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Post by impar » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:56 pm

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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:44 pm

I'll happily stick to Steam, if a game isn't on there, then I won't be buying it!
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:09 am

EA Takes Crysis 2 off Steam :-

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=1930146

I guess that means no BF3 or Mass Effect 3 on Steam then either... #-o
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:57 pm

powerarmour wrote:EA Takes Crysis 2 off Steam :-

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=1930146

I guess that means no BF3 or Mass Effect 3 on Steam then either... #-o
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http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/06/15/crysi ... on-origin/
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:46 am

The statement itself says, "Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam." The statement does not go into exactly what new business rules Valve has put into place nor how these new rules conflict with the agreement Crytek has made with the unnamed download site. We have emailed Valve to see if we can find out more info on this situation.
That would be EA Origin then! :lol:
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:04 am

I just wonder how this will affect their business if it turns into a feud with Valve... :-k , I'd be pretty disappointed if Mass Effect 3 or BF3 was an Origin exclusive, but then again you could say that Valve did the same with HL2 back in the day, and look where they are now.

I'm not against competition, I'd just rather see all games spread across all DD services, instead of being forced to choose.
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:50 am

I could see why the DLC could be an issue, I know the process isn't exactly seamless with steam copies of Dragon Age/Mass Effect, but at least it's workable.

It's just annoying for the consumer though, we should have a choice to have the DLC integrated into Steam and even pay more for it if need be for convenience sake. EA can then attract more folks to Origin with cheaper DLC. But if Valve & EA can't work together on that, then I guess a split is inevitable.

I've heard before though that when GFWL pulled some games from Steam before they hardly sold any, so they were almost forced by the publishers to put them back on!.
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:09 am

I thought this was a good view on the situation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kw3AFJmctk
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by impar » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:55 pm

Greetings!

Dont see other DD service replacing Steam.
Steam is stable, it works, has a large user base, plenty of games, features like IM, screenshot, community pages, cloud, etc.
Its a polished service.
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Re: EA Origin - Steamlike

Post by powerarmour » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:16 pm

BF2142 gone too :-
So as you know, BF2142 went off to be added to STEAM a while ago and still hasn’t shown up. The reason for this isn’t because the game isn’t ready or that you don’t want it there (I know you guys do and I’m with you on this one) but politics.

As you will have seen recently there are ongoing discussions and situations between EA and Valve with some games no longer showing on STEAM like Crysis 2.

So, at the moment, the only place you can get BF2142 digitally is on Origin – http://www.origin.com or through the retro method of buying it on DVD from places like Amazon
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