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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
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.
This, steam has always allowed this and will always allow this and if you think ea or hactivision will allow this please send me some of that fire your smoking
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Originally Posted by chroniX View Post
I have a feeling EA will keep BF3 exclusive to Origin initially so that they can bring users to the platform, but once BF3 has lost some steam (no pun intended), I wouldn't be surprised if they released it on Steam to pick up more sales.
Except for the fact that the "preorder now!" or "Now available!" messages that are flashed in front of ~35 million Steam users is what creates awareness of the games, and actually makes people buy them

Steam is over 70% of the PC gaming market.
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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.
Steam, Impulse, D2D, Origin.

4 I can think off straight from the top of my head, if Origin is successful there'll be plenty more.

And personally, I'd rather trust Valve with my money than EA, at least Valve haven't been known to squander it on crappy Need for Speed titles.


This is why I said we need a third party, Impulse has it right now (Owned by gamestop) because if its made by a game company, other companies will try to get in on the action and cause stuff like this to happen.
    
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Originally Posted by gtarmanrob View Post
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
Its more of an issue of people not wanting to spend money somewhere else then steam.

They dont want their digital library spanning over numerous sites.
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Oh noooo now I have to click the Origin icon instead of the Steam icon!!!!!

How draining! Straining! Inappropriate even! Oh well


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This, steam has always allowed this and will always allow this and if you think ea or hactivision will allow this please send me some of that fire your smoking
Actually, Origin does have an in-game chat overlay; it's just fail in comparison to Steam's.
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Actually, Origin does have an in-game chat overlay; it's just fail in comparison to Steam's.
I was talking about steam games not expiring. Chat programs are chat programs they dont have to be that fancy for me i have games on both but i dont have to worry about steam i wish i could say the same for greedy ea.
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I find steam to be a huge waste of both memory, and bandwidth, with its constant patching attempts, and restrictions on playing games if they are not patched, not to mention its game data integrity checks which cause it to randomly start downloading an entire game over again.

i would rather just use xfire to IM in game and use steam to buy games, thats about it.
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Another awesome exciting detail about Origin:

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If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use.
http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/ CTRL F, search for 24, and you'll find it there under Chapter 5 Content and Entitlement Availability. </3 EA. </3.
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post #80 of 106
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Another awesome exciting detail about Origin:
I'd be "okay" with it if, for some reason, you don't log into Origin in awhile, they send you an email asking you what's up, and remind you about the 24 month limit.
Edited by The Mad Mule - 8/1/11 at 10:17pm
    
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