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Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby Randygod » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:46 am

This is how Steam deals with people , needlees to say I had no pirate content in my steam program . Just saying Pirate is enough for them to kill your account and make the other games you bought unplayable !

Response (Kurt) 08/28/2007 02:49 PM
Hello Randy,

We have found activity in your Steam account related to piracy. Per the Steam Subscriber Agreement, we have disabled your account and any games contained in it. Your account will not be reactivated.

The Steam Subscriber Agreement can be found at: ... _agreement

In addition to violation of contract, activities on your account may violate federal law and state law. If such activities persist, Valve reserves the right to refer the matter to authorities.
Customer (Randy McDonald) 08/28/2007 05:30 AM
Hello Kurt,
Viva la Pirate Bay . hmm lost Planet , Half life 2
episode 1 and 2 and Bio shock , all hacked and free.
Im sure after posting our comunications on most of the
game forums there will be others that feel it is
better to steal the product has opposed to supporting
companies that realy could care less about the people
that buy their junk . I was willing to go out and buy
Bio shock for the goodies in the box , now just go
ahead and keep the junk and ripp me off for the other
games I have paid for over the years for that will be
the last money you will ever see from me ! Oh yeah one
last thing , after talking to my states A.G. it seems
that you mite have a few problems with your TOS and if
you do indeed keep me from running any other game I
have paid for after I refuse payment of Bio shock
they will investigate the situation further on my
Response (Kurt) 08/27/2007 06:21 PM
Hello Randy,

I am sorry, we will not be able to offer you a refund for this product.
Customer (Randy McDonald) 08/27/2007 02:40 PM
> So does that mean if I charge back Bioshock , you
will effectivly steal the other games I have bought
like Half life 1 and 2 ?That sounds sort of like a
threat of revenge . It is sad that you would care so
little about customer satisfaction .If I feel like I
have been taken advantage of paying for a game .I
could just join the growing numbers of people that
will just download cracked copy’s of valve games . I
haven’t made up my mind on whether to call VISA or not
yet , but I must say I am leaning towards just
downloading all my future games from the Pirate bay
and letting you disable my already paid for games has
well has Bioshock.
Response (Kurt) 08/27/2007 01:55 PM
Hello Randy,

Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

As with most software products, we will not offer refunds for purchases made online as outlined in the software license - please review Section 4 of the Steam Subscriber Agreement for more information.

Steam Subscriber Agreement ... _agreement

Please note: Any Steam accounts which belong to you will be disabled if your bank or credit card provider issues a chargeback for any purchase made through Steam or if we are notified of a fraudulent purchase on your account.

We will make an exception for pre-ordered games if the request is received prior to the release date.
Customer (Randy McDonald) 08/24/2007 10:25 AM
I am not a happy camper . I paid the full price for bioshock on steam , only to find out that I wont get any of the stuff that every one else paying that price will get , no disk no art book no nothing . You hid that info under support . Remove it from my games list and refund my payment . If you dont want to do that not a problem I will contact VISA and handel it through them .......I was never fond of steam and now that I have seen first hand what a rip off it is It will never go on another computer I own ...............
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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby Repzak » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:33 am

And who exactly is surprised by this?

Steam was always about denying your rights as a consumer, and anyone that has paid for any games with it are - I'm sorry to say - going to have to blame their own folly as much as Valve. Valve died as a software developer for me the day they announced Steam - I will not touch their products, not even pirated, because that would be indirectly supporting them. No game is that important.
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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby velatire » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:31 am

Threaten legal action, that's the only way to get anything done these days
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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby Nutty-Slack » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:22 pm

Just to throw some more fuel onto troubled waters....

I actually bought the "Collector's" edition of Half-Life II (includes Half-Life I etc.) and imagine my delight on finding that I can't use it without installing all of the network components and services etc. on my nice new (un-networked) computer.
Am I going to screw around with this machine to that extent just to register a pointless, shitty Steam account?
Am I bollocks!
Luckily, I managed to download a rather fabulous, un-steamed, illegal copy and use that instead.

Fuck Steam (in the ass) and the horse they rode in on!

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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby Repzak » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:45 pm

Nutty-Slack wrote:Fuck Steam (in the ass) and the horse they rode in on!

QFT :) Also I've seen Steam in action on several PCs I've been asked to help fix when they were not running well, and it does mess the computer up - there is a noticeable decrease in speed with the Steam service running.
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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby GrymRpr » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:28 pm

Well kazpeR heh... Don't run Steam till ya need to.

Yes I have a Steam Account... Only problem was that... simple fix
And Yes.. I am aware of the screwing valve has done.... Not gonna throw away a gift lol
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Re: Say Pirate Bay and Steam/Valve kill your account

Postby tmc » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:40 pm

I do not personally have any valve/steam games installed on my systems.. but from what I've read dating back to
Half-Life 2's release, is that 3rd party gaming servers have sprung-up enabling ALL game updates, features & playability as good as (or better than) the company's game servers..

It's surprising that they would be this antagonistic to a paying customer. If what I read was correct, they only intended to cancel your account upon a charge-back or was there more to it than that... (ie disabling content/features benefits retail customers are entitled to)..?

Either way, this is another reason why ATI & NVIDIA are screwed... gaming companies are trying to become antagonistic in much the same manner as the riaa/mpaa industries.. and as a result people should stop buying to fight back. Hold off purchases of the TOP graphics cards as well.. until their attitude changes. Why buy a $400-600 graphics card if the companies have an attitude that even paying customers are pirates.. there's just too much greed in the creators of gaming. The only response they understand is to just NOT BUY THEIR CRAP, let them take a knock in their publicly traded company ass.. and explain to shareholders how they screwed up and alienated paying customers.

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