Check out their advanced search options - it's still much better than Amazon's main Digital Downloads store. You can at least filter out demos, DLCs, limit your search based on prices, publishers, developers, or only look up games with multi-player or only games with achievements, etc. It's a lot more featured than Amazon's, which just has a sort function in their main store.
Here's the thing though, if on Amazon you click by category (Action, Adventure, etc) you have the following options:
Amazon Customer Rating
% of Discount
That is more than enough for me. I don't really use the multi player, achievement, etc.
And in both cases (Steam and Amazon) you have to first choose a category before being able to sort.
So I just don't see the "much better" argument.
I didn't mean to ignite a debate about which storefront is better. I just find it difficult, personally, to use Amazon's Digital VD sale pages. Someone mentioned it's like upending a toybox and that's precisely it. It's super-hard to know when something new goes on sale and the dates are all over the place - witness the half dozen people every few pages that are upset they missed a sale item.
I'm not trying to pile on. My first post was just to try to give some feedback on the site. I've said enough, I think.
Yeah, it's right at the top of the sale page... which just proves my point.
I'm not trying to make this a retailer vs. retailer thing, but I just noticed a string of posts about "OMG how can amazon have such a horrible interface, etc." I agree Amazon's interface could use vast improvement, I was just pointing out that the king of digital distribution also has a lot lacking in their storefront, we just don't have anywhere to sound off about it.
You're dinging Steam's store for having to use the web version, when the web version is the only option for Amazon. On top of what you mentioned, Steam's store also lets you search by OS, content type, dev, pub, etc....
Steam also has a button that shows only games on discount every time of the year except during sales, because during sales nearly everything is on sale, so it would be pointless. Look I'm not saying the Steam store is the best solution and couldn't be improved, but I can't understand your argument here.
I don't want an Amazon client. My point is if your client is supposed to be your main interface for consumers, it should be the best way for consumers to buy your product, and for Steam that is not the case.
Anyway, I've said all I need to say about this. It's hard enough to sort through the deals without having to read stuff like this, so the issue is dead on my side.