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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.
Throw the old Compaq Presario away and get rid of 56k and say hello to Cable/DSL and a custom built Sandy Bridge PC.
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I really hope it does come to steam. I think steam is a brilliant peice of software.
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I'll miss the release anyway due to Army commitments(by only ONE day ) but I hope this is true as I'd buy it on Steam immediately.
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Ah you guys would have hated the DOS days then, gaming took so much more effort, C:\\Games\\Doom\\Doom.exe
No, for that we coded wonderful menu.exe programs that allowed you to configure menus en submenus and items to launch stuff. If you knew anything about dos, you'd have known that menu programs were a big deal back then.
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No, for that we coded wonderful menu.exe programs that allowed you to configure menus en submenus and items to launch stuff. If you knew anything about dos, you'd have known that menu programs were a big deal back then.
wow, way to be douche...

so i wonder how much they will charge for back to karkand, coz i want that DLC...and depending on the wait time for steam release i guess i could wait for it, coz lets face it steam is the best thing to have on PC most of my games are in there.
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I don't mind Origin. I have a lot of games on Steam, including BC2, so I would prefer to be on Steam, but it's not the end of the world, really. I don't understand all the moaning and pissing about it.
    
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I don't mind Origin. I have a lot of games on Steam, including BC2, so I would prefer to be on Steam, but it's not the end of the world, really. I don't understand all the moaning and pissing about it.
haha yeah as much as i love steam and would find it way more convenient to have it all there, its not the end of the world really.

BUT, the main issue with Origin has nothing to do with its application or user interface or anything, its the Terms. they state that games will be available for download "up to 12 months from purchase" now that simply reads that in a years time, you cant download the game again? im sure you will be able to, but would require a lot of piss-farting around with support and emails and everything, pain in the arse.

then there was also the Term where your games cannot be downloaded again after 24 months or something. unless those 2 terms i just mentioned are one and the same.

but basically its almost like they are selling you a 12 month rental, if the terms play out exactly as they read.

THAT, is the big issue with Origin which i think most of us have with it. otherwise, its not that big a deal whether we need to get it or not really.
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So I preordered the Physical PC copy... and none of this matters to me, including the 12month w/e.



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haha yeah as much as i love steam and would find it way more convenient to have it all there, its not the end of the world really.

BUT, the main issue with Origin has nothing to do with its application or user interface or anything, its the Terms. they state that games will be available for download "up to 12 months from purchase" now that simply reads that in a years time, you cant download the game again? im sure you will be able to, but would require a lot of piss-farting around with support and emails and everything, pain in the arse.

then there was also the Term where your games cannot be downloaded again after 24 months or something. unless those 2 terms i just mentioned are one and the same.

but basically its almost like they are selling you a 12 month rental, if the terms play out exactly as they read.

THAT, is the big issue with Origin which i think most of us have with it. otherwise, its not that big a deal whether we need to get it or not really.
That is a pretty bad deal if that's right. I have my preorder with GAME, physical copy, though (hey, if I'm going to pay £35, I might as well have the box! Plus they do student discount.) And all the games I have on Origin I have physically. I spent an hour or two with support over the last few weeks importing my games there. Crysis Warhead still doesn't work
    
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haha yeah as much as i love steam and would find it way more convenient to have it all there, its not the end of the world really.

BUT, the main issue with Origin has nothing to do with its application or user interface or anything, its the Terms. they state that games will be available for download "up to 12 months from purchase" now that simply reads that in a years time, you cant download the game again? im sure you will be able to, but would require a lot of piss-farting around with support and emails and everything, pain in the arse.

then there was also the Term where your games cannot be downloaded again after 24 months or something. unless those 2 terms i just mentioned are one and the same.

but basically its almost like they are selling you a 12 month rental, if the terms play out exactly as they read.

THAT, is the big issue with Origin which i think most of us have with it. otherwise, its not that big a deal whether we need to get it or not really.
all of that got removed way before it was even renamed to origin.
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