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Old 11-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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Thumbs down 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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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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.
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