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AngelGraves13
07-31-07, 09:20 PM
So it seems it'll be August tomorrow and I'm sure the people at Valve have all ready gone home. It seems that the Steam Community promised to begin in July has not arrived. It is now unclear as to when it will come out.

From the Steam homepage.

Valve Announces Major Update for Steam
June 20, 2007, 10:27 am - Eric Twelker

Free Update Offers New Community Features for Connecting Gamers

June 20, 2007 -- This summer Valve will ship a major update to its online gaming platform Steam, introducing an advanced set of community features to more than 13 million gamers around the world.

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.

Free of charge, the new community features will be accessible via the Steam desktop client and via the web.

"Our community has given us great direction on the ways they want to see Steam evolve," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Adding these new community features to make it easier to connect with other gamers is something we've wanted to see on Steam for a long time and this latest update is just the start. We've got a long list of items that we're working on to make it easier for gamers to connect and play games on Steam."

This upgrade marks the largest extension to the Steam platform since its first commercial release in March 2004. In its three year history, Steam has defined the next generation online gaming platform delivering hundreds of games to millions of users with services such as Guest Passes, Automatic Updates, Free Weekends, and allowing gamers to access their games from any PC.

vegtro
08-01-07, 12:54 AM
I mean its Valve. You always have to add a year to their release dates. ;)

Rakeesh
08-01-07, 01:51 AM
It's due to a phenomenon called the vaporvalve constant.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=914301#post914301

grey_1
08-01-07, 03:49 AM
Beginning in July, Steam users can set up their own personal Steam pages and profiles, create and join groups, schedule games with friends, re.......
lol, freaking Myspace over steam now.

BioHazZarD
08-01-07, 04:24 AM
and why not ? if you look over the majority who plays cs and hl2 you understand why.

SeriTonin
08-01-07, 09:25 AM
anyone putting faith in a date given by valve needs a history lesson. The original HL was a year late, part 2, episode 1 was late, 2 is vaporware at the moment...they've killed episodic content, they've ruined their rep as a decent developer that gives fans anything for free or a decent price, basically, valve is becoming i.d, useless.

toxikneedle
08-01-07, 09:47 AM
I doubt it's a priority for them. They have to be playtesting EP2 and stuff.

SeriTonin
08-01-07, 10:26 AM
Is EP2 even a priority for them?

Seems with Gabe as head of the ship, there's two priorities.


1.) Food (I had to go there)
2.) Pissing off the community as often as possible with big mouths, touting big things that never come when expected. Then again, shame on those in the community expecting anything in the time frame's given. =P