- 1. Games are not available on Steam (I hate Origin). My only Origin game has been Battlefield 3 (I tried it, I hate it). My Steam library is over 300 games. My wife, all four kids, my network of friends, and family use Steam games. Nobody I know is using Origin.
- 2. Bioware has gotten lazy. I refuse to reward those lazy developers. Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins could easily have multiplayer co-op support.
Since dropping EA games I have moved EA part of my budget to buying more Ubisoft games. I got into Prince of Persia series only after the initial release of a DRM free Prince of Persia (I bought on Steam but I like their form of DRM and Valve as a company). I have since purchased every Prince of Persia game I can via Steam, I got into Assassin's Creed franchise, bought every game and DLC, and enjoy the integration with Ubisoft platform and Steam (it's not in the way of my enjoyment). I also started investing in KickStarter games that are focused on PC (Star Citizen), Castle Story, and others (buying six games at a time for household use)
If EA wants part of my cash pie DROP Origin. It's a waste of time (kind of like Bing against Google, nice try but in the end you'll cut your losses). Let those talented developers at Bioware work on co-op in their games (Neverwinter Nights is your benchmark). Then I'll come back. I haven't even played over half the games in my Steam library, I simply stockpile to help Steam, Valve, developers, and I'll get around to them one day. I don't miss EA games at the moment. I enjoyed the news that CEO was canned and removed from Board.