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Episode #60 - Valve Goofs and Makes Good
« on: August 02, 2010, 08:12:34 PM »
We have just posted up Episode #60 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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Valve Apologizes for Accidental Deletions 29:34
Due to some file mis-match, Valve automatically banned over 12,000 steam accounts over the past two weeks by mistake and has since said sorry.  Sorry by unbanning the affected account and giving away a copy of Left for Dead 2 to you and one copy for your buddy.  Sounds like a great way to keep good PR flowing.  Anyhow else listening?  Speaking of gaming, there are some great gaming facts over at CreditScore (33:25) of all places.

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