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Simple Jack Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:58am
Will Mass Effect 3 make it to steam sometime soon?
curious to know if they have plans to put Mass Effect 3 on steam
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Django Fetty Wap Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:01am 
No
Lion Heart Feb 21, 2014 @ 6:12am 
concidering valve take 20% profit from any purchase and EA have origin where they dont have to deal with that. go figure. no EA or Ubisoft game will come to steam in the foreseable future
Sinnaj63 Feb 21, 2014 @ 8:38am 
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
concidering valve take 20% profit from any purchase and EA have origin where they dont have to deal with that. go figure. no EA or Ubisoft game will come to steam in the foreseable future
You know, Ubisoft is still heavily using Steam.
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
concidering valve take 20% profit from any purchase and EA have origin where they dont have to deal with that. go figure. no EA or Ubisoft game will come to steam in the foreseable future
Valve takes 20% of sales? I find that hard to believe, what's your source for this?
ONe_mOMENT Feb 22, 2014 @ 1:00am 
Originally posted by Owlowiscious:
Valve takes 20% of sales? I find that hard to believe, what's your source for this?

Its actually been reported as 30% by a a dev.

http://www.pcgamer.com/au/2013/05/02/steam-and-gog-take-30-revenue-cut-suggests-fez-creator-phil-fish/

This was also apparent when Sega tried to reclaim profits on CoH.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-10-sega-sues-bankrupt-thq-for-630k-over-company-of-heroes-2-pre-orders

So yeah. 30% it seems to be. I can see why EA didn't want have to deal with it. and rightly so. I wouldn't want people taking a 30% cut of something I made when I'm fully capable of distributing it myself.

Though Its a given I'm (personally) not capable of creating anything worth distribution in the first place ;-)
Last edited by ONe_mOMENT; Feb 22, 2014 @ 1:00am
SwobyJ Feb 22, 2014 @ 12:15pm 
To OP: It's possible, but don't ever expect it.
Nuzzyfuts Feb 22, 2014 @ 12:32pm 
Originally posted by ONe_mOMENT:
Originally posted by Owlowiscious:
Valve takes 20% of sales? I find that hard to believe, what's your source for this?

Its actually been reported as 30% by a a dev.

http://www.pcgamer.com/au/2013/05/02/steam-and-gog-take-30-revenue-cut-suggests-fez-creator-phil-fish/

This was also apparent when Sega tried to reclaim profits on CoH.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-10-sega-sues-bankrupt-thq-for-630k-over-company-of-heroes-2-pre-orders

So yeah. 30% it seems to be. I can see why EA didn't want have to deal with it. and rightly so. I wouldn't want people taking a 30% cut of something I made when I'm fully capable of distributing it myself.

Though Its a given I'm (personally) not capable of creating anything worth distribution in the first place ;-)

No, EA didn't want to deal with it because that's Valve cutting into their profits as a production companty. EA isn't a developer( at least not in this case and most others in the last 10 years if I recall correctly), they are strictly a producer, marketer, and distributer for ME3.

But it's funny you say that, considering not only my own experiance with EA's distribution platform, Origin, and others; there's not a damn person that resonably likes origin. Most people will argue that steam is ♥♥♥♥ and we only use it because there's nothing better out there that does what it does. Which is true, but the origin client is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. I will honestly tell you that the only time I use origin is to play ME3. If they one day put the title on steam and gave me a steam key for it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Sinnaj63 Feb 22, 2014 @ 12:35pm 
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:
Originally posted by ONe_mOMENT:

Its actually been reported as 30% by a a dev.

http://www.pcgamer.com/au/2013/05/02/steam-and-gog-take-30-revenue-cut-suggests-fez-creator-phil-fish/

This was also apparent when Sega tried to reclaim profits on CoH.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-10-sega-sues-bankrupt-thq-for-630k-over-company-of-heroes-2-pre-orders

So yeah. 30% it seems to be. I can see why EA didn't want have to deal with it. and rightly so. I wouldn't want people taking a 30% cut of something I made when I'm fully capable of distributing it myself.

Though Its a given I'm (personally) not capable of creating anything worth distribution in the first place ;-)

No, EA didn't want to deal with it because that's Valve cutting into their profits as a production companty. EA isn't a developer( at least not in this case and most others in the last 10 years if I recall correctly), they are strictly a producer, marketer, and distributer for ME3.

But it's funny you say that, considering not only my own experiance with EA's distribution platform, Origin, and others; there's not a damn person that resonably likes origin. Most people will argue that steam is ♥♥♥♥ and we only use it because there's nothing better out there that does what it does. Which is true, but the origin client is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. I will honestly tell you that the only time I use origin is to play ME3. If they one day put the title on steam and gave me a steam key for it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
That you think Steam is only good because there are no serious alternatives doesn't mean "Most people" think the same.
marstinson Feb 22, 2014 @ 12:49pm 
@OP: if all things are possible in an infinite universe, then seeing ME3 on Steam is also possible. But considering that EA is pushing Origin as an alternative to Steam, it's more likely that you'll see a balanced budget and both sides of the Senate holding hands and singing "kumbaya" first.
ONe_mOMENT Feb 22, 2014 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:

No, EA didn't want to deal with it because that's Valve cutting into their profits as a production companty. EA isn't a developer( at least not in this case and most others in the last 10 years if I recall correctly), they are strictly a producer, marketer, and distributer for ME3.

But it's funny you say that, considering not only my own experiance with EA's distribution platform, Origin, and others; there's not a damn person that resonably likes origin. Most people will argue that steam is ♥♥♥♥ and we only use it because there's nothing better out there that does what it does. Which is true, but the origin client is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. I will honestly tell you that the only time I use origin is to play ME3. If they one day put the title on steam and gave me a steam key for it, I would do it in a heartbeat.

It's perfectly reasonably for a company to not want to share profits on their games when there is no reason to do so. Valve do the same with their games. It's not evil or anything to get upset about. Business is business.

As for no reasonably person liking origin. If I could I'd take it over steam any day. It hasn't got pointless crap like Trading cards, and levels that are just designed to Skinner box people into wasting money on things they don't want.

I haven't had steam installed since the cards and levels were implemented, but i will happily reinstall it when there is an opt out function. And that's my choice, may sound crazy to you, but to each their own.
Sinnaj63 Feb 22, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
Originally posted by ONe_mOMENT:
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:

No, EA didn't want to deal with it because that's Valve cutting into their profits as a production companty. EA isn't a developer( at least not in this case and most others in the last 10 years if I recall correctly), they are strictly a producer, marketer, and distributer for ME3.

But it's funny you say that, considering not only my own experiance with EA's distribution platform, Origin, and others; there's not a damn person that resonably likes origin. Most people will argue that steam is ♥♥♥♥ and we only use it because there's nothing better out there that does what it does. Which is true, but the origin client is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. I will honestly tell you that the only time I use origin is to play ME3. If they one day put the title on steam and gave me a steam key for it, I would do it in a heartbeat.

It's perfectly reasonably for a company to not want to share profits on their games when there is no reason to do so. Valve do the same with their games. It's not evil or anything to get upset about. Business is business.

As for no reasonably person liking origin. If I could I'd take it over steam any day. It hasn't got pointless crap like Trading cards, and levels that are just designed to Skinner box people into wasting money on things they don't want.

I haven't had steam installed since the cards and levels were implemented, but i will happily reinstall it when there is an opt out function. And that's my choice, may sound crazy to you, but to each their own.
You know, there is no one forcing you to use trading cards. And there are more useless features on Origin than the ones you claim to be useless on Steam. Origin, has Achievments. No one gives a ♥♥♥♥ about Achievments, especially when there is a weird Point Value System about them. And most of Origins features are straight ripped off of Steam.

And besides, I don't belive anyone would use his Steam Account solely to access Steam Forums. I am allmost certain that you do have Steam installed.
Nuzzyfuts Feb 22, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
Originally posted by ONe_mOMENT:
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:

No, EA didn't want to deal with it because that's Valve cutting into their profits as a production companty. EA isn't a developer( at least not in this case and most others in the last 10 years if I recall correctly), they are strictly a producer, marketer, and distributer for ME3.

But it's funny you say that, considering not only my own experiance with EA's distribution platform, Origin, and others; there's not a damn person that resonably likes origin. Most people will argue that steam is ♥♥♥♥ and we only use it because there's nothing better out there that does what it does. Which is true, but the origin client is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. I will honestly tell you that the only time I use origin is to play ME3. If they one day put the title on steam and gave me a steam key for it, I would do it in a heartbeat.

It's perfectly reasonably for a company to not want to share profits on their games when there is no reason to do so. Valve do the same with their games. It's not evil or anything to get upset about. Business is business.

As for no reasonably person liking origin. If I could I'd take it over steam any day. It hasn't got pointless crap like Trading cards, and levels that are just designed to Skinner box people into wasting money on things they don't want.

I haven't had steam installed since the cards and levels were implemented, but i will happily reinstall it when there is an opt out function. And that's my choice, may sound crazy to you, but to each their own.

OK, your choice is dumb and heres why, it's based on reasons that are completely stupid and nonsensical. As stated above, no one is forcing you to take part in trading cards or even CARING ABOUT the cards or the points. I've spent money on any cards, I have no interest in it, so why would I? If you "uninstalled" simply because of them, I would guess there's other problems that you need to address, rather than a blatant overreaction to something as trivial as that.

That being said, NOTHING about origin is good. As I said before, steam may be ♥♥♥♥, but Origin is a big steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥. In terms of how well it works, it performs poorly. It's ui is ugly as hell. And it's library is limited due to most titles being purely EA published.
theren Feb 23, 2014 @ 2:59pm 
Im not 100% sure, but i think there has been a problem between valve and steam, because the ingame links for dlc lead to the origin shop, and thats against the rules of steam or something like that? At least ive read that was the reason why Dragon age 2 was removed from steam.
ONe_mOMENT Feb 23, 2014 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:

OK, your choice is dumb and heres why, it's based on reasons that are completely stupid and nonsensical. As stated above, no one is forcing you to take part in trading cards or even CARING ABOUT the cards or the points. I've spent money on any cards, I have no interest in it, so why would I? If you "uninstalled" simply because of them, I would guess there's other problems that you need to address, rather than a blatant overreaction to something as trivial as that.

Dumb? hardly A little Eccentric in my way of thinking, probably (and there is no need to resort to name calling). Valve is catering to the lowest common denominator to draw in and exploit People that go "Yay cards, I'll buy any game that has them to get more!" and spend money on pointless things to make their profile look pretty (which reasonably they could have just let people put in custom backgrounds, but, you know, that wont make Valve any money now will it ;-).

Steam shouldn't be a game in itself, which it basically is now, collect cards and level up (the main reason I don't have it installed. I object to the Implementation of this without the option to opt out). I have nothing against Steam itself, I just wish they would stop adding pointless features without an opt out function ( Trading cards, Leveling, Badges). If Uplay / Origin start adding client mechanics that promote you for spending money, I probably wont use them either.

Again, its my opinion, and I respect your opinions as well. Though that doesn't mean I have to agree with them. Have a great afternoon (its afternoon here, so apologies if it doesn't quite fit your current state), and I hope neither of us waver in our principals.
Sinnaj63 Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:46am 
Originally posted by ONe_mOMENT:
Originally posted by Nuzzyfuts:

OK, your choice is dumb and heres why, it's based on reasons that are completely stupid and nonsensical. As stated above, no one is forcing you to take part in trading cards or even CARING ABOUT the cards or the points. I've spent money on any cards, I have no interest in it, so why would I? If you "uninstalled" simply because of them, I would guess there's other problems that you need to address, rather than a blatant overreaction to something as trivial as that.

Dumb? hardly A little Eccentric in my way of thinking, probably (and there is no need to resort to name calling). Valve is catering to the lowest common denominator to draw in and exploit People that go "Yay cards, I'll buy any game that has them to get more!" and spend money on pointless things to make their profile look pretty (which reasonably they could have just let people put in custom backgrounds, but, you know, that wont make Valve any money now will it ;-).

Steam shouldn't be a game in itself, which it basically is now, collect cards and level up (the main reason I don't have it installed. I object to the Implementation of this without the option to opt out). I have nothing against Steam itself, I just wish they would stop adding pointless features without an opt out function ( Trading cards, Leveling, Badges). If Uplay / Origin start adding client mechanics that promote you for spending money, I probably wont use them either.

Again, its my opinion, and I respect your opinions as well. Though that doesn't mean I have to agree with them. Have a great afternoon (its afternoon here, so apologies if it doesn't quite fit your current state), and I hope neither of us waver in our principals.
I have never heard of anyone buying games just for the sake of cards. I know about people starting to paly them again because of them, but buyin new games just because of the cards sounds incredibly stupid, even though it is a factor when buying games, it is, at the end, about games, dammit.
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Date Posted: Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:58am
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