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And so it begins
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I'm not even going to say anything.....
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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post
Yay?

I dont care overall, doesnt effect gameplay so steam fanboys stop crying
Yeah, look at them, filling this thread with hate.

Come on man, no one said it was an issue, and no one except you even compared it to steam. Hell, 'steam fanboys' would surely have no problem with origin doing the same thing steam does?

Sure, I'd much rather all companies gave me the choice, but they don't. It's hardly the biggest issue.

Yes, given the choice I'd buy my games on Steam over Origin, why? Because Valve have done more good things for me than EA in the past, it has a wider range of games, better sales, etc... But I've got BF3 and ME3 preordered on Origin because that's the way it's going to be. Again, choice would be best, but I want those games more than I care about that. If I didn't, I would skip them.
Edited by lattyware - 8/11/11 at 1:17pm
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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.
sigh.
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I just link the shortcut to Steam, that way I can use the overlay, surf the web and talk to my Steam friends at the same time. Not a big deal. In fact, I usually have Steam and Origin running side by side without a care in the world.
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sigh.
Why sigh? If he doesn't want those apps on his system, why is that unreasonable? Did he call the games terrible? Did he call anyone using them stupid? All he said was that he felt that the games were not worth it to him, that's pretty fair.

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I just link the shortcut to Steam, that way I can use the overlay, surf the web and talk to my Steam friends at the same time. Not a big deal. In fact, I usually have Steam and Origin running side by side without a care in the world.
I run Steam, Origin and Desura, and I'll use whatever is best for me at the time. As you say, it's hardly the end of the world. Sure, it's not ideal, but so it goes. That said, my gaming PC is only used for gaming, I run Linux on my main PC, so I guess they could be annoying if you were doing other stuff, I wouldn't know.
Edited by lattyware - 8/11/11 at 3:32pm
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Annoying.
 
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Great.

I specifically asked if Origin was needed to run BF3.

The answer I got was no.

Now I have to install and keep another useless program running in the background, which is what I don't want.
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Then you have to log in to battlelog through your browsers to access the servers... while logged in origin. I really hope ea gets their crap together and integrate the two services.
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I knew this would happen, i just hope they fix the cpu load issue when in a game using origins. Im not mad, im not happy, im just ok, sure.
What CPU load issue?

I never had any trouble during the alpha.

Also, I can play an Origin downloaded version of Battlefield 2142 easily on an AMD (fusion) ZACATE build......
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/11/11 at 1:29pm
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