Valve Sets Its Sights Beyond Games With Steam
August 9, 2012 11:01 AM
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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.
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Metro UI is ...
8/9/2012 1:30:34 PM
Just a typical casual user (majority of the market for these things) of smartphones, tablets, and pcs (big time pcgamer is the only thing that differs me from most peoples Moms using a PC) ... and I honestly feel like the Metro UI is abysmal. It just comes across as a trendy looking UI that overall seems wery awkward. It is trendy but really seems like we are going backwards when it comes to displaying information and allowing navigation efficiently. That's just me and like I said I am just a ignorant user.
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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