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Originally Posted by SpartanVXL View Post
Havent read the thread but I can get BF3 for Origin at 20GBP = win
I dont mind Origin as much, I used it to download Crysis 2. The only thing that ticked me off was that it deleted the installer files after it had dled and installed the client, made my friend rage since he didnt have any usage left :L

From what I've seen as long as Origin does not have something similar to steamworks (originworks herp) then using it to dl bf3 will just get you securom/similar, you'll be able to launch using the executable without Origin.
I agree. "Originworks" would be a buzzkill. They are probably going to be getting payed to have Facebook and Twitter implemented into Origin at some point and that's when they will most likely introduce something like "Originworks" into the equation, forcing the system so to speak.

That may sound extreme 'cause well, it is. Some people just want to play the friggin' game and get away from the bloat and corporatism. I don't mind buying AAA PC games from Origin as long as they are AAA PC games. I have no problem rewarding good content from its source, but at the same time I don't want to have to jump through hoops to do that.

It may be less work and it would be easier to just lump us all together into one consumerist conglomerate, but Origin won't grow without options and quality content.
Edited by Drobomb - 8/8/11 at 12:13am
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You are missing the point. I have a friends list on Steam, people I know and like playing with, people that share many of the same games I own and we play all of them together. Steam manages all my updates, it even acts as a chat program. I always have Steam running.

I don't want to have to have a second, inferior version of Steam running at the same time. I don't want to have to manage two friends list, worry that my Steam friends aren't on Origin or that my Origin friends aren't on Steam, etc.

It is a moot point anyway. I guarantee you that 6 months after BF3 launches it will come to Steam. Steam is too big to ignore in the PC market. The only reason EA is doing this is to jump start Origin. They'll get all the early adopters, the hardcore gamers, to buy it on Origin and thus open an Origin account. Then 6 months down the line they'll offer it on Steam to access that customer base and move another 500,000 units.

Mark my words, 6 months after this game launches it will be on Steam.
As mentioned before, you can, very likely, add the executable to Steam and boot the game through Steam. This will still enable you to have the Steam overlay and your friendlist.

I've done this before myself, with Dragon Age 2 which I purchased from G2Play and downloaded from EADM, now Origin.

BF3 doesn't need Steam to be succesful, for Indie developers Steam is, obviously, the most secure and reaching platform, BF3, however is a high-profile game, it doesn't need Steam to be succesful.
This goes for most high-profile games, they don't need Steam to become noticed or succesful.

In fact, Minecraft is hugely popular, despite it not being offered on either Steam, Origin or Impulse.
If a game is worth buying, people will get it, despite it not being distributed through Steam or Origin, the only reason most people want Steam is because of the automatic updates, and to show-off their huge database of games anyway. You friends are always accessible, just add the executable to Steam.
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I'm dissapointed that the game isn't on steam. the reason is because I don't want multiplae programs to download games, I want to stick to one thing. Keeps everything organized and reduces bloatware.

If im able to get a private internet line where im moving. I'm still gonna get it, the game looks good and that's probably why they think they can do the switchover. people like me who are displeased but in the end will still get the game.
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They will lose sales over this.
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Whats EA's problem? Why not release it on steam i have 24+ games there....

Btw cant you just install the physical copy in steam?? Did that with TF2 Worked just fine
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Why are people refusing to purchase BF3, punishing DICE, when it's not going to be Steam due to a decision made by EA and Valve?

You can still purchase a BF3 physical copy. You can get it through D3D and whatever else. There's a lot of blah blah blah going on and, really, people need to be less melodramatic. Voting with your wallets is fine and all but even if no one bought BF3, it won't take down EA. If no one bought on Origin, that might make a few differences with their online service but who're we trying to fool.
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Why are people refusing to purchase BF3, punishing DICE, when it's not going to be Steam due to a decision made by EA and Valve?

You can still purchase a BF3 physical copy. You can get it through D3D and whatever else. There's a lot of blah blah blah going on and, really, people need to be less melodramatic. Voting with your wallets is fine and all but even if no one bought BF3, it won't take down EA. If no one bought on Origin, that might make a few differences with their online service but who're we trying to fool.
It is called a personal consumer decision. This is not about Dice. As many of us have continuously said, if the physical retail copy turns out to not require Origin, many of us will probably buy it at that time. Many of us are passing on the game because we do not wish to use another game management/download service client for various reasons. Again, this is a PERSONAL CONSUMER CHOICE, which is entirely within our right as consumers. If you want to support Dice, that is great! Buy the game. It is not as anyone of us are trying to stop you or calling for a boycott.
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I can't believe anyone bought Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, MW2, L4D, etc, etc, etc. You can't even use them with Origin. .

My point is that there is nothing special about Steam. There's no reason why every single game made should be on Steam. If you don't want to buy a game because it's not on Steam, that's fine, but to actually have this reaction because it's not on Steam is literally laughable.
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I can't believe anyone bought Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, MW2, L4D, etc, etc, etc. You can't even use them with Origin. .

My point is that there is nothing special about Steam. There's no reason why every single game made should be on Steam. If you don't want to buy a game because it's not on Steam, that's fine, but to actually have this reaction because it's not on Steam is literally laughable.
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Except that it would be preferred to keep all purchased games together?

Its not that hard to understand why people want it on steam, stop calling ppl out because they want 1 central library of games.
    
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