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Valve launches Steam Game Guides

New community feature enters beta today

Valve has launched a beta for a new Steam feature allowing users to create guides for games.

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"You've probably got some favorite games that you play a lot and know pretty well," it says on the Game Guides beta forum, "or maybe you've mastered playing as a certain class or character in Team Fortress 2 or Call of Duty. Or maybe you're just really good at finding all the hidden secrets in the latest Elder Scrolls game.

"How do you put that knowledge to use and help fellow gamers? Create a game guide on Steam... With Game Guides, you can create a guide to help fellow gamers and share your expertise in whatever game you like."

Users will be able to upload and insert images or use screenshots that are in their Steam cloud, insert YouTube videos and add friends to help write guides. Once completed, they can be published and made accessible to the community.

Members of the Steam Community beta can test the new feature now.

Valve boss Gabe Newell recently confirmed that the Half-Life studio is working on Source Engine 2.

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