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Steam UI Update Beta Drops IE Rendering For WebKit 244

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-a-coincidence-with-battle.net-in-beta-too dept.
Citing massive growth in their user base ("25 million users, 1000+ games, 12 billion player minutes per month, and 75 billion Steam client minutes per month"), Valve unveiled a revamped UI for Steam on Tuesday, opening the beta test to anyone who wants to try it out. There are many changes, and an increased focus on social features: "Right from within your own game Library, you can now track which of your friends plays each game or invite them to play one with you. Before you've even bought a game, knowing whether your friends play it is one of the most useful pieces of information to have. So on the store homepage, there's a new listing of what your friends have bought or played lately." Tracking games and achievements have both gotten simpler, and Valve has dropped the Internet Explorer rendering engine in favor of WebKit. An enterprising user also found files that may indicate the existence of an OS X Steam client.
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Steam UI Update Beta Drops IE Rendering For WebKit

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  • by Mad Merlin (837387) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @07:26AM (#31270482) Homepage

    Your complain is like signing up to a dating site and then complaining how the girls won't leave you alone.

    More like the bots won't leave him alone, and he can't find any real live women.

  • by DrXym (126579) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @07:59AM (#31270628)
    "Before you've even bought a game, knowing whether your friends play it is one of the most useful pieces of information to have."

    Steam - now with added peer pressure!

  • by Culture20 (968837) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @08:34AM (#31270832)
    • Hell's Angels (TM) Biker Gang *Headshotkill played this twice last month
    • Hello Kitty (TM) Magical Princess Tea Party *Headshotkill played this 14 times in the last week
    • Hellspawn 2: The Redecapitationing *Headshotkill owns this
    • Invasion (TM) WWII: Poland *Headshotkill played this once last month

    Headshotkill? What the hell, man?

  • by chronosan (1109639) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @08:35AM (#31270838)
    It's quite amusing when you get 20+ people asking you if Math Input Panel is fun.
  • Re:Why OSX? (Score:4, Funny)

    by Culture20 (968837) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @08:42AM (#31270892)

    Exactly how many steam games have OSX versions? Does anyone actually game with Macs?

    Maybe they're trying to create the market?

    We're sorry, Steam has been rejected from the iTunes app store for duplicating iTunes functionality. If you would like to alter your app and resubmit, please feel free.

  • by MrNemesis (587188) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @09:05AM (#31271034) Homepage Journal

    Haven't you heard? If your application doesn't have a synergistic community portal for leveraging paradigm-changing reality matricies you're officially a member of the Software 1.0 generation. I can't wait until the new version of TurboTax comes out with 1-click facebook export, twitter feed for liability expenses and a CoverFlow-alike system for making your tax returns totally pimped.

    Never thought I'd be such a cynical old fart at 30, but if I want to socialise with people I'll do it down the fucking pub thank you very much :)

  • Re:Why OSX? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 25, 2010 @01:09PM (#31273848)

    Say what now?!?

    Your average Slashdotter will buy a game, get a message about needing to update a driver (download a patch, tweak a setting, stock up on magic smoke at the nerd store, etc.) and not only look at it as an excuse to tinker under the hood for an hour, but actually enjoy themselves the entire time.

    Maybe the average masochist enjoys getting a game and finding that it doesn't work on their system but the average person, who is also the average Slashdot user for the record, doesn't enjoy having to go through a bunch of updates just to get a game to work.

    You Mac vs. PC arguments are very interesting. Could you please post some PC Gaming vs Console Gaming arguments as well.

  • Re:Why OSX? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 25, 2010 @01:22PM (#31274066)

    ...when I am abroad.

    So when is your operation?

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