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    Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Such acts by groups of Steam users can distort the purpose of the review system.
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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Excellent idea by Valve. Don't bother screening them out with all the potential for "you're taking the side of X" or getting involved in politics, just give the user the information and trust them to be educated and intelligent enough to interpret the data and decide if they care. I think this approach is very sensible, saving Valve a lot of headaches whilst unveiling review "bombs" done on grounds other than gameplay.

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    agreed... let the public decide and show the stats

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Excellent idea by Valve. Don't bother screening them out with all the potential for "you're taking the side of X" or getting involved in politics, just give the user the information and trust them to be educated and intelligent enough to interpret the data and decide if they care. I think this approach is very sensible, saving Valve a lot of headaches whilst unveiling review "bombs" done on grounds other than gameplay.
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    agreed... let the public decide and show the stats
    100% agree i was expecting them to filter or limit reviews in some way but this is actually a really good solution.
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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Just watch Mack and his Worth-A-Buy videos. Works well enough for me!!

    TBH, I never pay attention to reviews that much. Same for films, as 100 reviewers might all give a film 9/10, but all scoring it on totally different aspects, none of which are the actual plot anyway.
    I mostly read through some of the negative reviews to see what kind of game-breaking bugs there might be, and that's it. The rest is so subjecitve as to whether their idea of a good game matches my own, that I'm motivated more by how it looks in the trailers/gameplay vids and whether it's cheap enough to risk a couple quid on or looks good enough to justify the several quid they're asking for it.

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Well... Firewatch and Sean Vanaman‏ can get lost. Unless you've been living under a rock or ignore youtube you know what it's about. As soon as I read the headline I knew which game this was about.

    Sean wants free speech, obviously, so people are FREE to leave negative reviews if they so feel the need. I bet Sean, as well as his team, have been loudly protesting to valve. Maybe Sean can apologise just like Pewdiepie did?

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    Well... Firewatch and Sean Vanaman‏ can get lost. Unless you've been living under a rock or ignore youtube you know what it's about. As soon as I read the headline I knew which game this was about.

    Sean wants free speech, obviously, so people are FREE to leave negative reviews if they so feel the need. I bet Sean, as well as his team, have been loudly protesting to valve. Maybe Sean can apologise just like Pewdiepie did?
    They're still free to leave negative reviews, Valves software now points out that those reviews may not have anything to do with the game itself.

    Given how long it takes Valve to get anything done (see 'Valve Time') I doubt that this incident had anything to do with the new system, it just happens to be the most recent one at the time they rolled it out.

    As for the individual case, the YouTuber has the right to say what he likes, the developer has the right to not be associated with him. Nobodies right to free speech has been impinged.

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    How about stop people from crying about a game that their rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishty system or AMD card can't support on release?
    Piewdiepie is rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish and can't even play games. Whoever looks at him for game reviews is a moron anyway. At the same time, Firewatch is the biggest ripoff game I've ever seen. Can be done in 2 hours and refunded, costs way too much, tries to be mysterious and cool but in the end it's just a huge bummer.
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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

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    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Excellent idea by Valve. Don't bother screening them out with all the potential for "you're taking the side of X" or getting involved in politics, just give the user the information and trust them to be educated and intelligent enough to interpret the data and decide if they care. I think this approach is very sensible, saving Valve a lot of headaches whilst unveiling review "bombs" done on grounds other than gameplay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    agreed... let the public decide and show the stats
    100% agree i was expecting them to filter or limit reviews in some way but this is actually a really good solution.
    Are you people high or something? No one ever agrees with me on the internet. Ever. You must be breaking some law or something.

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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Are you people high or something? No one ever agrees with me on the internet. Ever. You must be breaking some law or something.
    I agree.
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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
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    Are you people high or something? No one ever agrees with me on the internet. Ever. You must be breaking some law or something.
    I agree.
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    Are you people high or something? No one ever agrees with me on the internet. Ever. You must be breaking some law or something.
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    Ah - but this is HEXUS! We tend not to troll, and when we do disagree, we generally debate it politely! It makes for a nicer and more ‘productive’ atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason.Lyons View Post
    Did you not see the supermarket thread??? IT WAS MAYHEM!!!
    Well, it doesn’t always go to plan - but that was by and large fairly civilised.
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    Re: Valve acts to address 'Review Bombing' concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkCioby View Post
    Piewdiepie is rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish and can't even play games. Whoever looks at him for game reviews is a moron anyway.
    Anything you had to say became void when you insulted people for x/y/z. Plus he's quite a good player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    Anything you had to say became void when you insulted people for x/y/z. Plus he's quite a good player.
    Indeed - and while I can't comment on the gaming ability or otherwise of Piewdiepie (I ca'nt even pronounce it ) we dont expect users to use the swearfilter to moderate their comments - we expect them to do it themselves!
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