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Surprisingly, Valve are running an event that is not trying to get you to buy new games. To be fair though, it's not the first time. The Steam Spring Cleaning 2020 event is now live.

Running from now until May 28, the idea is to get you to play through your existing games and clear out your backlog. This links in with their recent Play Next feature to suggest games to you, which graduated from Steam Labs to appear on the Steam Store and as a shelf in your Steam Library. It also pulls in Remote Play Together, for games to share online with friends.

Sadly, a downside is that for Linux gamers it might pull in games from your Library that can't be played (even with the Proton compatibility tool). Testing this myself, it turned out to be the case for me suggesting a few that were completely unplayable. Thankfully with three options each time, you might not get stuck when building up your Spring Cleaning badge. It does, however, highlight that Play Next needs to take into account titles you've set to Ignore on Steam.

Find the event over here.

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Nezchan 24 May, 2020
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: randylI love these events.

TBH to me they seem often to be absolutely useless. But if it is fun for people, why not.

In my case, it gave me an excuse to re-install Outland, which I'd been meaning to take another run at.
randyl 24 May, 2020
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: randylI love these events.

TBH to me they seem often to be absolutely useless. But if it is fun for people, why not.
Useful for what? It's a rather vague criticism. What aspect of gaming and the entertainment industry isn't useless. That idea to could extrapolated until we arrive at Nihilism. So, what expectation for usefulness from the did you have in the first place?

To clarify, I find these events fun because they prompt users to install games in their library that have seen little or no play time. An interesting aspect is the arbitrary categories they choose to group games in. Their AI that chooses the titles based on user interests as it applies to that category.

The other reason I like this event is because it's about playing what has already been purchased, not pushing people to spend more money in the store.
Eike 25 May, 2020
Quoting: einherjarTBH to me they seem often to be absolutely useless. But if it is fun for people, why not.

I guess the next is something for everybody, though...

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/05/linux-games-confirmed-for-the-steam-game-festival
Eike 25 May, 2020
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: randylI love these events.

TBH to me they seem often to be absolutely useless. But if it is fun for people, why not.
Useful for what?

Well, it's mainly useful for people who have lost control over their game collection...

... which, of course, is the majority of Steam users. :D
einherjar 25 May, 2020
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: randylI love these events.

TBH to me they seem often to be absolutely useless. But if it is fun for people, why not.
Useful for what? It's a rather vague criticism. What aspect of gaming and the entertainment industry isn't useless. That idea to could extrapolated until we arrive at Nihilism. So, what expectation for usefulness from the did you have in the first place?

To clarify, I find these events fun because they prompt users to install games in their library that have seen little or no play time. An interesting aspect is the arbitrary categories they choose to group games in. Their AI that chooses the titles based on user interests as it applies to that category.

The other reason I like this event is because it's about playing what has already been purchased, not pushing people to spend more money in the store.

OK, to be more precise - it is useless for me. It is not fun for me, nor do I get something for it. If it is fun for others, it is useful for them.
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