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It'd be practically stupid for Steam to sell BF3 and require their users to open up Origin as well. Might as well just get Origin itself. I think the way BF3 will be handled when it comes out on Steam is that Steam will somehow integrate Battelog onto their service (though still two different apps) and not have to require users to acquire Origin. That's my theory, as hopeful as it sounds.
Yes, they can very easily make Steam work without Origin if EA will allow it. All it is doing is opening your default browser and loading a webpage that requires a special plugin. They would probably only have to modify the BF3.exe so that it is no longer hooked to origin and probably have a different browser plugin that is Steam compatible. The biggest hurdle is getting EA to allow them to drop Origin, not so much making the changes that will make it work.
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This might be to fix issues with with STEAM overlay when BF3 is running. I'll wait and see before I start jumping up and down.
    
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Steam sucks just as bad as Origin does. How about letting me play the game I paid for without ANY stupid game client running???
We get it, you don't like DRM.

I'd rather "deal" with Steam compared to the alternatives. TBH the company i'd really want to compete aggressively with Steam is GOG
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post #174 of 186
Nah Steam will never fall to Origin...or any other client.. we got Dota 2 and CS:GO (and Skyrim)

and plus they can always win back their customers by graduating from elementary school and learn how to count to 3
Edited by dkL33t - 11/2/11 at 9:34pm
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Everyone only likes Steam because it is established at the moment. Also, if you wanna rebuttal and say it has good deals, it can offer cheaper prices because of its establishment as the most popular pc game client with a huge population, so companies have no problem lowering prices knowing they will get sales.

Imagine if All EA games were exclusively on Origin, like how valve games are.
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Everyone only likes Steam because it is established at the moment. Also, if you wanna rebuttal and say it has good deals, it can offer cheaper prices because of its establishment as the most popular pc game client with a huge population, so companies have no problem lowering prices knowing they will get sales.

Imagine if All EA games were exclusively on Origin, like how valve games are.
When Steam falls, I won't fall with it then
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post #177 of 186
These threads are becoming tiresome to read :/

The lines have been drawn:

- The one side doesn't care, and just want to play BF3.
- The other side don't trust EA / don't want to deal with multiple platforms / etc etc, and are waiting for BF3 to come to Steam and do away with Origin.

/thread

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Everyone only likes Steam because it is established at the moment. Also, if you wanna rebuttal and say it has good deals, it can offer cheaper prices because of its establishment as the most popular pc game client with a huge population, so companies have no problem lowering prices knowing they will get sales.

Imagine if All EA games were exclusively on Origin, like how valve games are.
Then i'd have even more motivation not to buy their games. Me personally, I haven't REALLY enjoyed a single game from the EA camp in years, save for Mirror's Edge :/

And no their's nothing wrong with them moving their own games on to their own platform, but it does come with certain consequences (Like with what just happened here).
Edited by Psyren - 11/2/11 at 9:50pm
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These threads are becoming tiresome to read :/

The lines have been drawn:

- The one side doesn't care, and just want to play BF3.
- The other side don't trust EA / don't want to deal with multiple platforms / etc etc, and are waiting for BF3 to come to Steam and do away with Origin.

/thread



Then i'd have even more motivation not to buy their games. Me personally, I haven't REALLY enjoyed a single game from the EA camp in years, save for Mirror's Edge :/

And no their's nothing wrong with them moving their own games on to their own platform, but it does come with certain consequences (Like with what just happened here).
Hypocrite...
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Hypocrite...
Wut? :/
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Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
These threads are becoming tiresome to read :/

The lines have been drawn:

- The one side doesn't care, and just want to play BF3.
- The other side don't trust EA / don't want to deal with multiple platforms / etc etc, and are waiting for BF3 to come to Steam and do away with Origin.

/thread



Then i'd have even more motivation not to buy their games. Me personally, I haven't REALLY enjoyed a single game from the EA camp in years, save for Mirror's Edge :/

And no their's nothing wrong with them moving their own games on to their own platform, but it does come with certain consequences (Like with what just happened here).
I fall in your first group, let me at bf3. These days due to other circumstances I don't bother running steam anymore, anyway I'll be happy when battle log is integrated with the origin overlay.
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