Indie devs have long questioned the relevance of user reviews, and the latest case simply fans the flames.
Mike Rose, director of indie publisher No More Robots, weighs in on Valve's newfound focus on discoverability.
The opt-in feature is available to all "outlets, big and small," Epic's Steve Allison told GameDaily.
With Valve's Steam no longer an uncontested digital storefront, the market appears to be shifting.
Sekiro, GotY at The Game Awards, was among the best-selling, but live-service games and perennial favorites dominated the charts over the last year.
Around 980 titles have been removed from Steam in the last 24 hours, though no major AAA games were affected. A good chunk of the newly banned games were from Russian publisher Dagestan Technology.
After a boycott of more than 6 years, EA will be returning to Steam, bringing its EA Access subscription with it next spring.
A new feature, Remote Play Together, will automatically turn local multiplayer games into online games, with no additional work from developers needed.
Founding partner at Premack Rogers PLLC, Dan Lee Rogers, walks us through the implications of reselling digital games in a marketplace not really built for that kind of transaction. (Yet.)
Valve can still appeal, and it's unclear if this legislative approach will be taken by other countries. If the ruling holds, the repercussions for developers and the industry could be huge.