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post #31 of 71
I dislike origin because its just another crappy download manager I'm forced to use for 1 game. At least with steam I can have a nice collection of games I pick up for $5-$10.

Eventually we'll bring back the old days of having 30 things running in RAM just to manage our games.

I dislike iTunes for this reason, why do I need Bonjour and Apple mobile device crap running all the time for my iPod classic 80gb I only download podcasts too, its a USB hard disk that windows can mount all by itself.. lol
post #32 of 71
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I am done with Origin AND Steam.
I just figured out (I'm slow ;-) that I cannot login to steam from more than one computer at a time. That is BS. I have 40 or so games and I have two gaming rigs next to each other and I should be able to play games I purchased on each system but I cannot because I can't even log into steam to play them.
Origin sucks and sorry to say it but BF3 sucks too. I played it to level 20 and kept waiting for it to get better but it hasn't and the glitches and bugs are just frustrating to say the least.
The only way steam and origin will change is if WE the gamers refuse to participate.
Think about it.

I agree in part, but I am giving Valve one chance to keep me happy as a gamer. If they pull something funny then I'm just going to play open source stuff and wait ten years for everything else to show up on GOG.
post #33 of 71
I won't buy the game anyway. I had the horrible hard lock issue with BC2. I heard the same thing is happening with BF3. I'll wait till that gets fixed. If it ever does.
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*Sighs* Stupid EA. I would've liked if they did like BC2, that way Bigpond Gamearena could host the files and the however many GB download Dice's patches are would be uncapped. Douche move EA mad.gif.
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post #35 of 71
The issue here is that people who have a limited amount of internet data they can use per month (Yes here in Australia ISPs are greedy) don't have the opportunity to request a stand alone patch to be mirrored through their ISP's servers so they can aquire the content as 'unmetered data'. For example where i am, the copper is stuffed so any type of cable or ADSL broadband is not an option. So i am stuck with 3G broadband and only allowed 12 GB a month, so for big patches like BF3's 3.9GB one i usually would request it to be mirrored through particular servers so it doesn't count towards my monthly usage. Instead i had to waste ~30% of my monthly usage on a patch.
post #36 of 71
Valve started that trend years ago.
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I don't see the difference between this and what is currently happening.

and way to go toms hardware, make aussies sound like they have terrible internet....

not all of us atleast tongue.gif135
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I don't see the difference between this and what is currently happening.
and way to go toms hardware, make aussies sound like they have terrible internet....
not all of us atleast tongue.gif135

a lot of us do have bad internet compared to the rest of the world. Unless they live in an exchange like you thumb.gif
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I don't see the difference between this and what is currently happening.
and way to go toms hardware, make aussies sound like they have terrible internet....
not all of us atleast tongue.gif135

1.67Mb upload speed, haha.
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People don't like origin because they have already been thru all of the bs with steam when it first came out. Being very buggy, unstable, always running in the background, and required in order to run a game. Since then valve has proven itself as a valuable company and admitting to its mistakes and even rewarding gamers when they made mistakes. I don't think people want to go thru that all over again with origin. Once again the DRM only hurts the paying customers why the pirates get to play without origin or battlelog. It is a shame that one can not even play the single player without a internet connection in bf3 but the pirates do not need a connection. #justsayin
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