• EA Pulls Crysis 2 From Steam, Now Exclusive to Origin, BF3 to follow?


    It begins. Forging way ahead with their plans to ingratiate themselves with the new level of emergent digital distribution Steam has monopolised for years now, EAís newly-rebadged Origin Store has struck its first telling blow. The game in question: Crysis 2. EA have since confirmed that it can now only be purchased online exclusively at Origin, and in the case of Australian gamers, doing so will set us back a whopping $79. Thanks to Snootle for this info, but no thanks to inflated software prices.

    Thrifty internet buyers can still pick the game up for a little less at places likeDirect2Drive, but as Snootle mentioned in his news alert, this is very likely to change very soon give how aggressively EA are approaching the establishment of their online portal. By the time their hottest property Ė that being Battlefield 3, you know, the game we all want quite badly Ė rolls around for its October 25th release, donít expect to be able to pick it up online anywhere but Origin for a premium. The red carpet of future commerce has been unfurled to meet its arrival, and we donít get to walk on it. We just get to pay for it.
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      Meh, will stick to Amazon.
    1. Hologram's Avatar
      Hologram -
      Crysis 2 sucks anyway.
    1. mr. nails's Avatar
      mr. nails -
      lol, and when u go to the site they want $80 for this game. gtfo!
    1. icerush's Avatar
      icerush -
      not a great way to battle piracy...
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      I've actually spent money on steam for a game. However, none of my money will ever meet an EA account, this is one of several reasons.
    1. Green Goblin's Avatar
      Green Goblin -
      I don't pirate many games but Crysis 2 was one of them, have to agree with Hologram, game was crap.
    1. Evelyn's Avatar
      Evelyn -
      i know it, this is going to happen. Steam was ignoring the players needs & was on path of monopoly.
    1. iLOVENZB's Avatar
      iLOVENZB -
      Looks liek BF3 will be on Steam after all?

      https://filesharingtalk.com/content/1...-Steam-Instead
    1. Hologram's Avatar
      Hologram -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
      Looks liek BF3 will be on Steam after all?

      https://filesharingtalk.com/content/1...-Steam-Instead
      Wrong link?
    1. darkmawl's Avatar
      darkmawl -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
      Looks liek BF3 will be on Steam after all?

      https://filesharingtalk.com/content/1...-Steam-Instead
      Assuming EA would not break the same Steam Rules
    1. Appzalien's Avatar
      Appzalien -
      Hey! Isn't EA the game developer that refused to release games without securom even though it was a pain to customers but not pirates? And isn't it EA that wanted to release all their games with a limited number of installs? And isn't it me who will not fall for their greedy crap this time as well?
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Yes to all, and it's weird how I look at a game developer before considering a game nowadays. That's something I never did when I was younger, but the bullshit they've been pulling recently begs the consumer to pay attention. EA has to bring a lot of interest in a game before I would even consider to grab a pirated copy (let alone pay for it), like hell I'd become a member of yet another site just to get one of their games. That's sort of the point with Steam (and others), centralized store that cuts through the bullshit.
    1. dickbillz3's Avatar
      dickbillz3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Appzalien View Post
      Hey! Isn't EA the game developer that refused to release games without securom even though it was a pain to customers but not pirates? And isn't it EA that wanted to release all their games with a limited number of installs? And isn't it me who will not fall for their greedy crap this time as well?
      You are correct. But I sure as hell will be overlooking those facts when I buy BF3!!!
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      Quote Originally Posted by dickbillz3 View Post
      But I sure as hell will be overlooking those facts when I buy BF3!!!
      No wonder we are continuously forced to deal with this crap, suckers flood the consumer market