[–] Zyklon_Bear 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I see they hired the same genius who renamed the Washington Redskins to "The Washington Football Team".

[–] Outlaw_In-Law_In_Law ago 

Haven't kept up with football for about two years and holy shit you weren't joking.

[–] jqueso 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Slightly better than the alternative they were considering: "EA Amusement Software program for your digital computation device"

[–] tankingwrong 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I take it this is to help differentiate themselves from being "a competitor to Steam" to "a companion to Steam".

[–] thebearfromstartrack 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

What does EA stand for and who gives a shit? Is it profit? Customer irritation?

[–] kafkaq ago  (edited ago)

No getting away from DRM if you get most of your games legitimately, you can polish a turd but it'll never shine and EA will piss off more gamers than it has already with loot boxes and micro transactions. No doubt they'll make trying to install or launch a game a futile experience. At least they don't or didn't have mandatory stupid sized updates like steam. Remember GFWL? what a pile of shit that was, I can't blame MS entirely for destroying a game and it's developers but people can fly might still be operational if it wasn't for GFWL, epic published bullet storm? great game but tying it in through GFWL was a dick move.

[–] derram ago 

https://dontvis.it/https://www.pcgamer.com/electronic-arts-is-renaming-origin-to-ea-desktop-app/?utm_content=buffer600a4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw :

2020-09-14 | Electronic Arts is renaming Origin to 'EA Desktop App' | PC Gamer

'Just a month after retiring Origin Access, Electronic Arts has revealed that the Origin name is going away entirely. '

'In August, Electronic Arts renamed its Origin Access program on PC, known as EA access on other platforms, to EA Play. ', "Electronic Arts' E3 presentations, also known as EA Play, will be rebranded to EA Play Live."

'An EA rep confirmed that it has "opened up closed beta registration for a re-imagined Origin that is now the EA Desktop app. '

'"EA desktop app" isn't going to set any marketing departments on fire, but it is a big gain in terms of clarity. '

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