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post #21 of 207
I usually buy hard copies of most anticipated games anyway. A hard copy of BF3 is a must for me. I need it in my hands.
post #22 of 207
do you guys remember a time in pc gaming where you had to install from the disk, enter a cd key, patch the game and just play? and if you wanted to play the game again, you just had to double click an icon on the desktop.

its gone now. long gone, and unfortunately, few games didn't require a disk in the drive
post #23 of 207
Like other people I dont want to have to deal with multiple download managers running in the background, losing cd keys etc. No way im not buying BF3 just cause its not on steam though. Will probably have to get a retail copy because im not messing around with Origin for one game.
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This will be the first game I will buy/preorder retail from a local store, save for old games and so on...

If I can't have it on steam, I won't buy it on digital. Call me a steam/valve fanboy all you want, but acknowledge that out of all the digital platforms, steam is the best one

I will be sad about having to use my optical drive though... I only ever use that thing for burning or installing windows.
post #25 of 207
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BF3 is more than likely going to be one of the few retail box games that I will buy.

I'd love for it to be on Steam though, no need to worry about losing a CD/key.
this ^
post #26 of 207
So, PS3 version for me

I want to own the game, not rent it and hopes that EA "let" me play it
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I'm not disappointed at all. I play three main franchises out of EA that I would rather keep off Steam because of things that Steam has done that didn't allow certain DLC or proper patches: Need For Speed, Mass Effect, Battlefield.

Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed never had a Limited Edition on Steam. Shift 1 never got the second patch on Steam that unlocked a couple of cars for the DVD and Origin versions.

Mass Effect 1 on Steam never got the Bring Down the Sky DLC that Bioware offered for FREE to owners of the actual DVD and other online methods that do involve a serial key.

Battlefield Bad Company 2, IIRC, didn't get a Limited Edition on Steam. This one isn't as bad because all the LE stuff you earned later on in the game anyway. Battlefield 3, even if it came out on Steam, will most likely not have an LE.

Competition is good. People need to get off from the Steam high because they just sold you a bunch of games you won't ever play. I know my personal Steam backlog is a good 80+ games long. Origin is not the devil. EA is not the devil. If you were to eliminate all other legitimate online game distribution methods except Steam, then it WOULD become the devil.
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Fairly disappointing. I like Steam because it's easy to keep track of friends/joining their games/having auto-updated library. I'm going to wait out my BF3 purchase decisions for now, still a ways before release.
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Whats wrong with D2D do they have a manger that you need to play the game ??? or is it just to download the game ????
    
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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
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