Steam has been experimenting, and nobody is paying attention

Steam remains one of the best services in the world, and I’ve always enjoyed their attempts to innovate. But it wasn’t until this week that I noticed they have a “Labs” division showing off experiments. The work they’re doing is rather fascinating.

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The Eternal Abyss of Services

E3 2019 happened less than 20 days ago but has already been forgotten. It was overlooked by the gaming world and proved to be a disaster. Not only did PlayStation dodge the whole event out of embarrassment for their lack of offerings, but Microsoft may as well have done the same. It was the worst E3 ever, and it’s especially grim when we see it as a forecast of what’s to come: that is to say, services and mediocrity.

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YouTube’s censorship cripples gaming

This is a fantastic video explaining exactly how YouTube’s rampant and irresponsible policy warfare has accidentally damaged the gaming industry.

In short: YouTube automatically demonetizes and restricts all videos with violence, cursing, and mature themes, which means that gaming videos are quickly becoming untenable to make for career YouTubers.

SubscribeStar and Bitchute

I’m creating a SubscribeStar account because I like their attitude. Their business model seems perfectly good and sustainable, and I might abandon my Patreon account in favor of SubscribeStar.

https://www.subscribestar.com/mrwolfe

Also, I’ve deleted my YouTube channel and all of the videos in the face of Google’s illegal corporate chokehold on video. Sorry to those who were hoping to see the videos in the future, but they are permanently deleted and most of them don’t have a backup copy anywhere. My new videos will be exclusively uploaded to Bitchute.

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/mrwolfe/

Buying Cyberpunk 2077 on GOG is the right thing to do

Like many others, I’m slowly becoming convinced that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a must-buy game. But it occurred to me just how amazing CD Projekt Red is becoming, and how important it is to support not only their games, but their platform.

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