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Ooo, so tempting coming from the guy that shouts "AAA WHY CAN'T YOU ANSWER YOUR OWN OBVIOUS QUESTIONS!?!??!?!". But sure, I'm a nice guy, I'll help you out.
My question wasn't obvious. You made a claim and i simply made you prove it. That's pretty standard. I wasn't even rude about it and acknowledged I don't know the answer.

As far as the wording on that, it's pretty non-descriptive. Do we have a single example of it being used in the manner that you're describing, i.e. for no reason whatsoever? Again, i have examples of them cancelling out a game on their downloader after 1.5 yrs ( Tiger Woods 2010 ), examples of them selling a game and trying to force the same person to buy it again weeks later instead of fixing the issue. ( http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...l#post14246208 ), as well as examples of how horrible their customer service is ( http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...l#post14303158 )


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I'm aware that EADM used to have terms that did not actually provide download services for more than a month or something. It was something like that when I bought Spore (haha, they wanted $ for me to buy download insurance, like that would ever happen), it's still on my account though so I'm not sure what happened to that policy. I can't speak to other's experiences, I haven't heard anything widespread though, particularly since EADM has undergone a lot of changes since it first launched (particularly with the massive update to Origin).
The fact that they're selling download insurance speaks VOLUMES about the company as a whole.
    
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Origin is slow? And Steam isn't? Bad argument is bad. Origin uses less than 20mb of RAM at any given time for me. Steam? At IDLE? 168mb.
>implying memory footprint has anything to do with application speed
>implying everyone doesn't have 8GB of RAM

Don't counter a poor argument with a poor argument.
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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.
Exactly. It seems EA is just trying to rack in as much profit as they possibly can, even if it means ruining customer choice. That said, if they force you to use Origin if you want to play BF3 I'll do the same and play a used copy. If EA wants to be anti-competitive that's fine, they just won't be getting any money from me.
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The game was over before it even began.
Just like Diabolo III.
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Also, for those who blame this issue on Steam, why was EA perfectly content to release The Sims 3's new DLC on Steam?

It's quite obvious to me. They recognize who will and won't jump through a few hoops to get their game. Sims 3 gamers are more casual and won't mess around with a 2nd DLC vendor/DD.

So they have an issue when it comes to DA 2, Crysis 2 and BF3 but not The Sims 3.....
    
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>implying memory footprint has anything to do with application speed
>implying everyone doesn't have 8GB of RAM

Don't counter a poor argument with a poor argument.
No, but implying that Origin, in REALITY is FASTER than Steam, calling it slow is irrelevant. Plus, it's fine even if you only have 4 gigs of ram, which you SHOULD at least have if you have any place in a BATTLEFIELD 3 thread.
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Also, for those who blame this issue on Steam, why was EA perfectly content to release The Sims 3's new DLC on Steam?

It's quite obvious to me. They recognize who will and won't jump through a few hoops to get their game. Sims 3 gamers are more casual and won't mess around with a 2nd DLC vendor/DD.

So they have an issue when it comes to DA 2, Crysis 2 and BF3 but not The Sims 3.....
I'm actually really surprised they haven't tried to break their contract with ME2 on Steam yet. Maybe they figure it's too old of a game to do that with.
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Exactly. It seems EA is just trying to rack in as much profit as they possibly can, even if it means ruining customer choice. That said, if they force you to use Origin if you want to play BF3 I'll do the same and play a used copy. If EA wants to be anti-competitive that's fine, they just won't be getting any money from me.
Invalid argument. Valve does the same thing with Valve games. Saying another company can't is hypocritical and asinine.
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Exactly. It seems EA is just trying to rack in as much profit as they possibly can, even if it means ruining customer choice. That said, if they force you to use Origin if you want to play BF3 I'll do the same and play a used copy. If EA wants to be anti-competitive that's fine, they just won't be getting any money from me.
Good luck trying to reg a USED copy of BF3 for PC lol

Have fun NOT playing BF3 while the rest of us are.

PS: Its not being released on steam due to EA and Steam unable to come to an agreement over DLC. Its being released on MANY other digital distribution platforms.
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PS: Its not being released on steam due to EA and Steam unable to come to an agreement over DLC. Its being released on MANY other digital distribution platforms.
THIS. OMG. I don't understand why the steam hammer legion army doesn't include this in their already flawed arguments. "EA IS JUST TRYING TO PROFIT! IT'S NOT STEAMS FAULT!" - Yea, ok...than explain why it's on every other DD platform out there...and explain why there are still ANY EA games on steam at all.
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