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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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60. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 04:24 Fryz
 
Oh look, Stinging Velvet is being a complete and total hypocrite the minute anything comes around that might bring Steam down a bit.

What a surprise!

Where's the good ole Velvet that hates DRM and activation limits and wants more digital vendors like GoG? Shouldn't you be raising a fist over Origin's shitty DRM policies? Y'know, the ones that shove SecuROM or SolidShield and 5 machine install limits onto almost all of their titles with no notification except some fine print on the store page? Or the ToS that says if you don't login for 2 years they can revoke all your licenses? Or the ToS that also says after 5 years they don't have to allow you access at all?

Nah, he's too busy trolling the Bioware boards posting shit like this about Mass Effect 3:

"I hope it is a digital exclusive on Origin. Steam is too big, it needs to lose some ground."

Is this going to be the same thing that happened with GfWL? You know, where you went around on most of the big PC sites feigning ignorance about why everybody hated it and how it got a bad reputation from Steam obsessives and how it was really good and non-intrusive? How'd that work out for ya? Wait, haven't you been bitching about how horrible it is lately? Oh, right.

It's not like people have genuine problems with Origin outside of the equally ludicrous "It's not on Steam! HURR!" knee-jerk reaction. The DRM, the horrible downloader that has a tendency to corrupt your download but has no way to verify the game's integrity so you get to burn bandwidth until it works properly, the patching, the sheer amount of bugs...

But keep on fanboying it and hoping the PC market gets turned into a console-like turf war with exclusives on different digital distros just because you hate Steam. I sure as hell don't want 16 different clients installed while trying to keep track of what game was activated by what DRM on what client everytime I have a hardware change.

And no, for the record, I'm not actually a fan of Steam. I mostly buy from GamersGate and have always thought Valve not making their titles available for sale alongside the other Steamworks games on other vendors was bullshit. That does not excuse one of the biggest publishers of PC games making things even worse.
 
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