I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve’s new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status.
That means that you, Mr. or Mrs. Game Enthusiast, will be able to sign into your Steam account on your iOS or Android device right now and begin chatting your far-flung friends or ogling new deals.
As noted when the apps first made their appearance, they provide most of the functionality you’d find in the standard PC/Mac client. Communication and robust game shopping experiences aside, the Steam apps also provide access to new Steam info as well as news pulled from syndcated sources like Kotaku, ShackNews and, RockPaperShotgun.
Of course, you won’t actually be able to play the games on your mobile device — look to services like Onlive if that’s your goal — but at least you’ll never miss a Holiday Sale ever again. That is of course unless you’re trapped in an aunt’s remote cabin without an internet connection, in which case you’ll need to while away the time the old-fashioned way.
[via The Verge]