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Steam's New Community Feature Update

Discussion in 'News' started by Hectic Glenn, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Hectic Glenn

    Hectic Glenn Site Director Staff Member

    Beginning in July, Steam users can set up their own personal Steam pages and profiles, create and join groups, schedule games with friends, review who they've played with, see how well everyone played, chat with groups, chat via voice, and more. These new community services and features can be used with all Steam games, which include new releases and classic titles from leading publishers and independent developers. Tell us more Gabe...
    Steam has been continually updated since release, however this is the largest extension it's ever seen.This update will be free of charge, with the new community features accessible via the Steam desktop client and via the web.
  2. ZoFreX

    ZoFreX Newbie

    Works with all Steam games, not just Valve titles? Extreme win!
  3. Dekstar

    Dekstar Companion Cube

    Hmm... New breed of Emo gamers? Steamo?
  4. AHA-Lambda

    AHA-Lambda Newbie

    Sounds like a great idea! Although all I'll have to do is copy my myspace.
  5. -Psy-

    -Psy- Walking round in women's underwear

    So basically it's Xbox Live but for Steam and for free?

  6. Evo

    Evo Tank

  7. Xendance

    Xendance Tank

    This is somewhat revolutionary.
  8. prob101

    prob101 Newbie

    message to xbox live users


    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

    Anyway sounds joyious all that is needed now is hl2 ep2/tf2/portal/l4d to be release early.
  9. jondy

    jondy Newbie

    Absolutely epic. Does XBlive have anything over this new system, or are Valve really offering the equivalent service?
  10. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Party Escort Bot

    The fact Steam is doing for free what XBL is charging for...

    Instant win.
  11. -Psy-

    -Psy- Walking round in women's underwear

    I don't think so. :) @ jondy
  12. Sierra Oscar

    Sierra Oscar Hunter

    Great news, Im eagerly awaiting it:)
  13. Stigmata

    Stigmata The Freeman

    Yeah, it looks like Xbox Live on the PC for free, and not exclusively on Vista. Looks like I might not be renewing my Gold membership in November :p
  14. omgwut

    omgwut Guest

    I've been excited for this release for some time. I just really hope, jokes aside, that Valve doesn't turn Steam Community into some ugly slow-loading, wallpaper-plastered MySpace clone.

    I am excited for the Group chat, though. That looks pretty cool.
  15. AHA-Lambda

    AHA-Lambda Newbie

    We should have some sort of hl2.net group thing on this :D
  16. -Psy-

    -Psy- Walking round in women's underwear

    Great idea! :D
  17. hool10

    hool10 Tank

    I thought I would like to share my e-mail that I got from Mr. Newell himself last night! :cheese:
    Say goodbye to paying for XBL and that disconnecting xfire client! :E
  18. Stigmata

    Stigmata The Freeman

    Oh holy ****ing awesome YES.
  19. hool10

    hool10 Tank

    Oh yeah I realized after I sent the e-mail that one of the ShadowLAN pics had Gabe's PowerPoint show in the back and it said that it supports non-Steam games. Haus member took down the pics because he's fixing them he said.
  20. Qonfused

    Qonfused Party Escort Bot

    This is awesome.
  21. Insano

    Insano Tank

    This made me come. Twice.

    In an exhaust pipe.
  22. ailevation

    ailevation Don't toke Sour Diesel

    Wow, this is ownage at it's finest.
  23. nutcrackr

    nutcrackr Newbie

    guess I should get some more steam friends to make this worthwhile
  24. Praetorius

    Praetorius Newbie

    About four years too late.
  25. eAi

    eAi Newbie

    My steam friends list is unfortunately full of people I've never heard of, because I gave out my steam username when Friends was being beta tested... Time to start deleting I think ;)
  26. Adabiviak

    Adabiviak Space Core

    Steamo = lol
  27. bigburpco

    bigburpco Tank

    Holy fucking awesome.
  28. Link

    Link Tank

    Total, complete, utter epic win.
  29. Operational

    Operational Newbie

    And yes we need a HL2.net section for it, this is going to be soo beneficial to the community.
  30. Insano

    Insano Tank

    You kidding?

    Steam wasn't ready for a big patch like this. Four years ago it was still too buggy.
  31. bigburpco

    bigburpco Tank

    I hope this kicks Games for Windows out of the haus.

    ... boycott vista.
  32. Mr-Fusion

    Mr-Fusion Tank

    I'm trying to think of someone or some group to abuse or belittle but i just can't.

    Oh **** it.

  33. Sloth

    Sloth Tank

    We'll have to poke Dan Turk to get a Steam icon next to MSN etc on profiles...

    This will be awesome!
  34. Robbo

    Robbo Spy

    God I hope they do it well, other wise it could be a complete disaster.
  35. Insano

    Insano Tank

    Indeed. It's a great concept, but I just hope there won't be too much bugs.
  36. bigburpco

    bigburpco Tank

  37. -Psy-

    -Psy- Walking round in women's underwear

    This is going to be awesome.
  38. Asuka

    Asuka Companion Cube

    Great, im going to try and be at a lan when this gets released.
  39. Dekstar

    Dekstar Companion Cube

    Haha support for windows 98 and ME ends on my birthday \o/

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