EA games coming to Steam

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#1 Posted by deaux (251 posts) -

EA will distribute a bunch of their top games through Steam, Destructoid has confirmed.  I think this is great news, as it means not having to use EA's terrible download service to get their games digitally.

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#2 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Can't wait to download Dead Space 2,3,4,5 and the sixth, made by a developer everybody loves to hate.

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#3 Posted by Megalon (1457 posts) -

Sweet, it's about damn time.

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#4 Posted by Systech (4190 posts) -

In this economy, Steam wins by default.

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#5 Posted by pause422 (6325 posts) -

Really good idea on their part. I hope they eventually put every one of their big games on Steam and don't leave any off, also maybe shutdown their own terrible store.

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#6 Posted by Kloreep (147 posts) -
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#7 Edited by KEITH1437 (291 posts) -

I believe Spore's DRM is gone as well. It now uses Steams DRM.

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#8 Posted by Yit (938 posts) -

Finally came to their senses.

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#9 Posted by DXSSI (274 posts) -

Sweet.  I've still never played Spore, and I really wanted to.  Wouldn't buy it on principle, wouldn't pirate it on principle, and didn't dare try the demo lest it turned out to be enjoyable thereby weakening my resolve.

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#10 Posted by deaux (251 posts) -

DXSSI: This is good news for everyone, but you seem uniquely positioned to be glad.

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#11 Posted by pause422 (6325 posts) -

Yea this is really great news. I just bought Mass Effect and Spore both :)

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#12 Posted by Lunarbunny (1055 posts) -

Dammit, I had insider information and I didn't even know it. I talked in person to Steve McClure last Saturday night and he said that EA was distributing on Steam like it was past tense...I hadn't checked but I thought they already were, so I didn't go hog wild over posting it. I do know something else cool, but he asked me not to spill anything about it.

Also, Steve is a cool person.

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#13 Posted by desoda (165 posts) -
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#14 Posted by Geno (6768 posts) -

Epic win, pretty much the only criticism to Steam before was that it was missing EA's vast library, now that complaint is annulled and Steam's hawtness may proceed to rule.

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#15 Posted by lionheart62 (5 posts) -

Sweet, not theyll make an EA Game pack with like $300 of games for $100 :)

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#16 Posted by PapaLazarou (870 posts) -

No EU = major bummer for me I was going to buy Mass effect and The Witcher today on Steam but NA only :(

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#17 Posted by DavidPalmer (376 posts) -

Finally trying to tap into that huge market for digitally distributed games. It's a good move on their part and a really interesting one too, eventually Steam is going ot be THE way to get games digitally. Heck, it pretty much is the standard now.

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#18 Posted by Scorched (754 posts) -

very excited about this

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#19 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (7965 posts) -

I'm stoked!  If EA dips into their vast library, I'd jump for a chance to play Syndicate or a bajillion other games.

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#20 Posted by Stevokenevo (581 posts) -

Anyone got any idea when this comes to the EU and/or UK?  I want me some spore and mass effect without getting out of this chair.

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#21 Posted by jonnyboy (2867 posts) -

Great I guess. I stopped buying stuff on Steam when they started charging me in GBP (pounds stirling). When I was paying in Dollars I was saving a packet, so spent more! Even after VAT was added, it was a steal. Not any more.

Still Waaaaaaaaaay better than that stupid EA Download Manager crap.

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