In which are sung the many glories of EA's Origin service.
Am I just really lucky? I pre-ordered battlefield two days before it came out, and I have been playing through origin since midnight on launch day with no problems. Sure...steam is better, but they've had six years to get it together. As far as i'm concerned, the BF3 launch has been awesome compared to every other major PC release this year. Lag issues aside (because I am pretty sure they will be resolved within a few weeks), I believe it's a game that any fan of the battlefield franchise will love.
Game is good, origin not so much. I bought from amazon took a couple of hours to download, then took another 20 minutes to install then it kept locking up while trying to install. Finally it installed and when I launched the game it opened to battlenet and my browser was blocking the active x so the website didn't work. Then I had to update and download some wierd 400mg update. All in all it was a bit frustrating mess. however I am technically inclined and managed to get it to work and the game runs great now on ultra on my laptop. However I couldn't get into any mp games. Almost forgot i was getting a lot pop ads to buy games. Origin sucks at the moment but I am sure in time it will get better.
I got this game on Amazon pre-download release for 9 dollars!!! Best game deal ever. Its the PC Version too with all that 64 player and gorgeous graphic goodness.
Wait...what!? How is it that you only paid $9?
I been buying other games with the $10 or $20 discount when you make a purchase for another game. I add those what I bought all together and bam!!! Only paid $10 dollars then they reduce the already low price by $1 dollars making it $9 dollars. I don't know why you disagree LOL but it is possible just look for those games with those deals.
It seems to be devoid of everything that makes Steam great while being filled to the brim with everything that make Steam suck.
Origin still has a VERY LONG way to go before its even considered decent.
A typical example of why I mostly left PC gaming.
Because the servers went down ? Happens on console aswell , could understand if their was some technical stuff involved but was just a waiting game till they came back online , ive had that problem on my consoles many times.
No. Because between the fact of game purchase and the moment you can start playing there's some issues, glitches, errors, drivers, cheaters and other nasty things to spoil your fun.
All those issues are on consoles too. if anything drivers are better, since the game will still work just not as well. With consoles if you don't have the latest firmware it means no new games and no online. Everything else is evident on consoles too. To be honest BF3 is the roughest launch I have had in a while. But you know it only took 15 minutes to fix and get playing. What about Dead Island? Its still pretty much unplayable on my PS3
Was annoying but managed to get in 11pm UK time. Then again steam was no saint at the start either: http://webdevsys.com/images...
never had an issue, level 16, played around 8 hours, got a platoon already, we are tearin it up/:) origin works flawlessly for me and everyone i know!' it's no steam, heck the things still in beta! it sure as hell beats playing on crappy 12v12 console servers!
Hmmm and with no way to get your money back from a PC purchase? This happened to my friend and to be honest I might just not even bother buying it now because if I do thats £30 down the drain for a game I cant play.
You can play it, Its having a very minor issue with the battlelog most of all. Don't know why people keep going on about down servers. I have been on them for the past 3 days and no issues other than a bit of lag here and there and a small bug last night where the game would quit itself, that is also fixed today. if the battlelog won't let you in then a quick livechat with EA will get it sorted in about 10 minutes, Obviously they are working on fixing it all together, But if you want on now you just have to ask them and they will fix it for you. That said, Origin is an absolutely terrible service in comparison to steam and I hope now BF3 has released EA will realise they are out of their depth and start offering games on steam again
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