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103. Re: Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin Aug 12, 2011, 11:17 Bhruic
If Steam is denying the listings because of the Origin requirement, I find that to be hypocritical on their part

Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first true "service" based competitor to Steam. The other DDs don't have "must be running client" requirements for their games. Someone else mentioned GFWL, but that seemed entirely compatible with Steam, so I'm not sure that applies.

I think it'd only be hypocritical if Valve had complained that they couldn't get their Steam games on other services. As they've never cared to even try to do that, that wouldn't appear to be the case.

Frankly, I've never really been sure why other publishers would go the Steamworks route in the first place. I guess once you have enough of your games on their, it might be worth it, but otherwise, you are just exposing your customers to all the competition. And basically having your game be an advertisement for Steam.
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