Quantcast
Say hello to your new gamerscore-esque Steam profiles - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Say hello to your new gamerscore-esque Steam profiles


11:30 AM on 05.15.2013
SteamSay hello to your new gamerscore-esque Steam profiles photo



It seems as if Valve has rolled out a new gamerscore-esque ratings system overnight, as many Steam users woke up to find "levels" next to their profiles. Evidently the update lets players earn XP, as they earn badges for community tasks. Tasks include things like "assign an avatar" or "link your social media accounts" earn badges, which will in turn, earn you levels.

All of this will probably remind you of the Steam seasonal sales, which have scavenger hunts and the like with similar goals. If you look in your profile page you can check out your badges. Like all meta-games, I'm not too worried about this. People seem to get up in arms about achievements and the like, but I just view them as a fun way to augment the experience -- as is always the case, they're completely optional.

Look at your profiles [Reddit]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Mac

9:00 AM on 07.22.2014
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's Jar lets you capture hearts like Link does fairies

Some 150 new items are being added to Binding of Isaac for Rebirth, and as the game inches toward completion, Edmund McMillan is dutifully trotting several of them out one at a time to let us know what we can expect. The...more



4:30 PM on 07.21.2014
Turns out actual farmers play Farming Simulator

Despite mainly playing all my games on PC, I've never been bitten by the simulation bug. There's no copies of Euro Truck Simulator or Farming Simulator lurking in my Steam library. Still, I'm keen to know who plays these game...more



3:45 PM on 07.17.2014
Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale

The horribly cynical part of me is wondering what's going to actually happen at this year's QuakeCon; now that John Carmack is gone from the company and Doom 4 still just exists as a trailer, is there much to look forward to?...more



View all Mac






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more