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EA: Games won't be Origin exclusive

EA: Games won't be Origin exclusive

'Competition and choice go hand in hand,' says EA's Jans Uwe, regarding Origin.

EA has announced that it has no plans to make it's future digitally distributed games exclusive to Origin, EA's new digital distribution platform.

'Competition is a good thing,' said EA's European boss Jans Uwe, explaining that exclusive releases are not what EA has planned for Origin.

For the consumer also choice is a good thing. Competition and choice go hand in hand. So, [that] we will only distribute our own games on our own platform? I don't see that.

Origin will also be opened to sell games from other developers, Uwe told Eurogamer.

We are in discussions with other publishers to distribute their games. But the key is really to develop and impressive consumer experiance where people are happy to play and buy games.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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gilljoy 30th August 2011, 12:42 Quote
If competition is good they should put there games back on steam...
bahgger 30th August 2011, 12:47 Quote
Dear Jans Uwe,

You have a terrible grasp of the English language.

Thank you.
mattbailey 30th August 2011, 13:07 Quote
"Competition is good." Except for BF3 it appears?
Denis_iii 30th August 2011, 13:08 Quote
If I need to create an origin account and or install an Origin client on my PC in order to play any EA game I will not purchase any EA game.
MjFrosty 30th August 2011, 13:36 Quote
translation; "we have no credibility, don't believe anything we say because we are just telling you what you want to hear.

Thanks,

Use Origin. "
impar 30th August 2011, 13:51 Quote
Greetings!

"In other news, Activision-Blizzard decided to release all of their games through Battle.Net. In a press release CEO Wu-Evar welcomes games from other publishers.
There are also rumours of U-Play, a similar DD platform for Ubisoft published titles.
Now, the weather..."

:|
shigllgetcha 30th August 2011, 13:59 Quote
Kind of a one way street isnt it

EA are going to ruin the direct distribution concept by fracturing it
[PUNK] crompers 30th August 2011, 14:02 Quote
so im going to need steam, uplay AND origins, jeez
adam_bagpuss 30th August 2011, 14:06 Quote
while he said releases will not be exclusive didnt mention DLC did he ?

oh bought a game and want the expansion do you INSTALL origin BITCH!!!
RichCreedy 30th August 2011, 14:06 Quote
don't know why they cant just use steam, it works everyone involved in a product, gets a cut, and you only need 1 piece of client software, i think greed is the major player here, EA"we want all the money from our products, and don't want to share it"
Glix 30th August 2011, 14:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by MjFrosty
translation; "we have no credibility, don't believe anything we say because we are just telling you what you want to hear.

Thanks,

Use Origin. "
+1

Since when does a publisher actually say anything true and useful.

I like how he is actually suggesting: "we will continue to put our products at comical high values on Origin, and let our competitors sell at prices slightly cheaper, therefore the consumer perceives a bargain/better price."

And before some one leaps to their defence of rising prices, they have had increased market growth to offset the increase in cost to make a game.

I also agree that the number of accounts needed just to play a few games is getting ridiculous (which is why I oppose account based drm).
vdbswong 30th August 2011, 14:24 Quote
But when Mojang states that Steam isn't useful, people all nod their heads and agree, or shrug and not give a damn.
Adnoctum 30th August 2011, 14:25 Quote
EA is going to have to convince other publishers that they are trustworthy partners, then they are going to need to convince other publishers (or more accurately, competitors) to share game profits with them.
It is one thing publishers supporting a publisher like Valve (who are fairly inoffensive as publishers go), but EA and Activision don't have the best of relationships (see recent MW3/BF3 bitch slaps at dawn), and they aren't going to want to contribute to EA's financial statements.

If they do that, they are then going to have to convince customers to support their service, which is also going to be hard given their history of not supporting their previous digital distribution service and generally screwing over their users. It also doesn't help that they said they were going to scan the hard drives of Origin users, gather private data and then sell the data they collect to third parties. Nice going EA. At least Steam gives you the option to opt out of the HW Survey.

I wasn't happy about Steam to begin with, but at least I **liked** Valve and up to a point trusted them. And over the years, they have put the runs on the board regarding Steam so I now don't have a problem buying games with them.
I have no such feelings for EA.
I have no such confidence in EA.
I will not be buying games from EA through Origin.
I will not be using Origin to authenticate games bought through retail.
Will this mean not buying some games? Yes.
Will it mean not playing games I love? Yes
I will miss playing Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 or any other game tied to Origin, but gaming isn't my entire life and I have a backlog of unplayed games to take up my playing time.
[PUNK] crompers 30th August 2011, 14:47 Quote
They have actually confirmed they wont be selling identifiable data to third parties

http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/ea-updates-origin-eula-after-criticism/

still far from perfect but I wont be missing out on BF3, ME3 etc etc over this
Rustypouch 30th August 2011, 15:07 Quote
This really makes my pish boil. I already have Steam and GFWL (not through choice). Steam works really well, GFWL...not so much. I have lost many save games because of GFWL. I really want to play Diablo 3 and Battlefield 3, but will have to get Battle.net and Origin aswell. My computer is constantly being sodomized with software I don't want, but need if I want to play some great games. I mean, I bought Batman: AA on Steam and had to install GFWL to play it? Bah! Same with Dirt.

I hate to admit it, but gaming on my PS3/Xbox 360 is becoming so much less hassle. All the big Publishers are trying to lock down their products on PCs, for whatever reason, which is really not doing PC Gaming any favours. This is a bad move from EA, they have probably already invested significant amounts of time, money and resources into the project so their clearly fully committed to the project and there probably is nothing that can be done. I guess this is just the nature of having an open gaming platform like the PC, as opposed to PSN and Xbox Live.
Tsung 30th August 2011, 15:16 Quote
Regarding the EULA update, I downloaded the client at the weekend and it certainly did not read like the article read. It is still the old EULA for Origin, if they have updated it, they need to update the client as well.. (I choose at this time not to install it).

If I really want to play BF3 it looks like I'll be getting the Xbox version as that doesn't use Origin (afaik). I might wait for release before purchase so see if there are any teething troubles. Then again, if I do that, I miss out on the pre-order bonus, so I might not bother at all.
Bauul 30th August 2011, 15:49 Quote
I know it's annoying for us, but you're living on Mars is you think EA should just stick everything on Steam and be done with it.

The point of a capitalist system is that companies are able to try new things and compete. Depending on whether or not the new things work financially decides if they stay or go.

Steam is a goldmine for Valve. If I were a shareholder in EA, I would expect them to try something similar. If I worked for EA, I sure as hell would try something similar.

If Origin turns out to be crap, EA will scrap it. But it's important they at least have a go at it for the sake of competition. Put it this way, if Origin turns out to be awesome, the worsed thing that happens is we get a better experience from our digital distribution.

I'm going to support EA on this one. They have every right to attempt to emulate Valve's success, especially with their own games. I hope they fail, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to try.
johnnyboy700 30th August 2011, 15:57 Quote
re The possibilty of EA scrapping Origin if its crap:-

GFWL is crap and Microsoft didn't scrap that so I reckon unless its a dead duck EA will simply plough on regardless. The only way they'll take notice is if there is an en-mass boycott of Origin and that is highly unlikley so I'm afraid we're gonna get stuck with it unless its a total disaster.
impar 30th August 2011, 16:17 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by [PUNK] crompers
They have actually confirmed they wont be selling identifiable data to third parties
http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/ea-updates-origin-eula-after-criticism/
Now read article 4 of the new EULA:
http://eacom.s3.amazonaws.com/EULA_Origin_8.24.11.pdf
dactone 30th August 2011, 16:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
If I need to create an origin account and or install an Origin client on my PC in order to play any EA game I will not purchase any EA game.

me two, i just cant be arsed to have loads of clients running on my pc . i switched from console gaming awhile back ,and all this drm bullcrap and everything else that comes with it is sending me back..
kylew 30th August 2011, 16:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by vdbswong
But when Mojang states that Steam isn't useful, people all nod their heads and agree, or shrug and not give a damn.

Mojang didn't say "Steam isn't useful", they said "Using Steam limits a lot of what we’re allowed to do with the game".

I don't get how you got the former from the latter, maybe you just saw what you wanted to see or something?
MjFrosty 30th August 2011, 16:39 Quote
I think in light of the whole BF3 / Crysis 2 scenario, Valve will become a lot more open to what they'll let developers do on the platform. The bottom line is though that Steam came in at a time where online distribution was still very new, and filled a massive hole in the community which until then hadn't been filled (at least not by anything which worked).

The way I see it personally, is for Origin to work it has to offer something that steam doesn't.
Which is definitely not web browser orientated server browsing. This is just one massive leap in the wrong direction, and I pray it's scrapped before BF3 goes gold.

EA have a nasty habit of taking on very talented people, throwing a large sum of money at them to give them a nice incentive and then slowly ruin and manipulate any given franchise as they see fit. Put simply, I don't want your **** on my computer, thanks.
logonui 30th August 2011, 17:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by vdbswong
But when Mojang states that Steam isn't useful, people all nod their heads and agree, or shrug and not give a damn.

Mojang wouldn't be gaining anything by putting the game on steam other than advertising (which isn't really an issue at the moment). Notch has stated that he uses steam himself, it just doesn't give the advantages to minecraft that other games benefit from.
Jimbob 30th August 2011, 17:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
If I need to create an origin account and or install an Origin client on my PC in order to play any EA game I will not purchase any EA game.

Why? Just shooting yourself in the foot IMO
CrazyJoe 30th August 2011, 17:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by gilljoy
If competition is good they should put there games back on steam...

If competition is good maybe Valve should sell their games on D2D etc...
Adnoctum 30th August 2011, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
I know it's annoying for us, but you're living on Mars is you think EA should just stick everything on Steam and be done with it.

The point of a capitalist system is that companies are able to try new things and compete. Depending on whether or not the new things work financially decides if they stay or go.

Steam is a goldmine for Valve. If I were a shareholder in EA, I would expect them to try something similar. If I worked for EA, I sure as hell would try something similar.

If Origin turns out to be crap, EA will scrap it. But it's important they at least have a go at it for the sake of competition. Put it this way, if Origin turns out to be awesome, the worsed thing that happens is we get a better experience from our digital distribution.

I'm going to support EA on this one. They have every right to attempt to emulate Valve's success, especially with their own games. I hope they fail, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to try.

First off, no one is saying that EA doesn't have the right to make a digital distribution service and sell or link their games exclusively or otherwise to it. More power to EA! But by the same standard, we (royal "we") are equally entitled to tell EA they can insert their service up their backsides and twist it savagely counter-clockwise.

Second, EA is perfectly entitled to take the money from customers for games that are linked to a player's Origin accounts and then when, the Origin service isn't as profitable or as satisfying to the executive bonus cheque or stock options, discontinue the Origin service without notice in accordance with the EULA and leaving account holders with nothing more than a shameful memory, a bad taste and something to wipe off with a tissue. But, once again we are entitled to be extremely pissed off (legitimately), scream loudly (but impotently) and tell EA to insert their bonuses into a hollowed out pineapple and utilise it as a suppository.

Lastly, you or anyone else is entitled to use (and if they are a submissive sadomasochist, desire) Origin to their heart's content, just as we are entitled to mock and humiliate said sheeple mercilessly if it all blows up in their faces.
I will also be standing by with tissues to wipe it off with. I'm not all heartless b*stard.
[PUNK] crompers 30th August 2011, 18:25 Quote
While I lol'd at this very well written post I shall also be lolling my arse off in two months time while playing BF3.

I may be designated "sheeple" but I'll be one happy ram
Adnoctum 30th August 2011, 18:55 Quote
Sigh...fine, if you must then I'll have images of Picard facepalming ready and boxes of tissues on standby.
Also, in the interest of Bit-tech community harmony I will resist future use of the "I told you so" macro button on my backlit G-costtoomuch keyboard.
Sloth 30th August 2011, 19:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by vdbswong
But when Mojang states that Steam isn't useful, people all nod their heads and agree, or shrug and not give a damn.
The reasons given for both were different, though. EA's was about "customer interaction" and controls of patches and DLC. Mojang's reasons were, more or less, that they wanted to be the sole distributor of Minecraft. That isn't a new idea, it's even stated on minecraft.net that Notch wants to keep things from one source only.

The main thing is that Mojang isn't just declining to use Steam, they're declining to use anything but their own website for the same reasons. It just happens to be that declining to use Steam is newsworthy so that's all you hear about, though you could just as easily write an article about Mojang not using Direct2Drive if you didn't care about readership.
The_Beast 31st August 2011, 00:01 Quote
I don't understand all the hate toward Origin. They are competition to Steam which is good for all consumers having one digital distribution channels creates a stagnant market where Steam can decide prices, but with Origin, they are kept in check
Sloth 31st August 2011, 00:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I don't understand all the hate toward Origin. They are competition to Steam which is good for all consumers having one digital distribution channels creates a stagnant market where Steam can decide prices, but with Origin, they are kept in check
Can't speak for everyone, but my own complaints are that it's not competition for Steam. Steam is a relatively open digital distribution service which sells not only Valve games, but also games from any other publisher willing to use it. Origin is strictly EA games with no mention of ever expanding.

Steam already has competition, and yes, EA even sells games through such providers. Direct2Drive, Gamer's Gate, Good Old Games, and various other download services run by retail stores. These are competition for Steam, they are true digital distributors which are willing to sell games from any developer or publisher within the bounds of their Terms of Service. If you want to provide competition to Steam then buy from these services, not a closed system like Origin.
CrazyJoe 31st August 2011, 02:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
Origin is strictly EA games with no mention of ever expanding.

Such nonsense, did you even read the article?
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Origin will also be opened to sell games from other developers, Uwe told Eurogamer.

‘We are in discussions with other publishers to distribute their games.
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Originally Posted by Sloth
Steam already has competition, and yes, EA even sells games through such providers. Direct2Drive, Gamer's Gate, Good Old Games, and various other download services run by retail stores. These are competition for Steam, they are true digital distributors which are willing to sell games from any developer or publisher within the bounds of their Terms of Service. If you want to provide competition to Steam then buy from these services, not a closed system like Origin.

D2D etc don't sell any Valve games, what now? Valve have no competition when it comes to selling their own games digitally, yet no one cares.

It's funny when people cry when EA are following the same line as Valve, except they are more open by allowing their games to be bought on many services, not just their own.
impar 31st August 2011, 10:50 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I don't understand all the hate toward Origin. They are competition to Steam...
Steam carries games from other publishers, Origin doesnt.
BF3 is not sold in Steam, Origin is no competition.
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
It's funny when people cry when EA are following the same line as Valve, except they are more open by allowing their games to be bought on many services, not just their own.
You can buy Valve games from other places, not only Steam.
PQuiff 31st August 2011, 11:28 Quote
as the inquirer.net once said. Piracy, the better choice.

In no way will i let EA snoop on my Pc, see what im running and whats connected. There quick to bemoan folks for pirating games but when we get DRM, Snooping programs and a load of crapware just to play a game weve payed to play. Someones getting stiffed and its not EA.

They need to stop thinking like dicks, and treat there customers with some respect.
Bauul 31st August 2011, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Adnoctum
First off, no one is saying that EA doesn't have the right to make a digital distribution service and sell or link their games exclusively or otherwise to it.

I was refering to comments like this one:
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Originally Posted by RichCreedy
don't know why they cant just use steam, it works everyone involved in a product, gets a cut, and you only need 1 piece of client software, i think greed is the major player here, EA"we want all the money from our products, and don't want to share it"

I wasn't trying to defend Origin as a good piece of software (it isn't), just arguing against the point that EA somehow shouldn't be allowed to develop Origin and aim to make money just becasue Steam is percieved as better.
Bauul 31st August 2011, 16:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
I don't understand all the hate toward Origin. They are competition to Steam...
Steam carries games from other publishers, Origin doesnt.

I thought the point of the article was that Origin would stock other publishers' games?
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
It's funny when people cry when EA are following the same line as Valve, except they are more open by allowing their games to be bought on many services, not just their own.
You can buy Valve games from other places, not only Steam.

Unless they use Steamworks of course, in which case you have to install Steam whether you like it or not.
wafflesomd 31st August 2011, 17:29 Quote
Sooo then what is the point of this software again?

People, Origin is nowhere near what I would consider competition to Steam.
CrazyJoe 31st August 2011, 17:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar

You can buy Valve games from other places, not only Steam.

Please show me where I can buy a digital copy of Portal 2 or any other Valve game outside Steam.

I'm talking about a proper digital copy, not a site that sends you a key from a retail box.

Valve force you to buy from Steam if you want a digital copy of their game, even EA don't do that, they give you a choice where to buy it.
CrazyJoe 31st August 2011, 18:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by RichCreedy
i think greed is the major player here, EA"we want all the money from our products, and don't want to share it"

Valve must be the greediest of them all then since the only place to buy a digital copy of their games is on Steam, they don't even offer their games to D2D etc, now that's greed ;)
impar 31st August 2011, 18:11 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Bauul
I thought the point of the article was that Origin would stock other publishers' games?
Which ones?
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Unless they use Steamworks of course, in which case you have to install Steam whether you like it or not.
Same as BF3 and Origin.
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
Please show me where I can buy a digital copy of Portal 2 or any other Valve game outside Steam.
You can buy retail.
CrazyJoe 31st August 2011, 18:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar


You can buy retail.

How is that answering the question? This discussion is about digital sales. I guess Valve can do no wrong in your eyes. You can buy BF3 on many DD sites except Steam but Valve games can only be bought from Steam, how's that for competition?
Adnoctum 31st August 2011, 19:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by PQuiff
as the inquirer.net once said. Piracy, the better choice.

In no way will i let EA snoop on my Pc, see what im running and whats connected. There quick to bemoan folks for pirating games but when we get DRM, Snooping programs and a load of crapware just to play a game weve payed to play. Someones getting stiffed and its not EA.

They need to stop thinking like dicks, and treat there customers with some respect.

"Piracy: The Better Choice (TM)" is Charlie Demerjian's best ever line, one that I get a chuckle out of now when I see it in legit media articles about the kinds of draconian DRM EA and their grubby ilk push onto media content of all sorts. It has taken on a life of its own now, part of the whole DRM conversation.

What is incredibly, ball kickingly farcical is that his article is almost five years old and NOTHING has changed. Multiple restrictive, difficult, intrusive and expletive provoking DRM schemes have come and (I wish I could say "gone") stayed, and it hasn't even made a dent in file sharing while media executives with weepy eyes and trembling lips shed crocodile tears about how much money they have "lost to piracy" while employing suited thugs and criminals, suborning extortion, bribing public officials and undermining democratic institutions. I really feel for those cocaine snorting, rent-boy exploiting, parasitic blow-hards.
Five years on and Charlie could have written it today.

For those who never read it: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1043337/hd-disk-format-wars

You know what killed my casual piracy? Steam specials (with a more affordable/speedy Internet connection) and "grey" imports. These two factors reduced the cost of games to a level that was affordable and justifiable (from cost / enjoyment / risk perspective). That is money Columbian drug lords and pimps didn't have before.
I don't support piracy as some kind of "Stick it to the man" ethic, but as someone who has been involved in content creation in the past I can't stomach or condone cynical, greedy and criminal hypocrisy.

Hey Activision? I won't be paying $99.99 (so much cheaper than $100!) for MW3, and to show you how much I think it is really worth, I won't be pirating it either.

It has been pointed out I have a bit of a problem with two faced weasels and their morally bankrupt practices. It is a personal issue I've chosen NOT to work on. Bitter? Yeah I could do with a drink, thanks.
impar 31st August 2011, 21:19 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
How is that answering the question?
Origin is no competition to Steam BF3-wise, same for Valve games in Origin.
As for BF3 other DD services, D2D says:
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Error: Battlefield 3 Limited Edition is Country restricted on your IP.
Impulse\Gamestop says:
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Territory: North America (US and Canada)
What others are there, apart form Origin?
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
I guess Valve can do no wrong in your eyes.
They can, just look at their € prices. Yet, I am repeatedly told that is the publishers fault, not Steams, even if Steam manages to make some very tasty promos that kill all other competition.
CrazyJoe 1st September 2011, 00:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar

Origin is no competition to Steam BF3-wise, same for Valve games in Origin.
As for BF3 other DD services, D2D says:
Impulse\Gamestop says:

What others are there, apart form Origin?

I can buy BF3 from D2D.

Have you tried Gamersgate? There's plenty more too.

EDIT: Typing BF3 digital retailers into Google gave me this, nothing for Portugal but I'm sure they won't all be region locked.
impar 1st September 2011, 11:34 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
I can buy BF3 from D2D.
Good for you, lousy for me, I guess.
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
Have you tried Gamersgate?
No result shows for "battlefield 3". Searching for "battlefield" shows five results:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/battf.jpg/
None of those is BF3.
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
Typing BF3 digital retailers into Google gave me this, nothing for Portugal but I'm sure they won't all be region locked.
Will have to look at that, if for nothing else to check if there really is any other valid DD service, other than Origin. Problem with non-english speaking countries may be buying a non-english version.
ssj12 1st September 2011, 19:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
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Originally Posted by impar

You can buy Valve games from other places, not only Steam.

Please show me where I can buy a digital copy of Portal 2 or any other Valve game outside Steam.

I'm talking about a proper digital copy, not a site that sends you a key from a retail box.

Valve force you to buy from Steam if you want a digital copy of their game, even EA don't do that, they give you a choice where to buy it.

And... Valve still has EA selling their game at retail. The games are Valve's and its their decision to do what they want with them. EA is just being stupid with the way they are handling it and limiting their audience.

Everyone knows Valve = Steam so they dont expect their titles on other DD series like StarDock's is only Impulse.

Everyone knows EA = EA, a big publisher who wants to get as much money as they can. Everyone also knows EA digital download services are worthless so Origin = No one will use it.

EA's decision not to put their additional DLC onto Steam was a piss poor move that killed a huge amount of support, and EA pulling titles because Valve started requiring it is pathetic business.

Truly I support EA leaving the PC game business due to the Origin garbage and their BF3 internet browser menu trash.
CrazyJoe 2nd September 2011, 00:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by ssj12
And... Valve still has EA selling their game at retail.

That's becuase they have a contract, look at Apple and Samsung, Samsung make parts for the iPad but that doesn't stop them suing each other. Just becuase they have a contract to sell their retail copies means nothing for this situation.
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Originally Posted by ssj12
The games are Valve's and its their decision to do what they want with them. EA is just being stupid with the way they are handling it and limiting their audience.

So Valve can do what they want with their games but EA can't? Good logic....
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Originally Posted by ssj12
Everyone knows Valve = Steam so they dont expect their titles on other DD series like StarDock's is only Impulse.

Why not? EA = Origin but you can still buy their games from dozens of DD sites, sounds like they are offering the consumers a choice, unlike Valve who force you to buy it digitally on Steam.
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Originally Posted by ssj12
Everyone knows EA = EA, a big publisher who wants to get as much money as they can.

They want as much money as they can? What a shock, you would think they had shareholders or something...
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Originally Posted by ssj12
Everyone also knows EA digital download services are worthless so Origin = No one will use it.

So by that logic nobody will be playing BF3? Good luck with that coming true.
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Originally Posted by ssj12
and EA pulling titles because Valve started requiring it is pathetic business.

People still think EA pulled Crysis 2 and DA2 from Steam? I take it you don't read the news much? You should look at the fact that Valve were forcing new T&Cs on publishers so that Valve made more money from DLC sales, EA took a stand since they are big enough to do so.
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Originally Posted by ssj12
Truly I support EA leaving the PC game business due to the Origin garbage and their BF3 internet browser menu trash.

What bothers you in particular about the BF3 server browser? DICE made it but it's fun how you still blame EA for it. ;)
CrazyJoe 2nd September 2011, 00:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!

Good for you, lousy for me, I guess.

No result shows for "battlefield 3". Searching for "battlefield" shows five results:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/battf.jpg/
None of those is BF3.

Will have to look at that, if for nothing else to check if there really is any other valid DD service, other than Origin. Problem with non-english speaking countries may be buying a non-english version.

Strange, BF3 is on Gamersgate for me, crazy regional restrictions I guess.

I'm sure you'll be able to buy it somewhere else that's not Origin, finding that place is the challenge!
impar 2nd September 2011, 01:15 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
Strange, BF3 is on Gamersgate for me, crazy regional restrictions I guess.
Another reason why Steam is the DD standard.
CrazyJoe 2nd September 2011, 01:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!

Another reason why Steam is the DD standard.

The DD standard is shafting gamers that use the Euro?

Plus UK gamers miss out on pre-order deals on Steam since we get a delay before we can pre-order games meaning we miss out on certain promos.

Steam has plenty of regional restrictions too.
impar 2nd September 2011, 01:32 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by CrazyJoe
The DD standard is shafting gamers that use the Euro?
Well, at least they accept €.
impar 4th September 2011, 19:58 Quote
Greetings!
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You can buy BF3 on many DD sites except Steam but Valve games can only be bought from Steam, how's that for competition?
Valve Games Available Through EA's Origin Store
CrazyJoe 4th September 2011, 21:35 Quote
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Greetings!

Valve Games Available Through EA's Origin Store

The EA store has always sold Valve games, it just happens to be called the origin store now. Doesn't change anything, you're not buying a digital copy, you're buying a physical copy just like you would on amazon, I've no idea why this is news, they've been doing this for years since they are the retail publisher.
impar 5th September 2011, 10:20 Quote
Greetings!
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Doesn't change anything, you're not buying a digital copy, you're buying a physical copy just like you would on amazon, ...
So true.
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... I've no idea why this is news, ...
No idea.
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