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Steam Update Will Save Users' Games

| 30 May 2008 19:25
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Steam users will no longer need to worry about their saved games being wiped away with their hard drives.

Valve has announced a new free service, called Steam Cloud, that will keep its users' saved games and configurations stored online.

The service is starting off with support for in-house games, such as the Half-Life series and upcoming Left 4 Dead game, as well as CounterStrike (key mappings).

The saved data, initially stored to hard drive if a player is offline, will be added to the network the next time she or he is online again.

Valve is also weighing whether to store replay and kill-cam videos from online games like Team Fortress 2.

Steam Cloud, which will also be made available for free to other developers, is set for release "in the near future."

Source: Shacknews.com

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