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The Epic Games Store is luring some smaller developers away from Steam, but Valve has just made behind-the-scenes changes that might keep others from jumping ship — and could put more of their games in front of gamers who actually want to buy them.
While gamers probably already know how to search for popular titles like Gears 5 and not need that tip, Valve admits that smaller games hadn’t been promoted as often. It’s now planning to surface more small games and fewer popular ones in its recommendation feeds.
Valve says that bugs were partly to blame for that problem:
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Previously, when customers would look for games by browsing the recommendation feed at the bottom of the homepage or the “More Like This” sections, they weren’t seeing as…