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ACCC wants Valve to pay $3 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law

In the latest development in the ongoing saga that is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission versus Valve, the ACCC has asked the Australian courts to fine Valve $3 million as penalty for being found guilty of breaching Australian Consumer Law for their lack of a Steam refunds policy from 2011 to 2014. As of right now, Steam allows refunds on products providing they are either defectiv...[Read More]

Valve found guilty by federal court of breaching Australian Consumer Law

  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its case against Valve as the Australian Federal Court today ruled the company is guilty of breaching consumer law. Specifically, the ruling relates to a suit filed in August 2014 where the ACCC took issue with Valve’s lack of a refund policy for Steam, which goes against guarantees set out in Australian Consumer Law. Followin...[Read More]

It turns out Steam doesn’t exist in Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite As you may know the Australian Competitive and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are attempting to sue Valve (the company that owns steam and has a thing for not making trilogies). It has been over a year since the ACCC first took action against Valve, the issue being Steam’s lack of refund policy, which according to the ACCC breached Australian trading regulations. Well...[Read More]

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