Neoseeker : News : Valve's Steam Reviews now in open beta, community impressions for every Steam game
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BerryLee Nov 25, 13
YES! SHOTS ARE GOING TO BE FIRED!
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Greeley Nov 25, 13
This is a terribly written article, well, that is to say that this article isn't written as well as others.
You write like you talk, well, you use the same kind of phrases that you would use only well soaking and comes off as annoying to readers.
If you could just write clearly and not treat your readers like idiots, well, that is to say that you should make a more straight forward article and not imply that you're readers aren't on the same intellectual level as you.

*bleep* even writing like you is annoying.
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Lorx Nov 25, 13
Valve's been known to step in when something is really wrong, as well as tweaking things constantly to try and solve or prevent abuse. I'm not worried about Steam reviews turning into metacritic userscores, it's possible, but more unlikely from my perspective.

Who knows, maybe this will be enough to permanently flag the Infestation Survival Stories game (aka, War Z) so nobody will ever be tricked into buying it.
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Yay4sean Nov 25, 13
quote Greeley
This is a terribly written article, well, that is to say that this article isn't written as well as others.
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What...? Are you joking or just have random urges to trash talk someone's article (or someone in general) for no reason?

AS FOR THE ACTUALLY SIGNIFICANT STUFF HERE...
I actually don't hate having users abuse the rating systems as it is a really good indicator to the developers that something should be changed. Fifa '14 got an 87 metascore (from critics) and 44 from users.
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bluexy Nov 25, 13
Greeley Heya, I'm sorry if the article wasn't written to the standards you expect. I certainly try to hold myself up to the expectations of my readers and will take your criticisms seriously.

That said, my articles do tend to take on a more casual tone of voice than some other sites. That's in large part due to the fact that on Neoseeker our priority for news is to create discussion in our community. As such, there is often editorialized content in each piece and you can almost always figure out who wrote each piece just based off of the first few sentences.

I understand your disappointment in the casual language, but I can assure you that, well, for the most part, well, it was intentional... somewhat. Maybe? I'm not really sure, actually, so you'll just have to stick around and read some more of my articles to get a better frame of reference.
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Northern49 Nov 25, 13
I like the way the articles are written on this site.
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Shadow of Death Nov 25, 13
That one has to have played the game is a good addition (like "Confirmed Owner" type system, like Amazon as mentioned, only it makes sure you've actually used it at least a bit).

I hope that when reviews are posted, it will indicate approximately how much experience the user had with the game when they reviewed it (IE: Don't lend much credibility to users with 0.1Hrs, versus 5 or 10 or more hours). Perhaps like so:

*Cool Video Game: The Sequel"
MyUsernameIsAwesome
~5 Hours (~50 Hours)

The brackets indicate how much they've played total, and the non-bracket number is about how much they had when they wrote it initially. You could maybe go back and update your review to reflect additional hours played. Might be good.
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Shadow of Death Nov 26, 13
quote Shadow of Death
~5 Hours (~50 Hours)

The brackets indicate how much they've played total, and the non-bracket number is about how much they had when they wrote it initially. You could maybe go back and update your review to reflect additional hours played. Might be good.
Just a heads up people, but that's pretty much exactly what they're doing!

I just wrote a (somewhat messy, hasty) review of Borderlands 2 on Steam. Lo and behold, it shows both how many hours you played in the last 2 weeks, but your total time as well. Not hard for them to implement mind (Steam already tracks this), but welcome regardless.

You can see my review HERE.

I guess a scoring system is entirely up to the user to put into the review manually. It just lists whether you recommend. So yeah, it won't really manage a "Metacritic" type exploitation of user review.
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Drogo Baggins Nov 26, 13
^ Cool stuff. Thanks for the info.

That's a great addition to the system for sure.
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