[–] superkuh 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This Steam Chat update looks a lot like Discord, another gaming-centric chat platform which has been called the "Slack for gamers."

And Slack is IRC for corporations. Just use IRC.

[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

IRC is just a fancy wrapper around sockets. Just use a socket.

[–] superkuh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Alright. I'm set up (nc -l 28888, and port forwarded) and listening on superkuh.com port 28888. Come talk.

But more seriously, there's a point where usability and bullshit cross over. IRC is right below that; an optimum.

[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah but what size socket?

[–] Grospoliner 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But IRC is where hackers go to chat.

[–] dornojourno 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I dont know if valve is as much of a data whore/sellout as discord is though.

[–] Alopix 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They're certainly not as cucked politically

[–] dornojourno 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Valve does not have the SPLC monitoring your chats

[–] RollinDaGrassTyson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Steam collects data for VAC extensively, even perusing everything loaded into system memory. Allegedly only uploaded when it is something "suspicious".

[–] badruns 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

All of which should be fully understood by users. Hackers are a huge problem in games, especially FPS's, and giant steps need to be made to curb that. I used to love playing counter-strike over a decade ago. The hacking problem became so prevalent that I stopped.

[–] dornojourno 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

only on windows.

[–] badruns 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you want to try it out, Opt in to the beta in your steam settings. They did a complete overhaul of their UI, looks nice.

[–] spyder228 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is literally just a carbon copy of Discord. As long as Steam doesn't start sending server chat logs to SJW groups to dox users I would probably use this.

If they don't get sued this is absolutely a Discord killer.