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Steam User Review Changes

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PKGameOnly Jun 18 @ 4:26pm 
All I really care about is how do I find games that dev have submitted so I can see what new games are out there and ready for pre-alpha, testing, beta etc. Which person can direct me to that listing?
Bonder Jun 17 @ 3:58am 
garbage
-=AJAX=- EpicMama Jun 12 @ 7:26pm 
The "idea" behind this is "technically" good, as it would remove the issue of sleazy Devs "buying reviews with free copies for card drops" but in reality I think it will be a disservice to the customers and the honest Devs. Why? Because not all people that review a free copy of a game should be considered irrelevant. Many Game Critics, Twitch and Youtubers etc. are given FREE copies to get the the game seen by relevant markets and these reviews should not be considered to have ZERO value in the algorithm. As others have stated before me, I would like to be able to CHOOSE which reviews I find relevant. This could be easily accomplished by adding more filters to what are already available. Putting less weight on the free reviews in the storefront might have been a better approach to this idea instead of outright REMOVING all free reviews from the algorithm. Sadly, the effect of punishing those who abuse these systems tends to negatively impact those it was meant to "protect".
Global in my livingroom! Jun 12 @ 10:23am 
siema
Koitenshin May 12 @ 2:41pm 
Did I miss a memo somewhere that says Steam is now run by North Korea?
Censoring reviews in this manner is a bad idea. If you want better reviews add a system where reviews have to be moderated or community accepted.
Newb May 10 @ 5:24am 
If you don't buy a game from steam store doesn't mean you didn't pay for that game.
DJ Zak May 8 @ 5:05pm 
@LadyOberon: Oh, and it's also too bad they won't ban devs who try to censor people's reviews, etc.
LadyOberon May 8 @ 2:46pm 
I agree @LawndaleLion
DJ Zak May 8 @ 2:41pm 
@LadyOberon: It's just too bad they won't just revoke the reviewing privileges of the shitposters who just post memes, recipes, etc.
LadyOberon May 8 @ 12:32pm 
I agree with the sentiment already expressed that valve should not restrict reviews like this but should instead add filters that an individual user can apply. This would show an overall score and allow the user to drill down, so to speak, to see what differences, if any, are visible among the different categories of reviewers. Try categories/filters like: Bought on Steam (Full Price); Bought on Steam (Sale); and Other to include external retails and gifts, since you have no way of identifying which is which only what was bought here and for how much. I also like the idea to sort reviews by patches/updates because I myself have given negative reviews of broken and bug-riddled games that have since been fixed. Bottom line, let your customers decide what's important to them; don't try to tell them what is or isn't relevant or important.