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Whats with the flip flopping. First it was no, then yes,, and now no again?
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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.
People, such as myself, don't want to have so many programs to run games, Steam has always been good as a one stop shop to have all your games on for easy access, or else we'd just get physical.
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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.



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.
How patches and DLC are delivered to players? All they make us do is redownload the entire files the changes were made to.
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I prefer origin over steam, It's nice you don't have to launch orgin to play unlike steam... Even steam offline mode ask you every time if you want to start it in offline mode and still runs in the back ground.
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That is IF you don't still have to use Origin with the physical copy.
If I need to use origin with a phsyical copy, I'll return the game and get a refund.
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Getting the Physical served no purpose for games such as Dawn of War 2, I had download the game through Steam anyway. :/
On a 56Kbps line, it took a month...By the time Chaos Rising had released...
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Originally Posted by SoulThief View Post
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.



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.

Dirt 2 is available on Steam, and it requires Games for Windows Live, which curiously, is the system that tells you there is a game update and that downloads it and installs the update. How about that ?

I still think there is a lot we don't know, and I bet Valve still hasn't spoken because they have to solve the problem they have with EA right now. I don't think Valve is going to keep EA as it's distributor for the retail games. That is why they are silent about this for now.


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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
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.




Irrelevant. There's no argument there. Bashing EA for doing something Valve has been doing with their games for years is hypocritical.




This.

The speed of Steam (or Origin I suppose) has to do with 1. Your ISP, 2. The time of the day you chose to download, 3. The server you are downloading from.

I usually get between 2-3 Mb per second on Steam, which is about the max badnwidth from my ISP subscription. That is to say it's all relative.

As to memory usage, Steam uses a lot more memory if you have the window opened (and it depends, I just opened it and it was using less than 40Mb), but if I close it (it stays logged on and doing updates to games), it will use only between 12 Mb and 15, which is still less than Origin.

It's true that Steam should close the window automatically whenever you start a game, instead you have to do it manually, that is something they should fix.
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Originally Posted by SoulThief;14485664 
My question is, however, why you think you even have the slightest entitlement to receive any kind of detailed clarification about why, any of the two distributors have decided not to work with each other anymore.
You're at best a licensor of their software, not a shareholder.

Actually, I own stock in EA games wink.gif I'd like to know what the licensing ordeal is
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Already know that -.-
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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.
You think getting a physical copy will get you around that?

I'm thinking EA is going to do what Stardock did with Sins of a Solar Empire. At first the retail version had patches that you could just download as an exe file to update your game. Then later they started to push their Impulse service more, and required users to register their game with Impulse and make an Impulse account to receive patches. Similar to Steakworks basically.

I'm sure EA is going to do this with BF3, considering they're definitely pushing Origin.
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I prefer physical copies over one that is hosted on a server somewhere in Timbuktu. So just like every other game I own this will be a retail copy.

What ever happens if for some strange reason Origin or Steam get hacked. Not individual accounts but the whole damn thing and the whole file server is wiped out. Kind of like a hacker did to Linus Tech Tips. Took him a few weeks to get everything back in order, and that was only because the hacker only took his account down personally.

I don't like gambling with my money.
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