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id Games Get Steamy

Steam News announces that a huge portion of id Software's back catalog is now available via Steam:

QUAKECON 2007-MESQUITE, TX-AUGUST 3, 2007-id Software has teamed with Valve to bring some of the most successful game franchises in history to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 13 million accounts around the world.

Starting today, Steam users may download full versions of these best-selling and critically-acclaimed games, including the complete DOOM series and QUAKE I - III, including mission packs, as well as id's pioneering PC side-scroller, Commander Keen and vintage favorites Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Heretic, and HeXen. As part of the id Welcome Celebration on Steam, select id packages are being offered with a 10%, limited-time discount.

"Valve pioneered digital delivery of video games with Steam," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software. "As a game developer themselves, Valve understands what developers and game players want and need in an online distribution system, and Steam delivers."

"We can't overstate our admiration for id, its games, and the technical advancements the company has delivered to help move the industry forward during the past 15 years," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Like many other studios, Valve was born when we licensed the QUAKE engine to build our first game. We're proud to welcome id to Steam and give people around the world an easy way to play the games that have inspired everyone here at Valve."

The line-up of legendary id games and packages launching on Steam today includes:

Individual games:
Commander Keen, Episodes 1 through 5
Wolfenstein 3D
Spear of Destiny
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Ultimate DOOM
DOOM II
Master Levels for DOOM II
Final DOOM
DOOM3
DOOM3: Resurrection of Evil
QUAKE
QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon
QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity
QUAKE II
QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning
QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero
QUAKE III Arena
QUAKE III: Team Arena
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
HeXen
HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
HeXen II

Packages
DOOM 3 Pack: Includes DOOM 3 and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil
QUAKE III Pack: Includes QUAKE III Arena and QUAKE III: Team Arena
Wolf Pack: Includes Wolf 3D, Spear of Destiny and Return to Castle Wolfenstein
DOOM Pack Complete: Includes all DOOM games released by id
QUAKE Pack: Includes all 8 QUAKE Titles available on Steam
Heretic\HeXen Pack: Includes Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, HeXen, HeXen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, HeXen II
id Super Pack: Every id game on Steam

For more information and pricing, please visit www.steamgames.com.

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45. Re: Valve > id Aug 4, 2007, 20:20 JD
 
Are you in such a rush to act like a jerk that you're going to condemn Valve on something where there's absolutely 0 word on it so far, in barely 12 hours?
Again these are not new games. Valve knew well in advance the games which require CD keys. There is no legitimate excuse for not including them even at the onset. Otherwise customers might as well download illegal copies of the games because they are paying money for what amounts to the same thing.

This comment was edited on Aug 4, 20:55.
 
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