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Archive for May 2007:

AWOMO beta soon; sign up now

May 27th, 2007 :: Other services :: 5 Responses (Feed)

Virgin Games’ A World of My Own is accepting beta tester applications. As well as early (but NDA-ed) access, “if you’re chosen from one of the first 30,000 players to register you’ll be rewarded with big discounts and special on going privileges”.

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Half-Life 2 Black Box dropped

May 19th, 2007 :: New products :: 41 Responses (Feed)

Valve have announced that the Half-Life 2 “black box” SKU will no longer be shipped, leaving PC players with either the orange box, which also contains Half-Life 2 and Episode One, or Steam, which is still set to offer a package of just the three new titles.

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ATI drivers to be delivered through Steam

May 19th, 2007 :: New products :: 18 Responses (Feed)

One of Valve’s earliest hopes for Steam was to use it to keep users’ display drivers up to date. Now, at long last, ATI have agreed to distribute their Catalyst drivers.

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Advertisements to become Steam function

May 19th, 2007 :: Features, Steam updates :: 18 Responses (Feed)

Counter-Strike’s in-game adverts are the pilot for a Steam-wide system Valve intend to offer to independent developers rather than use themselves. How does their new offer fit into the indie culture?

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Community content integrated in Portal

May 17th, 2007 :: Features, General :: 9 Responses (Feed)

Valve’s forthcoming puzzle game Portal will feature a system for importing and loading fan-made maps, according to Eurogamer’s recent preview.

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The Steam Community

May 8th, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 19 Responses (Feed)

The Steam Community will offer many of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold to Steam users — for free.

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