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Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 08:08 PM Reply

"Newell says Valve Need To Bring EA Games Back To Steam"

Develop-Online.net Article

The RPS article doesn't actually have much to it, it really just links to the Develop-Online.net article so just read that one, I just wanted to credit them since I stole the title they used.

"We have to show EA it's a smart decision to have EA games on Steam, and we're going to try to show them that," he said."

"I think at the end of the day we're going to prove to Electronic Arts they have happier customers, a higher quality service, and will make more money if they have their titles on Steam. It's our duty to demonstrate that to them. We don't have a natural right to publish their games."

Now I don't disagree with EA's right to have their own digital download service, but I still think it was harsh of them to pull some of their games(and future games) from Steam altogether. I would really love to see a compromise between the two to get the games back on the Steam service, while them still being able to have Origin.

I also think Valve's statement about them having happier customers by doing such is a little bit extreme, but I think it would only help their sales more then anything. Keep in mind though I'm also open to Valve putting their games out on different services, even though I doubt they will.

Also before someone inevitable talks about Steam being a monopoly. And unlike most "monopolies"(even though it's not), Steam doesn't harm it's customers, it actually has done a lot of great things for them(all of those great sales and their support for indie devs).

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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 08:17 PM Reply

Well, good. EA are stupid for pulling games off Steam, they can make a lot more money (like they need it) on there.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 08:21 PM Reply

At 8/17/11 08:17 PM, LulzCal wrote: Well, good. EA are stupid for pulling games off Steam, they can make a lot more money (like they need it) on there.

Damn straight.

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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 08:53 PM Reply

I don't give a shit if Steam is a monopoly, I don't care because:
1. They know how to run their shit.
2. They offer beyond good prices on great games.
3. The downloads are very fast.
4. The menu's are all nice and neat.
5. It's safe and secure.
6. It doesn't take up a ton of space or memory.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 09:20 PM Reply

At 8/17/11 08:53 PM, Magic-Mushroom wrote: I don't give a shit if Steam is a monopoly, I don't care because:
1. They know how to run their shit.
2. They offer beyond good prices on great games.
3. The downloads are very fast.
4. The menu's are all nice and neat.
5. It's safe and secure.
6. It doesn't take up a ton of space or memory.

But they aren't, that's why I put that comment at the end because there are numerous other digital distributors. It was just an inevitable comment that has been made in the past on this forum and in other places and I wanted to nip it before it was made.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 09:51 PM Reply

Gabe... remember when you started steam you wanted valve titles on it only & we hated it & eventually came around to liking steam ea wants the same thing :P

Seriously though competition is good it lowers prices & steam was hated when valve started it just like origin is now but we will all eventually come around to liking it.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 09:57 PM Reply

At 8/17/11 09:51 PM, KiDX05 wrote: Gabe... remember when you started steam you wanted valve titles on it only & we hated it & eventually came around to liking steam ea wants the same thing :P

Seriously though competition is good it lowers prices & steam was hated when valve started it just like origin is now but we will all eventually come around to liking it.

I agree it would be nice if they allowed Valve titles to be on other services, but Origin isn't the first "competition" to exist. And it would be a lot different if they never had EA titles on Steam but they did at one point and just started pulling them.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 10:07 PM Reply

EA will screw DICE up. A good game fallen into the wrong hands.

Cod sales > bf sales.

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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 10:58 PM Reply

At 8/17/11 08:21 PM, Makeshift wrote:
At 8/17/11 08:17 PM, LulzCal wrote: Well, good. EA are stupid for pulling games off Steam, they can make a lot more money (like they need it) on there.
Damn straight.

You know me, I'm a very straight man. Tell it like is, no messing about.

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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 18th, 2011 @ 12:38 AM Reply

At 8/18/11 12:36 AM, RightWingGamer wrote:
At 8/18/11 12:34 AM, Travis wrote: Of course, I will end up being wrong because fanboys/idiots will flock over.
Knowing BF fanboys, they'll probably try to make up reasons as to why Origin is actually BETTER than Steam.

Because that's what any fanboy would do.

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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 18th, 2011 @ 04:10 AM Reply

At 8/18/11 12:36 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: Knowing BF fanboys, they'll probably try to make up reasons as to why Origin is actually BETTER than Steam.

They already had. I remember a few people talking about how having BF3 as an Origin exclusive is good because it will prevent certain people from buying the game because they have to use Origin. Their reasoning was "only veteran's will download Origin just to play BF3".


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 18th, 2011 @ 08:58 AM Reply

The only game I'm really looking forward to before the end of the year is CS:GO really.

Dice is really taking it up the ass on this one; EA's like that upset parent who wont let thier child play with his friend nextdoor all because the kids mom didn't like her on Facebook. I don't even think Microsoft's relation to Bungie was as destructive as this. It's sad because BF3 would have probably dominated otherwise.


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 18th, 2011 @ 10:34 AM Reply

damn, I dont think ill be getting any BF3 TF2 hats for promop bonues


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Response to Newell Says Valve Needs To Bring... Aug. 19th, 2011 @ 01:09 AM Reply

Origin is alright, maybe, but its not better than Steam. EA removing their games on Steam is not a good decision, they lose money.


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