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Old 01-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Valve Announces Mobile Steam App (Now in Open Beta)

This is from Valve's official press sheet...

VALVE ANNOUNCES MOBILE STEAM APP

Closed Beta Available Now For iOS and Android Devices

January 26, 2012 -- Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the beta release of the Steam application for iOS and Android devices.

With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales, and more.

"The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale - these are all features customers have requested. Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone."

Those who wish to join the beta just need to download the Steam app (free of charge) and log in to their Steam account via the mobile app to express interest in the beta. Gamers will be added to the Closed Beta as the service ramps up.

Steam is a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC and Mac games with over 40 million accounts around the world and over 1,800 titles offered.

For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/mobile

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Interesting.....
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Can't find the app on my SGSII App Market but I'll download it through the link I guess.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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ahh.. and people say Valve doesn't care about their customers or listens.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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I downloaded the app, it says my account is not in the beta.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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http://store.steampowered.com/mobile

Effing great!
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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'Account not in beta'
I guess you need to opt-in the Steam beta client?

EDIT: Welp, seems like it's invite only for the moment.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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I downloaded the app, it says my account is not in the beta.
It's a closed beta.

The press release is a little confusing. But right now it looks like game journalists and publications are part of the first wave of invites.

Gamers and other customers can download and sign in to SIGN UP for the beta.

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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How do you trade apps?

That's good news!
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Already love it!
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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How did Valve pull this off with iOS? I thought Apple doesn't allow people to put storefronts on the AppStore?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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any idea if they´re planning to open the apis, I use another mobile plataform (WebOS) that wont likely be supported officialy (very small userbase) but would like to try to make an app for it
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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This is the only information that's out there right now about Steam for mobile.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #14
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Gamers will be added to the Closed Beta as the service ramps up.
Seeing it just started, we gamers need to wait for it to "ramp up".

Now If I'd only had an android phone.
Then it would be interesting for myself.

Now my Nokia with Symbian are of no use for this.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #15
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That is great! Sometimes when I'm away from home I use my smartphone browser to see what's is new and even purchase something, but the Steam Login can be somewhat troublesome, because of the Steam Guard popup. With a dedicated app it may be easier to perform that kind of task
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