Friday, July 12th 2019

Steam Introduces Steam Labs

Valve is busy as ever in its quest to bring better experiences to gamers all over the world. However, we as gamers can't see what are they working on until it is released. But that is about to change. Valve is today introducing Steam Labs, a community hub for all the experimental features that are being worked on behind the scenes. Valve says that the reason for creating this is that "...we create many experimental features with codenames like The Peabody Recommender and Organize Your Steam Library Using Morse Code. For the first time, we're giving these works-in-progress a home called Steam Labs, where you can interact with them, tell us whether you think they're worth pursuing further, and if so, share your thoughts on how they should evolve."

For now they are releasing three experiments to showcase the purpose of Labs, called Micro Trailers, The Interactive Recommender and The Automated Show. All of these experiments are designed to help users find a game they love. The experiments can be tried out on the Labs website, and after using them you can share your opinions on the Steam Labs cumunity hub. To follow future news and announcements from Steam Labs, you can join the Steam Labs community group.
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15 Comments on Steam Introduces Steam Labs

#1
Candor
I'd be much happier if they fixed the core functionality.

It would be nice to login and not discover some of my games have mysteriously become uninstalled.
It would be nice if I have to reinstall a game, it could at least find all the existing files properly.
It would be nice not to have steam insist it must download multi-gigabytes of data when they clearly exist in my library.

This crap happens much too often for my liking. Fix your shit Valve.
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#2
Wyverex
Meh, I already have way too many games on my Steam account.
I'd rather they make Steam chat better with fully functional chat history

But more power to them if it scores them more sales
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#3
EzioAs
Candor, post: 4079503, member: 180101"
It would be nice to login and not discover some of my games have mysteriously become uninstalled.
I have never seen this happen at all. Does this happen to you regularly?
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#4
ZoneDymo
Sorry im from the Epic Store, what is Steam? do they make games?
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#5
robal
Half-Life 3 is unfortunately missing from the list of 'features' Valve is working on.
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#6
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Candor, post: 4079503, member: 180101"
It would be nice to login and not discover some of my games have mysteriously become uninstalled.
Never heard of or have seen this happen.
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#7
Brusfantomet
Candor, post: 4079503, member: 180101"
I'd be much happier if they fixed the core functionality.

It would be nice to login and not discover some of my games have mysteriously become uninstalled.
It would be nice if I have to reinstall a game, it could at least find all the existing files properly.
It would be nice not to have steam insist it must download multi-gigabytes of data when they clearly exist in my library.

This crap happens much too often for my liking. Fix your shit Valve.
Not to mention the best (worst) bug of them all, if steam is not closed manually before windows is shut down the install of steam somehow damages a small file that subsequently steam need to download the next time steam is started.
So if you don’t have internet access and forget to close steam before shutting down your computer you MUST get internet access for steam to give access to the games on your computer.
Yeah, steam is a perfect program without bugs.
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#8
Wyverex
Brusfantomet, post: 4079628, member: 104119"
Yeah, steam is a perfect program without bugs.
Small indie company :roll:
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#9
Arumio
dont get me wrong guys, but all those bugs you mentioned were around longlonglong 100 years ago, newadays such thing wont happen unless your computer is broken in some way or another
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#10
Vayra86
Seriously? A dev blog for Steam? Why the hell should we care so much?

This is exactly everything that is wrong in the whole recent storefront debate.

Do we read daily news feeds about new burgers at McDonalds? Thought so...
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#11
R-T-B
Vayra86, post: 4079937, member: 152404"
Do we read daily news feeds about new burgers at McDonalds?
They do have media... I mean, they did have that creepy gang of media friendly dudes aimed at... children.

Grimmace... whoever thought that thing would appeal to children needs his head examined:

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#12
Vario
EzioAs, post: 4079564, member: 110948"
I have never seen this happen at all. Does this happen to you regularly?
wonder if its a mechanical HDD going to sleep?
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#13
Brusfantomet
Arumio, post: 4079874, member: 166350"
dont get me wrong guys, but all those bugs you mentioned were around longlonglong 100 years ago, newadays such thing wont happen unless your computer is broken in some way or another
Nope, tried it on 4 computers, all working fine, and all have the same problem with steam and windows reboot. This is steam being a bit shitty.
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#14
Gasaraki
Candor, post: 4079503, member: 180101"
I'd be much happier if they fixed the core functionality.

It would be nice to login and not discover some of my games have mysteriously become uninstalled.
It would be nice if I have to reinstall a game, it could at least find all the existing files properly.
It would be nice not to have steam insist it must download multi-gigabytes of data when they clearly exist in my library.

This crap happens much too often for my liking. Fix your shit Valve.
Never had any of those problems using Steam for 13+ years
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#15
Candor
I do restore Windows from backups if I'm chasing a hardware or software issue. That's when I've had these problems.

Now that I think about it, these problems have only happened with Ark Survival Evolved.
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