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Steam introducers moderation into user tagging system

Valve has taken measures to try and quell the carnage caused by the Steam Tagging system. Last week the digital service introduced the ability for users to add custom tags to games. The result? A host of titles instantly became associated with mean, abusive and spoiler-ridden tags. Now Valve has …

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Steam adds user tagging, chaos ensues

Valve today added the ability for users to add tags to games listed in its Steam library. Want to hazard a guess as to what happened next? Well, PC Gamer notes that major plot points in games such as Final Fantasy VII and BioShock Infinite have been ruined while Supreme …

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Dota 2 open to all as it hits 6.5m monthly users

Valve’s popular free-to-play MOBA title Dota 2 is now freely accessible to everybody. The developer has also revealed that the hugely successful eSports title is currently attracting some 6.5m monthly active users. For the past several months, access to Dota 2 has been granted through a queue system that gated …

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Steam introduces user review system

Valve is offering Steam users a megaphone to voice their opinions about games through Steam Reviews. The new system is about to enter beta, and is set to replace the current Steam Recommendations system – more similar to Facebook ‘likes’ than actual reviews – borrowing the upvote/downvote mechanic of web …

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Valve – provider of games to high-income households

Take an average internet user. Then take an internet user whose household income is 50,000 or more. That second user is known as a ‘high income’ user. That’s despite the fact that families making 50,000 in London are PROPER SKINT. But that’s not a debate for these pages. What is …

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Ohio company sues eBay user over negative feedback

An American company called Med Express is suing one of its customers after she left it negative feedback on eBay. Ars Technica reports that shopper Amy Nicholls paid the Ohio firm $175 for a microscope light and was annoyed when she was charged an additional $1.44 in postage over the …

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Pre-owned Wii U consoles can access former owner’s downloads – report

Claims are circulating that pre-owned Wii U consoles are able to access digital content purchased by the machine’s previous owner. Eurogamer reports that even machines whose hard drives have been wiped and accounts removed are still susceptible to the loophole. Speculation suggests that the problems stems from the fact that …

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UPDATED: 1,600 users – the story of OnLive’s collapse starts to emerge

The truth about OnLive’s demise will take time to emerge – but already a solid picture is being formed. And at the heart of it are user numbers. OnLive has never given out detailed user numbers, beyond vague statement of phenomenal interest” and growing user bases”. But if the numbers …

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Day Z reaches one million unique users

Independently developed Arma II mod Day Z has passed the one million registered users milestone. It’s a tremendous achievement for creator Dean Hall, whose creation – which is completely free to download – has become one of the hottest properties in gaming since its release in June of this year. …

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E3 2012: OnLive claims "millions" of users, 100% uptime since launch

OnLive has claimed that it has millions of subscribers worldwide”, but has once again decided not to reveal the number of gamers paying to use its service. OnLive went live at E3 2010 with just 19 games in its library on only PCs and Macs over Ethernet,” an official statement …

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