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True. Its just about allegiance, fanfare, and the fact that they know steam will probably sell them a cheaper digital copy.

Which is why it wont be on steam lol.

The game IS available from retailers for much cheaper than the origin price though so....
It has absolutely nothing at all about sales, or being cheaper. It's about convenience. Most of us already have Steam. Most of us that signed, would prefer to NOT have another digital distribution software running, just to get into our games. It's a lot more convenient having all my games in one place, rather than spread out on multiple programs.
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I agree completely. Signed.
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I think you guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.
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I think you guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.
Really? So you would be okay with the next Call of Duty release to be an Activision Digital Distribution Service only? You would be okay with the next DiRT or GRiD game being on its own seperate Codemasters only Digital Distribution service? Not allowing you to buy your games where you want, and not allowing you to use your Steam client...which lets face it, is a superior service?

If we let EA do it, others WILL follow. Its been done in the past, and it WILL happen with this if it catches on the way I think it will.
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I think you guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.
that molehill will look bloody ugly on your yard if 100 moles start building it.

If you know what I mean.
 
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I wont be buying BF3 if it requires Origin, I've been using steam since 2006 and dont plan on changing my client anytime soon.

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Really? So you would be okay with the next Call of Duty release to be an Activision Digital Distribution Service only? You would be okay with the next DiRT or GRiD game being on its own seperate Codemasters only Digital Distribution service? Not allowing you to buy your games where you want, and not allowing you to use your Steam client...which lets face it, is a superior service?

If we let EA do it, others WILL follow. Its been done in the past, and it WILL happen with this if it catches on the way I think it will.
It really makes no difference to me, as long as I get to play the game I choose to buy without a hitch. Steam isn't the be all and end all of buying a game to me. I have no problem with a company cutting out the middle man in regards to digital distribution, and can actually totally understand why they would do it.

Most games I buy are either retail, or bought in Steam sales (which is what I generally use Steam for). I prefer hard copy over digital any day. If Origin was the only place to get hold of a game I really wanted, I would have no issue using it to get hold of that game, as long as the pricing was fair.

And for the record I don't like any of the games you mentioned, figure of speech or not.
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It really makes no difference to me, as long as I get to play the game I choose to buy without a hitch. Steam isn't the be all and end all of buying a game to me.

And for the record I don't like any of the games you mentioned, figure of speech or not.
That's the whole problem, bolded in your response. I've personally had nothing but issues with EA's download service. The only 2 games I've ever bought from there, are no longer registered to me. Granted, that's just MY own take on the matter, but I'm sure others have had issues with EADM too. And its more hassle to need yet another digital distribution client installed, when there's absolutely no need for it.

Like I've said before, if they allow a retail disc to work WITHOUT Origin, I'll be happy enough with that. With that, I can just add the shortcut to Steam and enjoy it that way.
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Signed. Although we all know EA won't care.
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Can we have a petition for HL3 (whenever it arrives) not to be a Steam Exclusive too................
    
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