Talk:Steam (software)

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Missing information[edit]

There are some big isseus with Steam which are not adressed. It happens that Valve sells softare which doesn't run. If this happens then Valve doesn't give a refund, neither does it give any support to run the game. Placing a negative review on Steam isn't possible if the game won't run because Valve doesn't let you place a review if you haven't played the game. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:11, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source that discusses this issue? (Can't be forums or the like). --MASEM (t) 14:16, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Steam is a platform ?[edit]

I have some problems with claim "platform" in the first sentence: "Steam is a digital distribution platform " It should be properly sourced and later in detail explained how it is what in which way to what a platform. Better removed as it is from the technical perspective (yet) not really a platform in the sense described here: Also it is to vague to help the non-technical audience at all. It could be argued it is (also) an "economical platform" but there is also the better term "market" without confusing ambiguity. Thoughts?Shaddim (talk) 11:05, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Waiting to expand on this[edit]

Valve now requires gift purchased to be gifted immediately, which appears to be helping to combat grey market sales, but I need to see how this plays out in sources before added, so mostly a note to myself until we can figure out how this is being taken. --MASEM (t) 13:36, 4 May 2017 (UTC)


This article is over-sized, we should look at cutting down:

Not going to name anyone, but some users just see a news article and put it in the article without much thought.--Vaypertrail (talk) 18:57, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Things that have their own article don't need as much, but they still need summary on this page (eg you can't leave Steam Machine section blank). And there are some legal issues specific to Steam, like the rebates issue, so we can't remove those either. --MASEM (t) 19:13, 4 June 2017 (UTC)