You're asking for DRM free, which is a completely different thing. DRM sucks, but unfortunately ethics seems in short supply among computer users, which ruins it for those of us who actually buy the games we play.
Darvin wrote:Had to cancel the last three games I pre-ordered (or intended to pre-order) because they elected to be Steam exclusive.
Reason I don't patronize Valve or use Steam is because their DRM policies are outright draconian.
Selling the game ourselves is exhausting and takes up tons of time in dealing with PayPal queries, etc. Steam gets you more sales as well as handling those sales for you - freeing up your time to work on more content or other games. That's a big deal.