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Preorder from EA means Beta access.

That's really what's important
No it doesn't. It means 48 hours early access to the month-long open beta.
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Lolwat?
In a way, I kind of agree with him. EA has live chat, compared to STEAM can take days upon days for a reply. Lolwat? with no facts.
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I'd prefer having ALL my games on the same place (Steam), but what can I do...
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For me, personally, it's not that I dislike Origin, it's that I like Steam.
I like steam as well but I try to keep an open mind. You might at least try once... I know it's probably easier to stay with steam only, I have about 70 games on steam but I'm still open to trying origin.


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I prefer having my system as clean as possible with as few as possible programs using up system resources (msconfig ftw). Obviously, for a person like me, one download manager\\games library is better than two, or three, or four.
And in this regard steam is much worse than origin. You have to have steam running to play your steam games, I don't know about you but that's much worse than having origin. Origin just takes a few MBs from your hard drive and you don't have to have it running to play games, or as a startup program.


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Thirdly, Steam has benefited from years of testing and improvement. Origin will have teething troubles. It will have bugs. EA will 'forget' that you bought some games. They will double charge you. They will put you through to customer service in India and make you wait a week for a resolution to your problem. They will make you buy the Limited Edition of medal of honour, in return of 48 measly hours of early access to the month-long OPEN Beta of BF3.
For this I'm just gonna have to ask for

Steam has horrid customer service anyways, sometimes you wait a week for the first response. With EA you're chatting with a nice customer rep within 15 minutes. And usually the issue is solved on the spot.

All the other stuff you wrote there is just speculation and you shouldn't judge a service like that.
Edited by Alatar - 8/9/11 at 7:55am
 
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post #85 of 174
In response to the title: What will they lose?

Their casual audience. I'm not gonna buy another EA game until they give me choice as to how I purchase my games, be it DVD with a Key which I can activate on Steam or Origin, or Digital download from my preferred service.

In short, they can just screw themselves until they get back on Steam. I said before how Origin would never take off, it won't. The majority of people want their games at non-ripoff prices (for the most part) and all on the one service to avoid confusion and bogging up their system with useless software. I feel sorry for the Steam gamers who really want to play this game, that are forced to use 2 separate clients to play. Steam got there first and that's the end of it.
Edited by Reflux - 8/9/11 at 7:58am
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You know, it's ok to dislike the idea of Origin, and it's ok to be open to it. Feeling one way or the other doesn't make you dumb or immature, it just means you have an opinion.

If you have a point, make it and back it up. The whole "get over it " nonsense is getting pretty annoying.
post #87 of 174
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Same here, and I am asking myself the same question, is BF3 worth having a separate program when I have one that already does everything perfectly?

Currently it's still on my to-buy list but it has made me apprehensive, and if the steam overlay doesn't work(I think it wasn't supposed to in the alpha).. well they may just lose another buyer(if you've ever played a game with me you know how much I use steam chat lol).
I'm the same way with the steam overlay, I love it, but ya I understand.
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post #88 of 174
I like Origin.

Cheaper games, don't need a games client forcibly running. Of course I can just add my games to Steam later if I must.

Truth be told, Origin gives more options.
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post #89 of 174
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What will they lose?

Their casual audience. I'm not gonna buy another EA game until they give me choice as to how I purchase my games, be it DVD with a Key which I can activate on Steam or Origin, or Digital download from my prefered service.

In short, they can just screw themselves until they get back on steam.
Screw themselves?

To the tune of millions of dollars? Is that supposed to be their incentive to go out of their way to give an other game developer profits they could have for themselves?
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While all this may be true.... Are we supposed to care?

My friends & I have already agreed to buy the game. Some random article about chilidish inter-company squabble isn't going to suave our decisions.

Take a minute to sign up for another pointless login system that's hardly going to prevent hackers from destroying the game? Sure! We've been doing it forever now.
    
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