Those wily fellows at PC Gamer discovered something yesterday that I found rather interesting. Here’s the general idea:
We recently learned that it’s possible to activate a selection of EA games bought on Steam on Origin. We’ve successfully redeemed keys for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2, Alice: Madness Returns and Dragon Age 2. There may be more.
So, in effect, you can export your new EA Steam client games to EA’s new Origin system.
The takeaway here is that it’s clear that EA wants everyone who plays EA PC games to solely use its new system and leave Steam alone– all you need to do is look at the Battlefield 3 fiasco and the fact that Star Wars: The Old Republic digital downloads will only be available on Origin.
Back to the PCG story, I was reading the comments and found this funny:
Great! Now when there’s an update for one of my games, EA and Steam will fight over which one of them will get to download and apply it.