EA’s new launcher

1 : Anonymous2021/03/21 12:52 ID: m9w1se
EA's new launcher
2 : Anonymous2021/03/21 16:05 ID: grpnerq

My drives were getting full so I decided to do some spring cleaning with my game installs. When I opened Origin to uninstall Dragon Age it gave me the typical "Dobby requires updates" window so I opted to load into offline mode.

Turns out you can't even view your game library in offline mode, so... update Origin it is. Got into my library and clicked Uninstall and it opened the Microsoft Program Manager for me. Thanks EA.

ID: grpup2d

I uninstalled a couple of games via Origin last year or so, was confused by how I still had so little space on the drive compared to what I should've had.

Turns out Origin only told me one of the games was uninstalled and removed it from the list of installed games. All the files were still on the computer and had to be removed through out of launcher means.

ID: grqrgf0

So what I’m hearing is: for the love of god, don’t buy EA

ID: grqyyn7

Fuck games that require launchers. I'll buy them but never download, I just download a pirate version since I just bought it.

Fuck origin and all that BS. When I want to play I should just have to double click, nothing more, anything between me and the game is horse shit.

ID: grr4s08

My thoughts exactly, I wish I could go back to the old days and play all my games through Steam.

ID: grr0j2j

It’s been how many years at this point since Origin joined the market and they still can’t do basic stuff?

3 : Anonymous2021/03/21 12:52 ID: grp2uuh

Extra Panel: Some Context

ID: grp4cw4

I always uninstall softwares with Microsoft settings... feels like you're just trying to beat a dead horse. It's de seriously not that hard nor time consuming

ID: grpshfu

Most other launchers give you the uninstall option directly on the game page though? I'm sure a lot of people would complain if all the stores being put up suddenly stopped offering cash back and you always had to go to an ATM down the hall.

ID: grpg2jo

Wrong phrase I think? It'd be more of a dead horse if this was an exceedingly common complaint and the solution every time was to uninstall through windows. Maybe for you that's happened, but I've always uninstalled games through whatever launcher I was using. I've never seen a launcher without the option.

ID: grp4z08

Yeah I do it through the control panel too if the launcher doesn't have a feature to remove.

ID: grq6o7n

I always uninstall softwares with Microsoft settings...

I always use it too... for software with incompetent developers. Uninstallation is the most basic feature here, do not defend EA for failing to add it. They should be better than that.

ID: grp7wu9

I use ccleaner to do all of that jazz

ID: grpdce1

Revo Uninstaller for me. Get rid of the registry files it leaves behind as well as well as folders and files.

ID: grpoym9

Custom uninstallers are better, as long as Microsoft uses it then it's fine.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/21 18:03 ID: grq2df9

Ok, going through the comments I'm just curious: why the hate on Revo Uninstaller? I've used it and it seems solid enough. Is there something wrong with the company at large? They can't be nearly as bad as EA on a whole LOL.

ID: grqaas3

Weird. I just had to use Revo to do a deep clean through my registry to pull out corrupted keys for a program that a normal uninstall/reinstall wasn't correcting.

ID: grq7ano

Yeah I don't get it either. People even downvoted someone who mentioned CCleaner with no explanation.

ID: grqbfeh

So for CCleaner it's because they basically added some kind of system monitoring back in 2018 IIRC, also it's basically uneeded. You shouldn't really touch the registry unless you know what you're doing as it can cause more errors and issues than it fixes. Also windows has built in tools to clean up disk space, remove temp files etc.

For Revo, no idea. I personally just use Geek to uninstall. Not sure what controversy Revo has.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/21 18:58 ID: grq9610

Another issue I get with EA Play launcher is the constant crashing and force logging me out. "BETA" is right

6 : Anonymous2021/03/21 21:03 ID: grqo3cr

They’re probably planning to start charging to uninstall games now

7 : Anonymous2021/03/21 15:36 ID: grpjw0i

Simple solution - stop playing EA games. I did years ago and haven't looked back.

ID: grq8t46

But... But battlefield.

And Titanfall 2

ID: grqnajk

Not worth supporting EA.

ID: grpmz28

Yer, but they are kinda free

ID: grqadjd

EA and Epic both keep trying to hook me with free games, but like... I've already got like 150+ games I've never played in my library, I'm not sure "free games (that aren't the ones you want)" is ever really gonna pull me in anymore.

Maybe when I was younger and more optimistic about ever clearing my Steam backlog lol.

ID: grqaxvt

Some EA games are really good tho

ID: grq5rnb

Sadly they bought Westwood. And so the own Command & Conquer 🙁

ID: grqftkm

They then proceeded to kill Command & Conquer.

ID: grqtqko

And haven't put out a good C&C game since they took it over in 2000.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/21 13:01 ID: grp3l6s

Just take the L from play and it makes sense

9 : Anonymous2021/03/21 15:01 ID: grpflhf

Is that why it’s called EA Play on Gamepass...

ID: grq3sqr

Good point, it's not called EA Uninstaller.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/21 21:28 ID: grqr122

I've been saying this since Spore... stop buying EA games

11 : Anonymous2021/03/21 22:38 ID: grqzf6m

There is no soul in tEAm.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/21 23:26 ID: grr57z6

After having not even opened the Origin launcher for some months, I noticed that there were background processes going on tied to it. I ended them. Couple days later, after having not opened Origin still (and it doesn't open at launch) the processes were back.

Uninstalled Origin. The background processes are now gone.

I'll just play other games rather than deal with crappy data stealing companies.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/21 23:47 ID: grr7o7q

EA needs to die at this point, so toxic!

14 : Anonymous2021/03/21 12:57 ID: grp381y

Uninstall this game for 9.99! (This it a random reddit comment)

ID: grp46a8

Now only for 99.99!

ID: grqo1br

and extra registry cleaning and option to keep/delete save files for only $59.99 each

15 : Anonymous2021/03/21 17:31 ID: grpyc50

TIL not everyone uses CCleaner or Revo Uninstaller to uninstall programs on PC. Heathens.

ID: grqcc8u

why would i install extra programs onto my computer when i can just uninstall them using the built in windows ones just fine.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/21 14:10 ID: grpa04g

Loaded up Squadrons to pew pew at some badguys.

4!! popups on the main sscreen saying do this do that, you can do this too.

Fuck off I just want to pew pew.

ID: grqq7r6

I install It on my Xbox one.... a lot of "read documentos" AND ASK FOR A EA PROFILE TO play ONLINE.... In a console! My firts time...

17 : Anonymous2021/03/21 19:34 ID: grqdipc

Why would anyone play an EA game at this point in time?

ID: grqj6oo

I do, just not the newer ones.

ID: grqjt65

battlefield 4 is still rad. and I crave a good bolt action shooter in battlefield 1, from time to time. But, yeah... that's literally it. EA should just give up.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/21 21:47 ID: grqtdqn

This comic presupposes that someone would willingly not only install the EA Launcher, but actually install EA titles.

It could be worse, I suppose. Doesn't Ubisoft's launcher still try to install a rootkit, or did they knock that off when they got called out on it?

19 : Anonymous2021/03/21 13:48 ID: grp7xxq

The wording makes it look like he wants the player to uninstall hil cause I read his head as a word in the end

20 : Anonymous2021/03/21 19:45 ID: grqesag

For anyone curious, the game in the image is "Plants vs Zombies : Battle for Neighbourville"


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