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The History of Valve & How Their Games Began

Valve Corporation was born on August 24th, 1996 founded by former Microsoft employees Mike Harrington and Gabe Newell.In Valve's early days, the company's structure was similar to most development team, driven by the development of physical games released to a level of quality under a deadline by their then publishers. In 2000, a few years after the release of their first commercial game, Mike Harrington left the company. The company’s focus has changed largely in recent years to development of their Steam software and hardware such as the HTC Vive.Half-LifeTheir first release under the Valve name came in 1998. The project

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The History of Blizzard & How Their Games Began

Blizzard Entertainment was founded on February 8th 1991, known then as Silicon & SynapseaDuring the first two years, the company focused on creating Windows and Amiga ports of games for other studios. Their ports included titles such as The Lord of the Rings and Battle Chess II. Before becoming the Blizzard Entertainment we know and love today, they developed and released three original games, RPM Racing, The Lost Vikings and Rock n' Roll Racing, with their then publisher, Interplay Productions.In 1994, Silicon & Synapsea were acquired by distributor Davidson & Associates for 6.75 million dollars. Followed by a brief name change

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Steam Changes - Publishing a game on Steam will now cost 100$

Developers who wish to publish their game on Steam will now have to pay a hundred dollars per game, in contrast to the current practice where the fee was payed only once.When Valve announced removal of Steam Greenlight and a transition on to the Steam Direct model, one thing was alarming for independent game developers. It was said that,to publish a game. it would cost for up to five thousand dollars, although it was 90 euros as part of the Greenlight program, so you can see how it would be far too much.But to the delight of all present and future

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