EA takes a game that people are excited to play, and holds it hostage behind the closed gate that is Origin.Instead of making it easy to be a customer, they’re intentionally making it difficult, because it means bringing people into a service they wouldn’t have signed up for otherwise.At first, consumers were wary of this new way of purchasing video games, but the service eventually succeeded.Third-party developers began distributing their games on Steam, and it soon became the go-to online marketplace for digital distribution of video games, just like i Tunes is for music.
Steam from video game studio Valve Software and and Origin from Electronic Arts are two services that essentially do the same thing.
Imagine what fun I have with Origin in Finnish should I want to purchase something.
They’ve done nothing about it, whereas Steam allowed us to choose purchase language options from the outset.
Instead of going to a store to purchase a video game, these services let you do it from your computer via cloud-based direct download. The main difference is most gamers (an increasingly diversifying market in age, race, and gender) love Steam and hate Origin. Valve is a video game developer and publisher behind such classics as Half-Life and Portal.
They’re a company which garners respect within the gaming community.