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EA Is Now Officially On Steam, Spore Loses SecuROM
12/21/2008

Trevor DeRiza writes "Today, Valve and EA revealed that this week's earlier rumors were true: Spore (and other EA games) are coming to Steam. As of today, Spore, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, Warhammer Online, Mass Effect, Need for Speed: Undercover, and FIFA Manager 2009 are all receptive for load on Steam. In the coming weeks, EA will add Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, and Red Alert 3. On the standard Steam forums, when asked whether or not Spore would contain the dreaded SecuROM DRM that contributed to it being the most pirated game of 2008, a moderator replied, 'It does not have third party DRM.' EA has also finally launched a 'de-authorization tool' to free up limited installation slots." Several readers have written to point out other news about Steam today: they've begun selling games priced in local currency for latin customers. The only problem? Their conversion rate seems to be $1 per €1, somewhat less favorable than the current shift rate, which is roughly $1.40 per €1.

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