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DL services are bigger than the game itself these days. Shame.
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So much for OCN's "SAVIOR OF PC GAMING".
 
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post #173 of 207
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Originally Posted by Half_Duplex View Post
Look for Steam to be cut out of the loop in the near future. There just inst enough money to go around for middle men.
Agreed. It looks like retail stores and publishers want a piece of the pie.
Big publishers could pull all of their games and Steam's market share will decrease.
Unless the person likes to only play TF2, CS and L4D all day, they will have to defect to other DL services.
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So much for OCN's "SAVIOR OF PC GAMING".
Agreed. I remember FUnk saying people will turn on BF3. And predictably they did.

Shame.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 7/17/11 at 10:06am
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post #174 of 207
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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.
D2D is not shady with their restrictions.
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post #175 of 207
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Too lazy to get off their ass and walk to a store?

Sure, sometimes new games on Steam are cheaper than retail but generally speaking new releases are the same price, regardless of retail or digital.

It's just sheer laziness that they can't be bothered walking or driving to a store to get it.

And if you mean to tell me you would rather not buy a game you want because its not on Steam than to just get a freakin hard copy, they you sir are an idiot (Not directed at you Jordan44, just a general statement)

Wow, the ignorance is staggering.

How on earth can you accuse people of wanting games on steam to be lazy?

Its not lazy to make sure you never lose a cd key.
Its not lazy to not want to have to store cd images or scratch and break or lose discs.
Its not lazy to want an easy way of installing games to a particular drive or partition, with the benefit of having steam deal with all the files and subsequently no requirement of a re-installation of games with a re-installation of windows.
Its not lazy to want an easy, all in one place social integration hub, with a single games tracker for achievements, play time etc. with the addition of easily joining other peoples games servers and chat in game.
Its not lazy to want one place to find your game files and for a large amount of games game saves. Especially with the steam cloud.
Its not lazy to want your games collection wherever you go, whatever pc you are on.

These are some of the reasons why you are actually the idiot here, not the people using digital distribution over hard copy. I am one of the people seriously considering not getting this game because I like to have my games on steam, and if that means not playing this then so be it, I have 138 other games that I can play whenever, wherever I want or install a few more I haven't played yet assuming I can actually find the serials and discs for them in this massive stack of games and serials I have here somewhere, oh wait im using steam so that's not a problem...

I have no problem with people who prefer hard copies over digital and theres a clear benefit for some in having one or the other and thats fine everyone is built differently, But DO NOT insult those of us who prefer digital distribution with a totally unsupported claim of being lazy.
    
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Too lazy to get off their ass and walk to a store?

Sure, sometimes new games on Steam are cheaper than retail but generally speaking new releases are the same price, regardless of retail or digital.

It's just sheer laziness that they can't be bothered walking or driving to a store to get it.

And if you mean to tell me you would rather not buy a game you want because its not on Steam than to just get a freakin hard copy, they you sir are an idiot (Not directed at you Jordan44, just a general statement)
Because everyone has a store in walking distance....driving there means that it is actually not the same price.
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Mark my words, Steam refused to sell BF3 for a reason.

Exactly. Steam - AND before you go off and say "Oh well its probably cause you have to use Origin while running the game". Not only is that an invalid argument, but Steam also refused to continue selling Crysis 2 because of the in-game DLC buying.
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I personally use Amazon's d/l service. Works great for me and the prices are good...
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Maybe you missed his earlier post about how he bought Metro 2033 and 2 days later it was gone. When he tried to contact EA customer service they told him he was SOL.

I don't know about you but there's nothing picky, choosey or whiny about not buying from a company when you've had that type of past experience.
Same thing happened to my friends copy of BC2. I bought mine from steam never had a problem. He got his from EA downloader. After upgrading his pc he went on to download it and he couldn't. His options were to re-buy the game or go with out it. Me and my friends wont use any form of EA DD service again.
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Same thing happened to my friends copy of BC2. I bought mine from steam never had a problem. He got his from EA downloader. After upgrading his pc he went on to download it and he couldn't. His options were to re-buy the game or go with out it. Me and my friends wont use any form of EA DD service again.
My friend had the same issue with BC2. he had to buy it again but he sure as heck didnt use EA again - Steam version had no problem nor did my retail.

EADM / EA-LINK / Origin / Whatever silly name they make for it next has screwed me out of battlefield 2's 2 booster packs and its expansion, as well as the expansion to 2142. Again with the option of rebuying or going without. And you know whats REALLY funny? They KNOW I own the games, you can look up my stats on their own stat tracking page and see my hours logged in them. I even have veteran status from them in BC2, but they STILL will not recognize that they owe me a copy of it.

We really are not making **** up when we say Origin is bad news.
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