Dades wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 23:21:
And at this point either way that's hearsay. I know it's easy to point fingers at the "Evil big company" but right now it's all he said she said. One of the other need to pony up proof, actual proof to validate their case.
No they don't because they are likely contractually obligated not to and it's not good business to air dirty laundry.
Which is why at this point it's all a giant shell game of who can put on the nicest PR show. Gabe is the PC market darling, all the gamers love him and he knows he can paint EA the villians and EA can't do much about it.
Frankly I'm of the mind ignore the two kids having a tantrum about who's the cooler kid, for all we know this could as much be an issue of Valve throwing a hissy over the improved Downloader that EA now offers (it's not like it's a new service it's just reskinned and rebranded it's been there for years) as much as it may be EA "trying to make a buck." Unless someone here is an "industry insider" or was eavesdropping on the conversation or stole the contracts none of us know what is really going on.
In the end I get my game, I can play it, and I'm happy. I don't give a damn where I get it through as long as I get a good product and there's no drop off in performance.