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Steam adds Mad Max Movie Franchise to the service

Steam adds Mad Max Movie Franchise to the service

Steam Starts Publishing Movies

Steam adds Mad Max Movie Franchise to the service

 

Steam was once a place which was exclusive to games, but now it has move to cover other software, video game soundtracks and a few documentaries. Today Steam has now started offering some of their first movies to steam, starting with the Mad Max Franchise.  

Steam adds Mad Max Movie Franchise to the service  

 

This is not the first time that movies have been released on Steam, but so far this has been almost exclusive to documentaries like Indie Game the Movie and Free to Play as well as a few few video game related web series' like Payday: The Web Series.

This is the first mainstream movie franchises to make the move to the steam platform, but right now the films newest iteration, Mad Max: Fury Road is only available for pre-purchase. These movies will only be available in a Stream-only format. 

 

 

 

This could be one small step toward Steam becoming more than just a game delivery platform, becoming a service more akin to the Apple store or Google Play. Steam already sell game soundtracks and software, so is movies that big of a step?

 

You can join the discussion on Steam adding the Mad Max movie Franchise to the Steam Platform on the OC3D Forums. We would like to know what you think of this, do you guys want to see Steam become a storefront for media other than games or do you want Steam to maintain it's focus on gaming?

 

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01-09-2015, 18:33:24

jimma47
I wonder how they get around content restriction (classifications)? I know with some games it basically asks
- are you over 18?
- yes
- here you go then.
Whereas a physical storefront is supposed to ask for i.d.
Not specific to Steam I guess as you could enter your birthdate for any content delivery service as to what you want. Especially with Paypal and Debit cards being used for payments.

I think it's a logical step though with so many distribution services already to include movies. No reason iTunes or Google Play can't include full PC games.

Is it locked to an account and playing through Steam in some way or can you make a copy for your iPad etc? Will be interesting to see how it works.Quote

02-09-2015, 04:55:47

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
I wonder how they get around content restriction (classifications)? I know with some games it basically asks
- are you over 18?
- yes
- here you go then.
Whereas a physical storefront is supposed to ask for i.d.
Not specific to Steam I guess as you could enter your birthdate for any content delivery service as to what you want. Especially with Paypal and Debit cards being used for payments.

I think it's a logical step though with so many distribution services already to include movies. No reason iTunes or Google Play can't include full PC games.

Is it locked to an account and playing through Steam in some way or can you make a copy for your iPad etc? Will be interesting to see how it works.
How does it work with Amazon? You can even order alcohol, nevermind DVDs without a proper age check right?Quote

02-09-2015, 05:19:16

jimma47
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
How does it work with Amazon? You can even order alcohol, nevermind DVDs without a proper age check right?
Yeah that's why it's interesting. I guess they say they're covered by the 'click or sign that you're over 18' due diligence.
No system would be foolproof. Something I hadn't thought of before tho. I know some games were blocked for sale in Aus as we had no 18+ ratingQuote
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