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Steam at GDC07

February 18th, 2007 :: Events :: 3 Responses (Feed)

The Game Developers Conference is Steam’s E3 (or Leipzig if you want to be picky) and as usual there are several sessions relating to it scheduled, this year predominantly in the wider context of the indie-to-AAA development path.

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Do Free Weekends work?

December 4th, 2006 :: Events :: 13 Responses (Feed)

Zeh Fernando’s Online Gaming Zeitgeist has posted a partial analysis of Valve’s Free Week/Weekend promotions, using DOD: Source’s player-count statistics as a sample.

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FiOS Grand Tournament: nothing happens

June 27th, 2006 :: Events :: 10 Responses (Feed)

The FiOS Grand Tournament is underway. What effect has its relationship with Steam had?


GDC panel strikes conciliatory tone

March 27th, 2006 :: Events :: 3 Responses (Feed)

A summary of the ‘What’s Next in Digital Distribution and Mainstream Games’ panel at GDC has been posted by GamesIndustry.biz, passing on a message of reassurance for traditional publishers, retail chains, and others not yet involved in the practice.


Peer-to-Peer downloads in development

March 16th, 2006 :: Events, Steam updates :: 17 Responses (Feed)

Leaked resource files leave no doubt that a P2P distribution system is being added to Steam, and very little that it is related to the “distribution system…for free content” mentioned last September.

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Bumpy launch for Red Orchestra

March 14th, 2006 :: Events, New products :: 12 Responses (Feed)

Steam’s run of smooth releases since Half-Life 2 came to and end tonight as confusion, invalidated content and slow downloads marred the release of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45.