EA and Valve announce partnership, EA games to release on Steam again

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  1. Dimensional

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    Now why can't Epic do the same? lol
     
  2. pustal

    pustal Koalafied member.

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    So people weren't reading to much on that steaming mug after all...
     
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  3. tech3475

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    This is what it all comes down to:
     
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  4. Xzi

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    EA still has very few games worth anybody's time, but I figured they'd come crawling back to Steam eventually.
     
  5. MythicalData

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    Isn't that the price everywhere though/. Not just steam?
     
  6. comput3rus3r

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    Most likely the former. If they had been doing well with Origin they'd be no reason to allow their games on steam. Although it seems you still need to install Origin to run the games even if you purchase them on steam so I guess they have nothing to loose except whatever Valve is charging them. Still better to have a sale at reduced profit than no sale at all.
     
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  7. RedoLane

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    Steam supports regional prices, while Origin doesn't. My country(Israel) got supported about a year ago, so everything costs shekels(our currency) now on Steam.
    Because of that, lots of triple A games end up being more expensive on Steam than in other stores like Origin and Uplay.

    It's not surprising when that's the same case for most of..well, most of everything in my country :/
     
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  8. nolimits59

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    It says "client", it doesnr say that you need an account, if you "just" need to install Origin without using it or an Oirigin account, it's still "fair" i would say.
     
  9. codezer0

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    Oh hey i might actually be able to finish mass effec--
    >Origin drm required
    Oh eff off EA.
     
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    Wake me up when secondary launcher BS is no longer forced.
     
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  11. Voyambar

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    Its about time
     
  12. sonicrings

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    Imagine having to announce a partnership just to release games on steam while everyone else on steam has already been doing so without having to announce squat.
     
  13. xdarkx

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    If EA is planning to bring games that have microtransaction, those can stay in Origin... forever.
     
  14. DarkCoffe64

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    You don't need to install origin if you pirate EA's games
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  15. MythicalData

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    You might be able to circumvent by buying prepaid steam codes online from a site like amazon. they have stuff like $20-1000 and you choose the amount. Then you just change steam region however you feel like. Lotta work for a few bucks though
     
  16. RyanAnayaMc

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    I don't get why the Origin DRM for EA's Steam games is such a big deal. It just stays in the background and doesn't bug you, and just does its thing on its own when you start up your game. When you close the game, it goes back in the background, out of your way. It works fine for NFS Hot Pursuit on Steam, and for my Far Cry games which do the same thing but with UPlay, and neither of them bug me.
     
  17. agpixel

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    EA = worst support eeeeeever
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    what do you mean IF they already have for years!
     
  19. GilgameshArcher

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    How did you measure your GPU without that Crysis?:unsure:
     
  20. eriol33

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    I hope for this one too.
     
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