bit for effect, but Battlefield 3 at $19.99 is pretty much the definition of:

"Obviously they think it's the right thing to do after a certain amount of time. I just think it cheapens your intellectual property."

Hypocrite. Too bad it's not available on Steam. :rolleyes:

Rob Williams 11-27-2012 06:16 PM

Don't forget that Origin had a Black Friday sale before this entire mess went down:

http://techgage.com/news/ea_marks_do..._black_friday/

At that time, I bought Need for Speed: The Run for 50% off a mere week after the game came out.

eunoia 05-28-2014 10:23 PM

Battlefield 3 FREE until June 3rd: https://www.origin.com/en-gb/store/b...andard-edition

Rob Williams 05-28-2014 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eunoia (Post 69139)

Nice catch! I actually shared that a couple of hours ago to our social networks.

How's things going, eunoia?

eunoia 05-30-2014 02:34 AM

Figured you were on top of this, but had to post it in this thread...;)

Doing good! Not really gaming much or updating hardware, missed out on the R9 280s at anywhere near M.S.R.P. so it's a holding pattern right now. The good news is the compy budget is flush, so the next rig is going to annihilate 2560x1440. I'll be back. There will be much rejoicing.:D

Rob Williams 05-30-2014 12:28 PM

Feel free to post the build here :D

You'll love 1440p. I moved to it not long ago and wish I did sooner. I'd still prefer a 3x1 setup, but I only have room for one of those, and that's for the benchmarking rig. I think more than just the resolution, I love a big 27" monitor. It's not much larger than a 24" but the difference FEELS a lot bigger.


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