Monday, February 25th 2008

Valve Considers Music and Video Content on Steam

After making record sales for the holiday season last year, Valve Software may now add music and video downloads to its digital distribution platform Steam. According to the company's marketing VP Doug Lombardi the new service will be operational before the end of this year.
We're also looking at other types of content like video and music,
We're definitely having those conversations and meetings, and we're reaching out to folks with other types of digital entertainment. I think before the end of the year, you'll probably see some pilot programs with other digital entertainment on Steam.
Read the full interview at Tom's Games.Source: Tom's Games
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12 Comments on Valve Considers Music and Video Content on Steam

#1
killatia
that would be great if they did add real movies in the steam line up and not just 2 minute long trailers for games, lets just hope they chose only good movies.
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#2
broke
And High-def!!
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#4
killatia
by: PrudentPrincess
And free!! :laugh:
then how will valve pay the studio for the movies? anyways i think $10 for sd movies and $15 hd movies sounds fair.
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#5
Conti027
you never want to much of a good thing
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#6
Skrabrug
I don't really like steam as it is but I hope it doesn't make it any much of a worse thing to use :(
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#7
ex_reven
I love steam, but I think this is a little bit off track.

Wouldnt music and video degrade service/performance to us regular gamers?

Sure, Steam is one of the worlds finest content delivery systems, but its core purpose is for games...
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#8
ShadowFold
I like steam and all but I think this is a bad idea because its a gaming platform.
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killatia
by: ex_reven
I love steam, but I think this is a little bit off track.

Wouldnt music and video degrade service/performance to us regular gamers?

Sure, Steam is one of the worlds finest content delivery systems, but its core purpose is for games...
i don;t belive it will because you would download the movie from the steam servers and watch it when it done downloading, just like if you brought a game from steam. you don;t have to let steam connect to the internet to play the games, and in this case, movies onc eyou brought them from steam as well.
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#10
killatia
by: ShadowFold
I like steam and all but I think this is a bad idea because its a gaming platform.
direct2drive was also once a gaming platform. now you can download movies, tv shows, anime, and comics from direct2drive as well. the way i see it its about time steam started doing this.
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#11
Seany1212
as long as the stuff i download from there isnt plastered with DRM then i think its a good thing, hopefully rivalling itunes and such services. :toast:
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#12
Triprift
Apsolutely weve got enought drm without steam adding to it so hopefully not.
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