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EA's Origin

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So, EA appears to have an absolutely terrible website for their Origin game distribution software. I went there to do one thing: download Origin, so I can play the new Dragon Age game next week. They very clearly have a "Download Origin" button on every page: great! Click that... and all I see are system requirements. I look around, I check the FAQs, I try different browsers: there is no actual Download link on the 'Download Origin' page. I ask friends, they can't find a download link either. I try the EA help desk, but they have no ticket-submission option and I'm not waiting 30 minutes to live-chat with an agent.


Finally, by going to EA's main website, I'm able to find a YouTube video showing how to install the Origin client for Mac, which if you pause at just the right time as they're hovering the cursor over a Download link, you can just make out the address: https://www.dm.origin.com/mac/download. I switch that for https://www.dm.origin.com/pc/download and finally, I'm able to download the Origin client installer.


Why couldn't they just put Dragon Age: Inquisition on Steam? :P


Edit: looks like they've fixed their download page, it now actually has a download link.

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Origin is awful, it's practically like Steam and every other digital distribution system out there, except EA. I never would have created an Origin account if it wasn't for Spore, at some point they switched Spore accounts over to EA/Origin accounts. They also replaced the EA patcher with Origin, which completely broke the automatic updates, because my Spore copy is on a good ol' DVD and not Origin. I tried to register the activation key on Origin, but that didn't work for some reason. In the end I got the patch from some moderately trustworthy website and it appears to have worked out fine. It would've still been nice if it had worked right away. Great job EA.


(Uplay is practically the same, however it actually seems to work, unlike Origin.)

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