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Removing it from Steam? That's cheap EA, very cheap. If you sell it on both, there's a (slim) chance I'll buy it from Origins.
I'm wondering how long the majority of you are going to continue being ignorant in the fact that this isn't an EA decision, it's a Steam issue. If it was an EA issue, it would ONLY be on origin.
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post #122 of 207
If it is steam be the bum link in the chain, maybe we need to boycot them not EA.
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hauhauheuhaeuhuaehuaheuae, all the haters hatin when I preordered hard copy 3months ago for $45 aud saying they'd wait for steam release (probably would have been $89) must be madjelly now?
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Well thing is, you can add any .exe to launch from steam yeah? So after downloading and installing bf3, can't you just add the .exe to steam if you really want?
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Well thing is, you can add any .exe to launch from steam yeah? So after downloading and installing bf3, can't you just add the .exe to steam if you really want?
yeah but then you're still not really linking the game to steam
if you bought it off steam you can just redownload it on any PC that has your steam account....while disc copies often have limitations limiting to 10 installs or having the disc in the disc drive to play (BC2)
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I'm wondering how long the majority of you are going to continue being ignorant in the fact that this isn't an EA decision, it's a Steam issue. If it was an EA issue, it would ONLY be on origin.
I will second this.
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I'm wondering how long the majority of you are going to continue being ignorant in the fact that this isn't an EA decision, it's a Steam issue. If it was an EA issue, it would ONLY be on origin.
I've known for a long time that this is a Steam issue, and not an EA issue. That doesn't change my view any. If BF3 requires some sort of DRM service to be running that's like Steam (such as origin), then I will not buy it. And if the digital download options require something to be installed to install the game (such as origin), and I cannot save the installation files locally....I will not buy it.

The above is EXACTLY why I like Steam, and that's why a good 90% of my game library exists on Steam. Which is also why I'm upset that BF3 isn't being released on Steam.

And yes, I do realise that Steam, is in fact a form of DRM that I am referring to above. However Steam is convenient, and most of my library already exists there. It's a convenience issue.
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GameStop a console meca is now interested in PC games?
I wouldn't buy it from them because when i went there to buy a PC game they had like one little shelf with like 3 crappy games.
I find it kinda weird on how they are willing to lose tons of money by having to make more store copy's with all the packaging costs and not have it on steam.
Gamestop's digital store only lets you install the game 3 times. Once the 3 installs are done, money is down the toilet. Also, they only let you download the game from their servers for 90 days iirc.
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GameStop a console meca is now interested in PC games?
I wouldn't buy it from them because when i went there to buy a PC game they had like one little shelf with like 3 crappy games.
I find it kinda weird on how they are willing to lose tons of money by having to make more store copy's with all the packaging costs and not have it on steam.
Gamestop's digital store only lets you install the game 3 times. Also, they only let you download the game from their servers for 90 days iirc.

I am hesitant to buy games from EA since getting banned from their forums or any subsidiary forum like Bioware also bans you from the games you buy. Origin is just EA Downloader with chat on the side of the window.
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Not a big deal. I'll just have to grab a retail copy, since every digital source other than Steam is shady about their limitations/resctrictions.
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