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 Post subject: Is Origin cheapening intellectual property?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Back in June, Origin Sr. VP DeMartini criticized Steam for "cheapening" game creator's intellectual property:

Head of EA Origin Rages Against Steam Sales Model

Now, Origin is holding a Labor Day Sale with half off some of the hottest games.

So is it me, or does someone seem to be taking a play from Steam's playbook?


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 Post subject: Re: Is Origin cheapening intellectual property?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:57 pm 
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EA is just jelly that it can't be like Valve or have the money Steam makes.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Origin cheapening intellectual property?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:31 am 
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Having an opinion and sticking to it regardless of the results is a sure path to failure.

Origin is just adapting to the realities of online game sales.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Origin cheapening intellectual property?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:11 pm 
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btdog wrote:
Back in June, Origin Sr. VP DeMartini criticized Steam for "cheapening" game creator's intellectual property:

Head of EA Origin Rages Against Steam Sales Model

Now, Origin is holding a Labor Day Sale with half off some of the hottest games.

So is it me, or does someone seem to be taking a play from Steam's playbook?


To be fair, in that article, it's noted
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He compared Steam to retail giant Target and said Origin is aiming to be more like Nordstrom. He was quick to clarify that items will go on sale "occasionally" at Origin, but don't expect deep discounts for 75 percent off.


So apparently, a 50% discount is fine, but a 75% discount is too much.


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