Originally Posted by IEATFISH
But you are 'voting' on their decisions. When you pay them for a game, you just voted for that game and any other change or test they had with it. In this case, when you buy BF3 you are supporting DICE, EA, Origin, and any other changes they've added in the game. Obviously not every change is worth not buying the game but for the ones that are, people should vote with their money. And to criticize other people for their choices of what is important or not the them is just silly.
No. When I buy Battlefield 3, I'm not voting for EA. I'm voting for Dice, one of the few PC-oriented major developers left in the FPS genre. I couldn't care less if EA wants me to download some ridiculously unobtrusive manager. And again, if you really think .000001% of potential customers not buying the game will make a difference in EA's practices, you're kidding yourself. Are they exploiting a great game to push software on people? Yes. Is this good? Of course not. But this is capitalism. If I need to deal with a minor inconvenience because EA wants to make an extra buck, I really don't care, it's completely in their right. BF3 will be a sell-out hit, and Origin will be initially successful because of it. It seems people who are threatening to not buy the game are doing so to "make a point" rather than actually improve anything, and to me that's just silly. We don't need EA or Dice to view the PC crowd as whiners as so many other developers do. Take what you can get.