51 thoughts on “This shit should be banned from Steam”

  1. some of my all time favorite games were successful early access titles. some are still in development. you can’t throw out the whole system because there are a couple shitty games that make it through

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    • Agreed. And like anything, early access or not, you have to be pragmatic before you buy. What do current reviews say? What are current threads on the forums saying? How often are the developers putting out updates? How many are on the development team and what’s their track history like? What kind of game is it and is it fitting for the team size? How much money is the game? What do you specifically want out of the game? I ask these questions before buying any game, because otherwise I’d deserve to lose my money for being an impulsive buyer.

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  2. early access should have deadlines set by the developers themselves, if they are not met people will be able to refund. Some ea games turned out great but there are a lot of scams

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    • there’s a steam warning that literally says "This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further" don’t buy it if you want a complete game

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          • they abuse the goodwill of buyers that put trust in the product. Sounds like a scam to me. The notice is there so valve can wash their hands clean

          • the notice is there so you understand that you are not buying a guarantee of anything. if you want a complete game, buy a complete game. If you want to support an interesting game as it develops, buy EA.

  3. I bet you preorder AAA trash as well. If you can’t look at a game’s progress and immediately tell if the devs are serious or not you deserve to have your money stolen. I have only ever purchased one Early Access game and it turned out great because there was already a huge chunk of gameplay available. What it does in the right dev’s hands is allow them to dedicate more resources and/or time to their game and make it better. Bottom line though is that you don’t have to buy it before it is out.

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  4. Early Access has been good for certain games, namely the ones made by developers who just don’t have the money for proper testing and who intend to make a niche game without any pretensions about it.

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    • There’s only one early access game I’ve seen/played that I thought is still worth my time and that’s Squad and it was practically feature complete long before 1.0 game out and it has continually gotten worse since 1.0

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  5. What should be banned from steam is people who make early access games and treat them like kick starters. If you don’t have the means to finish your game then get off of steam.

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  6. >"pre-ordering" a download
    >buying early access, unfinished products
    >buying DLC, cut content
    >perpetuating these awful practices year after year, then wondering why the industry fucking stinks
    Unthinking brainlets ruin everything yet again

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  7. Enjoyed Xenonauts and Bannerlord in EA, would buy it on their official site if it wasn’t on steam so it’s not like it would stop anything.

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  8. At least they put a big fucking warning on it now. But you can’t stop people spending money on stupid things. Grifters are as old as humanity.

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