Is Valve adding film and TV services to Steam?

Some new products could be available for the service very soon.

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Steam is usually a service that's best known for downloadable PC and Mac games, especially when it comes to their sales. But, according to new information divulged with a recent Steam Beta update, it could be something more in just a few months' time.

Following a new Steam Beta update, Steam Database posted a new update through its Twitter account pinpointing several new applications types, including film, TV series, video, plugin and music. This could expand the service even further into a general application for audiences to use, rather than just games.

Not that Valve doesn't offer those services already. Game soundtracks are already available for purchase, and a Steam Music Beta is currently underway with certain users, with tie-ins to the Spotify service. Some movies are also already offered, including Indie Games the Movie.

Still, it'll be interesting to see if this happens, as Valve could be trying to take the Steam service (and its Steam Machines, due next year) in a more casual direction. We'll see it where it goes in the months ahead…

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    August 11, 2014 3:30 PM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Is Valve adding film and TV services to Steam?.

    Some new products could be available for the service very soon.

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      August 11, 2014 4:32 PM

      I think, in all likelihood, it will be an extension of the Music library feature. Scans a folder/drive and lists everything available. With home streaming, it should be able to play any media and avoid the issues DLNA devices have with limited support. XBMC style categorisation would be nice!

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        August 11, 2014 9:03 PM

        if i can drop XBMC and just run steam it will be awesome. XBMC is great and all but getting a seamless transition between the 2 is a bitch

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      August 11, 2014 7:49 PM

      Indy Game the Movie is already in my library. Might as well.

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      August 11, 2014 8:03 PM

      Half-Life 3 will be a movie instead of a game, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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        August 11, 2014 8:28 PM

        DON'T JOKE ABOUT THAT SHIT!

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        August 12, 2014 5:54 AM

        the gman is actually gordon from the future. freeman never talks because he sounds so weird when he does. also that's how he already knew all the time.

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          August 12, 2014 5:56 AM

          The whole movie starts with the "G Man" getting a promtion to the G Man title, and the order that he needs to go back in time and aquire his new hire, Gordon Freeman. The Entire movie is seen through the G Man's eyes and ends with us watching Gordon Freeman getting promoted to G Man, and being sent back in time to aquire his New Hire, Gordon Freeman.

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          August 12, 2014 6:02 AM

          Except that gman talks so wouldn't Gordon know his own voice?

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            August 12, 2014 6:05 AM

            yeah that's what I meant: he knew it all along, only the player didn't. that's why he doesn't tell anyone and does what the gman commands.

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            August 12, 2014 6:13 AM

            Gordon know it's his own voice, but doesn't say anything because he knows something's wrong, and that if he speaks or interacts with the G Man, he could cease to exist. Time paradoxes and all. However the G Man has no qualms over this because he wants to be dead rather than the G Man, and looks for any excuse to cause himself to top existing. Life as a slave is no life at all.

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        August 12, 2014 6:09 AM

        Midway through the film, Gordon's aircraft gets shot down by vortigaunts. Thankfully, Gordon was able to bail out of the aircraft and safely lands on top of a building. He suddenly speaks: "Those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride!!" Heavy metal music begins, and Gordon starts kicking alien arse.

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        August 12, 2014 6:16 AM

        RIP Valve.