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Physical copy BF3 FTW
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Also correct. You make good points. But Steam doesn't sell a ton of copies unless it's CoD, their own IP or a Steam sale with deep discounts.

30 million users doesn't translate to 1-3M+ copies sold for EA with each of their titles.
If it did, they would stay on Steam.
Spot the games that are made by or owned by Valve, and which have discounts. Please. I see only 1 made by Valve, and 1 with a discount. And one of those is an EA game may I add. More sales for EA.





You don't know much about sales, do you? I mean, the way it works, not the total amount.

People like to buy from places they are familiar with, regardless if there's a discount going on or not.
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If Origins is like the EA download manager, you can uninstall the software after you install the game. Not really a big deal.

Also, I registered my Steam key of BFBC2 on it, and now I can download the steam-free version from their site. Not really bad if you ask me.
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Physical copy BF3 FTW
is it free from the wack EA downloader?
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as long as this doesnt mean games like BF3 will require Origin to play, like Steam games do.

coz then ill just buy retail version of BF3.

nothing against EA or this Origin thing, i just personally dont want another platform installed that i have to keep swapping in between to play all my games. thats why Steam is so convenient.

but if it means downloading and running Origin, so be it. im not missing BF3 for anything.
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Personally, I get all my games from one website.
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I know BC2 has many issues, I don't know if it's steam related but I was strongly considering not getting BF3 on steam anyway, just in case it is steam that seem's to be causing the connection problems with BC2.

Either way, I agree EA is justified in doing this, steam is quickly getting a monopoly on PC gaming, and monopolies are bad.
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Meh, I wasn't going to buy Cryfail 2 anyway. So this is no skin off my back.

I refuse to install another client. I've already got too many going on at once as it is. If its not on Steam, I won't play it. It's that simple for me.
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Meh, I wasn't going to buy Cryfail 2 anyway. So this is no skin off my back.

I refuse to install another client. I've already got too many going on at once as it is. If its not on Steam, I won't play it. It's that simple for me.
Same goes for me, I love to play games, but Im easily annoyed. If I dont like something about a game I just wont play it, even if its the best in a while. I dont play any one game for a long time anyways.
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im not a fan of this origin aka ea store for one simple reason in Australia the ea store charges like retail here $80-120usd ... when as steam charges us ( for the most part ) $40-60usd .. and I'd prefer to keep all my eggs in one basket

... i can just see it though any ea game from now on will require origin(eadm) to do it updates like sims3 .. but mostly the cost factor doesn't matter if you have a special if the competitor base prices is lower then your special deal .. i really hope Battlefield 3 will be released on steam
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