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Hendrich
06-26-2012, 01:09 PM
So far, there has been 6 users that signed their name to this thread.


1. Hendrich
2. GamingAwesome1
3. Sidestep/LastDice
4. Vattico
5. DARKNIGHT
6. aplayer


TL;DR All of us will respond/sign our name to this thread to show our response to why this game is unfit for Steam.

Then we will send a letter to Valve as a collection of all of our responses.

1. Everything below explains why (Or skip to #2):

**Protip: Click on the blue text for sources for legitimacy's sake.

Revelations 2012.

To say that this game has tanked to the bottom of the most bloated, rust-encrusted disease-ridden bottom of the barrel would be an understatement, but that is not why we are here today.

Revelations 2012 has uncovered and highlighted a problem that has been plaguing the Steam digital distribution service almost as long as offline mode has been broken, ie. The system for which games are released on Steam are arbitrary and outdated for today's PC market. (http://www.indiegamemag.com/indie-advice-getting-your-game-on-steam-takes-press-and-persistence/)

Games such as Mutant Mudds (http://www.destructoid.com/critically-acclaimed-mutant-mudds-denied-steam-release-230058.phtml) and Unepic (http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg832/scaled.php?server=832&filename=unepictweet.jpg&res=landing), games that were legitimately favored to be on steam (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2535520) are being ignored and not given a fair release.

However, games such as Revelations 2012 which is being noted for having a broken options menu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTo6XUiIA4), vulgar (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2686931) and insulting imagery (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2767946) and being outright panned by critics (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/revelations-2012) has been allowed to be released and even given a daily deal on Steam (http://www.destructoid.com/do-not-buy-steam-s-daily-deal-230099.phtml). Already, there is controversy that the game is simply a copy/paste L4D2 clone (http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/3738/hahahahahahahax.png) and even falsely-positive reviews being put out by people close to the developers (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2689304), which has been rejected by a Dark Artz Entertainment representative (With a Z).

This problem has been addressed before, however it has not caught the public's attention until now.

We, as the Steam community and as customers, have the responsibility to take matters into our own hands and let Valve know that this practice is wrong and that they need to fix it ASAP.

This is not acceptable and together, we WILL make a difference

By the way, it has come to my attention that several users have been banned (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=31335057&postcount=71) and in certain cases, images/evidence has been removed from the forum (check the sources). I will make it clear that if anything happens to this thread, it WILL be re-posted in another section of the Steam forums and it WILL be archived for everyone to see.


2. Alright, I get it, so how do I help?

It is easy, simply either make a response about why this game is not suitable for Steam or just type "/agree" or "/signed" or whatever to show your suppourt. I would prefer that if you have anything specific to say, put it in the following format:

Your username/name.
The date.
Why you believe that this game is an example of a problem for Steam and other developers.


Thank you, especially if you read everything past all the horrible formatting. :)

Hendrich
06-26-2012, 01:18 PM
I think it is only fair for me to contribute since I was the one who made the thread in the first place.

1. Hendrich
2. June 26th 2012
3. My response:

I am not responding to you because Revelations is just a bad game, there has been plenty of them released on Steam in the past. I am responding because I find it appalling that such an obviously broken, unfinished and half-ditched effort has managed to be released on the platform without any regard to quality. I have personally seen icons such as the TotalBiscuit bring up the point that Valve might have given this the greenlight because it is a Source engine game, which I hope isn't the case. However, for games such as Mutant Mudds and Unepic to be put off and not apply the same measures for a game like this is both unprofessional and hypocrisy and that is why I am voicing my opinion to you and why this is important to address.

Dark Artz Entertainment should of known better. Valve should have known better and I hope this issue will be alleviated in the future. Thank you.

/signed

GamingAwesome1
06-26-2012, 01:43 PM
1. GamingAwesome1
2. June 26th 2012
3. My response:

Revelations 2012 is a broken, clearly unfinished, unpolished game that is not fit for sale. I fear it will set a bad precedent that small time curmudgeons can throw their half finished software onto Steam and expect money for it, provided it is on the Source engine. This game is bad for your image and it is bad for Steam.

/signed

SideStep
06-26-2012, 01:43 PM
Ive read the reviews for this one and I dont get how it got past the submission process. From the reviews and screenshot,its obviously a rip off of Left 4 Dead.

Mutant Mudds recently got denied by Steam but this thing gets approved, oh how the world works is astounding.

http://www.indiegamemag.com/mutant-mudds-steam-rejection/

http://renegadekid.bandcamp.com/album/mutant-mudds-ost

SIGNED!

1.LastDice
2.6/26/2012
3.Read the reviews online and play it. Awful scores.

Vattico
06-26-2012, 03:42 PM
GUYS you are writing the date wrong! Ure saing July lol wtf

I do sign!


1.Vattico
2. June 26th 2012
3. I didnīt played the game to be honest, but Valve, for the sake of god, you know this game is NOT good. yesterday iīve played unepic and it was "unepic" minus "un" for sure, and itīs not going to be accepted on Steam, but this Revelations thing? wth Valve, W-T-H.

Hendrich
06-26-2012, 04:22 PM
GUYS you are writing the date wrong! Ure saing July lol wtf

Heh, thanks for the heads-up. :p

Updated thread.

DARKNIGHT
06-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Put me down as well, because this abomination doesnt belong on steam.

Yeah yeah its a SOURCE engine game, that doesnt mean its automatically good enough for steam, get rid of it because it is by far the worst game since a very long time.

aplayer
06-27-2012, 02:27 AM
1. aplayer
2. June 27th, 2012
3. Valve Software, Your source engine is unique. The small developer Dark Artz Entertainment has put your beautiful engine into shame. Would you want a third-party game running around with your licensed engine looking like that? I think not. Please remove this game from Steam. It's embarrassing to Steam service, Valve Corp, Source Engine Technology and PC gaming community.

/SIGNED