Just answer the question. Is what EA said about removing games from steam true or not? Why beat around the bush.
I see no one has answered this question. I'm all prepared to support Steam but so far the cause appears (quotes or not) due to terms of service that EA doesn't like. At the end of the day, they have the right to provide the service they want to (and they aren't stupid, Valve and Steam offer a huge market.)
That being said, why everyone is beholden to one service is beyond me. If I had to go to two different stores to buy two different products I would. I do it all the time, and honestly, given I don't even have to get up to do it here it's no skin off my nose.
What I would like at this point is if EA is telling the truth to show us the line item they are violating which is causing the removal of the items from the store. From there we can judge if Steam and Valve is being totalitarian or pulling an Apple (since so many people are Apple haters now) or if EA is full of crap.
Frankly I'd like answers and not fanboism and hero worship. At the end of the day these are two companies who are competing for our dollar and they have to do what is best for their business and if EA and it's share holders feel being off of Steam is good for business that's their choice.