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29-01-2012, 05:49 PM #81
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- May 2011
Valve's version is optional. Origin's is not. That's the difference between spyware and opting into sharing data.
29-01-2012, 05:49 PM #82
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29-01-2012, 06:00 PM #89
RPS went a bit gung ho when they read the Origin user agreement. Forgetting it was basically the same as what Valve have been doing for years.
Sorry John but a lot of your rages at Origins and GFWL are about what Google and Valve have been doing for a decade (data mining, hardware scanning, signing away rights to sell your personal details). Maybe it's not bias but its certainly short sightedness.
29-01-2012, 06:07 PM #90
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29-01-2012, 06:12 PM #92
29-01-2012, 06:14 PM #93
I'll settle this.
This is what I meant.
My central point being that Valve get off lighter than EA for fuck-ups.
Last edited by Bhazor; 29-01-2012 at 06:19 PM.
29-01-2012, 06:19 PM #94
I know the language is the same, but it's still better to focus on what Valve's done rather than what they've reserved the right to do.
29-01-2012, 06:21 PM #95
Steam/Valve ASKS your permission before the Hardware survey. It's an opt in, separate to installing Steam. You can use Steam and avoid the survey and having your data sent to them.
EA/Origin does not. When you install, you agree to it. You cannot use Origin without agreeing to this.
29-01-2012, 06:24 PM #96
Again. EA bad. Valve good.
To go back to the OP I can verify that "Steam will ban you and not tell you why" and when it comes to this their customer service is terrible.
For the record and to avoid claims of fanboyism I just want to add all client based download services from Steam to GFWL are welcome to kiss the darkest portion of my pasty white marshmallow ass unless you're selling with at least 75% off.
Gamersgate and GoG 4 life yo.
Last edited by Bhazor; 29-01-2012 at 06:40 PM.
29-01-2012, 06:57 PM #97
My experience with Steam's customer service have been all over the place. Sometimes I get a super helpful representative who goes out of his way to help me and sometimes I get a robot who just regurgitates canned responses that are only tangentially applicable to my situation.
29-01-2012, 07:45 PM #98
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- Jun 2011
EA seem to do something bad, make a statement about it making them look worse, then make another statement trying to make them look slightly better, all of which gets reported (here and other places) at every single stage.
Whereas Valve just do something bad, refuse to comment on it, so whoever the victim is has little verifiable evidence that news outlets can even use. So you either get nothing or just a single piece. I have a feeling Valve has refused to comment on stuff you've put to them enough times that that's almost news in itself...
29-01-2012, 07:51 PM #99
I struggle to have much sympathy with the OP. In the space of a few posts we go from "I've done nothing wrong and had no communication" to "I've gifted 70 games from Russia for payment and Valve contacted me to clarify the situation and I didn't stop my actions". Yeh their communication and clarity is shit but you were playing with fire, did alarm bells not ring when they contacted you asking what the activity on your account entailed?
29-01-2012, 08:02 PM #100
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- Oct 2011
Find me one post where I said I've done nothing wrong. I've been saying the exact opposite throughout this whole thread.
I'm not seeking sympathy. I'm not even hoping to get my account back. In my first post I was clear what communication I'd had with Steam - 2 messages saying I violated the SSA, and nothing else. My second post said what I thought might be the reason for the banning. If you read carefully, most of the 70 games were given out for free. They contacted me in December to ask if it was someone else using my account - I said no. They said sorry, we'll make a note so that you're not suspended in the future. Gifting for money wasn't mentioned at all. You seem to think that I think I am innocent and haven't done anything wrong - I've said so many times in this thread that I know what I did is a bannable offence, but Steam hasn't said that that's why I'm banned, and it could be any other reason. What if they banned me because they suspect I'm using a VPN to pretend I'm in Russia? What if it's some other reason that isn't true? I want them to be clear about the reason.