Lich180 wrote:I haven't really read much about that, but I think Valve kinda dropped out of my radar when they stopped making games.
From what you've said though, it makes sense that they want to control their own store front, rather than rely on Steam. But without quality control and good management, they won't get far.
Yeah. A lot of people (in fact most from what I see) are in full support of the policy, but don't seem to be seeing the full picture. I watched a Jim Sterling video on a intentionally poorly made and offensive game called AIDs simulator, and a lot of people who came from Youtuber Rags video that made fun of Jim's views just railed on Jim for "not supporting free market", and being pro-censor, and anti-consumer, without considering or arguing against Jim's points, typically with the main dismissing being, "if you don't like the game, don't buy it", despite the fact that it has been shown that indie developers objectively suffer from the saturation of poorly made games on steam that suffocate them, stopping people from seeing their game, getting attention, and being successful, as well as how the allowance of games that are super offensive and controversial just to be offensive and controversial invite unneeded controversy (surprisingly) which can bring gaming to the attention of people who gamers probably don't want getting involved, similar to how EA pulled that microtransaction business in Battlefront 2 and got the multiple governments involved over the issue.
Here's the policy announcement if you wan to read. The comments offer a look into the opinions people are having.https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110 ... 6200553082
Thing is, I like the idea of allowing games of any kind on Steam without censoring or arbitrary regulation, but there needs to be a standard of quality and control over how things are done to stop potentially destructive, manipulative, exploitative behavior and practices by game devs. If Valve does that, then I have no problem with this policy, but at least right now, I think this is just so Valve doesn't have to do anything and can let people deal with the problem of bad and broken games, asset flips, and poor Dev behavior themselves, which many seem to want to anyways.
There once was a hunter from Nantuckit
Who was going to die anyway, so he said, "fu*k it!"
"I’ll hunt the beasts of Yarnam.
To get blood vials, I’ll farm them,
and kill them all before I kick the bucket."