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EA’s Origin is spying on you!

EA’s Origin is spying on you!

I think I have to now set Battlefield 3 firmly in the ‘No-Buy’ category and that is seriously making me angry right now.  I love DICE and I love the BF series and was totally looking forward to this game but since we can only get it on EA’s Origin digital distribution service and not Steam and now today I hear that Origin is spying on you and reporting back to EA with no real opt-out I can’t justify giving EA any...

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Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

EA won’t be having its Battlefield 3 game (the latest in the awesome Battlefield franchise) game available on Steam.  Their reasoning behind this is that Steam is restrictive for several reasons.  Do some of their reasons make sense, sure a bit.  But for the most part they are harming gamers who want to buy this than helping anyone. EA says that Steam is ‘restrictive’ because Steam can be the only place where the...

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Bulletstorm. Another crappy console port.

Bulletstorm.  Another crappy console port.

Sigh.  There is no doubt that PC gaming is declining when developers can’t make anything other than crappy ports of console version that aren’t even worth stealing. Games For Windows Live sucks.  Stop using it.  Use Steam instead.  Distributing your game on Steam but still using GFWL?  Christ… Stop it with the crappy ports.  If you are not going to write two versions of your games then stop complaining...

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64% of gamers prefer physical media, I'm not one of them.

According to this article at Gamasutra: “64% of 1000 surveyed by research firm Ipsos MediaCT would rather have a physical than a digital copy of a game — a higher percentage than would prefer the same for newspapers, music or movies.” This surprises me.  I purchase most of my games on Steam now and I find the experience, especially for someone suffering from constant PC rebuilds that go along with chronic...

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Travis Baldree talks Torchlight MMO

Baldree told PC Gamer: Our vision is to have an MMO that plays as close to single player as we can get it.  It will have the same focus on relatively fast action: carving your way through the hordes of monsters with a large number of hugely devastating skills.  The game has to be solo-able, but players will ahve to have skills that make them useful in a party and make them work together. Besides the fact that Baldree also mentions...

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