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July 16th, 2015, 13:29
Dunno if everyone remembers, but upon releasing Dungeon Keeper (arguably the worst phonegame ever), EA made the reviewing system to accept only reviews with 5/5 stars. You didn't like the game? You were not still able to put less than max score on it.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20…4-star-reviews

System abuse and EA? Usual stuff. Let's hope some other company will be able to produce so many scandals as EA, I mean, they got kinda boring with all that idiocy, right?
Well…

The next thing to be aware of is that EA is also the only company who has problems with Steam. Or better to say, Valve has problems with EA.
Because of that, newer EA games are Origin exclusives and can't be purchased on Steam (including the additional content).

So one would think Steam cannot be reached by EA's grasp any more. But if there's no EA, there are indie copycats who'd try to pull it through.


Epic Cards Battle(TCG)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/381560

It's one unnecessary phonegame port onto Steam (as you can run android phonegames through any decent android emulator), pay2win trading card game.
With real cash you can, but don't have to buy diamonds and progress.

The developer promised freebie diamonds if you write a review on Steam.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile…/?id=479261795
Never said the review has to be positive, but wait a minute, if someone doesn't like the game what would they use freebie diamonds for? Won't this automatically make a reviewer inclined to write something positive?

Someone shoould have told this indie developer that Steam is not a phone platform and that PC audience is alergic to any pay2review thing. A big no-no even if that review doesn't have to be positive.

I believe this game, and any similar one that rewards someone for writing a review, should be banned from Steam. Instantly and permanently.
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July 16th, 2015, 17:54
If EA or anyone has troubles with reviewing on Steam, they should emulate crowdfunded projects: people would review their games, writing down their numerous and hand out 9 out of 10 scores.

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July 16th, 2015, 18:07
Not quite sure, Moulyneux already tried it with Godus.

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A Molyneux's game published by EA.

That would be quite the sight to see. Actually, the reactions to it would be the sight to see.

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July 20th, 2015, 11:33
I never understood why someone would buy something to progress in a game, isn't the entire idea of games to progress by playing the game ?

However if you can win money in the game, then of course it make sense to spend some to win some money… but that is called gambling I suppose.
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