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I was going to buy a physical copy of this game anyways. Doesn't matter to me.
Edited by PyroTechNiK - 8/6/11 at 4:17pm
post #112 of 403
Here's an idea...

1. Pre-order BF3 through Origin.
2. Get free Copy of Mass Effect 2 ($20 value on Steam.
3. Get free Kirkland DLC for BF3. ($15 value)
4. Use money saved to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220464 at newegg to make up for the SEVERE 20mb memory consumption of Origin.
5. Quit crying?
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post #113 of 403
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post
Wait, Is your refusal to pre-order/buy about the quality of the game or Steam?

If it's both, you're weren't going to buy it day 1 anyway.


That's one company changing their own policies.
EA and Valve are "competing" companies that have different policies. Not as easy to change.
Ea shouldn't submit to Valve just as much Valve shouldn't submit to EA. They need to compromise, which takes time.

Where did I say "refusal to pre-order/buy" ? Nowhere. I said I will wait to see what the finished product is like. Then I'll make up my mind about the game.

The second step, if I decide it's good, has to do with the how I will buy it.


As to Valve and EA competing, I'm all for it. What I don't like is EA's approach to it. I'll even tell you that if it weren't for EA's track record, this whole thing would be regarded in the way it is to a lesser degree, possibly without so much passionate discussion; it's just that this kind of behaviour adds to their track record and it all ends up looking not good.

And when it comes to policies, do you think that when EA starts selling third party games (the only way they have to become number one in digital publishing like they said), they will alow in-game selling of DLC's ? EA is in this for profit, they will have the exact same policies as Steam.

And when it comes to compromise, I think one of the reasons Valve hasn't said anything yet is because they still have a distribution deal with EA for the retail packaged games. They are probably trying to sort that out (if I were Valve I would probably be looking for a new distributor by now), before talking.
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
Here's an idea...

1. Pre-order BF3 through Origin.
2. Get free Copy of Mass Effect 2 ($20 value on Steam.
3. Get free Kirkland DLC for BF3. ($15 value)
4. Use money saved to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220464 at newegg to make up for the SEVERE 20mb memory consumption of Origin.
5. Quit crying?
I would have done this but in the UK we don't get no FREE copy of Mass Effect so I just went and ordered a physical copy from Game for £30, £10 cheaper then Origin.
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Try out Origin, guys. I think you'll like it.
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"OMG my 2xxxK processor overclocked at 4.5ghz+ can't handle Origin and Steam at the same time! Life is over."
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Yeah I can't get the mass effect offer either hard copy it is.
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I played BF3 alpha and I do not inted to pay more than $14.99 for it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
Origin works just fine, it's quick and operates smoothly.

This whole Steam thing has been blown out of proportion.
I've said this in all 20,000 threads saying the same thing again and again many times.
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