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I never intended on purchasing BF3, but I will be giving origin a try. Hopefully they'll allow me to activate all my old EA games.
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Now this is what I will boycott EA for
What about all the steamworks games then? You buy in store, but authenticate and run through steam. It's pretty naive of people to think that valve would be the only one to try to make a walled garden, where they control the adverts and take admission.

That said, give it some time. I think that EA will have to open it up a bit, they can't hope to make it this long after steam has been out, with only their games. It will fail, or EA's PC games will fail.
    
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Don't these guys have a clue as to what makes gaming on the PC a minority ?

Aside from price of admission in respect to hardware configuration, you have the inherent complexity of a fully fledged OS, and on top of that you have the lack of convenience of having multiple stores/clients/interfaces/download managers/etc for your games.

Could Steam be better ? Yes.

Is there something fundamentally wrong with it ? No.


The bottom line is: why don't they realise how Apple is making money with it's centralized store model and work together with Valve and other PC game publishers to make the PC gaming platform better than it is ?

Is this "Now I'm going to remove my games for that store and make the PC user's experience even more miserable than it already is with multiple DRM's, Games for Windows Live, Gamespy Comrade, etc by making them have one more game manager installed" how they want to make the PC a better platform ?

Aren't they always complaining that there is too much piracy on the PC, that PC sales are not in so great numbers as consoles ?

I honestly don't understand this kind of behaviour. They are aiming for the quick buck now instead of aiming for bigger bucks in the future with a stronger PC platform, in a joint effort where all publishers could come together to bring a better Steam store. In times of crisis (no pun intended) like these, people usually come together to overcome difficulties, but not EA apparently.

The thing is: they should be innovating on the games themselves, not making the gamer's life even more complicated by re-inventing the wheel. Focus on the games, not another store / download manager.
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I will join this boycott/petition.. Someone link it, or start it..

If BF3 is not on steam. I will stop PC gaming.. yeah I said it.
You joke rite?

But i do agree this is dumb. EA... I bet you will have better sales on steam..
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What about all the steamworks games then? You buy in store, but authenticate and run through steam. It's pretty naive of people to think that valve would be the only one to try to make a walled garden, where they control the adverts and take admission.

That said, give it some time. I think that EA will have to open it up a bit, they can't hope to make it this long after steam has been out, with only their games. It will fail, or EA's PC games will fail.
Im a Valve Fanboy. simple.
post #126 of 606
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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.
This.

Eliminating customer choice is a dumb move....even by EA standards.
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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.
I actually thought about that analogy though in my mind it was a Mazda.
I'm amazed that a games developer/publisher would let anyone but themselves publish it. I get it with actual boutiques as most publishers wouldn't have one, but with digital downloads all they would need is servers which I'd expect EA to already have.
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Are people really that lazy?

For God's sake, it's one more program you have to use. Boo hoo. If you don't want the game, then don't buy it. EA couldn't care less.

I know for a fact more than half of you complaining are going to get the game anyways. Stop complaining and enjoy your game.
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I actually thought about that analogy though in my mind it was a Mazda.
I'm amazed that a games developer/publisher would let anyone but themselves publish it. I get it with actual boutiques as most publishers wouldn't have one, but with digital downloads all they would need is servers which I'd expect EA to already have.
Creating and maintaining a distribution system for anything is horrendously expensive. Between bandwidth, servers, maintenance etc...I think EA will lose their shirts on this.

90% of the purchase price of an audio CD at a store for example goes to pay overhead.
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Wow, did not know so many QQ'ers where on OCN.

Origin is free, steam is free so as long as the game is the same price what the crap does it matter?

I find it hard to believe that this is an issue for people...seriously?

Will Valve send you a nifty t-shirt if you boycott BF3 cause it changed vendors? I must have missed that memo.
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