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Valve Announces Steam Cloud

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:55 AM | Saturday, May 31, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Gabe Newell spoke about PC gaming and announced an exciting new feature for Steam. You see, your personal computer may become the least important part of your PC gaming experience. Steam Cloud hopes to keep everything from your purchased games, to your saved game files and control configurations, on a central server so you can log onto your account from anywhere and pick up exactly where you left off; you won't even have to invert your mouse.

No one in the PC gaming industry has ever tried to create something as ambitious as Steam, and Valve seems to want it all for its service. Blazing this trail means missteps and odd choices, and it's possible that Steam Cloud may be more useful than it at first appears.