I have said in the past that STEAM deserves to be the "LIVE" of PC gaming, EA dropping some games into a reliable digital distribution system is a step froward not only for what I think is good for PC gaming, but for a company that, like it or not, has put a lot of effort into making better products lately.
Im not a fan of EA, they make some terrible games and then they drop things like Mass Effect (which I really enjoyed, say what you want about that). And by the way: Iam a PC gamer, and to be a PC gamer means that I have to wait for games to come out for the PC since everything is "console first" right now, anything that is "we can deliver both console and PC", is welcome here.
Back to EA on STEAM, its not a big thing, they are dropping some games that I own allready and others I dont even care because if I havent played them I wont be playing them and thats it. But, if in the future they release the games at the same time without any "lag", then we have a winner for the PC gamers.
So, Im now loading this post on the category "games for windows", but actually the games for windows idea was a bad idea and poorly developed... so poorly developed by Microsoft that a guy with a relatively small company that made a great game and then decided to make a sequel of that game and drop it on a digital distribution system of its own... well, you know the history, STEAM didnt have anything else than Half Life 2 at the beginning, I was there, its not what it is right now (Ubisoft games and now EA, big titles). This Valve guy was an ex Microsoft employee.
I will be on the dtoid STEAM group.