People at EA who think up things like this clearly suffer from HUAS. This confirms it, I've seen games on origin for dirt cheap also, rather contradicting. I still don't use Origin though & have no intention of doing & I bought BF3 on pre-order but just don't like Origin, I know I know it's cutting myself off from an ok game but I don't really mind doing that if it means I have to support something I don't like. How did people have such a big problem with ubisoft but not EA? that really puzzles me, ubisoft are fine compared to EA & I support ubisoft because they weren't doing anything I didn't disagree with, EA forces you to agree to things or you can't use Origin so the only way to disagree is to not use the games you bought from them which really stinks. Steams perfectly fine, in fact no it's awesome. I bought the witcher 2 from GOG to give direct support to the awesome makers to give them max profit for making a kickass game.