Thanks for the insights. I'm certainly looking to expand the Enhanced Steam user base and features.
I have a huge background in networking (I got my CCNA in 1998!) and I also (obviously) programmed EnhancedSteam.com so I decided that I'll do this for now: I'm going to build a "secret" page on the site, and fill it with my resume / credentials / skills and a general "Please contact me for an interview" page. Then I'm going to backlink all of the IP addresses owned by Valve, and if the page detects that it's being visited by someone from a Valve-owned IP, it will display a banner at the top of the page with a link to my secret "Hire me" page.
Then, hopefully, as it becomes more popular and (hopefully) catches the attention of someone at Valve, I'll have my in. If that doesn't work then... well... I'll have to go a more traditional route.
The biggest problem I have with "getting the word out" is that most places it is against the rules to engage in self-promotion. So that's where you guys come in. Get it out there! And don't worry, once a CAG, always a CAG.
and once you're there, could you ask if they are gonna bring back the holiday sales.
ATTN: Motoki (and others)
From @theowaern (The Journey Down dev) on the subject of Steam keys:
What if you bought it on indiegamestand?
You Don't Know Jack just went on sale for $2.99 (85% off) at Amazon.
It does redeem on Steam.
Since no one knows what is going on with the THQ sale and who will end up getting the rights to each IP, whether it will stay on Steam etc, and since this is a more obscure title that doesn't go on sale a lot anyway, if you want it probably a good idea to grab it now.
damn been begging for this since June and missed it because of work again .
. I was one of the ones pushing for this and I seriously missed it? How long was it even up for?
Probably. It's a good start to prove the user score can be pulled in. It probably should be clearly noted which is the critic score, as opposed to "metascore" which is vague and implies a comprehensive score, and which is the user one.
Oh definitely. That always gets my attention when I notice the scores are so far out of sync with each other and to try and look and figure out why that was the case.
In looking I found that in the majority of cases the two scores are pretty on par with each other, but there are definitely some glaring examples when they aren't.
It seemed like the critics in general were way more lenient on EA games, and also on ones with harsh DRM schemes.
Oh no, if you look at the metacritic user reviews you are not alone. Most people are complaining about the controls, which the critics somehow seemed to gloss over.
A couple of hours or so? Not long. I hope he gets more in for people who want it because I have no idea what's going to happen to it with the THQ auction coming up soon.
If I knew they were going to run out so fast I would have grabbed extras but I thought it was kind of an odd nichey casual game that a lot of gamers wouldn't be into. *shrug*
If anyone has an extra, I'd love to have it at cost.