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


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7 days ago by gregsabo
Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming
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8 days ago 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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9 days ago by lehmannro
Interesting article on Valve. Curious to hear what y'all think:
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10 days ago by cstarrett
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10 days ago by wjbr
RT : Good morning! Please read my new, long article about the "Good Guy Valve" myth obscuring a merciless corporation:
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11 days ago by yendi
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11 days ago 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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11 days ago 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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11 days ago by newsmary
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11 days ago by WickedGood
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11 days ago by Luzal