Steam Expands to non-game software

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  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Found this today, sorry for the ign link
    Here is the joystiq article
    And Rock Paper Shotgun

    I don't know how productive you can be while on steam, but okay. I think this is a pretty interesting shift, and am interested to see where it goes.

    inb4 SteamOS
     
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  2. YM

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    SteamOS? Surely that's Coal? or Wood, maybe even Gas (localised to Petrol for British English).
     
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  3. tyler

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  4. Fr0Z3nR

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    Uranium rods, longer lasting.
     
  5. Pocket

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    Who wants to have to launch all their apps through Steam, though? That's like 90% of the reason nobody wants Windows 8.
     
  6. Exist

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    At first, the idea struck me as pretty good. I wouldn't mind having one solid place where I could buy software, install it, and use easily. I also would enjoy the cloud service that is now native to steam. Actually the cloud feature would be great for small studios who's workers aren't in the same area. It would become a sort of Skype environment where people can create, store to the cloud, and then easley share amongst co workers.

    But then I remembered, what if I wanted to work mobile, offline. Steam is notorious for their offline mode (let's me honest) being subpar. I don't need to go into detail here, anyone who has ever attempted to use the offline mode on any title bound to steam knows the horrors it holds. I feel that would be a large turnoff to many, even myself, as I do enjoy messing around in Hammer or any toolkit when I don't have a stable connection.
     
  7. Freyja

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    No one wants windows 8 because it's a terrible, touch-centric UI.

    I'd totally dig a SteamOS. I'd uninstall my windows and mac partition on my laptop on a heart beat.
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

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    [​IMG]

    But on a more serious note... isn't the SDK/Hammer basically a productivity program? We do it for fun, but lets be honest here.
     
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  9. Gus

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    This is just for softwares or for games too? If so, I'm pretty excited about it. I mean, a steam workshop for indie games? Sounds pretty cool.
     
  10. A Boojum Snark

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    Yes, they unveiled Greenlight a few weeks ago, before there was any word of non-games happening.
     
  11. WastedMeerkat

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    I, for one, am excited for this.
     
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