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Expanded Steam to Compete with Apple's App Store

The Apple App Store might be the single most important reason for Apple's dominance of the smartphone and tablet markets. But Valve, which is responsible for the wildly popular Steam video game distribution platform, now appears ready to challenge ... Apple, Microsoft, and Google with its own app store. According to reports, Valve is preparing to expand its operations into non-gaming areas, including computer applications. For those not familiar with Steam, it's basically an app store for video games. With tens of millions of users and more than one thousand games available for instant download, ... (view more)

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Windows 8 a 'Catastrophe': Valve Co-Founder

One of the gaming industry's biggest names has offered a disparaging view of the upcoming Microsoft operating system (OS). Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director at Valve, the video game development company responsible for massive hits like ... Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead, suggests that Windows 8 is, in his opinion, a threat to open platforms. Newell and Valve are also responsible for the Steam platform, an online distribution service for video games. Windows 8 a "Catastrophe" for PC Gaming Newell recently sat down for an interview with Casual Connect at a video game ... (view more)

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