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"Battlefield 3 will not be available on Steam as the service restricts our ability to directly support players," an EA spokesperson told Kotaku. "The service limits our ability to deliver patches and downloadable content directly to players. No other download service has adopted these practices. At EA, supporting our players is a top priority, and we are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our own consumers."
Looks 100% correct now, STEAM is 100% no.

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http://kotaku.com/5828309/you-cant-b...eld-3-on-steam
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Herp de derp, we've known this for ages?

I preordered a physical copy yesterday anyway. If EA aren't going to place nice then I don't care for their origin service. Give people a choice.
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really? gee i didnt know...
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Meh, I got a free copy of Mass Effect 2 for preodering BF3 on origin, and origin beta access... hard to beat that deal ATM
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Didn't realize how good steam has been over the years.. as it's worked effortlessly with a massive amount of games.. I recently got dirt 3 on MS games for windows an dit's bloody awful. I'll probably pick it up on origin, but I'm hoping in the long term it'll apear on steam and we can validate it there..
    
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Originally Posted by Robitussin View Post
Meh, I got a free copy of Mass Effect 2 for preodering BF3 on origin, and origin beta access... hard to beat that deal ATM
That's a pretty epic deal, that still goin?
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Origin works just fine, it's quick and operates smoothly.

This whole Steam thing has been blown out of proportion.
    
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ugh this sucks , i hate EA , i want this on steam!
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Funny they didn't have problems delivering patches and DLCs for Bad Company 2 on Steam, and they suddenly start having all sorts of problems to blame on Steam ever since Origin launched. Last time there were rumors that BF3 would make it on Steam after release date, I was willing to wait it out and see what happens, and if it doesn't ever make it on Steam, I was still willing to try it on Origin. However, with the amount of garbage that's constantly coming out of their mouths despite that at the end of the day they only wanted to cut off their main competitor, I'm now inching towards just grabbing an used console copy a bit after release and boycotting the anti-competitive tactics that PC version represent.
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Originally Posted by Toology View Post
ugh this sucks , i hate EA , i want this on steam!
It's not EA's fault, it's the insane license agreement Valve presents to be able to distribute your game.
If anything, Valve has itself to thank for this.

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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
Funny they didn't have problems delivering patches and DLCs for Bad Company 2 on Steam, and they suddenly start having all sorts of problems to blame on Steam ever since Origin launched. Last time there were rumors that BF3 would make it on Steam after release date, I was willing to wait it out and see what happens, and if it doesn't ever make it on Steam, I was still willing to try it on Origin. However, with the amount of garbage that's constantly coming out of their mouths despite that at the end of the day they only wanted to cut off their main competitor, I'm now inching towards just grabbing an used console copy a bit after release and boycotting the anti-competitive tactics that PC version represent.
No, just no, Steam has denied them the ability to distribute it through them.
Steam is the only service that enforces insane rules when it comes to how patches and DLC should be delivered to a player.
Edited by SoulThief - 8/6/11 at 6:55am
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