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The only real benefit I see from this is if it pushes Steam to improve their own platform and offerings.

As it is I don't want EA's own online store on my computer (if Steam didn't have such crazy sales I'd probably be without Steam as well) and don't want every major, minor, or wanna-be publisher making this a trend (but if EA's store does take off then it will be).

Let's hope Steam steps up its game to crush EA's attempt and it discourages other groups from trying to do the same thing.
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I doubt they limit they're horizons on such a large title
would be suicide
Do you really think that many people wont buy the game because it isn't on steam? Starcraft 2 isn't on steam, so by your logic Blizzard was limited they're horizons on a very large title by not putting it on steam.
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I am not against trying other services, in addition to Steam I currently buy games from Good Old Games fairly often, but I do NOT want this kind of product from EA.

I don't trust EA enough to buy into that kind of platform. Are they also going to offer other publisher's games?

Steam has a big advantage in that many gamers who want a digital distribution system are already on Steam and have multiple games activated on Steam. Who wants to worry about managing multiple platforms like that?
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yay! more irritating DRM!

not bloody happy. I hate Steam, and I will hate this. Especially if they integrate it to the PS3.
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LOL i don't see EA beating Steam at all. Unless they come up with a platform just like steam but i'm sorry i'm sticking with Steam because they have Steam Guard and they ALWAYS are the best when it comes to games and saving your data. I still buy stand alone games anyways too sometimes if the game itself DOES not require steam at all.
post #66 of 180
FAIL!!! Down with EA steam will rule for ever!
post #67 of 180
They will need to provide some very serious incentive in order to compete.
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I doubt they limit they're horizons on such a large title
would be suicide
I'd be stunned if they'd allow BF3 to be on Steam now. I'm thinking this new store/distribution method was created for BF3. EA knows they're going to sell a ton of copies and this way guarantees they get as much profit off each sale of their games (BF3 or otherwise) as possible.
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Do you really think that many people wont buy the game because it isn't on steam? Starcraft 2 isn't on steam, so by your logic Blizzard was limited they're horizons on a very large title by not putting it on steam.
Let's say for an example EA requires you to use Origin to play Mass Effect 3. If that were the case I would not buy Mass Effect 3. This is coming from a huge Mass Effect fan.

I simply do not trust EA enough to give them full control of a product I own. Seeing as EA is right behind Activision as the worst game publisher in the market I am sure there are many others just like me who would do the same. Even if I wasn't boycotting Activision I would still not have bought Starcraft 2 because they exert total control over your copy.

That said I hope EA does not get a big head and try to do this. I would be missing out on the closing chapter of a great series if they do.
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Will not use. I hated the few attempts I had with EADM, and knowing EA's history with DRM, I wouldn't doubt this will include rootkits and other garbage.
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