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EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by Little Weapon » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:45 am

http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/report-ea-an ... -to-steam/
Many PC gamers have lobbied both EA and Valve to put Battlefield 3 on Steam for a while now. It looks like it’ll finally happen soon.
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Post by A Ninja » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:12 am

If this happens I'll be so happy.
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Post by Pentagram.J2 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:20 am

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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by ja raul » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 am

after trying the beta I think ill wait until this one goes on sale.. hopefully boxing day!
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Post by Magnus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:16 am

I doubt thats gonna happen. Like, why would EA allow steam to take over the digital sales? If that was the case it would be tantamount to murder for their Origin service.
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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by joe » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:19 am

According to an anonymous report BF3Blog received from inside Valve
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Post by Mad_Dugan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:25 am

Compromise: Origin becomes free download on Steam


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Post by ja raul » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:56 pm

im just trying to set conditions so i'll never buy the game
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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by OfLoathing » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:44 pm

Mad_Dugan wrote:Compromise: Origin becomes free download on Steam:/
Pretty much this.

If it does happen, I think it will be the same as with games such as Bioshock 2 or Street Fighter IV, where in order to play the game you have to log in to two separate content services: Steam and Windows Live.

So, you'll have it on Steam, but you'll still be forced to have and use Origins.

Personally, I hate nothing more than having to log into multiple services to play a game - and in the end, my real complaint is really not wanting to use Origins, ever. So, we'll see.
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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by Sizzler » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:47 pm

If it still requires Origin there's no point
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Post by Hoodedsniper » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Steam did/does the same thing that EA is doing now by forcing you to use there program to play a game and id much rather have BF3 on strictly origin then steam needing to log into origin like that GTA4 Bullshit with live and social club.


I dont see EA using steam exclusively and I bet if it is that it is exactly how Ofloathing put it, it will need you to sign into origin while on steam which would be stupid and way worse then just using origin.

I dont understand whats to hate with origin, its new and so far i like how it works and think its a good direction even though its battling with steam but steam started off to be shit and everyone hated it but everyone used it because CS/tfc/etc

That shit in the TOS about giving information on things outside of the game to third parties was probably made specifically if someone is hacking or fucking around with shit they shouldn't, that if EA catches them they can use the information on what the person was using and give it to third party companies(punkbuster) Blizzard did the same thing with Warden.

If you dont like BF3 then its fine and doesnt matter, but if you like BF3 but refuse to buy it because of origin is just something i dont understand, its a login screen and some load times. It would be awesome if it was just going to be on steam strictly but its not.

All this hate just reminds me of the whole CS 1.5 ----> 1.6+steam transition. Remember how bad steam really was and remember how many years it stayed bad, think of the old friends system that never worked for like 4-5 years.

Still the server shit is a poor move cant deny that.
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Post by a1dan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:02 am

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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by joe » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:53 am

what's to hate with origin is the incredibly invasive EULA, their policies about banning for cheating (valve VAC bans you from 1 game only, not every game you ever bought), the bugs and general problems EA has with handling accounts that most people have run into, Origin's uselessness (it serves no purpose other than giving EA a footprint on your PC), and that's off the top of my head. i'm sure there are more.
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Post by a1dan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:36 am

Yep. EA can fuck right off.
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Re: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get BF 3 to Steam

Post by Magnus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:15 pm

Right off fuck. Yup.
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