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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 GenZ on 8/12/2012 10:33:02 AM , Rating: 2
Blizzard's App updater is different from an App Store. Its elementary, if you can't buy, then its not a store.

Thats right, I am specifically ignoring the third party apps that sometimes did that in the early 2000's if you prayed right and had the right phone model version and serial number because those were goddamned lame and suitable for technically literate people at best

I can see what happened as you wrote that post, you were about to write just 'right phone model', then you realised that the iPhone only works with other iPhones. So you tried to add the words 'version' and 'serial number' to make yourself right. Don't worry, this is the basis of every 'Apple is better' argument out there.

You always pick the things Apple is good at in order to win an argument, because they are never consistently good at anything... except innovation, which by definition is the rebranding and packaging of other peoples things. In other words, stealing ideas.

You also state you are technically illiterate in the last sentence, as it quite plainly seems from your tone that the constraints mentioned are not suitable to you. Perhaps in the future you should work on your 'literacy' before sharing it with us.

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