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post #191 of 362
yeah, so why didn't this guy make a petition for every PC game released in the last few years requiring steam to play :/
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I can play HL2,EP1,and EP2 without steam with the fakefactory texture pack ^_-

Actually you kinda have to have steam off for that lol
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yeah, so why didn't this guy make a petition for every PC game released in the last few years requiring steam to play :/
Guess what, other than Valve first-party games, that was a developer choice, not Steam's choice.

Brink
New Vegas
Audiosurf
Just Cause 2
Killing Floor

etc.

That wasn't Steam/Valve forcing anything. That was the Dev wanting to use the features.
 
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post #194 of 362
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Guess what, other than Valve first-party games, that was a developer choice, not Steam's choice.

Brink
New Vegas
Audiosurf
Just Cause 2
Killing Floor

etc.

That wasn't Steam/Valve forcing anything. That was the Dev wanting to use the features.
good, popular, and reliable platform that has been around for years. I have been using it since it came out for public. I still remember playing CS 1.6 for the first time... good old times.
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Guess what, other than Valve first-party games, that was a developer choice, not Steam's choice.

Brink
New Vegas
Audiosurf
Just Cause 2
Killing Floor

etc.

That wasn't Steam/Valve forcing anything. That was the Dev wanting to use the features.
So? it's still linked to steam? So it's the same as BF3 being linked to Origin... Even though it's for different reasons, it has the same outcome... Also, it's pointless EA will never listen and you're all going to buy BF3 anyway...
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So? it's still linked to steam? So it's the same as BF3 being linked to Origin... Even though it's for different reasons, it has the same outcome... Also, it's pointless EA will never listen and you're all going to buy BF3 anyway...
Actually no, it's not the same. None of those devs are owned by Valve like DICE is owned by EA.

Those devs CHOSE to use the Steam platform. DICE being owned by EA means they have no choice but to use Origin. Nowhere near the same thing.
 
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Are they both linked to some sort of software which is required to play and this will never change... Yeah, the same.
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So? it's still linked to steam? So it's the same as BF3 being linked to Origin... Even though it's for different reasons, it has the same outcome... Also, it's pointless EA will never listen and you're all going to buy BF3 anyway...
Yes, you are correct that Steam has exclusive games as well. But guess what? 99% of us already HAVE a Steam account, because Steam just works.

Do I agree that Steam exclusives shouldn't be allowed too? Yes, absolutely! Am I going to complain about it though? No, because Steam is a great service.

The reason behind this petition, is because its unnecessary bloatware, that we shouldn't NEED to have installed. Retail or digital, we don't know how tied into Origin BF3 will be. That's why we're making this petition.

Again, I do agree that Steam exclusives are just as bad. However, as a PC Gamer, I love Steam for what they do, so I don't mind. EA has been horrible for years. They're just as bad as Activision. So I do not support them making an exclusive on their bloatware crap, especially considering that they have LOST my bought and paid for games.
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Are they both linked to some sort of software which is required to play and this will never change... Yeah, the same.
And you're blatantly avoiding the point. On one side is the dev making the free choice to use one. On the other side is the dev being forced to use one. So again, no, not the same.
 
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I like how people assume because it is the "best" fps to come out in a while think everyone will spend money it just because.

Things about steam is, If you already have a large friends list with people you actually play with and have a huge libary of games; its a BIG deal. Here in OCN a lot of us are min maxing out computers to perform at their best. We like to keep our PC clean and clear of clutter and bloatware. Having to install 1 more program with who knows what it will run in the background is not an easy thing to do for most. I HATE having programs installed that I have to use to play a game or use software with.

Now if you dont have many games on steam, not many or any friends on your friends list then it is a little harder to understand, but by all means you can stop using steam. Just dont try to act like you understand how other avid steam users feel.
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