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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Mantis » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:21 pm

I imagine they've already lost a lot of business to other platforms for indie games though, it's just easier to happen upon new stuff elsewhere whilst Steam is a bit like the App store for Apple, too much crap to get many random decent finds.

They need to start curating the store more or reduce fees for everyone to 20% in my opinion.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:26 pm

yep - I have been saying for ages that their model of not curating games has resulted with tons of shovelware, ruining the store. But hey ho I usually discover my games via reviews and previews in mags.
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Medicine Man » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am

CS:GO goes F2P...



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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Sly Boots » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 pm

Steam delivered 15 billion gigabytes of data in 2018:

https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/steam-delive ... a-in-2018/

Holy shit... that's, like, three copies of Gears of War 4! :shock:










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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Medicine Man » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 am

:lol:

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by The Jackal » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 pm

Could someone explain to me how Steam's badges/cards/booster packs work? I've gradually collected stuff from games and I have no idea what to do with them, so I've neither sold them nor "converted" them into anything. Should I be?
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by DjchunKfunK » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:46 pm

Crafting badges from complete sets of cards increases your Steam level which gives you more friend list spots and allows you to put emblems on your account. It's mostly pointless and you are probably better off just selling all the cards.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Sly Boots » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Yeah, I just sell all my cards.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Rusty » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:08 pm

I just sell 'em too. I tend to use a chrome extension called something like Steam inventory helper tat makes selling most things a one click job.

Handy when you have hundreds of them. Got a few cheap games off the back of the sales.
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Alan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:06 pm

Rusty wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:08 pm
I just sell 'em too. I tend to use a chrome extension called something like Steam inventory helper tat makes selling most things a one click job.

Handy when you have hundreds of them. Got a few cheap games off the back of the sales.
Ooh, this sounds wonderful! I often wish they had a “sell all at buy orders” button.
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Mantis » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:33 pm

If you craft the badges then you also get little random rewards, like emotes and profile backgrounds relevant to that particular game. I use a few emotes because I tend to make use of the friends chat system quite a lot, but you're actually better off just selling your cards and buying the odd emote that you like the look of for a few pence rather than taking time to craft the badges.

Coupled with selling junk TF2 and CS:GO items I managed to get my wallet balance up to about a tenner a year or so ago. It's handy for when you see the odd sub £5 game in a sale.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Drarok » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:25 pm

Rusty wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:08 pm
I tend to use a chrome extension called something like Steam inventory helper tat makes selling most things a one click job.
Got a link to the specific one? Sounds awesome - I don't sell mine because it's such a massive undertaking to sell any amount of them.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Rusty » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 pm

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Drarok » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:45 pm



That's a no from me, dawg.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Rusty » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:52 pm

Fair dos.
You can go into settings and say only on specific sites and just add Steam.

But that might be a bit advanced for some users.
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