@Boxing_Snatcher: I think of doing that, but if we ever start talking then I have gone too far and it hurts me to remove them. I know they are just strangers on the internet that will forget I existed by the end of the day, but it just feels impolite and rude to do that to them. Which goes against the type of person I am.
Sigh... Next time it happens I may just roll with it and see where it goes.
I just hope it's something real and not some stupid thing like that farmville series that just up and vanished. I hope it's not Yakuza, because I have 3 sitting on my shelf waiting to get played but I can't because I need to find $200 to get my PS3 fixed. I would hate to have the game spoiled. My hope is maybe Dave and Vinny doing some old PC RPG.
Over the last few days I have noticed myself getting a bunch of random friend invites on Steam while playing Team Fortress 2. I have no idea why I get them, as I usually never talk in game unless it's to remind the team that we don't need 5 snipers or to point out that our team is needing a certain class to get past situations. So whenever I get them I just decline them, and move on. I was curious however, to know what others do when they get them.
To me, friends lists are for people that you know well, and if I put someone on my friends list than I want them to be there so I can get to know them better and vice verse. I just don't see the appeal in having a friends list full of random people you don't know. If you are on my friends list it's because I think you are a good person and I want to get to know ya better, and I can only do that with about 5-6 people before I start getting everyone mixed up. Which is especially hard on Steam when people change their name so often.
I recall reading that is actually as simple as that. They base it on how much money it makes, and not how many units are sold over the course of a week. Whenever a game gets close to release it's always in the top spot for that week because everyone starts buying it then. Dues Ex came out a few weeks ago, so it's not selling as much this week as it did others.
My guess is that they will probably lock the archive away for paid members only. Making archived live stuff members only seems to be their modus operandi since the site went pay. If you get lucky they may keep it on the JTV.