Infestation: Survivor Stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories

Shuklack Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:07pm
Christmas Season Boycott
I will not be purchasing a game through Steam this holiday season in protest of this awful game that they should be ashamed for releasing on their service. I purchase a lot, and owe my brother a present which is usually done through Steam as well.... this will not be happening this year. Steam has more integrity than this, and although it's offering refunds now and removed it from their service (thank you) - I don't feel it's enough to get the message across that we gamers will no longer tolerate misleading, unqualified, and totally unvalidated games advertised as 'complete' when they are anything but complete... or legitimate for that matter. This game is a microtransaction scam plain and simple.
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ShaNaNa-Baron Shaddap IV Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:09pm 
Give your brother Rage. It's a good game.
a lvl 16 SMOLL BABY Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:09pm 
It's not on Steam anymore.
Shuklack Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:10pm 
"Steam has more integrity than this, and although it's offering refunds now and removed it from their service (thank you) - I don't feel it's enough to get the message across "

That was in the 1 paragraph post Solstice... I know reading can be tough, but c'mon now.
razberrie Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:10pm 
kinda late bro...Steam is the good guy here...they are refunding all requests for this game. That is integrity.

but hey, if you wanna skip some of the xmas sale stuff and stand your high ground....good on ya.

I'm not.....
Last edited by razberrie; Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:11pm
Dolph Lundgrens Black Girlfriend Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:11pm 
I suppose you're willing to do as you wish, in some ways I can't blame you, but Steam did pretty much everything they could to make it right. *I'm* still not sure what the right answer is. I don't want Steam to have an "approval process" like iOS, but what other options do we have?
kimmy_gibbler Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:13pm 
Why? If anything I'll be purchasing even more stuff from Steam, as Valve showed me they'll do the right thing when their customers get taken like this

No one is perfect. They made a mistake and then they fixed it by giving refunds to anyone who wanted one. I hold absolutely no grudge toward them.
Last edited by kimmy_gibbler; Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:14pm
Cloak&Dagger Inc. Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:14pm 
Steam did the right thing when they found out what was going on. Don't be foolish.
Shuklack Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:18pm 
I recognize that they pulled it, but Steam makes 30% off these games they put up. They saw the $$$ signs and went for it regardless of this game's dubious credentials. I'm the idiot that bought it, but Steam IS better than this. They've done this with other games in the past, but this is seriously the 1st time I know of where they actually took some responsibility. Good on them. I'm the dope that bought it, because I relied on Steam's overall good reputation. They need to maintain the reputation - but reputation doesn't matter if it's not hitting your wallet too.
Dolph Lundgrens Black Girlfriend Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:21pm 
Originally posted by Wargasm:
I recognize that they pulled it, but Steam makes 30% off these games they put up. They saw the $$$ signs and went for it regardless of this game's dubious credentials. I'm the idiot that bought it, but Steam IS better than this. They've done this with other games in the past, but this is seriously the 1st time I know of where they actually took some responsibility. Good on them. I'm the dope that bought it, because I relied on Steam's overall good reputation. They need to maintain the reputation - but reputation doesn't matter if it's not hitting your wallet too.

But they're offering full refunds. I mean, how much more do you want them to do? They offer full refunds for The War Z, they give the $100 greenlight fee to charity...I just don't buy this image of steam as a bunch of money grubbers.
Shuklack Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:22pm 
I want them to avoid a repeat. That's what I want them to do.

I don't think WarZ was a greenlight, was it?
Dolph Lundgrens Black Girlfriend Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:24pm 
No, I'm talking about the greenlight fee in general, just to point out that I really don't think they "did it for the money". This is a failure of their approval process, not a failure of ethics. From what I understand, as long as a company has had a game up on their service before greenlight (in this case, War Inc.), then the dev can launch another game on good faith at any time. That's how it happened, and Steam fixed it.
kimmy_gibbler Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:24pm 
Originally posted by Wargasm:
I want them to avoid a repeat. That's what I want them to do.

I don't think WarZ was a greenlight, was it?

The negative publicity Valve got from being associated with this is more than enough reason for them to avoid a reapeat situation.
Cloak&Dagger Inc. Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:24pm 
Of course they are money grubbers. But they are so with class, therein lies all the difference. The Steam Eula is not exactly made of roses and bromance, but they do enough good stuff to make it all worthwhile. And this affair goes to demonstrate that they want to be classy about it and have good relations, rather than abusive relations.
Cloak&Dagger Inc. Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by Wargasm:
I want them to avoid a repeat. That's what I want them to do.

I don't think WarZ was a greenlight, was it?

Think about it this way. We now know they listen and if there is more to something than the usual 100% certain and predictable whining...about everything...even if stuff is flawless, then they will take action.
Dolph Lundgrens Black Girlfriend Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:26pm 
Originally posted by Cloak&Dagger Inc.:
Of course they are money grubbers. But they are so with class, therein lies all the difference. The Steam Eula is not exactly made of roses and bromance, but they do enough good stuff to make it all worthwhile. And this affair goes to demonstrate that they want to be classy about it and have good relations, rather than abusive relations.

That's probably a much fairer assessment of the situation. At the end of the day they're a business. Just a very very reputable one.
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Date Posted: Dec 21, 2012 @ 1:07pm
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