• Valve Updates Steam Review Policy to Defuse Review Bombing

    2 monthes ago - By N4G

    In an effort to combat review bombing, Valve has updated how user reviews are handled on Steam.
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  • Valve Will Address Steam Review Bombing With New Tool

    2 monthes ago - By GameSpot

    Valve has announced it's revisiting user reviews on Steam in order to combat review bombing. In a blog post , Valve wrote it will now "identify off-topic review bombs, and remove them from the Review Score." "We define an off-topic review bomb as one where the focus of those reviews is on a topic that we consider unrelated to the likelihood that future purchasers will be happy if they buy the game, and hence not something that should be added to the Review Score," Valve continued. The company admits there's still a bit of a grey area with this definition, so it's developed a tool that...
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  • Valve says it will investigate Steam review bombing campaigns and hide bad-faith scores

    Valve says it will investigate Steam review bombing campaigns and hide bad-faith scores

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Valve says it's taking a new approach to user reviews on its gaming marketplace Steam, after attempting and largely failing to solve the problem of so-called review bombing that taints its consumer recommendation system. In a blog post published today, Valve says that it's “continued to listen to feedback from both players and developers,” and it's implementing a new approach: hiding the off-topic review scores.
    The company says that it defines a review bomb as “one where the focus of those reviews is on a topic that we consider unrelated to the likelihood that future purchasers will be...
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  • Steam user reviews will no longer count 'off-topic review bombs'

    Steam user reviews will no longer count 'off-topic review bombs'

    2 monthes ago - By Gamasutra

    Valve has tweaked how the user review system works on Steam in an effort to combat review bombing, which has been an area of concern for some developers for quite some time. ...
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  • Valve to remove “off topic” review bombs from Steam user scores

    2 monthes ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Valve have finally admitted that ‘review bombing' on Steam (leaving swarms of negative reviews for questionable reasons) is a big enough problem to have a human clean things up from time to time. According to today's store blog post , when a large, anomalous cluster of score-demolishing reviews happens, Valve will have “a team of people” investigate. If they decide that the reasons stated during that period are spurious enough to be considered ‘off topic', then that entire cluster of reviews will no longer factor into the overall score, and the developer will be informed, though no reviews...
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