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post #31 of 207
My problem with this isn't that it's not going to be on steam. It's that what EA is doing is making a lot of people upset, potentially harming future sales of BF3 and other big releases.

They've already given Origin a bad name, just by competing so hard. It may even be a pretty good service, but upsetting a good portion of their fan-base just completely screws them over. Now instead of having the chance of some people migrating over and saying "Hey, this isn't so bad after all" and having all those lame "I only want one digital download program!!!" excuses dropped, they basically pissed all of the users off and they won't want to use Origin just to smite EA for their actions.

I'll still be getting BF3, origin or not. It's not that big of a deal to me. It is a big deal to most people though, and that's why EA has failed massively with this. They shouldn't have tried so hard.

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So, PS3 version for me

I want to own the game, not rent it and hopes that EA "let" me play it
bad news bro. the EULA of every game says you do not "own" the game, and that you own the license to play the game, which can be revoked at any time etc etc.

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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 ????
you download the game, they give you a key. that's pretty much it. you go back to the site if you want to look up the key or download it again.
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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.
Steam did get the limited Edition (:
    
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I really don't care that it's not coming to Steam as I always prefer a hard copy over a digital copy, unless I'm unable to get a hard copy of that particular game or it's VERY cheap in one of their sales.

I'm sorry, but you'd have to have the responsibility of a child if you're unable to keep track of a simple thing as a case and its CD key (unless you have kids that love to misplace your things ). I can understand the whole "don't need a CD etc.", but for me that's never been a problem.

Also, most games these days basically have automatic updates as soon as you boot the game. So manual updates isn't a valid argument anymore.
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Just for that I wont buy the game in gamestop or from gamestop. I will goto walmart and buy hardcopy lol
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Jesus, this is going to do some harm to the sales of BF3. But then again we would never know it, as Steam never releases sales.
And the immature brats who don't buy it because of this should just go buy themselves an XBOX, as they are all fussy little doorknobs.
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Wow. It seems everyone here is so uptight about everything. Is there anyone on these boards that's over 20 years old? I mean, I would expect that after you've reached a certain age you would grow up and learn to understand that different people prefer different things, different methods and there's no need for them to justify why they prefer it that way to anyone. Live and let live.

On topic...
I'm not buying BF3 anymore because it won't be on Steam. Steam is just so easy to manage and very convenient for me. I can't believe that EA is pushing so hard to compete with Modern Warfare yet won't sell on Steam. That's like being a toy maker and not selling your toys at Wal-Mart. Sure, you'll sell your toys everywhere else but the bottom line is you're not in Wal-Mart.
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If they force you to install Origin just to play the game......
i kinda hope they do.. i want something to manage updates and consistency across all servers unlike bf2.. i remember how much of a pain it was to manage my stuff with ea games because some servers are running some other patch.
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I don't have a dvd player on my computer and rely on steam for games. i refuse to get another program to buy and download games..
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I say we boycott EA untill they put games back on steam..
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