Always predict the worst and you’ll be hailed as a prophet.
-Tom Lehrer, quoting a friend
I don’t have an agenda when it comes to Steam. I tend to take it as it is in my own fatalistic way. But sometimes this stuff writes itself.
Thursday – Anything goes on Steam, even if we hate it. The only exceptions are things that are illegal or straight up trolling.
Saturday – Well, yes, there may be some correlation between things we don’t like and what we’re going to call trolling.
Monday – Hey, we’re bringing Steam to the People’s Republic of China!
Yes, because of the laws there Valve won’t actually own Steam in China. Their partner, Perfect World Entertainment will be the majority shareholder.
Still I just find it a strange and/or amusing bit of timing to have the company go from declaring openness one day to lending their name to a service in China, where the game lineup will be anything but open, just a few days later.
I’m hoping the next thing I write about Steam will be in regards to the summer sale.