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Originally Posted by ilam3d View Post
You're required to install origin to run BF3. My 2 cents.
I am betting on this too.
I just tried going to the EA website as I wanted to send them an email expressing my dissatisfaction. Low and behold, when I clicked the contact us page, I was prompted to create an account before I was able to get in touch with them.

I GUARANTEE that I will be required to install Origin if I buy a retail boxed version of the game.
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post #62 of 207
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Steam is a rental service.
No it is not. When you buy a game you gain access to play it. You also recieve a CDkey.
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If I'm going to have to download it from anywhere, I rather have game downloads all from the same place. Can't be arsed with 20 different 3rd party programs running the background.
origin doesn't need to stay in the background in order to play.
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i have a 315kb/s dl speed and a 150gb monthly cap. im trying to avoid downloading big games on steam
That is actually a pretty good ratio imo. My downloads are 7-10MB/s and I have a 500GB limit. Then again I really don't ever go anywhere near that so its not a massive deal.
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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.
www.direct2drive.com or any other etailer and you won't have to worry about losing the key.

@subgenoa. D2D doesn't require any download manager.
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Good riddance. We don't need PMSing children in the BF3 community like that of the corruption in the CoD community these days.

Oh, and grow up, by the way.
No need for personal attacks on people. Obviously you have a difference of opinion, which is perfectly fine.

Though I do giggle a little at people who say they won't buy major game releases at all.

Personally, if they stick with this, I plan to buy it at Target. At least they keep their game section up to date and give decent discounts sometimes (Unlike Gamestop who's PC Section has spiderwebs growing on it.)

I just hope I don't need to install Orgin for it to work.
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Yup, i'm not buying bf3 until EA gives in and puts it on steam. Trust me, it will happen. Look what happened to the sales of assassins creed 2 with that crazy drm. As soon as they took it off, I bought the game.
It is not EA that isn't allowing it. It is Steam, there are multiple posts in the news section about this. Something to do with not allowing multiple e-tailers or something in their Licensing agreement.
     
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Guess I am not buying it then :|. And this isn't the first time Gamestop has pulled this crap.

I don't know what some of you hate about steam, it keeps everything in a nice organized folder and list. It is sort of like itunes for games. I bet most of you have that or something similar installed, yes?
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Origin is the EADM installer replacement. I'm preety sure you have to install it for at least the download, then you can uninstall.
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No need for personal attacks on people. Obviously you have a difference of opinion, which is perfectly fine.

Though I do giggle a little at people who say they won't buy major game releases at all.

Personally, if they stick with this, I plan to buy it at Target. At least they keep their game section up to date and give decent discounts sometimes (Unlike Gamestop who's PC Section has spiderwebs growing on it.)

I just hope I don't need to install Orgin for it to work.
It's not a personal attack. It's pointing out the obvious. PC gamers are more fussy than any other breed of gamer out there. One of the many contributing factors of the decline of PC gaming is the "I won't buy it unless I can get it here" or "I won't buy it cause of this" crap. Seriously.

Even IF origin has to run in the background, they're going to be childish little brats and say "Im not gonna buy it cause its not on steam!". God forbid you have to install origin...a faster, more stable application than steam (from person experience - I've been testing it with BC2).
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