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[Exophase] EA Pulls Crysis 2 from Steam Store, Now ‘Only On Origin'  

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The digital distribution wars just got personal for EA: they’ve pulled Crysis 2 from the Steam store. It’s now available on the company’s Origin service, labeled as an exclusive offering.
Seems EA really doesn't want me to buy their games.


Edit: I wonder, will future EA games [like HL2/Portal/L4D] require being run through their game client? That is the only way they'll get people to take up a 2nd game client.

Edit 2: MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is an Origin exclusive and Alice: Madness Returns is already gone from Steam.

Edit 3: I thought about this more during my overnight shift. I haven't bought an EA game since they suspended a user's forum account and kept them from their games. There is no way I could trust an Origin account having the amount of games my Steam account holds with the crap EA has pulled in the past as the fact is I'm not trusting them with even one of their own games.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 6/15/11 at 6:55am
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post #2 of 606
Now this is what I will boycott EA for
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I really wanted Battlefield 3 on Steam.
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stupid ideas are stupid ideas. Their lost in some potential sales.
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How is this different from Valve not allowing D2D, EA, or any other digital service to sell their exclusive games?

Don't allow double standards. You may not like EA doing for this, but they have every right to do so.
They'll probably sell it cheaper than Valve in the future also.
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i like buying my games on steam!!!!! why would i want to give a greedy publisher an even greater ercentage of my money?
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Funny thing I just contact EA about my Steam Crysis 2 DRM limit being reached and maybe they didn't want anymore rants from Steam Guys?
    
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Even though I love the Battlefield series, I'll have no problems skipping BF3 if it doesn't come on Steam.

EA's loss tbh.
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While the jury is still out on whether this exclusivity will apply to all of EA’s digital offerings going forward, it’s a likely bet, as BioWare recently confirmed that its upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will be an Origin exclusive.
I was interested in this game. I guess if I get it I'll have to get the disc.

I'd never buy any games from EA's online store as it is, with the exception of physical games. No downloads from them .
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Now, are they going to do this for every EA game, or just a select few?
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