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Old 14th August 2011, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As someone who prefers "real" DVD's and stuff, what does this mean in plain English? Is it a problem?

Retail copies of Battlefield 3 will still require EA's Origin

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Old 14th August 2011, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Means what it says, I guess. Even with a retail version you will have to log onto Origin, and to log onto Origin you need Origin running. DRM is becoming completely inescapable.
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Old 14th August 2011, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Means what it says, I guess. Even with a retail version you will have to log onto Origin, and to log onto Origin you need Origin running. DRM is becoming completely inescapable.
yeah what he said. I always assumed that this was always the case.... now its just confirmed. i actually have it already installed to see what the fuss is about. Its very much a steam clone, and in its current state not particularly 'invasive'

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One thing I like about origin is that you can use the cd-key for bad company 2 steam edition on origin, and also have the game going via that
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Retail is just one way on how you buy the game ... Origin is another the way you can buy the game plus it is also the MAIN launcher / verifier for all versions of the game ....
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ahh I'm getting a bit sick of having to open and keep track of an account for every online game I play but I guess it's inevitable.
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The only way to prevent piracy of PC games is to have an always online system.
Every AAA title is going to have it in the future.
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yeah what he said. I always assumed that this was always the case.... now its just confirmed. i actually have it already installed to see what the fuss is about. Its very much a steam clone, and in its current state not particularly 'invasive'
I did the same, I don't have too much of an issue with it, so long as it is not a resource hog.
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Sometimes I enjoy being offline when I'm playing offline, but hey...
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It's basically just like what Valve did when they introduced Steam with Half Life 2.
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