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post #41 of 174
There will be plenty of people playing the game to put in my cross hairs.
Reasons aside...Nobody cares if you dont or wont buy this game.
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post #42 of 174
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
1: We won't miss you.
2: If you think BF3 is casual, I'm guessing you think Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is casual. (Just a comparison between two very realistic games)
3: Beta's not out yet.
4: You may hold your opinions but the facts overpower opinions.
1. I won't miss anything that important. It is just a game.

2. These video games are not very realistic. Reload animations are incorrect for one.

3. Alpha/beta...we shall see how much the code changes in a month or so.

4. What are the facts again?
post #43 of 174
If it makes any difference, MW3 isn't on steam either, I think Activision could get some extra pre-orders if it was seeing as BF3 is not.
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post #44 of 174
Question: does BF3 require Origin to run in the background in order to play the game?
If it is required just to download the game, I have no problem with it. But if Origin tries to be like Steam and requires it to be running all the time on the background, count me out.
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post #45 of 174
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Question: does BF3 require Origin to run in the background in order to play the game?
If it is required just to download the game, I have no problem with it. But if Origin tries to be like Steam and requires it to be running all the time on the background, count me out.
I would assume no you don't have to have Origin open. I can close Origin and boot/run my Origin version of Mirror's Edge from Steam without Origin turning on or having issues.
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post #46 of 174
I agree with this article, the problem EA faces with origin is that they aren't letting other developers in and selling their games there. This is why steam is so successful, not only do they sell valve games on there but they will sell any other developers games as long as they are happy to abide by their rules(which, from what I've seen aren't at all strict). If EA decides to do the same with origin then sure but until then its going to be like GFWL, that piece of software people need to play their games and don't particularly like.
post #47 of 174
You don't have to have Origin running to play the games. Unlike Steam, the games install into their own directories (that you can set) and you can set up links to the .exe files just like any other game.

It's pretty simple, really. Steam is more complicated than Origin at this point. I use Origin to register my Crysis 2 CD Key I purchased. Worked like a charm. I had problems at one point when I changed my gaming hard drive from a 250 GB to 1 TB drive but those got sorted out pretty quick.
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Games are generally more expensive on the steam (unless there are huge discounts) so the other games' like BF2, MW2, BFBC2 retail versions I've purchased have always been significantly cheaper.
Don't care about that "Steam"..
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.. I think you got some spare computing power and a few spare MB on your multi terrabyte set ups you aren't fooling anyone.
I know I have mine pre-ordered right from origin.
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These types of FPS shooter games are casual shooters. The beta plays like Bad Company 3. Nothing that ground breaking. It is on the consoles just like CoD.

BF3 is your standard over-hyped AAA game just like CoD. Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckenheimer level.
The beta is a month from now how did you get in again?


It's unfortunate that it won't be on Steam. Wasn't going to buy it on Steam anyways.
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