• Steam Store's experimental new features to help you find your next favorite game

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    As the proprietor of the Steam Store, it's Valve's job to help you find the games you're looking for - a job that's easier starting today with the introduction of three new experimental features that are part of Valve's new Steam Labs collection. In more or less words, Steam Labs is a collection of new experimental features that Valve wants to test before rolling it out to everyone with Steam installed on their computer. The three features released today are called Micro Trailers, Interactive Recommender and Automatic Show. Micro Trailers is pretty self-explanatory and will show you short...
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  • Valve launches Steam Labs to publicly prototype new store features

    Valve launches Steam Labs to publicly prototype new store features

    4 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    Valve Software is launching Steam Labs. This is website where Steam customers can test out prototype new features to help discover games.
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  • Steam uses machine learning for its new game recommendation engine

    Steam uses machine learning for its new game recommendation engine

    4 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The new recommendation engine is part of a new experimental Steam Labs branding.
    For years now, Valve has been testing new approaches to filter the glut of Steam games down to the ones in which individual users are most likely to show an interest. To that end, the company is today rolling out a machine-learning-powered "Interactive Recommender" trained on "billions of play sessions" from the Steam user base.
    In the past , Steam has relied largely on crowd-sourced metadata like user-provided tags, user-curated lists, aggregate review scores, and sales data to drive its...
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