The Steam Review

Comment and discussion on Valve Software’s digital communications platform.

Archive for the 'comprehensive entertainment experience' tag:

Steam Movies

September 14th, 2007 :: General :: 20 Responses

Domain lookups show that Valve registered last May (thanks Michael). A whole domain for movies suggests very strongly that they intend to make a big thing out of the upcoming network.

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Building communities through residency

March 20th, 2006 :: Features :: 15 Responses

Today, Steam doesn’t achieve much more sitting in your system tray than shortening start-up times. But that residency is a hugely important resource for developers of coming-generation MMOs and user-driven games, to the point of outright success or failure. Why, and how?

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Steam Media Player available; Steam driver added and removed

March 16th, 2006 :: Steam updates :: 10 Responses

While Monday’s Steam update may have been aimed at getting the final beta phase of Friends 3.0 out into the open, it also saw the quiet release of Steam Media Player. Also, a new system driver, SteamDrv.sys, has been found in the Steam folder.


Steam vs. World of Warcraft

September 3rd, 2005 :: Features, Steam updates :: 3 Responses

1UP’s interview with Gabe Newell gives us the new Steam strategy: to help developers make games, not game technology.

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