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Valve Reversing Accidental Steam Bans


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Modern Warfare 2 users who were banned due to a false positive from VAC getting free Left 4 Dead 2 for their trouble.


If you own the PC version of Modern Warfare 2, you may have found yourself banned from Steam due to a technical glitch. Thousands of users were affected by the problem, which prompted Valve founder Gabe Newell to issue a formal apology. In a message to those affected, Newell said that the glitch occurred due to a "combination of conditions" that occurred while Steam was updating the disk image of Modern Warfare 2.


The problem caused Valve's anti-cheat program to erroneously detect that a cheat was active, resulting in some 12,000 accidental bans over the course of two weeks.


The bans have now been reversed, and Valve has sent out free copies of Left 4 Dead 2 to those affected.


"This was our mistake," Newell wrote, "and I apologize for any frustration or angst it may have caused you.



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Goddamn this is brilliant.

Posted: 23 hours ago by thisdustin

I mean, of course I'm impressed that Valve is giving out a kickass game to make up for their mistake, but they're also adding 24,000 players to a game whose popularity is waning. These guys are almost as smart as Steve Jobs.





that is two games whose numbers need help

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