Posts Tagged ‘ Valve ’

Usability and the new Steam


Today Valve launched a new version of the Steam Client. It has been in open beta testing for a couple of months, and has brought massive improvements to the client. Of course, as with any change, people tend to be resistant to it. However with a new user interface, there are usability issues that many people are now experiencing.

The new Steam Client, in the Store

The new Steam Client

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Portal: Asset Retrieval Update


Again, Steam popped up a notification stating it has finished updating Portal. This time?

Updates to Portal have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

Portal

  • Added valuable asset retrieval

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Portal: Radio Transmission Update


Early this morning, Steam popped up with a notification saying “Steam has finished downloading Portal”. Eager to see what was updated, I opened the News page, to find the following:

Updates to Portal have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

Portal

  • Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations

Eager to see what this was about, I hit up the Steam Forums to see what it was all about. I was not expecting dinosaurs and elephant greens. Continue reading