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Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Customers who have obtained a game by redeeming a key as opposed to buying directly through Steam will no longer be able to attribute a score to their reviews.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Ark: Survival Evolved paid DLC rustles feathers

Ark: Survival Evolved paid DLC rustles feathers

Early Access title Ark: Survival Evolved is currently bearing the brunt of a player backlash after developer Studio Wildcard announced plans for the game’s first premium expansion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2016 at 10:22AM in News

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BT is suing Valve

BT is suing Valve

A patent dispute has ended up with BT taking Steam owner Valve to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2016 at 10:47AM in News
Arcen refunds title from Steam after just three days

Arcen refunds title from Steam after just three days

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor was released on Steam earlier last week, but already buyers have been refunded and the game switched to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Steam insists No Man's Sky is not getting special refund treatment

Steam insists No Man's Sky is not getting special refund treatment

Valve has dismissed suggestions that it has relaxed the refund restrictions for the Steam version of No Man’s Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

The owner of unofficial data tracker Steam Spy has re-added sales information for games that developers had previously requested it remove.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:26AM in News

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No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is doing the business on PC, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Steam release confirmed for Quantum Break

Steam release confirmed for Quantum Break

Current Windows 10 exclusive Quantum Break will be released on Steam next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:37AM in News
Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

The increasingly strict controls surrounding Steam gifts have been further tightened.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 2:52PM in News

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TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

Under fire YouTuber TmarTn has denied accusations that he tried to bribe the man behind the video that first revealed his secretive ties to CSGO Lotto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2016 at 11:46AM in News
War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

Charity outing Help: The Game, which gathers 12 original titles from some of Europe’s biggest studios, is now available.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 27th 2016 at 2:09PM in News
Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Steam has its first VR-only best seller

Raw Data has become the first virtual reality title to claim the top spot in the Steam charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News

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Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Sites that use Steam’s OpenID API for Counter Strike Go item gambling have been given a clear message form Valve – stop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Indie Steam game Reus has sold over 800k copies, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Indie Steam game Reus has sold over 800k copies, is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Abbey Games’ PC strategy title Reus is launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Evolve's player count shoots up 26,000% since free-to-play transition

Evolve's player count shoots up 26,000% since free-to-play transition

The decision to move Evolve from a premium to free-to-play business model appears to be giving the team shooter a new lease of life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 1:05PM in News
Report: Money generated in Steam Summer Sale up 43% year-on-year

Report: Money generated in Steam Summer Sale up 43% year-on-year

Consumers spent $68m more in this year’s Steam Summer Sale than 2015’s.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:06PM in News
War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

A collection of new games from some of Europe’s biggest studios will launch next month, with all profits going to War Child.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2016 at 2:31PM in News
Sci-fi shooter Orion pulled from Steam over allegedly stolen Call of Duty weapons assets

Sci-fi shooter Orion pulled from Steam over allegedly stolen Call of Duty weapons assets

Activision claims that Trek Industries’ shooter Orion has been using assets from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 29th 2016 at 12:30PM in News
PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

PC game Hadean Lands comes with £27 DLC... for a certificate

Consumers purchasing PC title Hadean Lands have the option of shelling out £27 for a digital certificate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 11:46AM in News
PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

Payment service PayPal has confirmed when this year’s Steam Summer Sale kicks off.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:17PM in News
Gay-themed game bundle now available on Steam

Gay-themed game bundle now available on Steam

A bundle of three experimental games based on the theme of homosexuality are now available to download – for free – on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:07PM in News