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Originally Posted by CryWin View Post
It is completely different because we are accustomed to Steam and don't want to use two different clients for no reason.
OK. Let me explain the double standard which many people overlook.

Many games are linked to the Steam service by default. The publisher uses proprietary CD keys for the Steam service to help Steam "add" more users. Here's how:

Just Cause 2 is a Steamworks game.

I can buy JC2 from D2D, instead of me downloading the game from the place I bought it from, I'm forced to download the Steam client in order to run the game. The same goes for any other Steamworks game in circulation.

Now when EA does the same, people are in an uproar but Valve has been cornering the market for years. Many digital download services have called foul on Valve for forcing users to use their client, even though the user bought it from a different company. On top of that, they don't allow their IP's to be sold by other digital services because they are greedy themselves.

That's the double standard.

You all are PC gamers. Forgot how to store, patch and organize your games?
Need Steam to do that for you? Ahh poor babies.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 6/14/11 at 7:01pm
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post #52 of 606
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God damn it EA. I really wanted Battlefield 3 on Steam.
If they don't put it on steam, I won't buy it.
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EA, this is going to bite you in the ass.
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post #54 of 606
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If they don't put it on steam, I won't buy it.
That's just ridiculous.
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Hahaha, good luck EA, you are going to need it. If I was Crytek I would be pissed, as this just cost them sales.
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That's just ridiculous.
Not really. If it comes down to being forced to use a digital distribution service some people are not going to want to be bothered by maintaining multiple accounts with multiple services. I know I won't use their crappy, in my opinion, service.
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how is this fail? just link the .exe to steam as a non steam game.
so what if u dont get acheivments. it probably woulnt have it anyway because BC2 didnt have it, and i bought that from steam.
and you still get steam overlay, so whats the fuss? i did that with BF2 and crysis 2 and they work fine.

you guys are pathetic!
    
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does it really freaking matter how its downloaded?
Yes. I loathe digital distribution and only use Steam because it's secured its position in the industry. It's unlikely that Steam (and all of my games) will cease to exist anytime soon, thus making it one of few bearable DD options.

Origin, on the other hand, could very well vanish overnight at EA's whim. Buying a game on most other non-Steam DD platforms, to me, feels like flushing money down the toilet.
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Origin aint that bad, give it a try people.
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OK. Let me explain the double standard which many people overlook.

Many games are linked to the Steam service by default. The publisher uses proprietary CD keys for the Steam service to help Steam "add" more users. Here's how:

Just Cause 2 is a Steamworks game.

I can buy JC2 from D2D, instead of me downloading the game from the place I bought it from, I'm forced to download the Steam client in order to run the game. The same goes for any other Steamworks game in circulation.

Now when EA does the same, people are in an uproar but Valve has been cornering the market for years. Many digital download services have called foul on Valve for forcing users to use their client, even though the user bought it from a different company. On top of that, they don't allow their IP's to be sold by other digital services because they are greedy themselves.

That's the double standard.

You all are PC gamers. Forgot how to store, patch and organize your games?
Need Steam to do that for you? Ahh poor babies.
Many games aren't linked to Steam by default. In fact there's very few that require Steam to play. There's just more and more coming out that have Steamworks... why? Because there's over 30 million active users

Developers KNOW that Steam is where it's at. Heck, there's some games (mainly MMOs) on Steam you cannot download through steam, you need to use the official launcher the game came with.
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Now I have to drive to GameStop to pre-order a physical copy of BF3.
 
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