Forget the Crowds, Get Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3 for Half Off Online!

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Peanut Fox

Lots of nVida cards come with Batman free through a Steam code.  Good reason to upgrade if your system is a little wimpy in the graphics department. 

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PowerJunkie

quote / unquote ... I don't see BF3 for 1/2 off in that link yo!  What a rip of a subject title.

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Peanut Fox

That's what happens when you show up a day late.

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immersive

 

A long time ago I told myself I would not purchase Battlefield 3, but ended up getting it 2 days before release. I just wanted something to take advantage of my i7-2600k and ATI 6950. Turns out I should of listened to my instinct.

Origin did process my order right away and I was able to download Battlefield 3 right away. Here is the problems I ended up with. For starters Origin has to be installed and running when you play the game. The next problem I had with this was the way you launch the game. You do it from the web browser and that I just don’t care for.

Next battlefield 3 doesn’t look all that good to me. Ya its nice but I was expecting more. Maybe its just been over hyped. Doesn’t really matter though since 90% of the online games I tried to join would end up booting me after about 5 minutes of gameplay. I uninstalled punk buster and reinstalled it about 4 times trying to fix my issue but it never worked.

Finally there was a patch that was supposed to fix the crashes people were having and amazingly it did fix my crash after 5 minute problem, BUT then the game crashed after each map rotation! Trying to play one night I closed the game for bed and BAM I was hit in the face with an advertisement for some soccer game!

I looked everywhere in Origin for a way to turn off the ads that pop up to no avail. Yes I know steam has ads but guess what! OMG you can turn Steam ads off! If Steam forced advertisements onto their customers I would boycott them also.

So I used the online support to ask for a way to turn the ads off and the guy had no clue what I was talking about. I think he was using Google translate and that’s no joke. Anyway after spending about 1 hour in chat with this guy I demanded my money back and amazingly he had no problem getting me a refund. I was so very happy.

Guess what though! They never shut off Battlefield 3 so now I have the game for free! I finished up the single player campaign and tried to play online a few more times without any luck and ended up uninstalling both battlefield 3 and Origin. I have not tried Battlefield since the last big update it had and just don’t feel the need to re-download mal-ware (Origin) on my computer again. In fact that is probably why they let me have the game for free, so that I would keep their mal-ware on my computer.

 

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An9eL

Terrible experience with Origin.  Could'nt pass the 50% off deal so went ahead and purchased BF3.  20 hours have passed and I still have not received the product key even though my credit card has been charged.  If I'm going the way of digital distribution I expect a much faster service, I'm not going to buy a game online and wait 24 hours to clear. I have purchased dozens of games through Steam without a glitch.

A friend is also experiencing the same issue, any one else experience this with Origin?

Shame on you Origin...

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einstein1971

Actually tried to buy Batman and Crysis 2 and it failed.  Talked to support and they stated my games would be available in 5 days.  Wow, Steam and Amazon is better.  Sorry Origin but you lost me as a customer.

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CaptainFabulous

Yeaaaaahhh, sorry EA, I wouldn't use Origin even if you gave me Arkham City for free. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Peanut Fox

One hundred percent agree.  

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

with EA screwign gamers with DRM left and right ive decided to never buy another 1 of there games again EVER!

kinda to bad to cause me3 looks tempting owell.

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Caboose

Batman is so tempting right now...

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Humpfester

I would , but Steam got all my money.

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Sovereign

Ditto.  Well, I bought BF3 to shut my friends up, but I'll wait until Arkham City is on sale on Steam...

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Ghok

Agreed. I just bought a new game, so while Arkham City is very tempting, I might as well just wait a bit, seeing as I don't want to go through the hassle of installing and registering for Origin.

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furiousdc

same here.

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