Oh hell yeah. I hate that shit with a fiery passion.

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Exactly!

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It is at least better cleaner images.

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And maybe better "box" arts more creative

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I actually agree. Don't trust most of the review pages anyway

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I ONLY read player review on steam (because show how many Hours put in game and most important: he/she have the game unlike Metacritic) and some curators

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I read a long, long review in a web page that considered Deadpool crap because it was sexist. It was one of the most famous review pages. How can you trust a web page after that?

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Or reviewer can t complete tutorial of the game (Cuphead one) or crying for "easy mode" for Fromsoftware games

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Kotaku I assume?

They are literally the worst when it comes to video game "journalism."
They funniest thing I've read from them was an article about Gran Turismo 7 if I remember correctly. (the one with the broken progression system)

After going on a whole page how amazing it is you can finally create avatars with prosthetic limbs and how nice it is to be represented in video games they went on to point out they didn't do any activities for their hands-on preview, not a single race nor go searching for any barn finds just drive around the open world to quote "not ruin their personal playthrough lateron" and because that's the way they enjoy playing the game most.

Buddy... you're a game tester! Nobody gives a crap about your personal playstyle preferences. It's your job to test ALL ASPECTS of a game, particularly when it's a hands-on preview.

😆

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Personally I don't care either way. I don't trust those reviews or images myself, I also agree that they're ugly and a bit of a put off. But so long as it isn't deceitful the company does have a right to advertise and promote their product to the best of their ability. If they feel that highlighting a positive review is beneficial, ... well isn't that their choice? It is their product after all.

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For me is place for artist not for PR "we dont know what to write here" type

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another dishonorable "thank goodness steam isn't allowing this anymore" mention: Tales of Arise https://store.steampowered.com/app/740130/Tales_of_Arise/
91% Positive Reviews literally takes up the same amount of space as the actual characters on the image. So glad this won't be an issue soon.

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Funny for now is 90% overall/85%last one.
It is false ad!/s

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They update it every so often. They had one when it was in the mid 80s.

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And now they dont need to do it 😁

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I wasn't really bothered by this especially not about the event-based pictures. But more readable cover pictures / thumbnails is a generally good change.

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I didn't mind it really, as long as it's contained in one image. I doubt anyone buys the games solely because of some arbitrary number rating or award someone has given the game. If anything I was more bothered by games changing the main display image to advertise the discount during specific seasonal sales, but maybe that's just me. It's no big deal either way.

You can still check the metacritic rating, reviews and an award section on the game' page itself, so I guess removing them from images makes sense.

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It's no big deal either way. - yes
Is ugly - yes

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Funny thing is, these games don't really need that, they are "very positive" anyway (and that's the criterion almost everybody actually pays attention to).

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And after buying I really don t need in my library art like this one https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/699170/capsule_616x353.jpg?t=1603707697

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Found about about this a few days ago. This is great news. I never fancied the artwork cluttered with other reviews that aren't always accurate. I appreciate if the developers are humble.

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Now I notice one thing about those big review page newer tell how many hour drop for the game or % of complete. For user review you can cheek (not always) his/her game history or achievement

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I've had times that even the reviews of players are poorly judging the game. Sometimes inflating positively, and the game was clearly a joke and sometimes reviews were hateful towards the company/developer, but the game itself was clearly pretty good.

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Yes is happen, but easy to recognize what of review is bad. On other side sometimes you find SUPER helpful review, sometimes with link to fix

2 months ago
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Yes, usually more in depth reviews help me decide if it's worth it or not. Just a few lines reviews aren't accurate enough to make me appreciate and decide if the game is right for me.

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I make short one (TLDR) on store page and super deep on my grup curator page: divided on technical, graphics, music, SFX, dub, time, story, gameplay, difficulty level, control(K&M and contr), DLC(IF have), MTX(if have)

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I've looked at your layout, but because it's in Polish I can't understand it. 😅 I write mines in English to better serve a wider audience. Nothing wrong with what you do, don't get me wrong.

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I not good enough to write review in Eglish, but maybe someday

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I think you underestimate yourself. Your English is pretty good. I'm not a native English speaker.

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Thank you😁

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Yeah, this is an excellent change. To me, having stuff like that on the logo - and have it constanty be changing - that's design flaw. That's simply developers working around a limitation in the storefront's design.

Sadly, it's almost become the norm in most stores. Despite it making the user experience worse.

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And is ugly

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That too.

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I find all the review whores eager to get Steam points much more annoying. But wait, that's a Valve invention so it must be o.k.

My take away of the discussion is IGNorance. I like that.

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When I see "give me Steam award" i ignore and go to next review , but yes is annoying or those guides "how to go forward" (I make guide how to add mod I used or just simple achievement guide with some secrets and Easter Eggs and don t really care for Steam award)

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But ignorance is bliss!

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He IS Jay from Red Letter Media, his sound was VERY familiar and he had the exact same opinion about how currently movies (especially Disney products) are I think in one of the Half In The Bag videos. The Clark Kent glasses almost foiled my attempt to recognize him lol

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I only know him from linus tech tips

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he's not from ltt. you're probably thinking of alex or riley.

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😮they look so similar

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yeah they really do lol. pretty different personalities though.

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Yeah, like andreeeeeww said, he's not from Linus Tech Tips. It doesn't matter though, because the guy is nothing but a hack fraud! Having said that, he does look kind of hot with a beard now.

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What about messages like: "new dlc available" xD
Anyway - it's a good change :)

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update or DLC is not banned

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It's explicitly allowed through "Capsule Artwork Overrides".

The only acceptable additional text on a game capsule is words describing a major update to the game content, a new seasonal event, battle pass, DLC, or similar new content for the game.

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Great news. Too much clutter. For some unknown reason, they remind me of those early internet animated banner ads. That "my eyes! too much is going on" kind of feel.

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Ok I think this is one of those instances where Steam is making a change for the better. Putting review scores on your box art is just plain tacky. Especially since these games are fairly mainstream and popular, so there's no shortage of reviews and commentary on them.

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exactly what I think!

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+1

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An admirable effort to clean up the shady dealings on the platform now crack down on shovelware and asset flips.

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shovelware and asset flips: I don even have in recommended and you have user review AND 2H return...

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Maybe they can get them to remove NON-gameplay videos too, I'm tired of cgi-movie trailers purposely misrepresenting their games.

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Or nothing but concept stage art. Zero gameplay screenshots.

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I can't remember the game, but a few days ago I had to go to youtube just to see some gameplay after the FOUR videos available on Steam had none. It's actually sort of incredible & hilarious.

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They should make the video player on store pages not so absolutely awful to begin with.

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When I see CGI trailer I instantly skip to review and dont read ad blurb because I know they hiding something.

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that's actually pretty awesome. i would like to be able to see the actual box art and logo of the game rather than 9823749832759283479327 reviews and numbers with the name of the game being like 10 pixel in total

really good new rule, i like it

now let's hope they let us see some actual game previews and not just 'this is the most popular vtuber's gameplay of our game'

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100% same

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I mean... does anyone actually get influenced by these?
Haven't we learned already that reviews done by "professionals" and specific review sites are pretty much useless and bought anyway?

I don't like all of these "awards" and scores on neither game or movie covers, but I just wonder if anyone actually takes them seriously.. and if not, whats the point of devs to do it?

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Probably casuals.
And same I don t like ad burb,"awards" and scores but I like nice box art (but unfortunately it is rare to find good one)
AND happy cake day!

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Thanks :) hehe, 6 years already here. How the times flies

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happy cakeday

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happy cakeday!

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Not 'influenced' but rather 'distracted'. Publishers nowadays tend to put way too much useless crap to banners.
Valve decided to make the navigation a bit easier.

Happy cake day btw.

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Excelent news! Great decission Valve!

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I approve. Really tired seeing all these 'here's new product from OUR PUBLISHER so we put it in this banner as well because why not' and all the '10/10' from noname sites.
Glad Valve still allows to post useful info like 'update 2.0'.

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When I hear "game from creators "XXX"" make me wonder: "They don t believe to their new game will be successful?" They use rep of last game

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ok, now deal with all the garbage asset flips.

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Huh, I had originally interpreted this as "Valve disabling Steam Awards on Steam community images", and I was like "nice, looks like they're finally cracking down on the Steam Points smuggling"... nevermind, but at least this is just as good.
Good riddance.

When I look at a game's capsule (as Valve calls them), what I want to know is what the game is about and how it looks like, NOT which kind of crappy awards -the majority of which nobody ever heard of- the publisher bought off by spending half of the game's budget, NOR which equally shitty (and equally obscure) gaming "experts" upvoted it and praised it as the next best-seller without even playing past the tutorial intro video that totally costed the other half of the budget.

What are we cleaning next, descriptions?
Perhaps we'll finally force publishers to stop shoving one billion autoplaying non-gameplay videos up our arses EVERY. SINGLE. FREAKING. TIME. we load a store page?

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This!

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well done, next step.. limit promotional & advertisement vids on the storepage to 1! anything else with moving pictures has to be in-game footage
lol, I´m only dreaming, I know ..

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Been using the Cart page as my main Steam page recently. Still has the main deals, but no clutter.

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