Valve has released a new feature for games available through company’s gaming platform known as Steam. The tagging system was introduced to help users find out more about titles they are interested in.
Don't forget to like us on FACEBOOK, thanks so much!
Valve has now tightened the rules about tagging, since several users started messing up with the system. Not really a surprise, knowing how messy the Internet can be. From now on, tags can be reported as “not appropriate for this product”, “offensive/abusive”, “not a helpful tag” or a spoiler. These new set of rules should help combat trolls. Swear words have been banned, so no more offensive language when reading game’s tags.
Upon releasing a tagging system. Steam users had fun by adding some words that they thought were humorous. For instance, X Rebirth game was tagged as “famously terrible”, Thief as “casual” and DayZ as “walking simulator”. While tagging a game as famously terrible could seem helpful, it labels a title permanently as something that everyone should avoid. With time, games will be fixed and most likely offer a good game experience, though no one would bother purchasing ones that someone tagged as horrible.
While players do have to walk in a lot in DayZ, the game certainly isn’t meant to be as a walking simulator. This famous title has few tags not related to zombie survival concept. Walking simulator, running simulator and even Beans can be seen if you expand tags for DayZ on Steam.
Thief on the other hand, got some really useful tags such as Casual, Franchise Killer and probably the “most useful” one we’ve seen so far being “White Male Protagonist”. These tags are misleading and we hope Valve removes those so we can have accurate words describing a game in question.
When tagging system came out, Valve said there is nothing publishers or developers can do about unwanted tags. With the latest update, all tags will have to be applied by more people before they become visible. Still not the best solution, but at least they’re taking steps to improve the feature.
Dolores is SEO and Digital Marketing consultant who has been completely hog-washed into doing this site by KC.