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Well you enjoy having 5 different programs that do the same thing. Building 5 different friends list / communities and opening 5 different programs to launch your games, most of which could be had through the Superior Steam method.
Unlike Steam a lot of digital platforms don't require any form of program running constantly in the background, and if you want to see your friends list and have the Steam overlay in-game you just have to add the game to your game list in Steam, that's what I do with my retail games.
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They are not hurting their sales in the least. They will still make a ton of money on their games like BF3 and enjoy their millions of dollars while I enjoy a great game. BF3 here I come.
I honestly hope they realize how much money they will LOSE if they do not bring BF3 to Steam. I hate to continually sound like a zealot but I can rattle off 10 people right off the top of my head that only use Steam and will only use Steam for their game purchases.

BF3 is my most wanted game of this decade but I will not purchase it if I have to launch it through some other lame wannabe method and not have the ability to invite my pals to a match or hop online in between matches, so on and so forth.
    
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The point people are trying to make is that steam has become a central distributor for well over 100 developers and multiple publishers. Many people have adapted to this and prefer steam because it's an all in one solution to cross updating, Instant messaging, voice, and chat. Steam is a direct competitor to XBL and PSN, while origin, is just well another digital distribution method for EA published games.

Unless EA adds on other publishers, it will never be able to compete with steam.
who says they wont. steam started as valve only.

people hated steam when it first game out also. People had their pitchforks ready when halflife 2 came out.

Lets not remember that though, lets all love steam instead.
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And having more junk installed than needed is such a great thing to have going on on my rig, isn't it? I already have Steam, I have no reason to get Origin. Period. If I miss out on BF3 or ME3 so be it. Those are the only titles from EA that I could care less about anyway, and I can live without them to avoid the hassle of having Origin on my machine.
As I pointed out earlier, Steam forces people to install their client also with certain games i.e. Just Cause 2, even if you don't want it. It goes both ways. If I hated Steam and I wanted to play JC2, I'll have to deal with Steam or not buy it. That simple.

Activision, EA and any other publisher can do whatever they want with their IPs. Why, because the US is based on capitalism, and the consumers are free to make a choice to buy or not to buy. EA is in the business of making money, and to continue to feed the $900M Gorilla in Steam, is bad business.
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Unlike Steam a lot of digital platforms don't require any form of program running constantly in the background, and if you want to see your friends list and have the Steam overlay in-game you just have to add the game to your game list in Steam, that's what I do with my retail games.
What good is a friends list using a Steam overlay if I cannot even invite them to a match in game X because it wasn't launched through Steam?
    
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What good is a friends list using a Steam overlay if I cannot even invite them to a match in game X because it wasn't launched through Steam?
you seriously think that every game on steam works like that.

My god how naive you are.
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who says they wont. steam started as valve only.

people hated steam when it first game out also. People had their pitchforks ready when halflife 2 came out.

Lets not remember that though, lets all love steam instead.
This makes no sense at all. Have you been drinking? Lots of products hit the market and require a maturation stage where people go from "meh" to "cant live without". Your point makes no sense.

Its okay Vhati...keep bleeting and other companies will come out with their crapware that people like you will gladly install.
    
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What good is a friends list using a Steam overlay if I cannot even invite them to a match in game X because it wasn't launched through Steam?
The games where you can invite friends through the overlay are ever Valve or Steamworks games anyway, you will have to run them through Steam wherever you bought them from.
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lol WOW i was 'activating' BC2 from steam with origin and i screwed up and started over, and now i cant validate my CD key with origin.

thank jesus im not tied to origin forever with all EA games
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yep BF3 better be on steam otherwise i wont get it
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