Hi. I would like to know if titles devalued to zero are revalued after some time. I can understand why a title is devalued if there is a giveaway free for all but when the GA is over, after some time a revaluation could be considered. I used the search but could not find an answer.

2 months ago

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Nope. Once there is a mass giveaway of more than 10,000(?) copies, I believe, the CV is set to 0. It remains there.

I guess it's only fair since it prevents abuse. There are people who would stockpile these freebies just to get easy CV. It's unfortunate for those of us who maybe get them in bundles later and give them away, but... can't complain really.

2 months ago
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I dunno that mods require definitive proof of a 10K+ key giveaway before slashing the CV.
I think its more like "unless someone can prove less than 10K were given away, we're slashing its CV".
Otherwise, games like Hover and Coffin Dodgers wouldn't have 0 CV.

2 months ago
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Otherwise, games like Hover and Coffin Dodgers wouldn't have 0 CV.

I don't know about Hover but Coffin Dodgers gave away 10k keys via Alienware alone.
Coffin Dodgers Giveaway @Alienware

2 months ago
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Hover had an Alienware giveaway too. Not sure how many keys, but... they do split their giveaway pools between Masters and regular users.

2 months ago
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1k

1 month ago
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It has happened a couple times in the past with games that had a very limited number of free copies given, but it is very rare. For the most part, any game that is given away for free will stay on the 0 CV list forever.

DARK SOULS: Prepare To Die Edition was one of the games.

2 months ago
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What the others said.
As a matter of interest, what was the game(s) you were referring to?

2 months ago
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Thanks, @ShannonA81 and @AllTracTurbo. Yes, it's unfortunate for latecomers. But it is what it is.

2 months ago
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unless you click reply, they aren't notified andso may never know you thanked them 😲😉

2 months ago
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Ups, thanks a bunch. Still new. Ian more used to the @-mentioning, but does not work here, thought?

2 months ago
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@ doesn't do anything here, only way for them to get a notification is if you click 'reply' under their message

2 months ago
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You're welcome! :)

2 months ago
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As I recall:
In the circumstance that a developer expires any remaining free promotion keys, an end date is added to the game in SG's free game listing, allowing copies given away after that point to once again give CV. Otherwise, since the keys don't expire, there's just too much room for exploiters (of which SG has some self-admitted, mindblowingly opportunistic ones) to simply hang on to keys until their CV recovers.

2 months ago
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If I'm not mistaken this can also happen with games that have been removed from the Steam store since the point value can become 0.

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To be clear though, 0p would likely have to be an actual removal from Steam, and not a mere delisting from Steam wherein a game cannot be acquired/bought but still exists in the system.
For example, A Land Fit For Heroes has been delisted, but is still worth 10p.

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