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Interesting article.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/08/what-ea-will-lose-if-battlefield-3-remains-off-steam.ars
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They will definitely lose a lot of money. None of my friends or me will be buying just for this reason.
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^ So true.
    
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They still won't lose the core audience that have been around for nearly a decade now. They will mainly lose casual gamers (Good riddance). I see no (hard) core gamer being bothered by this.
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I thought that it was still going to be released on steam, just not at release.
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Well i wont be missing out on BF3, can't say the same for the boycotters (some of them anyway)...

Steam sure is efficient/convenient to have all the games in one place...

That wont matter to me much when i will only be playing one game! rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Prox;14517713 
They will definitely lose a lot of money. None of my friends or me will be buying just for this reason.

And the fact is you so will buy this game. Stop lying to your self and being such a freaking nitwit. It's just a download service. Get OVER IT.
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They still won't lose the core audience that have been around for nearly a decade now. They will mainly lose casual gamers (Good riddance). I see no (hard) core gamer being bothered by this.

This


You dont like it not being on Steam, dont buy it and dont whinge about it. You obviously dont want BF3 all that much

Steam is not the be all and end all its made out to be
    
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speculation is not truth and why do so many people keep harping that its not fair that its nt on steam, most people want the hard copy and when this comes into play they will just manually add the short cut to steam..

this is purely speculation and i do not think it will hold up.
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0;14517725 
They still won't lose the core audience that have been around for nearly a decade now. They will mainly lose casual gamers (Good riddance). I see no (hard) core gamer being bothered by this.

Steam users are casual gamers now?
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