According to a new report, EA and Valve are in late-stage talks to bring Battlefield 3 to Steam just in time for launch later this month.
You buy it on steam and the game open up origin or sent you to a origin. I'm not downing origin I just hate when games you buy off of steam want to open up a different application. Just run in steam,jeez. I will believe it when I see it.
What the hell is the problem? You don't even have to interact with Origin at all. It just sits there minimized in my task bar until I login to Battlelog to join a server. The only time you see Origin is when it pops up saying "Launching Battlefield 3 Beta", then it disappears again. It's not going to kill your family if you use it, I mean holy sh*t, people.
origin works just fine. It's just a web site I have saved in my shortcut bar so I do everything through firefox. I don't even mess with the actual program
Exactly. You don't have to interact with it at all.
I don't want to run Origin at the same time as Steam... It eats RAM and it's just annoying. I have the Steam + Steam Overlay + Origin + Origin Overlay + BF3 Game + Web Browser (for battlelog) all eating RAM at the same time. They are separate processes in the task manager. My web browser eats 200 MB of RAM while watching a mere youtube video. With the BF3 plugin it will probably be more... @Below I'm not running low on RAM, it just uses alot. I'm used to listening to music, talking on Skype, or ALT-tabbing out to look something up on my computer during a game, it's gonna be slower with all that stuff running.
@Motorola No offense man, but if you're running low on ram just because you're running origin and steam at the same time, it might be time to upgrade...
@ Panda "What the hell is the problem? You don't even have to interact with Origin at all. It just sits there minimized in my task bar until I login to Battlelog to join a server. The only time you see Origin is when it pops up saying "Launching Battlefield 3 Beta", then it disappears again." "It's not going to kill your family if you use it, I mean holy sh*t, people." WTF is wrong with you? Are you getting paid by EA or something? Even in the forums you're acting like a frick'n fanboy. Get over it, people don't like Origin, and don't want to buy the game from Origin. I'm willing to bet that if Homefront was called Battlefield, you'd be saying the game is the best thing since sliced bread.........oh, and before I forget.....its a freakin DEMO!!!!
If Homefront was called Battlefield 3 I probably would have thrown myself into a river. I'm hardly a fanboy of EA. I think their business strategies with Origin are as stupid and underhanded as the next person, but the fact of the matter is, Origin itself is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's just a games marketplace client. The main reason people have problems with it is because it's not Steam.
@Motorola "I have the Steam + Steam Overlay + Origin + Origin Overlay + BF3 Game + Web Browser (for battlelog) all eating RAM at the same time." You can disable Origin's in-game overlay similar to how steam's overlay can be disabled. Origin is a bit heavy on the RAM side, but it still isn't a significant factor in performance as long as you have enough ram.
Im starting to like you! Hella funny post and a bump.
I have nothing against Origin. I just want my games to run in steam, if I buy them off of Steam. If I brought a game off Origin, I wouldn't want Origin trying to open up Steam or send me a Steam download page.
Last time I checked, Battlefield 3 will need Origin to play, even if you were to buy a retail copy. If the Steam version is coming, will it also include Origin as a must install? Cause that would be a letdown.
The point is that i do not want to open up a new client for every dam game i have. Then that requires username/Password login and all that crap! Steam, EA, Activision, Blizzard, GSC, Rockstar, GFWL, etc etc.. This client crap is another reason i game on private servers. One client for all my games. I'm sure Ubisoft is looking to open their own store too.
As long as i can connect threw EA servers on PC' im not fussed. i know alot people love steam so i hope you get battlefield 3. but for me i had issues since day 1 on there servers on steam being in the UK. I know not 100% on ea with beta at moment but stress test ad every other game ive ran online on EA its been fine. But as stated i hope they bring it to steam for you guy's.
If it goes on steam and i don't have to install the spyware known as origin, then I'm sooooo buying. If not, not buy from me, simple as that.
Regardless, you'll be using BattleLog, so big whoop.
Getting it on Steam would be a step in the right direction. Now, if we could just do everything from within the game instead of bouncing between Origin, the browser, and the game!
I was able to use my Mass Effect 2 code on Origin, even though I bought the game on steam. Couldn't use all my crysis codes or my other ea game codes because they were too old. I like that feature. Game is still downloaded on steam and playable through steam. But I have the option to link it through origin if I want at the same time of activation. I know, useless feature at the moment but may show some use in the future. I dont like the fact that publishers are thinking about starting their own DD service, as that would just weigh pc gaming down, but I hope E.A. does the smart thing and releases on steam. I will say this though, if it does release on steam and you are able to pre-order and it doesn't come with the kirkland bonus, I'll be downloading it on origin.
Steam can look into your computer too.
Exactly. Spyware lol also blizzards star craft 2 does same thing.
If it comes out on Steam I'll buy it.
If it comes to steam i'll buy it as well.
After that beta..... no thanks
Hey, your own loss to one hell of an amazing game.
son of a ***** i should of waited.
I sure hope so, I don't want to use ANOTHER Digital Distribution service just for ONE game! : S
Steam will be the only way EA will make money from this. Beta is disappointing and will affect pre-order sales.
why's it disapointing? I havn't played it.
The ones complaining about BF3 are non BF veterans and more so into Call of Duty! So of course the die hard COD fans will post how they are not impressed with BF3 although BF3 is like nothing they have every played before!! those who have been Battlefield since 1942!! are very impressed with the BF3 beta!! Hell i played it for about 2 hours Saturday and was very happy with it. I can't wait to see the Ultra settings on my PC! The graphics are great and the game is very competitive with a high sense of realism. Sure lag, bugs, and other glitches were apart of the Beta but this Beta is an old version and I'm sure a day 1 patch will be available for the final build. 1. BF3 is first and foremost a PC title made for PC gamers so that type of gameplay may not go over well with some consolers. 2. The console versions DO NOT look like the PC version.....and BF3 console doesn't even look better than UC2 KZ3 or Gears so consolers are all up in arms about that but fail to realize BF3 is doing more than those other games. Many casual shooter fans are having a hard time adjusting to BF3. BF3 is not a easy game like COD. It takes time and skill to improve. 3. October 25th 2011 see for yourself....BF3 is gonna kick major arse!!
Eh, no. I'm a BF vet and have play BF since BF 1942. BF2 is far and away better than BF3. BF3 is too similar to BC which was the downfall in the BF series. I also loath COD. So you really can't judge anyone Ati.
I'm gonna start spamming this link in all BF3 related articles that have "This beta is shit, I'm cancelling my pre-order" in them....this guy explains a lot and it just might change your mind. He makes a lot of sense but take it for what it's worth. Which may be, for you, just another Joe Nobody drinking the Kool-Aid. I have faith in DICE so I feel compelled to believe him.... http://forum.ea.com/eaforum...
Please let this be true.
I don't play pc games but everytime i turn on my pc i run Steam and start wandering in the store then my profile and groups. after doing that i feel like a gamer lol don't know why.
Now, I will admit... Origin does have some great components. Ability to enter your cd keys in for other EA games. That way I don't need to hang on my discs for years on end. Also the ability to initiate a chat with customer service through the GUI. Had an issue entering in my 2142 key into origin, started a chat; got everything squared away. The part that makes me sad is the company EA dissolved to keep the bloody name of the digital distribution service. The company that gave you your Ultimas and Wing Commanders. Just a sign of me getting old and nostalgic I guess. I personally don't mind running both, which is exactly what you will have to do, since Origin handles the matchmaking itself for BF3.
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