Tuesday, March 17th 2009

Valve Adds In-game Downloadable Content to Steam

Valve, creators of best-selling entertainment products and advanced technologies, today announced the arrival of in-game downloadable content to Steam, their massively popular PC gaming platform. In-game DLC allows developers and publishers to use their own games as a platform for selling additional content to gamers.
The first game to take advantage of this new in-game DLC capability is The Maw, by Twisted Pixel Games. Their first DLC releases are levels entitled The Maw: Brute Force and The Maw: River Redirect. Each DLC level expands The Maw storyline by fitting in-between the original levels as "deleted scenes."

Twisted Pixel CEO, Michael Wilford, says "We're happy that we can now offer Steam customers significant expansions to the Maw story, delivering more Maw directly to gamers while they're still playing the game."

DLC can now be added to any game on Steam, regardless of whether it was originally purchased via Steam, at retail, or via other digital outlets. It is also a feature of Steamworks, the suite of free tools and services available to game developers and publishers.

For more information about The Maw or Steam, please visit http://www.steamgames.com.Source: Steam
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7 Comments on Valve Adds In-game Downloadable Content to Steam

#1
Bundy
Good info, thanks. My children want this 'game' and initially I thought the price was reasonable. Now I'm wondering how much more it will cost to get the full deal.
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Mussels
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the DLC support is obviously in preperation for left 4 deads DLC, due "soon"
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#3
MopeyMartian
Did they have to use Microsoft's DLC acronym? Every time I hear it my stomach churns a little.
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Mussels
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by: MopeyMartian
Did they have to use Microsoft's DLC acronym? Every time I hear it my stomach churns a little.
i dont mind it. i see it as "a patch with new content, not just bug fixes that should never have existed in the first place"
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#5
ArmoredCavalry
Cool, another way for steam to make money! :)

Yeah, seriously though, the whole $20 dollars more for Empire Total War: Special Forces is a little ridiculous. $20 for 6 units? $70 for one game? Little rich for my blood, especially considering I can just get the imported version from gogamer for 36 bucks w/ shipping.

Steam is good for weekend deals, and that is about it for me. I can't see ever buying stuff at full price from them, because you can almost always pick up a boxed copy w/ shipping for cheaper.

It just bugs me now that games like DOW2, and Empire Total War attach to your steam account, and become unsellable. Steam is starting to get scary... :wtf:

/end steam rant
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#6
a111087
i hope this isn't in game ad...
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DRDNA
by: a111087
i hope this isn't in game ad...
lol thats what Burnout Paradise has!avalable on Steam too.
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