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Steamworks partner site and API launched

May 1st, 2008 :: Steamworks :: 2 Responses

Valve have just launched their Steamworks partner website, and wonderfully, it’s partially open the public.

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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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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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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.