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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: EA tries forcing me to use Origin, wants my private data Reply with quote

So a while ago, I downloaded Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition from Amazon. Got it for pretty cheap, I believe. Felt like playing it today. Got stopped in my tracks. Before the game can launch, I have to sign in to me EA account. No problem, except it says it's invalid. So I do the forgot my password thing and the email that arrives says:

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You can get to the Retrieve Password window at any time by following the instructions below:

1. Launch the Origin client.




Aside from being able to play the game that I bought with money that has been on my hard drive minding its own business for months, give me one good reason to abandon all that I believe in to download Origin. Anyone? Hello? Echo...echo...echo...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because that's what you gotta do to play the game? That's how they want it to be. I think if you want to play EA games, expect to do that no matter what from now on. It's shitty but it's here to stay.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be a nice courtesy if all companies made a lite platform.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welp... Guess you know whom to call

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're really trying to make pc gaming unappealing. Soon every publisher will have their own service each more horrid than the last. I already have too many accounts to keep track on.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Affen wrote:
They're really trying to make pc gaming unappealing. Soon every publisher will have their own service each more horrid than the last. I already have too many accounts to keep track on.


That will change over time, at least I hope it does. This is all a part of the "Gaming as a Service" model that most companies have been following since 2008/2009. It's not going to stop any time soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go grab yourself a nice skidrow crack or something.
TBP is probably your best bet - gamecopyworld doesn't have anything for DA:O for some reason.

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