Steam Rises

There are articles on both GameSpy.com and Shacknews about Steam, an upcoming broadband delivery system from Valve Software that hasn't really been formally discussed, although it was recently rolled out in a semi-public beta test (story). Each article elaborates on the Steam broadband content delivery system, describing a tool that purchasers of Valve's games will make transparent use of to get game patches and the like that may also be licensed by outside companies for other forms of content delivery. Each article also offers quotes from Valve's Gabe Newell, while GameSpy's piece also features quotes from Doug Lombardi with the Shack's offering screenshots of the Steam interface along with a mention of plans for an accompanying instant-messaging client called "Tracker."
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Valve should stick with what they Mar 21, 2002, 15:54
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are good at. They have released exactly one game for sale. Half-Life. And although they have been fairly smart about providing free content to keep interest in that one product, it is quickly getting time for them to release a new product. I think the biggest mistake they can make is shifting over to being a service provider.

Whether they finally release TF2 (which I highly doubt is even still being produced at this point) or get Half-Life 2 out to us, it is time for some new content. People will eventually get bored of Half-Life/TFC/CS/DoD.
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