There's a sale going on. Rogue Legacy, System Shock 2, and Guacamelee are on sale for the next 12 hours $2.99, $.99, and $3.74 respectively. Certain Bethesda (Skyrim & more), Bandai Namco (Dark Souls & more), and Paradox Interactive (Crusader Kings & more) games are on sale for the duration of the sale. Are any of you guys looking to pick anything up for cheap?
For those of you whining about Patrick going to Kotaku, just realize that it's a perfect fit for him. Not only is he good at writing interesting features, but he's also politically aligned with a lot of Gawker media group's editors.
I'm sure some people are checking it. Like you said, there's a ton of opinions on the site about this stuff. Especially the more modern things on Steam.
If the staff did a curation thing outside of Steam, I'd be more interested in older games. Like Jeff telling people to play Revenge of Shinobi, or Dan recommending Twisted Metal 2. Things a younger audience might not necessarily have much knowledge of.
That's mostly what Encyclopedia Bombastica is for, I think. Hasn't been one of those in a while, though.
I'd like a more done up feature that is kind of like Besties for video games.