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Steam is Getting a Complete and Massive Overhaul

Steam's New Look

Valve is changing Steam in a big way, overhauling the front page and adding some brand new features that will drastically change the way we find and buy PC games on the ubiquitous digital store. The revision—which Valve is calling the Steam Discovery Update and which went live on Monday — implement a number of big changes including a revamped recommendations system, a queue in which you can swipe through new games based on what you’ve played and liked before, and a new program called Steam Curators that will allow anyone to take the role of tastemaker, recommending games to the public and accumulating followers based on their tastes. This is Valve’s swing at making Steam more manageable. It’s necessary at a time where hundreds of PC games are developed, greenlit, and released every year, from big-budget shooters to indie point-and-click adventures.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.