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    Thumbs down Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    I got the pre-ordered ME 3 when it came out a month or so ago.
    Thankfully I had not started to install it yet!!

    I have recently been wanting to do an install - but after reading ALL the very serious install issues

    I will wait a while more.

    I have NEVER seen such a mess with any game or any gamer client (ORIGIN)
    I have also never seen such a shamefull & idiotic mess from any game maker.

    Even the DVD discs were miscoded not allowing the material to be installed from DVDs but require a 10Gb download!!!!!!!

    There are a few workarounds available on the Origin & EA sites - but rather complicated for an average user.

    Origin's & EA support sites are extremely disorganized & solution information is poorly written & hard to understand.

    The Origin client makes Steam look all but perfect.

    Same logic for games now as for Windows - don't buy until at least service pack 1
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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    Thank's fore info. my boy was going to get it.

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    i played it done wicked game #1 game in my book
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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    Great game but can't even do a backup in Origin. EA missed even the most basic of things. If EA is gonna copy Steam, they should at least copy the right stuff and then improve upon it. Of course, EA's "improvements" were a big step backwards.

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    Origin sucks big ones. I won't buy any game that requires Origin. Aside for the issues above, there are serious privacy invasions too.
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    I am take easy, play doomed version

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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    I hate how I payed for battlefield 3 but I still get ads when I open origin, it's simply ridiculous, I haven't even bought a game on steam and I don't get ads.

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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Origin sucks big ones. I won't buy any game that requires Origin. Aside for the issues above, there are serious privacy invasions too.
    yes there are but there are ways around that
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    yes there are but there are ways around that
    Shouldn't have to finds ways around their spyware to protect the security of my data for a game. The games are supposed to be fun and a way to distract myself from worries, not create additional worries. I hate Origin. Really pisses me off that EA has gone this route because some of their games look awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Shouldn't have to finds ways around their spyware to protect the security of my data for a game. The games are supposed to be fun and a way to distract myself from worries, not create additional worries. I hate Origin. Really pisses me off that EA has gone this route because some of their games look awesome.
    the game is so frickenwicked though
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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    @aryan51

    Did you finish it with the original ending or with the new modified ending??

    Or have they even finished it yet??

    It will probably suck up 2Gb or more of bandwidth.

    Best scenario would that it be available via a separate selectable free DLC...
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    I installed this game without a hitch... didn't run into any problems.. I only started to play the first 30 mins of the game and haven't had time to really get back into it... I got it the week of release...

    I have updated the game a few times in origins, but no problems so far..
    Origins is not bad once you get it set-up right.. to me its about the same as steam. I have to disable a few features in steam to get it the way I want it. Its the same with origins.. I don't get add pop ups with Origins, but that because I disable the pop up when you first open origins..

    The only thing I do hate about origine's like Sam mentions is the privacy issue. But I have nothing to hide on my computers so I am not worried.. Plus I don't keep personal files on my rigs.. They are all on my Home Server..

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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    I agree with Sam. I will not install Origin. And If it means that I miss out on their games, I'll get over it.
    I do use Steam though, and I like it.

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    For me, it's not a matter of having something to hide, it's the principle at stake. I simply won't give my money to a company that values privacy so little. To companies, money is the way they know if they are acting appropriately and I don't think they are. They don't get my money. If enough people boycotted Origin based games, how long to you think it would be before EA changed it's stance on privacy? It would happen quickly because the shareholders would be throwing a fit. Problem is, people complain about the invasion of privacy but still buy the games. There is no incentive for EA to change.
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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    For me, it's not a matter of having something to hide, it's the principle at stake. I simply won't give my money to a company that values privacy so little. To companies, money is the way they know if they are acting appropriately and I don't think they are. They don't get my money. If enough people boycotted Origin based games, how long to you think it would be before EA changed it's stance on privacy? It would happen quickly because the shareholders would be throwing a fit. Problem is, people complain about the invasion of privacy but still buy the games. There is no incentive for EA to change.
    The problem is that companies are viewing our information as a commodity. It has value to them and they've somehow justified it in their corporate minds that it's ~theirs~ to mine and utilize.
    They're trying to redefine the word privacy as it pertains to digital data. I call BS on this.
    I will not support anyone who has let their principles go so far off track.

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    Default Re: Mass effect 3 & origin insanity

    Just got off the phone with Origin support - WTF!!

    I had to pay for the long distant call myself - no 1-800 number available.

    Texch support said "there is no way possible for anybody at all to install this from the DVDs & the game MUST be installed via download!

    I will have to mail it to them & they will issue an Origin credit + a 15% Origin credit on my Origin account.

    He admitted the credits can only be redeemed by download !!!!!

    THIS IS COMPLETE INSANITY !!!!!!
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