Futurelooks compares EA`s Origin to the established Valve Steam game distribution platform ... *EA?s Origin Vs. Valve?s Steam ? A Comparison of Two PC Game Distribution Platforms* A few months ago, EA released news they were setting up their own digital distribution service call Origin. Unlike GameStop?s Impulse or Direct2Drive which are site based, Origin is a software client similar to Steam that you install to manage your games. While its true there is nothing stopping you from using both, the obvious similarities and contrasts between Origin and Steam beg to be compared. Being big game fans, we explore how well Origin stacks up to Valve?s Steam. * * *"
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