You Can Now ‘Bag Em And Tag Em’ With Steam
Does anybody even get that reference?
Valve has updated the beta version of Steam with a ‘Tagging’ system that allows users to… well… tag their games with terms that describe “genres, themes, attributes” and other details.
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According to the announcement, some of the more popular tags for a given game will show up on the game’s Steam store page, which effectively allows browsers to instantly find other games with similar tags. This follows last week’s update that introduced a ‘Recently updated’ feature to the service, which tells you Valve is trying really hard to improve navigability on Steam. So kudos to them for that.
“As with the ‘Recently updated’ section launched last week, Tagging is designed to provide more ways to discover interesting content on Steam.” The announcement goes on to add that a new ‘related product’ section would be launched today, “making it easy to browse by any of the frequently used tags assigned by the community.”
Expect at least one ‘dick’ tag that leads you to games such as Outlast and– oh right, no GTA V on PC. (Sorry.)
“As the catalog of products available on Steam continues to grow, we want to ensure that it is easy for customers to find the particular types of games or software they are looking for,” explained Valve’s Al Farnsworth. “With this new feature, we are providing another powerful tool to help organize and browse products on Steam.”
If you’re in the Steam beta program then the update should have automatically downloaded but if you have that turned off for some reason, then definitely go and manually update your Steam to benefit from these changes.