This is a pretty interesting video discussing a massive Chinese rival to Steam. The company owns League of Legends, which means it already has its “killer app” with endless player activity, and although it doesn’t have a lot of other big games yet, it’s directly aiming to compete with Steam in the coming year. This may be what’s driving Steam to majorly revamp its distribution system, curation system, and everything else. Although it seemed for the longest time that Steam would be the untouchable king of online platforms, the throne is always up for grabs.
Steam Curation, VR Dystopia
Click here to visit the page! The page where you can do things!
I can’t force you to join META GEAR on Steam, but I can throw some inspirational quotes at you and beg you to validate my fragile ego. By making that little number on the group page go up, I feel motivated to work on new articles, draw comics, and more!
…Come on, I just want to have more followers than the gag accounts who review every game on Steam by saying stuff like “Hodor? Hodor” or “No, it’s not Postal”.
Unlike an intron of history, we will be remembered as exons! The Patriots won’t be able to erase our existence, my friends. We will pass on our memes to future generations, through this Steam Group! (And it’s not like you can only be subscribed to one group so don’t be shy.)
I won’t scatter your sorrows to the heartless sea… You will always be with me (on Steam). So click here to check out our curated storefront and then find the “Follow” button in the top right!
Your role — that is, your m-mission — is to follow the META GEAR group on Steam. You’ll ruin your eyes playing too close to the TV, but you will enjoy my funny announcements and meet other people who also like this website.
And I should point out the obvious…
Yes, this is the closest thing to a discussion forum this site will get.
This is good… isn’t it?
Sick of the game media talking about everything except games? Wish there was a better way to find out about new indie games without visiting dumps like Kotaku and RockPaperShotgun? Me too, and that’s why I created @GreenlightRview on Twitter!
Follow me and you’ll see concise but thoughtful critiques on as many Steam Greenlight projects as I can find. Already I’ve seen some hilariously bad projects, and some amazingly good ones — like, stuff that I’m actually going to fund on Kickstarter.
Greenlight is one of the biggest forces for change in the history of games, but it needs intelligent people to pay attention and weigh in on the process. We all know that it’s not perfect, and we know that even Valve is working on replacing it, but in the meantime there are thousands of games waiting to be seen and judged, with hopeful teams whose dreams of game development depend on you and me. @GreenlightRview is a way for you to share my enthusiasm for upcoming indie projects, discuss game design with me, and help the cream rise to the top.
If you ever felt like there was a lack of game discussion and reviews on this site, you’ll definitely want to follow me there, because I’m going to have the same standards as I would if I was publishing it on this site, with the same wit and sharpness.
Thank you, and I look forward to discussing countless new games with you all!
Bottom Line: Nordic undertakes an epic journey with only a handful of supplies, making every little bit count.
Just a video testing Steam’s upcoming in-home streaming feature. Very pleased.
If you’re confused about the new lineup of Steam Machines, which range from $500 to a whopping $6,000, you’re in good company. As I said before in “The Amazing Valve Strategy” Part One and Two, this is a unique and long-term strategy for keeping PC gaming alive and hedging against the possible failure of the Windows platform, not a “monkey-see, monkey-do” attempt to rival the existing console market.
Here’s some reactions I’ve seen already, with my rebuttals:
Attention: you must play this game.