EA Seeking Your Feedback about Origin

Origin, EA’s digital distribution platform that seeks to rival Steam, is approaching its first birthday, and EA would like to know how you feel about it. The company is seeking feedback concerning your favorite of Origin’s features, as well as a feature you’d like to see added or improved upon.

EA will also be hosting a live Q&A with Origin Creative Director Robert Kissinger and Product Manager Mike Lewis on Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Valve’s Gabe Newell made his thoughts on Origin pretty clear when he said, “I don’t think they’re doing anything super-well yet,” and, “They have a lot of work to do to get to where they need to be and where I as a customer would want them to be.”

What are your candid thoughts on Origin?

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4 Comments on EA Seeking Your Feedback about Origin


On May 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Other than the whole randomly scanning your hard-drive part, Origin works… that’s really all I can say about it. Not good, not bad, just meh…


On May 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I think it is a real conflict of interest for individual developers or publishers to own distribution channels (I feel the same way about Steam, but I don’t have as much active disdain for Valve as I do for EA). I want publishers working hard to get their games on each and every distribution platform and EA is not likely to follow this pattern. Look at their release of Mass Effect 3. Without putting each game out on every platform, we have a system where each gamer has to own every platform rather than just owning any platform that they like. This is, in turn, horribly disruptive and wasteful to the end user.
And don’t get me started on spyware in a commercial product.


On May 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

I don’t know anything about spyware in Origin. Could someone give a brief recap?


On May 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

As far as Origin v Steam. The only thing I really miss in Origin is screenshots. The store is not as easy to navigate as Steam either. But otherwise, it’s fine and I don’t mind using it.