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(Kotaku)   Valve unable to make money from games containing cryptocurrency or NFTs on Steam, bans them   (kotaku.com) divider line
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2021-10-16 9:37:04 AM  
Steam Cards for games existed long before NFTs. Valve knows what they're doing just fine.
 
2021-10-16 9:38:18 AM  
About damned time.
 
2021-10-16 9:38:55 AM  
Valve wants zero liability for anything to do with this rubbish, bans it.
 
2021-10-16 10:48:49 AM  
Valve wants to sell games that are actually games. Go figure.
 
2021-10-16 11:02:11 AM  
Broken asset flips still welcome.
 
2021-10-16 11:09:43 AM  
Who's going to pay for a game with an nft? Seriously.
 
2021-10-16 11:30:21 AM  

Flappyhead: Broken asset flips still welcome.


Hunt Down the Freeman says hi.
 
2021-10-16 12:02:43 PM  
Can't fault Valve for wanting to steer clear of that mess.   it seems to have high potential for lawsuits.
 
2021-10-16 12:40:51 PM  

WilderKWight: Valve wants to sell games that are actually games. Go figure.


Go through a couple of dozen asset flips on a game search before you say that.
 
2021-10-16 1:09:43 PM  

Not_Todd: Who's going to pay for a game with an nft? Seriously.


The same tiny toons who are utterly convinced that crypto/NFTs are the future of economics.

The worst of them are coming at it with a fervor that borders on religious. They won't be talked down.
 
2021-10-16 2:37:55 PM  
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2021-10-16 2:41:32 PM  

WilderKWight: Valve wants to sell games that are actually games. Go figure.


I've bought at least one piece of software "you need a budget" on Steam that isn't a game at all.  It is just as good a delivery system for normal software, their just isn't such a market and Steam really isn't going to push the Steam store to be the "PC store for all software".

/I suspect shenanigans between the "Microsoft Store" and Steam
//Steam for Linux died a harsh death right after Win8 10? and the MS Store
///but I don't think non-game software on Steam would ever happen anyway
 
2021-10-16 4:13:22 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: WilderKWight: Valve wants to sell games that are actually games. Go figure.

I've bought at least one piece of software "you need a budget" on Steam that isn't a game at all.  It is just as good a delivery system for normal software, their just isn't such a market and Steam really isn't going to push the Steam store to be the "PC store for all software".

/I suspect shenanigans between the "Microsoft Store" and Steam
//Steam for Linux died a harsh death right after Win8 10? and the MS Store
///but I don't think non-game software on Steam would ever happen anyway


Steam is pretty much the only reason gaming is where it's at for Linux. Hell, the Steamdeck is running off a Linux distro.
 
2021-10-16 4:18:36 PM  
Yeah, I can see why "literally just burning energy for the sake of burning energy, because fark the planet.  Also, crimes." might be a game design element that Valve might be hesitant to associate itself with.

Like... they're clearly fine with enabling some evil, but there's being a middleman for some shady characters as a knock-on effect of your business mode, and there's being flat-out a farking Captain Planet villain.  Glad they finally found some line they weren't willing to cross.

// Steam does sell software that isn't game-related, btw.
 
2021-10-16 5:11:00 PM  
That's okay, because apparently Epic will compromise their principles in order to welcome NFTs onto their store:

https://kotaku.com/epic-games-store-w​i​ll-welcome-nft-games-after-steam-ban-1​847878298
 
2021-10-16 6:20:32 PM  

Joe_diGriz: That's okay, because apparently Epic will compromise their principles in order to welcome NFTs onto their store:

https://kotaku.com/epic-games-store-wi​ll-welcome-nft-games-after-steam-ban-1​847878298


Sweeney has always been a reactionary shmuck so it's not surprising.
 
2021-10-16 6:49:24 PM  
Good. It's a broken system anyway.
 
2021-10-16 7:13:31 PM  
Portal 3?
 
2021-10-16 9:30:26 PM  

wandero: Not_Todd: Who's going to pay for a game with an nft? Seriously.

The same tiny toons who are utterly convinced that crypto/NFTs are the future of economics.

The worst of them are coming at it with a fervor that borders on religious. They won't be talked down.


The same people buying them are dreaming of a total collapse that benefits them and nobody else. They're not against the ultra wealthy, they just want it to be them instead.
 
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