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Old 08-07-11, 11:45 AM   #13
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Default Re: Games @ Origin only $5 until August 9.

yea its just the way origin works is a bit different than steam. Its more of a store client with in-game functionality than steam is. Origin is just required to download and install most games, most people dont understand it doesnt have to be running to play your games, but it adds in game chat and other functionalities if you want to have those extra services. Its more like Direct 2 Drive with a client .exe, unlike steam which you actually have to have running to launch your games, etc. which many people find intrusive. This also allows the games themselves to have their own patching system without the need for the client, unlike steam which directly downloads your patches and applies them, or doesnt let you play without the latest patch, which EA doesnt like.
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