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Oh yeah piracy is killing gaming? riiight. I love valve.
    
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Steam or no BF3 DRM for me! I wish the client were a bit better, but I've been problem free for a *knocks on wood* long time.
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I now understand why they are so popular. Tried it for the first time this holiday and loved it.
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You can't borrow a Steam game from a friend, so what's your point? The only reason the online pass was implemented was because the publishers make no money from second-hand sales. They're losing out on money because someone is saving a little bit of money buying used instead, so they're recuperating their losses. Do I support the online pass? No, but I can understand where they're coming from.
EA is just a publisher. They don't directly control the graphics of games; the actual developers do.
EA games, despite the fact that they are just the publisher, actually DO have better graphics and they continue to improve. As countless people will tell you, Battlefield 3 looks amazing. Need for Speed: The Run, which is on the same Frostbite 2 engine, also looks superb.
I can max out L4D2 and many Source games with a Radeon HD 5550. That's pitiful. Don't even attempt to say that CS:S looks great because, quite frankly, it's outdated crap in the graphics department. Its graphics are playable, not good.

Please look again what i wrote, i said CONSOLES not pc, Graphics doesen't make the game ? infact CSS is the game that requires more skills than any EA game.

Do people play WoW because it has the best graphics ? no.
Please dont talk about that NFS run crap that is capped at 30fps.
I am pretty sure 50% or even more world's home pcs cant max out valve games. Not to mention BF3.
Edited by Faint1001 - 1/6/12 at 2:35pm
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I have no problems with Steam but the games I like are by DICE. SO I have no problems with EA.

What I like about EA/Valve(and sometimes Ubisoft) is that they price their PC games cheaply in our country. That is the reason why I buy Original copies. If every PC game was a Avtiv/Blizz Monopoly then I may not even buy PC games at all.

SO I personally dont want EA to go under. I just hope for more competition and not the "Hope EA bankrupts or Steam WIns" all the time.
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origin is still fairly new. so theres bound to be issues and i can see it taking off at some point or another. also, iirc steam was a hot mess when valve first released it. and it took them a good while before it finally became manageable.

Origin isn't fairly new at all. It's a reskinned version of EA Download Manager. I don't understand why this argument keeps being brought up as to why the client is poor.

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1800 games now on Steam. Wonder how many of those I’ve played? At a total blind guess, around 400.

That part of the data is completely false. No idea about the rest, but I know for sure this one is false as there are currently over 2,495 games on Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/YamaOG3 That user has that many games.
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ITT: A bunch of Steam fanboys that think Steam is their best friend and not just another company out to make a buck. Oh you silly fanboys.
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Origin isn't fairly new at all. It's a reskinned version of EA Download Manager. I don't understand why this argument keeps being brought up as to why the client is poor.
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1800 games now on Steam. Wonder how many of those I’ve played? At a total blind guess, around 400.
That part of the data is completely false. No idea about the rest, but I know for sure this one is false as there are currently over 2,495 games on Steam.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/YamaOG3 That user has that many games.


So, the obviously fake item on that list wasn't the only one (if you actually count the number of games under € 5 and under € 10 - 609 and 1379 respectively, you will end up with 1988 games alone for those two price categories), which brings me to my original question - does anybody know the original source of information upon which the writer of the article in the OP based his article ? I'm starting to think it is really all made up.

By the way, is that the guy who won all the games in the Holiday Sale ? Or did he just buy them all over the years - he has been a member since December 2004, so it's quite possible he started early with what many of us do nowadays - buy lots of games at great prices biggrin.gif.
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EA is just a publisher. They don't directly control the graphics of games; the actual developers do.

I do not necessarily agree with that statement. When EA is the biggest investor in the development of games from Bioware and DICE, and when they close down game devs like with Pandemic Games, Westwood Studios, and Maxis, they are not "just a publisher."

They have a lot of influence over their games. EA has purchased and assigned these games studios on what games to make.
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

So, the obviously fake item on that list wasn't the only one, which brings me to my original question - does anybody know the original source of information upon which the writer of the article in the OP based his article ? I'm starting to think it is really all made up.
By the way, is that the guy who won all the games in the Holiday Sale ? Or did he just buy them all over the years - he has been a member since December 2004, so it's quite possible he started early with what many of us do nowadays - buy lots of games at great prices biggrin.gif

He's a game collector, the Winner has not been announced/decided yet.
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