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News EA releases titles on Steam worldwide

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Dec 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    I prefer steam over buying games on disc etc.
    In fact, I wish I'd known that Fallout3 was available on steam before I bought the disks.
    I guess I could sell it and get it on steam.
    Same with RA3.
    They're both in their boxes and haven't been in my laptop yet.
    L4D has taken all my time so far... :D
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Depends if they keep their DRM or use Steams DRM instead.
     
  4. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    All points that EA will be using only Steam DRM.
    However, its funny that the prices increases for € users on Steam came just before EA joined Steam.
     
  5. Narishma

    Narishma New Member

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    I won't be buying any of those games now that they are more expensive than the retail versions.
     
  6. DarkInferno

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    Can't you add the key to your steam account?

    Better then a nocd crack :D
     
  7. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    ok, now why the hell does the UK get constantly shafted eh, i really don't get it
     
  8. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Can't buy any of those games... They are waaay to expensive thru Steam... They should fix the pricing... I can get the same games cheaper in a local store...
     
  9. wiak

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    This group is for all European steam customers who don´t accept to pay 1€ for 1$.
    Feel free to join and spread the word!
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/1e1us

    Dear publishers on Steam,

    We don't get access to your games, get put up with higher prices and are unable to buy localized games.

    We believe this practice doesn't just hurt your image, but also the thing that matters to you the most... sales.

    With this group we would like to show the amount of people who would have bought your games if you made them available in all countries, used the same pricing worldwide and offered the localized versions available in retail.
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/restofworld
     
  10. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Better late than never I suppose
     
  11. TreeDude

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    No. Only a handful of non-Valve games can be linked to Steam via the CD-key. There is a list on Valves website. If the game was not on Steam to begin with you cannot link the CD-key.
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    +1
     
  13. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Any speculation as to why the uk is left out? do EA do particularly well here via traditional channels and want to hold on to a bigger share of profits or something?
     
  14. Mach1.9pants

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    We are missing here in NZ...I want to add Mirrors Edge and Mass Effect to my list of 75 steam games!
     
  15. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i like steam, it works. i agree that the prices are too high tho, it smarts to get a game with no box and no physical media and have to pay more for the privilege.
     
  16. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    I take it you didn't read the clause that appears in ALL CAPS at the bottom of each ea title on Steam.
     
  17. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Spore:
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771370
    Its related to Steam and the way Spore works, not Securom.

    C&C RA3:
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771563
    Again, related to Steam and the way RA3 works, not Securom.

    Mass Effect:
    http://forums.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=660050&forum=22&sp=128
    Steam.

    The only EA title that seems to still have Securom is Warhead.

    If you find otherwise, please correct me.
     
  18. ZERO <ibis>

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    So I can finally buy RA3 with no securom!? This is great! Finally I can simply buy DL and play a game I have waited years for.
     
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