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EA and DICE are standing firm on their decision to keep Battlefield patches within the Origin platform
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Here's a bit of bad news for PC gamers who purchased Battlefield 3 outside EA's Origin digital platform: you won't (officially) get patches anywhere else, nor will there be standalone versions. Ever. Both EA and DICE confirmed this fact on Friday in an email exchange with Ausgamers. As the site points out, the most recent patch weighs a hefty 3.6 GB. Because of this, Australian players on limited download plans have requested that EA release standalone files that can be downloaded from local ISPs instead of abroad.

Source: Toms Hardware
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Battlefield-3-Australia-Origin-DICE-EA,news-37272.html


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Yikes. I guess that's one way to "promote" your digital game distribution service, force it down our throats.
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Yikes. I guess that's one way to "promote" your digital game distribution service, force it down our throats.

Indeed. redface.gif
 
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I'm confused, you have to have Origin/BattleLog in order to play Battlefield 3 anyway right?

If not, what other mediums are available?
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So my hardcase purchase of BF3 that I had to install Origin for will no longer get updates because i didn't purchase through origin?
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I'm confused, you have to have Origin/BattleLog in order to play Battlefield 3 anyway right?
If not, what other mediums are available?

Apparently if you didn't buy from EA directly, you can go to hell for all they care.

I smell lawsuit.
    
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So my hardcase purchase of BF3 that I had to install Origin for will no longer get updates because i didn't purchase through origin?

No, you misread it. The only way to get the patch is via origin, so as long as the game is activated in origin- regardless of purchase source- you'll get your update. What the Aussies wanted was the ability to host the file locally since their ISPs are really, really touchy about international downloads.
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I'm confused, you have to have Origin/BattleLog in order to play Battlefield 3 anyway right?
If not, what other mediums are available?

This^^^ You cant use a hard copy of BF3 without installing Origin... It installs itself during setup...

I see no issues here?
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

This^^^ You cant use a hard copy of BF3 without installing Origin... It installs itself during setup...

Which means you'll get the patch anyway.

This is no different than Steam updates for Valve games.....they can only be done via Steam.
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I think the first problem is ISP gouge on customers by limiting bandwidth with the same situation here in Canada that we have been fighting for a decade. Bandwidth is not gas it does not consume. Each key you type create a byte that will cost you money over the Internet is dumb enough.


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