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Another Steam Feature Announced

Category: Gaming, Software
Posted: 08:48PM

Even with Valve recently stating that it will try to bring Steam to the masses by optimizing the software for larger screens in a living room or bedroom setting, it is now offering another feature addition known as Steam Guard. This new feature will allow users to set certain permissions based on what personal computer they want to place them on. Valve expects that this will help cure its number one support issue by far, which is account phishing and hacking. The gaming company is also teaming up with Intel to use an encryption known as Intel IPT, or Intel Identity Protection Technology, on the newest Intel processors such as the 2nd Generation Intel CoreT and Intel CoreT vProT processors. With this technology set into place, Valve is expecting users to be hassle free in terms of both hacking and phishing, and is expecting support issues to drop drastically as more and more users become familiar with Steam Guard.

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RealNeil on March 7, 2011 07:49AM
I like Steam. I like that I can install it onto any of my PC's, and play any of my games at any time, and they keep them up to date with patches and updates for me. I have an external Firewire drive with a copy of all of my steam files on it to speed up the process of installing my games onto my computers too. I only play one of them at a time, even though I have 3 Gaming Rigs and 3 other PC's.
TOMisCHEEZE on March 7, 2011 08:48AM
Yeah, at first I wasn't sure how to feel with Valve signing on with Steam back in the day when computers didn't have much RAM, just seemed like more drain on my system.. but I've really grown to love Steam. It's an all around great idea. Seems to just get better and better.
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Rick Steele on March 10, 2011 04:48AM
Yes, I couldn't agree more. Steam is the standard and the only hosting service I will allow on my computer.

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