Originally Posted by Blameless
I frequently put my memory to use, yes.
One of the reasons I can even run what I run with only 24GiB of memory is because I'm ruthless when it comes to tracking down and disabling, removing, or finding alternatives to all these little memory wasting programs and services. It all adds up.
Same reason I make my own coffee instead of going to Starbucks every morning. Yeah, I have five figures in my checking account...because I don't blow 10 dollars on every damn cup of coffee I drink, movie I watch, or whatever.
I stopped playing Valve games, except the rare occasion when I've tried them on a buddy's computer, when Steam was implemented. No regrets.
Eh, I would not at all compare buying a cup of Starbucks every day as opposed to making your own cup of coffee + saving money to be anywhere close to running one extra program on your computer that consumes 1% or less of your total system memory. But I digress.
Well the times, they are a changin'. You're absolutely in the minority now - digital distribution is pretty much the norm for the PC gaming industry and Steam's been leading that push for years now. Hate to say it, but unfortunately, as hardware progresses and digital distribution continues to evolve, your view on using services like Steam or Origin are either going to have to change, or you'll just force yourself from enjoying some amazing gaming experiences that are going to be exclusive to these download services - starting with Battlefield 3. And if you hold true to your non-conformist stance, kudos to you, but Steam or Origin is not enough of a reason for me to shy away from a game I want to play - after all, it's the game I care about, not the launcher.
Originally Posted by Kvjavs
95% of people who say they won't buy BF3 because of Origin will end up buying BF3 anyway.
If it's an absolute hit (unless DICE completely misses the mark here), it probably goes up from 95% to 99.8%.Edited by jcde7ago - 8/11/11 at 3:39pm