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So now, its Steam, Battle.net AND Origin.

So much for the convenience of digital delivery.
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I'm not bringing any physical games to college. If it is not on steam, it is not going with me. I won't buy any physical copies anymore because I can't afford the space they take up.
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If BF3 is not on steam. I will stop PC gaming.. yeah I said it.
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Last I checked, I had 71 games in my Steam library.

I don't want to have to run a different client to manage a couple of games. I want to run Steam, because of my digitally owned games, this is where they all are. A year from now, I don't want to have to sit there and think, "wait, was this an EA exclusive, or was it a Steam Summer Sale...?"

For those that say "well, just buy Crysis 2 and BF3 on Origins, not that hard to remember..." I say: You just proved my point. I shouldn't have to use a different service because the publisher is being greedy. And yes, I will use my dollar in order to state my opinion.
Exactly. I have over 200 games in my Steam library. I sure as hell don't want another games client. Especially given EA's track record.

If EA is successful with this EVERY big publisher will do the same thing. Then you'll be stuck with 5 different digital distribution clients. Vote with your dollar, buy nothing on Origin, if you care or already have a Steam account that is.
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Exactly. I have over 200 games in my Steam library. I sure as hell don't want another games client. Especially given EA's track record.

If EA is successful with this EVERY big publisher will do the same thing. Then you'll be stuck with 5 different digital distribution clients. Vote with your dollar, buy nothing on Origin, if you care or already have a Steam account that is.
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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.
But it's OK for Steam because of their large user base, but it's not OK for other businesses with smaller user bases?
Capitalism?

Steam hasn't been fair so why should EA play by Steam's rules?
With Origin, EA can play by their own rules.

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Because that's one more program I have to have running, that's one more login that I have to remember, and if its anything like Steam, it won't work through another program. You can't open any Steam games without Steam running. So if Origin is like that, it'll have to be running.

Again, no thanks. If its not on Steam (or a retail disc that I can link to Steam), I won't buy it. Period.
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Because that's one more program I have to have running, that's one more login that I have to remember, and if its anything like Steam, it won't work through another program. You can't open any Steam games without Steam running. So if Origin is like that, it'll have to be running.

Again, no thanks. If its not on Steam (or a retail disc that I can link to Steam), I won't buy it. Period.
its not like that
if this orgin service is just EA download manager with a new name then it should be fine.
i d/l'd crysis 1 and 2 with EADM, and its not like a DRM or anything. all it does is download and install.

i hope origin isnt a DRM tho or imma be pissed.
    
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Cya!
Glad to see EA has at least one supporter..
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Exactly. I have over 200 games in my Steam library. I sure as hell don't want another games client. Especially given EA's track record.

If EA is successful with this EVERY big publisher will do the same thing. Then you'll be stuck with 5 different digital distribution clients. Vote with your dollar, buy nothing on Origin, if you care or already have a Steam account that is.
Sorry bro, I'm buying BF3 digital distribution whether its on steam or origin. I may preorder it on origin tomorrow.
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I m starting to get worried about the level of fragmentation in the digital market.

I dont want several places to buy games, I want one that manages everything for me. I also have invested too much money in steam to start migrating to another market.

For everyone complaining about peoples reactions to this, you need to wise up. This is not about clicking the mouse a few extra times, this is about a marketplace and community that is going to slowly be disbanded as all competing publishers try to setup their own version. The reason steam is so great is because it did everything in an organised manner and was good value, not because of any loyalties to valve.

If this is what is going to happen in the future, someone need s to setup a publisher agnostic service that will allow me to transfer all my licences from steam into the newservice.
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