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Generations was out before this supposed change though, but the expansion packs and stuff packs aren't the focus. EA offers additional DLC (items) to be purchased in-game. This is, even as the game stands now, occurring, so why didn't Valve pull it? There's got to be something else going on that we don't know beyond the DLC bit, though that could certainly be a part of it.
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Well, it sort of sounds that way, that it's something to do with DLC terms, given that this occurred when the DLC was slated to hit.

However, if what you're saying were the case, wouldn't Crysis 2 itself remain and the new DLC would be prevented? Instead, they retracted the whole thing.

They did not do this with The Sims 3, which has purchasable DLC in-game (but is also purchasable outside of the game).
The Sims 3 has DLC purchasable in-game, yet it remains.

they would not remove existing games for existing content already provided. what they would do is update the rules for new content being released. Grandfathering in so to speak games that already existed on steam, but dont have new DLC content coming.

crysis 2 happens to be released at a point in time where the old DLC feel before the new rules, and the map pack released on the 15th feel inside the new rules. All hypothetical though.
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they would not remove existing games for existing content already provided. what they would do is update the rules for new content being released. Grandfathering in so to speak games that already existed on steam, but dont have new DLC content coming.

crysis 2 happens to be released at a point in time where the old DLC feel before the new rules, and the map pack released on the 15th feel inside the new rules. All hypothetical though.
As I said though, then we'd not have seen Crysis 2 pulled, rather the new DLC simply rejected, no?

That's why I'm saying, it doesn't add up either way, so there's probably more and/or something else to it.

I guess we'll find out if/when the next The Sims 3 expansion packs hits if it doesn't show up on Steam, and it better or I'll be very sour at Valve if they are at fault. I rebought the entire pack on Steam when I already had it all up until Night Life, just so I could have it on Steam. If it stops being on Steam, that made that entire purchase ($150 so far) worthless.
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As I said though, then we'd not have seen Crysis 2 pulled, rather the new DLC simply rejected, no?

That's why I'm saying, it doesn't add up either way, so there's probably more and/or something else to it.

I guess we'll find out if/when the next The Sims 3 expansion packs hits if it doesn't show up on Steam, and it better or I'll be very sour at Valve if they are at fault. I rebought the entire pack on Steam when I already had it all up until Night Life, just so I could have it on Steam. If it stops being on Steam, that made that entire purchase ($150 so far) worthless.
how can the new DLC be rejected? Its all handled in game, how would they disable that DLC for new buyers for steam buyers only, and should customers not have the option of buying the DLC, steam would also have to put up a disclaimer saying, DLC not compatible.

i'm sure that if crytek wasnt contract bound with something else, something would have been done to work with steam.
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Alice is back on Steam. Here's Origin's upcoming plans. Now you see the threat?
None of the games listed are exclusive, just available on Origin.

Cross-platform in Q4? Need more info.


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I rebought the entire pack on Steam when I already had it all up until Night Life, just so I could have it on Steam. If it stops being on Steam, that made that entire purchase ($150 so far) worthless.
Same, if it really is steam at fault, I'd be extremely disappointed. I have a very large collection of games on my account now and the sims 3 is one. If I couldn't continue to add to my sims 3 through steam it will make it completely worthless.
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Will we still get updates to our EA games? Would suck because Steams exe is encrypted and some of the files. Hope we don't get left out on updates!
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I am wondering if it is just with DLCs that require a key for the content. Steam keeps game and DLC keys and makes it easy to look them up. I doubt that the DLCs that are bought in-game, have the keys retained by steam. Regardless if EA/Crytek refused to give the key to Steam to manage or Steam will not keep a key for content that is not purchased in though Steam, it could become a support problem for Steam. After all, most people would attempt to go to Steam customer or technical support if they lost the key. Or even start a rant thread on the Steam forum with claims of Valve stealing the DLC or not keeping the key for them.
     
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EA's ego is bigger then its ever been.
Usually this stands for a bad outcome but they seem to know when to back off.
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I LOVE how people forget steam cashed in big time on having Black Ops being exclusive.
    
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