reposting to blog reel for maximum exposure!
Originally Posted by FBmantis
The switch has been flipped and all appears well during initial testing.
We now turn to the battlefield community and ask for your help and your patience as we bring this out live for full testing.
For those in the dark, KnyghtMare has been coding away on a solution to our impending problem for Battlefield 3. That game, like Bad Company 2, will not have working in game voip and this forces us to fall back
I was a participant in the Beta that ran last month. Well, it's now official. Steam Trading now lets you trade in game items with other people (Like TF2 hats) right from steam. It also lets people trade copies of games they've purchased as gifts. People can also trade in game items for games, crazy as it sounds.
You can read more about it over at Rock Paper Shotgun.
I have some crazy fears about in-game economies though. Does anyone remember Diablo 2's ingame economy
This was posted today on Notch's tumblr
Originally Posted by Notch
At PAX, I got asked why weíre not on Steam with Minecraft, and I had to answer the question straight out for the first time. So Iíll repeat what I said on here, because openess is awesome.
Steam is the best digital distribution platform Iíve ever seen. Iíve spent incredible amounts of money on it, and I own a crazy amount of games on it. It runs great, offers great services like that shift+tab stuff, and it remembers my credit
I guess I've been thinking about it more and more recently.
I don't know how many here watch youtube gameplay/commentary, but I watch quite a bit. My main feed comes from Machinima Respawn, which for a long time (and still somewhat to this day) is almost all Call of Duty content. The "commentary" scene started out from the idea of "Lets Play" and the growing focus on professional play. Add in the explosion of Youtube in the past few years and people actually make
Before I begin this ramble, I'll make two things clear:
1. Even if BF3 doesn't land on STEAM, I'm still going to buy it because I'm a fan of the game, not just the distribution.
2. I love Valve.
I saw that Crysis 2 got pulled from STEAM recently. I was a bit surprised. But what really surprised me is how out of the woodworks the Valve white-knights came crawling out in the comment section. Again, I love Valve and STEAM. I think STEAM is what turned PC gaming