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What this means is that, while in 2013 your new release might have shown up on the front page of Steam for a few days, you're likely to see your game drop off the front page within 24 hours of you releasing it. (And notably, the front page of Steam now automatically defaults to "Top Sellers" instead of "New Releases.")


Of course, Valve has said that it plans to get rid of Greenlight entirely, and instead convert Steam into an open platform where any developer can publish their games, with Steam users acting as the curators, empowered with the ability to make their own web-based Steam storefronts.

Whatever form Valve ends up implementing, there will certainly be increased competition for those people releasing games on the platform, and even less potential front-page promotion for your game.


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http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/217675/More_games_have_released_on_Steam_so_far_in_2014_than_all_of_last_year.php



Sony , M$ , Nintendo i'm afraid i've got some bad news


your crappy expensive publishing system is getting rubbished by steam
Edited by kx11 - 5/16/14 at 9:09am
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the downside is this opens the floodgates to crap
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the downside is this opens the floodgates to crap
Just what I was thinking. Yep. I'll only ever probably play 1% of those.
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Let's exclude 90% of the greenlight titles, cause that 90% is just horrible.

Steam has become a gateway for people to get any crap game they want on steam. They really need to make a separate "green lit new releases" tab on the front page of the store, and not put them in with normal "new releases".
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That is exactly what is going to happen. Its gonna be like Androids ecosystem and don't be surprised at the number of fart app equivalent drivel on there.

Companies are actually re-releasing old ass games on Steam as "new" titles. So honestly, this is bad news. Not that its gonna make Steam a terrible platform, but its just going to make the store more cluttered than it already is. Here is hoping for the best though...
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That is exactly what is going to happen. Its gonna be like Androids ecosystem and don't be surprised at the number of fart app equivalent drivel on there.

Companies are actually re-releasing old ass games on Steam as "new" titles. So honestly, this is bad news. Not that its gonna make Steam a terrible platform, but its just going to make the store more cluttered than it already is. Here is hoping for the best though...

The more the better. You buy what you want and have more choice.
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The more the better. You buy what you want and have more choice.

Yep and as long there is a decent community rating system and such it's easy to weed out the trash.

Just really looking forward to this one: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=143803558
If they stick to their release date next week I'll be happy.
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The more the better. You buy what you want and have more choice.

While that does seem extremely appealing, its like going to a salad bar and 80 percent of the offerings are just different kinds of tomatoes.

More apparent, do you feel like your choices are limited on Steam currently? Outside of console exclusives, or Origin/Uplay specific titles and the like, are there any games that you feel like you're missing out on?
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And 98.5% of them are all trash that nobody should ever bother with.
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More games is not an issue. It just needs a better filtering system.
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