European* Steam users can now join its American brethren
in downloading Electronic Arts titles from Steam. The release schedule is mostly identical to that of the US and Canada, with Spore, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, Mass Effect, Need for Speed Undercover
and FIFA Manager 2009
available now (notable exception: Warhammer Online
) and Red Alert 3, Dead Space
and Mirror's Edge
coming in a few weeks.
... What's that, reader? What's the asterisk for? Turns out, the EA library is available on Steam only to "most of Europe," with the odd man out being the United Kingdom, according to both Eurogamer
and independently verified by our mates
at the Joystiq UK offices. We've extended an offer of Earl Grey and a scone to Valve for answers.