Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming - Polygon


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The illusion behind the "Good Guy Valve" reputation
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8 weeks ago by geetarista
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june 2017 by chillinmilan
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, Polygon as an organization. More on how Polygon writes opinion pieces. The drive to be on the bleeding edge of technology powers the PC gaming community. via Pocket
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may 2017 by gregsabo
Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming
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may 2017 by kejadlen
Valve didn’t always seem like the sort of corporation which thought of its customers as meaningless numbers in a colossal profit machine. How could it be, with its fierce and innovative vision for digital distribution, its stable of influential first-party titles and its approachable, meme-friendly CEO? "Look," we said to each other, "you can send Gabe Newell a funny email, and he may respond with a joke! What a good guy. Valve is good."

Perhaps Good Guy Valve did exist, at one time. But beneath the glassy smile of Good Guy Valve today lurks an altogether more cold and corporate beast, a textbook rent-seeker that is profiting from both hostile practices and a bizarrely customer-supported near monopoly on PC game sales.
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may 2017 by lehmannro
Interesting article on Valve. Curious to hear what y'all think:
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may 2017 by cstarrett
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may 2017 by evanwalsh
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may 2017 by wjbr
RT : you might not agree with the tone of this article but it makes a lot of valid points
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may 2017 by riking
RT : Good morning! Please read my new, long article about the "Good Guy Valve" myth obscuring a merciless corporation:
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may 2017 by yendi
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may 2017 by kohlmannj
RT : None of this is new information, but putting it all together in one place paints a pretty damning picture of Valve.
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may 2017 by abolibibelot
None of this is new information, but putting it all together in one place paints a pretty damning picture of Valve.
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may 2017 by newsmary
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may 2017 by WickedGood
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may 2017 by Luzal