Steam recently has announced a new contest involving "objectives" completed in varying Steam supported games to compete for entries for free games from Steam.
Brilliant idea honestly...breathe life into games of their choosing while further increasing interest in available titles bought through *GASP* steam. Thumbs up.
Valve really does a lot for the steam/pc community
Agreed. Valve consistently stands as the premiere leader in consumer and platform support and service. All with a noticeably personal touch, something seen far less in todays growing commerce driven entertainment industry.
More like it is the PC community besides all the people at the WoW camp
Don't forget the TF2 hats. Hat of Undeniable Wealth and Respect - Awarded for completing 28 objectives. Though I didn't win anything during the 'BlackFriday' weekend and I doubt I'll get 10 objectives done. You telling other people about it just makes my chances slimmer. =(
Of course you could NEVER forget the TF2 Hats!
Yeh it's so hard to believe I friggin used to hate Steam with a passion but good ole Gabe has certainly made everything better. Steam is always giving away free stuff so if I don't win I still win cause it's Steam.
I cannot believe the way Steam has evolved since the 1.6 counter strike piece of shit days. It's really quiet impressive how steam became an internet joke to an amazing app.
Yeah, Valve is just unreal. I mean, they're the opposite of an evil corporation that leeches of the consumer and treats indie stuff like crap. ... Unreal.
Agreed! I might have to hop into some of the games they will mention and try and win some myself!
Kinda makes you wonder how MS are even going to compete against Steam, when Steam does all these nice things.
They will compete by charging for customer support calls
they have fairly new games on sale for $0.99 everyday on GFWL actually.... http://www.gamesforwindows....
It's actually a nice way to get a few sales going on. I picked up Age of Empires 3 on one of the 99 cent sales. I have like 40 points, so that will allow me to get at least 4 games from the sales. :)
Ahhhh Valve. How we love thy
Man i love Steam. It makes me feel sorry for console only gamers.
PC gaming is dead bro. >.> Though if they can access N4G, they can play a source game... probably.
IS this joke ? PC gaming dead ? I just dreamed that WOW C has 5.4 million pre orders did I ? and that star craft 2 sold over 4 million multiplats continue to sell 500K+
@FatOldMan fucking troll, PC gaming is not at all dead.
PC gaming is dead? those weekly fake N4G articles are getting to ya! get off N4G sometime, some stuff here is opinion and not true.
... I should start using the '/s' tag instead of the ">.>" Oh well... it was a joke. =/
He was being sarcastic.
Fatoldman is just trolling or being funny
Is it really so hard for people to decipher obvious sarcasm? His second sentence makes it obvious.
Sarcasm? On my internet? GET OUT!
That is pretty cool. However I bet Id be ineligible since I was one of the lucky few who got the top 5 games on my list during Thanksgiving weekend. Whoever gets the grand prize will be seriously lucky to get 100 games. I dont even know how Id play that many games as I cant barely put together the time to play the ones I have now.
Ahh, Valve, you continue to surprise me. Hey even Intel HD people can get on some of this, go sign up!
Love you Valve. I'm too lazy to actually do any of the stuff listed on your scavenger hunt but I love the offer. Thanks.
This is why I love PC...<3 Valve <3
Steam is starting to turn into a juggernaut gaming portal. Hopefully they'll stay independent and avoid being bought out by greedy bastards like Activision and EA or else all these gaming deals are over.
The true Messiah of PC gaming.
Valve is already loose partners with EA. I don't think they can be bought out though. They have developed a big enough relationship with customers to become self-reliant.
At the end of the day, any company can be bought for the right price. I hope Valve is making a lot of money. It will be harder to buy them out. Valve's EBITA got to be impressive.
You can't be bought if you're not a publicly traded company.
Valve just made a sale in October of 73million USD which is a very good sign, the only big game they had was Fallout Vegas, they managed to sell 300k copies just in 10days, Those figures easily rival console sales figures. Think Valve is doing very well. If we add in the rest of the DD network along with Retail PC, we might end up with figures beyond the PS3 or even the Xbox 360.
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