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EA disabled backing up games on Origin. So everytime you reformat or want to install on multiple conputers, you have to download the game. 20GB is just too much bandwidth, especially for a student house with 2 bf3 players here.

Where as steam, I backup all the games my 3 roomates and I share, BC2, Left4dead2, killing floor, etc. Cutting down bandwidth usage to nothing for these games instead of using all our bandwidth.

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Copy the C:\\Program Files\\Origin Games folder if you want to back them up
    
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About time! I can sort of understand EA but not having BF3 on Steam would hurt it's sales.
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About time! I can sort of understand EA but not having BF3 on Steam would hurt it's sales.
No it wont, if you are going to buy BF3 you'll buy it no matter what glorified DRM is there
    
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That's a Valve decision, not EA's. They pretty much will say to add it as a non steam game.
Valve would rather you spend the money with them in order to permanently add the game to your account.
Actually, it is EA's decision to make Origin keys work on Steam. They just have to provide Valve with the database of active keys. Unreal Tournament 3 was updated to have Steamworks support; it didn't have it at launch. It's all up to the publisher to come to Valve requesting to have their title have Steamworks support. Torchlight is another example of a title that was updated with Steamworks support. It's all on the publisher to request to integrate Steamworks and provide their database of existing keys that have already been sold.
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Some of you make it sound like having BF3 on Steam will magically make it a better game than if it was only on Orgin. It's gonna be the same game no matter what. Battlelog will still be there and you will possibly still need Orgin open. If you still have to have Orgin open, you would be forced to run the 2 clients at the same time by having it on Steam. If you have it on Orgin, then you can have Steam closed and run just the 1 client. Not sure if that will be the case though and it may just go to Battlelog and bypass Orgin. Plus, EA is still going to get their money whether you buy it on Steam, Orgin or wherever.

I can see the point of people wanting all games on one client, but that should not be a reason to not buy a game you were planning on buying just because it isn't on Steam. If you have a PC that can run BF3, then you surley can run Orgin, Steam, a browser, BF3 at the same time. If your PC cannot handle that, then you probably should upgrade because you won't be able to run BF3 either.
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Some of you make it sound like having BF3 on Steam will magically make it a better game than if it was only on Orgin. It's gonna be the same game no matter what. Battlelog will still be there and you will possibly still need Orgin open. If you still have to have Orgin open, you would be forced to run the 2 clients at the same time by having it on Steam. If you have it on Orgin, then you can have Steam closed and run just the 1 client. Not sure if that will be the case though and it may just go to Battlelog and bypass Orgin. Plus, EA is still going to get their money whether you buy it on Steam, Orgin or wherever.
You currently don't have to have Origin open to play the BF3 beta.
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Yes!! i truly like Steam!!
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It does require Origin, even if you buy a retail copy.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/12/ba...rigin-to-play/
I was talking to all the people who think that origin will magically go away if the game is released on steam.
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I hope it is on Steam and able to be launched via steam without having to use Origin at all. If that is the case I'll pre-order. If not, I'll wait to see what happens.
    
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EA disabled backing up games on Origin. So everytime you reformat or want to install on multiple conputers, you have to download the game. 20GB is just too much bandwidth, especially for a student house with 2 bf3 players here.

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No, this is completely untrue. When you download a game from Origin you have the option of keeping the installers / patches; making reinstalls of the game that much easier. No need to redownload the installer.
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