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I see no valid reason why a retail version of BF 3 should require origin to be played.
Because this is America, and we have capitalism. If companies manage to profit off something, they will do so. I don't understand this mentality that there are suddenly going to be tons of these game managers.. only significantly huge companies will ever bother to compete with Steam.

EDIT: I frankly pity the people who aren't going to buy it because of this. People wonder why the PC market is so small... maybe it's because angry consumers are going to cry and complain about anything that doesn't fit their bill. BF3 is a huge, polished game that promises to impress on almost every front.. but since you have to download a small program to run it people are going to completely ignore it. I just can't fathom that kind of attitude.
Edited by Narzon - 8/11/11 at 11:15pm
post #152 of 349
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I refuse to purchase any game that requires Steam, Origin, or anything besides the game itself, to be running in the background.

It's an absolute deal breaker for me, no exceptions. Not even if it were the best game in the world, and they paid me to play it.

I do not want this garbage on any of my systems. They may as well try to get me to keep a rancid turd on my kitchen table.



I never even noticed Origin in the background when playing the alpha. Oh well, one less rager I'll have to see in the game...
Edited by Doogiehouser - 8/11/11 at 11:18pm
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I'm going to skip BattleField 3 then. Too bad, the game looked promising. I'll have to hope for 2143.
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I refuse to purchase any game that requires Steam, Origin, or anything besides the game itself, to be running in the background.

It's an absolute deal breaker for me, no exceptions. Not even if it were the best game in the world, and they paid me to play it.

I do not want this garbage on any of my systems. They may as well try to get me to keep a rancid turd on my kitchen table.
I'm curious, have you actually tried steam?
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I'm going to skip BattleField 3 then. Too bad, the game looked promising. I'll have to hope for 2143.
So you have never used steam, or any service of that sort? Surprising...

What problem do you have with it exactly?
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So you have never used steam, or any service of that sort? Surprising...

What problem do you have with it exactly?
There's no need for sarcasm ... I have all of my games with Steam, and I love it. But, I don't want other Steam-like services, and especially not Origin from what I've heard. And, I don't want any of these services running in the background while I'm gaming. Just Steam
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There's no need for sarcasm ... I have all of my games with Steam, and I love it. But, I don't want other Steam-like services, and especially not Origin from what I've heard. And, I don't want any of these services running in the background while I'm gaming. Just Steam
Well you need to understand that Origin is just the start of more up and coming services just like Steam/Origin. Competition is always good. Saying I don't wan't other Steam-like services is like saying I only want one flavor of candy to exist. It's not going to happen, so you my as well accept the change.

This is not directed at you, but it just seems most people that are complaining just want to find something to complain about...
Edited by Doogiehouser - 8/11/11 at 11:51pm
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There's no need for sarcasm ... I have all of my games with Steam, and I love it. But, I don't want other Steam-like services, and especially not Origin from what I've heard. And, I don't want any of these services running in the background while I'm gaming. Just Steam
I think origin is just required to verify the game. Every one of my Origin games is perfectly fine and Origin doesn't run in the background.
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Eh... if the game is as epic as it looks, no big deal. Not really a big deal anyway.
    
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They have repeatedly shown that they are anti-customer with their complete and utter lack of anything that could be mistaken for customer service.
EA has much better customer service than valve... With valve you're lucky to get a response from a customer service rep within a week, with EA you log in and get connected to a live chat within 10 minutes and the reps that you have to work with are usually friendly and really helpful.
 
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