If you’ve always wanted to write guides about your favorite games on Steam, now’s your chance. The Steam Community Beta is implementing a guide system for users to read and write in their effort to make Steam even more of an all-in platform.
In order to get in on the new Game Guides feature, you need to join the Steam Community Beta Group. Guides will be found under individual game hubs, another relatively new feature in the platform.
Times are Changin’
User-written guides have been a big part of being a gamer for years. Back in the day, GameFAQs and magazines used to be the only real source of walkthroughs and comprehensive guides. These days people dedicate blogs to their favorite games or series, post walkthroughs and Let’s Plays on YouTube, or post their guides on gaming sites that allow for user-submitted content. (Ahem.) It’s a big jump.
It’s kind of weird to see how the sharing of walkthroughs, FAQs, and the like has changed over the years. It’s gotten much more complicated than it used to be. I guess people just don’t like plain scrolling through giant .txt documents for their information anymore! Who would have thought?
Check out the official news post about it on the Steam website and get crackin’.