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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post

EA? Bad? Haven't you used Origin? Completely bug and hassle free. The chat always works properly. And the best thing is that the in game overlay has a clock.

HAHA +1 rep, I applaud you good Sir, you have made my day lachen.gif
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post #12 of 55
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Strange. Usually EA doesn't disappoint customers.

ha. you make me laugh.
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Indeed, this news surprised me too. EA have never let anyone down.

no. just no.
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EA? Bad? Haven't you used Origin? Completely bug and hassle free. The chat always works properly. And the best thing is that the in game overlay has a clock.

I haven't been able to play bf3 since launch and no one can fix my issue.
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Kinda seems like the whole free copy of 1943 with bf3 thing.

yeap still haven't got mine on ps3.
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I love how most of the hate directed at Origin was also directed at Steam when it first arrived in 2003-2004.

http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/showthread.php?93895-The-Official-quot-Steam-sucks-quot-thread

There are some gems in that thread. From 2005:
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Steam annoys me, and countless others because it FORCES us to use it, i mean if there was a Emporio style legitimate CounterStrike Source and Halflife two that one could use as a alternate to the Steam version, i'm sure we all would use it... so why not let us install the freeking game, and request a steamID and password every time we try to connect to an online game...

Why cant steam just get there act together, its a pitty that the concept of Steam is great with all the automatic updates and friends network, but they still cant maintain it... nobody is telling me it would be too hard to write a program in a decent programming language that connects to the internet and is 99.9% error free

Steam really needs a good kick up the ass, i mean if it wasnt for the popular games vaulve release on the steam network, nobody would use steam alltogether

Yeah, it sucks that EA cancelled the promotion, and Origin might not be the greatest thing in the world, but as of yet I haven't had any issues with it or BF3. All of the bandwagon EA hate makes me giggle.
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ha. you make me laugh.
no. just no.
I haven't been able to play bf3 since launch and no one can fix my issue.
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Originally Posted by Chrono Detector View Post

Happens all the time, it was a limited time promotion, and once its up the company withdraws it. No surprise here.

Some people don't understand that. Promotions can be cancelled at anytime.

Entitlement is still rampant in the video game community.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 2/20/12 at 3:55am
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My guess is they realized that ME3 was just as bad as BF3 and there is no way they will give 2x the awfulness away for that price!

They nailed it....
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ha. you make me laugh.
no. just no.
I haven't been able to play bf3 since launch and no one can fix my issue.
yeap still haven't got mine on ps3.

They were being sarcastic, for your information.
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Some people don't understand that. Promotions can be cancelled at anytime.
Entitlement is still rampant in the video game community.

Sure, but they put a time frame forward on when they were going to end it. Why would they end it early if they even decided to offer it in the first place?
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EA? Bad? Haven't you used Origin? Completely bug and hassle free. The chat always works properly. And the best thing is that the in game overlay has a clock.

I've had as many problems with Origin as i've had with Steam - ZERO (0).

For anyone having issues with either - must be rough. rolleyes.gif
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Sure, but they put a time frame forward on when they were going to end it. Why would they end it early if they even decided to offer it in the first place?

That's the whole point of a cancellation - it means you stop a promotion before the offer's time period is supposed to be up, for whatever reason - maybe they gave out as many keys in the 4 days the offer was valid as they had originally allotted for the entire length of the promotion - who knows. It's normal in any industry. Again, it's only a big deal because it's EA.
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EA? Bad? Haven't you used Origin? Completely bug and hassle free. The chat always works properly. And the best thing is that the in game overlay has a clock.

In all of the time I've used Origin, I honestly haven't had a problem with it. It's less intrusive than Steam, which is terrible to begin with. The chat works fine and yes, the clock is off by an hour for me. Do I really care? No. I don't know what world you live in where a program doesn't have a bug every now and then.
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