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148. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 2, 2012, 17:46 LurkerLito
Creston wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 15:20:
However, I find this whole "Agree to the new license or we forbid you to use Steam any longer" thing to be similar to highway fucking robbery, and I'm a bit dubious that the legal argument holds. If I ever had a lawsuit versus Steam, and Valve says "yeah, but you agreed to the new EULA", and I make the argument that I was forced to submit to the new agreement under duress, what happens?

Because isn't that what they are doing? What kind of fucking choice do you have when they say "you either accept this new agreement, or we STOP YOU FROM USING EVERY ONE OF THE 200+ GAMES YOU'VE BOUGHT WITH US?" That's not a choice. That's called being coerced into something.


I completely agree with this. I have like 400+ games on steam. There was no choice, I had to press "I Agree" even if I didn't. It was absolutely a coerced "signature" on the contract, no different than if they put a gun to my head and said press the button. Let see either I agree to the new terms or lose all the money I invested into steam over the years. Add to that several of the games require steam and don't have alternate versions for purchase anywhere, including some new ones which are preordered from other retailers that also require Steam. That's equivalent to a bank saying we changed our services, if you don't like it we will close your account and keep the money that is there. Choice? What choice?
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