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Despite Previous Controversy, The War Z Returns to Steam

Last December, Hammerpoint Interactive's zombie survival MMO The War Z (not to be confused with Bohemia Interactive's zombie survival mod turned standalone game DayZ) was pulled from Steam just a day after its store page went live. Users who purchased the game immediately felt buyer's remorse after discovering various discrepancies between the actual game and the product description provided on the store page and levied complaints against the game. After a brief investigation, Valve saw fit to pull the game from Steam.

Now, The War Z has made a re-appearance on Steam with a short explanation from Valve. "The War Z is now available for purchase on Steam," reads the announcement. "Valve and Hammerpoint Interactive collaborated to address community feedback, update the Steam store page, and make the title available for purchase worldwide. In addition, a patch has been released to update existing customers. As such, the special refund offering extended for The War Z Steam customers who previously purchased the title has concluded."

The issues that The War Z purchasers had with the game have been pulled. The original offending descriptions that caused the game's removal in the first place have been altered, including claims such as "Each world has areas between 100 to 400 square kilometers."

Despite the changes, Steam users still aren't satisfied. There have been quite a few topics posted on The War Z Steam discussions area complaining about the game, including another petition to remove further claims of "false advertising."

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  • echondo
    It should have just stayed dead. It won't sell that much this time around.

    Greedy developers, I bet nothing has changed.
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  • bryonhowley
    Well reading the Steam forums it becomes clear really fast that Steam users are not satisfied with any game period. They will cry and whine about any game for any reason and most times there are really no real problems with the game.
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  • benage
    I'm just bummed that I didn't buy my copy via Steam otherwise I would have got the refund :-P I really tried to like this game but it is pretty darn bad. I've seen far better free games out there. It kinda has the same feel to it as those dodgy iOS or Android games that get you hooked into spending more and more money just to progress that little bit further...a real shame as it has some huge potential...
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  • edogawa
    ankit0x1EA should purchases this publisher
    They would fit in well.
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  • randomizer
    bryonhowleyWell reading the Steam forums it becomes clear really fast that Steam users are not satisfied with any game period. They will cry and whine about any game for any reason and most times there are really no real problems with the game.
    This is quite true. However, in the case of this game the whining is completely justified.
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  • assasin32
    ankit0x1EA should purchases this publisher
    No probably sue them them instead. EA doesn't like competition.
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  • enewmen
    I like the basic idea of WarZ.
    1 Just wish it really has all it claims
    2 A much larger world that requires survival skills more than death-match skills.
    3 Optional / configurable Survivor NPCs on the servers - most friendly, some unfriendly.

    Just personal hopes.
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  • back_by_demand
    echondoIt should have just stayed deadWell, it is a zombie game
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  • spentshells
    badumbumtiss
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  • CrArC
    echondoIt should have just stayed dead. It won't sell that much this time around.Greedy developers, I bet nothing has changed.It wouldn't matter if the developers really have changed it for the better or not. Once the Internet gets an idea into its head, that's it. The game is doomed to a lifetime of criticism and nothing they do will ever be good enough.
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