Close Dialog Window
Close Dialog Window
Latest News
Kelly Miller
29comments Valve: Not Just For Games Anymore
Posted Mon 13th Aug 2012 2:17am by Kelly Miller
Steam service expanding beyond gaming
Valve is ready to expand it's already massive space In the PC universe, thanks to Steam, from expanding the Marketplace to a full blown application service. A press release from Valve's official website has confirmed that these titles will range from creativity to productivity. It seems that not only does Valve want you gaming through there service, they want you working through it as well.
 
These new applications will also make use of many Steamwork services; some of which will allow you take your work on the go through the cloud and allow simple automatic updates. Pretty much every service that Steam provides when gaming will be identical to what you get with these new services. Developers wanting to add their own tools will be able to do so through Steams new Greenlight service.
 
According to the press release these new applications are set to launch on September 5th.
 

Comment on this Article
Name:

E-Mail Address:
Will not be displayed to other users
Comments:

Verification:

Please enter the letters and numbers you see displayed in the above image.
The letters are not case sensitive.


Comments
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 21/01/2016 4:47pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 21/01/2016 4:47pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 14/01/2016 7:28pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 14/01/2016 7:28pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 12/12/2015 1:15pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 12/12/2015 1:15pm
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 01/12/2015 4:35am
reesebancr reesebancroft
41274 GK Points
Date Posted 01/12/2015 4:35am
Randy
Date Posted 27/11/2015 11:37am
I don't oppose Linux (gaming), but let's be ritsilaec: The majority of gamers are still gaming on´╗┐ Windows and whenever you buy a new PC or Laptop it gets a pre installed version of Windows and I doubt that the majority is going to switch to Linux.Sorry.. http://gazsthctrlt.com [url=http://hhoiscmj.com]hhoiscmj[/url] [link=http://entxcvnedu.com]entxcvnedu[/link]
Claudio
Date Posted 25/11/2015 11:00pm
This may be a guess but one of the things about beta tnisteg for Linux may also be establishing some kind of metric for the relative specifications needed for something to run.As L4D2 has shown, performance in Linux can't directly be estimated by performance in Windows because of the differing technologies involved. So hardware XYZ may not hold true for both Linux and Windows.Also there are probably new and exciting compatibility issues. For example my Desktop with it's 8800GTX which I use. or the internal AMD graphics chipset (Which I don't use) absolutely cannot be used with the Nouveau or the open AMD drivers.The former because it just causes constant GPU locks which are unfortunately blocking. It's actually a major hurdle to even installing Ubuntu to the point where I had to spend a lot of time searching for the right boot params to make sure Nouveau stayed 100% dead which is actually harder than you'd think.The AMD drivers just corrupt and make the screen an unusable mess. Given that a lot of graphical resources appear on the screen also it could be a surface allocation issue.I only mention these two in detail because it's both relevant to Valve as they have a real interest in driver compatibility and as an example of where tnisteg on different setups can yield useful information on compatibility. At least that's my view of the situation. Looking forward to the upcoming beta and hope I get to participate in it and help with making stable, bug free software.
Page 1 of 3
>

Battlefield 3Review The GK Say Batman: Arkham CityReview The Awesomenauts AgendaInterview with Robin Meijer Gears of WarReview Child of EdenReview



Proud supporter of GamesAid
The Games Tribe
Game KudosCopyright © 2010 Game Kudos Ltd. All rights reserved.
By continuing use of this site, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policy
Jobs @ GK | Advertising @ GK | PR @ GK |About Us | E-Mail Support | Acceptable Use Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use