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So they're not going to get rid of all the asset flips and knock-offs flooding their store?

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So... porn games on Steam?



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Johnw1104 said:

Jesus they're... they're going to "police less"? It's has devolved into the equivalent of those mobile app stores at this point.

Seriously, there's been damn near zero policing to this point... and here I thought that game about shooting up your fellow classmates would finally urge them to engage in a little curating for once, not less. I think the only thing I've heard that were denied were some visialnovels that looked pretty darn close to essentially peddling pedophilia.


I don't get the issue really; steam is a money factory, and yet they always whine as if it is impossible to hire the manpower to look into these games ahead of time.

Same problem as beta-testing the games of developers: They cost money, while the steam curators did all the work for them for free.

If they would hire actual testers and actually test and curate everything that comes to the store they could be forced to develop Half-Life 3 to get the same amount on the bottom line as before curating stuff.

I do understand that it's not very easy though. Right now Steam gets well over 50 games per week. If you want to test them all beforehand you'll need an army of testers and curators to do so.



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I can't really say that I like it. Valve's control over Steam has been, at least from the outside, quite bad. From games that don't even work, to games that are nothing more than a way to get easy steam cards to later sell in the market to lots of games that are almost straight copies from other more popular games. And that's with them controlling it! Imagine what will happen now!

I don't know, I think Steam has become too big for a Valve that hasn't grown enough to take care of it. I doubt it will end well.



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JEMC said:

I can't really say that I like it. Valve's control over Steam has been, at least from the outside, quite bad. From games that don't even work, to games that are nothing more than a way to get easy steam cards to later sell in the market to lots of games that are almost straight copies from other more popular games. And that's with them controlling it! Imagine what will happen now!

I don't know, I think Steam has become too big for a Valve that hasn't grown enough to take care of it. I doubt it will end well.

Gabe just doesn't want to adress the probleem for a while now. It's kinda of ironic that a man of his age and stature doesn't understand that the previous gaming crash was largely because gamers lost focus on quality control. You would think Valve would take great steps in setting and keeping a good brand value for Steam. But apparently not .



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Mummelmann said:

I agree with this, they didn't really have much choice. It will allow them to focus on other things, as they say, and that's always welcome. Complaints will always exist, I remember the storm of hate towards Postal 2 when that released, it was like nothing else in its time and people went apeshit over it.

Quality control and whine responses are two different things though, sometimes I wonder if Steam has become too big for its own good, there are bound to be more turds on there now. All in all, I support their decision though.

Tbs I've found this within other storefronts like Origin. Games that aren't updated to work with modern OS's like the old (now digital) C&C collection.

I haven't really come across a storefront that was perfect and devoid of garbage (I find Hearthstone to being lame, as well as Activision now dumping their games onto B.net).



                                       

Azzanation said:
This is exactly the opposite direction i wanted Steam to go.. quality over quantity should be there way of thinking.

I'd rather not be told what I can/cannot buy.

 

I know you're likely to have an excuse for that reasoning, but there is none in this universe that will make me complacent with it. You simply never tell me what I can/cannot buy.



                                       

Stefan.De.Machtige said:
JEMC said:

I can't really say that I like it. Valve's control over Steam has been, at least from the outside, quite bad. From games that don't even work, to games that are nothing more than a way to get easy steam cards to later sell in the market to lots of games that are almost straight copies from other more popular games. And that's with them controlling it! Imagine what will happen now!

I don't know, I think Steam has become too big for a Valve that hasn't grown enough to take care of it. I doubt it will end well.

Gabe just doesn't want to adress the probleem for a while now. It's kinda of ironic that a man of his age and stature doesn't understand that the previous gaming crash was largely because gamers lost focus on quality control. You would think Valve would take great steps in setting and keeping a good brand value for Steam. But apparently not .

The problem is competition, or the lack of it. Stores like GOG, Origin or UPlay don't come even close to the volume of games of Steam.

And that can lead to Valve not feeling the need to improve, which is never a good thing.



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