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We're talking about Valve becoming the platform holder and guardian of the PC as a gaming system over the next two years," says Stephen Gaffney, Business Development Manager of Splash Damage.

The Enemy Territory: Quake Wars developer is responding to Valve's announcement of Steamworks, a suite of publishing apps that will enable developers and publishers to use Steam's many tools for free.

Valve are giving away the tools that make up 80-90% of Steam. With 15 million customers, their digital delivery platform has already taken on a life of its own: through it you can buy all of Valve's releases and over 250 third-party games, while it also takes care of multiplayer matchmaking, voice chat, stats collection, anti-piracy measures and sales tracking.
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I love steam, I feel like it sucks when i buy a non-steam game. It's working.
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I love steam, I feel like it sucks when i buy a non-steam game. It's working.
Ditto. What Valve and Steam have done for us PC guys is amazing. Even all those huge 3rd party guys are in on it and make profit from it. The games and media download at like 1.9+ mb/s.
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<3 Steam! Don't know what I'd ever do without my account, other than have a real life. Oh well. Goes back to playing Counter-Strike: Source...
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does anyone else think that steam takes forever and a day to update games....

+ it loves to download crap right at the best of times ... like when im trying to play online...
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does anyone else think that steam takes forever and a day to update games....

+ it loves to download crap right at the best of times ... like when im trying to play online...

ok, it's not without problems, but i do love not having to hunt down updates and patches and wait in line for my turn to download. it may takes long, but at least, it start withou me having to stay there and click ok

and i never had any issues with bioshock, at least, none related to the DRM.
    
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I love STEAM. Its everything on one platform and easy to manage your library of games.
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does anyone else think that steam takes forever and a day to update games....

+ it loves to download crap right at the best of times ... like when im trying to play online...
No, Steam 99% of the time will almost download at about 300 kb/s for me, which is at around what my ****ty connection tops out at.

Never downloads anything when I am playing games.

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My STEAM halts for me when I am playing online games...I have no issue with it.
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Download speeds are extremely slow for me, but I'll live. Valve is my favorite developer, they're like the google of the PC gaming industry.
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