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Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 14:59 GMT
2K Games has said Borderlands 2 will ship with Steamworks on PC.
Fri, Jan 06, 2012 | 16:50 GMT
Valve has announced 2011 growth data for its Steam service, citing a year-over-year unit sales increase of over 100% for the seventh straight year.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 | 09:29 BST
Valve had Gabe Newell has said that the company still wants to bring Steamworks to Xbox Live, but admitted that Microsoft needs to relax the rules on what publishers can and can’t do with the service.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 00:44 BST
Bethesda has elected to use the increasingly ubiquitous Steamworks system as its DRM solution.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 | 22:26 BST
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 20:53 BST
It’s time for your second round of Tuesday shorts. Enjoy.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 | 20:01 GMT
Valve’s updating the audio codec used for voice chat in Steam to SILK, the codec developed and used by Skype.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 | 08:13 GMT
If you want to play Duke Nukem Forever on the platform it calls ancestral home, you’ll need to swallow your anti-DRM bile, as every single PC version will require a linked Steam account.
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 | 19:17 BST
Relic has announced a beta for Dawn of War II: Retribution will hit sometime in “the new year”, and also revealed the game will forgo the use of GFWL like previous titles in the series by using Steamworks only.
Thu, Sep 09, 2010 | 16:57 BST
Valve’s Gabe Newell and Erik Johnson believe the studio could have done a better job catering to the console crowd, and have admitted “total failure” on the studio’s part to support its offerings on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 | 22:04 BST
Gabe Newell stepped onto Sony’s stage at E3 and announced that Portal 2 is coming to PS3, and it will include Steamworks.
Tue, May 25, 2010 | 22:10 BST
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 | 15:23 GMT
Epic’s announced a partnership with Valve to bring Steamworks to Unreal Engine 3, meaning the tools will now be offered to UE3 licensees for nothing.
Tue, Mar 02, 2010 | 22:10 GMT
Square has announced that Just Cause 2 on PC will ship with Steamworks.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 | 17:23 GMT
THQ and Valve announced today that the PC version of 4A’s Metro 2033 will ship with Steamworks features.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 09:02 GMT
Thanks to the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 including a mandatory installation of Valve’s Steamworks, Direct2Drive is boycotting the game. Like, it’s not selling it.
“We don’t believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse,” a rep told Kotaku.
The IGN-owned DD service isn’t the only one taking umbrage: Impulse and Gamersgate are also dropping the title.
Direct2Drive has said it’s now refusing to sell any game bundled in such a manner until Valve has “decoupled its retail marketplace” from Steam’s other services.
This could turn mighty. Hit the link for the full thing.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 19:18 BST
The PC version of Modern Warfare 2 will ship with Steamworks, Acti just announced.
All PC versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will come complete with the Valve tookset, providing gamers with auto-updating, anti-cheat technology, Steam Achievements, and the recently introduced Steam Cloud.
The Steam version will have 50 Steam Achievements.
Modern Warfare 2 releases on November 10. PR after the break.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 16:41 GMT
Valve claimed that its Steamworks toolset “makes DRM obsolete” in a press release today, one which celebrated the addition of “Custom Executable Generation (CEG) technology” to the system.
“[CEG] compliments the already existing anti-piracy solution offered in Steamworks,” said the firm.
“A customer friendly approach to anti-piracy, CEG makes unique copies of games for each user allowing them to access the application on multiple machines without install limits and without having to install root kits.”
“As we roll out these features, we continue to look for new ways make PC games easier to create and better for customers to experiences,” said Valve co-founder Gabe Newell.
More on Shack.
Fri, May 02, 2008 | 17:25 BST
Valve’s put the SteamWorks SDK in the hands of developers, meaning anyone can now integrate Steam into the games from the ground up. There’s loads of information and all the download packages through that link, should this matter to you.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 19:02 GMT
Valve today made a big addition to Steam, its online content delivery system, with Steamworks, a free set of development tools allowing PC game-makers to integrate function “such as up-to-the-hour sales tracking, an encryption system, auto-updating, territory control, voice chat, multiplayer matchmaking, social networking (including features such as Achievements) and development tools, including private betas and QA tools,” according to this Next-Gen piece.
“The less developers have to worry about the functionality of getting people into the games, the more they can concentrate on making the cool parts of the games,” said Valve business director Jason Holtman.
Hit the link for a full interview.