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The Secret of AWOMO’s Island

December 7th, 2007 :: Interviews, Other services :: 22 Responses (Feed)

A World of My Own was billed as the “iTunes of games” during its announcement. It was a ridiculously big claim, an act of hubris perhaps – but I’ve been talking with Rob Donald of Game Domain International about the technology behind the company’s new distribution system, and it’s more accurate a soundbite than we once thought.

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Triton’s Lessons and Legacy

October 24th, 2006 :: Interviews, Other services :: 8 Responses (Feed)

Triton’s demise has been a particularly untimely one. Its plug was unexpectedly pulled during Steam’s strongest single week of growth—perhaps not in coincidence. Its closure has been every digital distribution paranoiac’s nightmare come true, a case study for the worst-case scenario in fact, and as such is of great interest to anyone with a stake or interest in any connected digital distribution scheme.

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Garry’s Mod to be sold through Steam

April 13th, 2006 :: Interviews, New products :: 418 Responses (Feed)

Garry’s Mod, the Source-powered physics sandbox famed across the games industry, is to be sold over Steam for $10 US. What does the move mean?

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Friends 3.0 Pre-beta Interview

January 31st, 2006 :: Features, Interviews, Steam updates :: 41 Responses (Feed)

Lead developer John Cook discusses the upcoming beta release of Friends 3.0.

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Darwinia and Steam: an Interview with Introversion

November 23rd, 2005 :: Interviews :: 10 Responses (Feed)

The Steam Review discusses Steam distribution with Introversion Software.