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Originally Posted by Izvire;14549783 
Dude. Do you like work for EA or something? On a personal vendetta against Steam? This thread is not about which one is superior, Origin vs. Steam.

Some of us don't like Origin.
Some of us don't like Steam.

Deal with it.

I have a steam account with:

Civilization V
Team Fortress 2
Many Total War series games
A bunch of other crap.

I have an Origin account with:
Basically every Battlefield game from BF2 to BF3 pre-order.


I am actually capable of being impartial in all this.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/11/11 at 4:20pm
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post #92 of 349
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Nowhere did I see from DICE where it says that you need it to run in the background. I only seen where it says you need to have it for activation. I got BC2 from Origin and I haven't had to run it in the 1 1/2 years since I have been playing.

In that respect Origin still beats Steam. I don't want any bloatware from a company that had nothing to do with the development of the game being forced to run on my machine while I am gaming.
To be fair, you didn't need Origin for retail BC2 or Steam BC2. You WILL need Origin for BF3 retail. So even if you didn't have to do X with BC2, you can't compare them. EA is obviously building Origin into BF3 much more than any previous game.
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post #93 of 349
I remember this one episode of NCIS where spies were hiding military secrets in porn. What this has to do with this thread? Absolutely nothing!
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post #94 of 349
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To be fair, you didn't need Origin for retail BC2 or Steam BC2. You WILL need Origin for BF3 retail. So even if you didn't have to do X with BC2, you can't compare them. EA is obviously building Origin into BF3 much more than any previous game.
To be fair, you didn't need Windows XP or higher to run DOOM until Steam came along.
 
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post #95 of 349
I wont miss battlefield all that much since I preordered Rage and Skyrim in its place.
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post #96 of 349
I would prefer not to have to run some client program for any game but it certainly won't stop me from getting BF3. Besides, I already have Origin....
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Oh well.

Origin isn't an intrusive platform. It's not better or worse than Steam, which I don't appreciate either, but it's definitely not bad. The only thing I may not like is the server browser.

Overall, if this is stopping you from buying the game, then congratulations. Stand by your word and don't buy the game. The sad part is, 99% of you are going to buy this game anyways, despite what you say here. You're the people that absolutely disgust me.
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post #98 of 349
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Oh well.

Origin isn't an intrusive platform. It's not better or worse than Steam, which I don't appreciate either, but it's definitely not bad. The only thing I may not like is the server browser.

Overall, if this is stopping you from buying the game, then congratulations. Stand by your word and don't buy the game. The sad part is, 99% of you are going to buy this game anyways, despite what you say here. You're the people that absolutely disgust me.
Amen!

Well said. It's sad that Origin will keep people from truly enjoying what's to be one of the greatest PC games ever made (bold statement, I know). But what's even worse are those people that will take that anti-Origin "i'd rather deprive myself" stance, but will end up caving anyways.

All I care about is enjoying the game (not the service, not the launcher) and having fun, which is the sole reason I invested $$$ in my rig in the first place. Where's the fun in knowing that using Origin doesn't really affect your system but you're letting it keep you from enjoying a great game? Do what a lot of us are going to do and keep your loyalty with Steam if that's what it comes down to, and just use Origin strictly for playing BF3, and have it running at no other time besides that - it's not that hard.
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I honestly dont care, But i think this is probably the REAL underlying issue as to why BF3 isnt coming to steam. I think they want to compete directly with steam and this is a great way to boost there service. Those of you who state you will not buy the game if its not on steam are only delaying what you know your going to do...buy the game and play it on origin. Then ask yourself why you waited to buy it
Edited by GMcDougal - 8/11/11 at 4:48pm
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post #100 of 349
Let's get some poll numbers. I made a thread on the PC Games section to really see how many people in this thread are getting BF3 or not.

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/10...u-buy-bf3.html

So far it seems like those that hate Origin that they wont get BF3 are in the very very small minority.
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