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Capcom Titles Go Live On Origin In The US

Matt Gardner
Capcom, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, Digital Distribution, EA, Origin, PC games, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Capcom Titles Go Live On Origin In The US

Both SSFIV Arcade Edition and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record have gone live on Origin, EA's fledgling digital distribution service. EA promised that Origin would see heavy support for third parties, listing THQ, Warner Bros. and Capcom amongst publishers they were trying to bring to the service.

Both games are priced at $39.99, which is identical to their respective Steam listings for the moment. Frankly we can't ait to see those two platforms go head to head properly. Hopefully we, the consumers, will benefit most. Hopefully.

Thanks, GI.biz

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DivideByZero  Nov. 16, 2011 at 17:19

Very suprised that Steam has not started to drop its prices yet. I hated Steam at first (HL2 release days) but think it's a really great service. Agreed, this competition should do us some good.

Tsung  Nov. 17, 2011 at 08:45

Competition is good, but will we benefit?. From previous experience (Steam vs Impulse) competition caused divide. The game was Sol Survivor, the players who bought it on Steam couldn't play with the Impulse players. At some points both versions were on different version numbers (due to updates hitting at different times).

Steam friends, Origin Friends, Impulse Friends, Battle.net are 4 different friends lists, to maintain, to keep up to date. 3 Different clients all launching when the PC starts, getting their own updates for their games at the same time..
How this benefits the PC games player I don't know?. All it does is fracture the community making the consoles look like a better choice..

Sure we might get a few games cheaper with competition, but I fear the cost will be a fractured PC community.


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