In response, the company says it is making Origin the 'best download site' it can be, looking to turn skeptics into fans.
Additionally, EA is offering a new promotion where Kickstarter-funded games can get listed on Origin for free.
Adds Origin boss David DeMartini (via MCV): "The hardcore sometimes has issues with Origin, but they seem to love these crowd-funded games. It was one of the few things we have done that wasn't controversial and nobody had anything negative to say."
"People forget that when Steam launched, there was a lot of backlash from the core. Origin represents a change, and anytime EA does something that is significant in the industry, it generates a certain amount of reaction.
Really it's just to give customers an opportunity for choice."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jul 2012 22:26