1. Post #1
    CS-Nation posted:
    EA seems to have pulled Crysis 2 from the Steam store. Interestingly enough, it IS available on their own Origin download service. Curious, isn't it?

    Indeed, any search of Crysis 2 on the Steam store page yields results only for the first game. There is no store page on Steam for Crysis 2, no mention of it, not even an option to purchase the game anymore. However, it seems as though those who purchased the game earlier through Steam can still access their title.

    With Star Wars: The Old Republic being an Origin exclusive, and now the mysterious disappearance of Crysis 2 from Steam, is EA pulling all of its titles from Steam for the foreseeable future? It'd be rather worrying if they do, especially if Battlefield 3 goes the same route.
    Source

    See for yourself http://store.steampowered.com/search...&term=crysis+2

    Update,
    CS-Nation posted:
    After beeing unceremoniously pulled from Steam earlier today, Crysis 2 is another to be pulled under the umbrella of "exclusive to EA's Origin."

    The listing on the EA page for Crysis 2 says "BUY NOW - ONLY ON ORIGIN" with a handy link direct to the Origin store page.

    Keep in mind that Star Wars: The Old Republic is already slated to be an Origin exclusive title upon its release.

    Is a mass EA exodus from Steam and other digital outlets upon us?
    http://csnation.totalgamingnetwork.c...igin-Exclusive

    Zips posted:
    I just got word from someone at EA. Here is their official response:

    Hi Shawn -

    It’s unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service. This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA.

    Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam.

    Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including GameStop, Amazon, Origin.com and more.
    So, it seems as though this was Valve's decision.
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  2. Post #2
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    April 2005
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    So will "exclusively on Origin" end up true?
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  3. Post #3
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    March 2009
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    You can still get it on other Digital download services such as D2D, so why Steam?

  4. Post #4
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    September 2006
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    You can still get it on other Digital download services such as D2D, so why Steam?
    Because Steam is bigger than D2D.
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  5. Post #5
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    August 2010
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    Fuck and I was about to buy it.
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  6. Post #6
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    June 2009
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    Will buy any 'origin' exclusives on discs, not supporting that bullshit.
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  7. Post #7
    CapsAdmin's Avatar
    August 2005
    3,935 Posts
    i'd hate it if i'm forced to use ea origins instead of steam whenever i want to play crysis 2
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    April 2008
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    Ah Fuck I can see where this is going.
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  9. Post #9
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    November 2007
    11,560 Posts
    Will buy any 'origin' exclusives on discs, not supporting that bullshit.
    Probably makes you download Origin or some shit if you do
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  10. Post #10
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    September 2006
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    So will I be able to play crysis 2 on steam still? Because if it's forcing me to move my service over to origin to play a game I've purchased then I'm asking for a refund
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  11. Post #11
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    Probably makes you download Origin or some shit if you do
    If that's the case, I just won't bother. I seriously don't want that crap on my HDD.
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    August 2010
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    Will buy any 'origin' exclusives on discs, not supporting that bullshit.
    All the games in hard copies here cost almost 90 euros. No thanks.
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    August 2005
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    All the games in hard copies here cost almost 90 euros. No thanks.
    and you'd end up supporting them more than you would if you bought it from ea origins
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    Disregard Flagdog I'm British
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    August 2010
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    I think I'll remove Battlefield 3 from my list of "Games to buy".
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  15. Post #15
    Dennab
    October 2007
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    Pretty much confirms that Battlefield 3 will not be on Steam.
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    EA isn't too bright.
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  17. Post #17
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    August 2008
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    I still have it in my Steam library :smugdog:


       u mad EA?   
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  18. Post #18
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    March 2010
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    If you already have the game on steam you won't need origin to run the game, origin is just the renewed EA download manager, you don't need it to be running to run the game, it's just a platform to buy games from.


    Even if you buy BF3 on Origin, you won't need the program running to run the game.
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    April 2007
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    if steam fails, then maybe valve will start making games instead of hats :buddy:
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  20. Post #20
    Origin better not be shit like every other non-Steam distribution service. The least they could do is make it a decent app.
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    Disregard Flagdog I'm British
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    If you already have the game on steam you won't need origin to run the game, origin is just the renewed EA download manager, you don't need it to be running to run the game, it's just a platform to buy games from.
    Wasn't EADM the thing where your purchased games would 'run out' and then you were forced to buy it again?

    Edited:

    Origin better not be shit like every other non-Steam distribution service. The least they could do is make it a decent app.
    It's terrible.
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  22. Post #22
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    April 2007
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    Meh, if they make their stuff exclusive to their crappy "Origin" store they won't get a sale out of me. I only buy stuff on Steam because thats where my library is by now, and it has proven to be the best.
    Enjoy not getting my money then.
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  23. Post #23
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    February 2010
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    Bad Company 2 and Medal of Honor are probably next.
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  24. Post #24
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    Cs-Nation. posted:
    ...With Star Wars: The Old Republic being an Origin exclusive...
    What is this? The game is still on Steam, and I actually just recently bought it.
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  25. Post #25
    Dennab
    October 2007
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    It's terrible.
    Actually it's very good, you haven't even used it have you? Games are pretty cheap, download infinitely faster than Steam, and do not require Origin to run.
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    Bad Company 2 and Medal of Honor are probably next.
    I'm fine with this If I can still play it on Steam, but if I have to download their shitty Origin thing, I'll be pissed.
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  27. Post #27
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    August 2009
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    Boycotting if Battlefield 3 is on Origin
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  28. Post #28
    Dennab
    October 2007
    247 Posts
    EA isn't too bright.
    yeah making more money is dumb
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  29. Post #29
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    Boycotting if Battlefield 3 is on Origin
    lol it is
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  30. Post #30
    Dennab
    October 2007
    247 Posts
    Boycotting if Battlefield 3 is on Origin
    People's stupidity fucking amazes me.
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  31. Post #31
    Dennab
    November 2009
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    Let me assume something, many people will not get BF3 on PC because EA has their own digital download system leading to bad PC sales. Meanwhile PS3 and 360 sales will be unaffected then they will pull out of the PC market due to them digging their own grave.
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  32. Post #32
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    July 2005
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    For me buying games, chances are it's either going to be a boxed copy or from Steam and that's pretty much it. I'll make an exception and buy something from Direct2Drive if it's ridiculously cheap though, I've got nothing against it. Basically I can't be dealing with making another account and having my games split into even more download services, I can't even remember what I've bought from D2D, let alone some other places I've definitely got accounts so I definitely don't want to have to sign up to Origin.

    I mean, I've got accounts with something like Green Man Gaming or whatever the hell it's called and there's definitely at least one game on there. I can't remember the account details off the top of my head though so that's an issue right off the bat.

    Call me simple but I don't want to make yet another account to play or buy my games.
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  33. Post #33
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    June 2005
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    can steam and origin users still join the same servers?
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  34. Post #34
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    Uh guys. I don't see the point. You're all acting exactly as how people acting how steam came out. At least EA is covering EADM's tracks and trying to start over. I'd at least give it a trial and see how it turns out before being all like "waaah I don't want to download extra crap to play games" even though you already did it with steam and you aren't even bothering.
    I'm still getting Battlefield 3. Why? Because Origin isn't going to change my gameplay experience at all. Their servers are crap, but we've had to use them since Battlefield 1942.
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  35. Post #35
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    Actually it's very good, you haven't even used it have you? Games are pretty cheap, download infinitely faster than Steam, and do not require Origin to run.
    I have 282 games on my steam account.

    Why should I go to the effort of getting an account with EA and then have some Origin exclusive games on that?

    That's really unorganised and it'd be much better if it was all in one library where I can access all of them from one program?

    Oh and it's faster because nobody's using it.
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  36. Post #36
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    February 2007
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    Not buying BF3 if forced to use Origin.
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  37. Post #37
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    July 2010
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    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck. I was afraid they would do this ever since they said Old Republic would be an exclusive.
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  38. Post #38
    Dennab
    October 2007
    247 Posts
    Let me assume something, many people will not get BF3 on PC because EA has their own digital download system leading to bad PC sales. Meanwhile PS3 and 360 sales will be unaffected then they will pull out of the PC market due to them digging their own grave.
    no

    Edited:

    Not buying BF3 if forced to use Origin.
    enjoy being retarded while I play BF3

    Edited:

    I have 282 games on my steam account.

    Why should I go to the effort of getting an account with EA and then have some Origin exclusive games on that?

    That's really unorganised and it'd be much better if it was all in one library where I can access all of them from one program?

    Oh and it's faster because nobody's using it.
    its so much effort to type a username and password oh my god
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  39. Post #39
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    July 2010
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    and so it begins...
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  40. Post #40
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    April 2007
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    This is just a hunch, but maybe Crytek had it pulled. Why pull Crysis 2 and nothing else? It just doesn't make sense.
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