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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.
This man speaks truth. That is exactly what we need, a software package distribution that resembles that of the many linux distro's.
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How many times do people need to point out the fact that Steam is the only digital distribution service that Crysis 2 got pulled from and BF3 won't be on. EA blames claims that its Valve's decision, Valve hasn't commented. I wonder who is at fault.

The fact of the matter is there are several publishers that own a digital distribution service and Valve and Stardock are the only ones that lock their games to their service but its ok for some reason.

Now I'm sure that this post or any other rational post will get buried in a sea of "WHAAA I hate EA for pointless reasons"

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This man speaks truth. That is exactly what we need, a software package distribution that resembles that of the many linux distro's.
OK, Comrade.
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not gonna read the flames and trolls but my 2 cents is for ruining.

thats for anyone keeping a tally.
    
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How many times do people need to point out the fact that Steam is the only digital distribution service that Crysis 2 got pulled from and BF3 won't be on. EA blames claims that its Valve's decision, Valve hasn't commented. I wonder who is at fault.

The fact of the matter is there are several publishers that own a digital distribution service and Valve and Stardock are the only ones that lock their games to their service but its ok for some reason.

Now I'm sure that this post or any other rational post will get buried in a sea of "WHAAA I hate EA for pointless reasons"



OK, Comrade.
Before you go and make smart ass comments, go and try any of the Linux's software distribution systems. Its much easier than going and finding software, as it's all right there in a simple menu.

Granted, there is much less software for Linux than windows, but it would greatly streamline things.
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Before you go and make smart ass comments, go and try any of the Linux's software distribution systems. Its much easier than going and finding software, as it's all right there in a simple menu.

Granted, there is much less software for Linux than windows, but it would greatly streamline things.
Why would I want any one company to control Windows related downloads? I can't see any real advantage to that. I can only see that being severely taken advantage of. Monopolies are never a good thing.
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Even though the Steam client is bloatware(A huge one at that). Steam rules.

Origin can't compete with the amount of games steam has && the awesome deals it throws.

Plus Origin client is buggy as hell. Tried downloading BC2(testing purposes) & it failed really hard(Reseted the download 3 times until I gave up).

I'll be getting Origin for BF3 only.

Steam FTW!
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The start of the fall of Digital Distribution for full release games.
I would say that in the long run, they are helping. The open minded gamers won't care while the more stubborn brats will complain.
epic..

btw, dont want a lot of crap in your PC?!?! buy a hard copy instead
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Even though the Steam client is bloatware(A huge one at that). Steam rules.

Origin can't compete with the amount of games steam has && the awesome deals it throws.

Plus Origin client is buggy as hell. Tried downloading BC2(testing purposes) & it failed really hard(Reseted the download 3 times until I gave up).

I'll be getting Origin for BF3 only.

Steam FTW!
EA Download manager was great. They have changed quite a few things with Origin and its really a step backwards. They have added bloat and taken away their best feature which was the backup system.

I use Steam quite a bit but I also love D2D and Amazon.
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I don't think being open minded has anything to do with wanting everything on Steam, that's just what we'd want an ideal world.

That said I went ahead and downloaded Origin, but I still wish it was all on Steam.
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I can't stand EA

Sometimes they're ok but most of the time just greedy anyway let's not name call
 
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