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Ha! I bet they're doing this to somewhat counter Steam's summer sale. :laugh:

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That's actually a great idea. I like how EA, with such ideas, is at least trying to shake off that "worst company" title (which they actually aren't; to my mind Ubisoft is). Origin platform is still an unwieldy POS that needs a serious makeover, though.

This is basically a timed demo, not exactly a new thing, but better than nothing at all.

 

Now, as much as I'd like to see what's all that rabble about with Titanfall, I probably won't take it for a spin, though. It'll take ages to download, and all my gaming budget has been preallocated three weeks ago to Gaben's Wallet*.

But I suppose they had to have a blockbuster there to kick off this program, otherwise folks would barely take any notice.

 

 

* - curiously, prefixed "My", but we know the truth about that, don't we?

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It's a response to Steam's irregular free weekends where games are on sale and "free" to play until Sunday evening.

 

Origin could put the pressure on and have something every week, but it would probably cannibalize sales. It's a good feature though, along with 'On the House' and 'Great Game Guarantee' (aka the no Qs refund policy), it's playing into Steam's "weaknesses".

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It's a response to Steam's irregular free weekends where games are on sale and "free" to play until Sunday evening.

 

Origin could put the pressure on and have something every week, but it would probably cannibalize sales. It's a good feature though, along with 'On the House' and 'Great Game Guarantee' (aka the no Qs refund policy), it's playing into Steam's "weaknesses".

 

It's a response to Steam's irregular free weekends where games are on sale and "free" to play until Sunday evening.

 

Origin could put the pressure on and have something every week, but it would probably cannibalize sales. It's a good feature though, along with 'On the House' and 'Great Game Guarantee' (aka the no Qs refund policy), it's playing into Steam's "weaknesses".

It would no more cannibalize gales than Steam's Free Weekends and Midweek Madness (similar event on Wednesdays) does - most of the games (on either Steam or Origin) have either no proper demo or no demo at all - Titanfall is in the latter category.  It also does NOT replace "On the House" (any more than Midweek Madness replaced the Free Weekends on Steam).  Competition is a GOOD thing, last I heard - so what's the cheeseburger?

 

There are two issues - the waiting (the promo hasn't started yet - at least in North America) and the sheer size - Titanfall IS, after all, one of EA's largest games, if not THE largest on PC. (However, it has lower system requirements than BF3 - which was part of "On the House" over Memorial Day.)  I await my Ogre with bated breath.

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It would no more cannibalize gales than Steam's Free Weekends and Midweek Madness (similar event on Wednesdays) does - most of the games (on either Steam or Origin) have either no proper demo or no demo at all - Titanfall is in the latter category.  It also does NOT replace "On the House" (any more than Midweek Madness replaced the Free Weekends on Steam).  Competition is a GOOD thing, last I heard - so what's the cheeseburger?

 

There are two issues - the waiting (the promo hasn't started yet - at least in North America) and the sheer size - Titanfall IS, after all, one of EA's largest games, if not THE largest on PC. (However, it has lower system requirements than BF3 - which was part of "On the House" over Memorial Day.)  I await my Ogre with bated breath.

 

Well it would depend on the title. They usually pick games with a multiplayer focus. If you were able to play a SP game over the weekend, that's more than enough time to complete and then some. You'd have very little reason to buy the game after that, unless it also had a MP mode.

 

So either they'll do the same and offer MP only games, or they will reduce the number of hours you can play, similar to PS+ trials for SP games.

 

And I never said that On The House / GameTime was replacing anything so not sure what you're getting at with the cheeseburger :rofl:

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Unfortunately that's about how long it would take me to download it.

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Unfortunately that's about how long it would take me to download it.

Ouch - what speed connection?  Dial-up?  Slow DSL?

 

I have Comcast's second slowest connection and it took about three and a half hours (that last half hour was due to install, including that nearly 30 GB of audio - over half the install alone is audio).

However, it IS of better graphical quality than the beta was - during the beta, I was at 1280x720 with nary a quibble; now I can go 1920x1080 (at least medium detail), but still with zero quibbling.  Amazing for a bottom-end PC.

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How long on Max(15) Mbit?

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Unfortunately that's about how long it would take me to download it.

 

Well you're in luck, the trial starts when the game is downloaded :)

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How long on Max(15) Mbit?

 

How long on Max(15) Mbit?

Should actually be a little faster than my three and a half hours - and as Louisifer points out - the clock only starts when you launch the installed game for the first time - NOT on downloading the game.

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Origin platform is still an unwieldy POS that needs a serious makeover, though.

 

 

They are slowing getting there honestly ...

 

Competition is good the last thing we want is Steam to be left alone.

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I like Origin as a platform, i don't know why people hate it.

 

Its even good-looking than steam and i like how even if you have one game, it looks cool. Steam just has a list which if you haven't a 100 games on it looks ugly, sneaky bustards thats how they make us buy so many games lol..

 

Don't get me wrong though, i hate EA. Simply because EA.

 

Will never forgive them for making me go through more crashes than are healthy for an excited gamer ...bustards

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 I like how EA, with such ideas, is at least trying to shake off that "worst company" title (which they actually aren't; to my mind Ubisoft is).

 

Ubisoft was brought me so many Amazing memories, that I am willing to forgive it!   How can I hate on the company who's logo I see every time I load up my favorite games!

 

EA on other hand plain sucks!

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I like Origin as a platform, i don't know why people hate it.

 

Its even good-looking than steam and i like how even if you have one game, it looks cool. Steam just has a list which if you haven't a 100 games on it looks ugly,

 

You can display games by tiles in Steam too. This is the grid view in the library.

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You can display games by tiles in Steam too. This is the grid view in the library.

 

How ?

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You can display games by tiles in Steam too. This is the grid view in the library.

i'll be darned, thanks lol, never knew but now that I know and I've seen it...I can't escape my list view, it's just ingrained in me lol.

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How ?

 

SteamGV.PNG

 

3 view options, furthest right is grid view.

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How ?

 

I your library left to the Big Picture button (top right of the window) there's a view setting. Select the 3rd option (grid view).

i'll be darned, thanks lol, never knew but now that I know and I've seen it...I can't escape my list view, it's just ingrained in me lol.

 

 

I prefer the detail view myself but having the option is great.

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Crud this made me buy the game.

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Well it would depend on the title. They usually pick games with a multiplayer focus. If you were able to play a SP game over the weekend, that's more than enough time to complete and then some. You'd have very little reason to buy the game after that, unless it also had a MP mode.

 

So either they'll do the same and offer MP only games, or they will reduce the number of hours you can play, similar to PS+ trials for SP games.

 

And I never said that On The House / GameTime was replacing anything so not sure what you're getting at with the cheeseburger :rofl:

I wasn't referring to you, Andrew - I was referring to those complaining about Origin actually daring to match a Steam promotion heads-up.  That is what Origin SHOULD do.

 

If you look at Steam's Free Weekends, the games featured there ALSO are MP-focussed to a very large degree - in fact, I haven't seen them feature a SP-only game yet.

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I wasn't referring to you, Andrew - I was referring to those complaining about Origin actually daring to match a Steam promotion heads-up.  That is what Origin SHOULD do.

 

If you look at Steam's Free Weekends, the games featured there ALSO are MP-focussed to a very large degree - in fact, I haven't seen them feature a SP-only game yet.

 

ah, no problem :p

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