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IDK why people say they refuse to get BF3 if it's not on Steam...

I'll be getting a hard copy and not worrying about any of this downloading client crap.
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IDK why people say they refuse to get BF3 if it's not on Steam...

I'll be getting a hard copy and not worrying about any of this downloading client crap.
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I dont want to have my games spread over several clients. The less programs running in the background the better. EA better let BF3 on steam..
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Maybe because the majority of people who download legit games have bought them from Steam? They're ruining any possible sales from Steam... which is a lot.

There's over 30 million active Steam accounts. That's 30 million possible sales.

I can understand exclusive pre-order benefits or in game benefits from buying through Origin, but completely cutting off a huge market is EA's mistake.



See above.
Valve's mistake*
    
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IDK why people say they refuse to get BF3 if it's not on Steam...

I'll be getting a hard copy and not worrying about any of this downloading client crap.
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Hard Copy >>>>>>> Digital Download crap
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I dont want to have my games spread over several clients. The less programs running in the background the better. EA better let BF3 on steam..
This... well, I'd rather just have one installed, thats it. Keeping games in one place makes much less hassle when switching computers/reformatting which, btw steam does brilliantly.
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Hard Copy >>>>>>> Digital Download crap
Steam is much better than disks imo, sure origin could get to that standard in the future but I doubt it... mainly since they are only selling EA games, and thats probably all they'll sell.
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Steam is much better than disks imo, sure origin could get to that standard in the future but I doubt it... mainly since they are only selling EA games, and thats probably all they'll sell.
PHysical Copy is Better because i dont have to worry to download it
and Having a Case / Disk is much sexier than having the game name on the steam list
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Admit what? That Crytek/EA broke one of Steam's rules? I want to know what the rule is. Considering that Steam's publishing rules have not been changed in at least 6 months, I'm REALLY curious what it might be.
This right here. With as many games as steam has from various publishers who also have games scattered throughout the DD stores and with this being the only game I can recall that has been kicked, the only conclusion is that EA was putting Valve at a competitive disadvantage.

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Then say welcmoe to $100 games on Steam because if everyone do like you do Valve will stop all the sales they have and will up the prices like crazy.
Even if Valve had 100% of all DD's, you'd still have Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Gamestop, Sears and a dozen other gaming specialty & dept stores that sell these games too.
    
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Lets boycott Valve to while we are at it because they like to keep their games exclusive to am I right?
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^ Not possible for Valve to have been unhappy at having their nose pushed out, then?

I called it earlier and said Crytek will have entered into a publishing deal with Origin that violated the Terms and Conditions of Steam. These T&C won't be public, either, as they're for developers and publishers, not users, so there is little way of clarification without Valve giving it. But my best bet is that Crytek were going to either give Origin exclusivity on future DLC and/or charge less for it on Origin than Steam.

I can see how that'd violate the T&C of Steam as I imagine Valve either request impartiality between services or, as hinted at by the EA spokesman, changed their T&C to demand all DLC for Steam published games at least or exclusively come through Steam. I'm hoping it's the "at least" option but worst comes to worst Steam tried pulling an Apple and demanding dictatorship.
    
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