@mb: I was thinking that it may have been something along those lines, and after double checking, it appears that may be the case. However, I'm quite sure I've read about people claiming they are paying for 50 megabytes and get 25 megabytes download (about half what is advertised), or paying for 105 and getting about 50.
The cable internet I'm paying for is supposed to be 25mbs per second download (I know that is just a theoretical maximum). Using wifi on my 4 year old laptop from the wireless router, I average right around 2mbs per second. When I stand next to it, I get about 2.5mbps, and when I plug it into the router using Ethernet I get about 3mbs. This has been my average day or night for a long time.
Using one of those online speed tests I get around 20mbs download, but I never get close to that when I try to download a file. My router is a N150 which is supposed to be capable of 150Mbps.
Does this sound normal? I'm not expecting 25mbps but 2 is pretty far below that. Any idea if there's something I need to configure? I've tried restarting the modem. Thanks.
Complaining about Origin is just tiring at this point. It works fine, and it seems like most of the bleating comes from people who haven't used it. Sure steam is great, but do you really expect a company the size of EA not to have their own system?
Complaining about exclusivity doesn't hold up. Does Origin have Half Life 2 or other games from that series?
Can you use USA based prepaid debit cards like Visa Vanilla for premium membership? You buy them in convenience stores. Does giantbomb ask for billing information beyond the card number, sec code, and date?