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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Don Peste Arcane

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    Seems the Team Fortress 2 team recently went down from 15 members to just 2...
     
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  2. Chad J. Thundercock ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    I'd like to hear a citation on that, from what I gather their team is still 10-15.
     
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  3. Don Peste Arcane

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    Can't find the tweet now. Someone (@HL_Inside, @ValveTime, @LambdaGen...) liked it, and that's how I saw it. Now I can't find it. But I found this:

    Sorry, I thought I would score a bunch of brofists, but look what I've done... :(
     
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  4. Black Arcane

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    Have my pity-fist.
     
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  5. Spectacle Arcane

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    Why do you even need 2 people in the TF2 team? That's one guy to pick the coolest hats from the user submissions, and another guy to decide on the price for each?
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Some interesting bits about Steam from Tom Francis, the developer of Gunpoint: https://www.pentadact.com/2019-04-10-steam-quirks-for-developers/

     
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  7. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Dead Cells definitely set a new standard for early access that very few others are going to be able to live up to, which will make it more challenging in general.
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  9. Dexter Arcane

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    https://www.geekwire.com/2019/valve...ican-nation-operates-casino-washington-state/
     
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  10. Steamboat Willie Learned

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    I guess Indian Casinos aren't brining in bank like they once did.
     
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  11. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    in before Gabe bribes the casino with beads and firewater
     
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  12. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Risk of Rain 2 is selling like hot cakes even a week after the "free bonus copy" deal is over.

    And look at the rush to get the privilege of owning Anno 1800 on Steam.

    #10 - Grand Theft Auto V
    #9 - Sekiro Preorder (Asia) (Looks like this was available till April 9th?)
    #8 - Outward
    #7 - Anno 1800
    #6 - Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
    #5 - Anno 1800
    #4 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    #3 - PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
    #2 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
    #1 - Risk of Rain 2

    Also Geralt's bathtub video is still bringing money to CDPR.
     
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  13. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Wtf is going on with steam lately.

    [​IMG]

    Btw, my categories still haven't returned..
     
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  14. pakoito Arcane

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    New UI dropping soon. No need to fix as many bugs on the old one.
     
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  15. Don Peste Arcane

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  16. Morgoth Arcane

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  17. Merlkir A Sharp Developer

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    X: Doubt.
     
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  18. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    #10 - Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
    #9 - The Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Packs
    #8 - Forager
    #7 - Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Prophet & The Warlock
    #6 - Grand Theft Auto V
    #5 - Anno 1800
    #4 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    #3 - PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
    #2 - Anno 1800
    #1 - Risk of Rain 2

    More like raining money. Wonder why they needed Gearbox to publish on PC.
     
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  19. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    So this is old and I missed it, but basically....

    Steam Says They're Going To Wipe Bad Review "Bombs" From The Review Score
    https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1808664240333155775
    I've wondered why I have been clicking on supposedly "mostly positive" games and seeing a bunch of negative reviews lately. :argh:

    lol, 90% of people (myself included) won't know or notice. They are deceptively altering the review score on the main page because they know it affects sales. Especially since reactions to horrible DRM or EULAs are getting so common and devs keep pushing them on us.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    What games? I think Borderland games are only ones Valve used this new measure to date? You should see white star (asterisk) marks next to review scores.
     
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  21. Hirato Purse-Owner Patron

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    Assassin's Creed; Unity has also been getting review bombed lately - but with positive reviews as they're doing a free give away so that "people can experience notre dame in all its splendour".
    A nice gesture, but utterly hypocrtical for valve to not also mark these reviews as off topic as well.

    It's not like I expected any different [​IMG]
     
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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, FWIW, from the Valve's post above:

    Off-topic, likely, but with this definition, I guess they don't consider that as review "bomb" to begin with.
     
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  23. Irata Educated

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    Dunno, but despite enjoying RoR(1) it will keep me from playing it until it doesn't have any connections to Gearbox or it is dirt cheap. Yes, I'm petty like that.
     
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  24. Irata Educated

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    Does hiding your review still impact the average and the positive/negative score? If so, then people should just put something tame in the text section. Like "I didn't like it." and just hide the review. Sure your "off topic" complaint can't be seen, but it would still lower the score.
     
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  25. Hirato Purse-Owner Patron

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    other way around - Reviews are still there but all reviews made within that period (positive and negative) don't count to the score.
     
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