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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
Only downside to having steam and origin is just two places I would then have to go to find which game I want to play. No big deal really
Only two places? Do you honestly think other publishers won't follow EA's example if Origin is successful?
post #92 of 133
lolcopter. I think valve has something like 80% of the "digital publishing" as EA calls it locked down. EA is already probably number two on that list. They really need to come out with some amazing software (like steam) if they want to increase that percentage.
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I'm sure they would, but what I would like is a 50-50 with steam and some other service to assure me of lower prices due to competition.
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Honestly just want this to end. Hopefully something gets worked out.
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Competition is always good, but I don't know if I'm a big fan of this.
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Dont blame EA, everyone else is selling BF3 except steam.
BF3 isn't out for a long time. We don't know for sure that it won't be on Steam. I wouldn't be surprised to see it show up when we get close to release. Steam takes a huge cut of the sales profits. The other direct download options aren't hurting EA's bottom line as much.

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Only two places? Do you honestly think other publishers won't follow EA's example if Origin is successful?
The Corporations love to present only two options to choose from.
Edited by Draygonn - 6/16/11 at 4:02pm
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The whole concept of these download managers with bloat are a joke to me. A huge fad that will soon fall apart once every big company wants their own service and forces games to be exclusive for their service. We're going back in time. We'll soon ditch all these download managers once we're forced to have about 20 of them, you know, one for each big name game . We'll move back to loading a game from desktop/folder and then launching a chat program or something to manage friends.

Seriously people, do you need a overglorified download manager to enjoy your games? And don't tell me all the benefits like loading your game from any computer, as if that can't be accomplished by some other service, and like the industry won't move that way anyhow... you know that popular thing to say now "to the cloud". Hell, they think we'll store our personal files in the cloud, why not games? Even so, I see these things being their own demise. Everyone gets greedy, even your beloved Steam which I think is one of the worst offenders, just people have their apple branded reality distortion goggles on.

Steam is crap, Origin is crap, they will ALL FAIL in a few years so who cares?

And to the massive amount of people blaming Steam over the EA thing lately... go read please.
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Didn't EA removed some old game from their own download library a while ago because it wasn't profitable to keep hosting them? That's why I like steam so far (and the sales). Plus the bad behaviour EA has had in the past ten years.
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Hey guys, yeh its us EA, the guys who rip you off and ruin games. Remember dragon age 2 loollool. We were thinking we want MORE money so we are going to try to force you to use our service. We know you are using Steam which you love and is respected by PC gamers but we are taking the jerk approach. So if you want our games that we bought and didnt ruin, yes there are a few left lol, then you have to buy it from us in our bloatware! No we aren't going to entice you with any discounts or special offers or anything else, we are gonna force you, the company you hate, to use our bloatware! You mad bro? We are everyway worse than steam too.

TL;DR

EA: If you ever want to see your BF3 again you have to use our bloatware MUAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!

PC Gamers: Sorry I don't negotiate with terribilists
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