In 2008 we had our first official Steam dedicated thread on NeoGAF, over the years the success of Steam as well as the people who post
on these threads has made the Steam threads one of the most popular and usefule threads on the NeoGAF site. In its current form we are
receiving over a million visits in total per thread which has helped us becoming one of the most active and friendliest communities to grace
Now we are at the 25th version of this ongoing saga and it's still going strong. I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has
participated in these threads and who have helped us grow over time, without you guys this thread would be nothing and you are the
reason why this thread keeps on going.
I would also like to say a big thanks to SalsaShark for help running the Steam sale threads which can be really hectic being in able to
keep up to date on regular intervals, kudos to her for making great sale threads.
Also for Stumpokapow, a great mod who manages to keep us on a leash when thigns get out of hand as well as running Modbot and
just being darn helpful and having the the patience to put up with our crap sometimes.
Personally It’s been an interesting few years helping out this thread and I can honestly say it’s the best place to hang out on GAF.
I honestly can't count the amount of dedicated gaffers who help out in this thread, it's just mind-boggling the amount of people who
are willing to help, thank you all.
Hopefully we won’t end up in community when we reach the 50th thread.
Oh yeah, the stats breakdown:
Longest thread: 815 days - Thread 1
Shortest thread: 7 days - Thread 21
Shortest thread that reached 400 pages - 22 days - Thread 18
Thread with most pages: 444 Pages - Thread 23
All time top poster: JaseC
All time top gifter: JaseC
All time top thread maker: MRORANGE
Average thread length: 90 days
Total posts: 437215
List of all previous Steam threads
Thread 1 (2008) : STEAM - announcements, updates and WIN (815 days)
Thread 2 (2010) : STEAM - Announcements & Updates 2010 (138 days)
Thread 3 (2011) : STEAM- Announcements & Updates 2011 Edition (176 days)
Thread 4 (2011) : STEAM- Announcements & Updates 2011 Edition |OT2| (105 days)
Thread 5 (2011) : STEAM announcements & updates 2011 Thread 3 | Buy now, play later. (73 days)
Thread 6 (2012) : STEAM announcements & updates 2012 Thread - Summer sales usually last week of June (160 days)
Thread 7 (2012) : STEAM announcements & updates 2012 Thread 2 - Bad Rats Daily Deal for next 6 months (66 days)
Thread 8 (2012) : STEAM announcements & updates 2012 Thread 3 - (100 days)
Thread 9 (2012) : STEAM announcements & updates 2012 Thread 4 - winter seal is coming (24 days)
Thread 10 (2013) : STEAM announcements & updates 2013 - Year of the SteamBox (89 days)
Thread 11 (2013) : STEAM announcements & updates 2013 II - ITT we buy $1 games and complain about them (74 days)
Thread 12 (2013) : STEAM Announcements/Updates 2013 - Summer sale start date? No one knows, don't ask (24 days)
Thread 13 (2013) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2013 IV - Christmas in July is over, back to real life (24 days)
Thread 14 (2013) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2013 V - Message Modbot for Good Time 1-800-555-READOP (34 days)
Thread 15 (2013) : STEAM 2013 Announcements & Updates: 6, GFWL: 0 | Number of hours played bugged (37 days)
Thread 16 (2013) : STEAM 2013 Announcements & Updates VII:Friends with benefits (30 days)
Thread 17 (2013) : STEAM 2013 Announcements & Updates VIII - Don't ask when the sales are starting. (30 days)
Thread 18 (2014) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2014 - To Next-Gen and Beyond! (22 days)
Thread 19 (2014) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2014 II - The Definitive Edition (30 days)
Thread 20 (2014) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2014 III - Don't Believe The Tags (32 days)
Thread 21 (2014) : STEAM Announcements & Updates 2014 IV - For me it was Tuesday (7 days)
Thread 22 (2014) : STEAM | April 2014 - Insert witty title here. (30 days)
Thread 23 (2014) : STEAM | May 2014 - every time improve protection Steam Guard (31 days)
Thread 24 (2014) : STEAM | June 2014 - Enhanced Electronics Edition (19 days)
Thread 25 (2014) : Current
Top thread makers
#1 | MRORANGE (15 Threads)
#2 | Grief.exe (3 Threads)
#3 | ClovingWestbrook (2 Threads)
#4 | Tony Rocky Horror (1 Thread)
#5 | EviLore (1 Thread)
#6 | Snuggles (1 Thread)
#7 | xelios (1 Thread)
#8 | SalsaShark (1 Thread)
Posted in every single previous Steam thread (Past 24 threads)
Hall of Shame top 100 (Past 24 threads) - (Full list)
#1 | JaseC : 16623
#2 | Stallion Free : 7571
#3 | Grief.exe : 7563
#4 | SalsaShark : 6529
#5 | Nabs : 5254
#6 | Turfster : 5222
#7 | RionaaM : 3913
#8 | morningbus : 3603
#9 | zkylon : 3416
#10 | derExperte : 3288
#11 | Arthea : 3156
#12 | Glass Rebel : 3109
#13 | MRORANGE : 3084
#14 | MMBosstones86 : 3012
#15 | jshackles : 2888
#16 | Atraveller : 2779
#17 | SteveWinwood : 2735
#18 | toddhunter : 2665
#19 | Deques : 2646
#20 | Tizoc : 2632
#21 | Milamber : 2545
#22 | Stumpokapow : 2544
#23 | fantomena : 2515
#24 | HoosTrax : 2453
#25 | nexen : 2440
#26 | Joe Molotov : 2426
#27 | Dr Dogg : 2423
#28 | drizzle : 2401
#29 | Blizzard : 2242
#30 | Jawmuncher : 2201
#31 | corrosivefrost : 2057
#32 | Anteater : 2023
#33 | Rhaknar : 2016
#34 | Knurek : 1963
#35 | The_Monk : 1949
#36 | jediyoshi : 1938
#37 | Dice : 1923
#38 | jaundicejuice : 1907
#39 | Boss Doggie : 1875
#40 | YianGaruga : 1796
#41 | Derrick01 : 1671
#42 | RealityExists : 1660
#43 | Caerith : 1647
#44 | 1-D_FTW : 1616
#45 | HP_Wuvcraft : 1615
#46 | Dog Problems : 1613
#47 | PandaPedinte : 1611
#48 | Sajjaja : 1585
#49 | Copons : 1544
#50 | Rickenslacker : 1536
#51 | Wok : 1524
#52 | 3chopl0x : 1521
#53 | crimsonheadGCN : 1491
#54 | ClovingWestbrook : 1474
#55 | Volcynika : 1445
#56 | ricochetguro : 1433
#57 | NingenJanai : 1385
#58 | Tellaerin : 1355
#59 | xelios : 1347
#60 | BinaryPork2737 : 1335
#61 | wilflare : 1329
#62 | Madrugador : 1328
#63 | ashecitism : 1328
#64 | scorpscarx : 1283
#65 | MNC : 1264
#66 | Gez : 1252
#67 | NaM : 1235
#68 | CheesecakeRecipe : 1231
#69 | Leon Belmont : 1185
#70 | Cheddahz : 1161
#71 | Gvaz : 1141
#72 | catabarez : 1140
#73 | Mavromatis : 1115
#74 | Syphon Filter : 1100
#75 | Tenrius : 1098
#76 | Snuggles : 1091
#77 | woo and indeed hoo : 1084
#78 | r3n4ud : 1043
#79 | graywolf323 : 1027
#80 | _hekk05 : 984
#81 | KenOD : 983
#82 | More_Badass : 978
#83 | maneil99 : 960
#84 | Sinatar : 902
#85 | cicero : 888
#86 | Iron Badger : 878
#87 | ShaneB : 874
#88 | arts&crafts : 873
#89 | Ledsen : 865
#90 | Kirosia : 850
#91 | Tomodachi : 842
#92 | Sub Zero : 840
#93 | Drkirby : 838
#94 | xenoflux2113 : 834
#95 | Last Baron : 834
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#98 | Relax.MX : 820
#99 | Dusk Golem : 819
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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon - More_Badass
"In Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, you play as the (in?)famous Detective Justin Case and his wisecracking robot sidekick Clown Bot, investigating
a hilariously strange suicide case. How strange? Well the victim "committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he
peacefully drank his coffee." The zany characters and the witty dialogue and plot twists make for a fun narrative. Explore locations, gather
evidence, interrogate suspects and witnesses in this whimsical adventure game."
Sunless Sea - More_Badass
"Set in the popular Lovecraftian/gothic world of Fallen London, Sunless Sea lets you explore the vast Unterzee, a sprawling expanse of
ocean deep beneath the earth where grotesque things and terrible fates await those who dare venture into the abyss. As captain, you
command your vessel and crew as you discover new lands, fight dangerous enemies, upgrade your ship with better parts and new
weapons. Endure starvation, madness, mutinous crews, and horrors beyond comprehension on the black waters of Sunless Sea"
Gods Will Be Watching - More_Badass
"The original Gods Will Be Watching was a confined and taut experience, laser-focused on delivering its bleak hopeless tale. Now
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only shades of gray. Choose wisely and remember...Gods Will Be Watching."
- You can now trade money in steam transactions.
- Steam Machines delayed to 2015
- Everyone can now stream games from Steam (Linux/Mac coming soon)
- Steam Support - The place to contact steam if you have a problem with the service.
- Steam Trading Cards - Gain money by selling cards or craft them for cosmetic items.
- Add funds to your Steam Wallet - You can also buy giftcards at most major gaming retailers.
- Steam Mobile - Use Steam while away from the PC. Supports iOS and Android.
- Big Picture Mode - Lets you run Steam on your TV in a more convenient manner.
- Steam Family Sharing - Share your Steam account with family and friends.
- Steam Community - A hub of what other steam users have created or are discussing.
- Steam Workshop - A showcase of Mods for games on Steam.
- Steam Greenlight - Vote for games that want to be on the Steam store.
- Steam Stats - Check stats of number of people playing games.
- Do not solicit/trade/sell/beg for games in this thread. Splitting retail packs is fine in this thread.
- Do not spam post your steam stats/games count or post damage lists from sales.
- How do I use Modbot?! - Read this tutorial or watch this JIF.
- I changed my GAF email address, but now I'm locked out of my account - PM Stump.
- Can I join the NeoGAF Steam Group? - NeoGaf Steam Group - You must be invited by another member to join.
- Where can I add other gaffers on Steam? - GAF Steam ID List , add yourself to the spreadsheet
- Which game won SteamGAF GOTY 2013? - Rogue Legacy, full results here
- Can I register this retail game on steam? - Check here.
- Is there a easy way to manage my Steam categories? - Use depressurizer.
- How can I protect my Steam accout? - Read: Account Security Recommendations.
- Store is in another language?! - You used a link that had ?l=blahblah at the end: http://store.steampowered.com/?l=english.
- Community is in another language?!- http://steamcommunity.com/?l=english.
- How do I contact customer support? - Use this link.
- can I use my steam account on a different computer? - Yes as long as if you have the account details.
- How do I run Steam in offline mode? - Steam Offline Mode Support Page.
- Is steam down? I can't see my Profile/Friends/Chat/Cloud Saves - See if Steam is running maintenance.
- Steam won't start or run? - Refresh your Steam files. If it fails: copy steamapps folder and re-install steam.
- Is using a VPN to get steam games from another region a good idea? - It can result in getting your account banned.
- Using a VPN to unlock games early?- Most people can unlock games early so that seems to be fine.
- Can I still buy games outside the Steam Client when there is a sale? - Yes use Steam Mobile.
- Can I do remote downloading? - Yes, login into the Steam community webpage and select the game to download.
- How do I track how many players are playing a game over time? - Use steamcharts.com.
- One of my grid icons is missing a picture? - Check here to see some artwork Gaf did.
- I want to clean up my Steam folder of re-distributable packages - Use TikiOne-Steam-Cleaner.
- I am running out of space on my HDD, can I move my games? - Use SteamTool Library Manager or Steam Mover.
- Where I can download skins for Steam? - Go here for a mega list, make sure that the skin is safe to use.
- Can I trade games? - If they are in your inventory then yes, you cannot trade games you have already own.
- Can I sell inventory items? - You can now sell some of your inventory - such as TF2/DOTA/Emoticons/Cards items.
- Any other places to trade? - Try: SteamCardExchange / TF2 Outpost / SteamTrades / B/S/T or Steam Trading GAF.
- So when does the 'Winter/Spring/Summer/Autumn' sale start? Stop asking this question, nobody fucking knows.
- Sites to compare Steam prices regionally ? - SteamPrices or add this to the end of the the steam url: ?cc=uk or ?cc=us
- How do you find info on upcoming releases and updates? - Steam Database is a great tool.
- Is there a list of games no longer on Steam? - Check this list.
- Any extensions to use while using Steam site in a browser? - Enhanced Steam (Chrome/Firefox/Opera.
- Any way to backup games that don't used Steam Cloud? - Use Game Save Manager.
- I want to compare prices to to other DD sites? - Use Steam Games Sales or isthereanydeal.com
- How long will it take me to beat game 'X/Y/Z' ? - Check out How Long To Beat.
- Sites that list Steam profile Stats? - Check list, remember not to spam this thread with your profile stats:
- Calculates how long it will take to beat all of the games in your library
- Tells you how much time you spent on steam and for each game
- Warning: Some of the sites have region locked keys that only work in certain regions of the world, please check before buying:
- Green Man Gaming
- Gamers Gate
- Get Games
- Humble Indie Bundle
- Indie Royale
- Bundle Stars
- Indie Gala
- Every month gaffers talk about what games should be on your radar for the upcoming month by submitting mini recommendations.
- Check the OP to see games were highlighted by our members for this month to get an idea.
- 1. Choose a game that you think is worth watching out for in August that is on Steam.
- 2. Write about it, 60+ words would be great, feel free to go over it.
- 3. Send me a PM with what you have written before the deadline: 29th July