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13 people work on Steam, actually

October 14th, 2008 :: Valve :: 23 Responses

Disregard the last post: I’ve heard directly from Valve that only thirteen of their staff work on Steam.

Half of Valve’s staff work on Steam

August 22nd, 2008 :: Valve :: 4 Responses

“The amazing thing is that the guys churning out regular additions to these four games are half of Valve. The other half are working on Steam, constantly.”

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Region restrictions a selling point for Steam

November 6th, 2007 :: New products, Valve :: 6 Responses

Valve have begun to use region restriction as a front-line selling point for Steam when promoting it to publishers.

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Cybercafe card details stolen

April 19th, 2007 :: Events, Valve :: 139 Responses

You may by now have heard that “Steam” was broken into a week and a half ago and “consumer” credit card details stolen. As the quote marks suggest the breach has been played up by those behind it, whose exaggerations have been somewhat naively passed on by a number of big sites today.

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The Episodic Experiment

February 15th, 2007 :: Features, Valve :: 23 Responses

The purchase of Ritual Entertainment by casual games developer MumboJumbo, and the subsequent shelving of the SiN Episodes series, comes amid increasingly noticeable industry whispers that Valve’s episodic efforts are returning only lukewarm sales figures. The episodic debate has been very much re-opened as a result, widened further by yet another Half-Life 2: Episode Two delay. What’s gone – and going – wrong?

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More vacancies at Valve

March 8th, 2006 :: Steam updates, Valve :: 8 Responses

Another pair of revealing job placements have been added to Valve’s Jobs page: a smack-talking DRM/Security opening, and an intriguing Web Applications position.