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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

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

  1. Black Arcane

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    Based Valve is going to raise the quality of games that get on Steam through the roof. One way or another.
     
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  2. TheChickenKing Learned

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    That's a pretty funny way of improving the quality of games on your store. Not through curation or just not letting people release shitty asset flips. Just gotta bend some review scores.
     
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  3. GrainWetski Arcane

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    They never care about positive "review bombs". Consume, consumer, and like everything.
     
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  4. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Giving something a low score because of DRM or whatever is actually reviewing the product. Those should not be removed, and I don't think we have an example of Valve doing that. With Borderlands 2 or Metro people are complaining about shit that has nothing to do with that particular game, which is they are being and should be removed.
     
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  5. Steamboat Willie Learned

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    Valve specifically said in the announcement that DRM would not be considered a legitimate reason for a negative review and would get the review hidden.

     
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  6. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Well that's bullshit.
     
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  7. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    That's why you shouldn't look a Steam reviews and get all your gaming advice from the Codex.
     
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  8. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    And never play anything again :)
     
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  9. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    those trustworthy neutral positive reviews amirite?

    :stabbedintheback:
     
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  10. TheSentinel Arcane

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    I'm not sure anyone posted this before, but apparently Valve continues their open-source tirade, this time with a physics-based audio system with HRTF-based binaural audio free for anyone to use independent of Steam. Compatible with Unity, Unreal Engine, and available as a C API, compatible with Windows, Linux, macOS and Android.

    It's from 2017, but got a pretty big update recently.

    https://valvesoftware.github.io/steam-audio/downloads.html
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/596420/allnews/

     
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  11. lophiaspis Savant

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    Why haven't they released their whole engine as open source already? So anyone could make and sell anything with no licensing fees, and add plugins for free or for profit. You would turn Steam into the biggest content creation network and take a bite out of Epic.
     
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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    ah yes, I remember all those women who were seeking refuge in europe. It definitely wasn't hordes of men invading, just a bunch of women by themselves while their husbands stayed behind
     
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  13. 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
    https://www.pcgamer.com/half-life-VR-rumor-index/

     
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  14. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    Announced. $499 for the headset alone, $999 for a bundle that includes base stations and controllers:
    https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/index

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059530/Valve_Index_Headset/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059570/Valve_Index_Base_Station/
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059550/Valve_Index_Controllers/

    No game announcement becuase Valve, but eh...



    edit: oh yeah.. https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-vr-game/

     
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  15. Morgoth Arcane

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    "Flagship VR game"

    Ricochet 2?
     
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  16. Black Arcane

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    Hell yeah, Artifact VR.
     
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  17. Belegarsson Savant Patron

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    That price though...
     
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  18. lophiaspis Savant

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    Half-Life One-Half: Origins: Returns: Rise Of The Freeman. A thrilling VR walking simulator set in the corridors of MIT, explore the origin story of the famous hero as you struggle to pass deadlines and beat exams.

    Nah it's most likely Portal.
     
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  19. Solid Snail Learned

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    I hope the flagship VR title is also non-VR.
     
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  20. TheSentinel Arcane

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  21. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Good luck getting VR mainstream with those prices (and this is not about just this one. Every VR set is overpriced.)
     
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  22. Jenkem Cipher Patron

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    the price of the headset seems reasonable, it's the price of the controllers and base station that seems out of whack... ESPECIALLY the base station.
     
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  23. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    This will be the greatest gaming hardware of all time.

    As long as it supports VR porn and comes with a fleshlight attachment.
     
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  24. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Out of stock shortly after release.

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