Steam is building up a head
Subject: General Tech | October 27, 2006 - 12:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Regardless of the initial reaction to Steam, the online game distribution/download service from Valve, it is definitely growing. Newest is Take-Two interactive, and there have been many game publishers that have joined recently. Ars Technica takes a look at Steam's success.
"The idea of selling games directly to consumers via Internet downloads was given a huge boost by the introduction of Valve's Steam service.
Initially, the highlight game available on Steam was Valve's own epic Half-Life 2, but other companies started to hitch their wagon to the
Steam train shortly thereafter. Now, Valve and Take-Two have announced that the latter's publishing label "2K" will be releasing select
games on the Steam service, including Sid Meier's Civilization III, Civilization IV, and Pirates!
The Steam service has been adding many new publishers to its stable as of late, including Majesco, who added their titles BloodRayne and
Advent Rising to the service, as well as Double Fine Productions, who made their quirky yet critically-acclaimed game Psychonauts available
on Steam earlier this month."
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