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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).
My issue, at least personally, isn't simply with EA. It's with big business as a whole. Companies like EA are all over the place. It's gotten to the point where instead of catering to their customers, companies simply brute force their own plans and expect consumers to bend over and take it.

I'm sick of it.
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My issue, at least personally, isn't simply with EA. It's with big business as a whole. Companies like EA are all over the place. It's gotten to the point where instead of catering to their customers, companies simply brute force their own plans and expect consumers to bend over and take it.

I'm sick of it.
This!
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I'll be getting it for my PS3 then. PC will have to wait until I upgrade anyways.
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Big deal. You don't see anyone complaining about Steam exclusives.
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I'll be getting it for my PS3 then. PC will have to wait until I upgrade anyways.
Dear god man.

PS3? What a huge waste of time. BF3 will be horrid on that platform (same to failbox) and not worth the time! Can't even play 64 player maps on console...lol much?
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Cool with me, except if I'm forced to install Origin, instead...
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Big misstep by EA. It's not even about PC gamers not being able to get it where or how they want, it's about EA ignoring the only life-line PC gaming has left in terms of retail spaces. Sure, there are tons of download services, and sure you can go into a store and buy a physical copy (the unfortunate route I'll be taking with BF3) but when it's something so easy as having your game available on Steam like practically every other PC game and they're choosing not to do so, it's just bad business. No matter how much they want Origin to be super successful for them, it won't be. People will install it for Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic (and other future games that will force us to) but that is it. This "boycott" of Steam may not hurt their bottom line as much for something like Battlefield 3 (though believe me, it will drive down their PC install base more than people realize, though still not significantly) but if they are going to pull a stunt like this for future lower-key releases (ie: Alice: Madness Returns...I know it's on Steam, but just for example) I would just not buy it because I don't want it bad enough to seek it out through other means. I have SO many games on Steam that I would NEVER have bought if they weren't on Steam because they were not on my radar. Even taking out of the equation the Steam sales, I've bought tons of PC games on Steam because I have my social graph established there already and can see what my friends are playing and liking, or what games they're looking forward to.

The sad, sad truth this bring forth is just how little EA (or many publishers today for that matter) care or rely on PC sales. You can bet that if BF3 were a PC exclusive it would be available on the biggest PC marketplace because they'd need all the sales they can get. With the console sales for this game, PC sales matter very little. Sure, they still care enough to realize they need to keep the PC players happy(ish) but they no longer rely on us for their bottom line.

To me, this is like them saying "Battlefield 3 on consoles will be available everywhere...except Wal-Mart". It's just foolish. And note, I compared Steam to Wal-Mart simply in market dominance, not in the quality or ethics of the companies themselves
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I'll install BF3 to my SSD for faster load times then w00t
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I actually downloaded a game through Gamestop once, Crysis, and it sent me to a site that gave me 2 or 3 trojans and I have never re-downloaded it again. It was total waste of money. So unless BF3 gets a rating of 9001 outa 100 I probably wont get it because of this.
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I brought an SSD purely for my OS and BF3.

It must be done. It must be.
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