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Valve Announces foray into Operating Systems with SteamOS

at 16:03 - 23rd, September 2013
We all kinda knew it was coming, it was rumoured since Microsoft announced it's plans to create an app store and there was word of services like steam being blocked by MS.

From the SteamOS website
All the games you love
Hundreds of great games are already running natively on SteamOS. Watch for announcements in the coming weeks about all the AAA titles coming natively to SteamOS in 2014. Access the full Steam catalog of over nearly 3000 games and desktop software titles via in-home streaming.

Over 50 million friends
Steam users are what makes gaming on Steam fun. Meet new people, join game groups, form clans, chat in-game and dive into Game Hubs, the center of activity for all your favorite games.

The creative energy of Steam users takes shape in the Workshop - your one-stop shop for the best add-ons available. Here you can create, discover, and download a nearly endless supply of top-quality user-created content.

A cross-platform cloud
Seamless content delivery, storage you don’t have to think about and automatic updates to everything. Switch machines and pick up your game where you left off, and don’t worry about saving your preferences. It’s all in the Steam Cloud.

Constantly evolving
Steam itself has been a constantly evolving service since its debut in 2003. SteamOS will continue to deliver not only valuable game updates directly from content makers, but also regular additions and new features to the OS itself.

Steam is in 185 countries and has been translated into 25 languages. As a truly global platform, Steam, and now SteamOS, brings entertainment to an audience without borders.

The whole thing seems pretty interesting and kinda promising, built on Linux even. Makes me wonder what kind of impact this is going to have on Microsoft and Windows. Windows is pretty well entrenched in the corporate environment but their position in the living room is constantly under attack by Apple, Google, Sony and even a bit by Nintendo. I don't want to sound like an end of the world kind of person but I wonder how much this will damage Microsoft.

Dying to see what it'll look like.


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News comment 1 | User comment 1309 | 20:26 - 23rd, Sep 2013

so.... half life 3 ? lol

Alex Alex
News comment 2 | User comment 4895 | 7:41 - 24th, Sep 2013

Well, apparently they have 3 announcements to be made in three days. the first was steamos, the second will be today and people are thinking it'll be an official steambox by valve and the the third tomorrow which everyone is hoping to be half life 3.

Honestly though, halflife is an ok game, I don't get what the big deal is. I'm more interested in a second Beyond Good and Evil than a halflife game.

Alex Alex
News comment 3 | User comment 4895 | 10:15 - 24th, Sep 2013

I just saw this on reddit, they saw it on /b. Let's see how accurate this is :)

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