I think people are unfair on EA tbh. They didn't agree with Valves very restrictive policies on how the publisher should be able to sell their DLC so they pulled out, which is entirely fair. In my opinion, in the long term, Steam losing a major publisher like EA will hurt Valve more than it will hurt EA. EA publish some fantatic games on the PC and I'm glad they are going to be forever committed to doing so with Origin. I actually think they have a good chance of catching up with Steam unless Valve get their act together. I stopped using Steams community features some time ago for a massive host of reasons such as the unreliability of the chat, the final straw was that I can't even edit the font size of the chat for IM. I am a regular user of Cloud saving as I go between two PC's almost daily, and Steams Cloud saving is not very reliable at all and does not support nearly enough games. As Origin runs all my EA games with the could where as Steam does not, it means all EA games I play in future will be on Origin, not Steam (and so far, the cloud for EA games has worked 100% of the time I've tried it). Considering how old Steam is, it's not a good bit of software at all. Either way, Valve were getting complacent, there is no doubt about it, so the fact that EA are presenting an alternative to Steam using the exact same methods Valve themselves used (forcing it on you via a game install) means that they will have to work hard to make sure that Steam remains the main place to download.When all is said and done though, given the option I'd always buy my games DRM free or Desura or GoG.com, but if we must live in a world of download portals that acts as DRM, then having only one with a monopoly is NOT a good thing.
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Code expires on 32st December 2022.
Good only for new purchases of UEFA Euro 2012.
Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services.
Valid only in EU.
May not be combined with any other offer, gift card, rebate or discount coupon.
Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
Internet connection and Origin account (EA) required.
You must be 13+.
EA may retire online features after 30 days notice posted on www.ea.com/2/service-updates.
Many of us would simply pay it because we already have so much invested in our accounts
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