Steam Unveils Discovery Update

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  1. Gahars
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    No, Steam hasn't ported over Shark Week, Mythbusters, and Mike Rowe to its service (not yet, anyway). This is the next best thing. Unless you're a Daft Punk fan, in which case this is the third best thing. Anyway...

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    Basically, Steam is now letting customers curate their content. Steam will suggest games and reviews to customers based on their preferences. Users can block certain content from reaching their front page, like F2P, Early Access titles, preorders, etc. They may also follow certain curators, people/groups that will recommend and promote titles to their followers. Anyone can become a curator and you can follow any curator that strikes your fancy.

    Considering the avalanche of awful games that has swept over Steam as of late, and the many calls made for reform (like this video, for example), this will be a welcome change for most.

    You know, I can see why Steam called the update "Discovery;" dis-covers everything!
     
  2. Duo8

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  4. FAST6191

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    "We screwed up badly and allowed dross to take over our store, however fixing that it is hard so we are going to let you do it yourself".

    Mind you I did once glimpse a "when to publish" checklist/flow chart people used when doing such things... I do like seeing analysis of bad systems but in many ways it is kind of sad when it becomes necessary.

    Oh and I almost forgot my obligatory "Steam? Meh" part of steam related replies.
     
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    [fingers crossed]please dont fuck this up...please dont fuck this up...please dont fuck this up...[fingers crossed]




    instead of doing a wack update you know what valve should do? clean the store of this unfinished, unplayable, ungood games. which might be the reason we have a second gaming gaming crash.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Would Valve falling over really matter in the mid term? There are already several other services that are in place already and could handle some of the load/rise up. Equally "unfinished" would be fairly hard to quantify, especially as more and more games are taking up the rolling release model.
    Also how is a crash likely to happen because Valve, and the others, have bad store fronts? To say nothing of gaming being far more entrenched than it was the first time. Granted I am up for a crash but I do sometimes like to watch things burn.
     
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    where did i link bad store front and gaming crash. i said they should waste they time on fxing the bad games, which could cause a knock effect where they go boom. read between the lines mate.

    yeah i really dont want my 200+ games become playable cause the service is not "online" anymore.

    FAST your not so fast this days.. getting old?
     
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    There has always been trash, always will be and more likely we will see even more as programming/general game dev becomes easier (see also home publishing, home audio and home video in recent years... or actually just see youtube really). With that it would seem that the store front/general catalogue becomes the more important concept.

    The end of Steam would be an odd one, there have been online services that have ceased and taken their user's abilities to use their items with them, but it would probably make an interesting case. Moreover it is not like Steam's DRM has not been completely and utterly bypassed.
     
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    This new Discovery service is crap. I can't find Half Life 3 anywhere.
     
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    Neat. Too bad the only thing I really check is the weekly deals, if I wanted to know about something I'd just...search for it. So meh.
     
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    Did the rest of the client get an update so it sucks less and actually works well? Or is it just the store functionality. Any UI changes?
     
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    "Over 1,300 titles have been added in the past nine months." Yeah.. and how many were point&click or kids games?
     
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    As far as I can tell, the changes are just organizational or aesthetic. Everything's bluer than Dr. Manhattan's ballsack now, if you're into that sort of thing.
     
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    Great! I can finally block all these early access games that I get bored of before it even reaches the point it's fully developed and get a wrong opinion about the game.
     
  17. Kwartel

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    Will we get a GBAtemp curator?
     
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    So it's a "People who bought this game also bought..." function?
     
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    Basically. But also based on hours you and others put into the games. That makes it a bit better.
     
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    No, it's more like "You bought this and played it for XYZ amount of hours, you might like this...". It's based off of your preferences, not others, and then you can change the general "category" of what shows up in the suggestions. So if you don't give a floppy fuck about early access games or F2P games or whatever, you can set it so Steam doesn't display them on the front page with the rest of your suggestions.