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Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?

This Crysis 2 Product Page on EA.com has a link to the game on Origin using a "buy now" button that says "only on Origin." In keeping with that there is a discussion on the Steam Users' Forums about how the first-person shooter sequel is no longer available on Valve's online service. On the other hand, as noted in sflufan's NeoGAF post, as of this writing the game is still for digital distribution on Amazon, Direct2Drive, GamersGate, and Impulse, so we'll have to keep an eye on them. It is also noted that Alice: Madness Returns is likewise not available on Steam, but is on other services, so perhaps there's some sort of Steam/Origins turf war brewing. Thanks nin via Kotaku.

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149. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 16, 2011, 19:44 StingingVelvet
 
Dades wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 18:42:
You admitted wanting to see Steam hurt even if it makes no sense.

It does make sense from my point of view. That's where you're arrogant, you assume you're automatically right and that I'm an idiot.

The justification you use to arrive at your opinion isn't what I was talking about. Steam has competition and people don't just buy games from Steam in case you're genuinely worried about it. Some people might do that but some people also like country music and the world carries on.

No one can monopolize an open platform, stop worrying about the who and worry instead about the why.

You say this as if it's fact but I see it happening differently. I see the people who only shop on Steam, I see the indie devs who act like you have to get on Steam to make money, I see gaming journalists acting like Steam is the only game in town, I see that over half my boxes from amazon tie to Steam.

If you disagree there is a danger then fine, that's your opinion. I see Steam as a threat to take over the PC platform though, and I welcome things that weaken it because I don't want that to happen. Disagree 'til the cows come home if you want, but don't act like I am acting from some anti-Steam malice that clouds my judgement. I think it's a fine platform, it's just too popular and pervasive. And yes, on an open platform it is hard for some company to take over like that. I agree with you. That's why I look forward to Origin or whatever else taking some of their market away, putting that open platform to work.
 
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