If you were looking for a reason to pre-order Battlefield 3 on EA’s Origin, here it is: anyone who forks over $59.99 right now will receive ‘early’ access to the upcoming Battlefield 3 beta test.
Too bad. I'll buy the game...just not on Origin. I know I'll be forced to use that crappy service though :(
Well said origin is so freaking rubbish its not even funny.
Shit its under maintenance.
This worked out great for me. Now i don't have to go out and buy a Medal of Honor Limited edition for the PS3. Got an invite for the beta on the Xbox but i suck with the controllers.Thanks for the info man, appreciate it.
I would but Gears 3 releases that month so... yeah
$60!, eh no thanks Origin, I'll buy boxed retail for nearly half of that
I don't know about the US, but in the UK Origin have it up at £40. I can buy it from a shop, in a box, with a man to drop it to my door for £30. So how does that work, when its even their game? F*** your early beta access.
Yeah it's crazy, I understand Digital Distribution will incur some costs for bandwidth but this is crazy, especially when they are already bypassing the distribution chains and delivering it direct to the consumer. I guess that's why I'm still buying physical copies of my games. Until DD stores start offering their games at an acceptable price, I'll continue to purchase physical copies.
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They are grasping at straws trying to 'pimp" Origin. Removing battlefield 3 from Steam but allowing other sites to sell the game is just being dirty in my opinion. If your going to remove it from one then remove it from them all. You would think that an EA service that sells EA games would be cheaper then 3rd party sites. Not the case here. Ill buy elsewhere.
I've never ordered from Origin and I haven't read the T&Cs, but what's stopping someone from Pre-ordering the game to get the early Beta access, then cancelling their pre-order once the Beta is finished? (Obviously to buy the game cheaper elsewhere) Do they not do refunds or..?
I don't think there's anything stopping you, unless it has changed with Origin. When it was EA Download Manager people done exactly this to get into the MOH Beta. Preorder MOH, get beta code then cancel Pre-order. I wouldn't rush to pre-order for a beta code though. I'd bet money that a number of the big game news sites will be issued beta codes for giveaway just like they've always done in the past.
Yeah I wasn't planning on it, I was just curious. I took part in the Alpha testing so I've had my fix of BF3 for now :P Thanks for replying :)
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