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Hey everyone,

I am getting really concerned for the Steam platform as a whole right now. Primarily I have allot of games on it well over 100+

When games like this start to appear on steam with little to no polish, Tons of bugs, etc.

Now imagine when steam opens the self publishing floodgates for indies - Guess what will happen? Loads of Shit filled games coming to your courtesy of Valve. You will need to shovel through that crap to find the golden gems.
But will it be worth it?

It will basically be the same as the Android and iOS marketplaces

I am really concerned - Does anyone else have the same concerns as me?

Sources -

Gabe Newell on Steam as a self publishing service - Link
Valve to get rid of greenlight - Link
will that mean we gotta get to play Big Rigs on Steam? :D
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HeadClot: Hey everyone,

I am getting really concerned for the Steam platform as a whole right now. Primarily I have allot of games on it well over 100+

When games like this start to appear on steam with little to no polish, Tons of bugs, etc.

Now imagine when steam opens the self publishing floodgates for indies - Guess what will happen? Loads of Shit filled games coming to your courtesy of Valve. You will need to shovel through that crap to find the golden gems.
But will it be worth it?

It will basically be the same as the Android and iOS marketplaces

I am really concerned - Does anyone else have the same concerns as me?

Sources -

Gabe Newell on Steam as a self publishing service - Link
Valve to get rid of greenlight - Link
Steam won't go. Like Godzilla, it will simply go back to the ocean and recuperate.
Are the Android/iOS marketplaces in any immediate danger of collapse ? No ? Well then, I'm out of luck, because there's more PCs in the world than Android and iOS phones combined...
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HeadClot: Hey everyone,

I am getting really concerned for the Steam platform as a whole right now. Primarily I have allot of games on it well over 100+

When games like this start to appear on steam with little to no polish, Tons of bugs, etc.

Now imagine when steam opens the self publishing floodgates for indies - Guess what will happen? Loads of Shit filled games coming to your courtesy of Valve. You will need to shovel through that crap to find the golden gems.
But will it be worth it?

It will basically be the same as the Android and iOS marketplaces

I am really concerned - Does anyone else have the same concerns as me?

Sources -

Gabe Newell on Steam as a self publishing service - Link
Valve to get rid of greenlight - Link
Steam will never die. Steam is too attractive to paranoid or greedy(or both) publishers and developers.
I agree that Steam has been around too long to die anytime soon. Steam is PC gaming, GOG is old-school PC gaming for those games you can't get on Steam (and to a lesser-extent DRM-free for the few that care). Even if sh!t keeps coming, I think Steam will still be making plenty of money from the big-name titles that sell well.

However this can work for GOG, if they continue standards of quality control.
I've never found the crap inhibiting my ability to find what I want.

Not sure what your worry is, unless it's just that you used to like Steam more, and now you're afraid you like it less.
Steam will not die, at least no in short-medium term. It's not only about money, there are a lot of "fanboys" of Valve that will support EVERYTHING they do.

Just get into Steam forums and check. People defending "acceptable" DRM, people defending Valve's EULA, and more.

I just want more actual games in GOG, so GOG can be a hard competitor for Steam.

Greetings
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tfishell: I agree that Steam has been around too long to die anytime soon. Steam is PC gaming, GOG is old-school PC gaming for those games you can't get on Steam (and to a lesser-extent DRM-free for the few that care). Even if sh!t keeps coming, I think Steam will still be making plenty of money from the big-name titles that sell well.

However this can work for GOG, if they continue standards of quality control.
I agree that Steam turning into a craigslist garage sale type place for digital games will make a lot of Steam people turn to GOG because GOG has standards. Some people just find it too exhausting to have to go through garbage to find good games. GOG needs to take advantage of this by making their name not only be associated with DRM free games, a 30 back money guarantee, fair prices but also QUALITY.
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monkeydelarge: GOG needs to take advantage of this by making their name not only be associated with DRM free games, a 30 back money guarantee, fair prices but also QUALITY.
I agree, I brought this up a month or so back and am a little disappointed GOG hasn't run with this idea yet.
Yeah, lots of crappy games will show up on Steam, but if people are smart, they won't buy them, and they as well as their creators will die off in their own little corner of the internet. The big name games will still be the ones that get all the attention.
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HeadClot: I am really concerned - Does anyone else have the same concerns as me?
I don't. I'm not a big Steam user either, but even if I was, I wouldn't be concerned. You shouldn't have any problems finding quality games that you're interested in, and as I always say, do your homework before you decide to purchase.

Just because lower budget casual type games, or subjectively lower quality games enter into to the mix, doesn't mean everything is going down the tubes. AAA games will still be added and big budget studios will still churn out more titles.

The competition is on! It may wind up being a boon to PC gamers, I don't know.
Now that they have the likes of Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, and Pajama Sam I doubt its going anywhere.
more game are merrier. a game that consider a trash for a someone maybe a gem for other. like other poster said just do your homework, get some research before buying anything.in fact im thinking a smart developer/publisher will think they need to improve to keep their market. it wasn;t steam that need to afraid, is the other dev/publisher. for other small game pub/dev, hey life is cruel take a look a world outside
TotalBiscuit's "Cleaning Up Steam" video is very much related.
Steam should organize itself better if it's going to let games pour in like a waterfall.
Greenlight is beneficial, but can be harmful when not managed properly.
Post edited April 30, 2014 by yarow12