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Steamworks silence

Nothing to say :: February 7th, 2008 :: Steamworks :: 10 Responses (Feed)

Steamworks is a very large and profound change for the PC industry. Unfortunately Valve don’t appear interested in talking to me any more, so there is little I can do for the conversation surrounding it but add unanswered questions. Which I would rather not.

I will instead leave you with Andy Simpson’s guest opinion piece from last year, for reasons which should become clear as you read it, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s interview, which does an excellent job of demystifying a press release that left a lot of its readers in the dark.

I’m sorry about this.


10 Responses to this post:

  1. Ed Says:

    As a developer of a popular (non half-life) mod I contacted Valve after seeing the release to ask if Steamworks was suitable for us. No response. Contacted again, ditto. Bit sad really…

  2. hahnchen Says:

    Did the drop off in activity get you culled from Valve’s press list?

  3. Tom Edwards Says:

    No, it’s been going on for longer than that.

  4. Daniel Chambers Says:

    That Valve won’t talk to you is a real pity. Maybe’s something wrong at their end… considering Ed has also received the same treatment. Valve never struck me as the sort of company to act like this…

  5. garry Says:

    Can’t you just peice together what they said in other articles?

  6. g3n3tix Says:

    Interesting…the first Steamworks enabled game ! It will feature achievements.
    http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=news&id=1436
    Audiosurf, a music puzzle game with the Orange box soundtrack, you can use you own mp3s.
    Let’s see how it goes…

  7. Andy Simpson Says:

    The new Steamworks site is up: http://steamgames.com/steamworks

    There’s some interesting stuff UI on display for actual matchmaking, with game lobbies and everything.

    Also, this has the same kind of layout as the Steam community pages. I think it’s only a matter of time before a new design for the Store comes down the pipe.

  8. Tom Edwards Says:

    Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Comment could not be converted to string in /home/varsity/steamreview.org/wp-content/plugins/quoter/quoter.php on line 464