Steam gets some built in tunes

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Gabe in his younger days...

Valve have been giving Steam some good loving lately. Why, just on Tuesday I told you that they made things a tad bluer, which made it easier to browse through games which you might have otherwise missed. They aren’t done with the updates just yet. Steam now has its own music player, fresh out of beta.

Music while defending ancients? Sounds legit! (via Steam)

Point Steam to the MP3s on your computer, then browse your collection of albums and artists. You’ll also find your Steam Soundtracks DLC in your Steam Music library when the associated base game is installed. Listen to albums, queue up mixes, and create playlists you love, right in your Steam library. Best of all, it’s all available right within the Steam Overlay, so you can control playback without leaving your game. The Steam Music library and player consist of all the basics you need to enjoy your music without switching tasks.

That’s rather neat, at least for those who are stuck on one screen. Being the PC snob that I am, I dual wield LCDs and play everything in borderless window. It’s quite easy to hop over to my secondary between gaming to manage my tunes. Still, it’s something I will check out because I love Gaben so!

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To celebrate this new feature, and because Valve are so nice and the bestest thing EVER, they’ve gone and discounted some of their core franchises which have the soundtrack DLC included for free. Already own the game? Don’t worry, the music is free for you already. Here’s what’s on sale…

75% off Half-Life | Free Soundtrack DLC
75% off Half-Life Two | Free Soundtrack DLC
75% off Half-Life Two: Episode One | Free Soundtrack DLC
75% off Half-Life Two: Episode Two | Free Soundtrack DLC
75% off Portal | Free Soundtrack DLC
75% off Portal 2 | Free Soundtrack DLC
Free to Play | Free Soundtrack DLC

I’m afraid we can no longer be friends if you have missed any of the above. Also, some quick maths:

75% + 75% + 75% + 75% + 75% + 75% = 450%
Free to play. Free = 0.
450 x 0 = 0
0 + (Episode 1 + Episode 2) = Episode 3

We all know what Episode 3 will be… so HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED! Remember, you read it here first. I look forward to using my new music player while embarking on the next Freeman adventure.

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Last Updated: September 25, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    WRONG MARTHA. YOUR HEADER IS WRONG. Opportunity missed 🙁

    • Admiral Chief 0

      LOOOOLZ

    • Hammersteyn

      Just saw what he’s holding up, nice!

    • hairyknees

      LOL I did actually come across that pic (minus the controller) xD

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    This is a coooooooool feature.

  • Hammersteyn

    I’d like to see the sales for HL2. I mean are there really people that hasn’t played it yet. Except maybe for kids that were born when the game was released 10 years ago.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Released 10 years ago, yet it is 10 times cooler as 10 CoDs combined to the power of 10

      • Hammersteyn

        By the time HL3 releases people will have stopped using crowbars.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          NEVARRR FORGET!!!

    • Jonah Cash

      I have never played 1 or 2…..

      • Hammersteyn

        O_0 ssssshhhh not so loud.

        • Jonah Cash

          Hahahahaha!! It is what it is man!! I missed them somewhere…

          • Hammersteyn

            If you still have a 360 or a PS3 you should be ably to buy the Orange Box dirt cheap online somewhere. Contains HL2 plus Episode 1 and 2 and the first Portal and also Team Fortress(though I doubt anyone still plays that)

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Agnee, rerig?????

        • Jonah Cash

          Rerig, ek weet nie waar ek die games gemis het nie!!!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’m just going to assume that when you say you haven’t played 1 or 2, what you mean is you’ve played 1 AND 2. Right? O_o

        • Jonah Cash

          Thanks captain obvious!!! 🙂

    • Mossel

      I can officially say I’ve played HL2. Although good, it didn’t exactly blow my mind. But it got something right that plenty of games lack these days…fun! I found myself jamming it for hours at a time!

  • Admiral Chief 0

    The math is sound!

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah, I’m staying out of this till I finish night school.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Janee, netnou moet jy weer in die hoek gaan sit

        • Hammersteyn

          I’m still in the corner, feeding of teenagers with cameras making found footage films.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Actually there’s a giant-sized hole in his conclusion… we want HL3, not HL2 Episode 3.

      • Hammersteyn

        You’ll take what Gabe gives you and be grateful for it.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’m not complaining. Lord GabeN gives so much, at reasonable prices. 😀

          • Mossel

            He gave me Sniper Elite V2 for free. It is now one of my favourite shooters. His grace and kindness outshines all.

  • JJ the Reus

    This is excellent.
    Loving the new store too

  • 2scaly4j0o

    -Radio!

  • Mossel

    Free to play…Free…sounds like three.
    O_O
    HL3! CONFIRMED!

    • hairyknees

      OMG HOW DID I MISS THAT? xD

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