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Steam Launches Beyond Games

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the first Software titles have launched via Steam, marking a major expansion to the platform known as a leading destination for PC and Mac games.

    The Software titles now available via Steam are:
    • ArtRage Studio Pro
    • CameraBag 2
    • GameMaker: Studio
    • 3D-Coat
    • 3DMark Vantage
    • 3DMark 11

    Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.

    GameMaker Studio, for example, features integration with Steam Workshop that allows GameMaker users to share their work via Steam. To celebrate the launch, all Software titles on Steam will be available for 10% off their regular price throughout the week.
    For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/software
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    It's a good start, but until Steam starts offering licenses for operating system and professional apps for 50% - 75% off during their sales it's not a showstopper.
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    So how does steam status work with these? "Bjorn_Of_Iceland is now playing 3DMark 11"?
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    That's a pretty good start. I can't wait to see what happens with this.
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    Interesting line up there, the art/3d modelling software. Might be popular with those who submit items to the steam workshop.
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    Me and a friend had just been discussing how 3dmark11 should be on steam when I found this. It'd be cool if they added more benchmarks and such
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    :roll:

    Lets hope it doesn't integrate a video player

    "Depth is now playing Horny Housewives 3"
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    I went ahead and picked up 3d mark 11
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    What does Steam says when you launch Source SDK? It is not a game either.

    Moreover, I don't know if Steam allows running two games simultaneously. What if you want to run two different programs at the same time?
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    lol this 1000x
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    Like "Horny Housewives 3" and "how to clean your Key Board".
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    Dear Valve,

    Please make Steam an OS to which we can play games on.

    Thank you
    Every gamer ever.
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    I do like this idea. I wonder what other software they are gonna sell soon
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    I thought we can order pizza through Steam now :/

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