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Is that why you're going to buy BF3?
Why bother explaining.. some people are hopeless ... I don't know how many times people have said that you only need Origin to DOWNLOAD the game.. you don't need to have it up 24/7 like Steam.. so good job everyone whining about Origin.. for no reason whatsoever.
Edited by Lune - 7/12/11 at 8:41am
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Why bother explaining.. some people are hopeless ... I don't know how many times people have said that you only need Origin to DOWNLOAD the game.. you don't need to have it up 24/7 like Steam.. so good job everyone whining about Origin.. for no reason whatsoever.
maybe the issue isn't whether or not origin needs to be running but that if everyone embraces origin that every other pc game publisher is going to want to create their own "steam or origin" and theirs might NOT be like origin where it doesn't have to be open. ever noticed how water doesn't get into something sealed, but as soon as there's a crack you can't stop it from overflowing???
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maybe the issue isn't whether or not origin needs to be running but that if everyone embraces origin that every other pc game publisher is going to want to create their own "steam or origin" and theirs might NOT be like origin where it doesn't have to be open. ever noticed how water doesn't get into something sealed, but as soon as there's a crack you can't stop it from overflowing???
Never thought of that scenario, +1.
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^if so, then steam is the first crack.
also the biggest hole, since water pressure is greatest from the first leak, making the crack biggest.
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^if so, then steam is the first crack.
also the biggest hole, since water pressure is greatest from the first leak, making the crack biggest.
yes, but we can try to contain or control that one crack, even try to patch it up. but if we succeed in doing that, all the other weak spots will eventually give way allowing even more water than before to flood in..
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^if so, then steam is the first crack.
also the biggest hole, since water pressure is greatest from the first leak, making the crack biggest.
Like a crack in a roof, if you patch it up before it's too late you can limit the water from going through that crack and stop other cracks (scare other companies away from wanting to try their own version of Steam) and prevent said flooding. Kind of a ridiculous comparison we're going into here...
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Like a crack in a roof, if you patch it up before it's too late you can limit the water from going through that crack and stop other cracks (scare other companies away from wanting to try their own version of Steam) and prevent said flooding. Kind of a ridiculous comparison we're going into here...
lol well its valid and we obviously don't have anything better to do LOL
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Like a crack in a roof, if you patch it up before it's too late you can limit the water from going through that crack and stop other cracks (scare other companies away from wanting to try their own version of Steam) and prevent said flooding. Kind of a ridiculous comparison we're going into here...
Yeah! And once companies see the possibility, it's no longer like a crack in a roof, but rather like crack cocaine! Uncontrollable and hurtful to everyone around the user! Companies will NEED to have their own downloader!

LOL

on a serious note, imagine if there was no steam... How would we get our games digitally... *shudder*

We would have a million places like Amazon, where their video files are corrupted.
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They need to release some kind of system requirements/statement about performance. I couldn't care less about all this "who's gonna sell it" nonsense
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They need to release some kind of system requirements/statement about performance. I couldn't care less about all this "who's gonna sell it" nonsense
Precisely. I hate gamestop, and chances are, I'll be getting a physical copy from them one way or another
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