Cheeky Developer “Very Positive” Banned From Steam

Developer "Very Positive" banned from Steam for deliberately hoodwinking customers into thinking it's game had received very positive reviews. In an ironic twist from Lady Fate, at the time of the ban the game had received "mostly positive" reviews.

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ChrisW957d ago

So... If I were to call my developer and publisher "mostly negative" would I have also been banned?

Olly_S957d ago

Lol. But it's an interesting point. I'd say that the negative connotations would not result in manipulating sales positively. Doing that wouldn't make people part with their money, so Steam probably wouldn't care.

PrimeVinister957d ago

Sounds like something they did as a dare or a joke.

I laughed so it worked if the latter.

Stanjara957d ago

My studio will be called 10/10 GOTY

staticall957d ago

It's 100% Steam fault. Sometimes you can barely see the «Recent Reviews» and «All Reviews» text. And reusing same color for positive reviews is bad as well.

All they had to do is:
1. Visually separate reviews and date/publisher info. Like so, for example:

.user_reviews .user_reviews_summary_row:nth- of-type(2) {
margin-bottom: 16px;
padding-bottom: 16px;
border-bottom: 1px solid;

(this adds extra spacing after reviews info and a border, to separate reviews block and release date block)

2. Change 'positive' color to something else, like green
.game_review_summary.positive {
color: #36e22b;

But banning because of that? It's an awful move. What if his nickname or company name is actually «Very Positive»? I guess if your nick is «Overwhelmingly Positive», you better never release anything on Steam.

BrainSyphoned957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

Hope they change their name to "Mostly Epic Titles"


Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - Be Greater. Together. Trailer I PS5 Games

Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, return for an exciting new adventure in the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise for the PS5 console.

Cacabunga14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

Does look crazy.. i have too much on my backlog, even still on PS4..
on PS5 i have Wo-long, FF16 and RE4 i want to do first but i just cannot let go of RDR2 🙀

PhillyDonJawn13h ago

How's the online for RDR2? I couldn't get into the online portion at launch. I hoped they'd improve it over time

Tacoboto6h ago

Hype = maximum
Swing assist = minimum

Cannot waaaait for 10/20! Even have the next Monday taken off of work.

shadowT18h ago(Edited 18h ago)

Can't wait! Spider-man 2, Final Fantasy XVI, Baldur’s Gate 3, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and many more great games. 'Game of the Year' will be this year a difficult choice!

Ashunderfire8616h ago

Alan Wake 2 and Lords of The Fallen should be in there too.

BehindTheRows15h ago

About to cell a City-load of copies!


wow epic tv ad like the first game tv ad :O


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is 150 Days Away From Launch

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be one of the biggest titles of 2024, and we're now only five months away from its launch!

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Snookies121d 9h ago

Can't freaking wait! I only have one tiny nitpick from everything I've seen so far. The ground clutter. There is a ton of pop-in going on when moving around with small rocks and foliage. I hope they can touch that up a bit before release. The game itself looks like everything I could have hoped for! I hope there are a ton of different cards to collect, for Queen's Blood.

nommers1d 6h ago

So glad they're bringing a card game to a FF game again

andy851d 5h ago

Given it's an SSD game now I really hope that's cleaned up closer to release.

Becuzisaid21h ago

I think they've said the demo we're seeing is several months old. Hopefully it already is fixed but most open world games seem to have a problem with vegetation pop in or density

CrimsonWing691d 3h ago

Man, this is one of those games where when I saw the gameplay, I could tell immediately they’re raising the bar. I can’t tell you how hyped I am for this! It’s not crazy far out, but the wait is still getting to me.

There’s also Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Persona 3 Remake to juggle before then. Dang, 2024 is a good time to be a JRPG fan.

andy851d 2h ago

And LAD Gaiden and I still haven't finished Sea of Stars 🤣

gold_drake1d 2h ago

oooo boy i cant wait, im already dodging news and gameplay like a pro haha

Trilithon1d 2h ago

this should be a good 75 hours of entertainment

Syphos1d 1h ago

I think that's a bit below the actual number, they said 100 hours (which is probably discounting how much side-stuff and mini-games you can get lost in) I'd expect with a normal-ish playthrough enjoying some of the side-content you'll easily top 100 hours, might be more like 140-150 hours tbh ^^.

I wonder how many hours completing everything fully will take, can't wait.

Trilithon8h ago

it was about 75 hours to complete the FF7 remake episode 1 for me. admittedly could have done more side quests. i really enjoyed it. FF15 was about 85 hours. just about to start playing FF16

gleepot1d 1h ago

looking forward to tomorrow where its 149 days away from launch