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... It... makes... perfect sense. Steam DOES let you add non-Valve physical box keys to Steam.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601
I wish it would say something other than "____ is playing a non steam game" when you add a non steam game. It should just say what you named the game when you added it.

That way, I could name BF2 "with your mom" and look at my status say "Sector is currently playing with your mom."

Or I could be mature and name it BF2.
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I wish it would say something other than "____ is playing a non steam game" when you add a non steam game. It should just say what you named the game when you added it.

That way, I could name BF2 "with your mom" and look at my status say "Sector is currently playing with your mom."

Or I could be mature and name it BF2.
That's only if you actually add a game that isn't officially on your Steam account. If you activate a game with a key from a physical copy (if it's on that list I posted) it would correctly have the game name on your account.
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I have my EA games on Steam, why would I want to put them on Origin as well?
Yeah I don't understand it either honestly. The only games I use Origin for are Battlefield BC 2 since I bought it retail and wanted a digital version as well. Also a couple of very old BF2 booster packs and a Mass Effect 1 booster pack which you could only get on EA DM at the time. I see no point with putting your keys in Origin too, for all we know it will invalidate our Steam versions. I wouldn't put it past EA..... EA has been getting better lately until this "anti-steam" fiasco.....
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... It... makes... perfect sense. Steam DOES let you add non-Valve physical box keys to Steam. LOTS of them.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601
Yeah, AFAIK either all of them or most of them are steam EXCLUSIVE.
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Yeah, AFAIK either all of them or most of them are steam EXCLUSIVE.
.... No. Did you even look through the list? Those are PHYSICAL games that can be added to Steam using their serial keys. That doesn't mean they are Steamworks games. It's all up to a publisher to provide Steam a database of all their published physical product serial keys to allow them to be activated through Steam.
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.... No. Did you even look through the list? Those are PHYSICAL games that can be added to Steam using their serial keys. That doesn't mean they are Steamworks games. It's all up to a publisher to provide Steam a database of all their published physical product serial keys to allow them to be activated through Steam.
Yeah not like Black ops or Mw2? Those are valve games right?
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.... No. Did you even look through the list? Those are PHYSICAL games that can be added to Steam using their serial keys. That doesn't mean they are Steamworks games. It's all up to a publisher to provide Steam a database of all their published physical product serial keys to allow them to be activated through Steam.
Name one game on that list that doesn't utilize Steamworks. Go on.
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Yeah not like Black ops or Mw2? Those are valve games right?
How is that even supposed to counter what I'm saying?

What you said is:
You can't add non-Valve games to Steam.

What I'm saying is:
You most certainly can, there are nearly 100 non-Valve games whose physical box copy serial keys can be registered onto your Steam account.
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Name one game on that list that doesn't utilize Steamworks. Go on.
You're mistaking STEAMWORKS for serial keys that can be activated on Steam. A LOT of the games on that list are NOT Steamworks integrated. If a physical game key is valid on Steam, that does NOT make it a Steamworks game. Steamworks means the game uses VAC, has achievements, microtransactions optional, etc.

Pretty much full list of all Steamworks games:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1712878

Versus games (Steamworks and not Steamworks) that can be registered onto a Steam account with their physical serial key.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601

Scroll through this list as well real quick. These games, while they are all on Steam, aren't all Steamworks games. There are very few games that actually use Steamworks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Steam_titles
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You most certainly can, there are nearly 100 non-Valve games whose physical box copy serial keys can be registered onto your Steam account.
All Steamworks. EA generates their own serials, which Valve will not accept and will NEVER accept, because of the reason that it doesn't directly benefit them in some way.
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