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Damn 13.5GB that's big owell at least it downloading at 4.8MB.
 
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getting 4.8mb a sec. Don't think I've ever seen Steam DL that fast for anything....
Wait, so Steam is going to carry it? Well, thankfully I won't need to get origin. I have been trying to ignore BF3 news.. was getting a little burned out and hadn't even played the game yet.

Curious.. did Steam run any sales? Got my d/l copy at amazon for 44 bucks, and my hard copy at same for 49.
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Interesting that even though I have downloaded and installed, it still has a greyed out "preparing" bar in Origin, and when I try to close Origin it says BF3 is still installing......
Should be interesting when I shut down tonight.
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Wait, so Steam is going to carry it? Well, thankfully I won't need to get origin. I have been trying to ignore BF3 news.. was getting a little burned out and hadn't even played the game yet.

Curious.. did Steam run any sales? Got my d/l copy at amazon for 44 bucks, and my hard copy at same for 49.
No there is no word on steam getting it yet, he was just referencing his DL speeds, and Origin is REQUIRED to run the game, whether its a digital copy or a hard copy.


And if you haven't pre-ordered yet, I did through Amazon, got the limited edition for 54.00 after taxes and its already downloaded and installed, definitely the best deal on the web.
Edited by nyrmitz - 10/21/11 at 9:09am
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Just finished my Preload
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Damn 13.5GB that's big owell at least it downloading at 4.8MB.
13.5? Amazon is saying 10.2gb. Hm.

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No there is no word on steam getting it yet, he was just referencing his DL speeds, and Origin is REQUIRED to run the game, whether its a digital copy or a hard copy.
Not saying you're wrong, but from his post, sounds like he's d/ling it from Steam?

Like I said I don't really know - that's why I was curious.
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11.4gb for me
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I have found 0 mention anywhere confirming Steam selling BF3, except for that post a while back about late 'negotiations' to get it on steam, and cannot find it in the steam store as of right now. As much as people have complained about it not being available for Steam, you would/will most likely see a news thread about it.
To recap:

Origin required no matter how you purchase it.

Not available on steam....
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The discrepancy is download sizes could be that Origin is bundling the "day 1" patch with the game download while others will have to update to the patch once they get it activate on Origin methinks?
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No origin preload for me yet
Me either.
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