After pursuing its own digital distribution scheme, EA finally hopped on the Steam bandwagon last Friday, offering a number of internally-developed PC games, including Need for Speed Undercover and Spore, to United States and Canadian residents.
According to Valve, Spore, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, Mass Effect, Need for Speed Undercover and FIFA Manager 2009 are now available for "most of Europe."
However, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is not yet available via Steam within Europe. The exclusion of Warhammer likely stems from GOA, which handled the game's European publishing. EA published WAR itself in North America.
In addition to today's offerings, EA and Valve will be adding more titles in the coming weeks, including Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Dead Space, and Mirror's Edge.
Ars claims that these games coming to Steam will be coming sans DRM as well, besides the Steam client itself.
I have been waiting for Dead Space to come down to a more bearable $35 or $40 before picking it up from stores, but if I can get it from Steam with no additional DRM...hell I'll buy it at full price. It doesn't make any sense, but who says life has to make sense right?