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BF3 - To Origin or Not?

Discussion in 'Games' started by ZenZimZaliben, Sep 12, 2011.

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Will you use EA's Origin to purchase BF3?

  1. Yes, I think this type of service is great!

    8.2%
  2. Yes, because I do no want a physical disc.

    8.2%
  3. No, I will purchase the BF3 Disc.

    47.4%
  4. Maybe, Depends on Origin pricing vs in-store pricing.

    21.6%
  5. WTF is an Origin!

    14.4%
  1. ZenZimZaliben

    ZenZimZaliben

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    Simple question. I am wondering how many people are going to use EA's Origin (EA's version of Steam) to purchase BattleField 3.
     
  2. DannibusX

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    I won't use it to purchase. I will take my happy butt to the store to buy the physical game, only so I can chip ever so slightly away from EA's profit margin.
     
  3. Abe504

    Abe504 New Member

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    Depends on the deal, i actually have no issue with Origin but im also that person who actually likes GFWL..........But Steam is still best.
     
  4. ZenZimZaliben

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    Wow, fast posts guys. I just added the Poll.
     
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    my reply is:

    I will Origin it because I pre-ordered it for £17.99 via Origin. The price was just too good to miss even though i don't like Origin as a program/service
     
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    I already have Origin installed for several EA titles, so if the price is better there i'll bite :D

    Edit: they are the same price here in Canada, $59.99. So i will prolly go for Digital version as I have a tendency to lose or damage physical discs :p
     
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    Pfft!

    £39.99 on origin.

    £30 ish most everywhere else.....

    Not Origin for me.
     
  8. 1Kurgan1

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    Needs another option. A yes I will, if I have to, but it won't be until the day before BF3 releases because I'm hoping it comes to Steam. I already have Origin, and already have games on there (BF2 and 2142), but I have only used it to get those titles cheap so I could increase my veteran status.
     
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    More than likely I will purchase on origin if it still doesn't come to steam.
     
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    im buying my copy from gamestop, i dont want origin to get a dime out of me. i want origin to burn to the mother bleepin ground!!!! LONG LIVE STEAM
     
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    You're forgetting that the Origin release comes with an add on map pack, which will be released to everyone else a month after BF3. The extra 9.99 is for the map pack
     
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    Origin is EA, EA owns DICE, no matter where you buy it, they are getting your money.
     
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    Steam is a much better program, plus it's from valve, so you can't go wrong there, but they usually have games they're releasing out already for pre-purchase. I have yet to see BF3 on steam.

    I could be totally off base though.
     
  14. ZenZimZaliben

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    That is because EA pulled BF3 from Steam to use their own version which is called Origin. I think people that pre-ordered BF3 on Steam even got refunds.
     
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    BF3 was never on Steam, it was Crysis 2 that was pulled. But BC2 didn't come to Steam till about 3 weeks before BC2 released, still 6 weeks to go on BF3, it might appear on Steam, but I would expect it to be really late as even BC2 was without this quarrel.
     
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    Oh yeah. I knew EA pulled a game from Steam and put it on Origin.
     
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    I pre'd it on D2D months ago. does that just mean i will actually get it through Origin? I'm guessing from the poll options Original is the only digital retailer for it now?
     
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    I was thinking something like that happened. I pre-ordered already on Origin months ago, and am waiting for the beta release.
     
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    I voted 'no' because I already bought the game from a store (paid in full preorder) but if I had to download it via Origin I would have no issues doing so. Origin, steam, d2d, whatever. If it's a game I want then I'll buy it any place I can.
     
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    Its kinda like how if you bought the orange box in store- you still had to install and run steam.

    And, I'll look at the pricing first before I buy, but I'm not huge into FPS's
     
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    I have preordered it last winter on Direct2Drive, what is Origin anyway, apart from a EA 'branding'... No i am not going to check wikipedia because I really do not care what it is.
     
  22. 1Kurgan1

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    It's EA's version of Steam.
     
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    Oh my. I like the Valve guys. And I hate EA. I play some games by them, but they stink like corporate. I am a fan of World Superbikes, and the EA-WSBK games since its origen (ops! 'origin' hahaa) in 1999 never got proper support and went more and more console every year.

    Ah, thanks Kurgan :)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Don't you need Origin to play the game as well?
     
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    I have 4 hard copies of bf2 so i would like another hard copy of is soon to be classic game.
     

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