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Posts Tagged ‘Steam’

The Netherlands Litigated On CS:Go Lootboxes, So Valve Killed Trading In the Netherlands

Gamers in the Netherlands woke up this week to find out that they are no longer able to trade or market items in Counter Strike: Global Offensive or Dota 2. Following a ruling by the Dutch government that Valve’s systems constituted a violation of its laws on gambling, threatening criminal prosecution unless the word of […]

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Steam: Devs Cannot Discount Within 30 Days Of Price Increase

With the Steam summer sale upon us, it might be useful to look back at a not-so-new but not-so-well-known policy laid out by Valve in terms of how and when developers can put their games on sale. According to the terms of service as laid out by Valve, vendors are not allowed to discount their […]

Chaturday: The Seeming Lack of Non-Trolling Offensive Games

I’ve been thinking long and hard about Valve’s new policy regarding offensive games and how this could negatively affect their user base, by which I mean I haven’t been giving it much thought at all. My attention, however, has turned to the idea that Steam will be flooded by horrifying, bullying, aggressive, abusive, games designed […]

Valve Addresses Fake Steam Games Again, Again, Again, Again

Valve is once again taking on fake games plaguing Steam, this time focusing on achievements. In a leaked post to the private developer forums, Valve announced that games will now be subject to confidence constraints that will limit how many achievements a game can have and how those achievements affect your account, until the game […]

[Video] Remedy Entertainment Unveils Control

Remedy Entertainment and publishing partner 505 Games have announced Control, set for PC and consoles in 2019. Players take on the role of Jesse Faden, director of a secretive agency in New York when the world is invaded by aliens. Players will have to master a variety of powers, loadouts, and reactive environments. “Control represents a […]

Lawbreakers Will Shut Down In September, Now Free To Play

When Boss Key Productions announced its closure back in May, the question of its two titles sunsetting became a matter of when, not if. As of today, competitive shooter Lawbreakers has been made officially free to play in preparation for the servers to sunset in September. No information has been posted to Radical Heights, which […]

Chaturday: The One in Which I Get Myself Blacklisted, And That’s a Good Thing

I had some extra time to work on today’s Chaturday article, so I thought I’d make this one extra long. Sit back and enjoy. This week I’d like to take a look at Valve’s recent decision to no longer curate games on Steam, barring games that are illegal or blatantly trolling. This has prompted an […]

Valve’s Steam Policy: Aids Simulator, No, Suicide Simulator, Yes

(Update: Since this posting, all of the developer’s titles have been pulled from Steam) Aids Simulator was a game set to launch on Steam on June 12, 2018, at least until Valve shut it down and ripped it off the game store (still available in its archived state) According to its developer, BunchOD00dz, Aids Simulator is […]

Wild West Online To Offer Free Trial As Traffic Drops

Wild West Online is preparing to implement a free trial as its Steam numbers continue to drop. Having released barely a month ago, Wild West Online launched to a peak of 559 players on Steam and currently sits at less than 40 as of this writing with a 24 hour peak of 84. “We’re adding […]

Bless Online Is A Mess Online; Neowiz Apologizes, Compensates Players

Bless Online launched into early access this week and the launch was a bit of a mess. Between server lag, outages, maintenance, and the existence of a rather treacherous item dupe exploit, players were up in arms with some demanding refunds for their founder’s pack purchases. In response, Neowiz posted an apology, promising fixes and […]

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