R.I.P. Valve. (Just said that to be dramatic.) Facebook is about to take on gaming's 800-pound gorilla. Facebook is about to take on gaming's 800-pound gorilla The company announced on August 18 that it's making an "all-new PC gaming platform." A Facebook rep confirmed to Business Insider that the "platform" in question is a standalone PC application — like Steam — for accessing PC games. Presumably that will include a storefront, some form of chat/friends list, and maybe even game broadcasting. Not only is this stuff standard at this point (even on game consoles), but it's all stuff that Facebook already has: Messenger and Live solve the latter two needs, and Facebook continues to operate a digital storefront on the web. What our new overlord's storefront may look like.