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EA isn't the one Developing BF3. EA is the Publisher, which means they make the Distribution Choices. They chose to make these games only available on ORIGIN, and thus Removing a potential revenue source by leaving out steam.
Dice, On the other hand, is helping the PC market by making BF3 not just another console port......
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post
EA isn't the one Developing BF3. EA is the Publisher, which means they make the Distribution Choices. They chose to make these games only available on ORIGIN, and thus Removing a potential revenue source by leaving out steam.
Dude its available on every digital distribution service but Steam. Rumor has it that it is Valves decision to pull these games from Steam, not EA's.

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Dice, On the other hand, is helping the PC market by making BF3 not just another console port......
You think that the publisher has nothing to do with that too?
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Dude its available on every digital distribution service but Steam. Rumor has it that it is Valves decision to pull these games from Steam, not EA's.
While it is true that it was Valve's decision to pull C2 and DA2 from steam, Due to them violating their agreement regarding DLC, EA is Fully aware of Valve's Policies and still Chose to have the DLC for those games set up in a way that would force Valve to pull them from steam, So in reality, it was EA, not Valve.

Another thing, If EA actually wanted valve to put those games back on steam, then they would be trying to work out an agreement. so far I have heard nothing of the sort. I'm pretty sure EA just wants to force people to use origin, Since Steam is their only real competitor in the Digital Distro market.
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While it is true that it was Valve's decision to pull C2 and DA2 from steam, Due to them violating their agreement regarding DLC, EA is Fully aware of Valve's Policies and still Chose to have the DLC for those games set up in a way that would force Valve to pull them from steam, So in reality, it was EA, not Valve.

Another thing, If EA actually wanted valve to put those games back on steam, then they would be trying to work out an agreement. so far I have heard nothing of the sort. I'm pretty sure EA just wants to force people to use origin, Since Steam is their only real competitor in the Digital Distro market.
What do "Valve's policies" matter to EA? Do you realize how small of a portion of the total sales of this game are from people who will only use Steam? There are a lot of things I don't like about Steam like being locked into using the Steam version of expansions and DLC. The whole industry shouldn't be built around Steam and it's policies.

It sounds to me like Valve is the one who doen't want to work out a deal considering that they are the one who has yet to comment on the situation. I guess that they are letting their angry fanboys that feel the need to ask "does this register on Steam" in every thread about another Digital download service be their voice.

I don't hear you crying about how you can't buy Portal 2 on any other digital download service. Thats a bit hypocritical if you ask me.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 8/7/11 at 12:54pm
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What do "Valve's policies" matter to EA? Do you realize how small of a portion of the total sales of this game are from people who will only use Steam? There are a lot of things I don't like about Steam like being locked into using the Steam version of expansions and DLC. The whole industry shouldn't be built around Steam and it's policies.

It sounds to me like Valve is the one who doen't want to work out a deal considering that they are the one who has yet to comment on the situation. I guess that they are letting their angry fanboys that feel the need to ask "does this register on Steam" in every thread about another Digital download service.

I don't hear you crying about how you can't buy Portal 2 on any other digital download service. Thats a bit hypocritical if you ask me.
I Like the Idea of steam, but no I don't like that you have to have steam to use any Valve Games. All I'm Saying is that EA is intentionally leaving themselves out of a huge market. There are people who will want games like BF3, but don't want to switch to Origin just for one game. that being said, With all the power and storage PCs of today have, What is one more small program next to steam going to do? i already downloaded Origin (and found out that i can now DL my copy of BF2142 Deluxe instead of using the CD if it would just allow me to download all of my registered games, i would be all for it......) it seems nice so far. time will tell

Edit: i think i like Origin now. i just went in and put all my codes in for BC2, Crysis 2, and MOH, and got them added, so now i can dll them through Origin if i want.
Edited by Nemesis158 - 8/7/11 at 1:11pm
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as long as they go back to the old command & conquer model with base building for their next game ill buy it ... the only C&C game i didnt buy was c&c 4 ... i have the rest till the very first one


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EA don't screw something good please
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I'm with EA in this fiasco, not against them.
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Canèt you add installed games onto your steam list for launch?!

Buy BF3 or C2, install and linky to your steam list. That way you have an organized list, and all the games you want.

No?
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I found this article some what related to my OP.

http://www.develop-online.net/news/3...A-to-come-back
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