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Valve kicks off Steam Greenlight approval system


7:00 PM on 08.30.2012
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Sometimes, notable games get passed on when seeking approval for a Steam release. Valve's solution has been to put some of the power into the hands of the community with Steam Greenlight. The feature is live as of today, allowing users to vote up games they'd like to see launch on Steam.

"We've been working on this feature for the last few months with the input from a group of indie partners, and the response has been extremely positive," said Valve's Anna Sweet. "With the additional help of beta testers, we are able to launch with a solid line-up of titles for the community to start viewing and rating. And, as we've done with all Steam features, we intend to continually grow and modify Greenlight as more and more developers and community members have a chance to get involved."

While the initial selection isn't terrific -- so many simulators! -- there are a handful of recognizable titles in the running that ought to be on Steam. I'm sure there are lesser-known gems to be found here as well. Anything in particular you see that needs to be championed?






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