Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing

A tweet from Steam Database notes that Borderlands 2 is the first game to benefit from Valve's recently announced plan to prevent malicious review bombing of titles on Steam. Word is: "Borderlands 2 is the first game on Steam to make use of the 'off-topic reviews' marking. Over 4000 reviews are excluded from the rating calculation." Similarly, off-topic reviews for the original Borderlands are also being filtered from the main results. The bombings in question stems from the recent announcement that Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for the first six months following the release of the shooter sequel. An interesting aside here is that although Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford placed responsibility for the store exclusivity on publisher 2K Games, he tweeted about bitterness over Valve's disinterest in addressing the review bombing before they ultimately did just that. Ironically (especially since he characterized his complaint as ironic), he said it makes him "kind of happy about 2k’s decision" and that this motivated him to "want to reconsider Gearbox Publishing’s current posture on the platform."
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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 23:00:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 22:44:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 21:25:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 19:21:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2019, 19:15:
I'm willing to wait 15 years for the Epic Store to catch up to Steams features, of which off the top of my head I can't think of any I use. I must be one of those rare gamers who buys a game and plays it.
Epic's store is only going to strengthen gaming.
Please clarify how EGS is going to strengthen PC gaming. So far, it's only weakened it.
For starters, Better terms for developers.
How has EGS weakened gaming?
EGS has no features.
I asked how EGA has weakened gaming.

No one is saying Epic is out to be a Steam killer, but if no one dares go up against Steam I don't see how that could possibly be good for the consumer.

As for the features you listed, how many were available when Steam launched?


I literally just gave you a long list of the ways EGS has weakened PC gaming. Did you even read my post..?

As for Steam's features at launch, yes, there were very few... in 2003. Valve had no precedent to work from. They were paving new ground. Epic, on the other hand, has plenty of reference for competitive analysis. They can just look at Steam, Uplay, Origin, XBL, PSN, etc, and see what basic features they all have in common. Nobody's expecting EGS to have feature parity with Steam at launch. However, we are expecting EGS to have basic shit like shopping carts, cloud saves and achievements. EGS doesn't even show you how much space a game requires when you install it.
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