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June 3, 2015

Steam now offers refunds for any game with conditions

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If you ever bought a game off Steam and instantly regretted it, now with the latest announcement from Steam, you can refund that game and get your money back!

Starting Tuesday, Steam is offering refunds on any title provided you meet the following conditions: You bought it within two weeks, and you've played it less than two hours. From the announcement:
"You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam—for any reason. Maybe your PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements; maybe you bought a game by mistake; maybe you played the title for an hour and just didn't like it.

It doesn't matter. Valve will, upon request via help.steampowered.com, issue a refund for any reason, if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours. There are more details below, but even if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look.

You will be issued a full refund of your purchase within a week of approval. You will receive the refund in Steam Wallet funds or through the same payment method you used to make the purchase."
Of course, people will always find a way to get their money back in any way possible whilst playing games for 'free'. For example, trying to finish the game within 2 hours before doing the refund? Or maybe the game is really short that it only takes less than 2 hours to finish? Valve will need to think of a way to prevent users from cheating the system. In the meantime, enjoy you purchases with the hope of a refund if your purchase didn't turn out as you'd expect.

[Source: PCWorld]