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It is so dumb for it to be pulled because of DLC. Many games offer DLC through a ingame option. I doubts that's the real reason games are being pulled as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, have had the same DLC scheme since release and its just now that they started pulling games for it. I think it has more to do with Valve and EA battling it out behind the scenes. EA probably made Steam pull it, Valve can't say otherwise because its a sensitive issue. If Valve rats EA out for the cold bloodsucking company they are, Valve can loose its rights to sell EA games period which is a huge chunk of its inventory.

Still I will not purchase anything off Origin, if Steam won't sell it, than I will get the hard copy.
Edited by BeerPowered - 7/28/11 at 5:17pm
post #12 of 63
I think Steam want more $$ for per DLC since they are hosting it on there servers.

Also they are recieving preassure because of there new game program "Origin".

I think this is a bad move from Steam/Valve corporation, nobody likes a bully.
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post #13 of 63
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Interesting point, I wonder if they have it so Steam still gets a piece of that sale?

And also, wouldn't this prove that the reason being told is false?
For DiRT 3, you purchase DLC through the Games for Windows Live (GFWL) overlay inside the game. Then your purchase will show up on your Games for Windows Marketplace client.

GFWL is a competitor to Steam just like Origin. There must be something going on behind the scenes that both sides do not want to discuss in public. What we are hearing from EA is likely PR spin.
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For DiRT 3, you purchase DLC through the Games for Windows Live (GFWL) overlay inside the game. Then your purchase will show up on your Games for Windows Marketplace client.

GFWL is a competitor to Steam just like Origin. There must be something going on behind the scenes that both sides do not want to discuss in public. What we are hearing from EA is likely PR spin.
exactly!!!

I have quite a few games on Steam that allow you to buy DLC that's not on Steam.
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That's going to really make me mad if games stop being supported by steam because valve is getting stingy. I've invested a ton of money into steam, valve don't make me switch providers.
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Also they are recieving preassure because of there new game program "Origin".
I doubt Origin is even scraping Steam.

I agree, it's both at fault. EA wants to sell you their games as you download DLC and Steam wants the same. It's a shame.
Edited by pengs - 7/28/11 at 5:37pm
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It is so dumb for it to be pulled because of DLC. Many games offer DLC through a ingame option. I doubts that's the real reason games are being pulled as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, have had the same DLC scheme since release and its just now that they started pulling games for it. I think it has more to do with Valve and EA battling it out behind the scenes. EA probably made Steam pull it, Valve can't say otherwise because its a sensitive issue. If Valve rats EA out for the cold bloodsucking company they are, Valve can loose its rights to sell EA games period which is a huge chunk of its inventory.

Still I will not purchase anything off Origin, if Steam won't sell it, than I will get the hard copy.
If you bought any EA games 2009 and after on Steam, you can activate them on Origin. I have done so with MOH LE and would do with Crysis 2, but I gave the key away cause the game is craptastic and the guy activated it on Origin.
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^that doesn't work with Crysis, Crysis warhead.
also NFS shift bought from steam don't come with a key.
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That game sucked anyway.
    
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That clears up some confusion I had about why Crysis 2 randomly disappeared the day I finally decided I would buy it and give it a try. Guess I'll have to buy some physical copies of some EA games every once in a while.
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