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Steam account bans now more lenient

It was welcome news last week that EA had revised its Origin ban policy, no longer blocking banned players from every game they own on Origin. It's since come to light that Valve has made a similar change on Steam--over two months ago, in fact. Hurrahs all round!

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It was welcome news last week that EA had revised its Origin ban policy, no longer blocking banned players from every game they own on the digital distribution platform. It's since come to light that Valve has made a similar change on Steam--over two months ago, in fact. Hurrahs all round!

Steam accounts are now locked, rather than outright disabled, Steam forum volunteer moderator 'heffebaycay' pointed out. Locked accounts can still play their games, but are not able purchase any more, activate games from keys, gift games, or use Steam's trading features.

Being banned and losing every game you've bought on an account is a common anxiety still surrounding digital distribution, so these moves from Steam and Origin are certainly welcome.

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    April 23, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Steam account bans now more lenient.

    It was welcome news last week that EA had revised its Origin ban policy, no longer blocking banned players from every game they own on Origin. It's since come to light that Valve has made a similar change on Steam--over two months ago, in fact. Hurrahs all round!

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      April 23, 2012 6:01 AM

      Hurra.

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      April 23, 2012 6:21 AM

      maybe now they can come together to put games back on steam? though I guess the way me3 runs havhing it on steam wouldnt mean much. maybe the overlay would work at leas.t

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      April 23, 2012 7:02 AM

      Mods, plz nuke this for repost.

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      April 23, 2012 4:39 PM

      Oh this is great. Never done anything wrong on Steam but I did sometimes worry of being completely locked out of my games for some ridiculous reason. Always sounded kind of illegal to me that they can do that. This sounds a lot more legit ;)

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