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Lol @ this thread...

Seriously who gives a (explitive), as long as I am able to get my games from somewhere, I do not care.

And if you think that this buisness move is ruining the game market you are sadly mistaken. The only pelople that are going to complain about this are the people who are too stubborn or, for lack of a better word, moronic to see that competition is a good thing.

I hope that some people don't buy BF3 because it's not on steam. It would thin the player base out to more mature players, while the complainers get left behind.

"OMG ALL MY GAMES AREN'T ON STEAM, WHATEVER SHALL I DO???!?!E?"

Seriously people need to grow up, and stop being little whiney girls about this decision. So you have to download one more small program to our 1-2TB hard drives! Oh no! Whatever will happen to that 20MB?!

Steam has it's problems, and if I remember correctly there were a whole bunch of people that complained just as much when steam was released. It's not like this is going to prevent you from getting your games; if you have such a problem with origin then go download it from another DD and add it to steam. IN FACT, you can do that now with all Origin games, because unlike steam you don't need origin running in the background to play your games.

This was a smart move by EA, and I wholeheartdly support it.

Note: I do not dislike steam, I think its a great program and a great CMS (Content Managment System) and Distribution System. I find it rediculous that people are getting their panties in a knot over this, because it is not a big deal AT ALL. What I dislike are all the people complaining over a smart marketting strategy by EA.

Edit: BTW, it was Valve's decision to pull Crysis 2 from steam; not EA's. So if anything it is Valve's own fault that they are going to be missing out on the sales of future EA games. And if anyone says "read between the lines, it's a marketting strategy". I agree with you, but it is just as uch Valve's problem as it is EA's. You would think that Valve would want some of profits from BF3 and other EA games wouldn't you?
Edited by CovertCover - 8/6/11 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
Lol @ this thread...

Seriously who gives a (explitive), as long as I am able to get my games from somewhere, I do not care.

And if you think that this buisness move is ruining the game market you are sadly mistaken.
This is proof as how to not construct an argument.
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This is proof as how to not construct an argument.
Lol I'm not arguing anything. I'm just saying people complaing are idiots. And check my edit, which was about 3 seconds after you posted.
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eventually everyone will have 10 download clients for the games that you want to buy from valve, ea, activision, etc etc etc....
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They are ruining it because they wont give us Madden any more

besides that the whole origin thing doesn't bother me much. I mean they screwed me twice on digital purchases in the past, and I refuse to purchase directly from EA in the future, but as long as there are physical releases it's all good.
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This

Nobody wants a bunch of crap running on their PC, I intially embraced DD and steam for consolidating everything together but now everyone wants to have their own portal and I do not want a bunch of unnecessary programs running. Seems that I am going physical again. Also most people want steam to be on top because it has already has years of polish and offers the most games on its client. In a way I envy how consoles are centralized with one friends list etc, I do not want to manage my steam friends and my origin friends.

Also steam has screenshot support, custom avatars, group pages etc which I actually use, Origins has none of this stuff people do not want to beta test another client until it is polished, I recall steam being god awful when it first released.
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eventually everyone will have 10 download clients for the games that you want to buy from valve, ea, activision, etc etc etc....
This is my worst nightmare. Personally, I would prefer not to have sixteen different management programs just because I'm very obsessive about having a ton of programs on my computer, especially when they're not strictly necessary.

I feel like one such system, like steam, would be good to have provided that it maintains a selection of the games I want - but as soon as somebody like EA splits off with their own client, it ruins everything, because now I have to download "Origins" in addition to Steam in order to get the games I want. I don't like that.

Which might be why I've got a bookshelf full of disc media sitting next to my desk <.<;
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post #37 of 77
I only buy hard copies and I don't care about politics. I play what I like when I like.

Every gaming corporation has negative things about it. If I blacklisted every corporation that did something I didn't agree with I wouldn't have any games to play at all.

There is always going to be unhappy consumers complaining in forums like this instead of on the manufacturer's forums where it "might" make a difference. But I doubt it would...
post #38 of 77
EA fanboys seem to have an unnatural affinity for calling people who disagree "little children."

Freudian projection perhaps?
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It's not the same kind of competition though. For example, if BF3 or C2 is only available on Origin, how does Steam compete? Simply put, they don't.

Don't get me wrong, I have installed Origin and have about 6 games or so installed through it, but I think you might get my point.
That in itself is the essence of competition....
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We should have a centralized distribution system for all software for Windows just like package systems in linux. But obviously corporations prefer encrusting your system with their bloated software to bombard you some more with advertising and mine more information. Also making sure to support only commercial platforms (Windows, Mac OSX) and making harder for open source platforms to run their games.
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