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    Default This is why you can't trust Steam reviews

    This is why you can't trust Steam reviews

    This is why you shouldn't buy games during Steam's Summer Sale based on reviews.

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    Haven't we had articles on this in the past, and or debates?

    #GenuineQuestion (before [MENTION=289]Jan[/MENTION] gets a bee in his bonnet)

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    Stupid bots. I make my decisions based on screenshots, videos, reading the top rated and negative Steam reviews and glancing at the metacritic score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeoTeK View Post
    Haven't we had articles on this in the past, and or debates?

    #GenuineQuestion (before [MENTION=289]Jan[/MENTION] gets a bee in his bonnet)
    Heh, I was concerned that my previous posts re: fighting and negativity might set people on edge. Oh well, I just wanted to folks to have fair warning if a post gets deleted, so it doesn't seem out of the blue.

    I actually don't know the answer. I know we've written about funny Steam reviews before, but not botting. If there's been another discussion... let's rope those posts in here!
    You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solitude View Post
    Stupid bots. I make my decisions based on screenshots, videos, reading the top rated and negative Steam reviews and glancing at the metacritic score.
    ^this

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeoTeK View Post
    Haven't we had articles on this in the past, and or debates?

    #GenuineQuestion (before [MENTION=289]Jan[/MENTION] gets a bee in his bonnet)
    it's fine Beo, at least you didn't swear


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    I think Steam's recent reviews feature may help combat this - and the fact that the most helpful reviews are displayed first and these random bot reviews wouldn't likely be seen as helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    I actually don't know the answer. I know we've written about funny Steam reviews before, but not botting. If there's been another discussion... let's rope those posts in here!
    Aah yes, that's right. I think you're right on the money there, regarding the funny Steam reviews.

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