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Comment and discussion on Valve Software’s digital communications platform.

Archive for April 2007:

Cybercafe card details stolen

April 19th, 2007 :: Events, Valve :: 139 Responses (Feed)

You may by now have heard that “Steam” was broken into a week and a half ago and “consumer” credit card details stolen. As the quote marks suggest the breach has been played up by those behind it, whose exaggerations have been somewhat naively passed on by a number of big sites today.

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Matchmaking to feature Achievements

April 13th, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 16 Responses (Feed)

Previews of Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead reveal that Steam’s in-development matchmaking service will include persistent “achievements” in the vein of Xbox Live and Games For Windows Live, along with the new concepts of lower-order “awards” and troll-shaming “demerits”.

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