Steam: Bad game review scams

Steam is one of the best platforms for finding video games, but some independent developers claim that not everything is perfect. The problem is in the criticismand in the fact that some fraudsters allegedly abuse this option.

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The developer who made the game Complaining recently announced on his Twitter account that review scams affect video game sales. Comments help make it easier to find the next game, and nobody wants those with low grades. The fact that the mentioned game became a target only two days after its release was cited as proof, since they dubious negative reviews appeared.

Many of the critics had only one negative review, and that was very favorable Complaining. The developer claims that the majority posted positive comments at first, but then something changed. It is assumed that the change was due to free codes – developers get a lot of messages asking them for a free code for a game, and the claimants claim to be critics, YouTube creators, journalists. Most of them are fraudsters who then sell the codes on illegal websites.

The creator of the game Brok came up with the idea – sent the prologue-only unlock codes to anyone who asked for them, assuming that those who really wanted to play and critique would do so immediately, and come forward to report a bug. Most did not, so it is assumed that they sold the codes immediately. After the customers discovered the mistake, the fraudsters got angry and started attacking with negative reviews. That’s how it all started, a Complaining currently has a good rating on the Steam platform.

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