Posts Tagged ‘Steam’

Steam Store Shakes Up Player Review Presentation

Valve have changed how Steam store pages present reviews written by players, placing greater emphasis on newer reviews. It’s more helpful in these days where the experience of a game can change quite a lot over the months, Valve say. I realise your first and most trusted source for Wot People Think is your pals here at RPS, on everything in all aspects of your life (your bedsheets are hideous, by the way), but we don’t have time to tell you about everything. And certainly not to constantly update you. Steam reviews are helpful (hey, I check ‘em myself) and these store page changes sounds helpful, but this might have some downsides too.

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Oh Good, The Leprechaun Films Are On Steam

Good news, everyone: the entire back catalogue of Leprechaun movies is now available on Steam – including Leprechaun 4: Lost In Space. Truly, this is the best of all possible worlds. The first one’s even got a young Jennifer Aniston in, and she went on to make an infinite number of romantic comedies whose posters depicted her leaning against her handsome co-star, so you know it must be good.

Better (or not) news than that if you’re American: Valve getting into bed with Lionsgate means you can also rent or buy stuff like the Hunger Games, Twilight and Dredd films via Steam. But not if you’re in the UK. It’s rubber-faced Leprechauns all the way for you, sunshine.

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Steam Launches Second Annual Anime Sale

I’ve struggled to name the current season. We have cherry blossoms and warm sunny days here in Scotland, then it snows and I’m lost for words. Help is at hand! Valve have kindly named another season for us. The Steam Winter Sale gave us a word for that cold time around Christmas, the Steam Summer Sale named those months when it’s too nice to stay indoors playing video games, and now we can name this weird transitional phase after Valve’s newly-annualised event: the Steam Anime Sale. We are currently in the middle of anime. It certainly does feel tsundere.

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Steam Charts: Death, Divisions and DLC

I wasn’t around to cover the previous week’s Steam Top 10 as per usual, so you’ll have to wildly imagine the shape of it yourself. I can take an educated guess if you like: I’m pretty sure Soldner was a shock number one, with Limbo of the Lost and Aliens: Colonial Marines hot on its heels. Strange that they’re completely gone from the latest chart, below, but that’s the fickle nature of the millennial digital consumer for you, innit?

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Steam Bundles Prices Should Make More Sense Soon

Look, I’m not here to criticise anyone for taking their sweet time. I have a pictures folder that has been begging me to organise it since 2008. By now I know my way through the mess so well that actually sorting it out would slow me down.

So, really, when I heard that Valve will allow developers to adapt the pricing of their bundles to make them more appealing for people who own some of the games in the bundle, I just applauded the fact that they got around to doing it at all.

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Valve Tighten Steam Trading Security Again

77,000 Steam accounts were hijacked each month and pillaged of their wizard hats, trading cards, and other imaginary items, Valve said in December 2015. At the time, Valve had just adding ‘trade hold’ delays to help stop people who’d been hacked or scammed from losing their goodies. Now they’ve tweaked security procedures again, including introducing holds on the Steam Market too.

I only use the Market to flog ‘trading cards’ then spend the pennies on imaginary wizard hats, but for some it’s a hobby, a way to help fund buying games, or even business.

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Cheeky Monkeys: Steam Lunar New Year Sale Is On

Never return to firecrackers once they've been lit, monkey.

Happy Chinese New Year! We’re now in the Year of the Monkey, and Valve have realised this is a fine opportunity for another sale. Like the Gregorian New Year sale which ended ooh just over a month, the Lunar New Year Sale doesn’t have daily deals, flash deals, games, or any of that guff which confuses and frustrates people who don’t want to watch check Steam every 12 hours. No, you’ll simply find 9,279 things on sale.

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