Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
Valve is an industry darling because Valve practically runs the industry.
Then tell them to stop the goddamn regional pricing nonsense! In all seriousness they don't run the industry, whether practically or not. If they did, arguably things would be better (even if we'd be living in GabeN's walled garden of digital amusements). But they don't. They're the industry darlings because they hold massive sales and made Half Life, as well as maintain a generally friendly and approachable presence with the community. Except in cases like this.

Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
People want to burn Origin because it's EA.
Fixed that for you, because that was the principle complaint - it's from EA and it's not Steam.