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Valve Games on Origin

In an interesting twist to the competition between Valve's Steam and Electronic Arts' Origin, the Origin store is now selling some Valve games, as seen in this buy two get on free promotion, where the games in the "buy two" part include Counter-Strike: Source, Left For Dead: Game Of The Year Edition, and Left For Dead 2. Thanks Joystiq.

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49. Re: Valve Games on Origin Sep 4, 2011, 02:25 noman
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 4, 2011, 01:08:
Yeah. Hopefully EA's move will cost it a lot of sales and they'll come running back to Steam, though EA is pretty stubborn.

I hope Steam will eventually end up as just a digital download store (like Amazon, Impulse, Direct2Drive or Origin) rather than a DRM mechanism coupled with the storefront.

It's great that EA is not bowing to Steam's rules, and it's even better that BF3 and ME3 will be available at all other retail and digital download places.

As far as this news story is concerned, EA distributed the retail version of recent Valve games. Origin is not just a digital download store. It sells retail versions as well (even those that have no DRMs other than disk check). Retail version of games like Portal2 and Left4Dead2 have always been there on Origin (similar to how they are available at Frys, Amazon or Walmart)

You can't buy the download version of Valve developed games anywhere except Steam.
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