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Op Ed

Ars Technica - What EA will lose if Battlefield 3 remains off Steam.
This entire debate can be boiled down to the simple fact that people already use Steam, they like Steam, and they resent being forced to set up an account with another service to play a game. This is especially true when it's a brand-new, untested storefront that's being driven by a company that has given PC gamers every reason to be skeptical. It's unclear if Battlefield 3 will be enough of a draw to make customers forget that fact.

For many gamers, Steam is PC gaming and, while threats of a boycott often seem hollow, in this case it will be as if the game simply doesn't exist for many Steam users.

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22. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 13:51 MajorD
 

killer_roach wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 13:39:
I'm not as concerned about another service - I already have games on Origin, Steam, GamersGate, Amazon, GoG, and Direct2Drive. I just find it hilarious that people are volunteering to let one entity dictate the terms by which they buy games online. Yes, Valve has been very, very good so far... but I don't trust them to reflexively do the right thing. I don't trust anyone to reflexively do the right thing, much less somebody with a stranglehold on a market.

If anything, I encourage publishers to push back against Steam, if for no other reason than to keep them honest.

I can agree with your statement(s) to an extent, but it should be made an option so people aren't pigeon holed into using Origin to enable them to play a particular game, and vise versa.

This comment was edited on Aug 9, 2011, 14:22.
 
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