If Something Happens, There Will Probably Be A Review Bomb On Steam

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Every week, there’s a new headline about jerks who inundate Steam pages with angry reviews. Sometimes, the protests aren’t even about the game at all, but rather a larger controversy involving a developer or publisher. How did this become the now normal?

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In the latest episode of Fave This, a new podcast hosted by Gita Jackson and me, we dive into the latest review bombing fiasco involving Campo Santo and Pewdiepie/YouTube fans, and why this phenomenon happens in the first place. We also talk about review bombing on the wider internet, and the awkward social dynamics you find in games like Destiny 2 and Splatoon.

You can listen via the embed below, or find an MP3 of this episode here. Alternatively, we’re on iTunes here (leave us a review!), on Google Play here and/or check out our RSS feed here.

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As always, if you have comments, responses, or topic suggestions, send us an email to patricia@kotaku.com, subject title “Fave This.”

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JudgeHoldin
JudgeHoldin

My favorite are the people that have 2,335 hours in a game who downvote it because it got boring