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It’s done. SteamIt is finally published to the store and available for download. After a short beta the app is now available for everyone. What you get when you download now. By the time of this writing the following features are already implemented:

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Call me crazy, call me stupid. I’m preparing a project where I will simulate the possible behaviour of the Steam database as an ASP.NET MVC solution. My goal is to prove that it could be possible to have a database as large as the Steam database with a similar payload and still have an adequate community API which doesn’t sacrifice flexibility, comfort and data delivery for performance savings. I understand this project more than a prototype for the Steam Community API and therefore will focus completely on a redesigned web service interface and its according data layer.

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There seems to be some confusion about the profile in the settings menu. Some users report they enter their profile name and cannot retrieve any data. As soon as I’m back I’ll provide an update which will fix this issue. In fact it is not a bug but most probably a misunderstanding of the term steam profile.

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Ok let’s go with the story. It was end of August 2009 and I was bored. I wanted to play some cool games. I’m the ego-shooter guy and I was looking for something I haven’t played and so I thought it would be time to get Half-Life 2. You guys are rofl now I know… There have been some reasons I didn’t play HL2 until today. The first reason is that I really never missed it. I have read all the critics, tests and articles since release of HL2 but I found it never interesting enough to buy it. I’m the proud owner of all id Software games, I’m the proud owner of the Blood series, I own several other shooters uncut (for those of you who live in Germany know how important the words “uncut” and the complete id Software series really is). The second reason is that I never had have really time to continue to play games. I have my own collection and played my games more than 5 times. So what did I do to get HL2? I searched through internet to buy it and here the odyssey begins…

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