EA+Steam=EA finally caved

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  1. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    That's good. I wanted to get Spore but the DRM software kept me far, far away. I have nothing against protecting ownership but some of that stuff seemed way over the top.
     
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    Is it true that the Steam version lacks that DRM?
     
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    Steam games are tied to your account for life, so the whole "limited installs" is rectified right off the bat.

    Steam itself is like its own built in DRM that doesn't screw with your computer, it just checks to make sure your stuff is valid (why people who pirate games like Left 4 Dead can't play online because Steam can see that the game is pirated and nix the person's ability to play the game).
    This article basically compares what Steam does as opposed to the DRM-
    Drm: Steam DRM Vs Spore DRM
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    DRM has its place, until it insults the intelligence of the consumer.
    it's no different than when the music industry tried slipping software on CDs to control piracy. People didn't like it and retaliated.

    Apparently, Steam has gotten it right and i hope others follow suit.
     
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    Wait, who joined who? EA joined Steam? Or the other way around? Kinda confused here.
     
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    If you read the article, or well, even the link title in the first post you'd have your answer but since it hasn't happened yet; EA is finally putting games on Steam. That means some triple A titles coming. Mass Effect needs to be played by more people.
     
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    they've put 3 or 4 full games for download from the psn store, this move isn't that surprising after that.
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    PSN makes plenty of sense outright because there's no other way for them to offer games as downloads for that system.

    EA, however, has in the past tried (and failed miserably) to create a replacement for Steam. Since that obviously wasn't working for them they finally caved and decided to let Steam handle their digital distribution on the PC platform from this point on.

    When Steam was first being built back when Half Life 2 was about to come out Valve actually went to big companies like EA and Microsoft asking for help with such a platform, all the big wigs blew them off saying that was future-talk and what not. But hey, it came and its only gotten bigger and badder since then.
     

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