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Steam Guard will not kill you

March 4th, 2011 :: Steam updates, Steamworks :: 7 Responses

There is a lot of confusion over the recent announcement of Steam Guard, which will allow Steam accounts to be limited to certain computers. Here are the facts.

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Localised prices introduced across Europe

December 24th, 2008 :: Steam updates :: 7 Responses

Steam has begun to offer localised prices to buyers in Europe. “The future is now” according to Valve, and indeed in the UK many prices have fallen below past RRP watersheds. But in the Eurozone, prices have rocketed.

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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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Hardware Survey 7: “Installed Packages”

November 15th, 2007 :: Steam updates :: 24 Responses

The Valve Hardware Survey, and an “Installed Packages” result has been added to its report. Firefox is one of the packages detected – are there any others?

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Peer-to-Peer files released

August 19th, 2007 :: Steam updates :: 25 Responses

It seems like this gets at least one mention every month. It’s a bit of relief to see that it still exists!

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Advertisements to become Steam function

May 19th, 2007 :: Features, Steam updates :: 18 Responses

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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