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Old 06-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Crysis 2 taken off Steam....

I was just about to go and buy it and now it looks like it's gone.

I'm starting to feel that EA is going to pull every new release off Steam to sell on their crappy service.

This is going to be a big financial goof for them.

Guess I won't be playing Crysis 2 unless it's back on Steam some day.

Sigh.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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I am actually not suprised by this lol

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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This is going to be a big financial goof for them.
Wow . They just lost a potential customer .
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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I wonder what happens to the existing Steam owners out there in terms of getting updates for the game. Ironically, Dragon Age 2 is still on Steam. Guess EA knows no one wants to buy that one at full price anywhere.

Either way, this is not a smart move by EA.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #5
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Not looking good for my Mass Effect collection.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #6
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Not looking good for my Mass Effect collection.
I'm thinking by March of 2012, EA will either realize how bad of a move it is to lose a huge chunk of PC gamers that actively use Steam and move their new titles back to the service--or they'll strike it rich and Origin will be a big success. I highly doubt the latter since the service would only handle their stuff. Not a big selling point for consumers--only for EA's bottom line.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #7
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Wow. I was thinking about getting that on the next sale. Oh well. Just saved me some money!
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #8
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Or maybe there was something else that has gone wrong, and it has been pulled temporarily? No need for wild speculation just yet. It could be anything. A glitch, an agreement issue, or any number of things.

It is still available on other stores, so I doubt this is being pulled to become an "exclusive" to Origin.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #9
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That is some grade A, 100%, Bona Fide HORSE PUCKEY. Yes i said horse, puckey, lol. I have it already, but to pull a game like that is crazy. That's probably the highest profile game i've seen get pulled from Steam. Ah well, EA will NOT get my money. If they decide to never release Alice, or ME 3 on Steam, then they are going to lose ALOT of sales in the hopes we'll try Origin.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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It could be anything. A glitch, an agreement issue, or any number of things/
Yes, it's a financial "glitch" it seems.

Also, services like D2D are a small portion of dd sales. Steam is the only company that is actually a huge player in the field and I think this is why EA is specifically calling out Steam for this. They know who they're trying to take customers away from when it comes to selling their own titles.

I have such a large queue to play, that I can wait this out. Also, ME3 is my next new EA purchase and I think this might be resolved by that point.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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Wow they really did remove that turkey,err I mean that quality game. Can we do the same thing for DNF?


If you bought your games on Steam they aren't going anywhere even if nobody new can buy them on Steam anymore.


Considering I spent 1.5 hours on their live support this morning with no resolution on their part to a problem I had; they have a loooooong way to go before they can depend on Origin completely for sales.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #12
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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what tha???
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #14
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Too bad for them.
The EA store is completely messed up, the website load slow as hell and it redirects me to a wrong region, of course the games have incorrect price tag and they try to charge in Euros.

I can't imagine what bunch of ignorant handicapped monkeys are working there.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #15
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Maybe it got moved to the free games list accidently.

*checks furiously*
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