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Another for that. Having multiple clients is like having multiple discs then losing one. Have to go find where you may have placed it. It isn't at that point yet, but Blizzard has their own client (in a way), Steam, Origin, and I am sure there are others I don't know of. I prefer to have all my discs in the same location so I can put my finger right on where it is.
How so? Unlike physical CDs, there isn't any actual rummaging going on.
Just click the other shortcut on your desktop/taskbar
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I would welcome EA games on Steam as long as they don't still require Origin. Not saying Steam is better than Origin, but Steam is tried and true and I do not need another distribution client and account. Go Valve! Make this happen!
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You know. You want a digital future, this was bound to happen and will continue to happen.

EA finally realized that selling trough steam was no better than selling trough Gamestop/Wal-Mart/Best-Buy. More than likely they wanted a bigger cut for their profits and thought they could do so by making it up for it trough DLC. Which Valve won't let them. I'm OK with an all digital future, but Valve is just another middle man where there shouldn't be one.
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I bought Battlefield:Bad Company 2 awhile back on steam. You can not buy it on steam anymore, however I can still download my purchased game.
Uhm...you can still buy Bad Company 2 from Steam...
post #105 of 198
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Seems a bit counterproductive, doesn't it?
If they stop being a DC, we benefit.

If they come back to Steam, we benefit.

Win/Win
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Does EA have to pay a fee to Valve for using Steam?
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Does EA have to pay a fee to Valve for using Steam?
They get a cut on the sale of all games/dlc they host, while it might be okay for games, seems kinda unfair for dlc, which is why EA refuses to use steam anymore.
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Use FB.
Except I don't add people I meet online to my Facebook and that totally factors out the gaming community aspect.
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This.


Not this.
Maybe you're confused but the two quotes are one in the same. Gabe said they have a happier fanbase on steam and then a customer stated exactly that.
    
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This and how can people say that Origin is supporting competition when you can't buy the game on Steam? That's not how competition works.
except that's exactly how competition works

do you not realize that Valve games are only distributed digitally through Steam, and even require Steam running to function (so even if you pick up a physical copy, you're still bound to Steam)?

how is that any more fair than EA disallowing distribution of their games through Steam when Valve disallows the sale/distribution of their games through another client such as Origin?

you have to realize how ridiculously silly it is to chastise EA for something Valve is just as guilty of, if not even more so.


I'm in favor of Steam if only because it got to me first and I have since established a large collection of titles through it, however if both services had been established brand new today, it wouldn't be hard to make a case that Origin is actually a superior client.
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