The splintered relationship between Electronic Arts and Valve appears to have worsened, with Gamestop now claiming that Battlefield 3 will be blocked from Steam.
Well Steam shouldn't be so restrictive with their service. They kinda acting like MS with their policies. They gone to lose out on so much money.
Did you seriously just compare Valve to Microsoft? Get out.
Warprincess is how I always envisioned ps3 fanboys. However I'm beginning to think he's not a troll but an idea someone came up with, who's purpose is to show us how far you can fall by taking things seriously.
Valve makes gamers happy, while M$ does the exact opposite.
Seems like we have 4-5 MS loyalists disagreeing with actual good opinions about Valve.
If by restrictive, you mean that EA/Crytek (it's not known who exactly have done this) won't let Digital distributors sell DLC and instead wants to force the consumer to buy the DLC through Origin so that way even if their game sells on another digital distributor site, they get EVEN MORE than what they get from that distributor.... Anti-competitive to all hell and Valve (Not Steam, Steam is a service, not a person or company) is showing how it is anti-competitive and removed Crysis 2 PER THE CONTRACT. EA/Crytek didn't care about the contract and wouldn't allow the DLC go to distributors, its all about money to them.
Why do you comment on every BF3 article? If your going to write crap comments, at least learn how to spell.
From what I can tell, Console/PS3/COD fanboyism. You know, since her profile literally says "Im not afraid to admit that i am a ps3fangirl. I like the ps3 and i think it the best console ever made." Check her/his comment history, it's like a brainwashed idiot. LOL I like this comment she made: "Im srry but nintendo exclusives just look too childish and MS is just mindless shooting" And here she is, commenting on COD.....for PS3....mindless shooting..... Lol just sad because I don't think she is a troll, she really thinks all this...
Check his/her comment history? It had better be a her with a name like War Princess :)
It's the internet. Men are men. Women are men. Children are FBI agents.
. They will make whatever excuse, after all they are really good at excuses. The bottom line this is all about money and EA wants it all if you haven't noticed. I don't know why Crytek and Insomniac are even involved with these schemers to begin with. I'm hoping Valve releases some information on all this soon. This is a big deal, they will lose a lot of money over this and I'm sure will fracture a fair bit of their base. Last I heard Valve was a private company so they don't have to answer to self entitled shareholders but make no mistake, this is not a good thing for Steam.
Valve's not going to lose money over this. They are already making huge chunks of cash, so EA choosing NOT to use the DD system that 70% of people use is just stupid on their part, it isnt going to hurt Steam at all.
As I said in another thread; they need Steam more than Steam needs them. Steam dominates the DD market. Hell, they'd probably be better off selling exclusively on GFWL than on Origin.
I'm not impressed by insomniac's new IP at all, i'll be passing. They are an amazing developer I love Resistance and R&C.
I knew this will happen, hmmmmmm!!!!!
Can't deny steam has to change a bit, more and more games are missing on steam. Mainly in UK actually, and so starts removing their games (crysis 2, anno...) I don't like the smell of that as I'm a fervent defender of steam.
Heard some things about Steam in UK not having some titles. Forget what exactly, but thought that was a local UK issue. If EA has half a brain they will sell BF3 on Steam, if not, EA is out the money. Only one experience with EA's DD service (pre-Origin) and I won't be going back, even for ME3.
Do not believe this article. It WILL be on Steam, and it will be before release.
I said this would happen years ago. EA is just the first, many more will follow. The major gaming powers will have their own digital distribution software. It’s the only logical solution to competition. Why give money to the competition when you can keep it yourself.
Who cares who releases it, your gonna be playing the awesome game of BF3 in the end. Too many people have been living off the convenient ways of steam, time to wake up.
At the end of the day, you are correct. But what people are thinking is that Steam will give out those deals and EA will not. I have bought items from other digital sites that was cheaper at regular price than EA's discounted price.
" EA is just the first, many more will follow. The major gaming powers will have their own digital distribution software." This isn't really any new development. EA has had a store for quite some time. All they did was recently re-name it to Origin. Most publishers have their own digital store as well (even indie devs have their own stores)
DRM DRM GET READY FOR ONLINE 2 PLAY AND OR THERE SOFTWARE MUST RUN 2 PLAY BS. i wont touch this even for $5 especially if you nedd 64bit os to run it on ultra settings.
You don't NEED an 64 bit OS for anything... Why do you even have a 32 bit OS in 2011 anyway?
to be fair he's referencing Crysis 2. You shouldn't HAVE to have 64bit OS to experience the best a game has to offer. But than again Crytek deemed Crysis 2 to need more than 2-3GB of memory, which it does. If you're a true PC gamer, you wouldn't have less than 4GB ram AND obviously 64Bit is a necessity.
Why is he talking about Crysis 2 in a BF3 news article.
It wouldn't make sense to have it on Steam anyway since it requires Origin to even launch. Even if you could buy it through Steam, you won't be able to play it through Steam.
There are GFWL games on Steam, you launch them from Steam and they have you log in to Live once in the game, I don't see why EA can't do the same. Also, the game will be on sale on D2D, which allows you to launch your games using Comrade, which is similar to Steam.
Well dumb as hell move by ea...but cant say I didnt see it coming. EA has always proven themselves ready to screw over their customers and this is no different from any other time.
I don't get why people say they going to lose money? they will make up the money for the people who will buy it off on origin. And its not exclusive on origin either anyway and you don't even need origin to run it, you just use it to download it. Just like the Netflix fiasco the people leave to red box and other stuff but the people that are staying and paying the higher price will make up the money.
If this is any indication of future titles, it looks like I'll be getting ME3 from Demonoid. Not buying anything through EA's clownshow. Sucks enough as it is that they don't sell ME2 DLC anywhere but BioWare's site. Not gonna gamble my money on a successful purchase of BioWare points for the DLC (Google it, transactions fail all the time).
dont bring up demonoid, they less people that know about it the better
Everyone knows about it. Everyone has known about it for years.
i have no idea what your talking about
Is anyone else wondering how exactly GameStop would be privy to that kind of information? How would a GameStop executive know whether or not the game will be available on Steam? That decision would be between EA and Valve.
So Gamestop says BF3 will not be available via Steam. Gee, I wonder what that would do for Gamestop preorder numbers? I will wait for an official announcement from EA/Steam thanks.
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