Steam Cloud Plans

Maximum PC has a report on an event where Valve unveiled new features planned for an upcoming Steam update, including automatic driver updates for hardware and an integrated system requirements checker for games. Here's a bit on the Steam Cloud:
Community enhancements include improved event planning – RSVP, calendar functions, and official communities are all part of the feature list. Gamers will be able to coordinate tournaments, use calendars to check up on their friends, and join communities set up by game publishers and developers.

The biggest news is that game-generated data will now be stored with your Steam accounts in Valve servers. This includes game profiles, configuration settings, and even savegames! Valve will first be rolling this feature out to existing games like the Half-Life franchise, TF2, Counter-Strike. Left4Dead will be the first new game to remotely save your progress.
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Driver updates? No thanks, I don't load new drivers unless there is something wrong with a game. Most of the time they break what isn't broken. This just doesn't seem logical to do. It ALREADY tells you when a driver is out of date, I don't see them pushing drivers (someone mentioned liability - perfect way to put it)

Remote save games? Awesome. Never been screwed on it to date, but I would love to not have to hunt down my saves (my docs, some random weird folder, or BURIED in the game folder in some .DAT file) Only downside is if the service is unavailbale, which seems to be few and far between as far as STEAM goes. Maybe 24 hours total since it started? Not bad, go find something else to do for 24 hours every 2 years.

Everything else - I really don't care. Steam communities already have event reminders, etc.

One thing they REALLY need to fix is the 150 or so limit on group lists. You can have as many people in your list as you want, but when you go to view that list, it says "too many people" and you can't see who is doing what without going to the webpage. lame.

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