The Average Gamer

Steam Adds Tagging. Hilarity Ensues.

For some reason Valve thought that it would be a good idea to add user-generated tags to their game library.

“You can tag games or software in the Steam Store with terms that you think are appropriate, or apply tags that others have already suggested for that title.

Apply genres such as “Puzzle”, themes like “Military”, or attributes such as “Difficult”. Or, come up with entirely new concepts to apply in categorizing products.”

Much like Greenlight, they’re looking to use the wisdom of crowds to improve their service. I guess they forgot how gamers actually behave on the internet. “Beard Simulator” has proven to be a popular tag already.

Exhibit A:

Steam Tags Deadly Premonition

Exhibit B:

Steam Tags Papers Please

Dante and DmC are as popular as they were before launch:

Steam Tags DmC Breadcrumb

Some gamers are still determined to prove that Gone Home isn’t a real game.

Steam Tags Not A Game

And the odd tags are now rising up the popularity lists.

Steam Tags Popular

I wonder how long before Valve decides to “correct” its userbase. “Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw” is currently one of my favourites (Shelter), as is “Ninjas in Space” (Warframe). Post your favourite tags in the comments below or tweet them to us @TheAvgGamer.