Old 19th July 2011, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like BF3 may not be avaliable through steam. No doubt has a lot to do with EA's new in-house digital distribution service Origin starting up; with BF3 as its flagship title I would imagine.

Here's the story on GameSpot

I hope there's a standalone boxed copy if it does bypass Steam. It'd be a pain to have two digital dist programs running in parallel.
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Old 19th July 2011, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Retail is still a viable option.

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EB Games
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Prices may vary.
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Old 19th July 2011, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like BF3 may not be avaliable through steam. No doubt has a lot to do with EA's new in-house digital distribution service Origin starting up; with BF3 as its flagship title I would imagine.

Here's the story on GameSpot

I hope there's a standalone boxed copy if it does bypass Steam. It'd be a pain to have two digital dist programs running in parallel.
Its irrelevant where its being purchased. You just add it to Steam as a non Steam game- no different that how BC2 is run now. The game maybe purchased via Origin but thats it (apart from logging in each time you play as with BC2).
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http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...r-bonuses.html

This is being discussed here:

http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...bf3-steam.html
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I think this was already established some time ago.
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Old 20th July 2011, 08:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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True.

A gentle reminder folks to check the TOG BF3 forum (here) before posting BF3 related material in the BC2 forum. Nothing inherently wrong with it.....but you'll find there will be a bigger response in the game specific forum.

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Looks like BF3 may not be avaliable through steam. No doubt has a lot to do with EA's new in-house digital distribution service Origin starting up; with BF3 as its flagship title I would imagine.

Here's the story on GameSpot

I hope there's a standalone boxed copy if it does bypass Steam. It'd be a pain to have two digital dist programs running in parallel.

Origin's not really like steam, it's just a new name for ea downloader, more importantly you can have your origin/ea downloader disconnected and off etc and still log on to digitally downloaded ea games unlike steam.
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Yep the retail with bonus weapon unlocks comes in a fancy metal case !
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Carry on the conversation in the threads that MD linked to if you want to say more.
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