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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I'll let you guys duke this one out. Fact is, I buy games for the fun, innovation, and excitement of the title, not because of what client its attached to. I could care less, its the game that matters to me....
Yea, I buy games for innovation as well and thus might skip BF3 because another war game in the middle east is really innovative...not.
    
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Signed. I want to have a free choice like every other Gamer.

I get Hard copies but need Steam for Duke Nukem. Most here get all there Games from Steam so they shouldn't discriminate against them. Steam is helping PC Gaming...
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signed, and ill try and spread it around. its **** like this that makes me feel like ea has turned into a gigantic monopoly piece and they are waving their big ego in everyone's face... i mean look at skate it completely decimated tony hawk pro skater and they now have a monopoly on all action sport games... tony hawk even said him self why bother trying.
I feel you on that one. Tony Hawk games > Skate.
    
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Steam is helping PC Gaming...
I agree! this is the biggest issue. Steam is unifying PC gamers. It is our PSN and Live.
    
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I have a problem with origin, its not steam. Thats why I signed.
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too bad knowing EA they wouldnt care even if it had a million sigs
    
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Here are my ENTIRE thoughts on this whole Origin vs. Steam debate. This is why I do not like BF3 being Origin exclusive, and other debates against me.


Steam Client

Pros:
  • Easy to use, and familiar interface.
  • Auto updates for ALL of my games purchased through Steam.
  • Even if a game isn't bought through Steam, I can still use the familiar Steam in game interface to connect with people.
  • Friends list, chat rooms, and a full community of support.
  • Voice chat (which isn't too shabby since they switched to Skype).
  • Non-intrusive form of DRM. Think about Secure-ROM, GFWL, and all the other junk out there. Steam only DRM isn't all that intrusive honestly.
  • Great sales on their entire store (just have to wait for your game to go on sale).
  • Great indie games, that are only available on Steam, because of the large user base.

Cons:
  • It's still a form of DRM.
  • Valve games are ONLY on Steam (not a huge con if you've had Steam as long as I have or longer).
  • I honestly can't think of any other cons with Steam.....

Origin Client

Pros:
  • More competition for Steam. This is great, we don't want a monopoly. This will help keep prices low (assuming EA will release their games elsewhere too, and not just on Origin).
  • Nice UI, easy to navigate.

Cons:
  • Well, personally... EADM lost my Metro 2033 and BFBC2 licenses. I have them backed up locally, so no big deal. However if I lose my local backup, I lost both of those games completely. EA could care less.
  • Forcing even more DRM down our throats when we're already used to having Steam (there's 3 million+ Steam users out there).
  • Yet another login and password to remember.
  • No friends list, since all of my online friends are on Steam.
  • It's just more hassle to have to deal with yet another client.
  • Assuming the Origin Exclusive games are anything like Steam Exclusive titles, I won't be able to add the shortcuts into Steam, and enjoy my Steam in game interface.

Now honestly, I know some of you don't think this is a big deal. But think about it. If EA does this, what makes it so that Activision doesn't do the same? What about all the other big developers out there? What if it gets to the point where you have to use each developer's digital distribution software, just to download, activate, and play your games? We'd end up with 50+ digital distribution programs running, just to get access to our games. When Steam can already do all of that and more...all with one program.

I've said it once, I'll say it 1,000 times. I don't care if Origin exists. In fact, I welcome it. I do NOT support them pulling their games from other places of purchase though, and forcing Origin on us to play their games. And if that's the route they take, they won't get a penny from me. Period.

I hate DRM with a passion. This is why I don't have Vanilla GTA IV installed anymore, because GFWL screwed with me. My Steam copy of GTA IV EFLC works flawlessly after probably 20+ installs. 5 installs of vanilla GTA IV later, they want my driver's license, receipt, photo of my game disc, box, and license code...just to re-activate my game (I kid you not, that's LITERALLY what they asked of me).

Because of that fiasco, and EADM losing my Metro2033 and BFBC2, I will not buy another game unless its on Steam, period. Because with Steam....it just works.


If anybody happened to read my entire post here, congrats. And I hope you can understand my point of view. Am I being vocal about my points? Yes. But I have every right to, as a PC Gamer, and as a customer of EA, Valve, Steam, DICE, and any other developer.
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I linked it on my facebook and asked people to relink on theirs so can make a chain combo of people signing, i suggest people do the same.
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Thanks for the illumination of the possibility of it being an Origin exclusive, I would want this game for Steam, my community resides there and would rather not have to overlay more than steam just to play with them.

Signed. and spread the word as well
    
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too bad knowing EA they wouldnt care even if it had a million sigs
I concur. Given that EA Origin needs a big title to set its foundation in the gaming community like how Valve done with Steam and its games like CSS and HL2.

Still, I do hope there will be options to have it on Steam but idk. ...signed
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