CCE is now Curating Steam

So in an interesting, if not quite unexpected turn of events, Valve today released an update to add a new section called “Curators” to the Steam store:

In the past nine months, Steam has added over 1,300 new titles and grown to over 100 million active accounts. Designed to meet the demands of this growth, the Steam Discovery Update delivers a smarter Home page, offering recommendations based on past purchases, recent playtime, and recommendations by friends.

It’s a move “designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases” they say, which implies two things. First that Valve are getting out of the mess they’ve made for themselves by trying to be open to all sellers, whilst trying to maintain a degree of quality, by crowd-sourcing the selection process; and secondly that there’s probably going to be even more titles launching on Steam now.

There are already a bunch of curators up and running, and, well, we’re not going to be late to the party either. Without further ado, I present the Control Command Escape Curation page. In what I believe is currently the only Mac-focused curation page on Steam, we’ll stick to including only those games that we recommend*, and have been given enough care and attention to the Mac version that they run well. Let’s hope that this initiative from Valve makes it easier for you to find great games that are worth playing.

*Incidentally, if you fancy pitching in with this herculean task, drop us a line and we’ll see about getting you added to the roster of curators.

 

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