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Valve gave Steam store search a very useful upgrade

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Valve announced a fresh upgrade to the Steam store search, making it a lot more useful so here's a run over what's new and improved.

Previously, searching for something on Steam would only take into account the name of the game. Good if you knew what you're looking for exactly but now it searches across more of Steam. The auto-suggest drop-down will now show suggested tags and categories, developers, publishers and franchises too.

First example is searching for SEGA, where it will give a few games and then the publisher page too:

Then you could also search for a particular tag like "strategy" and have games show up along with tag suggestions:

They're also now handling typos a bit better too, matching up names a bit closer so you don't always have to have the exact name to search for something.

All part of Valve's continued work to help visibility on Steam, a problem that has grown over time with more and more games releasing on Steam. It's a crowded market but now Steam has so many different ways to discover games, hopefully you will be able to find what you want.

See the announcement here.

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Tags: Misc, Steam, Valve
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5 comments

Seegras May 8, 2023
> handling typos a bit better too, matching up names a bit closer

Not sure how I feel about that. The bigger the indexed body goes, the more your queries get answers swamped with irrelevant stuff. Case in point is "I decided to ignore the numerical parameters in your error message" google.
slaapliedje May 8, 2023
Ah Sega, still some of my favorite games were released on their consoles.

Side note: I'm almost 100% positive that one of the sounds of people dying in Golden Axe was taken from Conan the Barbarian. When the dude gets spiked in the chest after thinking he's swinging his hammer at Conan's head... he makes a sound that definitely sounds like it's copied into Golden Axe!

https://youtu.be/RoZzVUPqHbk?t=260
ShabbyX May 8, 2023
Quoting: Seegras> handling typos a bit better too, matching up names a bit closer

Not sure how I feel about that. The bigger the indexed body goes, the more your queries get answers swamped with irrelevant stuff. Case in point is "I decided to ignore the numerical parameters in your error message" google.

Typos showing up no results is actually quite annoying. It's quite prevalent these days (and very useful) when software does a fuzzy match after showing the exact results.


Last edited by ShabbyX on 9 May 2023 at 9:10 pm UTC
BunchOfAtoms May 8, 2023
Quoting: slaapliedjeAh Sega, still some of my favorite games were released on their consoles.

Side note: I'm almost 100% positive that one of the sounds of people dying in Golden Axe was taken from Conan the Barbarian. When the dude gets spiked in the chest after thinking he's swinging his hammer at Conan's head... he makes a sound that definitely sounds like it's copied into Golden Axe!

https://youtu.be/RoZzVUPqHbk?t=260

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ6C69ZvW-w
slaapliedje May 8, 2023
Quoting: BunchOfAtoms
Quoting: slaapliedjeAh Sega, still some of my favorite games were released on their consoles.

Side note: I'm almost 100% positive that one of the sounds of people dying in Golden Axe was taken from Conan the Barbarian. When the dude gets spiked in the chest after thinking he's swinging his hammer at Conan's head... he makes a sound that definitely sounds like it's copied into Golden Axe!

https://youtu.be/RoZzVUPqHbk?t=260

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ6C69ZvW-w
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