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Activision adds games to Steam

Starting with CoD and GUN.

Activision has become the latest high profile game company to dip its toes into Steam (that hissing noise is the sound of the English language having a fit).

The publisher has agreed to offer Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 (US$ 39.95) and Call of Duty 1, and Gray Matter's Call of Duty: United Offensive (both US$ 19.95) along with Neversoft's Wild West shooter GUN (US$ 19.95) through Valve's digital distribution service, although there's no word on precisely when it'll do this.

Steam, which originally began as a way for Valve to distribute Half-Life and its other software directly to its fans, has grown considerably in recent months, with the makers of significant titles like Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and those of just plain awesome games like DEFCON choosing to launch there.

This week also saw Majesco continue to take advantage of the service's benefits; having put BloodRayne 1 and 2 and Advent Rising on sale through the service recently, the US publisher has added excellent platform game Psychonauts to the ranks for US$19.95.

Meanwhile, Monte Cristo Games has started selling surprisingly good city-building title City Life through the service for US$ 39.95.