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Steam Mobile Beta

Valve announces closed beta testing of Steam for Mobile Devices:

Closed Beta Available Now For iOS and Android Devices

January 26, 2012 -- Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the beta release of the Steam application for iOS and Android devices.

With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales, and more.

"The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale - these are all features customers have requested. Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone."

Those who wish to join the beta just need to download the Steam app (free of charge) and log in to their Steam account via the mobile app to express interest in the beta. Gamers will be added to the Closed Beta as the service ramps up.

Steam is a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC and Mac games with over 40 million accounts around the world and over 1,800 titles offered.

For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/mobile

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24. Re: Steam Mobile Beta Jan 26, 2012, 19:23 Alamar
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:57:
necrosis wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:46:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:34:
Pretty hilarious steam doesn't have a QR code image on that site that directly links to the app item on Itunes or Android Market
When a link is perfectly suitable? Stop rethinking the wheel.

QRcodes are fine for something like scanning a physical product. Damned stupid on websites.

I find QRcodes are damn brilliant for website URLs. Most links like this I find on my laptop, not my phone so when they offer an app for my phone I don't want to sit there and have to look at the URL and hope its easy to type in (which a lot of the time it isn't) I'd rather just want a QRcode to quickly scan and be done. Possibly 30 seconds+ or 2 seconds with a QRcode...

Granted QRcodes should also be a clickable link to the site for those rare times i do find them ON my phone.

Oooooor... Just take the screenie you want to take for a QR code (even if you don't save it to a file) and use an OCR app to go to the link?

Wonder if this exists already...

-Alamar
 
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