Wow.. what a dick move. I guess the competition is hurting them...lol so they try to silence competition in the hopes people just buy off steam.
I guess they think people aren't capable of going online, idiots.
Just saw a topic about it on SteamGifts http://www.steamgift...cheap-ass-gamer
All they've accomplished by doing this is making me want to buy from other sites. A majority of the games added to my Steam library last year didn't even come from Steam itself - mostly Amazon, Humble Bundles, and Indie Gala.
EDIT: Response from Steam Support: http://forums.steamg...38&postcount=22
I apologize for the confusion, but the investigation has been conculded.
The lock on the group is not going to be removed because advertising and sales groups are not permitted on steam.
This is covered in the SSA and the Rules of conduct.
Steam Subscriber Agreement
Rules of Steam Online Conduct