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Omega X 09-04-2019 07:35 PM

[Various] New Steam Library and Events overhauls, Sept. 17th
 
Quote:

Steam is getting a mini overhaul in September, with a new Steam Library layout that gives users more ways to organize their games, a new Steam Events tool that helps developers communicate with their player base, and a few new experiments from the team at Steam Labs. Valve held a private media briefing ahead of PAX West where it discussed the update as well as upcoming plans for both Steamworks and Steam Labs. Updates for all three programs will launch throughout this month.


The open beta for the new Steam Library will launch on Sept. 17 while a new centralized tool for announcements, Steam Events, will be released on Sept. 4. An update for the Steam Labs micro trailer experiment and a new search tool, both new experiments in Steam Labs, will launch on Sept. 5. All players will be able to opt into the beta.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/4/208...s-labs-updates


Rock, Paper, Shotgun
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...-long-overdue/


Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/...oming-sept-17/


Valve
https://steamcommunity.com/games/593...69907266250853





Well its about goddamn time.

looniam 09-04-2019 08:30 PM

sorry, the more i read about it, the less i like it.

”The goal here is overall just to help players find the next game that they might want to play,” said Valve designer Alden Kroll. “This is a number of different ways of surfacing things that are in that player’s library that might give them a reason they may want to play that game right now.”

bah, i hate getting suggestions - i prefer to find things on my own. the store page is bad enough.

to be honest i just want/need a launcher, i have ~60 games and for me, that isn't hard to keep track of. but if others find this the bee's knees; i'm happy for them as long as i can still just right click on the task bar icon and launch the last 3-5 of games i am play atm. there is maybe 3-4 games i'll replay over the years. most are one and done.

Liranan 09-04-2019 09:43 PM

So, new methods of advertisement.

huzzug 09-04-2019 09:55 PM

New method to profile you so they could show you relevant ads games based on your browsing gaming history.

Tobiman 09-05-2019 06:53 AM

Probably seen how much better their competitor's platform looks and decided to step it up.

UltraMega 09-05-2019 04:52 PM

Really hope they give us an easy way to filter out indie games and 2d games when browsing.

Nothing against those types of games, but they are a dime a dozen on Steam and with so many of them it becomes almost impossible to browse for anything else.

Paradigm Shifter 09-05-2019 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by UltraMega (Post 28116784)
Really hope they give us an easy way to filter out indie games and 2d games when browsing.

Nothing against those types of games, but they are a dime a dozen on Steam and with so many of them it becomes almost impossible to browse for anything else.

Just a way to filter games (preferably with user-definable defaults which can be altered on a "per search" basis) because Steam currently bombards me with multiplayer-only FPS games, MMOs and horror games in my "queue". None of which I have interest in. It's like Steam is stuck remembering what I was playing 8 years ago, when I was playing Bad Company 2 off and on.

looniam 09-17-2019 06:24 PM

i'll just leave this here for those that care:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/593...41763127316560

well yeah it started today.

Omega X 09-17-2019 07:40 PM

Its slow in spots but pretty sharp. Text opacity could use some adjusting. Categories are called Collections now. The collections view will generate thumbnails of the actual games in the collection.

skupples 09-17-2019 08:18 PM

i don't see any difference

steam, fudge the bullshart... give us a clan tab already. Your "friends list" simply isn't good enough, and never has been. Your "group" event nonsense is a total joke.


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