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The Valve and Steam Platform Discussion Thread

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

  1. karoliner Magister

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    Thank you Corona-chan!
     
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  2. Silentstorm Learned

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    I would probably be playing SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays anyways, but it's nice having an excuse!

    Still, wow, just as many places are getting hurt by this virus, online stores and indoor hobbies are getting more business than ever, haven't checked but i bet Netflix is also extremely happy, just a shame this happened because of fear and quarantine rather than more people starting to play games or just wanting to play games, after this is over, you can bet that even after the extreme amounts of extroversion that will happen after everything blows over, that the numbers will come back to what they were, unless there are people just really trying games for the first time and enjoying them immensely to a point they stick with it.
     
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  3. Dexter Arcane

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/fmfdsm/steam_breaks_another_record_with_22_million/
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...gamers-urged-avoid-playing-working-hours.html
     
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  4. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Lock-down, social distancing, reduced disposable income. Backlog-chan, your time has finally come.

    Actually wonder if Valve is seeing noticeable trends in backlog visits.
     
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  5. Dexter Arcane

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    Imagine if anyone released an AAA post-apocalyptic game Digitally in the next 2-3 weeks like STALKER 2 or Fallout 5 or something and could capitalize on the situation.
     
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  6. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    How's Epic doing, btw?
     
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  7. Silentstorm Learned

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    Well, Doom Eternal came out at the perfect time, that's the big AAA game basically, Earth is also not in great shape in that game.

    Bethesda is likely thanking God at this moment for having released that game yesterday.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    fake news as fuck
    Video games(other than downloading them) barely use any bandwidth whatsoever. You want people to stop putting extra strain on internet networks? Go have a talk with people streaming video.
     
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  9. Gerrard Arcane

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    Yeah, having SJW trash you hired in a delirious bout deciding that is so much better.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy 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 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  11. Gerrard Arcane

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    Gabe looks like he aged 30 years since 2010.
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  12. V_K Arcane

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    Still looks better than Sweeney.
     
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  13. TheSentinel Arcane

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    https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamworks/announcements/detail/2117195691992645419
    According to journalists, indie devs are struggling more and more on Steam and they're being left behind. According to Valve, nothing could be further from the truth.

     
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  14. ultimanecat Cipher

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    I'd imagine Valve probably has some high-tier data analysts, so while releasing stuff like this is obviously self-serving I'm inclined to believe they know what they're talking about. Meanwhile, when even New York Times' editors can't into basic numeracy and games bloggers are lit and gender studies majors or community college washouts, I'm not too worried when they drum up concern for their roomates' and Twitter friends' queer furry dating simulator. They're actually upset because they have no real influence on Valve at this point and can't direct the focus of what succeeds and what fails like they could for a few years early last decade.
     
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  15. Dexter Arcane

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    This is not really as contradictory as it might seem. There's a linear growth for apparently the Top 1000(?) games with a lot of shit stuck at the bottom:
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  16. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I can't believe random indie developers still somehow feel entitled to success simply because they're publishing on Steam. There are undoubtedly cases of algorithm unfortunately burying good games, but in most cases shit is exactly where it belongs.
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I was going to post something like this but decided against it for one reason: a solid 70-80% of those games are garbage. I don't mean they're bad(they are,) I mean they're things such as asset flips or rpgmaker shit.
    I'd like to see a chart with number of games released per year that have a positive rating with at least 20 reviews.
     
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  18. Gerrard Arcane

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    You can't believe that people who identify as cryptoanarchocommunists think they deserve money for existing?
     
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  19. Manjuice Nutella Arcane

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  20. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Valve has filed a patent for controllers with swappable controls/components. Patent was published on the 26th of March.

     
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  21. Gerrard Arcane

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    I have seen controllers with that function (you could swap the analog and dpad positions) 10 years ago.
     
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  22. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    Do you think the Valve VR thing is the stepping stone to making this work, or is it another Steam Link/Steambox?

    I kinda want to play Elite: Dangerous in VR, but all the wireless ones are way too expensive. The Valve Index or whatever is priced super crazy, but do you think that their technology combined with their massive store will help VR reach viability?
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I'd expect Steam Machines to be re-released at some point tbh. They've put an impressive amount of work into Proton, most of my windows games work with just 1 click on linux now thanks to it.
     
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  25. Yosharian Cipher

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    Elite VR is the biggest waste of time ever. Save your money if that's all you're looking for.

    Good reasons to buy VR right now:

    • Porn
    • Half-Life: Alyx
    • Racing simulator with wheel, bucket seat, etc
    That's it

    Seriously the porn is something else if you get the good, high-res shit and invest in... complimentary equipment

    Of course it can't compete with real pussy, but it comes fucking close
     
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