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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by InsaneMatt View Post

I meant that by listing all licenses tied to your uPlay account (as Origin and Steam does), they'd be many users using their [Ubisoft] bandwidth to re-download the game instead of the digital distributor's.
Doesn't happen for games I own. I can re-download several games purchased from other e-tailers. So unless it's something specific to ones purchased from Steam (or specific to Far Cry 3) that doesn't appear to by why it would happen.
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I have something like £500 invested in steam games, I'm not going to use any other digital distributer.
Sure at times steam may be more expensive but I want to keep it all in one place.
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Free game, you say?!

EDIT:

Damn, they're all a bit crap or I ahve them!

Anyone reading: World in Conflict is a great game!
Edited by Rubers - 2/20/13 at 12:53pm
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post #14 of 21
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I have something like £500 invested in steam games, I'm not going to use any other digital distributer.
Sure at times steam may be more expensive but I want to keep it all in one place.

You know it really isn't that bad using multiple services. In fact, I even have four different Origin accounts. EA used to be happy with their ban hammer for little reason so I was nervous about having more than one game on once account. It really ins't that hard to manage. Maybe if you were constantly installing and un-installing games, but most of the games I will never install again anyway...maybe in a few years or something.
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Not surprised in the least, If Uplay only had games from Ubisoft it would have such a small userbase, same for Origin. EA's Origin is the only real competitor and their advantage over steam (The only one) is their exclusives e.g. Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 etc. They made the first move by not allowing their new games to be on steam. Its similar to the consoles with their exclusives.
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post #16 of 21
Its funny how the writer forgot the part how EA games not being on Steam is Steam's fault and not EA's.

Either way, It's all good though, I guess I'm one of the few with enough drive space to have both Steam and Origin installed /winsthread.
post #17 of 21
I got more games on Origin than I do on Steam, plus remember when that glitch happened in 2012 where everyone got free games on Origin? Well, I got about 50 games for free then and EA let us keep it so I'm an Origin fan now. biggrin.gif
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steam or nothing I only use uplay cause of ac3 that is it!
 
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No paysafecard support is a big downer for me. I will be sticking to steam then.
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Its funny how the writer forgot the part how EA games not being on Steam is Steam's fault and not EA's.

Either way, It's all good though, I guess I'm one of the few with enough drive space to have both Steam and Origin installed /winsthread.

EA still has old titles on steam Dead Space 1, 2 etc. EA wanted to have it's own way with regards to payed content and patches directly in the game unfortunately Valve was not budging on their T&C's (which other publishers have no issue with). EA expected to be treated differently to other publishers. This is the reason that EA no longer has new games on steam. Simply put It's not Valve it's EA fault they essentially wanted Valve to change their terms of service to suit them.
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