GameDynamo - "Today, Steam has once again been given the cold shoulder from EA, as the world's largest digital retailer does not have the rights to distribute Battlefield 3 digitally."
Well that's a surprise /s
Looks like I'm buying it through Gamestop then. I'm not giving Origin my precious munnies
With giving money to gamestop you will NEVER see it again. With giving it to ea they use it to make games like battlefield, medal of honor, Star Wars The Old Republic, Bad Company, need for speed, etc... I'd rather give my money to a publisher than a retailer.
best buy for me they have a rewards program for games now. I usually buy all non valve games on dvd pc disc.
You just lost to MW3 on PC EA games. I am sure DICE loves you right now.....
why just compete with steam d2d is pretty good also makes no since to snub steam and not the others.
It doesn't make sense at all.
This is stupid I only like to buy all my pc games on steam so I have them in one place. Now I may be forced to buy it on console even though my pc can run this crap on high.
You can still boot non-steam games through steam. Really doesnt make that big a difference, at least not enough to buy the stripped back console version for.
It wouldn't make sense because launching this game through Steam would launch Origin. When PC sales are low for this game, they only have Origin to blame.
Good point, although I'm still hopefully that doing it this way will allow me to use the Steam interface in-game (tab+shift). A bit like the Games for Windows Steam games.
Bf3 won't launch through origin. Origin doesn't need to be running to play the game.
I like to have my games in Grid View, and non Steam games don't have a Grid View Icon, along with the fact that I want my entire purchase history in one spot, so no matter what PC I have, I just download Steam and I'm good to go. No Steam = no buy for me. There are more than enough games coming out around Halloween and Christmas time that I'm looking forward to like Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3. Besides, it feels like I've been playing CoD and Battlefield nonstop over the last 4 years. Time for a change. Its a damn shame that Crytek didn't follow Steam's ToS, since I was going to buy Crysis 2 once it got down to $40.00 on Steam, oh well, their loss.
sadly EA/Origin already got my money for SW:TOR. i just couldn't risk not pre-ordering to get in as soon as possible versus picking up a physical copy when they decide to ship them. so, i'll prob end up getting this on Origin as well. either that or direct2drive. just very sad EA is choosing to do business this way.
I'm buying it from Play (or similar) then, boxed LE is still £10 cheaper than on Origin and I'll probably get it a day early :)
Anyone know if this will be the case With mass effect 3? Bought the other 2 on steam so I want to complete my collection.
Wow lol thats stupid this game is a PC 1st and and a console game 2nd wouldn't you want to distribute this game on the platform with 60fps 1080p resloution 64 players online big map varients? guess not, nice way of screwing you're self EA.
this sucks,i'm going to buy a hard copy then,im never going to buy any thing on origin it's steam or nothing.Dick move EA.
I have plenty of other games to play.
... I'm beginning to think that Steam sales take advantage of my wallet. =(
Funny. 2 years ago gamers on this site were saying digital distribution for games will never be a reality. Now we're upset when its not being distributed by the most commonly used digital distributor.
No, they were saying that digital distribution being the only option would never be a reality, and it's not, at least not for a long time. Besides, BF3 is a special case. Most multiplatform games are fine when played on either console or pc, however battlefield 3 is one of the few games that MUST be played on PC because there, the differences are actually going to be pretty huge.
Rubbish. I recall all the "my internet is too slow" and "files are too big" arguments. Give it 10 years and the majority will download.
Those were a few of the reasons yeah, but they weren't the only reason. And no, the majority will not download in 10 years, ESPECIALLY with EA pulling all this sh*t with origin, where you don't actually own the game. Digital Download services can take away your game from you any time they want, but no developer can take away a disc. Digital downloads will become a lot more popular, but the majority of people will always prefer a physical copy.
vote with you wallets fellow PC gamers. Do not pre order or buy thru Origin!!!!
Why ? im not a Valve bitch :)
Why not? I don't see anything wrong with Origin other than the fact that it's not steam.
i found Origin to be lackluster in the terms of features, EA's terms and conditions for idle accounts, and putting BF3 on every DD avail except Steam yet preaching "gamers' choice". also lack of auto updating is a key factor as to why i do not like it. @ bennj i criticize Valve just as much as i do Sony, MS, any other dev i think is making gaming more of a hassle (intrusive UBI DRM, EA pulling games off Steam, online passes, paying for early beta/demo access) it doesnt matter.
There's no new information here. An EA support rep said that Bf3 would be on steam after release. You just won't be able to pre order it through Steam. I supposed we'll have to wait and see if that's actually the case
Yeah I bet they are pulling an Alice again. I would not be surprised to see Battlefield 3 released on Steam the Friday after it is released on Origin, at which point I will buy it.
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