Steam Bans Almost 1000 Titles

PCGamesN reports, by way of Reddit user thomasthe1st, that Valve has banned almost 1000 titles from Steam, pointing the way to a Banned Apps Tracker on a Steam Tracking Website for details on the removals. PC Gamer has a follow up on this with more details on what happened:
Shortly after our story went up, developer Alexandra Frock noted on Twitter that "a good chunk" of the removed games were linked to a single Russian publisher, Dagestan Technology, that appeared to be operating under a large number of different names. Selecting "related apps" for individual listings of banned games reveals how they're connected: Sly Pigs, for instance, is five steps removed from Running Sausage, but only two from BattleStar Mazay.

It's a bit like a Steam version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Some of the connections in the "related games" lists aren't immediately obvious, but the steps do lead from one point to the next, and Frock appears to be onto something. A cached version of the Dagestan Technology Steam Curator page lists 48 games and 4 DLCs, but the live page is now empty.

Valve didn't reveal any specifics on involved companies or their transgressions, but it did indirectly confirm that Dagestan wasn't the only publisher involved, saying that the removals were the result of bad behavior on the part of multiple publishers. "We recently discovered a handful of partners that were abusing some Steamworks tools," a rep explained. "We emailed all the affected partners."
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Overon wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 20:24:
1,000 down and tens of thousands of shovelware shit to go.

Nailed it
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