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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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56. Re: Valve Games on Origin Sep 4, 2011, 11:38 theyarecomingforyou
 
Dades wrote on Sep 4, 2011, 11:30:
The publishers wouldn't deal with Steam until it had DRM in the first place. How often do you see DRM free copies of modern titles on other storefronts? Almost never.
Indeed. But what I'd like to see is Valve drop the online check when launching games, as that often takes over 5 seconds and does virtually nothing to deter piracy. I'd also like to see them offer game "versions", whereby you can roll back to a previous patch or the base game for if you have issues - their forced update policy can be annoying, particularly for those with problems with the connection speed or wanting to delay an update (sometimes I have to wait 30m for a game to download an update on launch when auto-updates go wrong).

What I'd like to see is Origin being PRO consumer, offering a better service than Valve. For instance, they could drop DRM altogether. They could give you extras. They could let you download a game AND as an optional pay-for-extra mail you out discs / artwork / manuals. They could offer cheaper prices. In order for Steam to change it needs healthy competition and Origin just isn't it.

PS - Does anyone know how Green Man Gaming works? It offers many titles on Steam but for less than the store price. For instance, FEAR 3 is 5 cheaper than on Steam but still uses Steam.
 
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