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For those that are says "Well, looks like a retail disk for me" I'd make sure that the retail disk doesn't make you install Origin anyway. If you have to have Origin going what is the difference between retail and just buying digitally from origin? The principal? EA will probably count all reatail sales as Origin sales since that is what they will be if Origin is needed. Plus then they can inflate the sales numbers to stick in Steam's face.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Maybe you missed "don't take it personally."

I wasn't talking about Pioneer in specific, I was talking about the whole situation.
That's okay, as it turns out...a lot of people here miss posts. It happens.

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Alrighty than. I'm laughing.



Your loss, really.
Not much of a loss if I wasn't hyping it up to begin with.

I buy games, based off them being a good game. I refuse to buy games from developers who lie (cough Crytek), and ones that shove bad DRM down my throat (Origin if its turning into what I think it is). And I wait until I can at least see some hard evidence to prove either direction before letting my wallet do the talking.

I made the mistake of pre ordering Crysis 2 (canceled after the beta was released). I made the mistake of paying $75 retail on Crysis, Warhead, and GTA IV (individually mind you).

So excuse me for being mindful of my wallet.

Mark my words, Steam refused to sell BF3 for a reason. Some of you might not like Steam, but there's more to the story than what we're hearing. I'll bet on it, that Origin will turn into an activation method, and update service for BF3. And I'll bet on it, that's why Steam pulled BF3 from their digital shelves. And since I refuse to run Origin due to EA having bad service....yeah no thanks.

I've got plenty other games I can play that are as good or better anyway.
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For those that are says "Well, looks like a retail disk for me" I'd make sure that the retail disk doesn't make you install Origin anyway. If you have to have Origin going what is the difference between retail and just buying digitally from origin? The principal? EA will probably count all reatail sales as Origin sales since that is what they will be if Origin is needed. Plus then they can inflate the sales numbers to stick in Steam's face.
Origin is only a download service. You don't need to have it running while playing the game.
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Maybe you missed "don't take it personally."

I wasn't talking about Pioneer in specific, I was talking about the whole situation.
You tell him not to take it personally, but then use his post as proof of how picky, choosy, whiny PC gamers are.....
    
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This is completely lame. I know people say competition leads to better products/pricing to consumers, but this latest greed binge by these game developers and sales companies like gamestop/steam/origin (ur dumb ea) is like completely out of control. I really dont want to go back to like 2002 when I had 40 icons on my desktop or in a games folder.

These idiots need to get in touch with each other and find some terms and pricing that works for everyone. Steam/Valve needs to stop thinking everyone in the world is going to pay them 10x more than their service is worth of developers a smaller number of titles. EA needs to be disbanded or their entire management staff laid off because they have been doing nothing but ruining games since Ultima Online in like 2000.
    
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Origin is only a download service. You don't need to have it running while playing the game.
As it sits RIGHT NOW, yes.
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There are too many "organizers" that are coming out with chat services. I like having 1-2 up at a time. I hate when I have to have GFWL, Xfire, Steam all up at the same time, or even when GameSpy makes you install their service. It is too many different things at once. It is hard enough to remember who is who and what is what on one friends list, let alone 4-6. I prefer things to all be in one place which is why I love steam. I don't have to go searching about for discs which I may have misplaced (happened to my room mate when I wanted him to install Warcraft 3) and he got to go through a fun 3 day process of finding and reading (handwritten) the key.
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I really just want it on STEAM the for the Overlay. Chat and webbrowsing without the potential lockup of alt+tab

EDIT*

And of course the hassle free updates
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 7/17/11 at 9:50am
     
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In the end... we all get to play the same game... who cares whats it on lol if you can't take 10 extra seconds then you shouldn't play anyways
Maybe you shouldn't read this thread "anyways" because you didn't actually notice any of the concerns people have with it not being on steam.

Secure cd key
Reacquisition of installation files if lost
No DVD to scratch or damage
Management of friends, chat system etc.
Easy patch updates

Not just that it can be faster to launch.
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I support EA in this decision.
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