Steam: Valve Is Addressing “Review-Bombing” And Here’s How
In the wake of new PewDiePie controversy, Valve has announced that it’s making some changes to Steam User Reviews to mitigate some problems related to “review bombing.” After PewDiePie’s latest outburst, the developer of Firewatch called out the outspoken streamer and said it would issue DMCA takedown notices against his Firewatch videos. Not everyone took this news well, and a group of people “review bombed” Firewatch on Steam; that is, players posted a lot of negative reviews on Steam to lower its overall review score.
Review bombing is a problem, Valve said, because people are criticizing the game for reasons outside of the game itself. “It might be that they’re unhappy with some…