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Again though, the competition isn't the problem. The problem is making big hit games an "Origin Exclusive", such as Crysis 2 and BF3. Not allowing the customer to choose where they buy the games from, especially considering most of us use Steam.
im sure you can still find them in stores.
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Again though, the competition isn't the problem. The problem is making big hit games an "Origin Exclusive"
That's hypocritical.
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post #113 of 606
Don't play BF myself. EA can suck it though. I'm through with their antics.
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post #114 of 606
So inconvenient when developers decide to do this.
You have one friends list for your EA games, soon to be one friends list for your activision games, another friends list for your Ubisoft games and then there is steam the solution to all those problems but for some reason developers are straying away from it.
    
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That's hypocritical.
How is it hypocritical? I've had a Steam account since 2002. Yes, there's Steam exclusives. That much is obvious. However the problem being, most of us already HAVE a Steam account. The problem is forcing us onto yet another digital distribution platform that we HAVE to use to play a game.

I have no issues at all with Origin existing. But I won't buy on it, as I prefer the tried and true Steam client. So if BF3 can't be used without Origin, then I won't be buying it. It's that simple.
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My mistake then, I assumed they would pull it from all but Origin.
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post #117 of 606
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This again.

I have no problem with Origin existing. I do have a problem with games ONLY working on Origin. If I can get it on Steam, I'd be happy (or retail with the ability to add a shortcut in Steam with no Origin).
It doesn't really make sense for ea to allow a competing service to sell its games. I'm surprised its taken them this long to yank their titles from steam...
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How is it hypocritical? I've had a Steam account since 2002. Yes, there's Steam exclusives. That much is obvious. However the problem being, most of us already HAVE a Steam account. The problem is forcing us onto yet another digital distribution platform that we HAVE to use to play a game.

I have no issues at all with Origin existing. But I won't buy on it, as I prefer the tried and true Steam client. So if BF3 can't be used without Origin, then I won't be buying it. It's that simple.
they arent forcing you. go to the store and buy it.

Its a shame i have to go to an Actual Honda Dealer to buy a new Honda.

In a perfect world where games and businesses didnt exist, sure all retailers should get them, but battlefield 3 is their game and investment, and they can choose who gets to sell it.

Then, we come to the area where everyone is welcome to not buy the game based on that.
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My mistake then, I assumed they would pull it from all but Origin.
they might. we will have to see.

perhaps it was pulled only from steam, because steam felt they deserve a bigger cut of the sale. at this point, no one knows anything factual other than the game is MIA.
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they arent forcing you. go to the store and buy it.

Its a shame i have to go to an Actual Honda Dealer to buy a new Honda.

In a perfect world where games and businesses didnt exist, sure all retailers should get them, but battlefield 3 is their game and investment, and they can choose who gets to sell it.

Then, we come to the area where everyone is welcome to not buy the game based on that.
You didn't read my entire post....

If it REQUIRES ORIGIN, then I will not buy it, retail or not. If I can link the shortcut from the retail install into my Steam account, I'll be a happy player then. If I can buy it on Steam, I'll be even happier.
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