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The Steam Community Officially Launches

by Chris Faylor, Sep 13, 2007 7:38am PDT
Related Topics – Steam, Valve, Games: PC

Valve has officially launched The Steam Community, bringing the voluntary open beta phase of the program to a close. Announced in July, and now integrated into every Steam client, The Steam Community's array of social and networking options provides users with a wide array of community-oriented options. These include the ability to sport a custom avatar, stalk friends from game to game, form groups, engage in group and private chat, schedule group events, and track a number of different statistics, such as a breakdown of play time and the assignment of a Steam Rating. For example, after accidentally leaving Peggle Extreme running for 9.6 hours last night, my SteamID page lists my rating as "3.1 - Shooting Blanks." Shacker freshyk has set up this chatty thread for those interested in joining the Shacknews group.




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