Posts Tagged ‘Steam Curators’

Steam curators will soon be able to embed videos

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Valve has been quietly working on the Steam Curators system – the swarm of publications and people that recommend games to users – and they are poised to roll out a significant update. It includes video reviews, customisation options, analytics and a new feature that will make it easier for developers to connect with curators. It’s entering closed beta today.

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Steam Store Overhaul Highlights Still-Rubbish Recommendations

Valve have launched an overhaul of the Steam Store front page, highlighting handy features and slapping recommendations all over the place. In short, it would really like to recommend games to you, but it still not very good at them. I’ve seen the new store for a few days now but other folks in the RPS treehouse say this is new to them so hey, here the Steam Discovery Update 2.0 is, officially launched last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Follow Us On Steam Curators For Ongoing PC Game Recommendations

Haven’t done this in a while, so just a nudge. It’s not always easy to separate our IMPORTANT AND 100% OBJECTIVELY CORRECT OPINIONS from news and whatnot here on RPS, but if you’re ever unsure what to play next, you’ve got a couple of options. There’s our Wot I Think reviews database on the site here, or you could follow us on Steam curators to see the games we recommend pop in in your Steam feed, shopping suggestions and so forth.
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150 New Games Added To Our Steam Curator Page

It belongs in a museum. Or better yet, a omnipresent download serivce

Don’t know what to play next? Well, the answer’s Peggle. If you’ve already played that and are now staring at the infinite and overwhelming shelves of Steam, begging for the gods to grant you inspiration, it’s OK, we can help. After a bit of a quiet patch, we’ve just done a major update to our Steam Curator page, adding something like 150 new recommendations – including the games we liked bestest from the past few months, and everything with a Steam release from our ongoing Best [Insert Genre Here] Ever Made series.
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The RPS Steam Curators Page Has Had a Big Fat Update

Hello, you like hearing and/or disputing game recommendations, don’t you? In which case you might want to give the RPS Steam Curator page a follow. Admittedly we didn’t do too much with it in the tail-end of 2014 as we were so busy sorting out game of the year stuff and repeatedly contracting head colds, but as of today it’s had a huge update. The games we’ve most liked over the last few months, and our absolutely favourites from 2014, are all on there (at least those that are on Steam are), and we’ll continue to add anything we feel particularly warm and fuzzy about.
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Steam Curators: Paid Endorsements Must Be Disclosed

I wrote half an editorial about my concerns with the new Steam Curator system (which RPS is on. We recommend a new game almost every day, so give it a follow if that sounds useful to you) last week, but trashed it because it was full of speculative hand-wringing about worst-case scenarios. Paid endorsements, games being left off the biggest curation lists because critics hadn’t played them or disliked their creators, devs getting even less front page Steam attention because they hadn’t bent the right ears, fascinating specialist lists being drowned out by the front page, that sort of thing.

A lot of scope to go wrong, basically, but who knows? Like so much of what Valve make, it’s going to be in flux for a fair while yet, and I couldn’t begin to predict its final form. The first big change has happened already, and it’s that anyone who’s been paid to endorse a game must now disclose it.
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Games Wot We Recommend: RPS Is Now A Steam Curator

Yesterday, Steam Curators launched. What does it mean? Nobody knows. What does it smell like? That I can tell you: raspberries, with a hint of smoked paprika.

Given there’s plenty of off and on worry about Steam’s own game discovery tools, which controversially have just changed again, maybe now’s a pretty darn good time for carefully-chosen recommendations about what to play from third parties. So here we are, with our 141 years’ worth of PC gaming experience, suggesting games old and new, mainstream and indie, big and small, noisy and sleepy, that our staff have felt fondly towards. Please do give us a follow.
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