its officially to the point where i will buy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING that I don't already have, isn't an origin key, and has a reasonable price
could you please just announce it if this sale is over?
Origin calls to you. It whispers in the back of your brain, "tham1988, come to meeeeee..." It's there. Wriggling. Twisting. Nibbling on your sense of reason. You won't even realize it one day. You'll just have "that EA game" you must have. Pop! Just like that, you'll have a huge Origin collection and not even remember a time before. A time when you hated Origin. You'll just have EA games. Tons of them. All on Origin.
And you'll really, really kinda be okay with it.
you mean the microsoft deals that were briefly mentioned and everyone ran with it even though the time they were supposed to have been confirmed by has come and gone
Oh yeah, I remember that post when Tony said, "MS must confirm the deal within 24 hours or we are going to say, 'No deal!' and cut them off. Microsoft must be made to worship me for I am Tony. TONY! Not just any Tony, either! I'm Amazon Tony! Ama-mother-fudgin'-zone Tone-gawdang-Eee. They do what I say!"
Yeah, I remember him saying that. I think it was right after he guaranteed a $5 "Choose 10" deal on preorders priced at $60 or more. Like Bioshock Infinite, etc. And just before he promised we'd get Bethesda games on Amazon Digital after he blackmailed the guy in charge with photos of him naked with John Carmack and Tim Sweeney naked in a pool together emblazoned with a Crysis logo in the background.
That is, he never said nothing about deadlines or whatever. Because he always said the deal was provisional, never gave specifics about when it'd play, and let's presume that IF he did finalize a deal with MS, they might have asked him not to tell people too far out in advance since they were JUST added to the store and want time to sell at full price. Hell, they might even be busy because of CES, post-CES-related nonsense and just not gotten back to him because they thought they already got back to him the first time.
And maybe--just maybe--they're a business that is full of regular people who don't always respond to their emails insta-prontoly.