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15.11. Valve are announcing Steamcloud.

Save games and configs are to be stored by the Steam back-end. Half-Life will be the first to do this, with Counter-Strike remembering your key config. Left 4 Dead will ship with this too.

If you’re offline it caches the data locally, and then uploads it as soon as it can. They will keep those save games forever. “You can uninstall Half-Life, then come back to it two years later and finally finish Xen.”

It will be free, to both developers and customers.

15.08. Steam customers take it for granted that they can access their games from any PC. They no longer have to dig around for the DVD.

“Now their game-generated data can come too.”

15.06. Now we have John Cook, a developer on Steam.

There have been 114 updates to Steam since it was released in 2003.

Steam is working on: Driver auto-updating, a system-requirement checker, calendar functions, and “official” communities. This last one is exposing their tools to all other game developers. It lets developers’ customers get in touch with each other.

They also want to improve direct sales, presenting prices in local currency, updating the recommendation engine so people can more easily recommend games to each other, and tidying up the shopping cart.
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14.58. We’ve just seen Meet The Sniper. The best I can do for you is tell you it’s fantastic. It’s possibly the funniest so far. Start looking forward to it.

14.55. The Medic update saw at its peak 32% of all people playing with Medics! And after the cooldown, the Medic maintained more players.

Goldrush was “getting too bogged down” in the first stage.

Walker concludes that game designers need to start thinking about their games as services. If you are not close to your customers, or if there are too many intermediaries, then you will cut down your ability to succeed at your service.

With the new pack we will see a Meet The Sniper.
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15.40. What is Gabe Newell’s position on piracy and PC sales? He explains by talking about the development of Left 4 Dead. During the development they’ve never once had a discussion about piracy. It’s not, he claims, something they have ever felt the need to discuss.

This is, Newell states, because of the relationship Valve has with its customers. He says that their players don’t want to pirate, and thus cut themselves off from that connection. And, he adds, the consequence of piracy are so huge to Steam players if they get caught. They can lose all their games. It’s too big of a chance. But he focuses on it being because of how Steam connects to players. Well, that’s not true. He focuses on how much Valve just don’t focus on piracy. It’s not a subject on their minds at all.

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Gotta Love Valve. <3
Edited by Puckbandit35 - 5/29/08 at 3:47pm
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I can't wait for meet the sniper. I've watched the series of them many times because they're just so funny. The heavy and engineer are my faves so far.
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DAMN!

I thought there was going to be the Meet the Sniper video, not them going "LULZ IT IZ WINRAR"
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Walker concludes that game designers need to start thinking about their games as services. If you are not close to your customers, or if there are too many intermediaries, then you will cut down your ability to succeed at your service.
thats what i wanna hear
    
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I frickin love Valve. I wish more companies would wise up and use steam as a publisher.
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The source page is being updated constantly, its kinda like a live blog I guess? I will keep checking it out and updating the first page.
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15.40. What is Gabe Newell’s position on piracy and PC sales? He explains by talking about the development of Left 4 Dead. During the development they’ve never once had a discussion about piracy. It’s not, he claims, something they have ever felt the need to discuss.

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Valve doesn't focus on piracy hmmm
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Yeah, I too thought the actual vid was up.

But I guess, since the movie itself is done and it's being released with the next pack, next pack can't be too far off.

Next pack seems to be the Pyro achievements.
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“You can uninstall Half-Life, then come back to it two years later and finally finish Xen.”
sounds like me
can't wait for another "meet the" vid. Scout one was sort of disappointing though. Favorite is probably engineer, but I also liked the soldier one (I LOL at the heads every time)
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