Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 08-07-11, 11:45 AM   #13
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: California
Posts: 3,566
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.
mojoman0 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.