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If not, would-be bombers’ immediate fury would pass without incident.
Then, Valve demolishes this logic with a terrible justification.
Patrick Klepek at ’s Grayson points to a fetishistic faith that if people are badly manipulating data, the answer is to add more data.
I think these are both right, but there’s another dimension as well: companies co-opting free speech rhetoric to justify bad products.
Or should they be able to post them, but we ignore them for the purpose of calculating the review score?
In the end, we didn't like the way this ultimately meant restricting the ability for players to voice their opinions.
But if we lock reviews on a product for a short period of time, what does that mean exactly?
Are players no longer able to post reviews at all during that time?
Given that Steam holds massive sway over the PC gaming market, that’s a real problem.
If customers have to stop and look up answers, they may as well ignore Steam and head straight to Google for reviews.
Moreover, the whole system is temporarily poisoned.
Yesterday, Valve seemed like it was finally addressing that problem, posting a long explanation of a new review feature.
As it turns out, the company’s fix for review bombing is to foist responsibility on customers.