Game Promotions and Coupons on Steam

I apologize for the delay in this new post. I’ve been away in China for the past two weeks. I’ve been thinking about making a new review template on all my library games. But a few distractions here and there are keeping me from getting right to it. I’m still learning about all the cool features on Steam which makes it unique from other PC gaming platforms.

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How to submit your game to Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight-Be a Game Developer Today!

                Original from Steam/CC BY-SA 3.0

Ever heard of Steam Greenlight? It is the central hub of game development on Steam. Every year, the community votes on games they believe deserve to be released on Steam.

Developers put up their screenshots and trailers for the public to see and receive feedback from fellow gamers who would want to buy them. It’s the best invention to let both parties communicate.

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Steam Trading Cards-Play Games to Earn Rewards

Are Steam Trading Cards Any Good?

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I do admit there are some features on Steam that I’ve overlooked before since I never had a reason to really use them. Steam trading cards are exchanged as virtual tokens for DLC rewards instead of the traditional Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards where kids battled each other’s deck of monsters. 

Steam encourages their gamers to collect cards from these so-called “participating games” found under the Steam features checklist besides Steam Controller Support or Steam achievements.

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What is technically considered gameplay?

Evaluating Gameplay-Personalities, Systems & Play Styles

How do you define “gameplay” when talking about video games? In a general sense, what is being conveyed by gameplay is the player’s level of immersion in a structured, virtual world.

On Wikipedia, it is the manner in which a player interacts with a game. Though I think this definition is far too broad to be applicable in the context of gaming systems. 

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Gift Your Friends During the Holidays

Giving Gifts on Steam

Did you know that when you buy a game on Steam, you have the option of sending it as a gift to people on your friends’ list? Steam has a great approach to tracking your gifts in case they didn’t get sent correctly. Under “Manage gifts and guest passes” is a tab labeled Pending Gifts so you know it’s on the way to your PC.

   Christmas Presents by Queen Bee/CC-BY 2.0

It’s really easy, all you have to do is select a game, add it to your cart, choose to “purchase as a gift”, and later, decide if you want to send your gift via email or to their Steam account. Steam also lets you write a friendly message to show you care, possibly toss in some classic trolling for shits and giggles.

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