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By Alice O'Connor   //   October 11, 2012 8:15 AM

Toy Soldiers now available without Games for Windows Live

Games for Windows Live seems, thankfully, to be on its last legs. Most games with Microsoft's system nowadays are straightforward ports from Xbox 360, using GFWL to directly replace identical Xbox Live functionality. One such port, Signal Studios' tower defense Toy Soldiers, now delightfully gives you the option to play a new version using Valve's superior Steamworks, or to stick with the old GFWL one.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 29, 2012 6:30 AM

Borderlands 2 PC uses Steamworks

The PC edition Borderlands 2 will use Valve's Steamworks suite as its DRM. Gearbox's shooter RPG will pack Steamworks features including multiplayer matchmaking, Steam Cloud storage, achievements, auto-updating, downloadable content, "and more."
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 7, 2011 7:30 AM

Steam Trading officially launches

Steam's snazzy interface for trading games and in-game items has come out of public testing and officially launched, letting you swap hats for games and all that jazz.
By Steve Watts   //   August 19, 2011 9:15 AM

Valve boss talks about Dota 2 formation, Steam on PS3

Valve boss Gabe Newell talks about how the company adopted Dota 2 with enthusiasm, their role interacting with the community, and the Portal 2 DLC proving the worth of Steamworks.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 17, 2011 11:15 AM

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim uses Steamworks on PC

The PC edition of Skyrim will use Steamworks, Bethesda has confirmed. It was to be expected, really, as the last few games it published have used Valve's Steam-based tools.
By Xav de Matos   //   August 12, 2011 5:15 PM

Rage will use Steamworks

Bethesda has confirmed that the upcoming shooter Rage will use Steamworks as its PC platform. The announcement was made via Twitter.
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 26, 2011 6:45 AM

Risen 2: Dark Waters sets sail for Steamworks

The piratical action-RPG sequel will use Steamworks for copy protection on PC, publisher Deep Silver has announced. It's made by the folks who created Gothic.
By Xav de Matos   //   May 6, 2011 2:00 PM

Steamworks confirmed for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Square Enix confirms Deus Ex: Human Revolution will feature a full suite of Steamworks features, while Eidos Montreal developers discuss UI and control changes made for the PC version.
By Steve Watts   //   April 13, 2011 11:45 AM

Portal 2 PS3 Steamworks features detailed

Valve details the Steamworks features you can expect from the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2, and reveals how you'll link the accounts to access them.