Yesterday Steam announced that they would not be accepting class action lawsuits any longer. Of course most of the media and the public did an about-face saying “wait, you can do that?” Apparently this type of legal clause has been making its way around several other large companies looking to avoid the perils of class-action lawsuits that are admittedly never very fun to watch. Nobody ever seems to profit from the cases except for the lawyers who orchestrate them, which appears to be the outlined reason for Valve’s change in the first place.
You would think for a service that I generally think is pretty mediocre that I wouldn’t write about it so much, but EA keeps doing interesting things with it and so Origin keeps rearing its ugly head.
Recently the service has begun activating products that you’ve already bought through Steam on their Origin service. That deserves a big “say what?“.
Touché EA, touché. I see you have pulled out the big guns when it comes to Origin and have made an offer that no one can refuse. EA will be giving out full copies of Battlefield 3 to anyone pre-ordering Mass Effect 3 for Origin.
I, for one, abhor Gamestop and generally won’t step anywhere near it, but this Mass Effect pre-order bonus gear that’s exclusive to the store may sway me otherwise. For a measly $5 pre-order (and a piece of your soul) you’ll get the N7 warfare gear, which includes the N7 Defender armor and the high-caliber N7 Valkyrie rifle. The M55 Argus rifle seen in the video is available to all pre-order customers.