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Has Valve ever pulled a game off store shelves before?
We're not talking about STORE shelves. EA hasn't said they are taking it off STORE shelves, I highly doubt they would either. We're talking about Valve not allowing their games on another digital distribution service. Until Valve allows that, you have no room to harp on EA for it. What you're describing as "EA being jerkoffs" is also Valves ENTIRE business model.
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Okkkkk then.
Don't remember that one huh. EA loves you.
    
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Has Valve ever pulled a game off store shelves before??
Has Valve ever let any other online service carry their games?
    
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Don't remember that one huh. EA loves you.
Alleged.
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We're not talking about STORE shelves. EA hasn't said they are taking it off STORE shelves, I highly doubt they would either. We're talking about Valve not allowing their games on another digital distribution service. Until Valve allows that, you have no room to harp on EA for it. What you're describing as "EA being jerkoffs" is also Valves ENTIRE business model.
Amazon, Newegg, and Overstock.com aren't stores? Steam is a store you can purchase games from Steam just like you can on Amazon, Newegg, and Overstock.com. Valve doesn't release enough games per year for it to be their entire business model. Valve has never pulled a game from a competitor's store.



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Has Valve ever let any other online service carry their games?
Nope, that means they've never pulled it off a competitor's shelf.
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The closest thing to a STEAM competitor there has been until NOW is D2D...oh and guess what, Valve pulled their games from there.

It IS Valve's entire business model, right from the start. In the beginning, steam was meant to be a platform and hub for VALVE games. Other publishers didn't come until later. Research, or quiet.
How long ago did Valve pull their games. I purchased Portal 2 through D2D. Just curious.

Edit: Yep Portal 2 is gone. Hmmm.
    
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Bad move if they stop giving out patches to their games that people bought on steam. And the fact that Crysis 2, BF3, etc is still available on other online platforms. Specifically targeting steam is a bad move, it hurts the customer if they drop support for the games already released on steam.
Where have they said they wont support them?

How does it hurt the customer when there are now alternatives?
    
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Where have they said they wont support them?

How does it hurt the customer when there are now alternatives?
If I'm not mistaken, EA is legally bound to support them as well. SpuddGunn, they are simply digging for REAL cons to criticize EA for. In reality, they can't because Valve does the same thing.
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How long ago did Valve pull their games. I purchased Portal 2 through D2D. Just curious.

Edit: Yep Portal 2 is gone. Hmmm.
EXACTLY. Think before you post, pl0x.
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EXACTLY. Think before you post, pl0x.
Hey Jackie, back off. I recently purchased Portal 2 on their site. Not like I check it every day.
    
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