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Jan 24, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Origin (http://www.origin.com/us/news/origin-for-mac-the-alpha-starts-today-sign-up-now), Electronic Art's digital distribution platform, is available for Macs as of today via an open alpha testing period. Origin for Mac was initially announced in August of last year, when EA noted that the Mac version of its upcoming SimCity game was expected to launch alongside the PC version (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/14/new-simcity-coming-to-mac-in-february-2013/).

SimCity will no longer be released simultaneously (https://twitter.com/oceanquigley/status/291200823403360256) on the Mac and the PC, but EA will presumably release the final version of Origin for Mac before the game comes out in March.

Like Steam, EA's Origin allows users to purchase and download games, chat with friends, and continue saved games from any Origin-enabled computer.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/01/originmac.jpg
According to EA, Origin for Mac will function like the PC version, with cloud storage, auto patching, and a friends list. For the alpha, the Origin Store tab is not active, but EA promises that the launch version will include "a great catalog of EA and partner titles."

EA is offering a free copy of PopCap's popular "Bookworm (http://www.popcap.com/games/bookworm/mac)" game with the Origin alpha download, which is limited to a few thousand customers.

The alpha version of Origin is currently able to be downloaded from the Origin website (http://store.origin.com/store/ea/en_US/html/pbPage.demos-en_US). To download the software, users will need to have a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or newer plus an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better.

Article Link: EA Announces Origin for Mac Alpha Testing (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/24/ea-announces-origin-for-mac-alpha-testing/)



dannyp1996
Jan 24, 2013, 04:28 PM
I know this is a controversial opinion, but steam is far and away a better platform! Just my opinion based on experience.

RoelJuun
Jan 24, 2013, 04:28 PM
Although I dislike the platform and needing another account for game purchases, I like it that more games come to OS X.

komodrone
Jan 24, 2013, 04:30 PM
battlefield 3 for mac, then I'll download.

Icaras
Jan 24, 2013, 04:32 PM
Downloaded.

Wow. Store unavailable, and all my games are Windows only. They give you a free game from Popcap called "BookWorm" for joining the alpha test, but that's it.

Really not much to alpha test...

Magaman
Jan 24, 2013, 04:37 PM
This is a very good sign with the SimCity launch in the near future. Hopefully they can launch day and date for both PC and MAC!

badsandwich
Jan 24, 2013, 04:54 PM
Anyone have a link for the UK version?

dona83
Jan 24, 2013, 04:56 PM
You can preorder Simcity on macgamestore.com:

http://www.macgamestore.com/product/2485/SimCity-Limited-Edition/

tevion5
Jan 24, 2013, 05:01 PM
I know this is a controversial opinion, but steam is far and away a better platform! Just my opinion based on experience.

I don't think it's controversial that Steam kicks the crap out of Origin, that's just a fact

Pechente
Jan 24, 2013, 05:02 PM
battlefield 3 for mac, then I'll download.

And only a native port, please!

Will probably never happen… :/

Jessica Lares
Jan 24, 2013, 05:03 PM
I am having an issue trying to install it. It needs the helper tool, but it won't install:

1/24/13 4:59:29.624 PM com.ea.origin.ESHelper[10414]: Starting ES - Looking up Client bundle....
1/24/13 4:59:29.625 PM com.ea.origin.ESHelper[10414]: Unable to locate Origin client bundle...

ikir
Jan 24, 2013, 05:05 PM
I love Mac App Store, I love Steam even if lately lacks specific OSX updates and features.... But Origin is just a Steam clones. It is exactly the same thing, same features and purpose. At least Mac App Store and Steam have different ecosystems, target, features, story. Origin is just EA greedy plan.

zin
Jan 24, 2013, 05:13 PM
Great, one of the most evil corporations around is now expanding to the Mac.

Things just keep getting better.

fdv
Jan 24, 2013, 05:24 PM
"I can't wait for Origin to be released on the Mac!" said no one ever.

star-affinity
Jan 24, 2013, 05:28 PM
And only a native port, please!

Will probably never happen… :/

Dice had a job advert out looking for a OS X game programmer (must be a quite rare breed) about a year ago, so I wouldn't say never.

adder7712
Jan 24, 2013, 05:32 PM
Origin sucks.

'nuff said.

rmwebs
Jan 24, 2013, 05:37 PM
Cant really beat Steam. Especially with the cross-platform support and great deals they do.

Content wise it even beats the Mac App Store, which only seems to have a few 'big' names on there. The rest seem to be iOS ports.

Codyak
Jan 24, 2013, 05:37 PM
Need to avoid EA like the plague.

roadbloc
Jan 24, 2013, 05:44 PM
Screw Origin. Useless spyware and nothing but EA's rubbish to buy. Steam is much better.

lilcosco08
Jan 24, 2013, 06:09 PM
Oh please no

ArtOfWarfare
Jan 24, 2013, 06:22 PM
I love Mac App Store, I love Steam even if lately lacks specific OSX updates and features.... But Origin is just a Steam clones. It is exactly the same thing, same features and purpose. At least Mac App Store and Steam have different ecosystems, target, features, story. Origin is just EA greedy plan.

You say that like it shocks you. In so far as I'm aware, EA stopped doing anything original years (decades?) ago and went full ahead with their make-crap-that-people-relate-to-great-things and make as much money off of them as possible. I never buy anything with the EA logo on it anymore... the last thing I came to possess by them was C&C 3 which was gifted to me, and though I wouldn't tell it to the person who got me it, the game is total crap and a blatant copy of great RTS games from Blizzard.

gotluck
Jan 24, 2013, 06:57 PM
Game made by EA = NOBUY :cool:

flindet
Jan 24, 2013, 07:06 PM
Do not want.

MattInOz
Jan 24, 2013, 07:16 PM
You can preorder Simcity on macgamestore.com:

http://www.macgamestore.com/product/2485/SimCity-Limited-Edition/

I wonder what this means for Mac Game Store?
Think I'm going to cancel pre-order and wait for this so I can move to Boot camp windows if cider engine is bad.

Cougarcat
Jan 24, 2013, 07:37 PM
I wonder what this means for Mac Game Store?
Think I'm going to cancel pre-order and wait for this so I can move to Boot camp windows if cider engine is bad.

They aren't using cider, it's a native port. Hence the delay.

turtlez
Jan 24, 2013, 07:41 PM
I always think to give people/companies a chance to redeem themselves but EA just breaks any natural law. I cannot ever seem to like what they create.

mixel
Jan 24, 2013, 08:00 PM
.. Battlefield, Dead Space and The Sims are all quality franchises.. (though not to everyone's taste) I can understand a lot of the EA hate but on their own merits a lot of EA games are just fine.

I'm not an Origin fan though, it's a shame it exists at all.

LimeiBook86
Jan 24, 2013, 09:34 PM
I had no issues installing on my 2011 iMac running Lion. However I got an "unknown error" when trying to login. I had to quit and re-open the app. Works okay after that, I was mainly in it for the free game.

I love Steam, if EA can make a Mac game library that matches that I'm all for it. Heck I'm all for more Mac games in general. But currently I can't seem them beating Steam, which has a good 10 year head start. But competition can be a good thing! :)

MagnusVonMagnum
Jan 24, 2013, 09:41 PM
They aren't using cider, it's a native port. Hence the delay.

Well that would be a first for EA so frankly I'm skeptical of this claim. Cider ports don't always work perfectly from day one so testing proves nothing, IMO. EA is way too lazy to bother with Mac ports given the relatively small market.

Look at Dragon Age Origins. It's a Cider Port and SecuRom (something EA promised not to use with DAO and not present on the PC version I bought) and therefore not compatible with a prior PC purchase code despite the fact it is just the PC version in a wrapper. Steam gives me both versions without question. Is EA going to do the same? Will they offer retro-active purchases to be downloaded for other machines like Amazon does for CD purchases? No? I guess I'm not really interested in Origin.

bwillwall
Jan 24, 2013, 09:51 PM
I don't think it's controversial that Steam kicks the crap out of Origin, that's just a fact

This reflects my feelings on VALVe and EA as a whole. It is sad though. I used to love sim games.

damir00
Jan 24, 2013, 11:12 PM
Origin is AWFUL on its native platform, can't imagine how bad it'll be on a ported platform.

Frosticus
Jan 25, 2013, 12:19 AM
Anyone have a link for the UK version?

Go to http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/html/originweb/demos/pbPage.demos-en_GB

and click on the "Get Started" button in the Alpha banner...

Cougarcat
Jan 25, 2013, 01:03 AM
Well that would be a first for EA so frankly I'm skeptical of this claim. Cider ports don't always work perfectly from day one so testing proves nothing, IMO.

I can't find it again, but one of the developers tweeted it today.

In any case, a native port is not necessarily an indication of quality. Ubisoft's ports are native and they aren't that great.

X5-599
Jan 25, 2013, 01:05 AM
.. Battlefield, Dead Space and The Sims are all quality franchises.. (though not to everyone's taste) I can understand a lot of the EA hate but on their own merits a lot of EA games are just fine.

I'm not an Origin fan though, it's a shame it exists at all.

Correction: Battlefield WAS a good franchise. Up until that point when they decided to also publish on consoles. That was fine as long as consoles had totally different Battlefield games. But now, that they threw all the devs in one pot to put together one ****** version for everyone, it is definitely not a great franchise anymore!

mixel
Jan 25, 2013, 02:23 AM
Correction: Battlefield WAS a good franchise. Up until that point when they decided to also publish on consoles. That was fine as long as consoles had totally different Battlefield games. But now, that they threw all the devs in one pot to put together one ****** version for everyone, it is definitely not a great franchise anymore!
Well, being different doesn't mean it's bad, and a lot of people enjoy it. BF3 is a great game by most people's reckoning!

bushido
Jan 25, 2013, 02:25 AM
i love how the policy says u could be banned if u dont report a bug. gotta love EA

batchtaster
Jan 25, 2013, 03:05 AM
Finally! Now I can experience the sudden disconnections and service unavailability I'm accustomed to on my iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-simpsons-tapped-out/id497595276?mt=8), but right here on my Mac!

Nightarchaon
Jan 25, 2013, 03:35 AM
Great, a launcher and store for a company that sells no Mac native games.... that makes sense :D

and they advertise/publish it with "auto-patching" and yet it doesn't , i own several PC games via origin and i have had to manualy find, download and patch each one, sometimes i have had to do that before i can install DLC available on origin...

Complete mess of a system, still in beta on the PC IMO

MacDav
Jan 25, 2013, 03:37 AM
Cant really beat Steam. Especially with the cross-platform support and great deals they do.

Content wise it even beats the Mac App Store, which only seems to have a few 'big' names on there. The rest seem to be iOS ports.

Did they fix all the Mac problems with steam? I use it on Win7. Tried it on Mac and was not happy at all. Couldn't connect to it about half the time.

Battlefield Fan
Jan 25, 2013, 03:59 AM
Origin just represents another greedy company's piss poor attempt to spilt up the market even more. I don't want 10 different Game Centers.

Nightarchaon
Jan 25, 2013, 04:05 AM
Did they fix all the Mac problems with steam? I use it on Win7. Tried it on Mac and was not happy at all. Couldn't connect to it about half the time.

Works fine for me, got about 30 games installed under mac OS thanks to steamplay, reducing the amount of time i have to spend under bootcamp (except that i spend all my time in skyrim, and thats still not mac native)

Drunken Master
Jan 25, 2013, 04:50 AM
If this means I can play Mirror's Edge on OS X then I'm all for it.

rmwebs
Jan 25, 2013, 05:22 AM
Did they fix all the Mac problems with steam? I use it on Win7. Tried it on Mac and was not happy at all. Couldn't connect to it about half the time.

Never had any problem. Has always worked fine for me.

Jeaz
Jan 25, 2013, 05:47 AM
Go to http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/html/originweb/demos/pbPage.demos-en_GB

and click on the "Get Started" button in the Alpha banner...

Nope, when I click that link, I get redirect to the Swedish site, and it talks nothing about the Mac alpha.

Anyone have a direct link to the actual download?

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Great, a launcher and store for a company that sells no Mac native games.... that makes sense :D

and they advertise/publish it with "auto-patching" and yet it doesn't , i own several PC games via origin and i have had to manualy find, download and patch each one, sometimes i have had to do that before i can install DLC available on origin...

Complete mess of a system, still in beta on the PC IMO

It's an alpha. What do you expect? The store IS coming, and I'm sure that previous EA games for Mac, like Dragon Age 2, Sims and so on, will be available in time.

While people may hate EA for some right reasons and alot of wierd ones, you can't deny that one of the biggest publishers in gaming making an effort into Mac gaming is bad news.

Dagless
Jan 25, 2013, 07:39 AM
When Steam launched Valve gave everyone a free copy of Portal, and an in-game item for TF2 that now fetches £20 in trades.

Origin give out Bookworm.

Not to sound entitled, but Valve are so great. No wonder people flock to their service.

Attonine
Jan 25, 2013, 08:03 AM
Origin just represents another greedy company's piss poor attempt to spilt up the market even more. I don't want 10 different Game Centers.

I agree with this sentiment. When I heard about this development, the first thing I thought of is how I have to use several messenger and chat applications as they all use different protocols and wont work perfectly together. I don't want a similar situation with gaming, needing several different client services to run various games. As it is I have steam, plus 3 games I bought from App store or direct from the developer that can't be imported to steam.

jonnysods
Jan 25, 2013, 08:07 AM
Steam all the way...

iMacFarlane
Jan 25, 2013, 08:15 AM
Uh . . . thanks, but no thanks.

Oh, and the gesture of offering a 10 year old game that costs <$10 on practically every platform in existence, as a free incentive, is . . . odd.

Marcus-k
Jan 25, 2013, 09:27 AM
i love how the policy says u could be banned if u dont report a bug. gotta love EA

Well what do you think an alpha is about? It's not for consumers entertainment, it's for testing, for bugs. There's no reason EA should want people using this alpha release except for finding errors.

Nightarchaon
Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 AM
How much do you bet that EA has stopped Sim Cities Dual PC/Mac in box purchase so they can put the Mac version on origin, at a vastly inflated price, 2 months after the PC launch to try and get double sales.

Glassed Silver
Jan 25, 2013, 11:27 AM
God no, WHY?! :(

Glassed Silver:mac

Jeaz
Jan 25, 2013, 12:10 PM
Yes, for users, having more than one game centre might be annoying, but if you think a little further, I think it's quite strange this hasn't happened sooner.

Steam is made and owned by Valve. It's not a neutral partner just selling games. They are a competitor in the very competitive gaming industry, just look at Atari and THQ as an example.
So, selling your games at Steam also feeds one of your competitors, with your work.

Also, the main reason EA jumped ship on Steam, was that Valve enforced new rules that all DLCs had to be sold through Steam. It's not only EA that says this, NCsoft/ArenaNet among others say the same.
So if anything, it's Valves greed that made EA go this way. Now, I'm sure EA would have started Origin anyways, but I don't think the break would have been as strong as it's been now without Valves new rules.

You may dislike EA, I do, but starting Origin is not the worst EA has done. It's just good business sense.

champ01
Jan 26, 2013, 09:08 AM
You may dislike EA, I do, but starting Origin is not the worst EA has done. It's just good business sense.


All EA is doing is looking at it from a business pov. Which sucks for users who actually play the games.

I would advise everybody not to download Origin and boycott it strongly.
Finding out Simcity is only playable with an internet connection killed it for me. (and no killing it isn't a good thing)

Jeaz
Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 AM
All EA is doing is looking at it from a business pov. Which sucks for users who actually play the games.

I would advise everybody not to download Origin and boycott it strongly.
Finding out Simcity is only playable with an internet connection killed it for me. (and no killing it isn't a good thing)

Gamers must be the only consumer group in the world who seem to think that less competition is good for them. Steam needs strong competition, which it doesn't have today.

yusukeaoki
Jan 29, 2013, 04:16 AM
BF3 for Mac is what I've been waiting for :D

jfredsilva
Jan 29, 2013, 04:28 AM
BF3 for Mac is what I've been waiting for :D

http://pcgmedia.com/future-versions-of-eas-frostbite-engine-also-built-for-mac/

mikeorchard
Jan 29, 2013, 05:04 AM
Well what do you think an alpha is about? It's not for consumers entertainment, it's for testing, for bugs. There's no reason EA should want people using this alpha release except for finding errors.

Kinda hard to find errors when all it currently does is login and display a library containing one mac game that nobody wants though.

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How much do you bet that EA has stopped Sim Cities Dual PC/Mac in box purchase so they can put the Mac version on origin, at a vastly inflated price, 2 months after the PC launch to try and get double sales.

Considering you can still order the PC/Mac boxed version from EA themselves, Amazon, GAME and several other places... I bet £0 that that is what will happen. It's also been widely reported that Origin on mac will launch properly with the SimCity release in March.

Michaelgtrusa
Jan 29, 2013, 07:48 AM
They could have offered a real game.

champ01
Feb 3, 2013, 03:52 AM
The more people downloading Origin, Steam etc. the less games there will be available thru the Mac App Store.

Finally you have the option to have just ONE account for everything yet all of you are stupid enough to walk away from it and use options that require a internet connection while playing.

Why are you guys not thinking straight?
Your guys are trowing in your own windows. Think about it!

Nightarchaon
Feb 3, 2013, 07:25 AM
The more people downloading Origin, Steam etc. the less games there will be available thru the Mac App Store.

Finally you have the option to have just ONE account for everything yet all of you are stupid enough to walk away from it and use options that require a internet connection while playing.

Why are you guys not thinking straight?
Your guys are trowing in your own windows. Think about it!

App store = inflated prices, or sucky games.

why

Apple takes 30% cut of sales, so EA, etc will add that to the cost so they get the same profit margin (EA already add that because they are greedy deckers, but thats a different rant), so if Mac Appstore was the only solution we go back to just using bootcamp, because that way we can pay 29.99 a game instead of 59.99 a game (or similar markup)

I like Steam, Valve has done really well to seperate the Valve tittles it sells, such as Portal, Half Life and Team Fortress, from the actual store, its a VERY friendly place for other publishers to use, and includes the friendliest DRM method I've come across (Screw you Securom and doubly Screw anyone who thinks an always on-line check for a single player game is useful)

As it stand i have a single log on for all my games, its called STEAM, i don't want the Mac Appstore to my sole repository of games, because many of them are MUTLIPLATFORM and so far steam is the only place that comes close to that.

EA just want All the profits for themselves, which is why Origin was rolled out, and why EAs games are no longer on steam, If it hadn't been for Mass Effect 3 Requiring the shoddy piece of crap i would never have installed it at all.

Now after EAs announced that sim city is going to be online checking and mac version delayed, not to mention EAs massive overpricing of games lately, especially in Digital format, £60 for a digital copy ? Really ? for that much i want a box with USB keys and glossy artwork books, EA.. See Blizzards Collectors Editions for what you should get for these prices.

mikeorchard
Feb 3, 2013, 07:29 AM
mac version delayed

Mac version delayed? Since when? Still stands as March 2013 everywhere I look.

Nightarchaon
Feb 3, 2013, 08:12 AM
Mac version delayed? Since when? Still stands as March 2013 everywhere I look.

sim city delayed , see original topic post, it has the link. the PC version is still going to hit on time, just not as a Dual PC/MAC release , presumably so EA can release it a couple of months later and charge more for it.

not that i think EA is a bunch of money grubbing *****s who are destroying the gaming industry or anything

mikeorchard
Feb 3, 2013, 08:18 AM
sim city delayed , see original topic post, it has the link. the PC version is still going to hit on time, just not as a Dual PC/MAC release , presumably so EA can release it a couple of months later and charge more for it.

not that i think EA is a bunch of money grubbing *****s who are destroying the gaming industry or anything

Ah, didn't see that. Still not really delayed. Says Spring 2013 here (http://www.simcity.com/en_GB/blog/article/simcity-mac-faq-uk) which gives them until the middle of May. GTA V just got delayed by 6 months or longer. I'd rather they spend extra time on a native version for what's lets be honest, a much smaller market than the Windows version, rather than just a cider port to make the deadline.

Why would EA charge more for it? That's just baseless speculation. I'm guessing it will be exactly the same prices as the Windows versions on Origin.

MagnusVonMagnum
Feb 3, 2013, 03:42 PM
The more people downloading Origin, Steam etc. the less games there will be available thru the Mac App Store.

Finally you have the option to have just ONE account for everything yet all of you are stupid enough to walk away from it and use options that require a internet connection while playing.

Why are you guys not thinking straight?
Your guys are trowing in your own windows. Think about it!

Give me some money and I'll get the App Store versions. :rolleyes:

Steam regularly offers games at HUGE and I mean HUGE discounts (sometimes over 75% off!) *AND* it gives me the Windows (and now Linux in some cases) version as well for FREE (or vice versa depending on how you look at it) and there sits the App Store version for full price. So, let's see, do I want to want to spend $8 for the Star Wars The Force Unleashed on sale at Steam with the Windows version as well or pay $19.99 on the Apple App Store and have no Windows version.... Gee, let my "stupid" self think there. Yeah, I went with the Steam version. :D

Having ONE stores defeats the entire point of competition lowering prices and my Steam example above proves the value of competition. I got Empire at War for like $10 also on sale. The App Store wants $29.99. Yeah, it's the PC version (Aspyr sometimes apparently doesn't like to deal with Steam?), but it runs well enough under VMWare as old as it is. In fact, you can afford to buy VMWare for the savings of just a few such games over the App Store ones and run any version of Windows you want (i.e. Even Win98 works well and lets you play games that crap out in Windows XP, 7 or 8).

Nightarchaon
Feb 4, 2013, 02:13 AM
Why would EA charge more for it? That's just baseless speculation. I'm guessing it will be exactly the same prices as the Windows versions on Origin.

you have WAY more faith in EA than i have then, i suspect they will take the opportunity to spin the mac version into a new SKU and charge an "apple premium" for it

going off past experience with EA and their money grabbing tactics i suspect there is no other reason for the "delay"

roadbloc
Feb 4, 2013, 02:42 AM
The more people downloading Origin, Steam etc. the less games there will be available thru the Mac App Store.

Finally you have the option to have just ONE account for everything yet all of you are stupid enough to walk away from it and use options that require a internet connection while playing.

Why are you guys not thinking straight?
Your guys are trowing in your own windows. Think about it!

Screw the Mac App Store. Ridiculously priced shoddy ports. Steam is far better, not only cheaper, but you get copies for all the OSs it is available for and after installation and first run, you rarely need an internet connection to play a single player game.

The Mac App Store is rubbish when put in comparison to Steam. That aside, with EA being total Nazis about their games now, you have no choice but to use Origin if you want to play one of their games.

mikeorchard
Feb 4, 2013, 05:27 AM
you have WAY more faith in EA than i have then, i suspect they will take the opportunity to spin the mac version into a new SKU and charge an "apple premium" for it

going off past experience with EA and their money grabbing tactics i suspect there is no other reason for the "delay"

Even though the developers themselves, from Maxis, not EA, have said the delay is due to it being a native version? They've printed on the internet for all to see that the Mac version will be available as a download only in the same varieties as the Windows version, Deluxe, Collectors, etc. There is no reason to charge more, it's already £44-60.

champ01
Feb 4, 2013, 06:13 AM
Screw the Mac App Store. Ridiculously priced shoddy ports. Steam is far better, not only cheaper, but you get copies for all the OSs it is available for and after installation and first run, you rarely need an internet connection to play a single player game.

The Mac App Store is rubbish when put in comparison to Steam. That aside, with EA being total Nazis about their games now, you have no choice but to use Origin if you want to play one of their games.

App store = inflated prices, or sucky games.

why

Apple takes 30% cut of sales, so EA, etc will add that to the cost so they get the same profit margin (EA already add that because they are greedy deckers, but thats a different rant), so if Mac Appstore was the only solution we go back to just using bootcamp, because that way we can pay 29.99 a game instead of 59.99 a game (or similar markup)

I like Steam, Valve has done really well to seperate the Valve tittles it sells, such as Portal, Half Life and Team Fortress, from the actual store, its a VERY friendly place for other publishers to use, and includes the friendliest DRM method I've come across (Screw you Securom and doubly Screw anyone who thinks an always on-line check for a single player game is useful)

As it stand i have a single log on for all my games, its called STEAM, i don't want the Mac Appstore to my sole repository of games, because many of them are MUTLIPLATFORM and so far steam is the only place that comes close to that.

EA just want All the profits for themselves, which is why Origin was rolled out, and why EAs games are no longer on steam, If it hadn't been for Mass Effect 3 Requiring the shoddy piece of crap i would never have installed it at all.

Now after EAs announced that sim city is going to be online checking and mac version delayed, not to mention EAs massive overpricing of games lately, especially in Digital format, £60 for a digital copy ? Really ? for that much i want a box with USB keys and glossy artwork books, EA.. See Blizzards Collectors Editions for what you should get for these prices.


Borderlands 2, Sid Meiers, Mafia II and others are cheeper in the Mac App Store. Some games available in the Mac App Store are not available for Mac with Steam

MagnusVonMagnum
Feb 4, 2013, 08:18 PM
Borderlands 2, Sid Meiers, Mafia II and others are cheeper in the Mac App Store. Some games available in the Mac App Store are not available for Mac with Steam

All the more reason to have multiple stores to choose from. ;)