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If the game is actually good they will be fine. I think origin will grow on people, unless it's garbage, and I have not tried it yet
    
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post #12 of 174
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EA may have good reasons for keeping Battlefield 3 away from Valve's service

Too bad it's steam who isn't coming to the party, and no fault of EA/DICE...

lol
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Indeed. I'm glad the game is now 'harder' to get. (not) Only (but maybe more) the persistent who enjoyed what BF2 was really about are eager enough to get over it and still get the game.

having just 100 less casual steam gamers that now won't get the game because of that, is a good thing in my book.
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If lack of Steam is the reason why you won't get the game then we probably won't miss you. A fan doesn't care as long as the game is good.
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Why are people getting mad at Steam users? BF3 seems to be a pretty casual game imho. FPS shooter games are mainstream.
post #16 of 174
The article has good points. EA have proven themselves, time and time again, that they don't deserve your money.

If I can't have it Steam, I will not succumb to Origin. I have preordered a retail copy. If I need to use origin to launch the game, I'll return it and get a refund.
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This just in... BF3 is two months into release, sales have slumped, blames piracy.
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post #18 of 174
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If lack of Steam is the reason why you won't get the game then we probably won't miss you. A fan doesn't care as long as the game is good.
Which is precisely why I shall be purchasing Battlefield 3.

I've been asking around and it seems that many of those who will let a download manager decide their purchase dont actually care for Battlefield 3 as much as those who see it as a trivial choice.
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Originally Posted by ChieF-TroN;14517767 
This just in... BF3 is two months into release, sales have slumped, blames piracy.

You do realize that the preorders are already outselling MW3, and doing as good as Black Ops, right? Those are HUGE numbers.
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^ Lawl.
Steam is more of a meet and game place, you look to your friends, look what they're playing and 9 out of 10 times you join one of them.
Prior to steam, I used Xfire mainly. But that is getting ridiculous now, the ammount of people I've added.. I've lost track..
But still, I'm agree'ing steam isnt the be all end all.. I was quite happy running games from my HDD and DVD drive biggrin.gif

Edit: Plus everyone likes a hardcopy or limited ed copy you can actually hold, admire and show off xD
 
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