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Nevermind, about STEAM.
It's more than just a game client.
You use it as a chat platform when you're sick of using MSN.
I've just checked above and you still can use steam overlay if you add the exe to your steam library and you dont even need origin running so kind of a moot point to be honest.
    
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the fact of the matter is that EA are doing this for BF3 and that will suck because if it ran on (reliable) steam instead of origin then the game would ROCK!
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lol, yeah ok. I'm buying a retail copy, which you're free to do also.

Steam is owned by Valve
Origin is owned by EA

Explain the difference from a business perspective, not your personal preferences.
I'm sorry but he is correct. If BF3 doesn't come for steam I'm skipping it. I hate buying retail and I don't want my games spread out on several services. Which is the main reason I didn't take advantage of the 99cent games on Windows Live.
    
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Valve did it with Steam, people whined and got over it. Now Steam is loved by millions. It is something new and people fear change, but EA is really going the wrong way about this. I was actually planning on buying Crysis 2 after getting my 590 from newegg, but now I can't because it isn't even on the store anymore for steam (And I only really wanted it to add to my collection, I don't enjoy the story of crysis at all and the MP doesn't interest me).

I'm a gamer of wide variety, so I play the sims as well so this is a massive issue for me. The Sims is one of EA's biggest games and it JUST got onto steam and started having the DLC released for it, if they were to pull it halfway, I'd be pretty pissed, not much that will do for me, but it would make me hate EA even more, luckily they make awesome games so I can't justify skipping out on the games.

If it's only available on Origin you can boast the "Oh I won't buy this game at all now!" but once your friends are all in TS/Vent playing the hell out of it, you'll cave, everyone does.
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It seems EA doesn't want to sell any more PC titles. Well, it's ok, they can always blame on piracy.
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Steam sucks. Retail copies all the way, baby.
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I am in the same boat as most of you. I will not use Origins, I rather buy a retail copy. I am happy with Steam, it makes things simple and easy for me. Life is complicated enough without having to deal with multiple clients for my games.
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I haven't bought an EA game since they suspended a user's forum account and kept them from their games. There is no way I could trust an Origin account with the amount of games my Steam account holds with the crap EA pulls.
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i got a retail L4D2 and it basically made me open steam and install it (from DVD) but it still went through steam i wonder wether bf3 will be like that?
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http://kotaku.com/5811996/crysis-2-p...-on-eas-origin

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You may have missed your chance to purchase shooter Crysis 2 on anything but EA's new Origin service, the re-branded EA Store that aims to go head-to-head with the likes of Valve's Steam platform. Crysis 2 has been yanked from Steam, with EA saying it's now available "only on Origin."
BF3 could be Origin only. Even if you buy retail, you must install Origin in order to play.
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