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Valve launches Steam Reviews into Beta

by William Schwartz

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Valve has recently announced the launch of Steam Reviews, giving users a way to share their experiences with software purchased on the Steam platform. Users can browse reviews from their friends and the community before purchasing content on Steam, as well as indicate which reviews they’ve found helpful.

After a Steam user has played a game on the platform, they’ll have the ability to write a review of the product and share their experiences.

According to the press release announcing Steam Reviews’ launch into beta, “Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part of Steam since 2010. Over the past few years, Steam users have written over 7 million Recommendations of games and software to their friends. Those Recommendations have been upgraded to Steam Reviews. As such, users may now choose to make their past Recommendations visible as Reviews to everyone on Steam, if they wish, by visiting their list of Reviews and changing the settings accordingly.”

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