Can someone please explain this? (Origin for Retail Copies)

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  1. Bagwhan

    Bagwhan Active Member

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    Means what it says, I guess. Even with a retail version you will have to log onto Origin, and to log onto Origin you need Origin running. DRM is becoming completely inescapable.
     
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    yeah what he said. I always assumed that this was always the case.... now its just confirmed. i actually have it already installed to see what the fuss is about. Its very much a steam clone, and in its current state not particularly 'invasive'
     
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    One thing I like about origin is that you can use the cd-key for bad company 2 steam edition on origin, and also have the game going via that :)
     
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    Retail is just one way on how you buy the game ... Origin is another the way you can buy the game plus it is also the MAIN launcher / verifier for all versions of the game ....
     
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    ahh I'm getting a bit sick of having to open and keep track of an account for every online game I play but I guess it's inevitable.
     
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    The only way to prevent piracy of PC games is to have an always online system.
    Every AAA title is going to have it in the future.
     
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    I did the same, I don't have too much of an issue with it, so long as it is not a resource hog.
     
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    Sometimes I enjoy being offline when I'm playing offline, but hey...
     
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    It's basically just like what Valve did when they introduced Steam with Half Life 2.
     

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