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Valve Un-Bans Players, Offers Freebies

Valve's anti-cheat technology ran amok over the past couple of weeks and started banning Modern Warfare 2 players for no reason. Valve has now corrected the problem, and has un-banned these players. To compensate, they are offering a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 to play and another to gift to a friend. A letter from Valve's Gabe Newell reproduced on Kotaku explains the problem, and the L4D2 deal: "We have reversed the ban, restoring your access to the game. In addition, we have given you a free copy of Left 4 Dead 2 to give as a gift on Steam, plus a free copy for yourself if you didn't already own the game."

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20. Re: Valve Un-Bans Players, Offers Freebies Jul 27, 2010, 07:00 nutshell42
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Jul 27, 2010, 06:50:
Prior to this there were only about seven false positives reported, so until now it was fair enough to call it infallible, fanboy or not.

The keyword is "reported." If VAC is "known" to be infallible and Valve offers absolutely no way to appeal their process or even to learn what you were supposed to be doing that they didn't like.

So yes, calling it infallible was fanboyism even before this. All this changed is that they fscked up so badly that they can no longer pretend that their victims are all evil cheaters.
 
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