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Old 01-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Steam on iOS and Android!

Have I ever said how much I love Steam?

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Valve have just announced that a Steam app is incoming for iOS and Android. It’ll support chat, groups and screenshots. You’ll even be able to purchase games when on the move.

Lord of Valve, Gabe Newell seems keen: “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.”

The app is currently in closed beta. To express interest, download the app for iOS or Android, then log into your account from within. Valve will send out more invites as the “service ramps up.”

I can imagine the drunken 3G purchases/messages already. Apologies in advance friends list.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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App Store vs Steam....so it begins....
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Next step, playing our Steam games on our phones. Like some games give you a Mac version too, some can give you a mobile version too. Plants vs Zombies, for example.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Yeah, if Valve makes that happen, it might make Apple force developers to sell the license for one game on all platforms instead of games you have to re-buy if you bought it for the iPhone/Pod and wish to now play it on the iPad....I'm looking at you Square....
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Next step, playing our Steam games on our phones.
That's what I thought this was and I got excited.

As it stands now it just reminds me of the Playstation App.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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It's a start at least!
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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Yeah right now for me Steam can do no wrong.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:42 AM   #8
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App Store vs Steam....so it begins....
not really the buy games is just the steam store . it queues up and you can dl later .

have been playing around with this today. its just an app for the communities (there were already some 3rd party ones which did similar stuff with the steam communities) .. tbh about as interesting as the similar xbl or psn apps .. and lasted about as long on my ipad as well ..

the only interesting bit is being able to check the steam store on the move i guess .. but i work from home and check it every day so a bit pointless for me

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:47 AM   #9
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but it's a start... get onto gamer's phones...

then start selling mobile games via the app next year?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:03 AM   #10
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id be very surprised if apple let them sell games tbh and as a dev why would i bother either .. woudl seem a bit pointless .. when you have the app store
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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it wouldn't bother Apple if they still get their 30 percent per game sold.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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true .. but why bother putting it on two is my point .. apple will 100% want there 30% .. Valve woudl want something i woudl guess .. so your probebly worse off having it on steam .. might as well just go to the app store like every other ios user will by default..

seriously cant see the point tbh .


now droid MIGHT be different but i'v no idea how google do thier %'s i assume they take a % of everything and woudl want that aswell?

i think this will just be the communities like xbl and a lesser extent psn (which is terrible on ios) .. handy for checkign the sales if you are out and about but not much else.
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