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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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60. Re: Op Ed Aug 10, 2011, 09:07 Verno
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 01:45:
But EA isn't fighting this battle over 30% of Battlefield 3. They're fighting to retain some power from Valve.

I doubt it, BF3 isn't going to be pushing 10 million units on the PC as much as I would like that to happen. It's about the money which is totally understandable but the way they've chosen to fight this is what I have an issue with. Give me a reasonable alternative to Steam, give me some new features and a price discount. That's how you get into the game, you don't try to pull a Half-Life 2 with a PC property that will be lucky to sell 2 million units while competing with the market leader and several other franchises.

I don't think Call of Duty fans and Battlefield fans are as interchangeable as that would indicate.

Why not? I'm sure they are but I doubt many of them will buy both right away. I hate admitting it but the Call of Duty franchise just continually ramps up in sales and has ridiculous brand power in the gaming industry.
 
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