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Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by Qwerty » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:43 pm

Source: Slashdot (Article)
Heartless Gamer writes
"Valve is rocking the boat in a big way, especially for PC gaming piracy. They have just announced the release of a complete collection of publisher tools, called Steamworks. They're making it available to developers and publishers completely free. Valve notes that beyond simply making the product available to consumers some of the tools can integrate copy protection, social networking services, or even server browsing features into a developing game."
You may find the home page to SteamWorks at http://www.steampowered.com/steamworks/. The official Steam announcement may be found at http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php ... ws&id=1423.

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Re: Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by Discrate » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:56 am

valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.

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Post by MadK » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:33 am

Discrate wrote:valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.
Steam will take commission fees too! :wink:

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Re: Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by Discrate » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:34 pm

MadK wrote:
Discrate wrote:valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.
Steam will take commission fees too! :wink:
No they wont.

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Re: Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by Swede » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:25 am

Discrate wrote:valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.
No they won't. As long as Steam is the biggest direct-download game vendor, developers will continue to sell their games through Steam, and as long as games are being sold through Steam, people will continue to buy games through Steam. I can see game publishers making their own Steam-like systems, but they won't use each other's systems, because then they'd be paying the other to sell their game, while Valve laughs maniacally in the background, still selling the games of both companies.

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Re: Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by world_of_halflife » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:30 pm

Swede wrote:
Discrate wrote:valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.
No they won't. As long as Steam is the biggest direct-download game vendor, developers will continue to sell their games through Steam, and as long as games are being sold through Steam, people will continue to buy games through Steam. I can see game publishers making their own Steam-like systems, but they won't use each other's systems, because then they'd be paying the other to sell their game, while Valve laughs maniacally in the background, still selling the games of both companies.
Yep, like Greenhouse is comming out soon, a totall ripoff of steam... and stuff like that. Like who would like to have all of those platforms pushed into their computers because of one game? thats completely dumb, why cant everyone just use steam like everyone else does.... i heard valve is letting other games that will be selling on steam have achievments. Its the first time when some games on the PC will have achievments, just like on the Xbox360
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Re: Valve Takes on Piracy With Free, Pre-Packaged Game Publishin

Post by roguesniper389 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:12 am

world_of_halflife wrote:
Swede wrote:
Discrate wrote:valve are stupid. They are giving away there techonology. Game publishers pay valve to sell there games through steam. If valve gives out a copy of the steam system to everyone no one will pay valve to sell there games in stead use it to sell there own.
No they won't. As long as Steam is the biggest direct-download game vendor, developers will continue to sell their games through Steam, and as long as games are being sold through Steam, people will continue to buy games through Steam. I can see game publishers making their own Steam-like systems, but they won't use each other's systems, because then they'd be paying the other to sell their game, while Valve laughs maniacally in the background, still selling the games of both companies.
Yep, like Greenhouse is comming out soon, a totall ripoff of steam... and stuff like that. Like who would like to have all of those platforms pushed into their computers because of one game? thats completely dumb, why cant everyone just use steam like everyone else does.... i heard valve is letting other games that will be selling on steam have achievments. Its the first time when some games on the PC will have achievments, just like on the Xbox360
exactly, i mean if there was 100 different steam programs everyone would be like "omg which content provider do we use", and decide not to buy games becuase there would too many content downloading programs. Steam is the best, tho it has its faults but economically one content provider is good enough cause everyone can use steams resources and not have to pay to host big data servers to deliver the content. Steam is releasing these tools so they dont have to make the games compatible with steam but instead the game devs themselves have to do the work cause valve is lazy (lol) .

Its simple economics, Valve saves man power and money by making game devs make it compatible with Steam, they still collect money for hosting it, and game devs sell their games on the most popular game delivery system, so everyone wins.

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