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Valve Defaults Back To Showing All Reviews on Steam

For many critics of Valve, today is a rare day to celebrate. Last Monday, Valve updated their user review policy out of the blue, making it so that only reviewers…

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Gaming Industry Reacts To Steam’s Review Overhaul

Earlier this week, Valve announced and implemented changes to their reviews system that were designed to combat developers propping up their games’ ratings with free key giveaways. This is the…

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Report: Reviewer Speaks on Paid Steam Reviews

In a followup to our report yesterday regarding paid Steam Reviews, one of the reviewers mentioned in the report has come forward with some extra information and insight into the practice. The…

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[Updated] Report: Developers Buying Positive Steam Reviews

Update 3: One of the reviewers, Terrance, spoke with us some about his experiences. You can read what he had to say here. Update 2: Since last night, Fiverr has removed…

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Steam Cracks Down On Epic Quest of the Four Crystals User Review Manipulation

Steam user reviews have ended up making a bigger difference in the ability for a game to do well on Steam. Users usually stay away from games with Mixed or…

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IMO: Valve is terrible at managing their communities

We (myself included) talk about very similar issues in this week’s Weekly Respawn. Check it out! Don’t get me wrong, Valve (Steam) has done cool things for their fans –…

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Most Steam Reviews are worthless, but there’s hope

To be fair, when Steam Reviews were initially announced, my reaction was just “oh, that’s cool.” They were never intended to be a new kind of bastion for gaming reviews,…