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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 Reclaimer77 on 8/9/2012 1:57:07 PM , Rating: 2
The point was more along the lines of how is Microsoft going to stop users from tampering with Windows and doing whatever they please?


But why would I, as a Windows user, want Microsoft to do this? What's in it for me if they seek MORE control over how I can use their product? One I paid for.

I think that's what's got me so goddamn pissed off over Metro. I expect that kind of crap from Apple. That's why I've been a loyal Windows user for decades now. I don't want my experience being decided for me by others.

That's obviously just your opinion and I'm sure it's shared by plenty but actual indications are that Windows 8 will be a bigger success than Windows 7.

Windows 7 was a full priced OS, and it set the sales records on fire. I'm calling it right now, the only way Windows 8 beats that is because they're basically giving away the OS.

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