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Game Guides debut on Steam

Valve has launched a new feature on its digital distribution platform, allowing those that participate in the beta to begin making and using guides for games. The idea being that when you get stuck, you can pull up the guide within Steam itself instead of having to Google for it.

“You’ve probably got some favorite games that you play a lot and know pretty well,” it reads on the Game Guides beta forum, “or maybe you’ve mastered playing as a certain class or character in Team Fortress 2 or Call of Duty. Or maybe you’re just really good at finding all the hidden secrets in the latest Elder Scrolls game.”

“How do you put that knowledge to use and help fellow gamers? Create a game guide on Steam… With Game Guides, you can create a guide to help fellow gamers and share your expertise in whatever game you like.”

I wonder how Prima feels about this?

Game FAQs, Guides and Walkthroughs have been as staple of the gaming community for decades, but it often involves sifting through seemingly endless notepad like documents to find the part you’re looking for. Steam’s version allows for the inclusion of images and screenshots to aide in the guide experience.

KitGuru Says: This sounds like a good addition, though sites like GameFAQs might feel the pinch a little.

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