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Major Steam store update - lots of improvements!

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Maniacal, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    http://store.steampowered.com/about/newstore

    Some of the major changes include filtering for what is displayed on the store page (ie you can tell it not to show early access games in the new release category), a much improved search feature with a lot more options and functionality, new (and bluer) layout, Steam Discovery feature for helping you find new games, and curators who can suggest games to you as well (entirerly optional, you have to manually follow them).

    Currently I am following TotalBiscuit and PCGamer, but any admin of a Steam usergroup that has at least 10 recommended games can become a curator. Hence the list is filled with a lot of random and often poorly named curators.

    Also I made up a small list of games for the the CFC Steam group's curator list.
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/CFCforums#curation

    Descriptions are limited to only 152 characters, so they aren't great.
     
  2. grandad1982

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    Now if only they'd make a checkbox system for buying DLC...
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    That looks slick enough, but I really wish they would have worked on the game inventory screen instead. As things stand now it's really tough to organize your games. I've got about 400 and there isn't a way to put them in multiple categories, so if I want to mark a game as "completed", I have to move it out of my FPS section or whatever and move it into "completed", which is kind of stupid.
     
  4. mechaerik

    mechaerik Tuturuu!

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    There is, or at least there's one in the beta client.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Oh yeah? That's great news! Any idea when that's rolling out?
     
  6. Zack

    Zack 99% hot gas

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    This was long, long, long overdue. I love the update, only wish it had come sooner.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Steam Music Player is now in open beta as well with some free music DLCs for Valve games (well, I think you may need to own the games anyway, but Valve put theirs at 75% off for the rest of the month) and any other soundtracks you bought on Steam, such as Bastion. You can easily switch to the beta client in the Settings menu in Steam, I don't think it has any downsides whatsoever.

    http://store.steampowered.com/news/14358/?snr=1_41_4__42

    EDIT: And of course, you can also add all your own music too.

    EDIT: It even adds music you downloaded from custom servers, such as those in Garry's mod. One reddit user is now wondering if this counts as piracy...
     
  8. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Its people like you buying DLC that are the problem ! :mad:
     
  9. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    This came as a bit of a surprise to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon.
     
  10. grandad1982

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    I only tend to buy DLC from Paradox or DLC that is analogous to an old style expansions.

    Also by the time I started to get DLC the argument had long since been lost so....
     
  11. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    .......... At least your not pumping like $400 into CoD, I guess that sort of makes you ok.
    DLC has gotten completely out of control as of late. Rome total war paid DLC for extra blood. That would be hilarious if people were not actually buying it. :sad:
     
  12. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    They've had that DLC since Shogun 2, it is to get around the ratings system. Although $3 is far too much.
     
  13. CyberTyrant

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    I'm still getting used to the new layout. I'm with Warpus though, the library really needs some attention. We should be able to easily move games around in different categories and it would be nice if we had the option to rename our games.
     
  14. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I want to be able to tag them with whatever I want. So that a game could be tagged with FPS, COMPLETED, and OLDSCHOOl.. or whatever.

    There isn't an API of some sort I could get access to that might allow me to build my own web-based interface to my games?.. is there? Because I'd just build my own, if I could.. Been waiting way too long for this.
     

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