Origin for Mac now live

EA online store now available for Mac users worldwide; certain games allow dual-platform play across systems.

Origin for Mac has launched. Electronic Arts announced today that the virtual storefront has moved out of beta and has rolled out worldwide in full to all Mac gamers.

EA also announced today that certain company-published titles will support dual-platform play. These include The Sims 3 and Dragon Age II, with more to be added later.

Gamers can buy a title once through Origin and can play it on either Mac or PC. A similar offering is available on Origin competitor Steam.

The Mac game library includes titles from EA and its publishing partners like Warner Bros. and Sega. Games available at launch today include Dragon Age II, Batman: Arkham City, Lego: Harry Potter, and The Sims 3, among others.

Origin currently has 39 million members, compared to Steam's 50 million.

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59 comments
RedDragonGecko
RedDragonGecko

I guess if you are dumb enough to buy a mac, you are probably a big enough moron to actually want to install Origin.

squal132
squal132

Lol I tell the customers at Best Buy it's called the Wii Woo and they actually think thats what it's called hehehe. I am stoked for Wind Waker!

squal132
squal132

I just bought that game yesterday! Aw, rest in peace.

squal132
squal132

I wish they did join, there might be  a slight chance that Megaman Legends 3 would have been made...

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

A machine and OS not really designed for gaming, matches with a online digital store (distributor) that is also not really designed for gaming, well sounds like a match made in hell.  

panndemic
panndemic

Origin has 39 million members? You mean thousands, right?

ranzikiel
ranzikiel

i never liked softwares such as origin and the ubithingy =.=
it's so irritating for me..

Sindroid
Sindroid

Who in their right minds buys Mac solely for gameplay???


Savoritias
Savoritias

The funniest thing is that IGN says Origin is slowly catching up on Steam. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Leeric420
Leeric420

I have a Mac and an awesome one at that, their are a lot of people making mac clients for games to run on...screw origin...EA can shove it.

AhvrenStone
AhvrenStone

Garbage software for a joke of an operating system.
In other news...

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

And not a single person cared that this garbage software became available for Mac.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Damn, Mac has become shitty again. Thanks Origin.

quinnd6
quinnd6

Life was better when you could just pop in a game and play it instead of having to launch another program before playing the game. I like buying games cheap on steam but if you buy a game on a disc in a shop I think you should have the right to bypass all that crap and just go directly to the game. It slows things down a lot and makes it a pain in the backside for all legitimate customers whereas someone who downloads a game illegally can probably bypass all that crap.

suhinho
suhinho

now mac users can feel the same pain i have of origin

sykopat99
sykopat99

I only use Origin because EA forces me to when I buy retail games, which I do both because I'm a collector and have a slow internet connection.

bluebird08
bluebird08

wow, i just got origin for my mac and i cant even play BF1942 or BF 2142, completely pointless, and there is barely any games for mac

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

Quick, everyone leave this page, don't get sucked into posting about how much we all hate this.

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

im sure all mac users have been holding their breathe in anticipation lol.

thorn3000
thorn3000

what? I cite "....has moved out of beta..." you meant "moved out of alpha" I presume? Origin (yes, even the one on PC much more so the one on Mac) is still in beta, all you need to do is read the upper right corner once logged into the client to confirm this...

VenomousOne
VenomousOne

Ahhhh, Origin....the reason I didn't pick up Mass Effect 3 for 20 bucks today.

fillup0
fillup0

The only reason Origin has so many users is because they are old EA accounts and people had to move to Origin for The Sims 3.

DocMARs
DocMARs

Oh... um. Exciting!?

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

forget origin give mac users steam Just saying

obsequies
obsequies

great...so does that mean there will be a sim city port?

Landsharkk
Landsharkk

For all those that say viruses don't exist for the Mac....

...here's proof it does.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@panndemic That number sounds impossible unless they mean potential customers or any traffic that has went to the site. Also steam seems impossible, of that many unique members I wonder what the tie or attachment rate it, as well as dollar amount. 

Link3301
Link3301

@panndemic Turns out the having high selling franchises exclusive to your store makes people shop at it. Shocker right?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@quinnd6 That's why you get games from GoG or in some cases you can buy it and download from the company's website (Torchlight 1 for instance).

TransvormerSCol
TransvormerSCol

@sykopat99 

Then do not support EA and don't buy anyway, otherwise they'll keep their useless garbage software like origin forever.

My collection of the Mass Effect series and Crysis series failed too, but I will not buy that games anyway because of origin. Be strong.

AhvrenStone
AhvrenStone

@VenomousOne Origin.  The reason I pirated Mass Effect 3.
No worries, I bought a legal used copy for my xbox after deciding I liked the game...I only buy EA games used in an effort to better destroy that company.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Sorciere_basic Spot on man. Perhaps not 39 milion, but a pretty large deal yes. I'll wager the number contains duplicate accounts created by same user, unused underaged accounts, old unused migrated accounts, etc.