Steam: Watch out for false VAC bans!

There is a huge problem with Valve Anti-Cheat system at the moment. It seems that they have enabled a brand new manual rule that triggers a VAC ban on certain Steam accounts. If you launch Steam on Linux with an account name (OS account, not Steam account!) that contains “Catbot” you WILL be banned on Steam. Permanently.

Why does that even happen?

It’s because of a certain Team Fortress 2 farming bots that got really popular lately, here’s the explanation from reddit:

Some guy makes a bunch of bots named like “Catbot #47” and sends them out onto Casual servers in TF2, they follow a set path based on the map and have aimbot. They’re honestly really well made, and the way they’re getting banned is that Steam checks the program’s username on its Linux partition (not the Steam account’s username). He’s already changed the code to randomize the Linux username and sent them back out.

So as you see the farming/hacking is working just fine once more because someone already fix their “security measures”. Apparently that was intentional behavior by VAC team and according to them it’s a feature… not a bug (if you believe the guy from Github):

Good day, I’ve received word from the VAC team that this is intentional and not open for discussion on Github.

In general VAC issues are not handled on Github in any capacity and further issue reports on this may result in being banned from the Valve Software issue trackers.

If any of you use the name catbot for some odd fucking reason (because why the fuck not, right?) watch out for that stupid rule and don’t get yourself banned. VAC doesn’t make mistakes my ass. This reddit post sums up the situation perfectly:

Source: Github

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Happy Birthday – We are 9 years old!

We are 9 years old today!!! Thank you all for visiting for such a long time. I will try to organize something cool for you guys after the holiday season. I know that we’ve lost the Steam group and the reach is not as big as it used to be but there are hundreds of people visiting the website daily and it’s really cool that you guys always come back!!! 🎂🎈🎉

Thank you!

By | 2017-12-24T14:16:07+00:00 December 24th 16:50, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, OMG!1, Steam Alternatives, Website Related|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Christmas Deals (24.12.2017)

Ho ho ho! 🎅 It’s Christmas time… again. I hope you’re having a good time in front of your PC, playing some games, watching some Netflix or browsing reddit. Cheers! 🍹☕🍷🥂

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Christmas Sales

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Christmas Sales and Event

Highlights:

Assassin’s Creed: Origins €33.99

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds €23.89

Christmas Sale is up!

Bethesda Sale

Ubisoft Sale

Warner Bros Sale

2K Games Sale

Aspyr Sale

THQ Nordic Sale

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Xmas Sale

Highlights:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus £19.99

Destiny 2 £33.99

The Evil Within 2 £19.99

Assassin’s Creed Origins £34.99

South Park: The Fractured but Whole £23.99

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 £23.99

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience £15.99

Holiday Sale

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Christmas Sale

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Great Christmas Deals

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X-MAS Deals

Winter Sale

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SCDKEY: Christmas Gifts are now up!

Our friends from SCDKEY store are having a nice event just for Christmas. You can read more about it here!

Rules of the event:

  1. Every customer registered before 2017/12/14 will be able to get a Christmas Gift on this page.
  2. Every customer registered after 2017/12/14 will automatically receive a Christmas Gift following successful purchases more than 20 EUR.
  3. In the gift, you will have a chance to get free hot game keys or coupon codes. All coupon codes you get from this event will be out of operation after 2018/1/5.
  4. Everyone can just take ONLY ONE gift during this event.

Fanatical: Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Bundle €0.79 (99% off!)

Hurry up! Our friends on Fanatical (formerly known as Bundle Stars) are having a great 99% off sale for Clickteam Fusion 2.5. It’s only €0.79 and works with Steam. Go here and get it!

Amazing Features from the Original Drag and Drop Programming Tool:

  • Make your first game in under an hour!
  • No need for previous programming knowledge
  • Easy to use and intuitive physics engine
  • The original and world famous Event Editor makes programming a breeze
  • Used by professionals and students alike
  • Shader effects available
  • Inserting assets is as easy as drag and drop
  • Publish games and apps for multiple platforms
  • Complete creative flexibility
  • Hardware accelerated games and apps
  • Outstanding, friendly community support

Layers of Fear is now FREE on Humble Store!

If you’re into horror games and like to shit your pants when you play you can now get Layers of Fear completely for free on Humble Store – it’s a time limited offer so hurry up! Get the game in here and redeem it on your Steam account. The game goes with an official soundtrack by the way.

Triple Free Weekend on Steam

Free Weekends on Steam are great! This time we have three games to try.

Homefront The Revolution

Homefront®: The Revolution is an open-world first person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement in guerrilla warfare against a superior military force.

Download the game and play now – FOR FREE!

H1Z1

H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. MAKE EVERY BODY COUNT.

Download the game and play now – FOR FREE!

Killing Floor 2

6-player co-op Zed-slaughtering mayhem. And now, 12-player Versus Survival mode, too – now you can BE the Zeds! The winter event is on in the game – Krampus Christmas.

Download the game and play now – FOR FREE!

Naturally all of those are currently on sale so if you like any of those games you should grab them now or wait until the big Steam winter sale that’s coming up real fast.

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND DEALS

This is it guys, the biggest sale of the year is finally happening, detailed deals listed below!

GamersGate is having a bunch of new sales since their last update (Tom Clancy’s games for example), G2A is having a really nice promo, you can get 10% cashback with checkout code FRIDAY. SCDKEY is organizing some nice events too.

Kinguin’s is really interesting as well – make a €35 purchase to get a random game, among them CoD and Wolfenstein II, up to 100% discount, or a voucher up to €50, Fanatical (formerly known as Bundle Stars) is having flash deals, new exciting discount daily. More below!

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Black Friday EVENTS

Highlights:

Assassin’s Creed: Origins €41.49

The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs €27.99

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds €21.89

BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON!

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Highlights:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus £19.99

Destiny 2 £33.99

The Evil Within 2 £19.99

Assassin’s Creed Origins £41.49

South Park: The Fractured but Whole £37.49

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 £25.99

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience £15.99

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

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BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALES

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE

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Make a 35€ purchase to get a random game, among them CoD and Wolfenstein II, up to 100% discount, or a voucher up to €50

BLACK FRIDAY WEEK

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