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Steam had humble beginnings, but over the years, Valve has turned it into the most popular game distribution service around. One could argue that Steam revolutionized the way games are sold, and the service continues to evolve. Surprisingly, the next step in that evolution may see Valve vacate its role in determining what's sold via Steam. During a talk at the University of Texas, company founder and gaming luminary Gabe Newell said Valve is becoming a bottleneck between consumers and content creators—and it needs to "get out of that connection as much as possible."...

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post #2 of 103
Very Interesting.
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i'm all in. in the past few years some of the greatest new video game IPs have come from indie developers.
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Haven't watched the video but it seem's this would be a brain child to kill off competition, offer company's to host there own store threw steam's back end goodbye to everyone else (origin,uplay,gmg, etc).
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But I don't trust another company except Goog.... omg yes Google manage Steam.

An android's wet dream.
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I like how Gabe is all about the games.

Except when basically everything he's done in the past few years has been specifically for making Steam flavoured money are barely anything to do with games.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

I like how Gabe is all about the games.

Except when basically everything he's done in the past few years has been specifically for making Steam flavoured money are barely anything to do with games.

I sense hate in your side of the force...


I'm interested on seeing what's he really thinking of.
   
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I sense hate in your side of the force...


I'm interested on seeing what's he really thinking of.

It was only the truth.

I guess it will take a few more years for people to get over the honeymoon.
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It was only the truth.

I guess it will take a few more years for people to get over the honeymoon.

Not the truth. Just your opinion.
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Valve is the only game company on the planet that has the luxury of not having to make a single game now and still remain extremely profitable.

....And fanboys defend them to the death.

Freaking amazing job Gabe! Seriously, run for office.
 
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