Steam and Reddit are the peanut butter and chocolate of the internet. Two great tastes that would be even better together? The upcoming Steam Community aims to be a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, by combining their games with a Reddit styled user-driven community, with delicious, melt in your mouth sub-forums. Hm, this metaphor is getting away from me. Let’s talk about the features!
To continue using Reddit parlance, Game Hubs are Steam’s Subreddits. Every game in the Steam library will have its own Game Hub, which will be full of discussions, workshop items, screenshots, videos, and news related to that particular game. The content posted there will be rated by the community members, allowing the best and most popular content to float to the top, and allow the crap to be buried.
The revamped Steam Community will put a new emphasis on Steam Groups, which now number 2.5 million. These user created groups allow users to find gamers with similar interests, such as groups with real life friends, gay gamers, Minecraft fans, or Bronies. The makeover allows these groups to become more personalized, encourage discussion, and generally add a ton more control over the groups.
So far, this is all Steam has revealed, though they promise more over the next few days. We will keep you updated, and let us know if you’d like a Word of the Nerd Steam Group to hang out with all your favorite nerds when the new Steam Community finally is unleashed on the world. (Pssst, Valve! Pick me for beta!!)