Warning all agents: Valve Software, the firm behind immensely popular gaming portal Steam has edited the subscriber agreement to state that by subscribing to Steam (thus using it), users agree not to file lawsuits against the firm itself. In fact, Valve went on to say the following:
“It’s clear to us that in some situations, class actions have real benefits to customers,” Valve said in the statement. “In far too many cases however, class actions don’t provide any real benefit to users and instead impose unnecessary expense and delay, and are often designed to benefit the class action lawyers who craft and litigate these claims.”
Thus, this is the double-edged blade that Valve has created. Play games, don’t sue, is Valve’s new ball game.