Steam Giveth and Steam Taketh Away


Recently a gamer who had a Steam account with over $1,800 in video games got banned.  He got banned because he tried to sell his account through Reddit.  Steam caught wind of his evil plan and banned him and his account.  Most times I write about Steam it is because I’m singing them praises, but this time… not so much.

They banned this poor kids account apparently because he violated Steam’s TOS.  I really wouldn’t have though that selling someone your account (basically selling your game) would get you in hot water.  I mean, THERE YOUR DAMN GAMES.  Well, possibly my assumption owning the games you actually bought is better left ignored, as apparently game ownership though Steam seem to be a join ownership thing going on between gamers and Steam.

And just when your hate for Steam is starting to mount, as mine was.  We find that Steam’s heart is the heart of a lover, not a fighter, and they have since re-instated the poor chap’s account, with all his games intact and accessible.  I am sorry Steam that I ever doubted you.  You have impressed again with your good will and rad ways.


Airborne Gamer
Airborne Gamer
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3 comments
The Imba Gamer
The Imba Gamer

haha there are ways of getting around the ToS not that I would know :)

AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

Yea, it's just messed up that the games you buy you cannot do whatever you want with. Kinda blows.

The Imba Gamer
The Imba Gamer

it totally dose, btw direct 2 drive even offers trade in on some of there games TRADE IN, its so much better. and look there having 2 dollar tuesday HOW SWEET IS THAT