Take a cryptology course. Learn how to code all your messages. Make sure you and your friends all know the system. If we all work together, we can beat the NSA! They'll never be able to figure out what I'm calling the dude on the other end of the PlayStation Network! Also, make sure that you and your friends speak in code too.
Why don't you hate Valve then, for making you install Steam when you want to just play an Origin game?
I also have Steam, Origin and GOG installed, and it's no big deal. It's like going to a pizza place and getting annoyed because they don't sell burgers; different shops sell different things.
Well, it's more like going to a pizza place and getting annoyed because they don't sell pepperoni pizzas and you have to walk a block down to the pizza shop that sells only pepperoni pizzas and nothing else, all to get the pepperoni pizza you wanted.
In reality all lets play videos should be put forward to devs/publishers on whether to allow them or not or even take a cut off the top.
You'll be thrilled to know that actually for most games this is what happens. On youtube it is not permitted to put up game content (video or audio) unless the youtube channel holder has the required rights. There are some games that offer the rights freely without any additional effort required from the youtuber, but most (Activision games, EA, Microsoft games, Sony etc etc) do not. In order to put videos up with content from games like that, most gaming youtubers find it easier to join a gaming network. The network runners will do the negotiations and compliance requirements, the video makers can just make the videos.
I was also going to mention that TB doesn't do Let's Plays, but I suppose his collab videos with Jesse Cox while they play Terraria is technically a let's play and it has finally returned after a couple of years hiatus, presumably to help promote the new 1.2 patch content seeing as the devs gave them early access to restart the series.