In the past 2 hours steam banned 100+ game shaped objects.

So.. If you're checking winners and they are missing those games - it's normal for people to not have them redeemed. Also, if you can't pass sgtools because of those games, just wait until they are added there in the filter.

List of banned apps: https://steam.madjoki.com/apps/banned (always updated)

EDIT:
Although the first big purge happened more than year ago, which was the reason for this thread, Valve keeps banning crap from steam actively so I'll leave this thread open for occasional relevant bumps.

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1 year ago
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Well I won't miss those hentai sliding puzzles or those achievement spam pseudogames that's for sure. Now if only they could get rid of Ghost_RUS and its ilk as well I'd open a bottle of champagne.

1 year ago
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+1

1 year ago
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the name Goocubelets still haunts my dreams

1 year ago
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+9000 :o)

I reported a game from him to Steam 1 week ago for racism. Maybe it helps

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VCB was actually kinda fun, a trashy GTA parody with memes, no real depth and pretty short but I enjoyed it. Shame it got deleted. Maybe it was because recently they renamed their game after a meme and made it look like something compeletely different. While I strongly disapprove such behaviour, game wasn't bad, really.

8 months ago
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Heh. Don't recognize all of them but I've seen quite a few of those given away many times on here, lots of games from Indiegala's golden trash giveaways too.

1 year ago
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Don't recognize all of them

Never seen any of these anywhere, lol. But I'm not really looking and haven't been to IG in years.

1 year ago
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I'm not shocked either

I am surprised Guardians of Ember was on that list though.

1 year ago
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Seems it was publisher decision for that one. Devs had no say I guess.

1 year ago
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Shame. It's not a perfect game but it was worth playing

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Ah. Damn that was stupid. If they don't know how to use plant accounts to hype their game, they should ask the big Hollywood studios to lend a hand.
Shame though. It was a decent game

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Lots of hentai in that list. Where they all asset flips and similar trash or is steam having another one of their porn purges?

1 year ago
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I think it's just trash and asset flips...I don't see anything of quality there

1 year ago
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A couple of them were ok visual novels. Not good, but bad games don't get banned for not being good games, they must have been spamming achievements or something?

1 year ago
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The dev might've crossed the line on one of their other products. For small devs they take their entire library off the store instead of just the offending game.

1 year ago
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From what I recall it's stolen artwork games, so yeah, nothing much lost.

1 year ago
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This is what I heard. The 'developers' are too cheap/lazy to pay someone to make art or make some themselves. There are also some obvious PUBG imitators in there too so copyright seems like it could be the reason.

1 year ago
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Is there a stated reason for this ban or can we just assume it's because these games are awful in every way.

1 year ago
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A few of them were just awful in some/several/many ways and actually had one or two redeeming qualities. ;)

I'd say it's the achievement spam aspect.

1 year ago
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Allegedly they had Steam Curators set up to recommend their own bad games. A lot of user profiles that posted fake reviews for asset flips were banned too.

1 year ago
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Good riddance IMO.

1 year ago
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By one hand we have incredible indies teams or even solo devs who create amazing games. Other hand, we have people who realized that there's people who doesn't care about quality at all, as long there's some exploit inside the package (achievements, cards, +1...).

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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I am so very thankful that none of my women ever gave me that look. P

1 year ago
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No doubt. That would not be great lol.

1 year ago
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Your women? Like in .... plural?
I'll call you Sheikh Khalaq from now on.

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1 year ago
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Methinks you have wrong idea, but the prefix is not that far off. Some people refer to me as "Sheikh," but I go by "Brother," instead. (e.g. Br. Khalaq)

1 year ago
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How smoothly you avoided the point here, bro.

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Actually I addressed it immediately and directly. Your inference was inaccurate. "My women" was a reference to all those women who have been part of my life. That would include relatives, co-workers, former fiancees, et cetera. As I am Muslim, however, your comment was still somewhat relevant.

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I know its a ~1 second loop but her eyes seem to get bigger the longer I watch

1 year ago
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All of them were achievement spam games. Two devs, putlin industries and bch waves studio

1 year ago
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missing my +1s ^^

1 year ago
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-.o

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OMG! No more Goocubelets! No Zatwor Franchise! So long Rage Parking and Why So Evil!
Wait... why is that list so familiar? Oh that's right, it's the games I "won" 20 times each on the Indiegala AAA Golden Flash GA...
Now we know why they've been unloading those in a hurry...

1 year ago
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Those were banned like a year ago, Trashgala unloads them after the ban anyway

1 year ago
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Well that certainly explains why they are so insistent on giving them away.

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Trashgala? best bundle of 2018 for me is still the point and click definitive Indiegala bundle from early 2018, none of the HB or Fanatcial bundles were beating that one (well, at least for me) and there are a lot of hidden gems there, not even to mention there are many quality bundles there for nonmainstream nonAAA games. It would be definetly much more costly for me to buy all the HoG/beautiful walking simulators/horror-scary/anime games i like on steam than to get from IG bundles.

gogo-otaku trash, definetly, they dont sell anything else, IG has glorious moments but it impossible to fill weekly 3 bundles with decent games so there are many crap there aswell, but best bundles for me still delivered by IG.

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Valve doesn't remove any already generated keys (and, in the days of Digital Homocide, didn't even block generation of new keys for banned games; I believe that was finally blocked out, however). Asset flip developers seem to reliably create tens of thousands of keys, if not more, in preparation of their eventual removal. IG, with its famously high standards, seems all too willing to support these poor, disenfranchised developers throughout their hardships, no matter how many years and millions of giveaways it takes them.

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Yeah so decent of them to make sure that those developers without actual skills or ambition can have a market. And to make sure we customers are exposed to that trash as much as realistically possible so we appreciate real indie games that are worth playing by comparison.

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Well, I mean, establishing such a low bar means that it's so very easy to make people happy when they instead win tier 1 -spammed bundle games, though. Really, IG is just doing it to spread as much joy as they possibly can. No doubt that was also the premise for why they randomly deleted my and (that I personally know of) several dozen other accounts, and I was just too inept to be able to grasp their full wisdom and benevolence. Really, we don't deserve IG, y'know?

..really, we don't. :X

Well, in fairness, IG does slip the occasional decent indie game into their bundles, and there's no telling if those would have been picked up elsewhere instead (certainly, Groupees seems to have mostly given up on soliciting actual games for their bundles these past couple of years, and Bundlestars/Fanatical has always been fairly infrequent with their bundles, and Humble selective with theirs; most other notable bundle sites seem to have died out and been replaced by $1 junkware-spam bundle sites).

Besides, Valve changed it so that you can't market cards for banned games anymore, so presumably IG's promotions of banned games no longer really have the same level of negative impact as before. IG may not present itself well- on several fronts- but it's hard to say if they're really impacting things. Certainly, any responsibility ultimately leads back to Valve's continued support for such products, anyway.

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Seems like I had about half of them. -55 on my game count.

1 year ago
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What happens to the banned games besides getting taken off the store?

Do they disappear from your library, and do unredeemed keys from bundles not work anymore?

1 year ago
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Nothing happens under most circumstances. They still are in your library and available to play whenever. Likewise, unless the dev was particularly bitter or dickish (or the site the key was purchased from didn't reserve one when you ordered it), unused keys should also be valid.

1 year ago
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Thanks for letting me know.

1 year ago
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Sites like SteamGifts can't see anymore if you own the games (and thus will show unredeemed wins).
Banned games do not let you open their achievement list, I think you cannot add their content to your profile showcases, you cannot sell their cards or emoticons on the market anymore, they do not add +1 to your game count.

1 year ago
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Awww, man...removing the classics like "Putin, boobs, and Trump"? :*D

1 year ago
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Good news

1 year ago
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My guess is a bunch of thoses are nsfw/semi-nsfw games that dont comply with their new rules and filters about mature content. That and the usual bunch of achievement spam games.

1 year ago
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I thought this trash removed but its still here :O :(

1 year ago
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Maybe next time... comforting hug

1 year ago
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And these.
(every single one of those is the same 'game' reskinned, looks like they have plenty of probably-fake reviews too)

1 year ago
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We have hope for the future....
and i reported one of his games, 2 weeks ago, for racism.... when enough joins in it will move maybe anything...

1 year ago
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Good riddance.

1 year ago
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Owned: 7 / 575
Well looks like I won't be losing much lol. For now. XD Most of them were probably IG Golden Flash freebies or something anyways. I noticed Candy Snake and Sweet Girl Adventure some time before this.

1 year ago
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YES!!! So many achievement spam games finally getting nuked. Those things have basically ruined achievements and this is far too long overdue.

1 year ago
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^

5 months ago
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Good, but not enough.

edit: also - Owned: 2 / 575 :smug:

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Owned: 91 / 575

Ooh, playing banned games, so exciting! ;-)

1 year ago
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quiet, the internet police will findyou

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1 year ago
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"Baby don't hurt me"

1 year ago
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Apparently these games will hurt me no more.

1 year ago
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Suggestive names as "X-ray hospital", "Hentai Sokoban" ... "If you know what I mean" :)

1 year ago
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I wish they would just dump these banned games for anyone who want it for a day or two after ban. I feel like im missing so many junk after these purges.

1 year ago
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Who would want them though.....?

1 year ago
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why do you care?

1 week ago
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Because demand means these trashy "games" will continue to flood the store. Also you're a year late to the convo.

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Those "trashy" games have been for years on market and people paid for them ...
Mrs years later ...

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You sure about that? A few years ago I could search the store and find cool new games. Sure, we had the usual achievement spam games but at least those had SOME amount of effort put into them compared to these waste of space they call "games". Nowadays I don't even bother with the amount of garbage plaguing the store. Even I gave up on collecting games when I realized how bad the store had gotten.

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Maybe you are right , but don't blame people for buying the products they listed ... for YEARS !

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