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This really isn't a problem for me, and I don't see why it would bother so much of OCN. With 8 gigs of RAM and a 2500k one extra program doesn't really matter to me, to me.

Mama...
I don't think the issue with most people is about loosing resources. Rather, it is about having your games split up between different clients. One reason why Steam is so well-loved is because with one client, you have access to multiple games.

The reason we have a "Programs" or "Application" directory on our computers is to that it serves as the default installation directory. So if you want your programs, you go to one place and find them all there. Steam has began to take this place and as to be expected, people will be resistant to change from such a "standard" (it is not an actual standard, however, for heavy steam users, it is a very big deal).

This is precisely why Origin is rumored to have plans to support other games, etc, besides EA titles later as well.

Origin, just like Steam will face opposition in the beginning. It is just a matter of time and maturity for Origin. In the future (assuming Origin survives), it might very well become a battle between Steam and Origin in terms of sales, support, etc.

I'll just stick with my Origin pre-order. I personally am not worried about running just one game off Origin.
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I don't think the issue with most people is about loosing resources. Rather, it is about having your games split up between different clients. One reason why Steam is so well-loved is because with one client, you have access to multiple games.

The reason we have a "Programs" or "Application" directory on our computers is to that it serves as the default installation directory. So if you want your programs, you go to one place and find them all there. Steam has began to take this place and as to be expected, people will be resistant to change from such a "standard" (it is not an actual standard, however, for heavy steam users, it is a very big deal).

This is precisely why Origin is rumored to have plans to support other games, etc, besides EA titles later as well.

Origin, just like Steam will face opposition in the beginning. It is just a matter of time and maturity for Origin. In the future (assuming Origin survives), it might very well become a battle between Steam and Origin in terms of sales, support, etc.

I'll just stick with my Origin pre-order. I personally am not worried about running just one game off Origin.
It is not just the fragmentation of your library (though that has a great deal to do about this), but also the fact that it is EA pushing Origin. EA is still very much despised as a publisher and most gamers simply do not trust EA as much as they trust Valve.
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are you freaking kidding me, so can i transfer my stupid ORIGIN account to STEAM, i really dont like ORIGIN, almost all my games are trhough steam and i dont want to have two differnt software to access my games
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It is not just the fragmentation of your library (though that has a great deal to do about this), but also the fact that it is EA pushing Origin. EA is still very much despised as a publisher and most gamers simply do not trust EA as much as they trust Valve.
There was the time when I knew that every EA game was worth it, that doesnt happen anymore.
And by making people being forced to use a program just because they want us too wont make it easier for them.

Im not getting BF3 unless its on Steam. The game stores in my area only sell console games and Origin does not acept PaySafe Cards.
Even if one of them was possible I will not install another game management program. Steam is a beauty cause if im gaming it wont update other games.
If im using 2 programs like Origin and Steam this will happen:
Playing BF3 and Steam decides to update all my Source engine based games.
1k ping on BF3.
Playing TF2 and Origin decides to update BF3.
1k ping on TF2.
And I use Steam as an IM so I wont simply close it.
Edited by Tokkan - 10/6/11 at 10:45am
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Hrmmm, I wonder if the physical copy keys will activate on steam
That'd be awesome but I feel that games would just be stolen from stores more then.
    
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That'd be awesome but I feel that games would just be stolen from stores more then.
That doesn't even make sense. They can be stolen now and activated on Origin.
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Origin is not the problem

BATTLELOG IS

using a web browser to playa game is the most retarded idea in gaming since gameboy micro
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Already cancelled my pre-order hoping it comes to Steam.

Come October 24th, I might preorder again, but I want nothing to do with Origin.
 
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Am I the only 1 that feels like this entire Origin/Steam debacle is being way overblown by gamers? I like Steam as much as the next PC gamer but I just can't wrap my head around the line of thinking of " if I gotta go through Origin I'm not getting BF3" or "If I can't get it on Steam I'm skipping BF3".
Hypothetical scenario A (worst case):
Bf3 is on Steam, launch BF3, launch Origin, end up @ battlelog
Hypothetical scenario B ( best case):
BF3 is on Steam, launch BF3, end up @ battlelog
I can understand not wanting to have to run another program just to play BF3 but the way things are going every major publisher is going to end up doing something like this. I'm not saying " go buy BF3 use Origin it rocks" I just don't understand why this is such a big dealbreaker for people.
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