I read this article today: Steam Vs. Origin stories - Kotaku This is pretty profound news in the world of PC digital distribution. I know I'll be paying close attention as the release date for BF3 draws closer to see if both sides try to work things out and who, if anyone, compromises. In the short term, this seems like it may hurt EA more then Valve, but the long term consequences could possibly go the other way. Any thoughts?