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sflufan
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(06-15-2011, 01:12 AM)
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See, it's now on Origin exclusive:

http://www.ea.com/crysis-2/pc-download

Or not:

http://www.direct2drive.com/10262/pr...sis-2-Download

http://impulsedriven.com/crysis2

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-C2/crysis-2

http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Art...8096702&sr=8-4

The new Alice game is also available on all DD services except Steam. I think the writing is on the wall for BF3 from Steam as well!
Snuggles
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(06-15-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Hmmm, we were unsure if it was actually pulled for good, or if they ran out of keys, but the 'Only on Origins' icon on the EA site is suspicious.

We'll just have to wait for confirmation, or to see if it drops from other DD retailers before panicking, but it would kinda suck if this happens.

Goddamit EA.
WHOAguitarninja
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(06-15-2011, 01:13 AM)
Well....damn.
PetriP-TNT
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(06-15-2011, 01:14 AM)
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Well this makes much sense
sflufan
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(06-15-2011, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

Hmmm, we were unsure if it was actually pulled for good, or if they ran out of keys, but the 'Only on Origins' icon on the EA site is suspicious.

It's the same situation with the Alice game though. That can't be a coincidence!
Phonomezer
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(06-15-2011, 01:14 AM)
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Battlefield 3...
Akia
(06-15-2011, 01:14 AM)
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This is not a good precedent. They will use Battlefield 3 as a killer app to get Origin on PCs this holiday.
dimb
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Only chance I would have bought this was during the Summer Steam Sale.
Rahxephon91
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Why must you fight your overlords EA?
opticalmace
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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The hell?
Jibber Hack
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Honestly, if EA can come up with a sound marketplace then I don't mind buying from Origin. But, if they're going to pull shit where it's just not on Steam, then fuck'em. Was looking forward to B3, but if this is the way they're going to go about it then I guess I'll pass.
TriniTrin
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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well that sucks, I honestly dont even use anything but Steam for DD PC games. Guess its back to buying physical copies for EA games... *Sigh*
scoobs
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(06-15-2011, 01:15 AM)
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If bf3 is not on steam... i dont even know what to say. I honestly might not buy it
kai3345
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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ugh
Deadbeat
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by scoobs

If bf3 is not on steam... i dont even know what to say. I honestly might not buy it

Thats okay buy RO2 instead. Also, I bet Activision has no problem having all the steam market.
1-D_FTW
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Bravo, EA. You'll now get 100 percent when I buy this game. 100 percent of 0 dollars. You win!
Fersis
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Well guys.. dont expect to buy B3 on Steam then.
Snuggles
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Just in case anyone hasn't been following the Steam thread, the rest of EA's catalog is still on Steam. Dragon Age 2 came out around the same time and is still up, but then again, no one really cares about that game.
StuBurns
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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I know why you'd want to fight Steam, but it's not going to happen.
godhandiscen
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(06-15-2011, 01:16 AM)
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I might skip BF3 then.

It would have hurt before E3, but with the announcement of Halo CEA and my friends back on board to play Halo, I might not need BF3 after all.

MW3 doesn't look so bad anymore.
dorkimoe
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(06-15-2011, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phonomezer

Battlefield 3...


Fffuuuuuu. I'll get retail
water_wendi
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(06-15-2011, 01:17 AM)
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Sounds good.
Acosta
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(06-15-2011, 01:17 AM)
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This is the biggest bullshit I have seen in years.

"We don't want to sell our games in Gamestop, now we have our own shops, see you there if you want our stuff."

EA is up for a surprise if they expect people run to their download service just because they force it.
tokkun
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(06-15-2011, 01:18 AM)
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How do the fees charged by Steam compare to the other services?
Xamdou
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(06-15-2011, 01:18 AM)
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EA pulled Crysis 2 from the steam store because they know of the upcoming steam summer sale which will make mark the game's price anywhere from 30%-50%.
Drkirby
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by tokkun

How do the fees charged by Steam compare to the other services?

Roughly the same I think.
kamspy
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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What kind of developer who owns a digital download service refuses to sell their game on other digital download services? Shame EA.

I've already preordered at Amazon. Boxed copy is fine.
StuBurns
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by tokkun

How do the fees charged by Steam compare to the other services?

Everyone wants about 30% I believe.
sflufan
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by tokkun

How do the fees charged by Steam compare to the other services?

No one has ever said definitely, but I believe that it's 30% which is comparable to other DD retailers.
MoFuzz
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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EA just shot themselves in the foot.
Qwomo
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Looks like I won't be playing Crysis 2 ever, then.
bangai-o
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by dorkimoe

Fffuuuuuu. I'll get retail

Wal Mart?
forrest
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Just another reason for me to hold off on Crysis 2.
Shalashaska161
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(06-15-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Why the fuck would you do that, especially for something that's already a bit older like Crysis 2. That's like pulling the game from Wal Mart to sell it exclusively at K-Mart.
ciaossu
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Oh no... if Mass Effect 3 isn't on Steam

I'll be D:
Green Biker Dude
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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helping ruin console gaming wasn't enough for ea. they need to shit on the pc too
opticalmace
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xamdou

EA pulled Crysis 2 from the steam store because they know of the upcoming steam summer sale which will make mark the game's price anywhere from 30%-50%.

Couldn't they just say they didn't want it to go on sale then instead?
mbmonk
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Looks like I will be looking for a physical copy more than likely then. Besides we couldn't play BFBC2 for like a week the servers were getting hammered so hard on PC. So not getting it day 1 shouldn't be a big deal for me.
Diebuster
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Pulled from Steam and pulled from my to-buy list. Well done EA.
fly high ~ayunite~
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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How is this any different than what Steam/Valve does with their own games? I mean, I wouldn't expect Valve to put their games up on EA's Origin.
heyf00L
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(06-15-2011, 01:20 AM)
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This is not how you beat Activision/COD.
Liquid Helium
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(06-15-2011, 01:21 AM)
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I guess they don't like people buying their game on PC.
Davidion
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(06-15-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Oh, guess I won't be buying Crysis 2 anytime soon.

*shrugs*
TUROK
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(06-15-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Digital distribution sucks anyways.
szaromir
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)

Originally Posted by fly high ~ayunite~

How is this any different than what Steam/Valve does with their own games?

This is not different at all.
∀ Narayan
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)
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Hmm. Well, the Dust 514 beta should be going on by the time BF3 hits, so...
Hot Coldman
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)
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bernardobri
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)
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So, in the case of Steam, for those who managed to buy the game, is the download still available 24/7 or is it completely lost for good?
StuBurns
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by fly high ~ayunite~

How is this any different than what Steam/Valve does with their own games?

Valve won already.
darthbob
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(06-15-2011, 01:22 AM)
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If I bought it from Steam, I sure as shit better be able to redownload it, or else I'm typing an angry email.

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