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am i the only one who doesn't care? i have like EADM, two steam accounts, two GFWL accounts, one direct 2 drive account (2 sub accounts), blizzards battlenet, and a dozen or so video games that arent tied to a gaming service account.

is it really that hard?
Edited by dontpwnmebro - 6/16/11 at 9:54am
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yes, yes they would, but does that mean that steam has the right to force EA to give them a cut of the DLC profits?

There is a reason we arent seeing a battlefield 3 preorder on steam, but it is appearing elsewhere, like direct2drive.

Steam is trying to force publishers into a deal that increases their revenue, at the expense of EA's, while no other retailer online, or physical is doing the same.
well it is unfair that they won't even allow other companies to sell the DLC. but can you really blame steam? they are a business, ran by humans and humans are naturally greedy. the reason they can afford to take a stand is because they KNOW the market is theirs, they know they have the backing of their customers, so they push harder than any company. and EA WILL buckle because sharing profit is better than not getting any at all
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well it is unfair that they won't even allow other companies to sell the DLC. but can you really blame steam? they are a business, ran by humans and humans are naturally greedy. the reason they can afford to take a stand is because they KNOW the market is theirs, they know they have the backing of their customers, so they push harder than any company. and EA WILL buckle because sharing profit is better than not getting any at all
whoa wait, so its ok for steam to be a business and be greedy, but when people thought EA was being a business and being greedy, they were thrown to the wolves?
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thats exactly NOT what im saying. if EA were greedy they would have already put BF3 on steam, just from reading posts on this and other forums im sure u've seen how many people only want to buy BF3 from steam. if EA would buckle their profit margin would soar even higher.

i understand EA is thinking long term with Origin, but until that is fully up and running i think they should utilize all options and give the people what they want
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I can already see where this is headed. If Origin is successful, we will soon need a database that keeps track of which games we bought on which publisher's client.
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thats exactly NOT what im saying. if EA were greedy they would have already put BF3 on steam, just from reading posts on this and other forums im sure u've seen how many people only want to buy BF3 from steam. if EA would buckle their profit margin would soar even higher.

i understand EA is thinking long term with Origin, but until that is fully up and running i think they should utilize all options and give the people what they want
how do you not know that its steam being greedy. perhaps they want a cut of the DLC, and even more of the profit from the sale than other retailers.

If EA can make twice as much selling a product on origin, and D2D, than selling 1 on steam, and then giving them a cut of the DLC also.

seems to me that EA can make more money without giving into steams demands.
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well it is unfair that they won't even allow other companies to sell the DLC. but can you really blame steam? they are a business, ran by humans and humans are naturally greedy. the reason they can afford to take a stand is because they KNOW the market is theirs, they know they have the backing of their customers, so they push harder than any company. and EA WILL buckle because sharing profit is better than not getting any at all
So its ok for Steam to be greedy and make unreasonable demands of EA but not vice versa. Got it.

Steam fanboi thread continue....
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how do you not know that its steam being greedy. perhaps they want a cut of the DLC, and even more of the profit from the sale than other retailers.

If EA can make twice as much selling a product on origin, and D2D, than selling 1 on steam, and then giving them a cut of the DLC also.

seems to me that EA can make more money without giving into steams demands.
i stated that in an earlier post.
you tell me which scenario makes more money:
BF3 on Origin-D2D-Amazon-Gamestop
BF3 on Origin-D2D-Amazon-Gamestop-Steam

regardless of whether or not they offer the DLC on steam they still make more money. the smart play would be to only sell BF3 on steam and then after release sell both BF3 and the Karkand expansion separately on and then rake in the money

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read my second post, im saying it would be profitable for all companies not just steam if they could sell the DLC, and customers get what they want. i'm no steam "fanboi" so hop off
Edited by dteg - 6/16/11 at 10:38am
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i stated that in an earlier post.
you tell me which scenario makes more money:
BF3 on Origin-D2D-Amazon-Gamestop
BF3 on Origin-D2D-Amazon-Gamestop-Steam

regardless of whether or not they offer the DLC on steam they still make more money. the smart play would be to only sell BF3 on steam and then after release sell both BF3 and the Karkand expansion separately on and then rake in the money

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read my second post, im saying it would be profitable for all companies not just steam if they could sell the DLC, and customers get what they want. i'm no steam "fanboi" so hop off
It may be worth the loss of BF3 Steam revenue to EA to get Origin off the ground with a killer exclusive app. But this is irrelevant because Steam is the one that kicked EA out. I don't understand what you people don't get about that....
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It may be worth the loss of BF3 Steam revenue to EA to get Origin off the ground with a killer exclusive app. But this is irrelevant because Steam is the one that kicked EA out. I don't understand what you people don't get about that....
i posted this in the other BF3 thread. saying that EA is probaly thinking long term with Origin. and i also posted that steam kicked EA out for Crysis, because what steam wanted would infringe on a prior contract Crytek had with another company. it doesn't say anywhere that steam completely kicked out EA.
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