Valve is as puzzled as you are about why they sell movies on Steam


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			    Valve is as puzzled as you are about why they sell movies on Steam
			    
			      Nick Diamon, February 20, 2019
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Valve is getting out of the movie business. In the latest Steam announcement, Valve explains that they are removing the “Video” category in the Steam store, and disabling the non-gaming entries for purchase. Gaming-related videos will be moved to the pages for the specific games they feature, or will be available via search and recommendations. Customers that have films in their account libraries will still be able to access their purchases going forward.
The first non-gaming video offered on Steam was Motivational Growth, a 104-minute science fiction comedy from Devolver Digital Films. It was released on Valve’s service in March 2015.

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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2019/02/20/valve-is-as-puzzled-as-you-are-about-why-they-sell-movies-on-steam/

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Good riddance. Nobody wanted those awful indie movies. GOG tried it too and dropped them.

I did buy one: the AVGN movie when it was on sale for $3. The Steam player is awful, constant jittery and the unresponsive play controls. So even if you liked the movie, the experience was terrible.