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Official launch of Software titles on September 5

Valve is a major video game company and has very impressive titles to its name, including Half Life. Valve also has a popular digital distribution platform called Steam that has been used to distribute digital versions of retail video games.
 
Valve has now announced that the first set of non-gaming software titles are heading to Steam. Software titles would be things other than video games. According to Valve, the software titles that will be landing on Steam will range from creativity to productivity.
 
"The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," said Mark Richardson at Valve. "They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."
 
The new software will be able to use some interesting features Steamworks offers such as easy installation, automatic updates, and the ability to save work to a Steam Cloud space so that files are available wherever you go. Steam will add more software titles as time goes by. The company also says developers can submit software titles via Steam Greenlight.
 
The official launch of software titles on Steam will be September 5.
 
Valve President Gabe Newell recently focused his wrath on Windows 8. Newell noted last month that Windows 8 would be a "catastrophe" for the PC space. He also predicted that some PC makers might leave the PC industry. Microsoft certainly made some of its biggest partners very uncomfortable when it entered the hardware business with the Surface tablets. 

Source: Valve



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By StevoLincolnite on 8/9/2012 11:31:54 AM , Rating: 2
Steam becoms the leader in games digital distribution.

Steam expands platform to include regular apps.

Steam becomes a cloud OS and takes over the world.




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By Souka on 8/9/2012 11:51:16 AM , Rating: 2
Coming soon.... The Steam phone, running SteamOS of course.

:)


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By Amiga500 on 8/9/2012 11:55:43 AM , Rating: 2
As long as it isn't a rectangle with rounded corners...

We invented rectangles and we also invented rounded corners.

[/apple lawyer aka w*nker]


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By Cheesew1z69 on 8/9/2012 12:10:17 PM , Rating: 3
Why would not just type out wanker? Seriously?


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By C'DaleRider on 8/9/2012 1:12:47 PM , Rating: 2
Damn, guess my dining room table, a rectangular table with rounded corners, is infringing on Apple's patent.

Or maybe not since the table is around 75 years old.


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By really on 8/9/2012 12:54:29 PM , Rating: 2
A steam powered phone?! I thought we were supposed to be making advances forward. At least it will be green.


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By MrBlastman on 8/9/2012 12:17:23 PM , Rating: 2
Valve decides making a sequel to Half Life 2 is a waste of time.


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By geddarkstorm on 8/9/2012 1:10:39 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, they are just renaming it to Half Life 3: Office App Invasion


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