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“XBOX Support” On Steam

If you head over to the Steam Support area that Valve provides for users to resolve issues with their account, you'll notice a very inconspicuous reference to "XBOX Support" as an option in one of the initial drop down boxes. However, officially there is no version of Steam available for Xbox platforms, is this the first signs of the service on the Microsoft home console?

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Brownghost1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

yep would love cross platform gaming with left 4 dead man that would be amazing also with portal 2

ShinMaster1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

This has been on there for a while and it's only for support of Valve games on 360. Nothing new.

Anon19741782d ago

That's kinda what I was thinking. Isn't this just a support section for Valve products for the 360?

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Solidus187-SCMilk1782d ago

that would be cool if it happened, I would still buy valve stuff on PC. Source games are one thing that my old PC can run better than consoles still I think.

weird how there are sow many less comments on a positive steam on 360 news rumor than some negative one, wonder why

GodKing13371782d ago

Why would some one disagree with "Really hope so"? I can only think of two reasons. 1 you are jealous or 2 you are just some fan boy raging over people on other consoles getting an additional feature... pretty much the same thing.

Brownghost1782d ago

sometimes i feel there are people who just disagree for no reason

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Megaton1783d ago

I assume the ball is entirely in Microsoft's court. They just refuse to open up their network to things like this. No doubt Valve would jump in with both feet if they were given the green light like they were by Sony.

qwertyz1783d ago

MS will agree and relax all their rules because if not 3rd party support for 360 will die and that means 360 ales will crash and the fact that MS has only 2 competent first party studios means they need 3rd party support more than any other console maker devs just have to keep pressuring MS and they'll literally spread their legs

HenryFord1783d ago

also "literally spread their legs"? Why would they do that?

RedDead1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

eye twas a bit far to be true

@ HF

_Aarix_1782d ago

Yea dont use "littertaly" cause a company cant have legs

k2d1782d ago

@qwertyz: School is cool, m'kay? Don't skip out, m'kay?

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Persistantthug1782d ago

Steam is a competitor to Microsoft.

If Microsoft was to concede to letting Steam on XBOX 360, then it would be Microsoft admitting defeat of GFWL, and by extention would also signal weakness with WINDOWS.

It would signal that Microsoft's hold on the OS market is significantly waning. There are already some signs of this happening already, but Microsoft isn't ready to admit this as this would be a terrible business strategy.

This is why you will not see Steam of any kind on XBOX 360.

However, what you will probably see is an integration or convergence of XBOX 360/LIVE and GFWL.

Genghis1782d ago

lol, no one associates gfwl w/ windows. you're living a dream pal. MS has the os market by the balls and has had it for years. There have been many windows extensions that have been failures (particularly in the gaming division), but those failures have NEVER affected the adoption of Windows (not even the court failure of Office!!). Windows could only benefit from adopting steam, or, if done well, making a Steam-Powered Games for Windows. That saves the brand name and introduces the kind of service that gamers want. And perhaps that would lead to Xbox integration (oh please oh please).

But if you think the failure of GFWL is going to hurt sales numbers of windows, you're bonkers.

Persistantthug1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Microsoft is in trouble and they know it.
Not in any IMMEDIATE or short term trouble, but long term trouble largely associated with obsolescence.

Microsoft has Windows, yes....But GOOGLE, FACEBOOK and others control the internet. And with Android, GOOGLE threaten MS's OS. Whenever Google launches a PC directed-Android, AND FOR FREE, consumers in droves will go to get it.

Speaking of Android, RIGHT NOW, Android (along with Apple) is destroying Windows mobile. So Microsoft is losing the mobile and tablet market too.

Now look at Zune? That device got run out of town, and I expect their Zune marketplace to meet the same fate shortly.

The only other successful Non Windows related product Microsoft has is XBOX 360/XBOX LIVE...and even with that, XBOX 360 is a distant 2nd behind Nintendo, and soon to be 3rd.

Perhaps you never fully understood this, but GFWL was put in place by Microsoft as a means to further entrench Microsoft's WINDOWS foothold, to ensure that developers and consumers alike would need and depend on Microsoft indefinitely.....Thats REALLY what it was for.
And as of now, GFWL is largely looked at as a joke, while Steam has been bulldozing it into irrelevance. So make no mistake....STEAM is Microsoft's competitor.

So again, this is why Microsoft can never afford to just let STEAM stroll nonchalantly onto their XBOX 360 and XBOX LIVE platform.
This is why you will never See Steam there......not unless Microsoft concedes ANOTHER battle lost, and that would be bad for them.....bad for MS's business.

I hope I've made myself at least a little more clear to you now, Genghis.

KingSlayer1783d ago

It's for support of Valve games on Xbox 360. Nothing more.

Neko_Mega1783d ago

I have to go with what KingSlayer said, it might just be support for their games.

BattleAxe1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

Looks like this is the first time "the sixth axis" has ever looked at Steam's website. This has been on there for a long time now, and like you said King, its for their retail releases of games like Left 4 Dead and Portal 2 on the 360.

StayStatic1783d ago

What king slayer said , its been their since forever

Rivitur1783d ago

yeah got curious last time I saw it but didn't think much of it. However... *Tightens Tin-Foil hat*

DiabeticJedi1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Exactly what it is... I don't understand why people would down vote you stating the truth, lol

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solar1783d ago

probably hooking up controller support.

Hayabusa 1171783d ago

Well, why hasn't anyone clicked the link to find out? I'd do so myself but I don't have Steam, and I'm not interested in downloading it just to find out. WHat's everybody else's excuse?

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