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The Steamcloud conference

You’re probably all aware of Valve’s recent “Steam and the PC platform in general” press conference. Steamcloud is the headline announcement of course, but our old friend John Cook also listed a few other upcoming developments.

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Steam Community Beta impressions

August 19th, 2007 :: Features, Steam Community :: 14 Responses

The Steam Community is on track not only to succeed, but to become the most successful network of its kind. Here’s why.

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Steam Community screens and date

June 19th, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 49 Responses

Gabe Newell gave a presentation at the Showdown LAN event the other day (thanks Greg), which seems to have focused on the Steam Community. Fortunately for us someone had a camera, but don’t get too excited: there’s nothing particularly remarkable yet.


The Steam Community

May 8th, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 19 Responses

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

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Matchmaking to feature Achievements

April 13th, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 16 Responses

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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Left 4 Dead includes matchmaking

March 2nd, 2007 :: Steam Community :: 21 Responses

It’s come, it’s gone, it’s come back again. Eurogamer have now confirmed that a “bespoke matchmaking system” is in development for Turtle Rock’s Left 4 Dead.