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Don’t know what to play? Add an “I’m feeling lucky” button to Steam

By Dan Stapleton 15 July 2011

Choice paralysis strikes gamers all too often, especially in the wake of a Steam Summer Sale. Dozens of options are just a double-click away, but all you can do is stare at the daunting list of unplayed games, unable to make up your mind.

No longer: Reddit user benmatth took a page from Google’s playbook and created an EXE that, when run, picks a game from your list at random and starts it up. In our first test on Evan’s PC it ran Arma 2 – which, let’s face it, he was gonna do anyway – but this is a great way to make sure that none of your games feel neglected.

Download it here, give it a shot, and let us know what it runs in the comments!

Note: the program’s only been around for less than a day at the time of this writing, so it might still have a few bugs. On one of our PCs it just crashes every time, which is neither random nor lucky.

Choice paralysis strikes gamers all too often, especially in the wake of a Steam Summer Sale. Dozens of options are just a double-click away, but all you can do is stare at the daunting list of unplayed games, unable to make up your mind. No longer: Reddit user benmatth took a page from Google’s playbook and created an EXE that, when run, picks a game from your list at random and starts it up.

Cute SEO Game for Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button

Go to Google and type in elgoog, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky” and you will be taken to the first result automatically at http://elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi. Some SEO optimized a page for the reverse spelling of Google and flipped the page to look like this:

The same type of thing happens when you search for the following terms:

  • google 133t
  • google gothic
  • google bsd
  • google ester egg
  • xx-piglatin
  • google linux
  • ewmew fudd
  • xx-klingon

Some lead to Google sites and some lead to SEO sites. All fun and games until someone does that and leads you to a site with adware, spyware and viruses.

Go to Google and type in elgoog, then click