why i like origin over steam...

#1 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

hey

i recently downloaded both steam & origin clients , i love the sales on steam and most of the services but i love how origin prices change for my region , i.e steam show's prices in "$" and i have to convert it to my local currency

; origin however shows me the price in my local currency .

i think that's a nice touch and saves the user the hassle of converting the price to their local currency .

the steam catalog is pretty awesome though

#2 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

That's a nice feature that Steam could add easily :>

#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@xdaknightx69 said:

hey

i recently downloaded both steam & origin clients , i love the sales on steam and most of the services but i love how origin prices change for my region , i.e steam show's prices in "$" and i have to convert it to my local currency

; origin however shows me the price in my local currency .

i think that's a nice touch and saves the user the hassle of converting the price to their local currency .

the steam catalog is pretty awesome though

What about the near spyware level EULA origin has?

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Why i think you is trolling.

#5 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@Centimani said:

That's a nice feature that Steam could add easily :>

i wish they would lol

@ The_Laughing_Man

dont really mind it coz i hav dual boot OS one for gaming and rest for the other crap ( linux )

#6 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1383 posts) -

You really couldn't just pop up a currency converted from Google?

#7 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Origin will murder your family though.
 
At least that's what is seems like.

#8 Posted by DeF (4799 posts) -

I'd prefer to pay in $ since $1,99 is an even better deal than €1,99 :(

#9 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Why i think you is trolling.

i'm not and i really dont care what u think!!!!

#10 Edited by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat: thats sorta my point , if they want my money , the least they can do is show the prices in my local currency.

also i get origin games cheaper, e.g ME2 would be arnd 2000 on steam and 999 on origin lol

#11 Posted by CornBREDX (4793 posts) -

That's the only reason?

Let me understand this; you only like origin better because it converts to your local currency and steam doesn't?

Even though steam has sales constantly, is user friendly, is run by a trusted developer/publisher, has amazing prices, is always there for you on your birthdays, will mourn your passing, and has the largest (I think) selection of downloadable games right now- the only thing that matters to you is the price being converted?

Ok. Just checking.

#12 Posted by Matthew (1911 posts) -

To each their own. Glad you found a digital provider that suits your desires. That's a free market at work for you.

#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10466 posts) -

@DeF said:

I'd prefer to pay in $ since $1,99 is an even better deal than €1,99 :(

IT'S NOT IN DOLLARS UNLESS YOU USE A . INSTEAD OF A , YOU EURO MOTHER-F....

Just kidding! I'll leave now.

#14 Edited by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@CornBREDX: i'm not saying that origin is better then steam , I'm just saying that if i would like to give my money to someone for a game i can buy both on origin/steam I'd rather go with the option that atleast cares enough to give me my local rate and help he decide if i want to buy it or not, rather then me opening up a website to convert every time i wanted to buy a game i wanted .

i love the steam sales and game's catalog , if steam showed prices in my local currency steam would have my money.

#15 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@xdaknightx69 said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Why i think you is trolling.

i'm not and i really dont care what u think!!!!

Yeah? Well i don't care that you don't care!
#16 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

@xdaknightx69 said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Why i think you is trolling.

i'm not and i really dont care what u think!!!!

Yeah? Well i don't care that you don't care!

if u really didnt care then u wouldnt have posted again :P

#17 Posted by CornBREDX (4793 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: The name of the topic is "Why I like Origin over Steam" which implies you think it's better.

I don't personally care if you like it or not, but your reasoning is a little silly. I agree the conversion thing is a time saver, and really why Steam doesn't have that for those outside the US is unknown to me, but that's a really silly reason to like it more when converting isn't hard.

There are usually pros and cons and one out weighs the other. In your reasoning here you have one con on steam and several pros. You have one pro on origin and could probably think of several cons.

I'm just sayin'- your reasoning seems really silly. But no worries, I just found to be odd reasoning. You don't have to agree hehe

#18 Edited by Ghost_Cat (1383 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: Kinda strange to me. Well, to each their own.

#19 Posted by LoggerRythm (190 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: Yo momma's postin'. Boom! That just happened!

#20 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@CornBREDX: yah my reasoning seems a little silly to me at times aswell lol

#21 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Why i think you is trolling.

I love steam but to be fair he did a good point

#22 Posted by CornBREDX (4793 posts) -

@xdaknightx69: You have earned my follow for being cool about it. =)

#23 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@CornBREDX: thanx and ditto :)

#24 Posted by Xerxes8933A (227 posts) -

I like how Steam charges me in USD instead of local currency. It makes it cheaper for me. The people who have Steam charge them in their own currency get ripped off. Just ask anyone who has to pay in GBP, EUR or AUD.

#25 Posted by Kiemoe (1055 posts) -

I am American.

This does not apply to me.

#26 Posted by BigLemon (1022 posts) -

I like Steam because their customer service is amazing. I cannot say the same for Origin. I have been on CS chat log with some guy named Pooja for 20 minutes now and all I have done is confirm my order number. Seriously, Origin sucks.

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