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Simply renaming the vehicle would most likely just lead to a lawsuit over EA still using it's design as when the game first launched it was supposed to really be it. If I make a product replicated to be a iPhone in a game and Apple doesn't like it and want me to remove it, Removing it isn't changing the name as it was modeled after it, changing a small thing is still not cutting it because it's still replicated after an iphone in order to be safe they'd need to remove the entire vehicle and start fresh

you dont have to jsut rename it. You can reskin it. No reason to change the mechanics of it or take it out. Simply reskin and rename. COD has been doing it for years, can be that hard for BF3 to reskin a helicopter....lol
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Shut up please, DICE WANTED to come to Valve but Valve is too greedy to let EA have it's own updates.

Rude? You do updates through Steam like every other game. Just that EA thinks it doesn't apply to them.

Steam/Valve is all for DICE, except EA is just a prick little kid and wants it all their way without an objection.

Besides, I update through Gamearena as its unmetered. Then launch the patch and manually do it.
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Rude? You do updates through Steam like every other game. Just that EA thinks it doesn't apply to them.
Steam/Valve is all for DICE, except EA is just a prick little kid and wants it all their way without an objection.
Besides, I update through Gamearena as its unmetered. Then launch the patch and manually do it.

Really? You don't see any business motives from both sides? You really think it's because they are "little prick kids".

Mate, go learn about business, shareholders and profitability. It's not about patches, it's about selling content and Valve wanted a chunk of that revenue.
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Really? You don't see any business motives from both sides? You really think it's because they are "little prick kids".
Mate, go learn about business, shareholders and profitability. It's not about patches, it's about selling content and Valve wanted a chunk of that revenue.

Not your mate..

There is distinct motives. If they won't abide by like everyone else, and not profitable to Valve, then ofcourse they won't be taken seriously.

They should be entitled to that Revenue. Do you expect nothing for free too?
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Not your mate..
There is distinct motives. If they won't abide by like everyone else, and not profitable to Valve, then ofcourse they won't be taken seriously.
They should be entitled to that Revenue. Do you expect nothing for free too?

No, you shouldn't expect it for free... and that's why they aren't on Steam. It's really that simple, it's not because anyone's being immature or a "prick kid"... it's just that Valve want to charge EA a percentage of revenue on DLC sales and essentially add another layer of complexity to operations. Unsurprisingly, EA isn't interested in that for one of their flagship profit makers.

The simple matter is that both sides have goals that do not match. Thus, it was never going to work.
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No, you shouldn't expect it for free... and that's why they aren't on Steam. It's really that simple, it's not because anyone's being immature or a "prick kid"... it's just that Valve want to charge EA a percentage of revenue on DLC sales and essentially add another layer of complexity to operations. Unsurprisingly, EA isn't interested in that for one of their flagship profit makers.
The simple matter is that both sides have goals that do not match. Thus, it was never going to work.

Exactly that.

Now we got Origin rolleyes.gif its not bad, but its just another 3rd party thing I gotta put up with -_-
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Yeah, so this statement "Steam/Valve is all for DICE, except EA is just a prick little kid and wants it all their way without an objection." is rather silly. In fact, they are doing really what is common sense and trying to increase profitability.

I personally don't mind Origin. To be fair, it's a whole lot more stable than Steam... (for me at least).
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Yeah, so this statement "Steam/Valve is all for DICE, except EA is just a prick little kid and wants it all their way without an objection." is rather silly. In fact, they are doing really what is common sense and trying to increase profitability.
I personally don't mind Origin. To be fair, it's a whole lot more stable than Steam... (for me at least).

It's not too bad, I was surprised how quick I got BF3 patches, almost 860k's which is very good for my area!
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Yeah, so this statement "Steam/Valve is all for DICE, except EA is just a prick little kid and wants it all their way without an objection." is rather silly. In fact, they are doing really what is common sense and trying to increase profitability.
I personally don't mind Origin. To be fair, it's a whole lot more stable than Steam... (for me at least).

I don't even notice it anymore... And my BF 2143 game icon will look so lovely right next to my BF3 game icon.
 
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Some of the responses in this thread are mind bottling.

EA is using the name, image and likeness of a product in their game that they did not develop or even purchase a license for them to use, and making money off of it. EA is arrogant and will ultimately lose in this situation. Bell is a US government backed defense contractor who's largest client is the United States Marine Corps.
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