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Ive got at the VERY LEAST 30 Steam buddies that won't buy it if its not on Steam. If they start doing the math, there is an easy 7 digit loss from this if it heads down this path. Okay, I'm done, Ill let you guys duke it out.
Wrong. They will not lose millions they will gain millions due to the simple fact of they wont have to pay VALVe nothing.

If you think millions of people wont buy this amazing game just because of the launch method your sadly mistaken.

As said by another I will be sure to post how amazing this game is in the fall.

Also, bookmarking this thread to see how many of you break down and get the game anyways, im betting all of you.lol
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i'll miss you all, but i will give frequent updates of how incredibly awesome battlefield 3 is, with lots of screenshots of me and millions of other people having lots of fun. Perhaps even on the OCN Server.
I'll be there with u man!
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EA will never mature a product to a level that a developer like Valve has. Get back to this post in 5 years and see where we are at. Steam will be at 60m users by then. Origin will go the way of Impulse and pretty much die off and die off quickly due to many reasons listed above by more than just myself.
Exactly. Look at EA's past failure with EADM. Origin is just EADM with chat. Polishing a turd will only go so far.
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I caved today and am going to be getting a lot of my games from Direct 2 Drive now. Steam needs some healthy competition and Direct 2 Drive has BF3 and I did not care about Crysis 2 anyways.

D2D gives you a 15 percent off code when ever you want. How can you beat that?
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What I dont like about this is EA is specifically targeting steam, why steam? why are d2d, impulse etc still selling crysis2 and alice the madness returns? its obvious they are just jealous of steam.

I will be getting a boxed copy of bf3 just so EA cant get all my money. As for other EA titles they have always been moderately interesting to me and I get them at a good price, I dont see that happening now. Origins will fail for the sole reason they offer only EA products, steam would have failed as well if it only offered valve products.

EA and many other companies turned their back on PC gaming years ago, now that they see how profitable it is they are running back, vultures.
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sooo... I dont think anyone answered my question. Retail copy is free of both steam and origin right? Im down for that. I just wont get it if it comes with mandatory origin download. Either way I still have a ton of games to play that I have not finished :'( not enough time in the world.
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sooo... I dont think anyone answered my question. Retail copy is free of both steam and origin right? Im down for that. I just wont get it if it comes with mandatory origin download. Either way I still have a ton of games to play that I have not finished :'( not enough time in the world.
That's what we don't know for sure yet, and that's what most of us here (I'll bet on it) would want. We don't really want BF3 to be requiring Origin to run, or Steam. But be able to use our Retail disc in Steam if we wish, or in Origin if we wish.

But nothing has been said for sure about that yet. They may end up requiring Origin to even play the game, like Valve does with Steam.
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Is there an EA support forum? I want to ask if I'll ever be able to activate my old EA hardcopies.
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Is there an EA support forum? I want to ask if I'll ever be able to activate my old EA hardcopies.
I think someone posted up until '09 games and beyond can.
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I don't mind EA releasing BF3 on Origin so much as pulling it off Steam entirely. You want Origin to take off, give a discount to people who use your service. Example, BF3 is $60 in most places but Origin could sell it for $50 (even a short while). You pull people in with sugar, not by pulling the rug out from under them.

I could bluster on about boycotting, but I lack the willpower (Except when it involves Activision) . BF3, here I come!!!
    
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