ARTICLES 13 Feb 2017 by L Coulsen

Steam Direct: Greenlight, Indie Devs and the Future

Since its inception, Steam Greenlight has been much maligned by a significant chunk of the Steam community. Many seeing it as nothing more than a massive floodgate opening to allow all the shittiest shitty shite in the universe to make its way into their Steam libraries. Now, putting aside the fact you, y'know, have to…
ARTICLES 03 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Steam Cracking Down on “False” Image Advertising…

Valve has been busy the last few months with plans to give their Steam platform a bit of an overhaul, most recently with the Steam Review System itself, the controversy that followed and its timely resolution. While the previous update had its purpose, it ultimately didn’t affect me, since I personally don’t put much stock into any…
ARTICLES 22 Sep 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Steam Tackles Bogus Reviews (Updated)

Update (22 Sep, 2016): Steam have been listening. Complaints about the user reviews scores have prompted Valve to change the default rating for each game from the “Steam Purchase” only score to the ‘All’ score. If however, you prefer to see just the Steam Purchased reviews or just the ‘Key Activated’ reviews, then simply scroll…
ARTICLES 30 Mar 2016 by Fr33Lanc3r.007

What Does the Australian Court Ruling Against Valve Mean?

Back in August 2014, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - Australia's consumer protection watchdog - announced that it would be taking Valve to court over its failure to abide by Australian Consumer law in its business practices. On March 29th 2016, the ACCC announced that the Australian Federal Court had ruled in their favour…