Steam adds in a new interactive recommendation feature

    
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So steamy.

There are a lot of games on Steam. What the heck do you want to play? Valve is hoping to solve that particular problem with machine learning as the new interactive recommender is launched on Steam, a machine learning system that records your preferences, compares them to those of other players with similar histories, and recommends titles you may not have heard of based on all of those settings. So you can find titles you may never have even been aware of in the first place.

It’s important to note that rather than basing its evaluations on reviews or the like, the metric is entirely based on playtime. Essentially, the system is looking at your playtime, comparing it to others, and looking for games that others have played but you have not and recommending it thusly. While that doesn’t mean it’ll hit it out of the park, it’s worth playing around with it just the same to see if it might uncover some unexpected gems.

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Ironwu

Don’t see any difference in the recommendations. Still the same sort of junk that seems to have NO relationship to what I am actually playing nor what is actually in my library.

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zoward

I’m not convinced this is much different than what they were doing already, except that it applies the shiny buzzword “Machine Learning”.

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silverlock

By the way Tomb Raider is free to keep if you pick it up this weekend.

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zoward

Already in my Steam library, but thank you for the heads up! GoG has Maple and the Wood as a freebie right now as well.

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Kanbe

Thanks for the heads up