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Reminds me of a couple of years ago, everything was called the iSomething. Hell alot still is! If you can't beat'em, copy'em!!! Short term thinking ftl.
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From the article:
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A "hypothetical" example of this cross-platform integration would be Battlefield, with EA saying players could rack up experience points on a mobile version of the game that will count towards unlocks on the PC edition.
This, I really don't want. This is really stupid and dumb. It defeats the purpose of having to play the PC game to get the PC game upgrades.
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Originally Posted by Paradox me View Post
Good luck to 'em, competition is always good. I just hope they don't try to pull their games from other services. I'd hate to see a future where every big publisher has their own games exclusively on their own digital platform.

Half the reason I even use Steam is because such a large selection is available in one place.
Can't buy Valve games from D2D or GamersGate, so why can't EA make their games exclusive to Origin? I would, that's good business, IMO. It keeps gamers coming back to the service i.e. Steam. "While you're here buying Portal 2, check out these other games." Also, EA drop the prices on their games faster than Valve on average. Valve set the standard and people love them for it. EA is only doing what is already accepted by millions gamers.
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Like others have said, do not want. Steam does everything I need it to, without being developer specific.
Valve is developer specific, can't buy their Valve games through other Digital Services.
It's ok for Valve to do it, but not EA?
Edited by WorldExclusive - 6/3/11 at 11:45am
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So long as EA don't pull their games from Steam, I'm good.
    
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So long as EA don't pull their games from Steam, I'm good.
I really don't see BF3 coming on steam at least for launch if this thing is to work at all.
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http://store.origin.com/store/ea/htm...lefield3_US_LE

On the BF3 preorder page with respect to the BF3 limited edition:

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*Offer expires upon release of product. Good only for new purchases of “Battlefield 3†for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC (“Productâ€). Valid only on Origin. Items will be granted automatically to customers account upon registration or login to Battlefield Play4Free. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. Valid wherever product is sold. May not be combined with any other offer, gift card, rebate or discount coupon. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. See final product details, EULA and content protection technology at www.ea.com/1/product-eulas if and when available. Internet connection, EA account, registration with serial code and acceptance of EULA may be required to play. EA online privacy policy and terms of service can be found at www.ea.com. You must be 13+ to register for an EA account. EA may discontinue online services within 30 days notice at www.ea.com/2/service-updates.
So assuming the DLC is $10, is that extra cost worth it to buy it on EA Origin, or would you pay the $60 on steam, keep the convenience of steam, and pay more for the DLC when it comes out. That's an unfortunate decision to have to make.
    
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post
Can't buy Valve games from D2D or GamersGate, so why can't EA make their games exclusive to Origin? I would, that's good business, IMO. It keeps gamers coming back to the service i.e. Steam. "While you're here buying Portal 2, check out these other games." Also, EA drop the prices on their games faster than Valve on average. Valve set the standard and people love them for it. EA is only doing what is already accepted by millions gamers.


Valve is developer specific, can't buy their Valve games through other Digital Services.
It's ok for Valve to do it, but not EA?
exactly.
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So long as EA don't pull their games from Steam, I'm good.
Steam sucks anyway.

As long as EA don't force you to have it open when you play a game and it is only used for buying/downloading/updating games (and friends list if you want it) then that is fine by me.

I really hate having steam launch every time I play cod or any other game that requires it to launch.
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post
Can't buy Valve games from D2D or GamersGate, so why can't EA make their games exclusive to Origin? I would, that's good business, IMO. It keeps gamers coming back to the service i.e. Steam. "While you're here buying Portal 2, check out these other games." Also, EA drop the prices on their games faster than Valve on average. Valve set the standard and people love them for it. EA is only doing what is already accepted by millions gamers.


Valve is developer specific, can't buy their Valve games through other Digital Services.
It's ok for Valve to do it, but not EA?
Your logic is mostly sound, however, you didn't compare how many games Valve puts out vs EA. Sure, Valve doesn't offer their games through other services, but how many games do they have out? ~10? Compare that to how many games EA publishes ... hundreds? That's a pretty big difference. That's why, in my opinion, it's okay for Valve to do it, but not EA.
    
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
I really don't see BF3 coming on steam at least for launch if this thing is to work at all.
I doubt they limit they're horizons on such a large title
would be suicide
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