Coming on the heels of some tangible news about the Steambox, Valve announced today that they are rolling out Steam Guides within the Steam platform. Sorry, Gamefaqs, but your PC section might get a little less traffic.
These new Steam Guides will show up under its own tab from within games in the Steam Overlay or within any Community Hub. Simply open the Steam Overly when playing a game to see guides associated with the title. Neat.
Of course, you can always make your own guide, if that trips your trigger. The best part is that guides are not restricted to simply text. You’ll be able to add images (uploaded or from your published screenshots), tables, and video to you guides to make them all pretty-like. Time to start my Team Fortress 2 guide on which hats are best for the winter season!
You can find more information about Steam Guides here, and they should be ready to go right now.
January 17, 2013 — Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the launch of Steam Guides, a new capability of the platform that allows players to create and/or find guides for their favorite games or Software titles on Steam.
Steam Guides lets players create and share guides, walkthroughs, and tips for their favorite games or software to help others who might be stuck or who simply want to learn more about the game. Players may easily create guides through Steam, where they may upload images, add screenshots, and embed YouTube videos. Guides are then quickly accessible through Steam, via the Steam Community and in-game via the Steam Overlay.
To learn more, please visit www.steamcommunity.com/guides