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Dragon Age 2 Removed From Steam

Do all of you still remember the critically acclaimed Dragon Age Origins?? Ofcourse you do.

EA released the second part of this critically acclaimed game, Dragon Age 2 in March, which, much like its predecessor, received universal praise. On July 26, 2011 EA released Dragon Age:Legacy, a DLC (Downloadable Content) for Dragon Age 2 which features an untold story of Hawk, the main protagonist. Dragon Age 2 was available on Steam for download until now. Dragon Age 2, along with the DLC has been removed from Steam engine.

You might be wondering why this happened? The game has been removed by Valve because of violating Steam’s terms of service. EA, instead of making the DLC available to Steam for selling, considered it more appropriate to sell the DLC via their own EA store. This urged Valve to remove the game from their engine along with the DLC.

So far, Valve is quite about the incident. However, EA has tried to explain the situation like so:

“At EA we offer our content to all major download engines. Unfortunately Steam has some restrictive rules which limit developer’s interaction with customers. No other download engine has adopted this practice. Consequently some of our games have been removed by Steam. We hope to work out an agreement to keep our games up on steam”.

Steam’s decision might affect some fans who rely completely on Steam for their game purchases but i don’t think it will cut a lot of fan base from downloading the DLC.

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