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    Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Suggests what to play next by analysing your activity and vast library of unplayed games.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    You're going to tell me that I should be playing VR games next and that you will give me 75% off the hardware.... Thx Steam. Who loves ya

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    I like that they are saying "this is an experiment, have fun".

    It won't be long before they start weighting based on price, favoured publishers, etc.

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I like that they are saying "this is an experiment, have fun".

    It won't be long before they start weighting based on price, favoured publishers, etc.
    this..with gold bells on it

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    or they'll use the info on which games get played and in which order and who pays for which upgrade/skin/battle pass after 3 crap games against other people and use the info to further increase the billions made.

    I reckon I already KNOW which games i own.. and I own a LOT (thanks to Ferral who spoon feeds me icecream to a baby ) and which one I need to play next.

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    I got the urge to play The Division the other day, purely because I'd seen something to do with The Cell (film with Sam L Jackson and John Cusack) and the imagery was vaguely reminiscent. No other reason...
    I play whatever I want to play. Ain't no way no Steam is gonna algorhythmacise that one, so good luck!!
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    1 phrase come to mind after reading this: f-off steam I'll buy a dvd

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Rhubarb's reaction was exactly what mine would have been were I a Steam user .... which I'm not and never will be. Soooo ..... ho hum. Whatever. One more reason, as if I needed any, for me to blacklist Steam.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    O i so dislike ( and that's to be PC i say dislike ) when someone ( service ) even suggest something to me on the internet, IRL its not so bad there i only short out if things are forced upon me.

    It is also one thing that keep me very apprehensive about trying a streaming service.

    Last night i wiped the drive with my steam stuff on so had to DL one game and 1 program again, and the game worked fine, but for some reason i had to choose uninstall on my program and then DL it a second time.
    And that get a bit aggravating when only in waves steam give me around 40 MB/s which are only 1/3 of my DL speed.

    PS: i am totally okay if sites / services had a button on their page / app, that said i am clueless please suggest me something to watch,,,,,, but when that just pop up for no reason i take it as a insult to my intellect.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    ....

    i am totally okay if sites / services had a button on their page / app, that said i am clueless please suggest me something to watch,,,,,, but when that just pop up for no reason i take it as a insult to my intellect.


    Especially as, in my experience, the "suggestion" are oh so rarely of interest.

    Put it this way - I've had a Humax Freeview receiver/hard disc recorder for, wel 0l it feels like forever. It must be 10 years, probably a fair bit more. Generally great but of kit. Just two problems, one of which isn't relevant here.

    The other is that it likes making "suggestions", based on what I programmed to record, of what I "might like".

    No, Humax, I don't like your rotten suggestions. Not once, not a single solitary time, in the what must be thousands of suggestions your damn software has made, has there been qnything I liked .... and many (maybe most) I can't for the life of me see what my recorded item has to do with the suggestion.It's like reciding a history of motirbikes and getting a suggestiib for S.E. Asian cookery. Or recording a prog on the construction ofca nuclear sub and getting a suggestion for flower arranging. I mean, what the .... heck.

    And what really frosts my coconuts is that despite reoeatedly and exhaustively hunting for it, can I like as hell find a way to turn the damn thing off. at least my Vurgin TV box lets you disable suggestions .... which was one of the very first settings I changed.

    /rant over. Well, not really, but I shall now go and privately fume fot an hour or two, and headbutt a few walls. I also feel like kicking my dog .... which is okay, as I don't have one.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Funny responses. Honestly, recommendations are often rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish in many places, but in my experience at least, they do sometimes come up with something valuable, and occasionally with something which makes me laugh because of its absurdity (which is quite nice; I enjoy laughing). I think they're easy enough to ignore, and don't see why people get all riled up by the idea of them.

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Because it's two more button presses on my remote, each time, and as I said it has never, ever led me to anything of even tenuous interest, and it's done it thousands of times.

    I get that some people aren't bothered, some may even like it, but at least gives the rest of us an off-switch. Itcan't be that hard to do.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    I’ll hold their beer while they try!

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    It's nice to occasionally be made aware of things that otherwise would not even appear on your radar, but most of it is just algorithmic guff that has nothing to do with what you've previously enjoyed.
    Long as it's optional, no-one minds.
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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    I'm not sure all of the posters here understand what this feature does. It suggests games to play next from your already owned games. This is a useful feature that will encourage users to engage more. That engagement is how they monetize this feature by you choosing to buy more later. Of course steam know what you own, of course they want to get money of out of you but a feature that helps you get more out of the money you have already spent with them is not exactly cigarettes for toddlers now is it?

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    Re: Steam's machine learning powered 'Play Next' goes live

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    It's nice to occasionally be made aware of things that otherwise would not even appear on your radar, but most of it is just algorithmic guff that has nothing to do with what you've previously enjoyed.
    Long as it's optional, no-one minds.
    I know I just shared my thoughts but seriously in what way do you imagine this would not be optional? Straps that grow out of you chair and hold down while you have to play the game they just "suggested"?

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