Valve Combating Cheating

In an effort to curtail cheating, Valve has updated their rules on gift giving (thanks MCV). VAC and Game Ban enabled games must now be installed or gifted immediately. They can no longer be stockpiled in inventories for trade. This page has a complete explanation, and here's part of the reasoning:
When a user is caught cheating, their Steam account is banned from playing multi-player on secured servers. This creates an incentive for people who cheat to stockpile copies of games on one account and to gift them to low value accounts where they can continue cheating. In response to this problem, Steam no longer allows users to purchase copies of VAC or Game Ban enabled games to their inventory. Additionally, if an account has directly gifted a game to other players who have been VAC or permanently Game Banned, then that account will lose the ability to gift that game.
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Aug 6, 2016, 17:53
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I've seen loads of comments about this story from people bitching that it might impact them gifting games to their friends. Because if you gift a game to someone and they're banned for cheating while playing it, you are then barred from gifting that game to anyone else. But I figure... Maybe you should get better friends if you think that will be a problem for you.
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Aug 6, 2016, 16:13
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peteham wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 09:02:
El Pit wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 03:18:
Isn't there another reddit thread full of caught cheaters licking their wounds? Any links, guys? Rotfl
I'm sure there's plenty, but someone posted this after the recent Overwatch ban wave. The level of stupid is quite impressive.

OMG, that's some serious WTFRUEVENHEARINGURSELFRIGHTNOW?!

'Aww, man, fuck you Blizz! I bought this game...well, my brother/girlfriend/dog bought it...and now they're gonna be SO pissed that I just shit that $60 right down the toilet and they can't play because I did something I knew I shouldn't have, something I've seen coming, something I've been warned about constantly...how could you do this to me?!? I know! *flips on rooftop 'Anonymous' signal* Prepare to feel my wrath!'

I just...I don't even...


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Re: Valve Combating Cheating
Aug 6, 2016, 10:51
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This is a major step in the right direction.
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El Pit wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 03:18:
Isn't there another reddit thread full of caught cheaters licking their wounds? Any links, guys? Rotfl
I'm sure there's plenty, but someone posted this after the recent Overwatch ban wave. The level of stupid is quite impressive.
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Aug 6, 2016, 03:18
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Aug 6, 2016, 03:18
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I think cheaters will sue Valve because... Freedom of Speech! Pursuit of Happiness! Both mean you are allowed to cheat! REALLY! Mad Jester Party2

Steam is police state, I tell you! Bigcry Furious2 Angry Annoyed Thumbsdown Veryangry

Isn't there another reddit thread full of caught cheaters licking their wounds? Any links, guys? Rotfl
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"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Aug 6, 2016, 00:14
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RedEye9 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 19:34:
I like this, but be careful who you give gifts.
If you directly gift a game to someone who gets permanently banned, you won’t be able to gift that game again.

Has to be that way to curb alt accounts though....
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I like this, but be careful who you give gifts.
If you directly gift a game to someone who gets permanently banned, you won’t be able to gift that game again.
The third rule of "Fight Club"—wear a mask.
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