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New Steam tools lets you highlight your game's latest update
Valve adds a new panel to the front page of Steam that makes it easier to track which games have been recently updated with fresh content, then gives devs the tools to promote their game updates.
February 7, 2014
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Valve added a "Recently Updated" section to the front page of Steam today to showcase games that have recently been updated with fresh content. The feature should address the increasingly problematic issue of getting discovered on Steam. The growth of Steam's catalog, thanks in large part to the regular influx of games from Steam Greenlight, has made it increasingly difficult for developers to attract player attention when they either release a new game or push a significant update to an existing title. Developers should now also have access to a new toolset that allows you to add your game's latest update to the "Recently Updated" section and include a brief description of what's been changed. "The more options developers have for communicating about their products the better it is for everyone," Valve's Tom Bui stated in a press release announcing the new feature. "With this new product section and corresponding developer tools, customers can more easily discover products that provide ongoing value and involvement from the developers."
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