In a move which has no doubt elicited a pained whimper from the incumbent GameFAQs, Valve have just activated their own Game Guides for anybody opting into the Steam community beta features. It’s a new tab inside every Steam game’s Game Hub, and it allows players to pen their own guides, tutorials, tip and tricks to share with anybody looking for some assistance. It means help is only ever a Shift-Tab away, rather than an Alt-Tab.
“You’ve probably got some favourite games that you play a lot and know pretty well,” Valve writes in the Game Guides discussion forum. Or maybe you’ve mastered playing as a certain class or character in Team Fortress 2 or Call of Duty. Or maybe you’re just really good at finding all the hidden secrets in the latest Elder Scrolls game. How do you put that knowledge to use and help fellow gamers? Create a game guide on Steam!”
Anybody can tap out a guide on their chosen subject and have it rated by the Steam community. Game Guides will support images andembedded YouTube videos too, if your instructionsrequire a visual aid. You can even add in co-authors to help you collaborate on larger guides.