idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Games with separate installers are games I end up not playing as much. I hate having a cluttered desktop. When I open my Steam (or Origin) library, I see my game options. Definitely prefer it.
Yeah this was one of my arguments against Origin, I hate having my library separated, Steam and Desura likened to Mainstream or Indie. Desura is mainly indie games, low budget, bundle stuff, mostly. Steam on the opposite hand handles more of the larger Mainstream games. So the issues of them being separate never bothered me so much. Uplay while being separate launcher, has the nifty Achievement points can buy in game stuff thing, which steam doesnt support (atm), but they are still working with Steam, putting in a 'lite' version of there installer (From what I can tell).
My main issue was EA and there we have to have our own and cant share mentality, and that it just separated my games library. If you want any new EA game you're forced into their system.
Like I said the person who can make an Installer that populates and gets all your steam games, origin games, etc and puts it all into one program will be a rich man.
ATM there are 3 avenues, installing everything, putting all the Desktop links in one folder on the desktop like years passed (I cant be the only one to do this back in Windows 95/98), be like Joph with a spreadsheet of all his games, or just deal with tons of programs to launch said games.