Steam's updated user agreement bans class action suits

By Matthew · 13 replies
Aug 2, 2012
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  1. Following the lead of EA, Microsoft, Sony and other gaming outfits, Valve updated its Steam Subscriber Agreement (SSA) Tuesday to forbid users from filing class action lawsuits. The change comes as a surprise to many gamers, who generally regard Valve…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    They do have a point. Most class action lawsuits result in half the money going to lawyers, a bunch of it probably kicked back to the person filing the lawsuit, and your average user ends up with $10 bucks over something they probably never had a problem with in the first place.
  3. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Just further proof that Valve is becoming a big sellout.
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    What's to prevent anyone from filing anyway? EULAs aren't law. Or are they the 10 commandments?
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Yea this has meen mentioned so many times, EULA is not > "the law"

    All you do is to disagree to the EULA and sue away! It's just to foil people that are not really serious.
  6. Since when was what Notch said about someone else's company considered to be worthy of reporting in the news?
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,333   +101

    gwailo247 likes this.
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    So essentially if other grounds can be found for the contract to be invalid, the clause is not enforceable. But it has been enforced in at least one state.

    Still it is interesting that Valve has taken the move.
  9. Well, everyone trying to save their skin.
  10. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Every time these publishers swing the EULA bat, they piss off more users and push them to Pirated SW.. crazy.
  11. bnathan

    bnathan TS Rookie

    Valve are only protecting their investment in Steam. If I spent the last 10 years building the number one games distribution service and then Microsoft who controls the PC industry is now launching Windows 8 which has a store to purchase games wouldn't you be afraid??? The more fear that Valve generates over Windows 8 the more sales they are likely to retain. Its pretty petty but that's why Valve is pissed at Microsoft pure and simple. Windows 8 is a faster version of Windows 7 with a new start menu instead of it popping on the bottom left its full screen. What's to hate?
  12. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Where is the option for them to refund our money for game we can no longer access?
  13. It's funny.....
    People who pirate games actually own them.
    People who purchase games rent them.
  14. LOL ya it's like "you're not paying to own the game, only to simply use it.... so you might as well as pirate it anyways." I'm getting tired of paying for DLC too. I will no longer spend $100+ to play ONE FULL VIDEO GAME. TPB here I come.

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