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EA only sells EA games on origin how is that competition? I don't mind origin but it's inferior in every single way aside from offering all EA games.
This and how can people say that Origin is supporting competition when you can't buy the game on Steam? That's not how competition works.

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wow, steam could have a pretty powerful army with all the fanboys it has.

what is wrong with you people? Competition is GREAT. its why steam is such an awesome service and why it could become an even better one. Wishing Origin's failure is not very productive.

besides if you lived in an area that had an awesome fruit store and a new one opened up and offered great deals, wouldn't you buy from it and support them?
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I think at this point after pushing origin and battlelog so hard, that they aren't going to change the way the game works just to get it on STEAM.
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I'm kind of torn on the whole issue, much like I am over EA in general. I don't like their business practices (day one DLC, DLC in general, rushing game deadlines, buying out established studios and changing everything that made me like them, etc.), but since they've managed to buy out some of my favorite developers over the years, I have no choice but to either buy their products or give up on a large section of the market completely.

Regarding Steam vs Origin...I don't have a problem with Steam. I do have a problem with developers tacking on extra BS like EA did with DA:O (EA DLC service), or 2K did with Bioshock 2 (GFWL). I just don't see the point in having to log in to multiple services to play 1 game. If EA has to choose between tacking on extra login screens or simply providing their own service, I'd rather they just stick with Origin. With that said, due to my previously mentioned dislike of EA in general, this is just one more point against them when I am in the market for a new game. There are only a couple of developers left who appreciate customers enough to entice me into paying full price for a game. Valve is one of them, but EA isn't. The main reason I have so many EA games on my Steam account is because Steam has frequent sales. If EA keeps the price the same on Origin 6 months after launch, I will give up on ever buying the game.
 
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besides if you lived in an area that had an awesome fruit store and a new one opened up and offered great deals, wouldn't you buy from it and support them?
But the second fruit store took the fruits from first store, so you have to buy the fruits from the second store if you want to have fruit at all.
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Then just add your origin games as a non-steam game; unlike steam they don't require origin to be running in the background...

Because of that, I personally like origin better. I just hate how steam has you locked in and forces you to sign in even if you want to play offline. Kinda ridiculous.
Not always true, I was able to play CoH & Arma II without Steam running by going directly into my game directory. I assume any game without their own type of DRM needs you to run Steam at least in offline mode.
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I personally don't think Origin is a bad client. Actually, I kind of like it. I don't, however, like my games scattered across multiple clients. I like all my games in one place, and that's why I love steam.
Exactly, end of thread.
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I really hope my origin key works on steam. Would be disappointed if I preordered through origin with the false pretense that it wouldnt come to steam at launch!
    
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I've never used Origin. I didn't realize that computer systems would spontaneously explode if both Origin and Steam were running simultaneously.
    
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I doubt they're going to change their mind. I've seen a few more non-EA titles disappearing as well.
Out of curiosity, what other games have been disappearing from Steam? What happens to the people who already own the game? Can they still download?
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Then just add your origin games as a non-steam game; unlike steam they don't require origin to be running in the background...

Because of that, I personally like origin better. I just hate how steam has you locked in and forces you to sign in even if you want to play offline. Kinda ridiculous.

Edit: lol @ the comments on the article, especially the first one. Kid obviously knows nothing about how big BF3 should be.
Origin was required for the BF3 alpha, to be running in the background being useless, and it will be required to run for retail.
    
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