The Steam Review

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Archive for the 'Steam updates' Category:

All-round platform update

May 6th, 2006 :: New products, Steam updates :: 15 Responses (Feed)

A Steam platform update has been released enabling the purchasing and downloading of videos, adding a new error-handling system, making various other tweaks, and introducing a range of glitches.

Metacritic scores implemented in Store

March 25th, 2006 :: Steam updates :: 7 Responses (Feed)

A simple upgrade to the Steam Store has added Metacritic ratings to all games that have them.

Peer-to-Peer downloads in development

March 16th, 2006 :: Events, Steam updates :: 17 Responses (Feed)

Leaked resource files leave no doubt that a P2P distribution system is being added to Steam, and very little that it is related to the “distribution system…for free content” mentioned last September.

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Steam Media Player available; Steam driver added and removed

March 16th, 2006 :: Steam updates :: 10 Responses (Feed)

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.


More vacancies at Valve

March 8th, 2006 :: Steam updates, Valve :: 8 Responses (Feed)

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.


Steam Developers Wanted

February 11th, 2006 :: Steam updates, Valve :: 2 Responses (Feed)

Two new entries have appeared on the Jobs section of Valve’s website, both regarding Steam.