Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ
What do "Valve's policies" matter to EA? Do you realize how small of a portion of the total sales of this game are from people who will only use Steam? There are a lot of things I don't like about Steam like being locked into using the Steam version of expansions and DLC. The whole industry shouldn't be built around Steam and it's policies.
It sounds to me like Valve is the one who doen't want to work out a deal considering that they are the one who has yet to comment on the situation. I guess that they are letting their angry fanboys that feel the need to ask "does this register on Steam" in every thread about another Digital download service.
I don't hear you crying about how you can't buy Portal 2 on any other digital download service. Thats a bit hypocritical if you ask me.
I Like the Idea of steam, but no I don't like that you have to have steam to use any Valve Games. All I'm Saying is that EA is intentionally leaving themselves out of a huge market. There are people who will want games like BF3, but don't want to switch to Origin just for one game. that being said, With all the power and storage PCs of today have, What is one more small program next to steam going to do? i already downloaded Origin (and found out that i can now DL my copy of BF2142 Deluxe instead of using the CD
if it would just allow me to download all of my registered games, i would be all for it......) it seems nice so far. time will tell
Edit: i think i like Origin now. i just went in and put all my codes in for BC2, Crysis 2, and MOH, and got them added, so now i can dll them through Origin if i want.Edited by Nemesis158 - 8/7/11 at 1:11pm