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If ea is able to do some proper price converting unlike steam that just put an euro mark behind the price insted of a doller mark it will be fine.

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The chat client is kind of buggy right now. A game crashed. Then I force quit the Origin client in Task Manager. Now my chat is disabled.
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Sweet, now when I want to play my games I'll have to log in to Games for Steamdos Live: Origin. Oh, and when their authentication servers are down my save data will be unavailable for decryption and I won't be able to play at all because it handshakes the entire time I'm playing .
Just what the consumer's want.
This Anti-Piracy DRM digital media distribution regulation stuff needs to stop. Its just hurting the people who pay money for video games.
    
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^ You don't need to have Origin running to play games. You do need it open if you want the chat/social networking features.
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^ You don't need to have Origin running to play games. You do need it open if you want the chat/social networking features.
Really? That's good news. Can I see proof? I hope it's like D2D where I don't even have to download it in order to get the game, but somehow I doubt EA will do that.
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Can you give one valid reason why you think Steam is better than EA? Not that I disagree with you, I'd just be interested in knowing if you can even give one reason.
For one I trust Valve a heck of a lot more than I do EA. Over the past 10 years Valve has never given me a reason not to trust them. They keep to their word every time.

EA on the other hand has shown many times that I cannot trust them. I believe the problem arises from EA being a publicly traded company. EA will do whatever they can to get the maximum profit for the short-term, even if it means pissing off their customers. Valve on the other hand is a privately owned company. Valve can focus on the maximum long-term profit. The best way to get to get maximum long-term profit is to keep a loyal fan base.

Basically, it is in Valve's best interest to not cheat their customers.
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I HATE EA!

this is all.
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Do not want this nor steam. Just let me buy the dvd game, install n play, not have to wait for a client to load, login, launch the game, wait for client crap recognize the game is being loaded etc etc etc. Just want to play play play.

In all hopes that BF3 is a stand alone, no need of clients.
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Oh baby straight from EA, the kings of awesome in the video game industry
That crap will never touch my computer.
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Really? That's good news. Can I see proof? I hope it's like D2D where I don't even have to download it in order to get the game, but somehow I doubt EA will do that.
It depends upon which games you get. The games on my account do not require EADM/Origin. However, I have read that some games do require it afaik. For example, BF:BC2 requires EADM running. I have a feeling it will be the same with BF3.

The Origin client is still buggy so I have uninstalled it for now. Stick with Steam.
Edited by Riou - 6/3/11 at 2:36pm
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