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It's pathetic how you guys will openly admit to refuse purchasing an amazing game because it's not part of the download service you want.
It's pathetic that you care.

To me (and I'm sure many others) convenience outweighs many other factors, including how good the perceived end product is. If I have to go out of my way to get a game that isn't that important to me, it's not going to be purchased.

For me gaming is something that I use to waste time, and the very little free time that I do have available isn't going to be wasted running around purchasing software through multiple venues.

At the end of the day I can only assume that your a bit younger than myself, and have yet to reach a point where gaming isn't the 'end-all-be-all' of entertainment.
    
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post #62 of 106
EA support is know for tons of rumors and screwups. Dont get your hopes up.
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If it gets confirmed that it will be out on steam after release then I sure as hell am getting it on steam.
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
This.
I am sick of having 9,000 programs to launch different things.
There's where ALL of your steam fanboy arguments are flawed. It's not 9000. It's 2. If you have to exaggerate that much to get your point across, you have no point to make.
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post #65 of 106
yay. Gona wait for steam release then.
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There's where ALL of your steam fanboy arguments are flawed. It's not 9000. It's 2. If you have to exaggerate that much to get your point across, you have no point to make.
Its 2 now. Then Activision will join in the fun. Then 2k. Then Bethesda. Then THQ. Then lets get GFWL back in the mix. Ooops, now Bioware wants their own separate thing. Meanwhile HALF of these idiots deal in monopoly money. Want to buy a $15 game? Nope, you have to exchange your cash first! Oh, but they don't sell $15 worth of points? Now you gotta buy a $20 'point' bucket to buy your $15 game.
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There's where ALL of your steam fanboy arguments are flawed. It's not 9000. It's 2. If you have to exaggerate that much to get your point across, you have no point to make.
Yes. We exaggerate, because that's one of the most contributing factors to why we want it on Steam. Some of us have over 100 games on Steam. We install a fresh OS on a new PC, get Steam up and running, and click away at all the games we want to download. Not having the ability to get BF3 on Steam means we have to get another client or physical box set for THAT ONE GAME. If EA succeeds with what they want, it will inevitably lead to pretty much every other developer wanting to do the same thing.

What response to you have to the terms in Origin that state the following, which means that EA has every right to block you from re-downloading BF3/other Origin games in the future if you ever need to.

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Origin guarantees download availability for at least one year after purchase.

Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/1/11 at 2:48pm
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post #68 of 106
I really don't mind Origin. It's less intrusive than steam imo. I can launch an game and play vs launching a game on steam, waiting for the "lauching game" screen to start and then playing. sure it's probably a few second difference but non the less its still longer than Origin.

Its good to know BF3 will be coming to steam though. I'll be buyign a hard copy however.
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post #69 of 106
Only reason I'm probably not gonna wait is coz I don't wanna miss te preorde dlc bonus.

Plus hasn't it been said time and time again that bf3 runs on it's own, doesn't require origin to actually run? Coz then can't we just add the .exe into our steam list?

Although I suppose there the steam friends thing that won't work which sucks
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Only reason I'm probably not gonna wait is coz I don't wanna miss te preorde dlc bonus.

Plus hasn't it been said time and time again that bf3 runs on it's own, doesn't require origin to actually run? Coz then can't we just add the .exe into our steam list?

Although I suppose there the steam friends thing that won't work which sucks
The Steam overlay and friends works fine even in the BF3 Alpha, but that's not even the point. If in a year I want to reformat and install all my games easily, Steam lets me do that. I open Steam, double click which of my 100+ games I want to play that day or weekend, and I'm done. Origin doesn't even guarantee that you can redownload a game after a single year.
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